Features of the Walkin’ Wheels Medium Wheelchair
For medium sized dogs up to approximately 65 lbs, we have the completely adjustable Walkin’ Wheels Medium Size Cart available in Blue, Camo, and Pink! This dog cart will help your best friend live a happy and healthy life strolling around with all his pals!
Only one simple measurement is required to fit your fuzzy friend into a fully adjustable Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair today!
For Quad Carts (front and back support) click here!
- Prices starting at $499.00
- Fits dogs and other animals up to approximately 65 lbs
- Fits perfectly now and can be adjusted as your pet’s health changes
- Available in Blue, Pink, or Camo!
- Only one simple measurement required
- Easy to re-sell as it can be adjusted to fit any other dog
- Overnight shipping available
- Typically ships same day
Contact us! 778-809-7421
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What’s In the Box?
- 1 Frame
- 2 Sets of extenders
- 2 Connectors
- 1 Set (2) Foam Wheels or for Pneumatic Air-Filled Tires (add $49.00-$69.00)
- 1 Front Harness with Sleeves
- 1 Set Leg Rings Rear Support Saddle
- Belly Belt
- 2 Stirrups
- 1 Instruction Manual
- 1 Tote Bag Free (for Med and Large)
- 1 Set Handles that Clip onto Leg Rings and wheelchair
Foam Wheels vs Air Tires
Standard with all wheelchairs
The foam wheels are great for all terrains. They feature a dense foam interior with an outer rubber layer. These wheels will not puncture, wear extremely well, and are easy to clean.
Sizes available: 4″, 8″,12″ & 16″
The air tires are for very active dogs that like to go hiking on rough surfaces. These tires are like mountain bike tires. They have a nice deep tread and a replaceable inner tube. There is an additional $49.00-$69 fee for these tires.
Sizes available: 12″ & 16″.
What Comes With the Walkin’ Wheels Dog Wheelchair
The Parts of the Dog Wheelchair
The Frame itself is powder-coated aluminum. It will not bend, break, or rust. The molded plastic knuckles attach the frame and the legs in such a way they cannot possibly slip. 360 degrees of ‘teeth’ hold the knuckle in place at every point.
On the side of the knuckle, a spring-loaded turning cap allows you to loosen the knuckle and swivel the legs up or down.
About three turns of the knob should be enough. Do not turn the dial so that it comes all the way off — although if you do, it is easy to screw back on.
Width Connectors: (2 connectors with regular frame)
The width connector connects the left and right side of the frame together. If the width of your dog is 5 – 9 1/2 inches, you will use the smaller width connector. 9 – 13.5 inches will need the longer connector.
Length Extenders: (2 extender sets with regular medium frame)
The length extenders connect the front harness in place with the cart. The length extenders are adjustable. However, there are two different sizes. If the animal is 9-19 inches you will need the smaller extenders. The small extender will already be attached to the wheelchair. If your animal’s length is 18-25 inches you will need the larger extenders.
Length is determined by back of front leg to back of rear leg.
The Front Harness:
The dog’s head goes between the blue and black strap, and the red strap goes around the chest and clips on the side of the harness.
The shoulder pads (A) are made of neoprene and keep the straps and buckles from causing discomfort for the dog. The red strap (B) goes behind the front legs, underneath the chest and holds the front harness securely when clipped into the side panel. Neoprene comfort sleeves wrap around the straps for the dogs comfort. It is best to take comfort sleeves off while adjusting the three straps snug to your dog. Comfort sleeves can be cut in half if they are too long.
The only difference between the regular and large front harness is the length of strapping. The girth of the regular harness is 48″ max.
A pair of handles is included with every wheelchair. You can attach them to the leg rings (when the dog is not in the wheelchair) and use the leg rings as a lifting device. The size of the adjustable handles range from: 4.5″ to 27″.
Parts of the Wheel Kit
One set comes in wheel kit.
Struts are what the wheels are attached to which then snap into the cart. The struts are adjustable within a range of three inches. The struts come in 4 different sizes: 6, 9, 12, & 15 inches. Each wheelchair comes with an appropriate set of struts based on your dog’s Fold of Flank measurement.
