What’s in the Box?
Your 4-Wheel/Full Support Walkin’ Wheels comes with a Front Wheel Attachment box and a Walkin’ Wheels REAR box.
Front Wheel Attachment
- 1 set (2) Wheel Struts and Casters
- 1 set (2) Legs
- 2 Extenders
- 1 set Leg Rings
- 1 Chin Bar
- 1 Chin Bar Cover
- Nuts, Bolts, and Allen Key
(A) Left and Right Extenders (2):
These replace the side extenders that come with the Walkin’ Wheels Rear wheelchair. These are not marked “Left” and “Right” because the only difference between them is that the writing will be upside down if they are installed on the wrong side.
(B) Wheel Struts and Casters (2):
These are marked “L” (left) and “R” (right) and it is very important that they go on the correct side. There is another small “L” or “R” on the bottom of the strut, near where the caster screws in. L and R assume you are standing behind the wheelchair, or that it is the dog’s L and R.
(C) Frame Leg Connectors (2):
“Marked “L” and “R” with stickers (and another mark beneath the stickers if they come off).
IMPORTANT: The LEFT and RIGHT Wheel Struts and Caster (B) must match the LEFT and RIGHT Frame Leg Connector (C). If they are not matched correctly, the wheelchair will be extremely wobbly.
(D) Front Chin Bar (1, 2 pieces):
NOTE: Some extension kits come with a larger chin bar.
(E) Allen Key/Wrench (2)
(F) Front Bar Screws (2)
(G) Front Bar Comfort Cover (1)
(H) Front Leg Rings (1 Pair)
Walkin’ Wheels Rear Wheelchair
- 1 Frame
- 2 Sets of extenders
- 2 Connectors
- 1 Set (2) Foam Wheels or for Pneumatic Air-Filled Tires (add $40)
- 1 Front Harness with Sleeves
- 1 Set Leg Rings Rear Support Saddle
- 1 Belly Belt
- 2 Stirrups
- 1 Instruction Manual
The Frame is powder-coated aluminum in blue, pink, or camo. It will not bend, break, or rust. The molded plastic knuckles attach the frame to the legs; 360 degrees of ‘teeth’ hold the knuckle in place. On the side of the knuckle, a spring-loaded turning cap allows you to loosen the knuckle and swivel the legs up or down.
Width Connectors: (2 connectors with regular frame)
The width connector connects the left and right side of the frame together. If the width of your dog is 5- 9.5 inches, you will use the smaller width connector; 9-13.5 inches will need the longer connector.
Length Extenders: (2 extender sets with regular frame)
The adjustable length extenders connect the front harness in place with the wheelchair. There are two different sizes. If the dog is 9-19 inches, the smaller extenders are used. The small extenders will already be attached to the wheelchair. If the animal’s length is 18-25 inches, the larger extenders are needed. Length is determined by back of front leg to back of rear leg.
The Front Harness
The dog’s head goes between the blue and black straps. The red strap goes under the dog’s front legs and clips on the side of the harness. The shoulder pads are made of neoprene and keep the straps and buckles from causing discomfort for the dog. Neoprene comfort sleeves wrap around the straps for the dog’s comfort. Comfort sleeves can be cut in half if they are too long.
The dog’s hindquarters are held in place by the leg rings, or our rear harness support system. The leg rings can also be used as a lifting harness when out of the wheelchair; the excess strapping can be touch-fastened together to make handles on each side.
Struts & Foam Wheels:
Depending on your pet’s fold of flank measurement, you will receive a set of wheels attached to struts. Struts snap into the leg of the wheelchair frame and adjust to the height needed. Struts are adjustable within a range of 3 inches and come in 4 different sizes: 6”, 9”, 12”, & 15”. The foam wheels are great for all terrains. They feature a dense foam interior with an outer rubber layer. These wheels will not puncture, they wear extremely well, and are easy to clean. Sizes available: 4″, 8″,12″ & 16″.
Struts & Air-Filled Pneumatic Tires: (optional upgrade)
Depending on your pet’s fold of flank measurement, you will receive a set of wheels attached to struts. Struts snap into the leg of the wheelchair frame and adjust to the height needed. Struts are adjustable within a range of 3 inches and come in 4 different sizes: 6”, 9”, 12”, & 15”. Air-filled pneumatic tires are an optional item for very active dogs, improved traction, and off-road use. Great for hiking on rough surfaces. These tires are like mountain bike tires and have a deep tread and a replaceable inner tube. Available for an additional $40. Sizes available: 12″ & 16″.
The Belly Belt will help support your dog’s back. It is not always necessary to use the belly belt, but is highly recommended for dogs with a long back, overweight or elderly dogs, dogs with curvature of the spine, and dogs with disc problems.
Stirrups are used to hold the dog’s legs off the ground so they don’t drag due to paralysis, knuckling under, or foot injuries. The adjustable stirrups are positioned to hold the foot up at the hock. If your dog doesn’t need them, the stirrups may be removed from the wheelchair.
The manual gives instructions and tips on assembling and using the Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair.
The tool kit comes in a plastic bag and includes and Allen wrench and set screws. The (optional) set screws may be used to tighten up the wheelchair frame and reduce flexibility, depending on your preference.
Measure the Rear Leg Height to the toe pad, ideally when your pet is laying down, as shown in the photo. Do not pull the leg tight; leave some natural bend.
|Rear Leg Height
Using our SureFit™ Calculator? Enter your pet’s Rear Leg Height, Weight and Breed to get the perfect wheelchair configuration for your pet.
Watch How to Measure Your Pet’s Rear Leg Height Video!
Can I buy a Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair on Amazon?
Only Walkin’ Wheels REAR wheelchairs are currently available on Amazon.
“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 lie down in the wheelchair?”
No, your dog will not be able to lie down in a quad (full support/4-wheel) 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?"
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“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.
“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 need the wheelchair. Every dog and disability is unique. While your dog is in the wheelchair, he or she is getting physical exercise, which can improve both 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.
Photos & Videos
Walkin’ Wheels Full Support/4-Wheel MEDIUM pet photos, sent in by happy customers!
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Watch videos of pets enjoying their Walkin’ Wheels Full Support/4-Wheel wheelchair!
To watch an instructional video for the Walkin’ Wheels Full Support/4-Wheel MEDIUM, go to the INSTRUCTIONS
Watch more videos of pets using Walkin’ Wheels wheelchairs.
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: