WALKABOUT HARNESSES,LLC was founded by Cathy Erwin in 1986
to provide safe and effective products to help
rehabilitate physically challenged dogs and cats.
Our company and products are endorsed by the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, the Canine Rehabilitation Certification program at the University of Tennessee and countless teaching University Hospitals, most notably North Carolina State University, UC Davis, Texas A & M, University of Minnesota, Georgia, MIT and many more.
All of our products have been developed through hands on clinical observation on dogs and cats in major veterinary and rehabilitation facilities. Our materials used are extremely soft with cushioning to prevent injury to sensitive pets with a variety of injuries.
Cathy has worked in the veterinary field since the age of 15.
In 1982, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal physiology. In 1993 she studied Physical Therapy at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
in order to gain insight in applying similar rehabilitative techniques on dogs and cats that are practiced on people.
Having worked for many years as the head of Surgery at the Santa Cruz Veterinary Hospital, many studies were conducted with dogs that were rehabilitated post-op with The Walkabout and Walkabelly harness products. These studies showed proper function was restored to patients sooner when using these walking aids and support harnesses while in rehab.
With 30 years experience in the veterinary field, Cathy brings her knowledge and experience to this business, which is unparalleled by others.
Walkabout Harnesses is constantly involved in research and design in all areas of rehabilitative and assistive therapy in order to manufacture state of the art devices to animals in need. Please don't hesitate to call Cathy for any assistive device you may be in need of. We have years of experience in customizing products for any and all animals in need.
"Creating products that help pets continue to have a high quality life is my goal"
You can contact her at the following locations:
849 Almar Ave, Suite C-277
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-5856
Fax: (831) 427-1375