“Buddy” Terrier Mix

Buddy is a 2 1/2 year old Terrier Mix that was attacked by dogs when he was less then a year old. He has been in a wheelchair since shortly after the accident, and has been receiving physical therapy at Valley Animal Hospital in Clifton. There is one this Buddy has learned, and that is to not let your disability make you feel that you’re any less than that anyone, and with hope, anything is possible.


Buddy has been in his wheels for a year and a half, advocating for those without a voice. He originally started out in a Full Support Wheelchair, but has rehabilitated so well, that he now only uses the chair for Front Support. His owner was able to simply remove the rear support sling.

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July 23rd, 2014

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July 16th, 2014

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]

July 10th, 2014

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]

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