Texas Rescue gifted 13 dog wheelchairs to paralyzed dogs

This is such a sweet story for any animal lover.

For over 20 years, Walkin' Pets, a NH-based pet mobility company, has supported thousands of rescues and sanctuaries, giving them the tools they keep to help animals in their care. 

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According to a release, as part of the company's commitment to supporting special needs rescue animals worldwide, they donated 170 Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchairs to animal rescues and sanctuaries in need last month. Of that, 13 wheelchairs were gifted to an animal rescue in Texas that cares for dozens of special needs animals, known as Rescuers Without Borders (RWB).

RWB provides funding to feed, transport, board, and vet dogs in order to bring them from Corum, Turkey into the States and place them into loving homes. Of the dogs who RWB rescues, many are paralyzed and in need of assistance from mobility devices. Walkin’ Pets wanted to support their selfless mission and get as many of their special needs dogs back up on their feet as possible!  


After receiving the wheelchair donations, Crystal with RWB said, "We cannot thank Walkin’ Pets enough for the generous donations! We have so many special needs dogs here and they truly deserve to live the best life, and your donation is helping them do just that! Each paralyzed dog has their very own set of wheels now! Prior to their AMAZING donation, we shared wheelchairs amongst them all. This donation has tremendously helped each pup live the best life possible. Our goal is to purchase a farm to continue to help dogs like ours. One day we will get there, and it will be full of dogs using Walkin’ Wheels to enjoy life!" 

The dogs at the sanctuary are now able to keep up with the rest of the pack – including running, playing, going on walks, playing fetch, and doing all the dog activities they once were unable to do. Seeing these special dogs get a second chance at life with their newfound freedom motivates the company daily to lend a helping hand to those in need. 

Crystal added, "While it is sad that our rescue is desperately needed, due to humans mistreating animals; we are so happy to be a sanctuary for dogs like these. We strive to make their lives full of love, happiness, and acceptance for who they are, just the way they are." 

Rescuers Without Borders relies solely on donations to be able to comfortably provide the necessary care that specially-abled pets need to thrive. To support their ongoing efforts, click here.