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Wood Dog Stairs
Beautiful wood construction with rich espresso color
Adjustable height and fabric-lined steps. No assembly required.
Higher price point
PupSTEP Plus Pet Stairs
Super lightweight yet highly durable
Ideal for smaller pets, yet works for larger pets as well
Sturdiness is questionable
Easy Step IV Pet Stairs
Deep and wide stair landings for small and large dogs
Snaps together for easy assembly
Only for pets up to 50 pounds
Best Pet Supplies
Foam Foldable Pet Stairs
Soft and plush stairs for dogs and cats
Top portion of the stairs can be folded down for easy storage
Best for lighter dogs and cats
2 Step Easy Pet Stairs
Available in 5 different sizes
Has a removable and washable cover
How we decided
Every product we review is purchased with our own funds. No freebies are ever accepted from product manufacturers.
- 84 Models Considered
- 10 Hours Researched
- 1 Experts Interviewed
- 94 Consumers Consulted
Selecting the Best Pet Stairs
Last Updated July 2019
Picking out the right pet stairs will make life a whole lot easier for you and your doggie. Pet stairs make tall places more accessible to smaller dogs, short-legged breeds and senior dogs.
There are several things to consider when you are picking out the right dog steps. They are available in different sizes and designs to accommodate all breeds. Some are able to be folded and stored away, others are not. Some are more pretty to look at than others. Some are soft and squishy, others are soft and plush.
The best thing that you can do is pay attention to how your dog handles going up and down regular stairs. In their everyday lives. If they handle these stairs well, try to get stairs that mimic them the best that you can.
If you have a larger dog, get a set of stairs that has a fewer number of stairs with a higher rise. On the other hand, a teacup breed dog would need a set of stairs with a low rise.
Size, Weight and Height
The stairs need to be specific to the needs of your dog. They should be high enough to reach the height that you desire, and should have enough steps for your dog to manage using them.
Be sure that the steps suit their function, as they are designed for a purpose. For example, stairs for the car will need to stand up to outdoor use, as well as anti-slip conditions.
For the bedroom, stairs can be plusher, fabric-covered, and can be less durable. Stairs that are being used for the car should be able to be transported easily. Those used in the bedroom should be able to be easily stored away when they aren’t being used.