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Get Your Tripawd Fit, on Us!

Introducing the Maggie Moo Fund for Tripawd Rehab

With this trial program, the Tripawds Foundation will reimburse a limited number of people for visiting a certified rehab practitioner for an initial consultation with their tripawds. Have you scheduled your appointment yet? Read about Maggie here.

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One year ago this month, the Tripawds Foundation became an official 501c3 charity! And today, we are thrilled to announce an exciting new program, because everyone in this generous community—including YOU!—has helped us exceed our fundraising goals for this first year…

The Tripawds Foundation is pleased to announce our first Direct Assistance Program one whole year ahead of schedule!

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The Tripawds Rehab Reimbursement Program

Maintaining fitness and conditioning is critical to keep three-legged animals in top shape, no matter what their age or health condition. If you’ve reviewed the Tripawds Downloads or Tripawds Gear blogs, you know there are many Tripawd fitness exercises you can do at home.

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Wyatt gets fit on three legs.

But there’s nothing like the guidance of a trained, certified animal rehabilitation specialist to ensure you’re on the right track to great health. Even one consultation and evaluation can make a huge difference in your Tripawd’s life.

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Tripawd Sampson goes to rehab therapy.

So starting today, the Tripawds Foundation is granting up to $200 in reimbursement to Tripawds members who visit a certified animal rehabilitation therapist for a first time evaluation.

Receive $200 toward your first veterinary rehab consultation!

How to Apply for the Tripawds Rehab Reimbursement Program

This offer is open to members of the Tripawds community who:

  1. Visit a certified Certified Rehab Practitioner* for an initial evaluation. See below for information about finding one near you.
  2. Submit the receipt to us via email within 30 days of the visit, for reimbursement only of the total amount of the first consultation (up to $200). Any cost of medications, conditioning equipment and/or follow-up appointments are not reimbursable.
  3. Provide a 300-500 word written report for publication by Tripawds, along with at least two photos. Essay should detail the experience of visiting a certified rehabilitation therapist, and any exercises performed in the clinic or at home. This must be completed within 30 days of their initial consultation.

Your essay must include the following: Please paint a vivid picture of your experience for readers. Within the framework of your essay, answer these questions:

  1. What is your Tripawd’s age and breed type.
  2. Why is your Tripawd an amputee?
  3. Did you adopt your animal as a Tripawd? If so, when did you adopt?
  4. Describe in detail the exercises you were given by the rehab team and how often you’re supposed to do them?
  5. Why were you given those specific exercises? How do they benefit your Tripawd?
  6. What one thing did you learn most from this experience?

All of the above must be submitted at once to Tripawds in order to qualify for reimbursement. Only applicants submitting all documentation will be reimbursed. Receipt must be submitted in the form of a legible photo, scan or PDF with clinic name and services rendered clearly indicated.

The Tripawds Foundation will reimburse applicants via Paypal or bank-issued check within 30 days of meeting these conditions. Please provide Paypal account email address or mailing address with your application.

*Veterinarians with the designations of CCRT, CCRP, CERP, and VMRT have received certification in veterinary rehabilitation training. Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation also have received board certification in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Tripawds members seeking rehab services for cats are encouraged to apply. Since there is no current certification program for feline rehab, please consult with a qualified practitioner. Many CCRT/CCRP offices also offer services for cats. Approval of qualifying practitioners without rehab certification is at the discretion of the Tripawds Foundation.

NOTE: Funds for this program may or may not be available without your support!

Support Tripawds To Keep This Program Going!

What This Program Does Not Cover:

The purpose of this program is to encourage new Tripawds members to seek professional guidance for developing an exercise and therapy program to keep their amputee pets fit and strong. Only first consultations with a certified practitioner will be reimbursed. Veterinary services such as wellness exams, acupuncture, chiropractic, or hydrotherapy will not be directly reimbursed; unless prescribed and performed during your initial rehab consultation.

Rehab Care for Rear Leg Tripawd Lucy

Lucy gets rehab therapy by certified techs at CARE.

Reimbursement Application Requirements Checklist:

  • Registered Tripawds username, or email address used to register.
  • Receipt from clinic for first consultation with certified rehab tech(s).
  • 350± word essay about your experience, with 2-5 photos.
  • Submit within 30 days of consultation.
  • Email to Tripawds Foundation with Subject: “Rehab Reimbursement Application”
  • Include Paypal account email address for reimbursement (or mailing address if check is preferred).
  • Submit before December 31, 2017.

*PLEASE NOTE: Subject to availability. Reimbursement only applicable toward first consultation/evaluation visit with certified rehab tech. Accessories, supplements, medical expenses and/or other products and services do not apply. Animal must already be an amputee at time of evaluation. Receipt must include consultation date, clinic contact information and itemized session fees. Reimbursement is only available to registered Tripawds Community members. Grant recipients who have received reimbursement for any Tripawds Foundation program within the past 90 days are not eligible. This post will be updated accordingly if the program becomes unavailable.

Recommended Reading:

Canine Rehab Institute: Find A Certified Canine Rehab Tech Near You

AAEV: Search for Rehab Veterinarians And Vet Techs

Learn About the Benefits of Canine Rehab Therapy

California Animal Rehab Videos & Interviews

Who is Maggie Moo?

More Free Rehab For Tripawds!

