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Doggy Steps Review

Updated: August 15, 2016

Bottom Line


  • Easy to assemble        
  • Works for most pets


  • Doesn't always stay in place
  • Too short to reach higher furniture
  • Too flimsy for heavier pets
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Of the few customer complaints we found, the most common one is about the lightweight plastic that Doggy Steps is made out of. These pet owners say the steps sometimes shift and slide while being used, which causes their animals to become afraid of using the product. The plastic is often too flimsy to support heavier animals, and a few users say the steps are too short and don't reach the top of their furniture.

Pet owners posting at the online community ZooToo.com give Doggy Steps an overall glowing review. Customers on vendor sites Petco.com, Amazon.com and Target.com also give mostly positive reviews, with only a small percentage complaining about the product. A handful of reviewers on InfomercialRatings.com are also primarily positive and find that Doggy Steps work just as advertised.

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Contributors to ZooToo.com,

ZooToo.com is an online community for pet owners to find and share information on all things pet-related. More than 80 members review Doggy Steps, giving it a very good overall rating. They say that Doggy Steps work great for older pets with arthritis or other mobility problems, as well as for smaller pets who have trouble jumping onto furniture. A few say their pets refuse to use the steps, and some animals become scared of the steps because they sometimes shift when in use.

Contributors to Petco.com,

Petco.com is a vendor site that sells pet merchandise and allows customers to post reviews of their products. More than 50 customers review Doggy Steps, and the majority says they would recommend it to a friend. Most say the steps are easy to assemble and allow old or small pets to join their owners on furniture. While most consumers are happy with Doggy Steps, a few complain about the steps' construction, saying that they aren't sturdy enough for some animals and have a tendency to slide around when being used.

Contributors to Amazon.com,

More than 40 customers review Doggy Steps on Amazon.com, and most echo the consensus that it works easily for most pets. A handful of people who buy Doggy Steps complain that the steps are flimsy and too lightweight, so they have trouble keeping the steps in one location.

Contributors to Target.com,

More than 20 customers review Doggy Steps on Target.com, and most are happy with how the steps help their pets reach the furniture. A small percentage of people who buy Doggy Steps complain about how lightweight the steps are, and a few say the product is too short to be of any help to their pets.

Contributors to InfomercialRatings.com,

More than a dozen customers review Doggy Steps on InfomercialRatings.com, and most of the reviews are very positive. Like most other customer reviews, the steps work well for most pets while a few customers are disappointed by the lightweight material.

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