ShadowShadow came in to our lives in 2004 as a rambuncti....Read More »X
ShadowShadow came in to our lives in 2004 as a rambunctious 8-week-old puppy. She got her name because she followed us and her sister, Pepper, everywhere. Her full name is Peppers Shadow. In 2015 we noticed she was having some trouble with her back legs. So, off to the vet we went where we were advised that she has degenerative disk disorder. The vet said she does not show signs of pain or suffering. Since she has completely lost the use of her back legs without some sort of support, and in order to give her a better quality of life, we ordered her a SitGo wheelchair. She is back to her old self and once again wherever you go you are sure to find this lovable pug right under your feet. As you can see, Shadow doesn’t even know she is in a wheelchair trying to get into her bed to lay down. We are looking to upgrade her wheels to a quad as her front is starting to lose strength. Thank you Best Friend Mobility for giving her a chance to be herself again.
ChesterI purchased the chair on behalf of my father-in-la....Read More »X
ChesterI purchased the chair on behalf of my father-in-law, Robert, owner of Chester. Robert is retired and an avid caravan user at Skipsea on the east coast during the spring/summer months along with his wife Christine and dog Chester. Chester was an extremely fit dog and loved having approximately 3-4 dog walks a day up until late 2016 when he began to struggle standing up, getting stiff on his back legs. In January 2017, he was diagnosed by the vet of having Canine Degenerative Myelopathy, causing Chester progressive paralysis in his back legs. And though it’s not a painful disease, it stopped him standing up and walking under his own steam. Robert did fear the worst at the time but the vet mentioned that there were dog wheelchairs on the market now and available online as the vet agreed that Chester was exceptionally healthy and would benefit from one of these chairs. Robert perused the internet and found your company. The chair has done more for Chester and Robert than we could possibly have dreamed. Chester has a new lease on life and Robert is still able to take Chester on the designated dog walk at the mill farm caravan site Skipsea where Chester has become a bit of a celebrity.
LokiLoki was barely 3 years old when he suffered a her....Read More »X
LokiLoki was barely 3 years old when he suffered a herniated disc in his back. He was also given an uncertain diagnosis of a non-infectious meningiomyelitis from a neurologist in Calgary, Alberta. He had surgery to fix the slipped disc but treatments for his possible autoimmune conditions were unsuccessful and his family is trying alternative treatments. In August 2016, Loki lost all strength in his hind legs, became very wobbly, and was unable to walk properly, dragging his hind end behind him to get around. He has a few remissions and fallbacks since then and now seems somewhat stable but without the use of his hind legs. He received his wheelchair from Best Friend Mobility and took to it right away. Within minutes, he was playing fetch again and running around the yard with a big smile on his face. Loki’s wheelchair gave him back some of his independence and mobility that a sling does not offer. His family would like people in similar situations to know that just because a pet’s life has changed with a handicap, that doesn’t mean their life is over. Loki is very loved and happy, and will hopefully continue this way for a long time to come.
AnibelI just want to express my gratitude for Best Frien....Read More »X
AnibelI just want to express my gratitude for Best Friend Mobility. I have a 9-year-old German shepherd who has signs and symptoms of Degenerative Myelopathy. She has rapidly declined over the last year and we felt she would benefit from a wheelchair. We searched the web for hours and days. After a long research, we finally ordered from you! It was a holiday weekend and I asked fir the wheelchair to be sent ASAP for quality of life for our pup. Someone called me shortly after placing the order saying because it was a holiday, it would be sent the following day. I received the wheelchair a few days later and cannot express the difference it made for Anibel. At first, she was hesitant but now she looks forward to going in her wheelchair. We can walk again, hike again, have freedom. It was truly one of the best purchases we have ever made for her. Thank you for all your help and support. I recommend you to everyone!
MollyMolly is a 13.5-year-old pug who lost the ability....Read More »X
MollyMolly is a 13.5-year-old pug who lost the ability to use her back legs approximately 8 months ago. We decide to get her a dog wheelchair to see if it would help. Since using the cart she is now able to stand, eat and drink, and walk around the house. In her cart, her tail is always wagging (something we haven’t seen in a long time) and we believe she is very happy. Using the cart has also helped strengthen her legs and she’s able to stand again on her own without it. We are overall very happy with the purchase and would do it again in a heartbeat!
