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Meet Burton, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Featured Pet

Meet Burton, our Featured Pet of the Week!

When I adopted Burton, he loved to run and could make circles around most dogs with how fast he was.  His paralysis happened overnight when he was around 5 years old, and literally that day, he was “running” around the yard, dragging his backend like nothing was different.  His spirit was never broken, not even for a second, and he has truly taught me acceptance and perseverance. If he could move forward so quickly, I was his human and also needed to step up and make it work.

Fast forward about 4 years, and Burton is the talk of the neighborhood as we go wheeling by – some have even nicknamed him “Wheels.”  My favorite story, though, is my neighbor down around the corner owns a bird, Alfie, that waits and only talks when he sees him coming! Alfie is brought to the screen door every day to talk to Burton while we pass, and Burton always stops and listens for a moment before continuing on his way.

– Meredith 1/17/20

 


Meet Hannah, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Forever Grateful

Thank you so much for making such an amazing product. When my boxer, Hannah, was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy, I was beside myself. Then my vet at Warm Animal Hospital recommended the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair for her, if I was willing to put in the work to maintain her quality of life, which of course I was. Today, she made it 1.93 miles in a run/walk and would have done more if we had the time to do so. You have extended my girls life by years. I am forever grateful.

– Rocky 1/10/20

 

Meet Ruby, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Able to Enjoy Aging Gracefully!

Ruby is a 10-year-old rescue. She broke her spine whilst playing ball with her fur brother Arnie. Ruby is one tough cookie, who has adapted well to her new life, which left her with minimal function of her hind legs. She still loves chasing balls and going for walks. Her condition has not diminished her happiness, thanks to her Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, which allow her to get around and enjoy aging gracefully!

– Radka 1/3/20

 

Leo Testimonial

Can Run and Play with Happy His Family!

Leo Shou Bao is a poodle who was injured in a car accident and abandoned by her owner. Because she did not get immediate care, she became permanently disabled and lived on the street as a stray dog.

Six months later, she was found, befriended, and put up for adoption by a woman living outside Shanghai. Soon, Leo Shou Bao was adopted by her new family in a nearby city and found her home for life. Concerned that Leo Shou Bao couldn’t walk, they bought Leo an inexpensive wheelchair. Unfortunately, it did not fit well, was poorly balanced, and kept falling over. So they learned all they could about dog wheelchairs and chose a different one, more expensive, but higher quality. Now, Leo Shou Bao runs and plays with his happy family every day.

– 1/8/20

 

Meet Champ, our Featured Pet of the Week!

This Registered Therapy Dog Enjoys Visiting Patients

Meet Champ, our Featured Pet of the Week! "Champ came from Egypt, where he was rescued by Cairo Animal Rescue Team, and sent to the USA to Doberman Rescue Unlimited where we then adopted him. Champ is a registered Therapy dog who enjoys visiting special needs children and hospice patients. He loves everyone he meets, despite having only 2 working legs. Without his Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, his true potential for comforting others would never have been realized…

– Rebecca 12/27/19

 

Meet Walter, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Meet Walter, our Featured Pet of the Week!

I wanted to send a note, because on Wednesday I lost my basset hound, Walter. He got his Walkin’ Wheels over the summer. They gave him the ability to walk and enjoy life. He was a rescue, and my foster failure, and he had such a big heart. I am grateful that I had more time with him because of his wheels and other equipment (the harnesses and booties), that helped him get around more easily inside and outside. He was a beautiful soul, and my heart is broken, but his wheels helped to give him more enjoyment in life over the past several months.

Thank you.

– Sarah 12/20/19

 

Meet Rita, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Able to Run Across the Lawn on Her Own Again

Meet Rita, our Featured Pet of the Week!”Rita was a bright and bouncy puppy who loved to go out on long walks. When she turned 4, she started to slow down, showing signs of lameness and stiffness in her hind legs. As the year went on, the symptoms got worse so we went to see a neurologist in Birmingham who recommended spinal surgery to stabilize her spine as she was diagnosed with severe discospondilitis.

Apparently she also had the worst case of DISH he had ever seen. She underwent the surgery in Jan. of 2019, a lengthy operation which involved her having 8 6cm titanium screws, screwed into her spine. Sadly, the spinal operation didn’t work and she lost the use of both of her back legs.

It was then we decided to buy the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, and it was the best decision we ever made. She took to them straight away. It was such an emotional moment seeing our baby run across the lawn on her own to go and pick up a tennis ball that she hadn’t played with for months.

