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WalkinWheels.com is a part of the HandicappedPets.com Family of Websites.
We provide products, services, and support to the caretakers of elderly, injured, and special needs pets.

In 2001, Mark C. Robinson founded HandicappedPets.com. Inspired by the death of his pet Mercedes, a Keeshond who suffered from epilepsy and ultimately had to be put to sleep, Mark decided there must be other options. Support and information was needed for owners of elderly, injured and handicapped pets. He created a site in memory of Mercedes that provides products, services as well as information.   

Our Mission:
To provide an alternative to ending a pet’s life so that elderly, handicapped, and injured pets can continue to lead happy, healthy, high-quality lives. To offer products, services and information to enable owners to care for their pets.

A Letter from HandicappedPets.com Founder:
To All Pet Lovers and Caretakers,

The day when a pet, whether injured, lame, incontinent or otherwise impaired had to be put down, has at last come to an end.
We have evolved to a new level of awareness of the sacredness of all life, and of the powerful bond between caregiver and pet. Our pets are cherished members of our family, deserving of the same love and respect we give our children. Our mission at HandicappedPets.com is to support people who wish to find alternatives to euthanasia. An elderly, disabled, or injured pet can often live a high quality life for many years with the help and support and products that they need, from diapers, to a rear-support harness, to a wheelchair.

This site was created in memory of my beloved Keeshond, Mercedes, who had been diagnosed with epilepsy. The vet’s advice was to euthanize her. Years later, a dear friend, was diagnosed with a mild form of epilepsy for which she is treated with medication. The disparity between the two reactions to the same disease was unacceptable. I created the site to give caretakers the information they need to make the difficult, loving decisions that face them.

Today, more than fifteen years later, our website contains many stories of hope and healing as well as the products, services, and support that a caretaker of a handicapped pet needs. People are welcome to submit their inventions and devices which can be distributed through the site. The discussion area contains over 90,000 messages from people helping one another. The gallery has photos and stories submitted by caretakers. Listings of caring vets, animal rehabilitation centers, holistic healers, and animal communicators, and more are all available.
Best Regards,
Mark C. Robinson
Mark C. Robinson

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DVM Approves Dog Wheelchair

DVM Approves Dog Wheelchair

The fact that the Walkin Wheels adjusts to any size dog, we are able to get new patients up and mobile in minutes, which is amazing. In many cases we use the cart as a part of our canine rehabilation program. James St.Clair, DVM Just want to send a big thank you and congratulations on creating this great product, the Walkin' Wheels...

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DM Boxers in Dog Wheels

DM Boxers in Dog Wheels

Previously we had been using the slings, harnesses, and rear leashes to take them walks. Although they work pretty well, it limits their independence. Here's our boy Kiefer. He'll be 11 in June. He has DM, which has been progressing since about May last year. He can still get around on his own on all four legs, (some days are...

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Mo Loves Walkin' Wheels

Mo Loves Walkin' Wheels

"Our14 1/2 year old Border Collie, Mo, got his wheels this afternoon. We used the dvd and got it assembled in no time and were amazed at how quick he figured it out. So far for the day, we have been on THREE walks. He totally LOVES it!!" – Holly M.

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Amputee Lucky Appreciates Walkin Wheels

Amputee Lucky Appreciates Walkin Wheels

We got on the internet to do research and found the Handicapped Pets site among others. Because he is a larger than average German Shepherd, after studying each one, we decided yours was best suited for him because it could be adjusted to fit his size." Here is a picture of Lucky, our rescued dog, using his "Wheels." Seven years ago...

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Kayleigh Loves her Wheels

Kayleigh Loves her Wheels

Good Day, We would like to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the outstanding quality of the Walkin' Wheels! Just last week, our four-year-old bichon Kayleigh, suffered unexplained paralysis in her hind legs. She is a very independent dog with a strong personality, and nothing was going to keep her still. As soon as the Walkin' Wheels arrived...

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Great Dane Loves his Dog Wheelchair

Great Dane Loves his Dog Wheelchair

Saturday, Long John Hunter, New Jersey. A Certified Therapy Dog Took him to the beach - low tide, hard sand. He was so happy I wanted to cry! All your time talking and working with me paid off!! Wait 'til you see the pictures and videos. This dog dove into the water - he never does that. He boldly pranced up...

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Buddy in his Dog Wheelchair

Buddy in his Dog Wheelchair

I've attached 2 photos of my dog Buddy. In one he is wearing his wonderful ruff wear harness and the other he is in his Walkin Wheels set up. We only had the Walkin Wheels for the last few weeks of his life ( that was kind of a day late and a dollar short) but the wheels fit well...

