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Old 08-30-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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All you smart building types--need dog ramp/stairs

We have 2 pugs, they obviously cannot get up on the the high bed (or even the front couch) without assistance.

I remember seeing a thread on here where someone had a ramp (can't find it now). What do you folks with little dogs do???

I spent last night searching the net for dog ramps/stairs---didn't really like anything I saw. There was one made out of light weight plastic that had the back legs fold down so it could be stored under a couch, etc., but the reviews were not all that good.

Any ideas of what could be built that would do the trick, but easy to move/store, get out of the way????? I feel like an idea is on the tip of my brain, but I can't grasp it. And somethat that serves a dual purpose would be great.
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Old 08-30-2010, 03:23 PM   #2
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We have 2 pugs, they obviously cannot get up on the the high bed (or even the front couch) without assistance.

I remember seeing a thread on here where someone had a ramp (can't find it now). What do you folks with little dogs do???

I spent last night searching the net for dog ramps/stairs---didn't really like anything I saw. There was one made out of light weight plastic that had the back legs fold down so it could be stored under a couch, etc., but the reviews were not all that good.

Any ideas of what could be built that would do the trick, but easy to move/store, get out of the way????? I feel like an idea is on the tip of my brain, but I can't grasp it. And somethat that serves a dual purpose would be great.
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:02 PM   #3
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If you run across something that would load an electric scooter into a van and not cost a fortune, please post it. We use two boards. I have looked for folding ones, but they are so darned expensive when you look for disability scooter ramps.

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I had a set of these for my old arthritic girl. They are a lot sturdier than they look.

She could climb up on them with no effort at all. The fuzzy cover helped.

I forget what they are called! I got mine in the "As seen on TV" stuff at bed bath and beyond.

I have seen them at Petco too. There is a Beagle on the box.
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We have 2 pugs, they obviously cannot get up on the the high bed (or even the front couch) without assistance.

I remember seeing a thread on here where someone had a ramp (can't find it now). What do you folks with little dogs do???

I spent last night searching the net for dog ramps/stairs---didn't really like anything I saw. There was one made out of light weight plastic that had the back legs fold down so it could be stored under a couch, etc., but the reviews were not all that good.

Any ideas of what could be built that would do the trick, but easy to move/store, get out of the way????? I feel like an idea is on the tip of my brain, but I can't grasp it. And somethat that serves a dual purpose would be great.

Have you looked at Amazon-they have several of them.
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Just thinking outside the box here a little on some possible solutions...

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Alright - Alright , SETTLE Down People !!!!!!! This is serious business !

(we've got one flying boxer and two pugs that are earthbound.)

Try this: The Lakeside Collection
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item# 898164017 2 step $15.95
item# 898165014 3 step $15.95
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ID:	30893Just buy a 1"x12"x3' board cut it in half put a hing on the bottom and carpet on the top and you are set to go. When done using it, put it under the front bunk folded in half 12"x18"
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Hmmmmm---I've got the stairs like Gina showed us. We use them in the family room---but they are always in the way, so I figured they'd really be a pain in the camper.

Jacquie--I just got that catalog in the mail, and saw those stairs and got so excited! But then I wondered if they would be big enough. You got PUGGIES??? Pics!

Kevin--as ususal---good idea! I saw a telescoping one for sale, but people said it pinched their fingers, and had sharp edges. So I may use your idea.

I think the biggest thing hanging me up was trying to make something multi-purpose---like boxes that hold clothes, supplies, etc, or a board that spans from the bed to the couch, so they could go from one to another.

I think I need a bigger camper (I hope my husband didn't hear that!)
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I think the biggest thing hanging me up was trying to make something multi-purpose---like boxes that hold clothes, supplies, etc, or a board that spans from the bed to the couch, so they could go from one to another.
You mean they haven't figured out they can run across the counter?
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You know Lizbeth---that is not far out of the question. Once these guys get up somewhere---they think they are cats!!!
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This could have dual usage:

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There's a lot to be said for keeping dogs off the bed, chairs and tables. While we've certainly had dogs we couldn't keep out of our bed, I wonder why anyone would want to encourage or enable them.
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