Shaggy was hit by a car or stepped on by a cow....Read More »X
Shaggy was hit by a car or stepped on by a cow while he was with his previous owners 6 years ago. Their lifestyle made Shaggy’s world to be known in a kennel all day and night. He got out a few nights they were home, pulled himself around on carpet and grass outside—an uncomfortable /unhealthy situation for Shaggy. We adopted Shaggy 6 weeks ago. 4 days into his stay, my husband found his wheelchair. We strapped him in and off he went like he has had wheels all his life. No more sores on legs and belly, and grins all the time! He now cruises with the dogs, and cats love him. We didn’t know he could wag his tail nor move parts of his legs! We believe this chair is the start of a new recovery, great therapy, and a longer, loving life.
Pebbles is an 8-year-old pug who got attacked b....Read More »X
Pebbles is an 8-year-old pug who got attacked by another dog when she was little, which has left her disabled. That does not stop her. She is always keen to go for her walk each day and loves to chase her ball. She is full of life and is a dog that knows what she wants. She can be very bossy at times to me and to the other pug that we have.
We are Terry and Julie from East Sussex in the....Read More »X
We are Terry and Julie from East Sussex in the UK, and we run our own pet care business. Our beloved black labrador dog, Rowley, didn’t enjoy the best of health, suffering from epilepsy, laryngeal paralysis, generalized arthritis, and hip dysplasia. However, he was a happy dog and had much enjoyment from life even though he was nearly 14. But things got even worse at the end of July 2016 when he suddenly lost the use of his back legs. At first, we feared that we would have to have him put to sleep but the idea of a wheelchair to help him get about and enjoy more independence was worth looking into, just in case he could manage to use it despite his existing elbow problems.
After research, we found Best Friend Mobility wheelchair on Ebay and the price was, we thought, very reasonable. We are not very good at putting together flat pack furniture and so on, but despite our limitations with such things we found the wheelchair not too much trouble to construct.
The first use of the chair was challenging for us all, poor Rowley could not understand what was happening. But he soon got the hang of it and had a bit of a walk, encouraged by some biscuits. On second use he was raring to go, taking off to race down the garden before we had a chance to strap him in! He knew exactly what it was for and got very excited when we got out the wheelchair, knowing he could decide where to walk himself when using it rather than having to go where we carried him. It gave him freedom and independence.
Meet Riki. We adopted Riki through a German she....Read More »X
Meet Riki. We adopted Riki through a German shepherd dog rescue group in 2011. He appeared to be around 4 or 5 years old at the time and had been found wandering the streets of San Leandro. He has been a wonderful companion for the last 5 and a half years—the perfect family pet. He began showing symptoms of Degenerative Myelopathy around May of 2016 and he has been gradually losing the ability to walk ever since. We bought him his Best Friend Mobilty chair in mid-October 2016 and he loves being able to go for walks again. He still likes to stop and sniff every shrub and tree. We know we don’t have a lot of time left with him and we want him to be able to enjoy that time.
Tex is my beautiful best friend of 9 ½ y....Read More »X
Tex is my beautiful best friend of 9 ½ years. He was given to me as a puppy so I have never been 100% sure what actual breed he us but there would have to be a working dog in there.
We have run thousands of kilometers together over the years due to my love of running and the beach and we’ve barely missed a day. Most days running mornings and night, and active all weekend with me. He has lots of human and dog friends all over the place. So, it was completely heartbreaking and traumatic when Tex had a freak accident running for a ball while I was working away. His spinal cord was swollen with fluid leading to paralysis of his back legs, loss of sensation and ability to walk, run, or jump. As such an active dog, I grieved for him and had no idea what to do when my friend bought Tex a cart with harness and wheels and we haven’t looked back.
It’s been 2 ½ months and he has adapted so well. He has movement and feeling back in his legs although he cannot hold weight so his future is still unclear. At this stage, though, he is truly happy running in his cart along the beach and into the ocean. Good to see him happy in a difficult time.
Meg was a Jack Russell who loved life. Going to....Read More »X
Meg was a Jack Russell who loved life. Going tot the beach, sleeping her days away, and eating were her favourite things to do. She started having back problems in the last 12 months; it was a progressive nerve and disc problem. We purchased her buddy to her freedom when she lost all use of her back legs. It was easy to put together and to put Meg into, even by one person. And every time we took her buddy out, it always sparked a pack walk. She absolutely loved every minute spent in it. It allowed her to wee as normal and interact with her fur sisters in the last days and weeks of her life. Meg was 15 when she passed.
