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Help get a wheelchair for Tristan

$1,000 goal

Campaign created 5 months ago
As best as we can tell Tristan was born with both knees on his hind legs frozen. They are there you can feel them but the won’t bend. When we adopted him, we figured that we would need to get him a wheelchair. We even went so far as to get him a doggy litter box. Tristan however, had other plans he learned to walk just fine by swinging his legs out. He would go on walks, run, and play just like any other dog. However, over the years his endurance has degreased. Its been clear to me for a while that his hips bother him. He will alternate between lifting his right or left leg as if giving it a rest. On his last few walks I’ve ended up carrying him home not an easy task since I must use a cane. Most recently He’s doing a handstand and walking on just his front legs.

Tristan just turned eight. He’s still young and should have a long life ahead of him. He’s a happy fun-loving dog that shouldn’t have to deal with the pain he is going through. In 2012 I suffered a major stroke leaving me weak on the left side. Tristan has been a blessing to me in my recovery and his walks are as much therapeutic for me as they are enjoyable for him. He may not be a service dog but for me he’s been every bit as important.

We both miss our daily walks and a wheelchair would ease his pain and give us both freedom. My wife and I are both disabled and live on a limited income. We just don’t have the funds at this time to cover this added expense. I fear that the longer we wait the more damage will be done to both his hips and spine. Damage that might cause suffering and pain.

Please help Tristan get the wheelchair he needs
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The first video show not only how Tristan's back legs don't bend but also how much he enjoys Life. Dein. the gray and white cat is one of his best friends the both enjoy a good ruff and tumble together.
In the second video Tristan is playing fetch, keep-a-way, tug-of-war with his daddy. My walker can be seen in the video.
The last video is Tristan playing with his Sister Autumn AKA "jaws" Again it shows how happy he is and how he enjoys life.
Playing before bed
Tristan and Autumn at play
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Campaign created 5 months ago
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