– Penny 12/16/19

 

Meet Alice, our Featured Pet of the Week!

So Incredibly Thankful

Alice was diagnosed with Listeria on June 1st of this year. Listeria is an infection in her brain. Alice spent 24 days at the vet. Her entire left side was paralyzed, and she could not move. She had to be propped up between two hay bales, and she had to be tube fed and received physical therapy for weeks. We were able to finally pick Alice up from the vet on June 24th. She still could not walk, however, she was able to eat and drink on her own. We got her a Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair to help with her rehabilitation, and I firmly believe that without the wheelchair, she would still not be walking today. Alice learned to walk again, and although half of her face is still paralyzed, she is doing wonderfully. She can eat, drink, walk, run, and climb by herself. She is a miracle and we are so incredibly thankful for the wheelchair!

– Amanda @herewithus_farmsanctuary 12/6/19

 

@krista.rad

‘Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.’

Having a paraplegic animal is mentally, physically, and emotionally draining. I know why people give up, throw in the towel. Day in, and day out— he is our life. Everything from the time we wake up, to the time we go to sleep, revolves around him, & knowing he will never get better, well, that’s the hardest part. Sure, we’ve been told millions of times by strangers, even family and friends on if we’re ‘doing the right thing.’ But no one knows him like we do. Like his vets do. Like his team does. They don’t see his face light up & paws pump when we grab his muffin game. Or the barks of excitement every time we get off the freeway to go swimming. Or the bliss in those squinty eyes every day on bike rides. They don’t see that, & it’s fine. Because we know, we’ve always known. ——

This dude is on a different journey, & a completely untraditional timeline. But it’s because of us. Because we made the time. Because we adjusted our entire lives. Because when he became ‘difficult,’ we didn’t just throw in the towel. Because we hope one day THIS will be the norm for animals. THIS is what people will sign up for when they take home that cute puppy, or scared shelter dog, or a playful companion for their kids. Limitations and all. ——

There is a quote that says: ‘Character is how you treat those who can do nothing for you.’ Think about that. Think about all the moments your animals have helped you through. Tally ‘em up — I’m sure it more than exceeds a few months of ‘inconvenience.’

@krista.rad 12/13/19

 

Meet Helena, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Like a Spit Fire on Wheels

She is a spit fire on wheels. She took to the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair as soon as she was placed in it. She goes swimming weekly and is a girl after my own heart because she loves food! She loves every person she meets but prefers to have all the attention to herself!

Laura 11/22/19

 

Maggie Testimonial

She is Getting Around Fast!

Maggie is mobile again! Little Maggie has DM. What does that mean? Degenerative myelopathy (DM) is a genetically caused, slowly progressive spinal cord disease that usually leads to complete paralysis of the hindquarters. So that Maggie can still go for long laps, we decided to get her a wheelchair, and she is getting around fast!

@pervinatalay64 12/5/19

 

Meet Domino, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Doesn’t Even Know He Has a Disability

Domino became paralyzed 3 years ago from a bad disc. Nothing stops him and he Loves his Walkin’ Wheels. Domino is full of life and doesn’t even know he has a disability!

Missy 11/15/19

 

Meet Gunner, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Won’t Let His Disability Stop Him

Gunner is such a special boy. He became paralyzed from jumping over logs and landing wrong. He does not let his disability stop him though! He is also my service dog! He is so special to everyone he meets. He loves his Walkin’ Wheels!!

Tyler 11/8/19

 

Jules Testimonial

Getting an Upgrade

Jules got a wheelchair upgrade this weekend. His front end is getting weaker, but luckily Walkin’ Pets makes a front attachment that connects to his rear wheelchair!

– @germanny 11/8/19

 

Meet Jake, our Featured Pet of the Week!

“2 fast 4U”

Jake suffered an injury to his left hind-leg and pelvis when he was less than 8 weeks old (both were fractured). He was surrendered to Mac’s Mission in Missouri. Another injury to that same leg occurred, and the search was on for someone able to surgically take his case. He was near being euthanized, when at the last minute, he found himself being driven to Woodhaven Michigan Animal Hospital. His left hind-leg and tail had to be amputated, due to traumatic injury and infection. He spent three months at the hospital, healing and making friends. On September 9, 2018, I made the drive from outside of Chicago to pick him up and bring him back to his forever home, which was with me. Jake has an older fur-brother and fur-sister. Of course he gets around amazingly well in his Walkin’ Wheels! One of his going away presents from a Woodhaven staff member was a license plate for the back of his chair that reads “2 fast 4U,” and has his name on it. He has an amazingly happy spirit and a lot of energy. Because he has so many fans from his days at both Mac’s Mission and Woodhaven Animal Hospital, he has his own Facebook page: Jake K9 MacHaven.

