This story was updated August 2018.
When I learned about Hailey’s Wheels for Life dog wheelchair assistance program in 2014, I knew I had to share their story. Today in 2018, the organization continues to be a great resource for handicapped dogs in need. The nonprofit group is based in Australia, but places wheelchairs and strollers with paralyzed dogs all over the world.
The group started in 2012, after a feisty West Highland Terrier named Hailey became an Internet sensation. Her owners Matt and Jules chronicled her battle against a parasitic disease of the spinal cord called Neosporosis. The couple did everything in their power to make Hailey’s last days, good days. In her honor they created Hailey’s Wheels for Life so that other dogs with neurological problems can have a quality life, like Hailey.