the Walk n’ Roll Dog

A visit with author and special needs pet advocate, Barbara Techel

Some of you are familiar with Barbara Techel through her work with IVDD dogs, begun during her journey with the original Walk ‘n Roll Dog, Frankie. But were you aware that she’s recently published an inspiring memoir about her life since then? I’ve been privileged to know Barb since she and I were both relative newbies… Read more »



Happy Birthday, Frankie!

Just had to sign on for a quick well-wishing to our little pal Frankie, the Walk ‘n Roll Dog. Frankie’s ten years old today, and has now been bringing her parents, Barb and John, joy for a decade! Frankie’s one of the first special needs critters who welcomed us on the scene back in 2008… Read more »



Frankie, the Walk n’ Roll Dog!

Barbara Techel blogs about her fabulous little dachshund, Frankie, at Joyful Paws, which is an extension of her website. Frankie suffered a ruptured vertebrae that paralyzed her back legs and now she rolls along instead of walking. And yes — we see that Frankie also has velvet ears! Barbara was so inspired by Frankie’s zest… Read more »