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the wolfhound people all recommended Mr. Herzhers smart ramp so that is the one that I bought . Natalie did great with it... I bungee it in the back of the car and it is light weight and very stable for my 125 lb. wolfhound. I have been really pleased with it, we don't use it any longer as nats can get in and out herself now but it took a while.

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I balked at buying this but with our new, higher SUV, I took the advice of a friend with a huge great dane with joint issues, and bought the appropriate size for us. One of my very best pet tool investments!

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I balked at buying this but with our new, higher SUV, I took the advice of a friend with a huge great dane with joint issues, and bought the appropriate size for us. One of my very best pet tool investments!

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Chance might even use that one. I really like it. Kind of pricey, though, but looks like it would be worth it. I'll have to start saving. Maybe in a few years I can afford one.

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We use the Mr. H. Smart Ramp. It does not sag and is pretty stable. It unfolds OK and folds back easily.

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Agree, another happy customer here!


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I balked at buying this but with our new, higher SUV, I took the advice of a friend with a huge great dane with joint issues, and bought the appropriate size for us. One of my very best pet tool investments!

Dog Steps, Dog Stairs, Dog Ramps from Pet Loader
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I know it is an older post, but my friend has the pet gear one you mentioned. Works great for his 11yr old Flatcoat for their Toyota Venza.

He is a big boy, 92lbs.


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Any more updates or suggestions to this older thread? I know this is an older thread but I was doing a search for dog ramps for SUVs and this thread came up. Now that my two golden retrievers are getting older I am in the process of starting to think about buying a ramp as getting out of the Ford Explorer is hard on Liam's front shoulders when he jumps out of it.
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We have not a ramp, but a step which is attached to the hitch and is stored under the car. For use, it swings out and makes a step...hard to describe. Check out TWISTEP - The Instant, Multi-Use Step For Your SUV We bought it years ago for our senior dog, but are still using it now with our puppy. Kind of expensive compared to a ramp but there is no storage issue and is very easy to use.
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I went round and round about a ramp for our Expedition. Finally ended up with one from here..... Dog Ramp.com - Pioneers of the First Telescoping Dog Ramp. Buy Direct and Save! and LOVE it. Just perfect for us.

You can see my previous post ...#12..... that one was way too heavy and cumbersome to use and the dogs were not thrilled with it. Our dog ramp is so much easier and with the sides I feel safer for the puppers.



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I went round and round about a ramp for our Expedition. Finally ended up with one from here..... Dog Ramp.com - Pioneers of the First Telescoping Dog Ramp. Buy Direct and Save! and LOVE it. Just perfect for us.

You can see my previous post ...#12..... that one was way too heavy and cumbersome to use and the dogs were not thrilled with it. Our dog ramp is so much easier and with the sides I feel safer for the puppers.
I am glad you posted this as I was looking at those steps at first but may reconsider them now.
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