3.27.2009

gta dog question

Does anyone know anyplace in the GTA that sells a ramp for an older dog to get into a car or up a few steps?

Allan found a store in London, Ontario that sells one. And we used to shop from a great US catalog that carries a great selection of ramps and steps, but they don't ship to Canada. (I miss them!)

We could ask someone in Buffalo to receive a package for us. But buying it the Toronto area would be a whole lot easier.

I'd really like to take some strain off Cody's deteriorating hips, and she doesn't like being lifted.

11 comments:

L-girl said...

We also checked places like Rona and Home Depot for any kind of ramp that might work, but didn't find anything appropriate.

Petsmart doesn't carry them, neither does Petcetera.

richard said...

How about this one, Laura

http://www.petacular.com/products/Portable-Dog-Ramps.html

richard said...

Oh, I see Allan beat me to it. Sorry!

L-girl said...

Yup, that's the one in London. Thanks, tho. :)

James said...

PetSmart sells them. There are lots of PetSmarts in the GTA.

It's also pretty easy to make one -- you'll just need a couple of 2x2s or 2x4s, a sheet of plywood, and some cheap carpetting. We made some ramps so our cats can get over the dog barriers just last weekend.

L-girl said...

We shop at Petsmart all the time, but they told me they don't carry them.

Maybe the person I asked didn't know what she was talking about, I'll try again. If we can get one at Petsmart, I wouldn't have posted this! :)

Making one is not an option for us. I'm sure it would be easy for someone else, but we need to buy one.

James said...

I'm pretty sure that the PetSmart at Eglinton and Laird carries them. We can have a look next time we're there...

L-girl said...

Thanks for offering. We have to get this soon - we've needed it for quite a while already. So we'll call around to the different Petsmart locations in the GTA, and if anyone says yes, we'll hop right over there.

A reader from London ;) has also offered to pick up the one there.

Maybe in the coming week we can finally solve this issue.

If it turns out this thing has been in the Mississauga Petsmart all along, it will be very annoying! Especially to Allan, who has done most of the investigating.

M@ said...

There's a place in Oakville called Ren's that has this and this.

The problem with PetSmart is that they can't order anything in for you, ever. If they don't stock it, they can't get it. And even the store manager doesn't have the power to decide what they stock. I went through this with them for some time trying to get a certain pet door, and then went to Home Hardware and got it ordered without a problem.

L-girl said...

The 2nd link from Ren's is exactly what we're looking for. Thanks M@! So now we've got a few options.

Thanks everyone. :)

Dharma Seeker said...

Ren's is rad. They have almost everything, the prices are fair, and they supply the Oakville & District Humane Society with food etc. "at cost". LOVE Ren's. :)