What’s In the Box?
- 1 Frame
- 1 Front Harness with comfort sleeves (attached to Frame)
- 1 Instruction Manual
- 1 set Leg Rings Rear Support
- 2 Stirrups
- 1 Extra Fastener Set
MINI Wheelchair Frames (the SureFit™ Calculator will choose the Frame that best fits your pet):
B1 Wheelchair Frame:
Mini-B1 Wheelchair Frame comes with Width Connector, Extenders, Struts, and 2″ Wheels installed. This frame size is for the smallest dogs and pets
B2 Wheelchair Frame:
Mini-B2 Wheelchair Frame comes with Width Connector, Extenders, Struts, and 4″ Wheels installed. Intermediate size Mini for toy dog breeds and small pets.
B3 Wheelchair Frame:
Mini-B2 Wheelchair Frame comes with Width Connector, (longer) Extenders and Struts, and 4″ Wheels installed. This size frame is for toy dog breeds and small pets weighing up to 10 lbs.
The Front Harness will come attached to the Mini Wheelchair Frame, with removable comfort sleeves attached. Red strap goes under pet’s front legs, black strap goes across chest, blue strap clips over pet’s back. The Front Harness may be removed for washing.
The Leg Rings are the rear support system for the pet. Comfortable foam leg rings connected in the center with touch-fastener closures form a flexible “seat” for the pet. Rubber-coated wires wrap around the Wheelchair Frame to connect the Leg Rings easily to the Wheelchair Frame with rubber-coated wires that wrap around the frame.
Stirrups are used to hold the pet’s legs off the ground if the rear legs are paralyzed. The top end of each stirrup is secured around each back knob of the Wheelchair Frame. The top lock balls are used to hold stirrups in place; the bottom lock balls are secured above the dog’s hocks.
The manual gives instructions and tips on assembling and using the Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair.
Extra Fastener Set:
The Extra Fastener Set comes with extra carriage bolts, screws, nuts, and washers in case of unexpected loss of these items from the Wheelchair Frame or Front Harness.
Leg Ring Clamps (optional):
4 Double and 2 Single Clamps are included for use if needed. Clamps can be attached to Wheelchair Frame to prevent Leg Rings from sliding forward.
1. Measure the Rear Leg Height to the toe pad, ideally when your pet is laying down. Do not pull the leg tight; leave some natural bend.
2. Measure your pet’s length or armpit to rump (ATR).
|Rear Leg Height
|Pet Length (ATR)
Using our SureFit™ Calculator? Enter your pet’s Rear Leg Height, Pet Length, Weight and Breed to get the perfect wheelchair configuration for your pet.
Watch How to Measure Your Pet for a Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair!
For help assembling the Walkin’ Wheels, putting your dog into it, making adjustments, or getting your dog used to it, here are a variety of resources:
Can I buy a Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair on Amazon?
Yes, you can (rear wheelchairs, only). Go here to see the pros/cons of where to make your purchase!
“Can my Pet Pee and Poop in the Wheelchair?”
Yes, that’s the point of the dog wheelchair — to help your dog get the exercise he needs and do his business.
“Can my dog sit in a wheelchair?“
No. Our chair is designed NEVER to collapse on the dog’s leg or spine. We’ve gone to great lengths to be sure of it. The chairs are designed with the help of veterinarians and rehabilitation specialists to hold the dog up, keeping the spine and legs in the optimal position for safety and healing.
What’s more, the purpose of the chair is to give the dog exercise and the freedom to go outside and do his business. When the dog is tired, you should never leave him in the chair.
The reviews we have seen of the experimental sit-down spring-loaded style have not been positive. Although we have done a great deal of research, we have not found a safe way for a chair to collapse on a dog.
"Can my dog use their Walkin’ Wheels inside the house?"
Yes. The Walkin’ Wheels is designed to be used both indoors and outside. If your paralyzed pet needs an indoor mobility solution that can be worn for extended periods of time, we recommend the Walkin’ Scooter.
"Can my dog lie down in the wheelchair?”
For many pets using a MINI, it is okay for them to take a rest up against a pillow or bed, because their legs are so short. Otherwise, it is not recommended, due to back or disc issues that could worsen by laying down in the wheelchair.
“Can my Pet Use his/her Rear Legs in the Wheelchair?”
Yes, we encourage your dog to use his/her rear legs to maintain muscle mass and to get exercise. If the rear legs are paralyzed, then the stirrups will keep their legs from dragging.
"How Do I Measure My Dog?"
Click here to find out
“How soon will I get my wheelchair?“
All wheelchair orders placed prior to 12 Noon EST Monday through Friday will ship the same day. Shipping time can range from one to five business days. Express shipping options are also available.
"Is the wheelchair easy to transport?"
This wheelchair folds flat for easy transport.
“Will this wheelchair rehabilitate my dog?“
We have seen varying degrees of recovery with dogs using the wheelchair. Some dogs have been able to improve so much that they no longer needed the wheelchair. Every dog and disability are unique. While your dog is in the wheelchair they are getting physical therapy improving their physical and mental health.
“What is the return policy?“
It is our intention that every Walkin’ Wheels user be happy with their wheelchair. If you experience problems, please call us. Often we can help with a simple adjustment. Please click here for full return policy.
“Can my dog still use his back legs with this wheelchair?“
Yes, this will help him/her develop the muscle in the rear legs while using the toe pads to push off. If the legs are paralyzed, then you will use the stirrups to hold the feet off the ground.
"If I don’t need the wheelchair anymore, where can I resell it?”
Our patented wheelchairs retain their value because they can be resold or donated to other dogs because they are fully adjustable. Walkin’ Pets hosts a webpage to make it easy for customers to resell or donate their wheelchairs: http://useddogwheelchairs.com/. Customers are also encouraged to donate wheelchairs to their local shelters, rescues, or veterinary offices for dogs in need.
Photos & Videos
These are photos of pets using the MINI Walkin’ Wheels, sent in by happy customers!
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Watch these videos of pets enjoying their MINI Walkin’ Wheels!
To watch an instructional video for the Walkin' Wheels MINI Dog Wheelchair, go to the INSTRUCTIONS
Watch more videos of pets using Walkin’ Wheels wheelchairs.