Leg Rings (Shown Attached to the Dog Wheelchair)
The hindquarters of the dog are held in place by the leg rings, or our rear harness support system. We have found that most dogs adapt quickly to the leg rings. The leg rings are included with the cart.
The leg rings that come with your Walkin’ Wheels work great used as a lifting harness. The excess strapping can be Velco together to make handles on each side.
One set comes in wheel kit.
Each Wheelchair comes with an appropriate set of wheels based on your dog’s Fold of Flank measurement. The 12″ and 16″ wheels are outfitted with bearings.
Air-Filled Pneumatic Tires: (Optional)
Air-filled pneumatic tires are an optional item for active dogs, improved traction, and off-road use. Available for your dog wheelchair for an additional $49-$69
The Belly Belt will help support your dog’s back. Highly recommended for:
1. Dogs with a long back
2. Overweight or eldery dogs
3. Dogs with curvature of the spine
4. Dogs with disc problems
One Belly Belt is included with each wheel kit.
These are used to keep your animal’s back legs from dragging on the ground if the legs are paralyzed or weak. The length of the stirrups can be easily adjusted by moving the clip down on the rope and re-tying the knot.
The Manual & DVD:
This literature and DVD will be included with the cart. Please watch the DVD before setting up the cart to give you a full understanding of how the cart works. If you have any questions, you should call Handicappedpetscanada.com, 778-809-7421.
The tool kit comes in a plastic bag and includes:
– Allen Wrench
– Set Screws (8) You only need to use 6 set screws total.
2 – bottom of the legs
2 – end of frame
You will see small holes where the set screws are attached. This will keep the frame from rattling and tightens everything up.
This white, frosted tote bag comes with your Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair. It is an ideal way to carry the folded wheelchair. Because of its unique design and compact size, the Mini Walkin’ Wheels is easy to transport. It does not fold or come with a Tote Bag (only the Medium and Large Walkin’ Wheels are designed to fold and has the tote bag to carry it around.)
Photos and Videos
Walkin’ Wheels Medium Photos
Walkin’ Wheels Medium Videos
The Fold of Flank (FOF)
To measure the height of your pet for our Walkin Wheels, measure from the ground to the “Fold of the Flank” as shown here.
If you are unsure about how to measure, please call us (778-809-7421) and we would be happy to assist you!
If your dog is overweight, the FOF may hang down, making the measurement shorter than it really is. Try to move the flank up to a normal position, to get an accurate measurement.
Long Haired Pets
Use a metal retractable tape measure or yardstick, place it in front of his rear foot and measure straight up to the bottom edge of FOF.
DO NOT stretch the dog’s leg and foot out. Try to have the legs in the most natural standing position possible.
|Get the FOF as accurate as possible
If your measurement is inaccurate, you may need to exchange the wheels or struts at your expense.
If your dog cannot stand:
If your dog cannot stand, you can measure the fold of the flank when he is lying on his side. In order to get an accurate measurement, position the dog’s rear leg in a normal standing position: knee joint and hock joint will be slightly bent. Bend the dog’s foot at his ankle (like it would be if he was standing on his foot). In this picture the yardstick shows a FOF of 18 inches.
Do NOT stretch the dog’s leg and foot out as this will add several inches to the fold of flank and give you an inaccurate measurement.
Measurements to fit your pet into a small cart:
Note: A pet with a fold of flank 8″ – 15″ could still be a candidate for the mini with an add-on wheel and strut kit!
How it should fit:
If you’ve received your pet’s wheelchair and are not sure if you’ve got it set up properly, take a look at the example below:
A – Knuckle at the hips. If you were to draw an imaginary line from one knuckle to the other, the line would pass right through the dog’s hips… where the bone of the leg meets the bones of the body. If not, tighten harness and/or adjust length. Allow 1″ on each side between dog and black knuckle.
