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Hybrid Support Sling (for dogs over 40 lbs)

We strongly believe this is the most important component of the wheelchair, as this is what comes in contact with your dog.  Therefore, each support sling is custom made one at a time for each dog.  Our hybrid support sling (for dogs over 40 lbs) combines the benefits of a closed cell foam leg ring, which provides great pelvic support, with the comfort and flexibility of a soft, durable, neoprene. This hybrid support sling greatly benefits dogs with some remaining mobility, as well as being supportive enough for dogs that have lost complete use of the rear legs. This sling is soft, yet sturdy and supportive. The attachment system that we have put in place limits the “swinging” that can occur with some of these soft neoprene saddles. In addition, we have added support sewn in place in conjunction with the super thick, 4 mm neoprene. This is the first support system of its kind in the industry.

Mechanical Closure System


The new “Mojo” attachment for large breed dogs.

Easy to use, very durable mechanical closure system used to attach support saddle to the frame of the wheelchair. This is a super nice button release system. These straps and buckles will NOT break. These were originally designed for snow board bindings, so they will withstand very cold and warm climates. The push bottom system allows for easy on and off. No more tricky side squeeze buckles. No more phone calls for replacement parts.

Lightweight, Durable Frame

We hand construct our wheelchairs with a combination of aircraft grade aluminum, as well as a very durable, high density plastic. The result is a very strong, lightweight frame. Your dog wheelchair will come with a lifetime warranty on the frame of the wheelchair, as well as the wheels. The frame is is made with the highest quality aluminum, as well as the highest quality plastic. We will make your dog’s wheelchair according to his build, measurements, activity level, and lifestyle. If we feel we need to increase the plastic thickness, we will. Or we might lighten the frame a little for your elderly dog.

Pneumatic Wheels

 

Extremely durable, oversized pneumatic (air filled) wheels with high precision bearings. These are waterproof, and only need a little oil every once in a while for upkeep. The wheels are also canted for maximum stability.  This means a smooth comfortable ride for your dog, also making it easier to get over small obstacles. And no, they do not go flat. These are BMX quality tires, made for long lasting fun!

Hand Built Quality For Your Dog

We will hand build a custom designed wheelchair, built only for your dog. We also understand that measuring a disabled dog is not an exact science, so there is a degree of adjustment to ensure  a proper fit.  Our designs include a Rear Support WheelchairFront Support Wheelchair, and a Full Support Wheelchair. Please refer to Evaluating Your Dog to determine which design is best for you and your dog, or call us with any questions.

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March 26th, 2014

Still deciding on a whether a Ruff Rollin’ Wheelchair is the best option for your dog? Please visit our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/ruffwheels today to view updated photos, our current projects, our new products, and the best testimonials you will see anywhere! We promise, you will not be disappointed!!

January 21st, 2014

A man and woman created a great family. They had a couple of great kids and a wonderful dog. The dog was very dedicated and provided years of companionship, fun and joy to the family. Over the years the dog became ill. The parents learned from the vet that the dog was not going to get better. They were torn and did not know if they could introduce the burden of this into their kids lives. As time passed the parents realized it was time. They decided that they would keep the burden off their kids and tell them after [... more]

January 17th, 2014

I want to preface this blog by stating, I am in no way putting down my competitor’s product. I genuinely believe that every dog wheelchair company in this industry only has the best intentions for their product, and that is to help our family members, our dogs, get the help that they need. Today I received a phone inquiry from a gentleman asking about a small Dachshund wheelchair. I told him the cost would be $325, plus $20 shipping. He quickly stated that the price was too high. I wish he would have asked me a few more questions. I [... more]

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