Dog Ramps High Beds & Cars

I’ve always been aware of the existence of dog ramps, but I haven’t owned a dog for many years now and haven’t had the need for a dog ramp. However, my parents own an adorable little Yorkshire terrier, and recently I helped my mother search for a folding dog ramp for “George”, as he’s been having trouble jumping up into their bed, which is quite high, and they are worried for his safety.

Well, ultimately my ultra-talented father ended up making a great dog ramp for George (see picture on the right), but no need to fear if you're not that handy - there are several great dog ramps on the market in varying price points so you can easily just buy one!

Well, what I found was quite surprising. I had no idea that so many different types of ramps for dogs existed! You can get a car dog ramp, a dog boat ramp, a dog pool ramp, even a telescoping dog ramp - all of which are available in a few different types of materials!

My Dad's DIY Dog Ramp:

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My father's homemade dog ramp!Dog ramp - Florida style (carved out palm trees)! Click on images to enlarge.
My father's homemade dog ramp!
My father's homemade dog ramp!
Dog ramp - Florida style (carved out palm trees)! Click on images to enlarge.
Dog ramp - Florida style (carved out palm trees)! Click on images to enlarge.

As it turns out, many dog owners are aware of and love these. And they are not only for little dogs who may not be able to jump very high or from very high – they are for large dogs, too. Many large dogs have problems with their hips as they age, making it painful for them to maneuver in and out of cars, or on and off the couch, bed, or other areas. Dog ramps or dog steps are perfect in order to enhance your dog’s mobility, making it easier for them to remain independent without the risk of injury.

There are many different kinds of dog ramps. Amazon has a large amount of different types and sizes, many of which have received four to five stars. That’s the great thing about Amazon; you get to read reviews from real people who have bought the item(s) you’re considering, which always helps me to make my buying decisions. Check out the available, highly-rated ramps for dogs…the following are just a few of the available options.  If you click one of the products below you'll be taken to Amazon and you can check out all of the available options while there.

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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

When my Danes get old, I'll need one of these so they can get up on my high 4-poster bed. Of course, it might have to be in the form of a cattle chute! lol


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Very useful, saves you lifting them.


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Lily Rose 6 years ago from East Coast Author

Holle - you're so funny! Thanks to you both for visiting!


MaryRenee 6 years ago

Great hub, Lily Rose! Doggy stairs are so helpful! :)


Denise 6 years ago

Great hub.

Inspired me to get one soon.

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