Tristan-Just always be waiting

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-pound dog-disabled
-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 30th 2008

March 1st 2005

Arrival Story:
Tristan was abandoned in a remote area of Eastern WA. He was picked up by Animal Control and brought to a shelter. He was thought to have been struck by a car but we feel his paralysis has been a long standing issue and quite possibly why he was dumped out alongside a country road.

The shelter contacted us, knowing our love of Dachshunds, and desire to rescue them, and we took Tristan in. He'll be getting a wheel chair/cart very soon! Tristan has become a new member of A PAW UP's personal fur pack and a spokesdoggie for A PAW UP Rescue as well!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
October 1st 2008 More than 8 years!

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Tristan's progress

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December 29th 2008 10:12 am
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Tristan came to us at the end of September, unable to use his hindquarters.
If I had a dime for every time someone asked what he did to his back or "is he old", I would be rich.
It's a DACHSHUND thing - they are prone to having bad backs and Tris was no exception - his back had been injured and 3 of his discs were calcified. His back had been compromised.

However, against all odds, Tristan regained the use of his back legs, standing shakily at first, and then when his strength began to build back up, tottering around.
That was at the end of November - now, the end of December sees him raising one leg like boys do, to pee outside.
He's so very happy - so are we - he has not used the cart since early December and he gets around marvelously!

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