We interrupt the Welcome Avie story to bring you this important chance to win a GingerLead for your favorite rescue or veterinarian!
What is a GingerLead?
I haven’t done many product reviews on this blog, other than as a counterpart to my reviews over the years on about.com. However, I recently joined a site that pairs brands with bloggers and was introduced to a product called GingerLead — a support harness for dogs with mobility issues.
Safe, Comfortable Support
Whether the mobility issues are due to injury, post-operative recovery, arthritis, or other problems associated with aging, this harness helps your dog get around safely and comfortably.
As anyone who has tried to help a dog over 25 pounds walk, safely moving a dog can be difficult not only for the dog but often the human caregiver as well.
The Story Behind GingerLead
Like many innovations in pet care, the GingerLead story has humble and personal beginnings for the company founders, Barry and Liz Rubinstein. Their Golden Retriever, Ginger, had multiple orthopedic surgeries.
Each GingerLead is made in the US (Colorado) and is available in many sizes – from toy to giant breed. The slings are fully washable, adjustable for height, and available in female and male fit.
GingerLead has many testimonials from a variety of people with pets having age-related mobility issues and post-op recovery mobility issues.
GingerLead in Action
Here is a video by GingerLead showing Max being helped up the stairs with a GingerLead following knee (CCL) surgery.
From the video: “The GingerLead Dog Support Harness has a unique design that integrates a dog sling with an attached leash and padded handle allowing for superior support, control and comfort.”
Ginger’s Memory Lives On – Helping Other Dogs in Need
GingerLead donates regularly to 501(c)(3) rescues and shelters, which is something I admire. So many dogs in the shelter are abandoned, injured, or senior and could use a little extra help getting around. I am working with GingerLead to get the word out about this harness and to help shelters and rescues who need a harness for a dog in their care.
Enter To Win A GingerLead
Do you know of a shelter or rescue who could use a GingerLead? Are you a veterinary clinic that does orthopedic and rehabilitative work? Please enter to win a GingerLead of your choice.
To enter: Please share a story of a dog with mobility issues and why a GingerLead would help. You may do so by posting a comment on this blog (below), on this Instagram post, or on this Facebook post.
Deadline: Tuesday, November 1st – noon pacific time
Added bonus: I would love to feature the winner(s) story after the contest, featuring the GingerLead in action!
About this post: I have not received compensation for this post. I wrote this post after discussing GingerLead with Barry Rubinstein, the co-founder of GingerLead. The winner(s) of this contest will be chosen by GingerLead and myself. The product(s) will ship directly to the winner(s) from GingerLead.
After the heartbreaking loss of Argos the Greyhound, we decided to adopt another dog. It seemed kind of quick, but we had a huge hole in our hearts and this little dog needed a home.
I introduced her in the last post, mentioning that we found this sweet dog on RescueMe.org. She is 3 years old, spayed, and up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. She needed a nail trim, but that was it. Her main ‘issue’ is that, typical for the breed, she can be a bit bossy.
Since Purl is not a leader dog, this arrangement works out fine. Purl loves the canine companionship, Avie loves being in charge.
She is fearless. And so, so funny! Everything is an adventure. She can’t wait to get there, wherever ‘there’ is. She is always moving.
Except if she thinks Purl is on to something. Then she stuffs herself in the middle of whatever Purl is up to.
Purl isn’t a complete pushover. She is very easy to get along with until asked to share her spot on the couch. She let Avie know that is her spot. And Avie respected that, so it has been a great match.
The cats on the other hand, have had a bit of a power struggle with a dog that is shorter than they are. And a dog who doesn’t whimper and run the other direction like the Greyhounds. Barnie and Quincy have devised a new Invsi-cat shield to handle Avie.
To be continued…