OTTO STEP - The best pet step around!
Made in America
The Otto Step is a compact, durable and easy to use portable platform that assists pets as they get into and out of sport utility vehicles and pick-up trucks.
Adapters are available for:
Smaller vans and SUV's, for drop down EZ access, and pick up truck extenders.
“Most people who have larger dogs and travel with them in vehicles aren't aware of the injuries that may be caused until the dogs get older. SUVs and pickups are approximately 2.5 to 3 feet off the ground and a jump from that height places a great deal of stress on their joints,” explained Tim Reid, DVM, Reid Veterinary Hospital, Albany, Oregon. “There can be a lot of trauma to dogs' joints when jumping down from high places."
“When our 170 pound Newfoundland/St. Bernard Otto began struggling with stepping up or down into our SUV, my husband Tim developed a step to help him. When we showed our veterinarian how easy it was for Otto to step into the cargo area of our SUV, he pointed out a double benefit – making it easier for our pet to travel in our vehicle and protecting his joints from the possibility of injuries from jumping down from a height of almost 3 feet,” explained Debra Rudzik, Otto Step, Inc. Market research indicates that there are 34 million sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and 40 million pick up trucks on the road today and that 42 percent of households include dogs. Otto Step appeals to dog breeders and enthusiasts, hunters, outdoorsmen and families.