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Tripawds Rock Chicago and Lancaster Events

On September 16 the three legged nation rocked Chicago and Lancaster Pennsylvania. In two different cities at different parts of the U.S., Tripawds represented like superstars at the PuppyUp Chicago event and Meet The Rescues held by our friends at That Fish Place – That Pet Place.

Pennsylvania Bud Spotlights Tripawds Foundation

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Kim and Bud represent the Tripawds Nation

Our hero Bud and his momma Kim spent a lovely Saturday getting the word out about why Tripawds make pawesome pals. They represented Tripawds at Meet the Rescues, an annual event that showcases animal welfare organizations doing great work for everyone from dogs and cats to pigs and horses!

“The weather was beautiful and they had a really good turn out for the rescue event,” said Kim. “Made me laugh…I must have been asked 40 times if Bud was available for adoption….uuummmm…no!! lol”

Handsome Bud was irresistible, don’t you agree?

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Nobody can resist a Tripawd!

“How bout that little boy…..he just came over and knelt down so gentle beside Bud and starting kissing and kissing him,” Kim told us. 

We are so grateful to the folks at That Fish Place – That Pet Place. As Tripawds supporters during pet cancer awareness month their large presence in the Lancaster animal community helps Tripawds Foundation programs thrive and gets the word out to more people than ever.

The Midwest Tripawds Crew Rocks Chicago

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Cadence and Heather Neal with Luke Robinson, founder of Puppy Up Foundation.

Back in Chi-Town, Cadence and her mom Heather carried the Tripawds banner at PuppyUp Chicago. This inaugural event raised nearly $40,000 for comparative oncology research grants to veterinary and human medical researchers. 

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The Tripawds Tribute Leash makes a powerful statement.

Along with Cadence and Heather, Team Tripawds was also represented by Angel Neka’s mom Stephanie, and Crazy Roscoe’s mom Santiney. She attended on behalf of Rosco, who was at home recuperating from amputation surgery.

“I’m glad I was able to meet these two great women in person and Cadence is so sweet and spunky-what a great spokesdawg!” Santiney told us.

Tripawds Spokesdog Cadence

Team Tripawds happened thanks to the hard work of Christine Castellano, mom to Gator, Angel Otis and Spirit Tess. She did the hard work of helping pawesome Team Tripawds supporters raise $3,290. This made us the third highest fundraising team at the event. How perfect because 3 is the magic number around here.

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Team Tripawds kicked butt at PuppyUp.

And even more notable was that Christine was the highest fundraiser at PuppyUp Chicago!

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“It’s a ruff life but somepawdy has to do it.”

The best part is after everything is tallied, PuppyUp is donating 20 percent of Team Tripawds’ fundraising efforts back to the Tripawds Foundation. Thanks to everyone who helped make this our best PuppyUp yet!

How to Represent The Tripawds Nation

Want to show the world what three-legged animals can do? If there’s an event in your town that you’d like to attend as Tripawds, please contact us today so that we can exchange ideas about how you can help get the word out where you live.

2 thoughts on “Tripawds Rock Chicago and Lancaster Events”


    I know the @ove@y Candace and adorable Bud melted hearts all day @ong!!! And that picture of Bud with the little boy….cutest, sweetest thing ever!!!

    Christine, thanks for spearheading the Tripawds Team for PuppyUp! Outstanding job in every aspect!!
    And Kim representing the Tripawds Nation so well with Bud….priceless!!

    So glad you got the photo of the tribute leash. It’s such a powerful representation of our heroes

    With appreciation to all
    Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

  2. Awesome event ladies. I am glad you all had a great time. Congrats Christine and Team Tripawds. I wish I would have been able to go this year.

    Michelle & Angel Sassy


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