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Thank You Walkin Wheels!!!! (Video)

Turner is the best dog in the entire universe (maybe I’m just a touch biased). Turner is a 15 year old German Shepherd who is full of life and vigor but who’s back legs simply don’t work anymore. In almost every house on my block lives 1 or more wonderful dogs. My Turner’s favorite thing in the world to do...

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"Your enthusiasm and love for the dogs is evident…

Hello Kelley, It was a pleasure talking with you today! Thank you for your email and the attachments. I enjoyed reading your instructions for getting Annie used to the wheelchair. Your enthusiasm and love for the dogs is evident in your instructions....such a personal touch and a real interest comes forth! So easy to understand and fun to read too! I'm most...

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Dex is a Puppy

Dex is a Puppy

This is Dex (Lindsay's Delightful Dexaroni) and he is a puppy that was stepped on in the whelping box, by his mom. It damaged his rear legs and they were amputated and he has 2 stumps now, His owner (the breeder) put him in a Walkin' Wheels (6in. Strut x 4in. wheels) at 12 weeks of age and is upgrading...

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Dog Wheelchair Brings Hope

Dog Wheelchair Brings Hope

I just want you to know that the wheelchair has changed my dog's life, as well as mine. I have never been so encouraged and excited about something! Now, I can spend more time with my dog and not have to think about putting him to sleep. He is my whole world, and the wheelchair has brought us nothing but...

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Playing Ball Again in Walkin Wheels Dog Wheelchair

Playing Ball Again in Walkin Wheels Dog Wheelchair

I think your company is great!  The customer service is excellent, and I feel you go above and beyond.  Our German shepherd dog Mace suffers from degenerative myelopathy - "DM", and I didn't realize how sad and depressed he was until we got the wheels. The very first day we received the wheels, he went to the back gate and wanted...

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Retired Police Dog Keeps on Rolling

Retired Police Dog Keeps on Rolling

“We drove from South Florida, where we now live, back home to Northern Virginia stopping at “rest stops” in each state (FL, GA, SC, NC and VA) with our dog Koal. I can’t tell you how many people approached us asking about Koal’s Walkin’ Wheels cart and wanting a demo on it. The same has happened in the area where...

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Call Him Codski - Walkin Wheels

Call Him Codski - Walkin Wheels

Article from Fido Friendly Magazine - June 2010 Call Him Codski - A disabled Cocker treks through the Alaskan snow - By Carol Bryant ALTHOUGH FIDO WHEELCHAIRS FACILITATE DRY GROUND MOBILITY, THE HEAVY SNOWS OF ALASKA PRESENT CHALLENGES. There's no sense in throwing a life away." When Zane and Val Henning of Wasilla, Alaska, see their Cocker Spaniel, Cody, trail-blazing through the snow...

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"Best Purchase I'd made in a long time..."

"Best Purchase I'd made in a long time..."

Good Morning, Katie died earlier this month, but thanks to her wheels, she was up playing tug-a-war with her friends just a few days before her death. The wheels were the best purchase I'd made in a long time.  They gave her a new lease on life. Thanks, Bucky Benzenberg

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MAX, German Shepherd, Loved his Dog Wheelchair

MAX, German Shepherd, Loved his Dog Wheelchair

What a Godsend! Max received his new wheels on Thursday, May 4th. We hooked him up right away and sent him outside to enjoy the world. At first, he would not go to the bathroom in it, but by Friday evening, this was no longer a problem. We adjusted the cart to fit different needs that we were seeing. After a few days...

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How Quickly do Dogs Adapt to a Dog Wheelchair?

  On a recent survey of Dog Wheelchair Owners we asked: Did the dog adapt quickly to the Dog Wheelchair? What tips would you have for a first time user of the dog wheelchair to get the dog used to it? Here are some of the answers we received. Golden - She adapted pretty quickly A few treats come in handy. [Yup...

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Walkin Wheels in Japan

Walkin Wheels in Japan

Thank you so much for helping me complete the order. I received the wheels this morning. It is so wonderful to see my GSD "Lady" walking with big smile on her face. My family appreciate your product and service. Fumi Higaki Ichinomiya-Shi, Aichi Japan

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Hope the Bulldog

Hope the Bulldog

The new tube-style back leg rings are working very well. Hope is more comfortable in it. The new tube-style back leg rings are working very well.  Hope is more comfortable in it. Hope has began to use her right foot to walk in her cart, I think the the rear strut is now too short and she needs the taller strut...

