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9th June 2010, 02:37 PM
Hi all, just wondering if anyone can recommend anywhere in Ireland or the UK that sells pet steps, I'm looking for well-made pet steps, preferably carpeted, so the doglets can easily get up on sofas and beds, especially for one with syringomyelia. I've had a look on the internet and found ones in the US which would be perfect from petclassics.com, they are the carpeted-pet steps, however, unfortunately, they don't ship to Ireland. Would be great if I could get any information on where to get them :)
9th June 2010, 03:20 PM
I bought one of these (http://www.ikea.com/ie/en/catalog/products/S59875382) in Ikea and used it in the bedroom.............. worked a treat and I also bought extra covers for it. It's the basic model but you can buy something more expensive if you wish.
You can also get a footstool for the sofa. :-)
9th June 2010, 04:57 PM
Found these (http://www.poshpaws.ie/cgi-bin/sh000001.pl?REFPAGE=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2eposhpaws%2e ie%2fcgi%2dbin%2fss000001%2epl%3fpage%3dsearch%26P R%3d%2d1%26TB%3dA%26SS%3dsteps&WD=steps%20pet&PN=Dog_Steps%2ehtml%23a10322#a10322) in poshpaws.ie
Pets at home in Belfast have these (http://www.petsathome.com/shop/easy-step-pet-stairs-by-pet-gear-(online-only)-13603)available to order online but I'm sure if you phone them they could get them in for you or deliver to you.
Love my Cavaliers
9th June 2010, 05:17 PM
Sorry I can't help you find a source in ireland or the UK since I bought mine in the states, but I thought I would share with you what I use. Riley, my SM dog who cannot jump, uses the 4-step stair from www.petstairz.com (http://www.petstairz.com) and loves them. She goes up and down them easily. Madison, who does not have SM or any problems jumping also likes to use them. I didn't even train her to use them - she just followed Riley and seems to like them. They are foam steps covered with shearling and have a non-skid pad on the bottom. The 4-step stair is 17.5 inches high which is perfect for my bed, chairs and sofa. The 3 step would be too short. Although it is made of foam and is really lightweight, it still looks brand-new even after two years of daily use. Riley only weighs about 12 pounds (5.5 Kg) but I also trained Oliver to use them when he had surgery for ruptured cervical discs and he weighs 26 pounds (12 kg). Good luck finding one. It was a great investment for Riley.
Love my Cavaliers
9th June 2010, 05:20 PM
Just wanted to add to my last post and say that even though my steps are foam and extremely light-weight, the dogs have never knocked them over nor have they tried to play with them. That might be more of an issue for bigger dogs than Cavaliers.
9th June 2010, 06:57 PM
I have just taken delivery of a set of 2 steps from PetPlanet.co.uk
they were £29.99 free delivery too. They are plastic ,but carpeted and solid but light.
Argos have them too but you pay postage with them. They do the job OK just gettng dogs to use them now!
9th June 2010, 09:42 PM
Zooplus Ireland do some
10th June 2010, 02:58 PM
Those are all good ideas. Those steps are new to Zooplus!
10th June 2010, 08:05 PM
:thnku: everyone for your replies, I've just put in an order for the 2-step from Pets at Home in Belfast (same as the 2-step in Petplanet UK) and the 3-step from zooplus, should have them next week:)
Riley, my SM dog who cannot jump, uses the 4-step stair from www.petstairz.com (http://www.petstairz.com/) and loves them. She goes up and down them easily. Madison, who does not have SM or any problems jumping also likes to use them. I didn't even train her to use them - she just followed Riley and seems to like them.
Thanks Bev for sharing info, it is really helpful to know how your doglets got on with using them, hoping mine will be the same :wink:
22nd June 2010, 09:36 PM
For US members there are a range of steps, plastic and wooden, here too:
24th June 2010, 03:29 PM
I'm a shop-a-holic and pet stairs are something I want but I want really cute ones. I got mine at petsmart and they were really cheap but funds are a little low now. They work and are good for Ella with her SM. Two years ago, I went to a fundraiser where they had vendors and one sold pet stairs. At the time, I thought they were really cute but I had no need for them. You could pick out which fabric you wanted etc. and they were very pretty. Like I said, I love to shop but now that I actually could see a use in some stairs that are cutesy, I can not find anything like them on the Internet!! It was such a good idea. So maybe now there is a market for them....icon_blshing
28th June 2010, 12:42 PM
What about these?
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