Hip Assist Dog Harness

Offer assistance to your older dog with this easy-to-use harness.


Older dogs often want to get up and go, but hip problems, surgery, and muscle pain can sometimes make the getting-up part a challenge. Our easy-to-use Hip Assist cradles and supports your dog completely and comfortably—lifting from the chest, not the legs—allowing you to easily help him up into a standing position, steady him on the stairs, or ease entry and exit from a vehicle. Features comfortable, adjustable handles; constructed with seat-belt-material strapping. In black/red. Washable.

  • Medium, dogs up to 50 lbs.
  • Large, dogs 50-75 lbs.
  • X-large, dogs 75+ lbs.

  • Reviews

    Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.1 / 5 based on 77 reviews


    64 of 77 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5

      Helped me - 11/18/2014
      By: from Buggs Island, Va

      The 12 yr old dog I use this harness on has benefited. I can easily help him when he gets weak in the hips and after he gets started up the stairs all I have to do is grab the handles and I am able to help him up if he needs me to. There seems to be no issues with comfort, he has worn it since it arrived now going on a month.

    • 5/5

      What a Blessing - 11/12/2014

      Our 14 year old Golden Retriver has been wearing her Orvis harness much of the time since it arrived. Her hind legs are failing her, making it a struggle to climb the stairs in our two story home without assistance. The harness is attractive & makes her climb up stairs or into our SUV an easy transition both for our dog & my husband.

    • 5/5

      Perfect - 11/10/2014
      By: from Fitzwilliam, NH

      This is a quality harness that is just about perfect to help my aging Lab with her declining hips. It spreads the uplift over a wider area, thus is more comfortable for her than a towel just around the hip area.

    • 5/5

      Great product - 10/15/2014
      By: from Leeds

      We bought the large hip assist for Ty our 30 kilo elderly lab retriever when he started to get a bit wobbly. It worked fantastically as meant we could take some of his weight when walking and the harness was sturdy enough to pick him up to put him in the car. The harness sits on his chest and abdomen whilst still allowing him to urinate. It has adjustable straps so is quite a snug fit with sturdy straps and good quality detachable short handles.The harness has really come into it's own in the last few days as Ty has had an episode of vestibular disease making him very unsteady. The harness has meant we have been able to care for him at home and help him with rehabilitation. Overall the harness has allowed Ty to continue to enjoy walks and made it a lot easier to for us to help him. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with an elderly dog or a dog rehabilitating after illness.

    • 5/5

      Helpful in Many Ways - 10/14/2014
      By: from Hampton, VA

      My golden retriever had been struggling with her back and hind legs for weeks, and I was at a loss as to what else to do. Then a friend recommended this product. Not only has it made a difference the way it is supposed to -- in helping her up off a wood floor or up the steps to the house -- it seems to have helped stabilize her. She is just doing better overall. I don't know if it acts as a brace or it just gives her a sense of security, but it's working. Nothing else was.

    • 5/5

      Amazing Product - 9/25/2014
      By: from Lancashire England

      This product enabled our very elderly dog to walk for a little longer and helped us to care for him in the last few weeks of his life. We sadly had to say goodbye finally to our lovely golden retriever last Friday but this superb lifting harness helped to support him and us in his final weeks. Well done , Orvis!

    • 4/5

      It works - 9/24/2014
      By: from Green Bay, Wi

      Our 13 year old Akita mix has weak back legs and we have 5 steps from the garage into the house. She would sometimes not make it. This works because of the front strap. It does not allow harness to slip on her back on the way down or up the steps. I believe she knows we are helping her. It's not the easiest thing to put on with 1 person but I manage, that's why I only gave it 4 stars. It's very well made.

    • 5/5

      Perfect for my dog - 8/12/2014
      By: from Dallas, TX

      A friend of mine referred me to this product and I decided to give it a go. My 130 pound French Mastiff is aging and is having trouble going up and down the stairs. We have wooden stairs and he had a bad slip and no longer wanted to even attempt he stairs, but this harness allowed us to give him more confidence and security and he started attempting the stairs again. My dog actually weighs more than I do, but with the distribution of the harness under his body and the help of the handles, I have no trouble guiding him up or down. Overall, it's perfect for what I intended it for. I do wish the straps were shorter or came with a second set of straps that were shorted or closer to his body to have an even better grasp.

    • 5/5

      Thank you for real help for my dog - 8/11/2014
      By: from Virginia

      Our 15 year old flat coat retriever has such a hard time with arthritis that he can't get into the car or go up stairs. With the assist jacket he can go on rides again and sleep upstairs by our bed again. It is a new lease on his life.

    • 5/5

      A must for older dogs - 8/7/2014
      By: from Central NY

      Having owned many dogs, this is by far the best method to maneuver my older dogs through the daily routine of stairs and outdoor therapy. Harness is untouched while doing their "business". Strong support under their chest and belly. No pulling straps. Very well made. The zipper on the back makes quick and easy access for my elderly dog that gets acupuncture for her failing hips. My veterinarian even asked where I found this! She loved it! If you've done the towel thing with your dog like I did, you'll LOVE this.

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