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Sweet Bear Loves Her Walkin' Wheels

Sweet Bear Loves Her Walkin' Wheels

The Walkin Wheels were delivered next day! Excellent! The wheels were delivered the next day as promised. This was the first time that I had ordered anything thru Google, and I was uncertain about what would happen. Customer service at Walkin’ Wheels was very friendly and helpful when I called to confirm my order with them and they assured me that...

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Ebony is "Doing Her Thing" in Dog Wheelchair

Ebony is "Doing Her Thing" in Dog Wheelchair

Ebony loves her dog wheelchair. Thank you very much for the fast delivery and a great product!!! Ebony loves the wheelchair!! She is walking and doing her thing!! It was very easy for her to handle the wheelchair. Ebony’s Owner  

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Prince is Charming in His Walkin' Wheels

Prince is Charming in His Walkin' Wheels

Prince and his first experience with Walkin’ Wheels: Here is a picture of Prince. This was his first experience with his Walkin' Wheels. He rushed to his favorite bush! He will be getting only a little practice right away as his vet doesn't want him moving too much, but we will be using it for potty breaks. Thanks so much for...

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"Max has the biggest smile ever in his wheelchair…

"Max has the biggest smile ever in his wheelchair..."

Just wanted to let you know that we received the cart and Max loves it. He had no problem with it, we put it on and off he went!! He is sooo happy being outside and meeting other dogs. In a couple of days he can go about 15 to 20 minutes. I can't wait to be able to walk...

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Walkin' Wheels Give Cody a "New Lease on Life…

Walkin' Wheels Give Cody a "New Lease on Life"

13-year old Cody is trying out his Walkin' Wheels for the first time. He's got a new lease on life! He can go on walks again! We're all so happy! He is a great boy and a loyal companion who has given us nothing but joy every day of his life. We pray that he will see another summer so...

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Retired Police K-9, Shadow, Regains Mobility with Dog W…

Retired Police K-9, Shadow, Regains Mobility with Dog Wheelchair

Shadow is my retired Police K9 that I worked with on the street for approximately 8 years. Shadow retired December 31, 2009 due to age and because he was beginning to have issues with his back half. He now stays at home with our other four dogs. Approximately 6-8 months after his retiring, he got to the point where he...

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Oliver Can GO GO GO in His Walkin' Wheels

Oliver Can GO GO GO in His Walkin' Wheels

Oliver, was a rescue, we got him when he was a year old and he will be eight years old in March. He is the largest Airedale I have ever seen, not fat just large, tips the scales at 104lbs. Six months ago, while walking him we noticed he was dragging his right rear foot, so we took him to...

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Napoleon BonaPug is Back in the Snow!

Napoleon BonaPug is Back in the Snow!

Napoleon had fun today playing in the snow...something he had a hard time doing before getting his wheels. He still has use of his back legs, but lacks the muscle tone to keep from falling over on slippery snow. Thanks to Walkin’ Wheels my boy can enjoy going on walks again too. Linda B.

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Proud Parents Reflect on Cayman's Life and Mobility

Proud Parents Reflect on Cayman's Life and Mobility

Sadly my baby Cayman passed away Saturday afternoon 2.19.2011. I would still be thrilled to share photos of my boy using his wheels with the hopes other will see how wonderful and successful their pets can be if given the chance. Two years ago after noticing a limp I took Cayman to the vet who in turn said the limp must...

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Furbaby Cody Flies in Walkin' Wheels

Furbaby Cody Flies in Walkin' Wheels

The morning of September 11, 2009, 6:30am we awoke for a normal day. We let the dogs out for their morning ritual while we had our showers and got prepared for the day. When we let our dogs in after their morning bathroom break, we observed a strange lameness in Cody's left leg. We checked her over and encouraged her to...

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Rescue Lula is All Smiles in Walkin Wheels

Rescue Lula is All Smiles in Walkin Wheels

Lula Rescue Chessie loves her new Walkin' Wheels! Lula is a permanent foster of the Chesapeake Retriever Rescue of WI . Lula came to the rescue from Duluth, MN in November 2009 with severehip dysplasia and two ruptured ACL's. She is about 10 years old and 115 pounds- she is often accused of being overweight but she has very large...

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Milo Shows Rehabilitative Progress with Walkin Wheels

Milo Shows Rehabilitative Progress with Walkin Wheels

Milo, our nine year old boxer mix, was felled just 1 month ago by a FCE with instantaneous total rear leg paralysis. Luckily, he kept bowel and bladder control along with his tail wagging ability. We talked with our HandicappedPets.com representative right away and received our Walkin' Wheels wheelchair just a few days after his spinal stroke.  This dog was completely...

