We’ve all seen dogs in wheelchairs running, playing, swimming, and living a happy, healthy life. It’s wonderful to watch a paralyzed dog get their life back. After they are done with their wheelchair, either because they’ve gone over the bridge, or their injury is healed, the question remains: what do you do with the dog wheelchair?
In the case of an older-style custom-made dog wheelchair, there isn’t much you can do. Sometimes you can return it to the manufacturer, and they can use it for parts (ideally, they should pay for this as they usually re-sell the parts). You may be able to donate it to a shelter or animal hospital, but they usually have a garage full already.
Custom-made dog wheelchairs can only be used if you can find a dog with the same measurements. If you have an adjustable wheelchair, though, these are highly appreciated donations because they can be adjusted to fit any size dog.
Walkin’ Pets offers Refurbished Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchairs, and other Walkin’ Pets refurb products are available for purchase directly through its website. Each refurbished product is inspected by hand for quality assurance prior to it being listed. Each refurbished product is carefully inspected, cleaned, and repackaged so that when you receive it, it’s ready for your pet. Most refurbished products have been barely out of the box and only have some minor cosmetic imperfections, usually light wear, or scratching.
Useddogwheelchairs.com is an online platform where pet parents list and sell their dog wheelchairs when they are no longer needed. Availability changes often, and the condition of the cart will vary depending on how long it was used.