Having a disabled dog is not the end of the world! They still love, feel, play, and care about us.  It's just our chance to give back all the unconditional love they've given us. When you need solutions for handicapped dogs, remember:

Dogs with Disabilities:

  • Don't feel sorry for themselves, we do it for them
  • Don't know they're disabled
  • Are accepting of what life has to offer
  • Accept as much help as their pride can take
  • Take each day as it comes and smell the flowers they can reach (and sometimes eat them)
  • Have more patience than we'll ever have in the same situation
  • Don't worry if we love them, they know we do
  • Do worry if we'll take care of their needs - and shouldn't have to
  • Don't say what if, they just do what they can
  • Enjoy life just like other dogs, just not as rambunctiously
  • Worry about their status in the pack, it's our job to reassure them they still have it
  • Don't fear the future or worry about the past
  • Make every effort to do what they can to their maximum potential
  • Are not a burden, but a joy and a reason to slow down our own hectic lives

We can learn alot from dogs with disabilities! They can enjoy life to the fullest with just a little help from us. We are on our fourth dog with a neurological disease that wastes the rear legs and eventually renders them useless. We are here to help disabled dogs live full and happy lives.  Whether your dog is paraplegic, quadraplegic, toeing under, paralyzed, or has orthopedic problems, we can help you cope and find solutions.

We Support owners of Disabled Dogs in many ways:

  • Check out our resources and products for dealing with disabled dogs such as wheelchairs, carts, dog harnesses, and dog slings..
  • Give hope and guidance to owners of disabled dogs, including and up to coping with pet loss.  Support and acceptance is what owners of disabled dogs need most. "Putting down" is not always the best or only solution.
  • We are happy to make recommendations and provide product comparisons to help you choose the best equipment at the best price for your handicapped dog.
  • Provide tips and techniques for dealing with the every day care of a handicapped dog.  Whether mobility is impaired, or some other disability, a handicapped dog is a beautiful gift!

 In caring for them all we've learned a lot about what works and what doesn't. The answers are not always obvious, but we'll help you sort it out. With each dog we've been able to find solutions that assisted the dog to live longer, and more comfortably.  Every dog is a challenge, but also a learning experience - but most of all, a disabled dog is a joy - they appreciate everything life has to offer and never say "why me?".