LolaLola is a feisty 10-year-old. She loves belly rubs....Read More »X
LolaLola is a feisty 10-year-old. She loves belly rubs, long naps, and overseeing home renovations (she likes to sit no more than 6 inches from her dad at any time). She gets very excited when her daddy comes home from work and runs to bring him a toy. Lola has a pinched nerve in her back and she was having some difficulty getting her rear legs to cooperate. With a little encouragement (and bribery—she loves carrots!), she has been able to run around the house and yard with her brother, Herky.
WhiskyWhisky is our two and a half-year-old beagle-Pekin....Read More »X
WhiskyWhisky is our two and a half-year-old beagle-Pekingese mix. On Valentine’s Day we took Whisky and his sister, River, sledding. Running and romping, he herniated a disc in his lower back. He walked home just fine but hours later, we noticed he had trouble walking, collapsed, and then started dragging his legs behind himself. Not able to afford surgery, we looked into every option we could. We found the Best Friend Mobility SitGo and knew we found his best opportunity. This video is of his first time in his wheels, his new nickname has become Whisky Wheels. He’s our little lowrider hotrod.
BruiserBruiser is an 11-year-old Belgian shepherd and Box....Read More »X
BruiserBruiser is an 11-year-old Belgian shepherd and Boxer mix. We took him to the vets to be told he has a brain tumor, which is why he loses his balance and his legs don’t work the way they should. He also has arthritis in the spine. We were told he wasn’t in any pain, so I had seen your dog wheels and how they have helped and thought what a great Idea. Bruiser just loves his wheels and has been able to walk and play again. He is such a happier boy. I am so glad I got them for him.
ZeusZeus is our 7-year-old Welsh corgi. He has always....Read More »X
ZeusZeus is our 7-year-old Welsh corgi. He has always had a zest for life up until Sunday, March 19th of 2017. He woke not being able to walk. He would take a few steps and fall on his left side. My husband and I diligently watched him throughout the day and became concerned when he showed signs of pain. I spent hours researching and calling the vets to find that he ruptured a disk. We watched videos on YouTube on how to make a wheelchair and we successfully made one but it turned out too small for him. I spent more time looking for one to purchase and came across Best Friend Mobility. They have the most reasonable prices. We were so happy once the wheelchair arrived and he could again keep up with our other dogs and play. Thank you. Sincerely,
ArielAriel, a dachshund who is almost six, was a stray....Read More »X
ArielAriel, a dachshund who is almost six, was a stray when she arrived at Nevada Humane Society Carson City earlier this month. Right away, the staff noticed something different—Ariel had no use of her back legs. Nevada Human Society’s vet team say it isn’t a new condition and that Ariel has probably been like this for some time. No one came forward to claim Ariel, and she wasn’t microchipped. She acts completely normal and her resilience is strong. Knowing surgery wasn’t an option and that her quality of life was good, Nevada Humane Society ordered a wheelchair, size XXS, and it arrived Friday afternoon. Ariel was fitted to the chair, and then, as everyone watched, she raced down the hallway like she had been doing this for years. Her tail wagged nonstop, expressing the joy of her newfound freedom. Ariel can now get around normally.
GusGus is an 11-year-old basset hound. He enjoys doin....Read More »X
GusGus is an 11-year-old basset hound. He enjoys doing what all hound dogs do—sniffing out trouble! Gus suffered a back injury where he lost all movement in his back legs. He became visibly depressed over the course of about a week due to his immobility. The family vet was not optimistic about Gus regaining the use of his legs again and was also not confident that surgery would be effective. He was still able to tell us when he had to go outside and was also eating and drinking. We decided we would try rehabilitation instead. We ordered him a set of dog “wheelies” (as we called them). His mood immediately changed and he was able to navigate the world on his own again. Through 2 months of rehabilitation and the use of the Best Friend Mobility chair, Gus is able to walk on his own unassisted. My family and Gus would recommend Best Friend Mobility to any dog who has suffered a back injury!