Max's Wheels


Max, a Springer Spaniel has led a life most dogs can only dream about. He joined the Avon and Somerset Police Force in England,at the age of one and spent the next seven years as a sniffer for the drug enforcement agency.

However, about two years ago, he was forced to retire because of dehabilitating arthiritis in his hips, legs and back. The normally active dog, was now resigned to spending his days lying around, since he couldn't even walk properly.

However, his former police friends were determined not to let Max suffer for the rest of his life.

They searched for a solution and earlier this year, came across a chariot like structure that attaches to his back, providing him with the stability and wheels that he needs to move around.

Max, who now lives with Inspector Anne Higgins, took to the wheels immediately.

Now, instead of chasing after the bad guys, he spends his days chasing leaves and tennis balls with his buddy Stanley. His owner says that thanks to the new wheels, Max can outrun anybody!

After seeing Max's amazing progress, 25 other retired police dogs with similar issues, have also been fitted with the 'chariot', allowing them to have fun once again.

Source: Channel4news,

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  • mikeyTuesday, April 24, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    • grapefruit
      grapefruitSaturday, March 17, 2018 at 4:52 am
      that's a lot of cute and sadness all mixed in one article...
      • kalkerns2000
        kalkerns2000Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 11:41 am
        so sad but really cute
        • paratweet
          paratweetFriday, November 27, 2015 at 7:28 am
          Great Now A RoBo DoG
          • fishnanny2
            fishnanny2Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:59 am
            He looks like he's having fun. But if he were you know, free from the wheels, he'd probably have more fun.
            • sisimbo
              sisimboFriday, March 6, 2015 at 7:06 am
              I agree with you, but Max has arthritis so he depends on the wheels. Otherwise I'm sure they would free him from the wheels and he probable wouldn't have retired either. You have to admit it's a cool invention.
            • vaughany
              vaughanyWednesday, May 28, 2014 at 6:27 pm
              • Buzzypoo441Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm
                Awesome! It's so sweet!
                • karan69
                  karan69Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:12 pm
                  • kell-bell
                    kell-bellWednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:43 pm
                    I don't know how to say this, this is so sweet and sad at the same time.
                    • pleskoWednesday, January 8, 2014 at 8:46 am
                      lol i want him