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43 Responses to “Get Your Tripawd Fit, on Us!”

  1. This is so so awesome. I hope people take advantage and go to a rehab vet. I wanted to so bad with Sassy but we never got it done. 🙂 Thank you Jim, Rene, Jerry & Wyatt and everyone who has donated to make this possible for people.

    xxooxoxo
    Michelle & Angel Sassy

  2. Murphy spent several months in rehab following his amputation and subsequent total hip replacement. It made all the difference in his post-amp life. I always recommend it for getting our Tripawds into shape and staying in shape.

  3. This is sooo fabulous!!!! What an incredible offering! Brings tears to my eyes…what a wonderful thing to do for new tripawd owners. The power of rehab therapy is very, very powerful & something that we all can do with some guidance and education.

    Tracy, Spirit Maggie, Haley & Shade

  4. Beyond awesome!

  5. Aww thanks everypawdy. It makes our hearts happy knowing this program is so well-received! Can’t wait to see how many stronger-than-ever Tripawds are going to be out there in the world!

  6. WOW! Had it not been for the Tripawd Neesletter I would have missed this! Was it a blog I missed?

    ANYWAY…. this is wonderful! WONDERFUL!!

  7. sorry i missed this. my dog wigglebutt Buddy had his rear leg amputeted on 12/17 and just saw this.

    • You haven’t missed a thing. A number of free sessions are still available! Schedule the appointment soon and follow the instructions above for reimbursement.

  8. Great to see this. My tripawd is 12 years old and has been a tripawd for 12 years. Without his regular therapy with our CCRT he definitely wouldn’t still be here with me, let alone sleeping comfortably, while I type this comment!

    • Oh wow Liz, that’s awesome you’ve got him going to therapy. We would love to interview you for the blog, will send you an email. Thanks for sharing, give your pup a smooch from us.

  9. Thank you so much I will!

  10. Maybe Sugar can get it on this, just 4 weeks post-op for at hip leg amputation for intramuscular HSA, but unfortunately already blew the ACL on her only rear leg left. Have appointment tomorrow with a Certified Veterinary Therapist tomorrow, will mention this. In the meantime, getting measured for Quad wheels, to help her. She is 12 and a Staff, and hasn’t recovered well at all. Was getting around okay, but does not eat, or do much of her old self before surgery. Just heartbreaking.
    Melissa

  11. You guys are amazing for doing this! I’m going to sign Muji up for an evaluation. Thank you for helping to make this really tough experience a little easier.

  12. Is this still available? We’d love to sign up!

  13. Awesome program! Our dog recently became an amputee and we are hoping to have enough money for follow up chemo and therapy. Maybe you will still have this program at the end of May when he may get a therapy! Thanks for offering this!

  14. Are there any spots left in the program still? Was just looking into rehab for my 12-year-old spaniel Charley, who became a tripawd this month. Will go ahead with the appointment anyway, just curious is there’s any sense in sending in all the info. Thanks!

    • Thanks for asking, and best wishes for Charley! We currently have one more rehab session grant available, on a first-come first-served basis, and will update this post when all sessions have been granted.

  15. I’m assuming this is still available? I didn’t see anywhere that it has closed yet…

    • Yes, a few grants currently remain available to registered memebrs. Thanks for asking!

      Be sure to read all the details in the “Please Note” section above, where we say:

      This post will be updated accordingly if the program becomes unavailable.

  16. Thank you! I had assumed it was still available but also saw that as of May there was only one spot left. I just wanted to be totally sure before doing the work to put together an application. Thank you for your time in responding to me!

  17. Is this going to continue once the 5 grants are met? I saw a month ago someone was working on the 5th application. Our Golden Retriever, Koa, just recently became a tripawd. He had chondrosarcoma in his front leg and is only 5 years old. He had his surgery last week. We’re thinking about taking him in for an evaluation but probably wouldn’t be for another few weeks.

    • Hi Stephanie,
      No worries, it’s still going on and will be when you take Koa in. Tripawds’ generous donors have enabled us to continue the program. Sorry to hear about Koa, he’s so young! Hope he’s doing well. Hop over to our Forums and ask any questions you’d like, we’re here to help.

  18. Is this program still ongoing? My dog is 1 month post op and I would love to get a consultation, but funds are tight.

    • Yes! 🙂 As stated above, this post will be updated if/when the program becomes unavailable. Please review all the requirements and feel free to submit your application. Best wishes and thanks for asking.

  19. Our little Lorax could truly benefit from Rehab sessions. He is so young and feisty that I am concerned about his leg strength going into this future. However, of more concern right now are his behavioral issues related to his amputation and abuse that it stemmed from (before he came to his forever home with us). In looking at the websites of registered rehab specialists there is only one in our area, and she is a DMV. She is listed on the pages, and consults with rehab people, but I don’t know if she is a CCRT as well. Would we be eligible for the Maggie Moo fund for an initial consult?
    The forum here at Tripawds have been so helpful and supportive regarding the behavioral problems, but a visit to a professional is becoming an obvious MUST. You can email me at my registered address. Thanks! Andrea and Lorax (andreaj)

    • “In looking at the websites of registered rehab specialists there is only one in our area, and she is a DMV. She is listed on the pages, and consults with rehab people”

      Any vet listed in the directories provided will likely qualify. Feel free to email a link to the clinic if you need to know before scheduling your appointment.

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