Tripod German Shepard Needs Your Help!

Maya still needs your help! Maya's hips are so severely displaced she needs double hip replacements! New to the tripod community Maya is having an even tougher time getting around! She needs surgery ASAP!
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  • $8,000.00 Goal
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About the Campaign

Not even 2 years old and Maya has experienced enough pain to last a lifetime! We revisit Maya after her above the elbow amputation. Thank  you everyone for your donations and support. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet our fundraising goal. Suzanne payed the rest (a little over $800) out of pocket.

This amputation was just the first step for Maya. If you remember, Maya has severe hip dysplasia in both hips. If this could be fixed with a surgery like FHO or shaving down the bone it would have been done already. However, Maya’s hips are so completely out of socket, that the best solution is two full hip replacements. With this, Maya will be able to live a full and happy life. This puppy is in a world of pain and could really use your help!

According to Maya’s owner, she was born at a backyard breeder and was attacked at just 4 weeks old  by another dog. As a result of this, she fractured her ribs and her left arm became more than just lame. It’s believed that Maya then bounced around from home to home. Her last owners were unable to take care of her as they found them selves living out of their car. Maya couldn’t possibly survive under these conditions. As word got around, Maya was eventually transported 300 miles to Suzanne and her vet.

Maya was rescued by Suzanne Mikhail. Suzanne runs a small rescue that caters mainly to medical dogs. We value her work in the rescuing community and want to do our best to help both Maya and Suzanne. “I foster my own dogs” Suzanne says “I get to know them so that I know what they’ll need”. Although Suzanne is on limited income, she puts her rescues first, doing any and everything she can to help them.


It’s breaking Suzanne’s heart to put Maya through this but it’s important that Maya has the chance to move on with her life. Now that she’s a tripod puppy it’s difficult for her to move around  with  her displaced hips. Maya’s riddled with arthritis but the use of her legs will help her run and play as much as she wants!

Maya has been suffering from a very young age. When she turns 2 in October, we hope that she’ll be past this painful time of her life. She’s strong, spirited, and has so much more years to spend with a loving family.

Suzanne’s original post:



After another visit to the vet, it’s determined that the best thing for Maya is to get a hip replacement with the possibility of getting FHO on her other leg. However, for Maya to have any hopes of a good life at least 1 hip replacement is necessary! You can see the doctors notes here:


Please help Maya walk again!

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  • Maris Sofra

    I can’t do anything to the extent that Suzanne does, but can help het efforts a little.

    June 16, 2018 at 10:06 am Reply

    • Suzanne

      You are beautiful Maris, thank you so much for your kindness and donation. I’m truly grateful to you. 💖

      June 17, 2018 at 8:25 am Reply

  • Holly Lebed

    Sent with prayers. 🙏🏼

    June 23, 2018 at 11:28 pm Reply

    • Suzanne

      Thank you Holly, for your donation I appreciate you. 💖

      June 27, 2018 at 1:13 pm Reply

  • Wilma Liles

    Where is this fur baby located and what is her Facebook page.

    June 28, 2018 at 5:55 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Hi Wilma, Maya is with me in my small in-home rescue in San Diego, Ca. You’re welcome to view all my post of Maya and my other rescue pups on my page. Please look me up on FB.
      Suzanne Mikhail 😊

      August 7, 2018 at 10:08 pm Reply

  • Wilma Liles

    Donating toward ,Maya’s hip replacement. Sharing with prayers that others will help Maya by donating and sharing. Maya is in pain and her rescue has been working hard to get her much needed surgery. God bless you for helping and please join with me praying for Maya.

    July 1, 2018 at 6:14 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      You’re beautiful Wilma, thank you so much for your kindness I’m so grateful to you. 💖

      July 3, 2018 at 6:11 am Reply

  • Wilma liles

    Donating toward ,Maya’s hip replacement. Sharing with prayers that you will help Make by donating and sharing. Maya is in pain and her rescue has been working hard to get her much needed surgery. God bless you for helping and please join with me praying for Maya.

    July 1, 2018 at 6:41 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Wilma for your support and prayers. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:11 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    Please get Maya this surgery ASAP!

    July 6, 2018 at 11:02 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I will, I promise. Thank you. 💖

      July 6, 2018 at 4:36 pm Reply

  • Cheryl Goodnight

    For Maya

    July 7, 2018 at 1:00 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Cheryl, I don’t know how to repay you. Thank you so much for your generosity.. God Bless you my friend. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:01 pm Reply

  • Irina Teodorescu

    With love , from many miles away.

    July 7, 2018 at 3:07 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you Irina, you your donation, I really appreciate your help. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:15 pm Reply

  • Monica Johnson

    This is a wonderful organization today helps pay for medical services for animals yo help owners in need…

    July 8, 2018 at 11:52 am Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      I agree Monica, FAD IS a wonderful organization, I couldn’t have done this withough their help. Thank you for your support. 😊

      July 8, 2018 at 7:08 pm Reply

  • Elizabeth Dang


    July 8, 2018 at 3:08 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Bless you Elizabeth, thank you for your donation. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:17 pm Reply

  • Andrea Doherty

    Get well, pretty girl. You deserve a long and happy and pain free life. All the love from me and my 3 furbabies.

    August 7, 2018 at 6:47 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Andrea, you’re so awesome thank you so much for your kindness and donation. I’m grateful…. 💖

      August 7, 2018 at 10:25 pm Reply

  • Anonymous

    she’s just a puppy and deserves so much better considering everything she has gone thru already. God bless and lets pray she can have the surgeries

    August 8, 2018 at 1:06 pm Reply

    • Suzanne Mikhail

      Thank you for your kind words and your donation, I’m truly grateful. 💖

      August 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm Reply