The Top Rated Pet Steps For Dogs $30 – $50

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The Best Pet Steps For Small Dogs Between $30 – $50

Overall, there aren’t really many options for a decent set of pet stairs in this price point.  Sure, there are options, but not many that I would consider decent and feel overly confident recommending.

Keeping all of the key factors in mind that I discussed in my review of Pet Stairs under $30 (stability, portability, durability and functionality), in this review, we are going to focus on four (4) different pet step models that each cost between $30 and $50.

Once again, we are keeping affordability at the forefront of our minds, but if you are willing to take your budget up to the $50 threshhold, here are some of your best options…


Pet Gear Easy Step II Pet Stairs

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Ranked #3 in the pet stairs category with over 1,100 customer reviews, the Pet Gear Easy Step is among the most highly rated options for pet stairs and steps under $50.

Weighing in at only 7 pounds, these steps provide a lightweight, portable option allowing you to move this from location to location throughout your house.

This two-step option features a unique inclining platform on each step allowing the manufacturer to use fewer stairs with the intention of helping to reduce any stress your pet may feel as a result of climbing this surface.

The stairs are wider and deeper than some of the smaller pet stair options on the market, and each stair features a carpeted surface that is machine washable and easy to remove.

Pros vs. Cons

Pros:

  • Affordability ($34.99 with free shipping at time of post)
  • Supports weight up to 150 lbs
  • Simple, snap together assembly (no tools required)
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Wider and deeper stairs than less expensive units
  • Sturdy and stable

Cons

  • 150 lb rating is misleading
  • Stairs are too small and narrow for large dogs despite 150 lb. weight limit
  • Plastic material feels cheap and low quality
  • Angled steps make it harder for pets with arthritis or joint pain to climb
  • Angled steps cause pets to come down stairs with greater speed and less control

Summary

The overall rating of this product is ⭐ 4.4 out of 5 stars ⭐ with 71% of the feedback (almost 790 votes) being 5-Stars.

The overwhelming consensus is that despite the 150 lb. rating, these steps will not work for larger dogs because they are too narrow.  Consumers with smaller dogs that have no physical ailments and can navigate the inclined stairs on the way up and down absolutely love this product.

Consumers with larger dogs and/or dogs with hip or joint problems and arthritis did not like the inclined steps at all.  Their pets had a difficult time pulling themselves up the steps and did not have the proper lower body strength required to descend the stairs at the speed that the decline causes.


Pet Gear Easy Step III Pet Stairs

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Ranked #4 in the Pet Stairs category, the Pet Gear Easy Step III is simply the three step option to the Easy Step II in the review above.  This product has over 1,700 reviews, but a slightly lower rating than the 2 Step option.

Just like the 2 Step option, this one is constructed of hard plastic that is simple and easy to put together.  Only slightly heavier at 9 lbs. it is still lightweight and portable.

The only real noticeable difference is the additional step, which is good for taller beds, couches and other surfaces.  The 3 step model also features the slightly angled and carpeted step surface.

Unlike some of the feedback from the 2 step option, many consumers reported that their larger, heavier dogs were able to use this product which included a 100 lb. Mastiff

Pros vs. Cons

Pros

  • Affordability ($47.99 with free shipping at time of post)
  • Supports weight up to 150 lbs
  • Simple, snap together assembly (no tools required)
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Wider and deeper stairs than less expensive units
  • Sturdy and stable
  • Third step provides access to taller beds and other surfaces

Cons

  • 150 lb rating is misleading
  • Still some negative feedback regarding large dogs despite 150 lb. weight limit
  • Plastic material feels cheap and low quality
  • Angled steps make it harder for pets with arthritis or joint pain to climb
  • Angled steps cause pets to come down stairs with greater speed and less control

Summary

The overall rating of this product is ⭐ 4.2 out of 5 stars ⭐ with only 58% of the feedback (1,019 votes) being 5-Stars.

The same feedback applies for the 3 step model as the 2 step model.  The overwhelming consensus is that once again, this does not work for large dogs due to the narrow nature of the stairs.

Additionally, dogs with physical ailments such as arthritis or joint pain have a very difficult time both ascending and descending these stairs due to the nature of the incline in the stairs.  They have a difficult time pulling their weight up on the the stairs, and the angle of the stairs coming down causes them to come down faster and with a potential lack of control that could result in injury.


OxGord Dog Stairs

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Ranked #5 in the Pet Stairs category, the OxGord Dog Stairs feature a padded interior with a faux fleece outer covering that is machine washable.

This three step model is surprisingly sturdy despite not having a wooden frame.  The steps have a padded bubble wrap feel to them, but can support medium and larger dogs.  The description claims these stairs will support up to 100 pounds

Pros vs. Cons

Pros:

  • Affordability ($34.95 with free shipping at time of post)
  • Lightweight
  • No structural assembly required
  • Cover is removable and washable
  • Neutral color provides versatility
  • Great for couches

Cons

  • Extremely small – 15 X 20 X 15
  • Only 15 inches tall – not ideal for beds at all
  • Stairs are only about 4 inches deep so not good for dogs with longer legs
  • Does not fold for easy, out-of-sight storage
  • Low quality cardboard feel
  • Not ideal for medium sized or larger dogs

Summary

This unit is not a very high volume seller.  I could only find a total of 43 reviews and the product had an overall rating of  ⭐ 3.9 out of 5 stars ⭐ with 53% of the votes being 5-Stars.

This is a great product if you have a small dog that just needs access to the couch, but unless you have a bed that is very low to the ground, the 15 inch height falls short (pun intended).


Majestic Pet 3 Step Suede Dog Stairs

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Ranked #46 in the Pet Stairs category, the Majestic Pet 3 Step is an all foam model with a synthetic, ribbed covering.

The foam on the inside is extremely soft to the touch and gives way under heavier pressure. The cover is removable and machine washable and many shoppers were pleased with the chocolate brown color.

Pros vs. Cons

Pros:

  • Affordability ($48.65 with free shipping at time of post)
  • Lightweight – only 4 lbs.
  • Easy to lift and portable
  • Ribbed fabric is pleasing to the touch
  • Cover is removable and washable

Cons:

  • Misleading title – fabric is not suede and unit does not look as pictured
  • Extremely small – 15 X 20 X 15
  • Only 15 inches tall – not ideal for beds at all
  • Foam inside is too soft to provide meaningful support
  • Wobbles and sags

Summary

This product  received ⭐ 4.0 out of 5 stars ⭐ with 61% of the feedback being 5-stars, however, only on 18 total reviews.

Just like the OxGord, this product falls short.  At only 15 inches tall, many pet owners complained that it was not tall enough to help their pets reach the bed, but it did seem to work well for the couch.

In addition, the soft foam steps did not seem to provide meaningful support to medium or larger dogs.  Many people complained of the unit sagging under a little more weight causing the  their pets to get a little spooked and jump off.

 

And The Winner In The $30 – $50 Category Is……..


🏆🏆🏆    Pet Gear Easy Step III Pet Stairs    🏆🏆🏆

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In all honesty, the 2 step model and 3 step model are essentially the same with respect to pros and cons.  The reason whey we are giving the 3 step model the nod is that the third step provides access to taller beds and surfaces.

It is definitely not without faults and the angled steps (especially on the way down) give us pause for concern…even for physically healthy pets.

What do you think?  Are you considering any of these products, or do you have experience with any of these?  If you are wondering which pet stairs I use for my larger dogs, take a look at my post entitled Pet Steps For Small Dogs, Pet Steps For Large Dogs, Pet Steps For ALL Dogs and don’t forget to share your thoughts, comments and feedback below.

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