Anything you can do, I can do better!

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I sure don’t let my missing leg stop me from enjoying life! I love to prove to my canine brother Ringo that I can do anything he can do.   I can jump on the furniture, go up and down the stairs and run like the wind!  Ringo hates when we wrestle because my missing leg gives me an advantage.  I love to contort myself to escape from his clutches!  And when it comes to a good game of tug-o-war, watch out!  I usually win and I even weigh about 8 pounds less than Ringo.  So who says a tripod can’t be a normal dog?  I say otherwise! 

Zippy and his brother Ringo
Zippy and his brother Ringo


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Hello All!  My name is  Zippy and I am a proud Tripod dog!  I was adopted through Schnauzer Rescue Cincinnati who saved me from certain death at a shelter in West Virginia.    When I was found, I still had all four legs but my right leg had been broken and never healed correctly so I was walking with my paw sideways and at a 90 degree angle.  My foster Mom and vet decided I would have a better quality  of life if my leg was amputated.

I adjusted so easily and fast after my amputation.  Maybe it helps that I am young too, not even two yet but I was back to being a regular dog in a matter of weeks after surgery.   But sadly, no one was interested in adopting me because of my so-called handicap.   But it must have been fate because my “mama” found me on Petfinder and the rest is history!

I'm just a happy guy!
I'm just a happy guy!