Make Life Easier For Small or Aging Dogs with Pet Stairs and Ramps

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I have two Chihuahuas that I love dearly and are a part of my family. I don’t mind lifting them up on the couch to sit with me or, once I’m in my Lazy Boy, all set up to watch a movie, have them scratch to get up and lay with me. I understand, they’re tiny and it’s a big world to them.

But what I did mind is when they’d wake me up at night to get back up on the bed once they’ve jumped off. I had heard about pet stairs and ramps for smaller dogs, but wasn’t sure about buying one. Then, when I go upstairs for the night and get in bed, the Chihuahuas are nicely tucked in with me. Louie, my littlest one likes to sit up on the pillow next to my head and Champ likes to get under the covers. We all snuggle in and watch a little TV.

Well, these Chihuahuas react to any little noise.They’re great watch dogs, but off they go – leaping off the bed, yapping and running to the door. Then, after feeling like they’re ten feet tall, they’d come prancing back to the bed and expect me to get out of my comfortable blankets and lift them up once again. It was then that I started to wish I had some pet stairs or a ramp for them.

This would go on throughout the night: whether they decided it was time to have a drink of water, go out the doggie door, or just make their “security” rounds through each room – waking me up each time. My sleep was suffering until I broke down and finally purchased the pet stairs.

I chose the foam pet stairs because it actually looks great in my bedroom; and the cover is removable and washable. I also don’t have to worry about them jumping off the bed and hurting themselves. It’s funny because the little one took to it right away. He loves coming and going; up and down. Champ, my larger Chihuahua, was very skeptical at first; he didn’t like the last little jump from the top step to the bed. But once he realized that’s the only way up there with the rest of us, he simply learned to do it.

Now, I sleep through the night and, as it has always been and will be, my little pets have the run of the house without any inconvenience to me.

There are many different choices for Pet Stairs; whether you have a small, medium or large pet. Some animals are aged and have trouble jumping up and down. There's also many different designs to go with any decor or any room you decided to use it in.

Help your pets get around the house; it's great for them and convenient for you.

Getting your pet used to climbing the stairs. They'll love the freedom.

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Do you use pet stairs? Where do you find that they are most convenient for you and your pet?

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  • DebMartin Apr 19, 2014 @ 2:45 pm
    Do they make these for a 123 pound dog? He needs help getting in the Jeep these days. Thanks for the tip.
  • partybuzz Apr 17, 2014 @ 7:57 am
    My son had these for their dog and loved them. Great review!
  • grammieo Apr 17, 2014 @ 6:43 am
    No but I can see how this would make an elder cat or dog happy!
  • FreshStart7 Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:16 pm
    Great review and idea!
  • YourIslandRoutes Apr 16, 2014 @ 5:25 pm
    Steps and ramps are indispensable when you have an elderly dog. My Jack Russell can jump 4 feet in the air, so we have no need for steps at this point. But, I did use a ramp when she was a pup. We had one left over from my elderly Lab. Poor Misha was only 2 lbs. when I got her and she couldn't climb over the edge at the door to get back in the house.
  • favored1 Apr 16, 2014 @ 4:11 pm
    Steps the correct size are so helpful for older pets. We have several products like this and the animals have no problem using them. Congratulations on LotD.
  • AngelDey Apr 16, 2014 @ 1:29 pm
    Wonderful lens! I have been searching for something like this. My old, heavy-set dog needs help getting in and out of the car. I have seen steps for outrageous sums of money, so I was so happy to see the ones you are showing here! Thanks so much!
  • StephenJParkin Apr 16, 2014 @ 11:59 am
    No, but then a Labrador and Border Collie were too large to want in bed with us! I love the idea for smaller dogs though.
  • anna-hofman-98 Apr 16, 2014 @ 11:52 am
    What a great idea - you're clearly a very loving owner - lucky dogs!
  • StrongMay Apr 16, 2014 @ 11:45 am
    My grandmother has a tiny dog who is too short to jump up onto her tall bed. So my grandmother bought a dog bed half the height of her own bed, and taught Candy (the dog) how to jump up onto the bed. At first she was afraid to go all the way up, but now she knows it won't hurt her and does it all the time!
  • rauspitz Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:27 am
    Very useful lens. Congratulations on getting LotD!
  • stajo82 Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:15 am
    Wow! This is boombastic! Wondering if it will work for my 2 years old daughter :)
  • d-artist Apr 16, 2014 @ 10:10 am
    Congratulations on LOTD! I think these stairs are a great in helping little or old pets to get up on a high place...we had a Maltese dog, as she aged she had to use a step helper to get on our bed.
  • Karen317 Apr 16, 2014 @ 9:07 am
    beneath my bed
  • Ruthi Apr 16, 2014 @ 8:34 am
    I think the pet stairs are wonderful for small and elderly dogs! Unfortunately, my aging chow mutt now has trouble with her hind legs on stairs, so they are no longer of use for her getting into my double pedestal bed.
  • Tracy1973 Apr 16, 2014 @ 7:38 am
    I have a yorkie, LolaBelle, who is 11 yrs old now and my husband and I have considered purchasing steps for her to keep her from jumping on and off the bed. She does not get up frequently at night but will leap off the bed and we are worried she might break a leg. Thanks for sharing this great information!
  • esmonaco Apr 16, 2014 @ 5:08 am
    My son bought pet stairs for his beagle, and just loved them, his dog had a hard time getting up on the bed, and had the same problem they would have to get up and lift him evey time. Nice review!!! and Congratulations on LOTD!!!!
  • cheerfulnuts Apr 16, 2014 @ 12:55 am
    These stairs look pretty! I do think they look great in the bedroom and don't look out of place at all.