Folding/Portable Ramps for Dog to Get into Car?
My husband's 15 year old ACD mix has pretty bad arthritis in her spine. Stenosis has caused quite a bit of atrophy in her hind limbs. She's still happy enough, has a good appetite, etc...so euthanasia is not on the table quite yet. But, she's getting increasingly frustrated at not being able to participate in everything.
She's been having more and more trouble jumping up, even a little bit. My daily routine is to come home from work at 3:30pm, pick up both dogs and then take them along to pick up my son. This afternoon, ACD mix could NOT get her hind end up into the back seat of my car. My husband can lift her hind end for her, but she won't let me do it, she'll bite and snap at me if I do (NOT trying to solve that problem at this late date, it is what it is, she's his dog and pretty much trusts only him for something that might hurt). She tried several times to get in the car and couldn't do it. I used the queue my husband taught her that I'm about to boost her butt for her "Do you need some help?"...she'll then let him do it, but she snarled and snapped at me. So, I had to put her back in the house and go pick up the kid. She was pretty disappointed, she REALLY wanted to go along for the car ride.
I'd like of find a smallish, lightweight, portable ramp for her to solve this problem. My car is low to the ground (it's the smaller Saab wagon). It is a wagon, so I could put a ramp in the "way back" and have it ready to get her in the car on both ends of the trip.
Has anyone seen anything like this? It would need to have pretty good "grippy" footing as her hind feet slip a bit due to weakness.