My Story

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.

Wyatt is a 6 month old german shepherd dog from Oakland,CA. He just became a tripawd on July 2. Wyatt apparently had a rope wrapped around his right hind leg for some unknown period of time—the leg could not be saved. His owners said they did not want a three-legged shepherd and told the vet to euthanize Wyatt. A very kind vet tech said no way, took Wyatt home with her, and called German Shepherd Rescue of Northern California for help. The short story is that GSRNC paid for Wyatt’s amputation and we are bringing Wyatt Ray into our program. He is healing rapidly (his staples come out next week) and has adapted to life on three legs so quickly that he will be available for adoption very soon.

19 thoughts on “My Story”

  1. You are BEAUTIFUL Wyatt and we LOVE your name. Way to go Martha for being such a saving angel. Wyatt, we know that with how beautiful and special you are that you will find a wonderful forever home. Hugs and Love ~ Heather and Zeus

  2. Wyatt-
    I know what its like to loose a leg due to ignorant people. At first I was very mad, then I thought wait – if I didn’t loose my leg I would have spent my entire life with the wrong kinda people.

    So being Mr. Pawsative, I though…a leg for a life full of adventure? Small price to pay in the long run.

    Life is Better on 3 Legs than 4,

    PS – And props out to vet peeps and rescues – they saved us both.

  3. Ben, I gotta catch up, I’ve been out of the loop. You sound like such a cool dawg, I can’t wait to get to know you better. You are SO RIGHT!!! Small price to pay. I’m just hoppy I get another chance at having a great life, and you too!

  4. It’s horrible that you were abused Wyatt Ray, but hey, at least you found a new loving family. Loose a leg, gain a family, sounds good to me! In fact that’s exactly what happened with me only I lost my leg at the pound.

  5. Hi Wyatt Dawg, I’m from Oakland, too. I’m sorry those people were not good to you, and I’m glad you have moved up in the world to a loving family.
    I lived in Santa Cruz when I got Indi, and now we live in Portland, Oregon and we love it here.
    I just added you as a friend so I can keep up on all your adventures. Raina (Indi’s mom)

  6. Hey Indi, that’s so cool to meet someone from my ‘hood!

    Yesterday I overheard Mom and Dad saying we are going to do a West Coast trip this winter because they want to see all our Tripawd pals, and a friend in Portland. So now I’m going to tell them that we’ve gotta see you too OK? Can’t wait! Thanks for being my friend.

  7. Wow, Wyatt sounds like a very cool dog… Max and family are excited to keep in touch with him!

  8. Way to go Wyatt. I have a 3 legged min pin that seems to enjoy life more so now, than ever! Unfortunately, her leg was torn by a german shepard, but at times, I think it was a god send. My little girl had issues with her leg since she was born, and I feel and see that she is much happier in life now.

  9. Hey Juniur, I’m sooo sorry that a GSD hurt you like that! Geez, talk about giving us a bad name. I’m glad that you kicked butt after surgery. Tell us more about you when you get a chance, you sound really kewl. Thanks for reading!

  10. So terrible with those people and the rope that destroyed your leg! I haven’t red this before. But wonderful you came to loving people! You are such a beautiful boy!
    Penny and Wilbur

  11. What an inspawration. I can’t understand how anyone could be so cruel to a living creature. I’m so glad Wyatt has ended up with you

  12. Aww thanks Bec, we agree, just can’t fathom where some people’s heads are at. But yeah, Wyatt doesn’t care, he’s recovered and forgiven humans for their stupidity.

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