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Paint the Dachshund Rolls Around Town

Paint the Dachshund Rolls Around Town

Sorry it has taken me so long to send you these photos of Paint in his Walkin' Wheels! He loves them and practically RUNS in them! He went for a mile long walk today, which is no easy feat when you weigh only 10 pounds and your legs are only 6 inches long when stretched! Thank you again for all of your...

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Twig Loves Being Back on the Trails

Twig Loves Being Back on the Trails

Update on Twig - she has done super with her Walkin wheels! She took to the chair right away and is now enthusiastic when we slip her harness on! Snow came early this year and we spend a lot of time outside. The chair was a little tough on the trails in the deep snow. So, my husband fashioned a...

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Ru Ru Runs in His Walkin Wheels

Ru Ru Runs in His Walkin Wheels

I Love It!! Ru Ru looks so wonderful and he is doing amazing. We would be lost without the drag bag!! Probably one of his favorite things besides his wheels! He hates when it is in the washer and he cannot go out and play in the yard without his wheels! Ru Ru's Facebook page has generated a great response, and...

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Corgi Sandy and Her Dog Wheelchair

Corgi Sandy and Her Dog Wheelchair

Just a quick note to let you know that Sandy has adapted very well in a short period of time to her new wheels. She is a small Corgi, almost 14 years old who is healthy in every way except back legs dysfunction due to degenerative myelopathy or DM. She can go on walks and play ball again! Glad we found...

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Jule is Back in Nature with Dog Wheelchair

Jule is Back in Nature with Dog Wheelchair

Hallo Alyssa, So long time took me to send you message, but it's only because we enjoy nature together with Jule who run like crazy with her new wheels. My big love Jule, she is so amazing dog, sometimes I don't feel that she is dog but the same like me- human. She always have been very energetic, so when she...

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Digit on Wheels: Little Dog, Big Personality

Digit on Wheels: Little Dog, Big Personality

Hello Alyssa, Digit is a little miracle. The Walkin Wheels Mini has been a blessing. At first he was a little freaked out by the thing on his back, but he started moving, and when he did, his tail went straight up and wagged. Only his second day in his wheels and he chased his laser toy! After three weeks, Digit...

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Duffy "Rolls Through the Hood" in Walkin' Whe…

Duffy "Rolls Through the Hood" in Walkin' Wheels

This is Duffy, my 14 year old Great Pyrenees / Shepherd mix. The minute we put him in the Walkin Wheels, he found he could move and we were off to the races! We have had these wonder wheels for only a short time and he always wants to be out and about.. We go out every day, rain or...

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Sybil and Pug Friends Appreciate Walkin' Wheels

Sybil and Pug Friends Appreciate Walkin' Wheels

Sorry it has taken me so long to send a picture of Sybil in her "rig." When we first were strapping Sybil into her Mini Walkin' Wheels, she took off running and doing circles before we had even done up all the buckles. She fully understood that the wheels were her road to freedom and to be able to go...

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Lucy is Greedy for Treats and Her Canine Wheelchair

Lucy is Greedy for Treats and Her Canine Wheelchair

Lucy has a trailing left hind leg which is becoming progressively worse most probably due to degenerative neuropathy. She is not in pain but lacks strength and balance and falls many times. Besides that, her trailing paw is prone to many abrasions and cuts. I tried helping her with traction boots which at least protect from the abrasions but as...

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Amputee Dog, Little Bit, is a Big Bit Inspiring

Amputee Dog, Little Bit, is a Big Bit Inspiring

Thank you HandicappedPets and Walkin' Wheels for giving Little Bit her independence again. Little Bit came into my life in 2002 when a former student brought her to me when she was one week old. He told me she was missing her right foot. He thought a rat had chewed her foot off because he pulled her and her siblings...

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Spots Has A Walkin' Wheels Birthday

Spots Has A Walkin' Wheels Birthday

Our dog, Spots, turned 16 years old last week. Her birthday coincided almost exactly with the end of our 45 day rental period of her Walkin' Wheels. We're so happy that we still have her and are happy that our rental has been converted to a full-on purchase. The rental allowed us to see if the wheelchair would work for her...

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Maggie Mea and Sweet Pea Start New Adventures With Thei…

Maggie Mea and Sweet Pea Start New Adventures With Their Dog Wheelchairs

Here are Maggie Mea and Sweet Pea in their wheels. This is the beginning of a new adventure. Thank you very much Handicapped Pets for making such an awesome piece of equipment to make my baby girls lives better.  

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