Ruff Rollin' Blog: | Archive for May, 2011
May 20th, 2011

The ball for this fund started rollin’ when we received a call from a gentleman in OR regarding an injured police dog that needed a wheelchair. His daughter, Calen, upon meeting Kline, instantly fell in love and built a bond with this German Shepherd who basically drags his rear end around, due to an injury that occurred four years ago. Here is their story.

 

http://kezi.com/news/local/212519

 

Calen started raising money for Kline, and before she knew it, she had raised over $2500.00 for him. She also received 3 wheelchairs, donated by folks that didn’t need them anymore. Calen is 11.

 

The very same day, I received another phone call from a woman in MN who adopted our friend Meyer, the wiener on wheels. Aimee is a lover of animals and helps not only our beloved pets, but our physically disabled human friends as well. She takes Meyer to the local hospital, to the rehab center, to inspire and cheer. Aimee has a huge heart as well, and said, “Let’s start a fund of our own, and help those in desperate situations.” Me, being the busy Mom, business owner, and still a job holding individual, said ” I will look into that when I get some time.” Aimee, apparently, after only a few phone conversations with me, had figured me out. She knew I wouldn’t do it right away. She didn’t accept my answer and said, “Do it”

 

And that’s how Second Chances was born. I got up early this morning before the kids awoke, sat down at the computer with a cup of coffee, and started typing. No over-thinking it.

 

We have set up this fund for particularly special cases including rescues, those waiting adoption in foster homes, and special cases like Kline, who protect us everyday. As long as the funds are available, we will spread the love as far as it will go, by providing wheelchairs for dogs in need.

 

Part of the reason why I hesitated on starting this project was because I DO NOT want to turn people away who really can’t afford a wheelchair. This will be the hardest part of this project. It breaks my heart to hear that a dog will have to be put down because the funds simply aren’t available to provide a second chance.

 

Please be generous in your donations, as there are more cases out there than we know what to do with.

Thank you so much, Calen, and Aimee, for your inspiration on this project. Let’s help some dogs get a second chance!

 

Sincerely,
Sierra
Ruff Rollin’ Inc

May 11th, 2011

PoochPants are an innovative dog diaper, containing a Microfine fiber technology and a built-in antimicrobial agent that controls odors. Although PoochPants require no inserts, we recommend inserting a sanitary pad (to save on washing). PoochPants are washable, reusable, and guaranteed for 300 washes. Keeps your dog dry, while protecting his or her skin from “leaks”. PoochPants are available in a diaper form for females, and a wrap form for males.

Female Diaper

SizeCircumference RangeWeightPrice
Xxsmall7"-8"up to 4 lbs$20
Xsmall8.5"-11"4-7 lbs$21
Small12"-18.5"8-14 lbs$22
Medium14"-19"15-32 lbs$23
Large17"-22"33-55 lbs$25
Xlarge23"-28"50-90 lbs$26

Male Diaper Wrap

SizeCircumference RangePrice
Small12"-15"$17
Medium16"-22"$20
Large23"-28"$23
XLarge28"-35"$29

May 11th, 2011

Accessory items are non-refundable once worn. Exchanges can by made for wrong sizes. Please return accessory items in a clean, like new condition, to avoid a 10% cleaning fee.

May 10th, 2011

Ideal for dragging paws. Easy to put on. Stays on!!

PRODUCT FEATURES

• Ergonomically designed

• Stays on – guaranteed!

• Rugged, flexible, super-grip sole 

• Ideal for larger dogs

• Protection outdoors

• Available in six sizes

Available in six sizes: Petite 1 1/4″ width; X-Small 1 3/4″ width; Small 2 1/4″ width; Medium 2 3/4″ width; Large 3 1/4″ width; XLarge 4″ width

To measure your dog’s foot for boots, place his or her foot on a piece of paper on the floor, and trace around the foot. Measure the width of the drawing, and we will help you determine the size at that time.

To extend the life of the boot use Shoe Goo®, original formula adhesive and sealant, to seal tears in the sole or seams of the boots that will naturally occur with use. Available at most hardware stores.

 

May 9th, 2011

This is the best boot that we have found for the tiny tiny feet, all the down to 1″ width!! They stay on, and although they are made of fleece, they are still nice and breathable and provide the protection that your pups feet need, while providing traction to prevent slipping.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Ergonomically designed 
  • Stays on – guaranteed! 
  • Generous super-grip patch on sole provides traction to prevent slipping 
  • Keeps paws warm and protected with high quality fleece

Available in Three sizes: XX-Petite 1″width; Petite 1 1/4″ width; X-Small 1 1/5″ width

BOOT STYLESIZEWIDTH (IN INCHES)PRICE
TractionXX-Petite
1"$9
TractionX-Petite1 1/4"$9
TractionPetite1 1/2"$9
RuggedPetite1 1/4"$18
RuggedX-Small1 3/4"$18
RuggedSmall2 1/4"$18
RuggedMedium2 3/4"$18
RuggedLarge3 1/4"$19
RuggedX-Large4"$19
As we have not found a perfect solution to wear and tear of dog boots, we highly recommend purchasing a shoe goo, found at any local hardware store. Applied to the toe and top of the boot, you can prolong the life of your purchase. It is a rubber-cement like product that you can re-apply as needed.

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