Mark originally created the website at HandicappedPets.com to support caretakers of elderly, disabled, and special needs pets; providing them with the products, services, and support they need. He invented the Walkin’ Wheels in response to discussions and comments from the community of caretakers that use the website. The original forum is still active at HandicappedPets.net.
“The world is changing in the way it cares for animals. Pets have become family members and now have access to the health care and support they need to live happy, healthy lives. It’s a privilege to be a part of this shift and a joy to see animals celebrating their new freedom and mobility.”
Mark is also the founder of the Handicapped Pets Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing dog wheelchairs to families with financial hardships.
Mark has a diverse background having worked for, and started several companies in fields including alarm systems, magazine publishing, computer consulting, renewable energy, and teaching. He is a noted writer and speaker, a licensed master electrician, a LEED Accredited consultant, and a certified ESL teacher. His Radio Show/Podcast is available here.
While I’m talking about my favorite things, check out the clip of my wheelchair on Saturday Night Live!
Watch Mark C. Robinson, selected from thousands of inventors, pitching the Walkin’ Wheels to Walmart for their “Get On The Shelf” contest.
“The whole process and the presentation was fun and challenging. I was not the winner, though. They chose a line of Elvis Presley themed bedsheets. It’s an honor to have lost to The King.”
Mark C. Robinson describes the Walkin’ Wheels