Picking the right dog ramp for your SUV is mostly a measurement of height, width and weight. The height or length of the ramp must be long enough to reach the cargo space. Keep in mind your dog’s age and health when contemplating different lengths. A ramp that is tall enough to reach, but only with a steep incline might not be right for your older dog. In this case, a longer ramp that allows for a more gradual slope and easier climb might be best.
In addition, you’ll need to make sure your SUV dog ramp will be strong enough to hold the weight of your pet as well as be light enough for you to maneuver easily. Here are some options to help sort out the good, the great and the “just right” SUV dog ramp for you…
Folding Dog Ramps For SUVs
Folding dog ramps are generally bulkier than their telescoping counterparts. For those with big enough storage spaces in their cars and garages this isn’t a problem. Most folks like the ease of extending and folding these ramps with little effort.
For small SUVs, minivans and side entry’s check out the 66” Pet Gear Travel Lite Bi-Fold Half Ramp. This ramp will hold dogs up to 150lbs and has an anti-slip surface. Keep in mind, the width is 16” if you are planning on using it for a side door. This product generally gets good ratings for those with the right fit.
Larger SUV owners may like Pet Gear’s Travel-Lite Tri-Fold Ramp. With a textured surface for sure footing, this ramp is longer than the Bi-Fold at 71” in length. The manufacturer says it will support a dog up to 200lbs and most users claim it’s easy to fold and store away. Amazingly, this ramp only weighs 14.5 lbs!
The Portable Tri Fold Dog Ramp by Pet Gear is nearly the same as the Travel-Lite, only not as light! The product is 25lbs, and the extra weight of the product adds assurance to those with very large, husky breeds like Mastiffs, Newfoundlands and Malamutes.
The 70” PetSTEP Folding Pet Ramp by PetStep comes in gray or khaki colors to go nicely with your vehicle. Other great features include an easy bi-fold structure and non-slip rubberized surface for safety. This dog ramp can handle a weight of 500lbs! In that case, it won’t be a problem for most, if you need to get up there and lend a hand.