This is Princess. She is a 3-year-old miniature....Read More »X
This is Princess. She is a 3-year-old miniature Australian shepherd. She is paralyzed in her lower back. She was hit by a vehicle in September, which severed her spine. She is doing great and does well with the wheelchair. Thanks for everything!
Leo’s a well-traveled retriever who&rsquo....Read More »X
Leo’s a well-traveled retriever who’s had a life of adventure on the golden beaches of Australia and in the maple woodlands of Japan. He’s now settled in Sheffield, UK. He’s had a full and active life but at 14 years of age (yes, 14), neurological degeneration makes it difficult to walk. Leo’s wheelchair is life-changing and he couldn’t go out without it.
Dear Best Friend Mobility, this email is to inf....Read More »X
Dear Best Friend Mobility, this email is to inform you of how deeply grateful I am for finding your product. It has made a profound difference in Buddy’s day-to-day lifestyle. We went back and forth if the investment was worth the return due to Buddy’s age and the unknown if he would accept it. We couldn’t be more satisfied with the results. I would recommend this product to any and all pet owners that are faced with your dog having mobility issues. Please use these videos as testimonial on how it has made a difference for Buddy.
Briefly, Buddy is 14 years old and recently suffered from Myelomalacia, a ruptured disc. He has been able to move around a few rooms but it has become very limited. Buddy has gone out on a walk every morning for 14 years. Recently, he could barely make it out the door before he was turning around to come back inside. My wife and I decided to purchase your product, praying that it would help. Well, the video speaks a thousand words.
After our last gorgeous German Shepherd died 9....Read More »X
After our last gorgeous German Shepherd died 9 years ago we went along to Dogs Trust Newbury. They had just had in a stray saved from a death sentence in a police dog pound in Ireland. He came with no history, was about two years old and was friendly, but quite wild, he didn’t seem to have had any training at all. He was so skinny and had constant diarrhoea. We took him home, with some special food provided for his upset tummy. The first day home I was unpacking the shopping, left the kitchen for a moment, when I came back Paddy was halfway through a frozen pizza! Since then he’s put on 7 kg (not all from pizza) and maintained a healthy weight all his life. After 2 years of dog training and socialising classes (he was a slow learner!) we had a beautiful, friendly, food- and cuddle-loving dog. We went for long, long walks every day, and even longer on our holidays. He was my little shadow, following me everywhere, snoozing with me on the sofa and the bed. I say “was” because now he can’t get on the sofa or upstairs to the bed. We noticed him dragging his foot occasionally 2 years ago. Degenerative myelopathy was diagnosed last year, and with mobility and incontinence it has gone downhill pretty quickly. We had been trying to take him on short walks by half carrying him with a hoist for his rear end, so difficult, half a German Shepherd is very heavy to carry for any distance. I was reluctant to get a wheel cart, but my husband went ahead and ordered it, and I’m so glad he did. Though his walks are still short, he can go “off road” easily, sniff and stop and pee whenever he wants (which helps with leakage in the house) and is making loads of new friends, becoming a bit of a celebrity in the village in fact, as people are even stopping their cars to talk to us. He’s still our happy little dog—with wheels.
Benny is a Dachshund mix and is about 7 years o....Read More »X
Benny is a Dachshund mix and is about 7 years old. Up until four months ago, he lived outside. From what we've learned, he was hit by a car at least 4 years ago and was left untreated. Three years ago he dragged himself up to a house where an elderly man lived. The man fed Benny until he passed away. Benny then dragged himself up the road again and was found in a kind woman's driveway. She was able to get him to folks who help rescue and they, in turn, got him to HEART. Benny is an exceptionally sweet dog! He can get around great and is very fast, even without a wheelchair. He has some issues with incontinence and must wear a belly band indoors, but outdoors he scoots around or runs around (depending on if he's in his wheelchair or not). He has quickly picked up using the SitGo wheelchair and is getting better about pushing up with his front legs from a "down" position. As he practices with the chair, we expect him to be an expert in no time.
Her name is Cassie, or affectionately known as....Read More »X
Her name is Cassie, or affectionately known as Mutt Face. She’s an 8-year-old boxer. She started with signs of degenerative myelopathy the same day as my wife Debbie was diagnosed with breast cancer, back in mid-August 2015. Mutt Face has really taken to her new chariot the last few days as it’s giving her a little freedom that she didn’t have. We’re hoping to make her final months great ones.