Today, by chance, we ran into a meet and greet for a local animal shelter. My partner and I have been talking about getting another dog but kind of always put it to the back burner for "another time." However, I met a rat terrier named T-Rex and I fell in absolute love with him. T-Rex was born with his front legs deformed and can not use them. I have submitted an application for possible adoption of him and have been researching about taking care of handicapped pets. We have already determined that he would be getting a pretty mean wheelchair so he can run free, gates that lock for our stairs and a crate for his crate training (he is 12 weeks and most likely not house trained) but I'm wondering what other items he will be needing to make his life happy and healthy. Also, any tips you can give to a first time (possible) handicapped pet owner would be lovely. Thank you all in advance.
Some front bipods use a special front cart, but they seem to be problematic. Many bipods, like Faith the Dog, learned to walk upright. Would prostheses be a possibility? Maybe not, depending on the deformities.
Timmi leash walking.
Bear walking on 2 legs (note, rugs can help with traction)
Scooter and his sister - be sure to see all the pages of this website, it is old but the photos are great
Homemade front cart
http://www.stpetersburgtimes.com/2003/0 ... new_.shtml
Kandu is a similar breed to your dog (and you can contact the owners)
Outdoors in front cart (example of energetic athletic little dog, the short-waisted body type probably makes lifting the front cart easier)
http://orthopets.com/adaptive-devices/h ... elie-vest/