Dawn 11/1/19

 

Meet Missy, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Loves Hiking and Finding Trails

This sweet girl was wandering the neighborhood with her son, Buddy, 12 years ago.  She literally left him on our doorstep, while she continued to wander.  She would come every 2 weeks to check in on him.  After several months, she finally decided to stay herself, and we are so glad she did.  She loves to hike and can always find the trail when we go astray.  As her back legs began to fail, she took to her “go-cart” quickly and even though she is slowing down these days, she still INSISTS on two walks a day.  My husband became ill and passed away.  Missy and her son, Buddy, were my support system day in and out.   I have many people stop and ask about her and her wheels and I am told what a terrific person I am caring for her.  My response is always, she’s done far more for me.  Her son, Buddy, passed away in April after an unexpected illness and she has had to power through the loss of her companion. Thank you.

Laura 10/25/19

 

Meet Sophia, our Featured Pet of the Week!

Totally Enjoys the Ability to Walk Again

We adopted Sophia in 2009 after she was kept in a cage for 2 years for breeding. In 2015, she started having trouble using her back legs when walking. Acupuncture helped for 1 year, and then her rear leg mobility totally stopped. Sophia has been using a Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair since then, and totally enjoys the ability to walk again!

Jacques 10/18/19

 

Meet Boby, our Featured Pet of the Week!

This Spoiled Dog is Full of Life and Love

At 4 weeks old, Boby was attacked by a group of feral dogs in Puerto Rico. He was left with a broken back and was completely paralyzed. Someone found him and took him to a vet to be helped. Unfortunately, the vet wanted to euthanize him. But thanks to a tech working at the vet clinic, she contacted Paws of Hope Puerto Rico (an amazing rescue) to see if they would take them. She told them she could see in his eyes that he was a fighter and wanted to live. Right before he was put down, Paws of Hope came to his rescue and immediately started assessing his injuries and making a game plan to rehabilitate him. After several months of hard work, Boby was able to walk again (not great though). When he was posted for adoption, the rescue reached out to me to see if I would foster him in Michigan or adopt him, having taken a previous difficult rescue before for them. I told them to call me in a few weeks if no one contacts them about adopting him. 4 weeks went by, and anyone who had inquired about him, didn’t want him as soon as they heard he was special needs. So after a long time of thinking it over, I decided to adopt him. But before he could come, the vet wouldn’t approve his papers until Boby got a surgery to remove the head of his right femur. After recovering from that, he was able to fly to Michigan to be with his new family and start physical therapy at Pawsitive Steps Rehabilitation! Boby has made huge strides since his arrival, and he is a happy, spoiled dog who’s full of life and love!

Emma Grobbel 10/11/19

 

Giacomo Testimonial

Meet Giacomo, our Featured Pet of the Week!

When Giacomo lost the use of his legs, I thought he would give up living. But as soon as we put him in his Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, he took off chasing squirrels & enjoyed long walks like he always did. Dogs are amazing creatures in the way that they adapt to any situation. My wonderful boy was always very active, so when he lost the use of his back legs, I was afraid he would give up on life. But when he got his Walkin’ Wheels, he immediately started running and playing again! Giacomo was such a sweet boy. With the help of his wheelchair, he adapted to his paralysis incredibly well. He passed away exactly 1 year ago, and I still miss him terribly.

Patricia 10/4/19

 

He Doesn’t Want to Go Inside

Blizzard figured out his new Walkin’ Wheels right away! This was his first time out, and he took to it really fast. He’s so happy. He didn’t want to come in!

@one_and_only_goose 10/10/19

 

FlashTestimonial

Flash Enjoys New Quality of Life

Flash has a history of back problems, and last year his hind legs gave out.  He has feeling in his legs, but can’t walk on them. One of my Rover dog clients told me about a wonderful non-profit called Gunnar’s Wheels (who donates wheelchairs to animals in need). I contacted them, and we received the wheelchair this week! He is so happy to be able to run again with his new wheels, and that he can enjoy a quality life.

Tasha McRaniels 9/27/19

 

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