Walkin’ Wheels LARGE Dog Wheelchair
WITH WALKIN' WHEELS, YOU'RE TAKING THE RIGHT STEP
To us, the ideal wheelchair for large breeds has to meet 3 criteria: 1) it has to be comfortable and effortless for your pet to use, 2) it has to be chew-proof and able to withstand the elements, and 3) it has to be simple to set up and transport.
Before we created Walkin' Wheels, we were in your shoes searching for that ideal wheelchair. But after coming up empty handed time after time, we decided to take matters into our own hands. The result is the world's favorite dog wheelchair for large breeds.
WHY YOUR PET WILL LOVE IT
The Perfect Fit
A Golden Retriever has a very different body shape from an English Bulldog. Instead of providing both dogs with the same wheelchair, we designed the Walkin' Wheels large dog wheelchair to fit them based on their unique measurements. When you get Walkin' Wheels, your dog will thank you.
Also, your dog will be able to pee and poop without you having to remove their wheelchair.
A Durable, All-Terrain Wheelchair
Dogs love the outdoors. And as we all know, they love tearing up everything in their path. But we love them anyway.
This is why we've created a chew-proof and rust resistant extruded aluminum wheelchair frame. Additionally, the included wheels will not puncture and are all-terrain.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT
When we were designing the Walkin' Wheels large dog wheelchair, we knew it had to be simple to use for pets and owners alike. Setting up your pet's new wheelchair is a lot like using a regular dog harness. The only big difference is attaching the harness to the wheelchair frame, which takes only a few seconds. See how quick Marley's wheelchair was to set up and watch as she takes her first steps.
Easy to Transport & Store
With the Walkin' Wheels large dog wheelchair, looks can be deceiving. Despite its size, this wheelchair is actually easy to transport to the dog park or store in the closet when not in use. The secret is that we made the wheelchair foldable so it can fit in a car or home while occupying little room.
The Walkin’ Wheels Large dog wheelchair built to support you large or giant breed dog to help them lead an active lifestyle. The large dog wheelchair gives your dog the stability and rear support they need to exercise, go to the bathroom, and enjoy their time with their family. Whether your large dog is dealing with hind leg weakness from Degenerative Myelopathy, paralysis, or joint pain the Walkin’ Wheels will keep them moving!
- On Sale: Rear Wheelchairs $50 OFF
- FREE STANDARD SHIPPING (contiguous U.S. ONLY)
- Only one measurement required.
- Fully adjustable in height, length, and width.
- Fits dogs weighing from 70 to 180 pounds (weight determines correct wheelchair frame size).
- Wheelchair Frame made of durable, lightweight extruded aluminum.
- Dense foam wheels with rubber outer layer; will not puncture, easy to clean, all-terrain.
- For very active dogs, optional air tires (like mountain bike tires) may be purchased, featuring a deeper tread and replaceable inner tube.
- Easy to resell because it can be adjusted and used on other dogs.
- All wheelchair parts are washable; folds flat for easy transport and storage.
- Available in Pink, Blue, or Camo ($30 additional charge for designer color CAMO)
- Typically ships same day; overnight and international shipping available.
- Fits large breeds: Rottweiler, Pitbull, German Shepherd, Labrador Retriever, Boxer, Bloodhound, Doberman, Golden Retriever, Bernese Mountain Dog, Great Pyrenees, Mastiff, Greyhound, Newfoundland, St. Bernard, Great Dane, Irish Wolfhound, and more.
- Great customer service for any follow up or questions.
- Available on Click here to learn why you should buy from Walkin’ Pets
Read this article about German Shepherds to see how Walkin’ Wheels can help them walk!
IMPROVES CANINE MOBILITY
The large wheelchair provides hind leg support your best friend needs to live an active, healthy life. Get your pets back on their feet and back to what’s important, spending time with their family.
Recommended by Veterinary professionals around the world, the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair helps injured or disabled pets to stay mobile despite their limitations. Ideal for dogs with progressive mobility conditions like DM.
SIMPLE TO USE & ADJUST
The large dog wheelchair features a durable, rugged, and lightweight frame that adjusts in length, width, & height for the perfect fit for your large breed dog.
How to Choose the Right Size
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|
Assembly & Usage Instructions
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:
Frequently Asked Questions
Your pet’s new Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair comes with everything your pet needs to get up and walking again!
What’s In the Box?
- 1 Frame
- 1 Set of extenders
- 1 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: (one 9″ connector)
The width connector connects the left and right side of the frame together. One size fits the width of 9″-12.5″
Length Extenders: (one set of 26″ extenders )
The adjustable length extenders connect the front harness to the wheelchair.
