Thursday, 17 February 2011 12:04

Retired Police K-9, Shadow, Regains Mobility with Dog Wheelchair

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Shadow is my retired Police K9 that I worked with on the street for approximately 8 years. Shadow retired December 31, 2009 due to age and because he was beginning to have issues with his back half. He now stays at home with our other four dogs. Approximately 6-8 months after his retiring, he got to the point where he could not stand on his rear legs. This condition was being caused by the sheath around his spine deteriorating and causing nerve issues. He still has the same personality and wants to still go to work with me. My wife and I hated that he could not get outside and move around with the other dogs, so we began our search for a wheelchair for him. We bought the Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair from your company, and my only regret is that we did not do it sooner.


The wheelchair allows Shadow to get out and move around the yard with our other dogs, and he gets to barking up a storm! Shadow, with all his years of working and wearing a harness to track, took to the wheelchair with no problem. He enjoys getting out in the yard, but I have to keep an eye on him because he actually starts chasing our other dogs around. He can move quite quickly in the chair. Shadow's quality of life is greatly improved due to the chair and his ability to move around outside again.


Thanks,

Officer Rob C.