TrailBlazer Tripawd Remmy

When Remmy, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, was found as a stray, he had a severe leg fracture. The injury was bad enough to require amputation. When his adopter, Brianna Kuna, saw a photo of Remmy, she…


When Remmy, an Australian Cattle Dog mix, was found as a stray, he had a severe leg fracture. The injury was bad enough to require amputation. When his adopter, Brianna Kuna, saw a photo of Remmy, she knew she and her husband, Jacob, were going to adopt him. “When we first adopted, we didn’t have any expectations,”

Brianna said. “We never thought he’d be an outdoor adventure dog!”


That was in mid-2014, when the Arizona Humane Society estimated Remmy was about two years old. Remmy is now almost six and has pulled off some amazing feats. “His biggest accomplishment was hiking up to Flatiron Summit in the Superstition Mountains,” Brianna told PDM. This roundtrip hike is about six miles and gains 3,000 feet in elevation. “It’s a butt kicker, and some sections we had to help him up with his harness.”


Brianna and Jacob had done the hike before and almost left Remmy behind because the hike is so challenging. Fortunately, they were venturing out with friends, and had a big group of people that could help lift him where the trail involved some rock climbing. Plus, they weren’t pressed for time and could take breaks, Brianna explained. To our surprise “he just kept going and going.”