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: 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 an 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.
Yes! In fact, your dog’s wheelchair is designed so that dogs can go to the bathroom and get the exercise they need. Not only can pets pee and poop while using their dog wheelchair, but their wheelchair also actually encourages them to go. A “down” dog tends to be less active, which can impact the internal functions of their body. Once a dog is in their wheelchair, they are standing upright and moving more which encourages their body to function correctly and allow them to relieve themselves naturally.
How does it work?
Both male and female pets can pee and poop freely while using their wheelchair. Their hind end is fully supported from underneath by their rear leg rings keeping them in a comfortable and natural standing position. Although your pet can not squat while in their wheelchair, they will relieve themselves while standing.
It’s easy to determine the right size Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair for your pet. All you need is one simple measurement to choose the right size wheelchair for your pet:
- 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.
Already have your dog’s rear leg height? Let our SureFit® Calculator help you find the perfect size wheelchair for your best friend!
Yes, the dog wheelchair will gives pets the support they need to stand, walk, and rebuild their strength. The wheelchair supports your dog to relieve pressure and reduce the weight placed on their legs making it easier for them to walk. We encourage your dog to use his/her rear legs to maintain muscle mass and to get exercise, while using their cart your pet will work to develop the muscle in the rear legs and build up their stamina as they exercise. A dog does not need to be fully paralyzed to benefit from using a dog wheelchair. If the rear legs are paralyzed, then the stirrups will keep their legs from dragging.
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.
If you have a Dachshund or Corgi, it is OK 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.
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.
It’s very easy to get your dog in and out of their Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair. First, place the front harness on your pet and place your dog on the ground with the wheelchair behind them. Lift their hind legs and place them through the leg rings before lifting the side bars and clipping the harness to the wheelchair frame.
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.
- All orders over $49 ship free within the continental US
- Orders typically ship same day: orders must be placed by 12 Noon EST, or 9AM PST for same day shipping.
- Overnight shipping available.
- International shipping available.
- Order will be shipped from our East Coast or West Coast facility, depending on product stock availability.
- When selecting free ground transportation, we will select the fastest way for you, using either UPS or USPS.
- If you need a guaranteed shipping time, please select from additional shipping options at checkout.
- Delivery is 1 to 5 business days for Walkin’ Wheels in the contiguous U.S. and Alaska.
Yes, the Walkin’ Wheels is very easy to transport. Simply turn the dial on the knuckle wheelchair to fold in the wheels and struts, making it easy to carry and travel with.
Every dog and disability are unique, so is their recovery process. We have seen varying degrees of rehabilitation with dogs using the wheelchair. Some dogs have been able to improve so much that they no longer needed the wheelchair. While your dog is in the wheelchair, they are getting physical therapy improving their physical and mental health.
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.
When the wheelchair is adjusted properly, the animal stands in a ‘natural’ position. Here’s what to check (refer to the figure below):
A: Knuckle at the hips. If you were to draw an imaginary line from one knuckle to the other, the line would pass right through the dog’s hips where the bone of the leg meets the bones of the body. If the knuckle is not aligned there, tighten harness and/or adjust length. Allow 1″ on each side between dog and black knuckle.
B: Front Support loop at the shoulder. The loop on the front harness that the extender bar goes through should be at the shoulder. Adjust the straps so that the loop is held firmly against the shoulder, then clip into wheelchair.
C: The dog’s back needs to be straight or arched up (slight hunch). In this photo, the dog’s back is arched down a little. This is NOT correct and this dog needs the Belly Strap.
D: The back legs need to be just touching, or just off the ground, depending on the health of the back legs. If the dog wants to use his back legs, then allow his feet to touch lightly. This is often adjusted by tightening the straps that hold the harness to the frame – this brings the dog’s seat up. (Take the dog out of the harness before adjusting.) If the height of the harness cannot be changed, then lengthen the leg struts. Consider boots if the feet drag. Use the stirrups if the dog cannot use his back legs or the feet are dragging on the ground.
E: The horizontal extender bar needs to be level.
Foam wheels are great for all terrains. They feature a dense foam interior with an outer rubber layer. These wheels will not puncture, wear extremely well, and are easy to clean.
Air tires are for very active dogs that like to go hiking on rough surfaces. These tires are like mountain bike tires. They have a nice deep tread and a replaceable inner tube (will need to be filled with air occasionally). There is an additional cost of $40.00 for the set.
Customer Photos & Videos
LARGE Walkin’ Wheels pet photos, sent in by happy customers!
Watch these videos of pets enjoying their LARGE Walkin’ Wheels!
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