Overall: 4.2 / 5 based on 32 reviews
27 of 32 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
I have three Cavaliers of varying size and age. These are terrific for them to access my bed which is quite high. They tootle happily and comfortably up and down. I much prefer them to steps which would be jarring and from which they could slip. They have good grip on it, so much better than a smooth ramp. The foam is firm with a small amount of give to absorb any shock. I have it over a year and it is like new still. Cannot recommend this enough.
Perfect for small dogs not so good for large breed -
By: Luckyandme from Michigan
I ordered this around Christmas time for my Golden Retriever who has a bit of arthritis but loves to sleep in bed. This indeed was tall enough for an average size bed and like all things Orvis the quality was there. My issue is they are so lightweight that they lack stability and my dog feels very uneasy on them. Another thing is they are not that long and he is a tall golden making it difficult for him to make the incline. I have been working with him on using them for the past 6 months with no success. On the other hand our smaller dog (20lbs) uses them with no problem, but he doesnt need them so they are sitting in the box. Hoping I can still return them!
Dog step -
By: Janeymay50 from South Wales
Thought this was a little pricey but after reading the reviews decided to purchase one for my 11 year old cairne terrier and my 9 year old norfolk terrier who are forever jumping up onto the bed and because they are getting older I thought it would be easier. When it arrived I took the both dogs upstairs on leads and with treats and some training it did not take them long to use the steps. Excellent product from orvis again but a little pricey.
PERFECT for showcase home -
By: artjunkee2 from Louisville, KY
the reason i LOVE these steps so much is the fact that they look fantastic in the living room for our couch.....in the bedroom for our bed....and in the basement for our various, assortment of furniture. we have FOUR of these!!! actually, the REAL reason these are so great is because of their DESIGN. they don't require our little guy to actually JUMP on steps - but rather GLIDE up to our furniture. those rather ugly 'steps' that you see everywhere for dogs and furniture are, in comparison, JUNK. these actually blend into our decor and allow our little guy to GO wherever he would like WITHOUT any effort. to keep clean, i've never had to wash the cover - i just wipe it down with a damp cloth and run the sweeper over it. i will ALWAYS have these steps in my home for my dog. these are the BEST and most attractive thing on the market!!! thank you ORVIS!!!!...not only do LOVE DOGS - but you LOVE QUALITY and you have impeccable TASTE!!
Foam Pet Steps -
By: Sashimi from Toronto, Canada
Not functional for any size dog - because steps not deep enough for a dog to climb or descend. Dogs are different to cats, their claws do not cling to the fabric. The price for a piece of foam of this size is exaggeratedly high, especially that living in Canada we also had to pay over $200 in duties and taxes.
Faulty products -
By: CTCC from Monroe, NC
The lightweight portable pet steps was light, attractive and almost functional. BUT, the material was loose and little too smooth, so my 2 dogs that needed it the most, slid down it, and had to get a running start to go up. I tested this with 6 dogs, using clicker and treats--just wasn't good for the 2 older dogs. A friend got the same stairs with a 7 lb dog and found it to have the same loose fabric; but, with the small dog, it wasn't so much a problem. I returned the item.
Back it Goes -
My two Japanese Chins slid right down when I tried to train them to use it. Even with treats, they could not and would not try it after sliding so much. The cover is not as conforming as it looks in the picture and it looks like a smooth slope. Fabric is smooth, not rough enough to give them traction. It actually made them very upset and they moped around when I kept trying to get them to be interested in it. My bed is 34 inches high, which is very high, and my male dog actually jumped up onto the bed to get the treat, ANYTHING to avoid using that slippery thing. He usually tries and tries and can't make it. He's 10 years old and I don't want him jumping like that, especially down, so I have to keep looking. How annoying! Also, packing was awful. The box was loosely taped shut and I could see right into it.....and the steps had no wrapping whatsoever, no plastic, no paper, nothing. I'm very surprised it didn't arrive dirty, since it was open to the elements. I expected a large plastic bag. This is going back to my local Orvis store.
Easier on My Dog and Me -
By: DGSR from Monkton, MD
After my pug, Miles, was diagnosed with arthritis and a pulled shoulder muscle, I needed to lessen the impact of his weight on his legs when he took steps. After one of my pet sitting customers recommended her Orvis ramp, I got mine, and have been pleased. Its foam inner material provides a great cushion effect to soften the impact on Miles' legs. I also appreciate its light weghtness for easy transport from bed to couch. The fabric is of nice quality and its color is versatile for most any room. A good recommendation!
Great steps -
By: Linipoos from Devon, England
I bought this product because of all the 5* reviews. I was a bit wary because the photo shows a Westie and my boy weighs 34 kg and has large paws. He would not use a ramp. I found the material of the steps to appear 'dirty/grubby' looking, and the cover was not fitted correctly. Orvis kindly replaced this item for me. My boy gave the steps a wide berth for several days and appeared to be scared of them. Treats and chocolate buttons would not tempt him up the steps. I then put the steps at the back of the car and with me holding onto his harness he now happily goes up and down the steps. Going down the steps he does pause for a while with his feet on the bottom rungs, presumably because he is large breed and cannot bend his back. (hope this makes sense)
great product! -
By: veggielo from San Francisco, CA
i've got a 9 pound pup and while this is a bit steep for her, she likes it much better than stairs. There are no sharp edges ( so it doesn't hurt if you stub your toe on it in the middle of the night) but firm enough to support her without sagging when she goes up and down. Only problem is ( and there's not much to do about this) is that it takes up alot of floor space. Other than that, it's great!