Tripod Dogs Have Their Day in the Sun

By The Bark, July 2018
Scooter is a Miniature Pinscher who has no movement in his back legs. He’s up for adoption through Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs (nobodysperfektdogs.org), a special needs adoption center in the East Bay.  Photo by Muna Danish/KQED

Scooter is a Miniature Pinscher who has no movement in his back legs. He’s up for adoption through Nobody’s Perfekt Dogs (nobodysperfektdogs.org), a special needs adoption center in the East Bay. Photo by Muna Danish/KQED

Folks and dogs from all over the Bay Area gathered together this past Sunday (July 8) to celebrate three-legged and disabled dogs, swap stories and enjoy the good life in San Francisco’s Duboce Park. The annual event began eight years ago by Franny Naserole after she saw a three-legged dog chase a Frisbee. “I thought what if there were two three-legged dogs chasing that Frisbee … or three?” recalled Naserole.

The dogs at Sunday’s event showed off their moves and friskiness, proving that in most cases three legs shouldn’t be thought of as a disability. The event has expanded over the years to bring together special needs dogs of all kinds including amputees, dogs with casts, canines in wheelchairs plus those who are blind, deaf and toothless. Muttville, the Bay Area nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and placing senior dogs, was well represented with volunteers and a host of older dogs seeking permanent homes.

Photos of the day prove that love comes in all shapes and sizes, and that three is a lucky number indeed!

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