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Disabled Border Collie Goes Hiking…With A Wheelchair

Disabled Border Collie Goes Hiking…With A Wheelchair

Roosevelt, a deformed border collie, was having trouble getting around until he met the New England Border Collie Rescue (NEBCR) and Eddie’s Wheels. When he was six months old, NEBCR had a wheelchair made by Eddie’s Wheels that lets him run everywhere, even up hiking trails.

A rep for Eddie’s Wheels, (the company invented the front wheel cart; they make several hundred of these devices every year for dogs born with congenital malformations of the front legs and front leg amputees), says they measured and fitted Roosevelt for his first front wheel cart, and then NEBCR provided him with 2 custom-built carts as he grew to his adult size.

After being rained to use his wheels, he was later adopted by Stephanie Fox. The dog’s owner explains to the Bangor Daily News: “The only difference between Roosevelt and other dogs is that instead of a collar I snap on his wheels to take him out.

“People think he should have been put down because they think he’s suffering. But he wakes up happy every day. If you had a child with a disability you’d try to enrich them, give them opportunities. So why not do the same with a dog?”

See more photos of Roosevelt.