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Schedule of Tripawds Parties 2014
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On The Road

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24 September 2009
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12 February 2014 - 5:25 pm
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We're so excited that so many folks want to participate in pet-centric events around their communities to help spread the message of the Tripawds Nation!

We are working on a traveling Tripawds display to send to everyone's events (no it doesn't include a Wyatt Ray in-the-box!). In order to ensure everyone has this display, I'd love for this place to feature a list of upcoming events that folks want to attend on behalf of Tripawds.

So, if you are thinking of attending an event this year, please share that date here so we can ensure you'll get the display in time. We can coordinate logistics through the PM system. For now just share the event details here.

Thanks so much!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Lancaster, PA
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13 February 2014 - 4:45 am
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Proud Pet Day 2014 (sponsored by Lancaster CARES & Pet Pantry Rescue)

That Fish Place - That Pet Place field next to store

237 Centerville Rd, Lancaster PA 17603

May 17, 2014, all day

I will be setting up a table at the event for community outreach for Tripawds with Barret :) I have already requested the tribute leash and banner/materials from Rene. 

Last year's event drew 1000s of pet lovers from around the area to meet with rescues, vets, and local dog/cat service providers (daycares, vendors, agility centers, etc). We may have a "PetOlympics" with a specially-abled category if the planning committee can make it happen!


Just in case I stop getting notifications on this thread (happens from time to time), email me at for details or questions about the event!

Barret was diagnosed with Hemangiopericytoma May 16, 2013. Front left leg/scapula/pectoral muscle was amputated on June 11, 2013 and we've never looked back. Follow our story on and read my column on That Pet Blog

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13 February 2014 - 8:01 am
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Boise has See Spot Walk held in October every year, but I haven't been able to find any info available for this year. I'll keep you posted.

Kathi and Murphy

Murphy is a five year old Lab/Chessie cross. He was hit by a car on 10/29/12 and became a Tripawd on 11/24/12. On 2/5/13, he had a total hip replacement on his remaining back leg. He has absolutely no idea that he has only three legs!

UPDATE: Murphy lived his life to the fullest, right up until an aggressive bone lesion took him across the Rainbow Bridge on April 9, 2015 and he gained his membership in the April Angels. Run free, my love. You deserve it!

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13 February 2014 - 10:02 am
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Thanks Kathi!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

Westminster, MD
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I have put May 17 on my calendar......I guess it mostly depends on Polly at this point in time, don't want to project too far into the future.

Bonnie & Polly

Oakland, CA
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13 February 2014 - 5:52 pm
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There will be a Morris Animal Foundation K9 Cancer Walk in San Jose, CA on April 13. We will form a Team Tripawds for this event and will arrange to have a booth there as well.

There will also be a Morris Walk in Elk Grove, CA on October 12. Depending on local interest in attending and success of the booth we will consider organizing a team and having a booth at this event as well.

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13 February 2014 - 8:46 pm
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It's shaping up to be a busy year!

Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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Hey folks check out the latest Team Tripawds event at the Morris Animal Foundation Walk in Los Gatos, CA. What a snazzy display dontcha think?

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Tripawds Founders Jim and Rene | | |

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Way to go Team Tripawds.  Great job with the fundraising.



Michelle & Angel Sassy



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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.

"You aren't doing it TO her, you are doing it FOR her. Give her a chance at life."

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