- Hand built, one at a time, with pride, in Bozeman, Montana, USA
- Superior design and construction
- Guaranteed fit, custom built to fit your dog
- Lifetime warranty on frame
Step 1. Evaluate your dog. This step will help you determine which design is best suited for your dog’s needs. Click here for evaluation guidance.
Step 2. Measure your dog. Click here for instructions for proper measurements.
Step 3. Place your order below. We will confirm your order and answer further questions via phone or e-mail.
FULL SUPPORT WHEELCHAIRS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE http://ruffrollin.com/return-policy/
|Select Desired Size||
10 lbs & less $690, 11-20 lbs $745, 21-40 lbs $800, 41-60 lbs $855, 61-80 lbs $910, 81-100 lbs $965, 101-120 lbs $1020, 121-150 lbs $1075, 151 lbs + $1155
Q. How do you get a Large Dog into a Full Support Wheelchair?
A. If you have a large dog, you should consider that this is not an easy task. We just posted a new blog here. Large Dog in a Full Support Wheelchair
Q. How long does it take to build a Full Support Wheelchair?
A. It can take up to 2 weeks.
Q. Do you ship out of the the country?
A. Yes, we do. Please call or e-mail and ask about a quote. Canada and Hawaii shipping prices also vary.
Q. How do I know if my dog is a candidate for a wheelchair?
A. If your dog is in overall good health, but having trouble walking, then he or she is a good candidate for a wheelchair. We can determine which design is best after evaluating your dog’s front and rear leg strength. See how to Evaluate Your Dog
Q. Do most dogs adapt to wheelchairs?
A. Yes. And most dogs adapt fairly quickly. For dogs that aren’t quite sure or seem fearful, we recommend taking a slow approach and allow your dog to simply check out the new wheelchair for a few days by placing it next to the food bowl, and using just the support saddle without the chair to help him or her get used to having something supporting them.
Q. How long does it take for a dog to adapt to a wheelchair?
A. It can take anywhere from two minutes to two weeks for a dog to adapt to a wheelchair.
I like to give tips to owners to help their dog adapt to his or her wheelchair. Here are a few:
In addition, if your dog has been inactive for a long period of time (longer than a couple of weeks) you will want to introduce a wheelchair to him or her slowly. An older dog aims to please, and can become overstrained easily. Start with ten minutes at a time, a few times a day, and work up from there.
Q. Will a dog wheelchair work for my older dog?
A. There is no straight answer to this question, as every dog has a different disposition, is in a different health state, and at different levels of strength and motivation.
However, thousands of dogs are living quality lives all around the world in dog wheelchairs.
You and your older dog can still have fun together and share many more memories with the help of a dog wheelchair. As a matter of fact, over 60% of our clients are over the age of 8. Older dogs need exercise as much or more than a younger dog. A dog wheelchair can help keep muscles toned, keep his or her body trim, and his or her joints protected.
If you want a little more time, perhaps years, with your older dog that has a condition that requires a wheelchair, the Ruff Rollin’ design will give you that chance. The Ruff Rollin’ wheelchair has given many dogs a new lease on life, a higher quality of life, and has even helped dogs learn to walk after losing all hope they ever would again.
Q. Can my dog urinate and defecate while in the wheelchair?
A. Yes, as long as the wheelchair and support system are fitting properly. Your dog will not be able to “squat” in the chair, but will be content simply being able to relieve himself or herself while standing up.
Q. Can my dog lay down in the wheel chair?
A. No. A dog cannot lay down in a full support wheelchair. We strongly recommend taking them out of the wheel chair for rest periods, for naps, and for sleep at night.
Q. Can a doggie wheelchair be used indoors?
A. It depends on the size of your dog as well as the size of your house. With the exception of large breeds such as Mastiffs, Great Danes, etc. all of our wheelchairs will fit through a standard size door. We recommend that you do not use the wheelchair indoors with the larger breeds because of the possibility of damage to your walls and furniture.
Q. How long can my dog stay in the wheelchair?
A. This often depends on the age and overall stamina of the dog. It is safe to say your pet may stay in their wheelchair anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. Start out with shorter periods of time as often throughout the day as your schedule permits. PLEASE DO NOT leave your dog in his or her wheelchair unattended for any length of time. In other words, if you’re at work or place of business, your dog should NOT be left in the wheelchair alone.
Adjustable in height and length allowing you to customize the wheelchair for extreme comfort. The adjustable height feature allows you to achieve the correct amount of weight that you want your dog to bear on his or her legs.
High-strength tubular aluminum has ultimate tensile strength and resistance to corrosion.
High precision bearings are waterproof, and roll three times smoother than a standard bearing.
Although not air filled, the front wheels are made of a soft roll rubber, with the feel and action of an air filled, without the hassle of replacing tubes.
Support slings are custom built to fit your dog’s specific build. Support slings are gender specific, allowing for easy elimination.
This features allows you to detach and use the slings as a handheld support system. For large dogs over 50 lbs, this system proves very useful to get your dog in and out of the wheelchair. (handles are included for dogs weighing over 40 lbs only, unless requested)
Our exclusive closure system does not break, and can be attached and detached with one hand. This system also gives the support slings extra structure and support, minimizing that amount of “sway” in the rear of the dog.
All of our dog wheelchairs carry a lifetime warranty on the frame. It is very rare, but should any part of the wheelchair frame need be replaced, we will do so at no charge, and will also cover the shipping to get the part to you as soon as possible.
|Color||$100||Takes an additional 1-2 weeks|
|Build Time||2 weeks|
*Current Build Time is 7-10 business days. Wheelchairs are shipped via UPS Ground unless otherwise specified. UPS ground ship time is 3-5 business days depending on your area.
* Custom colors are available for an $100 charge, and can take up to an additional 2 weeks.
** Full Support Wheelchairs require extra time to manufacture and can take up to two weeks to process and ship.
***Shipping to Canada, Hawaii, and Internationally will vary. Please call for quote. In addition, duties and taxes charged by country are the responsibility of the purchaser. We are unable to provide these costs for you, but will label the shipment as a medical device.