We were contacted by Marjorie Zimmerman, founder of the Jack Flash Degenerative Myelopathy support group, after her dog, Miss T, was unable to use a WalkinWheels cart. Marjorie Zimmerman has the been on the forefront of advocacy for German Shepherd dogs with degenerative myelopathy for over a decade. Visit her “Jack Flash” website, www.mzjf.com, - for information about DM in German Shepards.
Dear Leslie and Ed,
Thank you so very much for finding a cart for Missie T and refurbishing it for her so quickly. Needless to say, she took to it immediately and now I have to run to keep up with her! LOL! You make an excellent cart and even though Missie T weighs 105 pounds, it wasn’t too difficult to get her into the cart. I love the idea that once her back legs are through the leg rings, she is supported enough to be able to stand while I complete the hooking up process. One of the other carts I tried had no support system, so one needed four arms to support the dog when being settled into the cart. It could not be utilized for a dog who could not stand on its own, unless 2 people worked together. I can seamlessly get Missie T into her Eddies Wheels cart, alone, which is very important if the cart is to be useful. Your suggestion of the variable balance cart was perfect for Missie T :) Last, but certainly not least, was the pleasure of having the cart arrive in one piece!!!
As the Founder of the Degenerative Myelopathy Support Group, I must say, without hesitation, that the Eddie’s Wheels cart is my pick of the carts on the market. It is user friendly and very well built. I have tried other carts and by far, your cart is superior to the others I tested. It is sturdy, while not being too heavy and once again, I must reiterate that one person can put a large dog into the cart without assistance.. Age wise, I am on the far side of my sixties, and I am not much heavier than Missie T, so if I am able to put her into the cart alone, most people should be able to do the same with their dog.
Word of warning- let your customers know that some dogs take off immediately once in the cart!!! ROFL! Missie T loved her new found freedom… I should have put her in the cart outside, for once placed in the car,t she careened through the house like a maniac, joyfully turning over waterbowls while I tried to catch her. I think she thoroughly enjoyed the *catch me if you can game*.