Monday, December 06, 2010

Throw in Your Towel at Handicapped Pets

We know that there are creative uses for bath towels when a dog is struggling to walk. Some owners have used the bath towel as a sling to assist their dogs with getting up or even walking. While we understand that a towel does get the job done in a pinch, it can be difficult to keep the right amount of twist in the towel, and it inevitably will begin sliding forward or backward.

We also have seen how a bath towel comes in handy when a dog needs to be transported. If a dog has been injured or is otherwise unable to walk on his or her own, a bath towel can function as a stretcher. Without handles or even a strap to keep the dog in place, a bath towel is certainly not the ideal transportation device. There must be a better way to temporarily assist dogs that are completely immobile or struggling to walk.

One alternative is the Walkin' Lift Rear Harness available from The Walkin' Lift, originally designed for use with the Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair, allows you to aid your dog in walking. The Walkin' Lift also features convenient handles that provide you with a sturdy grip, and the washable neoprene harness offers comfort and a stay in place fit for your dog. Should your canine companion require the use of a Walkin' Wheels dog wheelchair in the future, the Walkin' Lift is also as a rear harness that easily clips into the frame of the wheelchair.

The Walkin' Stretcher also available from provides a safer and sturdier way to transport an injured or elderly pet. The Walkin' Stretcher has six neoprene handles that ensure a comfortable and balanced transport position. The center retaining strap features an adjustable velcro closure for additional safety.

Now you can throw in your towel at We want to see photos of you assisting your pet with a bath towel for our bath towel hall of shame. PLEASE NOTE - Photographs of dogs lying on the bath towels on the floor are fine for these purposes. You do not need to photograph your dog while in transport. We will randomly select a few lucky dogs who will receive either a free Walkin' Stretcher or a free Walkin' Lift.

You may submit your photos one of three ways - via e-mail to, via Facebook with a post to the fan page wall, or via Twitter @handicappedpets using hashtag #walkinwheels. Photos must be submitted via e-mail, Facebook or Twitter by no later than 8:00 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, December 15, 2010. Hurry and throw in those towels at!

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