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The Best Stairs for Dogs & Puppies

Find the Perfect Dog Stairs for Your Pup

If your dog is very small, or if they are very old, then they might struggle with things such as getting up and down off of furniture. That’s where dog stairs come in. Rather than forcing your dog to have to make the daring leap from sofa to floor (quite a long way if they are small in stature) or forcing them to climb up slowly with bad knees, dog stairs let you help your dog up without risking injury and without impacting their joints. There is always the option to help your dog up and down – but this won’t always be an option if you have a bad back or if you aren’t physically able.

We’ve chosen the top dog stairs for our three different sizes of dogs, which we usually determine by weight:

Stairs for small dogs are up first, and you can find our top picks for medium and large dogs further down the page.

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Best Stairs for Dogs

Best Stairs for Small Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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*The DogGear team did not stop with small dog stairs, we looked at the options for medium dogs, as well. Check out our top choices!

Best Stairs for Medium Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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*Finally, we reviewed the best dog stairs for large dogs.

Best Stairs for Large Dogs

Our top picks by your dog’s needs

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DogGear Philosophy

There are plenty of things to consider when trying to make your home more accessible for your pup, and a set of dog stairs might be one of them, especially if you have a smaller or older dog. We hope these top picks have given you a good starting point!

Find the Perfect Stairs For Your Dog

Learn more below about how to find the best dog stairs for your pup.

Dog stairs in the home are an important installation for a number of reasons. There are a wide variety to choose from, such as ramps, roll-outs, and collapsible versions. You will ultimately want to make the choice that is best for your pup’s weight, size, and your ability to move easily around it in the comfort of your home.

Why You Should Consider Getting Dog Stairs

Dog stairs are excellent for those smaller dogs who have a harder time accessing places like the couch or your bed, and can also be good for older dogs who are less mobile as they age or for dogs with injuries. Dog stairs are also helpful for reducing the strain that constantly jumping up and down onto furniture or into the car can have on your dog’s joints.

Another reason to get a set of dog stairs is to reduce strain on yourself! If you have to help your dog by picking them up to get to those hard-to-reach places, dog stairs will allow your dog to do this for themselves.

Autonomy is another great reason to get dog stairs. Dog stairs can give dogs the dignity that comes with being able to get into higher spots on their own. Surprisingly, they can be an excellent way to help your dog gain (or re-gain) their feeling of independence, and a feeling of self-respect that goes along with it.

What Kind of Stairs to Get

For smaller dogs, a foldable plastic or a foam option can often be excellent. Their lighter weight means that there will be less wear to these stairs over time, and less likelihood of foldable stairs collapsing beneath their weight. For medium and larger dogs, more sturdy options like ones made of solid plastic or solid foam are great choices.

Regardless of the option you choose, look for something that is easy to move around your house and easy to clean.

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