Many new organizations that donate wheelchairs to pet families in need have started since we first published this story in 2017. So here is our updated post with ALL of the old and new groups that provide help.
How to get a donated dog wheelchair for your paraplegic pet is a question many pet owners ask themselves. That’s because they quickly learn a dog wheelchair is the one device that can have the greatest impact on their pet’s quality of life. Wheels give paralyzed dogs the freedom to walk and run like a normal dog.
It’s the gift every pet parent hopes to give their disabled dog, but for many the price tag of a new cart is out of reach. Wheelchairs can cost $350 for a small rear support cart and $600 – $1,000 for a full support quad unit. It’s frustrating for owners who desperately want to help their dog, but cannot afford to do so.
The problem led me to do some research and I was surprised to find lots of great resources. This post will direct you to these groups. And when you find one that’s right for you just click on the highlighted link. It will take you directly to the organization’s application page.