Do you want to win $200 cash just in time for Christmas? Here it is. We’re looking for the Ruffest photo of your dog in his or her Ruff Rollin’ Wheelchair. It’s called the “Life is Ruff” photo contest. We are looking for photos for our booth for upcoming trade shows. We want to tell the world that your disabled dog is abled! The winning photo will receive $200 cash! You have until December 1st to get your photo in.
We are looking for the best hiking, biking, running, swimming, or active photos. Get creative. Go to the mountains, go to the beach, or to the trails. Please send the highest resolution photos that you can, as the winning photo has a chance to be blown up and put on a large booth that will travel around to trade shows to speak of the Ruff Rollin’ mission. By entering your photo in the contest, you are giving Ruff Rollin’ permission to use your photo for marketing purposes.
If you are not a Facebook fan, like our page, upload to Facebook, and you will receive likes and extra votes there. Otherwise, email your photo.
We are so excited to tell the world that your dog can still be a dog, enjoying life, even with a disability. Get your photos in before December 1st, and win $200 cash!
If your dog still has use of his or her rear legs, and you are purchasing a wheelchair, the wheelchair will come in a walking position. You will place the height of the wheelchair so the rear feet are halfway between tippy toed and flatfooted. This way the wheelchair will provide 99% of the support that your dog needs. There is always that chance that his or her feet will still drag, especially the toes. You will want to provide your dog with extra protection with a paw protector, or dog boot. I have found a boot that stays on and protects against abrasions from concrete, rocks, etc… Of course, I have boots in stock that I can put right in with your shipment. Call me for details, but here is some general information on the UltraPaws Dog Boot.
• Ergonomically designed
• Stays on – guaranteed!
• Rugged, flexible, super-grip sole
• Protection outdoors
I carry 3 different styles of boot in 9 sizes. To make it easier for you, all you have to do is measure your dogs foot, and I will decide what style. The reason being, the tiny tiny doggies will only fit into the small Traction boot, while the larger dogs get the bigger, fancier version of the Rugged design. Sizes of dog boots come in sizes ranging from 1″-4″ width.
BOOT STYLE SIZE WIDTH (IN INCHES) PRICE
Traction X-Petite 1 1/4" $9
Traction Petite 1 1/2" $9
Rugged Petite 1 1/4" $18
Rugged X-Small 1 3/4" $18
Rugged Small 2 1/4" $18
Rugged Medium 2 3/4" $18
Rugged Large 3 1/4" $19
Rugged X-Large 4" $19
Boots are non-refundable, but I will exchange them for another size. Please return boots in a clean, like new condition to avoid a cleaning fee, or possible non-refundable status.
Samson is a 9 year old Pug from Colorado. Watch this hilarious video that his mom, Blaire sent. When you’re feeling down, it’s a great pick me up. Blaire and I decided to put a Corgi/Dachshund harness on Samson, and I think it’s working out really nice.
1/26/05 – 9/11/11
If you have been following Ruff Rollin’ for the past year, you know about Bean. Bean is a leading dog for Ruff Rollin’. He was not dealt a good hand in life, but his owners went to the ends of the earth for him. When he was 5, he ruptured a disc, and although surgery was unsuccessful, his owners still pushed to give Bean a second chance. Bean was in a Ruff Rollin’ Wheelchair for 14 months. Although it took him a while to get used to the wheelchair, Bean was a very happy dog, and his owners were appreciative of what his dog wheelchair provided for him.
Bean was diagnosed with Lymphoma last week. Despite a round of Chemo, Bean stopped eating, and his owners realized, for the first time, there was nothing that they could do for him.
“We decided to let him go and hopefully walk and run again in another place. We are incredibly sad right now but know that Bean was one of the most amazing dogs we have ever meet. In spite of 7 surgery’s and not being able to walk he lead a normal dogs life. Hated the UPS man up to the last day and protected Michele and I on two legs. He was simply awesome.”-September 11, 2011
Below are some updates that I’ve received from Chris over the last year. Bean was an incredibly funny dog, with a great personality!
“He walked on Promenade in the Cape May Mutt Strut a few weeks ago and was a star. We got a discount because they charge by the leg to walk and raise money and Bean only got charged for 2 legs J. Everyone loved him.” -September 29, 2010
“I know you will find this funny (we did not) but Bean ran away while I was not looking. Went to see Daisy (Wheaton Terrier ) next door. I found him stuck between some trees in between our houses. He can walk in the chair when he wants to!”-October 6, 2010
“Sierra/Jason – Michele and I read about your Second Chance fund and would like to donate in Bean’s name. Your chair has helped him regain his life so we recognize the value of his mobility and would like to help another dog. I think you know that Michele owns a small company, ConverseNetworks and we would like to make a donation and sponsor a chair (up to $500) from the company – in Bean’s name.”
“Btw… Bean is doing well. He has become very mobile when he choices to be (Shar-Pei are very stubborn so sometime he walks and sometimes he stands still) . Last month he decide to chase the Dachshund across the street while I was not looking.”-June 9, 2011
Below is a link to Chris’ Testimony. He tells the story of Bean first hand.
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When asked “WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?” I say “I GET TO ADD THE SPARKLE BACK!” “If I could have taken a picture of the sparkle in my dog (GSDX) Mindy’s eyes when she realized that those wheels where giving her the freedom to move, run and play ball again, it would have said it all! She had become depressed because of her Degenerative Myelopathy and was not able to chase squirrels or play ball anymore and Ruff Rollin’ changed all that for her. She was sick for 1.5years with DM and she used her wheels [... more]
All of our Rear Support Wheelchairs are convertible into a Full Support Design. The typical case where this might happen is with a progressive disease such as degenerative myelopathy. Degenerative myelopathy of dogs is a slowly progressive, non-inflammatory, and painless, degeneration of the myelin sheath that surrounds the spinal cord. It is most commonly seen in German Shepherds and Welsh Corgis, although is occasionally recognized in other breeds such as Boxers The cause is unknown, although genetic factors are suspected. The early onset usually occurs later than age 5 and usually begins with a slight knuckling over of the rear feet. You [... more]