B – Front Support loop at the shoulder. The loop on the front harness that the bar goes through should be at the shoulder. Adjust the straps so that the loop is held firmly against the shoulder. Then clip into cart.
C – The dogs back needs to be straight or arched UP (slight hunch). In this photo the dog’s back is arched down a little. This is NOT correct and this dog needs the Belly Strap.
D – The back legs need to be just touching, or just off the ground, depending on the health of the back legs. If the dog wants to use his back legs, then allow his feet to touch lightly. This is often adjusted by tightening the straps that hold the harness to the frame – this brings the dog’s seat up. (Take the dog out of the harness before adjusting.) If the height of the harness cannot be changed, then lengthen the leg struts. Consider boots if the feet drag. Use the stirrups if the dog cannot use his back legs or the feet are dragging on the ground.
E – The horizontal bar needs to be level.
If you have tried all of the suggestions and are still having a hard time, please call us at 778-809-7421. Our staff will be happy to assist you.
Medium Wheelchair Add-ons:
Check out all of the options available for your pet’s new wheelchair!
From compatible lifting harnesses, to comfy vests, front end attachments and even skis! Walkin’ Wheels has thought of everything your dog needs to enhance his or her new mobility experience! Not to mention making life a little easier for you.
The Quad Cart, or the front end attachments to convert your rear wheels into a quad cart, are now available. The quad cart can be purchased initially as a full unit, or if you feel after purchasing the rear cart that you need the front attachment, it can be added on afterwards.
Perfect for pets requiring front and back end support!
Combining the Walkin’ Wheels Dog Boots with the clip on stirrups allows your pet to use their back legs but keep them off the ground when needed. The boots will protect the paws and the elastic clips that attach to the boots can be adjusted for height.
You can also purchase individual boots or boots in sets of 4 without the stirrups for pets who’s paws remain on the ground while in their wheelchair.
| Fabric Walkin’ Lift Harness
The Walkin’ Wheels Rear Harness is used to support your dogs hind quarters. This harness is compatible with the Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair, and can be used instead of the Leg Rings. The outside of the harness is made from a durable canvas and trimmed to perfection for comfort and the inside of the harness is made from a soft fleece lining giving your dog the most comfortable fit while wearing the harness.
Walkin’ Wheels Ski Attachment
The Walkin’ Ski Attachment for the Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair can be easily interchanged with the standard wheels and struts to provide traction in the snow. Whether your dog prefers groomed trails, deep powder, or challenging glades, the Walkin’ Ski Attachment will help him or her get first tracks in any winter conditions. Available in certain sizes.
|The Walkin’ Lift Combo Harness
Just Clip & Go!
Provides lifting support for the front and/or back end of your dog. Harness can clip directly into the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair, operating as a complete system with a few easy clips. Ideal for dogs with poor mobility, or for dogs recovering from surgery or injury – whether the dog is in or out of a wheelchair. May be purchased separately as just a front or rear harness, or together, making life easy for you and your dog!
|Walkin’ Wheels License Plates – From $29.95
Customize your pet’s Walkin’ Wheels with a personal license plate! These plates can be showcased on the back of your pet’s wheelchair. You can choose the background and text to appear on the license plate!
|The Front Neoprene Harness– From $39.99
The new Front Neoprene Harness is used to support the front legs of your dog. This harness is compatible with the Quad Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair and can be used instead of the leg rings for extra support and comfort.
|Walkin’ Belly Support – From $32.99
Provides additional support for dog’s back while in the Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair. Walkin’ Belly Support raises the middle of the pet’s body to relieve undue stress on the back. This is a good option for dogs with back injuries.
|Walkin’ Amputee Cover – $19.95||For pets that have a leg amputation we have developed the Leg Ring Cover. The cover fits over the leg ring to accommodate a pet that has had a smooth amputation. This makes it more comfortable for your pet. It is made of soft neoprene, can be washed and hung to dry, like all of our soft products.|
Walkin’ Wheels Instruction Video Part 1
Walkin’ Wheels Instruction Video Part 2
Removing Your Pet From the Wheelchair