Meet Grant, a Dachshund who was surrendered to the Yadkin Park Animal Hospital in North Carolina due to hind limb paralysis. Once there, Janet Johnston, DVM, took care of all of Grant’s medical expenses and enabled him to get a Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair so that he would have an easier time being adopted to a forever home. Continue reading
Thank you to guest blogger, Renee Mills, VT, CCRP, for contributing this blog post.
I have written about how the Walkin’ Lift Combo Harness has changed the harness market from a professional’s perspective, but I also want to share a more personal story from a dog mommy’s perspective! I’ve given recommendations on harnesses to hundreds of pet owners as I treated their dogs, but nothing hit home more than when I had to follow my own advice with my dog Stoney. Continue reading
The treatment of dogs varies greatly around the world, from outstanding to horrendous. But global rescue efforts are crucial in virtually every country, no matter how dogs are generally treated. This blog post contains just a few rescues that do excellent work. They exemplify the kind of efforts that go on day in and day out worldwide to help our canine friends. Continue reading
Author’s note: I wrote these dog inspired New Year’s resolutions when my dog was a few years old. He crossed the Rainbow Bridge one year ago, at the age of 16. The lessons he taught me will live on for the rest of my life. — Lisa G. Murray
Every year I make a New Year’s resolution or two, and most of the time, I actually keep them. This year I made a resolution to be more like our dog. He is splendid. I am still astonished at how much joy he has brought into the family and how his life serves as an inspiration. Continue reading
The Pine Ridge Reservation is located on over two million acres in southern South Dakota. It is home to the Lakota Sioux Tribe and to an estimated 20,000 dogs, many of them in dire need of basic veterinary care. A nonprofit organization called the Lakota Animal Care Project helps dogs and works to reduce their suffering (as well as cats and horses). Continue reading
Thank you to Mira Alicki for this guest blog post.
Almost every child dreams about having a dog. After all, the dog is known to be man’s best friend. Dogs are great companions for everyone in a family, especially children. But is this a reason to buy a dog for Christmas? Should we satisfy our child’s wish, just because the dog looks so adorable? Continue reading
This is a story about Maverick, a nine-year-old Golden Retriever who had cancer and was unable to walk. A trip through town on his “death bed” prompted an incredible outpouring of love. Soon the cancer was gone, he began growing stronger every day by using a Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, and he’ll be starring in a movie! Continue reading