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Adopt A Pet! Meet Tyson—The Resilient One

This week for our adopt a pet feature, in partnership with Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service (KARES), we are highlighting Tyson the Tripod! For only having three legs, this 10-year-old pit mix is quicker than you’d think and ready for his fur-ever home.

Tyson was pulled from the shelter in August and had to have his front right leg amputated—but that doesn’t stop him from living his best life. KARES provided all medical procedures and we give thanks to the wonderful couple who volunteered to foster and help Tyson through his recovery. Now that he’s feeling better than ever, he’s ready to meet his new family!

Tyson is a love-bug. He spent the majority of his life tied up outside and was given very little affection and attention. He holds no grudges, though! Tyson is incredibly loyal and is happy spending his entire day sitting right next to you. He will make a fantastic companion and a guaranteed conversation-starter. Three-legged dogs rule!

Although he’s a bit older, Tyson would do best as the only bet in the household, because of his tendency to play a little rough. Because he has three legs, a home with no stairs or only a few stairs would be best. Additionally, he can be a bit of an escape artist (despite his three-legged situation), so a home with a fenced yard is ideal.

If you would like more information on Tyson, please call KARES at 333-6299.

If you want to adopt a pet, check out the KARES Facebook page, as well as their website www.kareshawaii.org to learn more about the other adoptable pets that need homes.

These wonderful animals are also still in need of good homes:

Adopt a pet! Meet Jumanji—The Gentleman

Adopt a pet! Meet Sophia—The Eager One

Adopt a pet! Meet Max—The Joyful One

Adopt a pet! Meet Monkey and Pata—The Loyal Ones

About KARES: Kohala Animal Relocation and Education Service is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization founded in 2009 and is now serving the people and animals throughout Hawaii Island. KARES is dedicated to providing rescue of abandoned and abused dogs and cats, temporary shelter in foster care homes and finding adoption homes for our island homeless pets.

Can’t adopt a pet today? There are plenty of other ways you can support KARES:

  • Make a tax-deductible donation here.
  • Become a foster parent here.
  • Volunteer for a variety of tasks here.



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