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East Coast Tripawds Rock Virginia

If you’ve ever thought about meeting other Tripawds in your city, this will inspire you to arrange a Tripawds pawty!

Amputee Tripawd dogs party Virginia

Three and Four Legged Dogs Party in Virginia

In honor of Pet Cancer Awareness Month, the Tripawds nation and Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg came together on May 23 and 24th for the biggest three and four-legged community celebration ever!

Three legged dog party Virginia

With thanks to the mighty crew at Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg, the pawty was a blast. Greyhounds Rock members from around Virginia and Tripawds packs from as far away as the Carolinas road-tripped to Fredericksburg for treats and fun!

Amputee pets party Virginia

We all finally got to meet our cherished online friends, many of whom helped each other through some of the roughest times of adjusting to life on three legs, and oftentimes, canine cancer.

Three-legged pets party Virginia

There are no strangers in the Tripawds community. Everyone who came left feeling like they reunited with old friends.

Amputee dogs celebration Virginia

Our generous sponsors made sure there was plenty of goodies and fun freebies for everypawdy. Let’s give a big shout out to these companies for supporting the Tripawds Nation:

The Honest Kitchen
That Pet Place
Tractor Supply Company
Paw Patch Pastries
K9 Medicinals

Tripawd party sponsors

The Tripawds Tribute Leash was on display. Some ribbons for Tripawd heroes and angels were added. Want to add one for your three-legged cat or dog? Here’s how.

Three-legge amputee tribute leash project

Three speakers gave wonderful presentations: Dr. Lori Pasternak, DVM of Helping Hands in Richmond talked about how her clinic prevents economic euthanasia, and holistic vet Dr. Anita Walton of Locust Grove Vet Hospital did a wonderful acupuncture demonstration. Canine exercise expert Beth Skewis also demonstrated fun activities to do with your dog!

Many laughs were shared throughout the weekend, and a few tears too as our Tripawd angels names were read during a beautiful bonfire ceremony at the conclusion on Sunday.Amputee pets honor cancer survivors Virginia

And in one of the most unforgettable parts of the weekend, we had the honor of meeting sweet Tripawd hero Nixon, now an angel. We will never forget you Nixon.

Greyhound amputee dog cancer survivor

All Tripawd pawties are fun but this one is definitely the biggest one our community has held in our history.

Special Thanks to Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg

Please give extra big barks to our friends at Greyhounds Rock Fredericksburg for making it all pawsible. They literally arranged everything from the tables and chairs, to our pawesome presenters, to the event location itself. Ticket sales were slated to be split between our two groups but we feel they deserve whatever is left after event costs are paid. Tripawds is donating our share to this pawesome canine cancer awareness fundraising group. We don’t know the exact amount yet but will update soon.

Thank you so much for all of your hard work Greyhounds Rock!

Greyhounds Rock pet cancer awareness group Virginia

Why You Should Support #TheMajorityProject

My name is Wyatt Ray Dawg, and I am the Majority.


This post is sponsored by The Animal Farm Foundation and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. We are being compensated for helping spread the word about the The Majority Project, but Tripawds only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Animal Farm Foundation is not responsible for the content of this article.

As Spokesdawg for the Tripawds Nation, I’ve had my share of the spotlight. Most times it’s good but sometimes it’s not, like when I go places with my people and we get turned away just because German Shepherd dogs like me aren’t welcome. It’s called “Breed Specific Legislation” and it bans dogs just because of their DNA, not because of their behavior. Isn’t that crazy? Even the ASPCA agrees with me.

And it’s not just dawgs like me who get discriminated against, it’s my friends like gorgeous Gabrielle, a Tripawd Pit Bull rescue dog in Indiana who’s been in search of her forever home since last October. Can you believe that?


Gabby is sweet, gentle and adorable but through no fault of her own she has a big problem when it comes to finding the perfect family. No, it’s not just that she’s missing a leg, but she also has to overcome all those negative stereotypes about Pit Bulls and their pawents. See, there’s this false belief out there that only criminals and reckless people want pit bull dogs. I think it’s these negative stereotypes that keep good people from even thinking about adopting pit bull dogs like Gabby. After all, who wants to be categorized as a bad person, right?

Majority Logo

But the fact is, the majority of pit bull dog pawrents take really good care of their dogs. They always make sure their dogs are safe and they work hard to bring out the naturally obedient, happy pittie pawsonality in every pooch.

If we can spread the word about all those responsible pit bull dog pawrents, it will be much easier for my Tripawd pals like Gabby to get matched with good people. Today you can help do that, by joining The Majority Project.

Eradicate Stereotypes, Join the Majority Project

Whether a pit bull owns your heart or not, if you love all dogs please stand with celebrities like actor and “pit bull” dog owner, Jon Bernthal and show your support of The Majority Project, a real-life photo collection of responsible pit bull dog pawrents that’s working to obliterate all those negative stereotypes about pit bulls and the people who love them.

The Majority Project with Jon Bernthal from Animal Farm Foundation on Vimeo.

You and especially your friends and family who love pit bull dogs can join The Majority Project by:

  1. visiting The Majority Project
  2. Printing and personalizing the “I am the MAJORITY” sign
  3. Submitting a photo with your dog here

Why does the Majority Project Need Us?

Because who knows what breed will be stereotyped next! It could be Poodles – after all, any dog can bite! By participating and spreading the word among your friends and family, we can get the word out that each dog is an individual, just like their people.

Remember, there’s strength in numbers and by giving pit bull pet pawrents the chance to show they are responsible, everyday people, we can build safe communities through non-discriminatory pet-ownership laws instead of trying to solve pet behavior problems by banning certain breeds.

The Majority Project is a program of The Animal Farm Foundation, a non-profit group founded in the mid 1980s that exists to secure equal treatment and opportunity for “pit bull” dogs, eliminate Breed Specific Legislation, rescue and re-home animals and make grants to other humane organizations.

Please join The Majority Project. Help Gabby and dogs like her find great homes!

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