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: 4.0/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.0 / 5 based on 62 reviews

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    51 of 62 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      SKEPTICAL at 1st, but then... - 3/7/2014

      I was skeptical at 1st, but then I noticed the zipper under the D-rings I couldn't believe how easy it went on,this harness is VERY well made. The harness can control the dog quite well when it is fitted properly. I loved it even more when my 14yr old,weirdo,shy dog still did his business with it on. He won't with a jacket on. Even though the harness is sturdy enough to grab using just 1 strap will surprise the HECK out of anyone when used to traverse a staircase.TOP QUALITY! WORTH IT! So well balanced could double as a rescue harness.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Happy with the harness - 3/1/2014

      My poor old dog has struggled for a while now trying to get up after laying down or even going down a few steps. We did the towel and scarf bit, but this works really well. I wish the straps were a little shorter, but this makes his like a lot easier. A bit pricey, but seemed so much better than others we viewed.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Lift Assist Dog Harness - 2/23/2014
      By: from East Greenwich,RI

      I bought the lift assist Dog Harness for my 12 year old Springer-Lab, Morgan. Our vet believes she may have a partially torn cruciate ligament. My vet recommended a lifting harness with handles toward the front and back. This harness fits the bill and it fits Morgan pretty well too, thanks to adjustable side straps. The handles are very ergonomic and my dog seems more confident when walking with the harness. Size large fits my 50 pound dog pretty well. A good purchase and a good investment.

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      Great Assist Dedvice - 2/12/2014
      By: from Ontario

      This harness is handsome, well-built, and useful. It is cumbersome for a single retired person to install on the dog, and cannot be easily put on when the dog is lying down. A second person helping would be ideal. Fabric including belts is strong.. Overall, I would recommend it to those who can manage the installation better than I can. I am sure a dog feels proud to wear this lift harness!

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Thank you Orvis - 2/7/2014
      By: from UK

      My elderly gentleman of a 35kg 14.5 year old labrador legs are going and breaking our heart. This is the 4th product we have purchased to help - the other 3 were useless and a waste of money. This product actually helps, not only can we help our old boy to keep mobile, but for the first time in months, I don't have back ache from 'heaving' him up. He is happier and so are we. Although there is some criticism about the zip, in my opinion is another else wouldn't be secure enough, especially when you get to the size of our boy you need 'properly made'. When compared to any other products I have found, this one is streets ahead in design. Thank you Orvis, you have e made us all happier and healthier!

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Wonderful purchase! - 2/6/2014
      By: from East Lansing, MI

      This product has been a complete life saver with our dog who recently had surgery to repair a torn ACL. Not only does this help us get her in and out of the car, but up and down the stairs, and it also just helps us get her up and moving as we can lift her rear to get her started. This has been an amazing help, and I highly recommend it to anyone going through a similar surgery or situation. We have a 50 pound Australian Shepherd and ordered the large - it fits perfectly.

    • 4/5 stars 4/5

      By: from lagrange park, il

      Love this product! It has really made getting my dog up the stairs easier.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      It's worth it! - 1/2/2014
      By: from Fort Lupton, CO

      My 12 year old dog, Duke has multiple issues in his neck, spine, hips, and hind legs. I have been looking for a lift assist harness that would help him while not aggregrativing his other issues and the Orvis Lift Assist Harness fit the bill. the under padding provides support for his belly and spine without putting too much pressure on his hip and shoulder joints. Although is was a real tough battle to get the harness on my old boy, once on, it has given him confidence and a new lease on life. It took many attempts over the course of a few days to for him to finally allow me to put it on him. Now that it's on, we both love it! I do not take it off of him because we are always on the go. I have not experienced the issue of urine dripping on the under padding of the harness for my male dog like others mentioned in their reviews. He now wants to walk and hike like he did when he first adopted me 10 years ago. I highly recommend this product.

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      OMG - this product is AWESOME!! - 12/22/2013
      By: from Hampton, VA.

      We were heartbroken that our beautiful golden retriever Mollie was no longer willing to walk up the stairs to our condo - purchased this product and it is ABSOLUTELY the best money I've ever spent! It not only works beautifully (and with ease - love that it is lightweight) but I swear it has helped her regain her confidence that she CAN walk up and down those steps - now I barely lift on the rings and off she goes - this is an absolute MUST BUY!!

    • 5/5 stars 5/5

      Dog Harness - 12/22/2013
      By: from Hampstead, NH

      My 16 year old lab-shep mix has used this harness for the past year. It has given her the support and me the confidence to take her for the walks she loves. I have tried other harnesses this one by far is the best! Thank you Orivs for having a product that helps my elderly dog.

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