What’s In the Box?
Your 4-Wheel/Full Support Walkin’ Wheels comes with a Front Wheel Attachment box and a Walkin’ Wheels REAR box.
Front Wheel Attachment
The Front Wheel Attachment is easy to assemble and connect to a Walkin’ Wheels Rear wheelchair.
- 1 set (2) Wheel Struts and Casters
- 1 set (2) Legs
- 2 Extenders
- 1 set Leg Rings
- 1 Chin Bar
- 1 Chin Bar Cover
- Nuts, Bolts, and Allen Key
(A) Left and Right Extenders (2):
These replace the side extenders that come with the Walkin’ Wheels Rear wheelchair. These are not marked “Left” and “Right” because the only difference between them is that the writing will be upside down if they are installed on the wrong side.
(B) Wheel Struts and Casters (2):
These are marked “L” (left) and “R” (right) and it is very important that they go on the correct side. There is another small “L” or “R” on the bottom of the strut, near where the caster screws in. L and R assume you are standing behind the wheelchair, or that it is the dog’s L and R.
(C) Frame Leg Connectors (2):
“Marked “L” and “R” with stickers (and another mark beneath the stickers if they come off).
IMPORTANT: The LEFT and RIGHT Wheel Struts and Caster (B) must match the LEFT and RIGHT Frame Leg Connector (C). If they are not matched correctly, the wheelchair will be extremely wobbly.
(D) Front Chin Bar (1, 2 pieces):
NOTE: Some extension kits come with a larger chin bar.
(E) Allen Key/Wrench (2)
(F) Front Bar Screws (2)
(G) Front Bar Comfort Cover (1)
(H) Front Leg Rings (1 Pair)
Walkin’ Wheels Rear Wheelchair
- 1 Frame
- 1 Set of extenders
- 1 Connectors
- 1 Set (2) Foam Wheels or for Pneumatic Air-Filled Tires (add $40)
- 1 Front Harness with Sleeves
- 1 Set Leg Rings Rear Support Saddle
- 1 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
The Frame is powder-coated aluminum in blue, pink, or camo. It will not bend, break, or rust. The molded plastic knuckles attach the frame to the legs; 360 degrees of ‘teeth’ hold the knuckle in place. On the side of the knuckle, a spring-loaded turning cap allows you to loosen the knuckle and swivel the legs up or down.
Width Connectors: (one 9″ connector)
The width connector connects the left and right side of the frame together. If the width of your dog is 5- 9.5 inches, you will use the smaller width connector; 9-13.5 inches will need the longer connector.
Length Extenders: (2 extender sets with regular frame)
The adjustable length extenders connect the front harness in place with the wheelchair. There are two different sizes. If the dog is 9-19 inches, the smaller extenders are used. The small extenders will already be attached to the wheelchair. If the animal’s length is 18-25 inches, the larger extenders are needed. 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 straps. The red strap goes under the dog’s front legs and clips on the side of the harness. The shoulder pads are made of neoprene and keep the straps and buckles from causing discomfort for the dog. Neoprene comfort sleeves wrap around the straps for the dog’s comfort. Comfort sleeves can be cut in half if they are too long.
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 4.5-27 inches.
The dog’s hindquarters are held in place by the leg rings, or our rear harness support system. The leg rings can also be used as a lifting harness when out of the wheelchair; the excess strapping can be touch-fastened together to make handles on each side.
Struts & Foam Wheels:
Depending on your pet’s fold of flank measurement, you will receive a set of wheels attached to struts. Struts snap into the leg of the wheelchair frame and adjust to the height needed. Struts are adjustable within a range of 3 inches and come in 4 different sizes: 6”, 9”, 12”, & 15”. The foam wheels are great for all terrains. They feature a dense foam interior with an outer rubber layer. These wheels will not puncture, they wear extremely well, and are easy to clean. Sizes available: 12″ & 16″.
Struts & Air-Filled Pneumatic Tires: (optional upgrade)
Depending on your pet’s fold of flank measurement, you will receive a set of wheels attached to struts. Struts snap into the leg of the wheelchair frame and adjust to the height needed. Struts are adjustable within a range of 3 inches and come in 4 different sizes: 6”, 9”, 12”, & 15”. Air-filled pneumatic tires are an optional item for very active dogs, improved traction, and off-road use. Great for hiking on rough surfaces. These tires are like mountain bike tires and have a deep tread and a replaceable inner tube. Available for an additional $40. Sizes available: 12″ & 16″.
The Belly Belt will help support your dog’s back. It is not always necessary to use the belly belt, but is highly recommended for dogs with a long back, overweight or elderly dogs, dogs with curvature of the spine, and dogs with disc problems.
Stirrups are used to hold the dog’s legs off the ground so they don’t drag due to paralysis, knuckling under, or foot injuries. The adjustable stirrups are positioned to hold the foot up at the hock. If your dog doesn’t need them, the stirrups may be removed from the wheelchair.
The manual gives instructions and tips on assembling and using the Walkin’ Wheels Wheelchair.
The tool kit comes in a plastic bag and includes and Allen wrench and set screws. The (optional) set screws may be used to tighten up the wheelchair frame and reduce flexibility, depending on your preference.
The tote bag is an ideal way to carry the folded wheelchair. Because of its unique design and compact size, the Walkin’ Wheels is easy to transport.