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YOUNG TRIPAWD LOOKING FOR FOSTER HOME IN CHICAGO AREA
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14 October 2016 - 8:21 am
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ALERT: Tripod looking for a foster home:

My most urgent need is finding a foster for a young boy named Kipling. We pulled him from CACC on Friday. I did not expect him to have his leg amputated yesterday so soon after he came out of AC. This was not my decision but now has become my responsibility. He is doing very well after his amputation but is in dire need of a foster home asap. I am not sure where I can put him otherwise. He is an adorable VERY LOVING boy, just 9-10 months old. He just wants to cuddle. Do you know of any foster homes who can help him during this recovery time? I cannot put him just any place.

Sandy Boston
BAARK Dog Rescue
Barrington Area Animal Rescue & Kennels NFP
847-852-0895

Please contact the lady above if interested or if you can help. Also please reach out to me for photos as well. This is Chicago area.

Cadence Faye: Born 10/30/04, stepped into our hearts 12/23/2004. Rear leg tumor found 7/24/11 by mom and dad, Xray on 7/25/11, Osteosarcoma suspected 7/26/11, amputation 7/29/11, Carboplatin started 8/23. Met free so far! 

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14 October 2016 - 9:17 am
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Send me more info please!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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14 October 2016 - 9:30 am
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Oh surely, Christine. This has got your name on it!

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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14 October 2016 - 9:36 am
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Honest to goodness,I was just getting ready to PM her!!!!!!!

I mean, think about it. A tripawd dog with a companion dog named GATOR!!! The stories Christine could make up about how “tripawd puppy” lost his leg!!

Sounds like Otis and Tess think this would make for a fun pair 🙂

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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14 October 2016 - 9:42 am
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I mean, think about it. A tripawd dog with a companion dog named GATOR!!! The stories Christine could make up about how “tripawd puppy” lost his leg!!

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Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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Kipling is on their Facebook page. He looks ADORABLE!!!

https://www.fac…..9658150966

Meg, Mutt, aged around 12, adopted 31/12/2009. Sudden explosive right elbow fracture 06/12 (caused by IOHC), diagnosed with End Stage Arthritis 03/15, Total Elbow Replacement 08/15, problems with healing leading to skin graft & skin flap surgery, Chronic Infection leading to implant breakdown. Became a Tripawd 9th March 2016. 
Lives with Mum, Clare, watched over by Angel Pie and Angel Billie
My life as a MEG-A-STAR 


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Thanjs Clare!!! OMD!!! He is sooo handsome!!! You can just see he’s full of personality! He’s gonna bring SOMEONE (Christine!) So much joy!! He’s gonna be a big lap dog! 🙂

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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OMG !!! Those ears!!! I love him!!! 

Shelby Lynne; Jack Russell/Shiba Inu mix. Proud member of the April Angels of 2014.

October 15, 2000 to April 8, 2014

Our story: Broke rear leg in June 2013 - non-conclusive results for cancer so leg was plated and pinned. Enlarged spleen in September 2013 and had it removed and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma and started chemotherapy. Became a Tripawd January 8th, 2014 and definitive Hemangiosarcoma diagnosis. Three major surgeries in 7 months and Shelby took them all like a champ only to lose her battle to cancer in her brain. We had 8 amazing extra months together and no regrets. #shelbystrong #loveofmylife

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14 October 2016 - 4:12 pm
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Ha!  My first thought was Christine, too! 

He is so cute!  OMD!  What a doll! 

And Sally, that’s hysterical! laughing

Donna

Donna, Glenn & Murphy 

Murphy had his right front leg amputated due to histiocytic sarcoma at 7 years old. He survived 4 years, 2 months & 1 week, only to be taken by hemangiosarcoma at 11 1/2 years 6/12/17  
Read about Murphy's Life on Three Legs

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14 October 2016 - 8:51 pm
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I vote Christine too.  I hope it works out 🙂   He is adorable

xoxoxo

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07/26/2006 - Sassy earned her wings 08/20/2013

05/04/2006 -  Bosch, Sassy's pal, earned his wings 03/29/19  fought cancer for 4 months.

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14 October 2016 - 8:57 pm
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What a cutie! Sure hope he can find his way to Christine!

Paula and Nitro

Nitro 11 1/2  yr old Doberman; right front amp June 2014. Had 6 doses carboplatin, followed by metronomic therapy. Rocked it on 3 legs for over 3 years! My Warrior beat cancer, but couldn't beat old age. He crossed the Bridge peacefully on July 25, 2017, with dignity and on his terms.  Follow his blog entitled "Doberman's journey"

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"Be good, mama loves you".....run free my beautiful Warrior

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I have a PM into Heather to see if she has any more information than is on the website (where they actually have another Tripawd as well).  Nothing could happen next week anyway – I can’t take off and I will be working really long days.  No way a dog in that first week of recovery could be left alone that long, especially in a new environment. And it sounds like the immediate need is a recovery home.  

I also have three cats, one of whom thinks he is a dog and has been desperately looking for his pack, so any dog that moves in must be ok with cats.  I have to admit that I was looking for someone over 2, thinking that an adult dog could more easily slide into the lifestyle that Tess, Otis and I had.  So, will wait and see what I hear from Heather, will see if I hear more about Gator this week, and might call the rescue directly thereafter.

Will just have to see what is meant to be here. question

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

Wherever they are, they are together.

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Thanks for the update!!

Yes indeedy, whatever is meant ro be! Can’t wait to see what that is! 🙂 🙂

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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