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.
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 Wheelchair, Front 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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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]