I am a genuine German Shepherd Dog from Oakland,CA. I became a tripawd on July 2, 2009. Why? Because the mean people who I belonged to never paid any attention to me, and they left a rope tied around my leg for a long time. When they took me to the vet, they found out my leg couldn’t be saved. The vet said my leg had to go, and those people said they didn’t want a three-legged shepherd. The told the vet to euthanize me!
A very kind vet tech said no way, and she took me home with her. That’s when she called German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California for help.
My friend Codie Rae, the most awesome Shepherd girldog EVER, has a cool mom named Martha and a dad named Ralph. When Martha and Ralhp saw that I just want a family to love and one that loves me back, they jumped on board helped to get me healthy and available for adoption.
How I Got My Name
My original name was Chopper, but my first foster mom thought that was a horribly unfortunate name for an amputee so she renamed him Wyatt. Only problem was that there was already a Wyatt in the GSRNC program. So, after much deliberation, Codie Rae’s Mom added ‘Ray’ to Wyatt’s name in honor of Codie Rae, tripawd GSD girldog extraordinaire (and former GSRNC rescue dog). And then she added ‘Dawg’ to Wyatt’s name in memory of the late, great, Jerry G. Dawg, who we know is watching over all tripawd pups.
As you can see, life on three legs ain’t nothing to me, I get along great! I’m a young boy with so much energy to burn, and nothing can stop me!
So come along and follow my incredible journey as I begin my new life as a Tripawd.