Ruff Rollin' Blog: | Archive for July, 2011
July 13th, 2011

Taya, Siberian Husky, 2 years old, was taken in a seizure from an animal hoarder who has subsequently charged with animal cruelty, neglect, etc. She is a two year old three legged little angel. She is missing her left forefoot and her right forefoot is clubbed. The Vet assumes she was born without her left forefoot. In order to compensate for her missing forefoot she has developed a luxating patella on her left hind leg. She is having a lot of trouble walking and as a result the Vet suggested we pursue surgery on her left hind leg sooner rather than later. Watch the way she moves in her wheelchair! 

July 13th, 2011

Spencer is an 11 year old, Old English Sheepdog. Here is a great story about his fourth of July weekend!

“You should be pleased to know that the chair floats.  4th of July weekend we had some company over the house.  Here we are greeting the company, I took my eye off him for a second and the next thing I see is Spencer in the pool…….in the chair!!  Well it was at that point we learned…… it floats!!!!!  There he goes swimming along, I jumped in the pool after him….what a sight.   This is truly an ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE!!!!!  I don’t know what we would have done without it, it saved him.”

Thanks for everything,


July 4th, 2011

Meyer has been in a Ruff Rollin’ Wheelchair since January. His new owner just purchased him a new anodized wheelchair. We can anodize wheelchairs for dogs under about 80 lbs, depending on the size. Larger than 80 lbs, we can get powder coated. The flag is a great idea for the tiny dogs as well!

July 4th, 2011

This is Bean, a 3 year old Shar-Pei, one year after his initial injury. He will have been in his Ruff Rollin’ Wheelchair for one year right around the beginning of August. Bean took his time getting used to his wheelchair, and was a little frustrating for his owners, but he is super happy now, and spends lots of time at the beach with his sister, Indy. Follow Bean’s story here. His owner Chris, tells his story. Bean’s story

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