SUV Otto Step 18"W X 16"D with 4"L Stinger to fit the 2x2 hitch.
Your dog can now easily step into the back of your SUV, no more picking up hind legs.
Made of durable super strong nylon glass filled plastic and can easily hold over 200 lbs.
The Otto Step is not only affordable, but durable, strong and light weight. It is completely portable, so you can take it with you in your SUV very easily and store it in your garage by just hanging it on a nail or peg.
Veterinarian Tim Reid is excited about Otto Step!
After seeing Otto Step in action I was excited to hear it would soon be available to the general dog-loving public. What a great tool to assist older dogs and to enhance the longevity of younger dogs. We have many large breed dogs in our practice that would benefit from this practical device. Dogs of any breed may be subject to such conditions as osteoarthritis, spondylitis, hip dysplasia and intervertebral disc disease as they get older. These unfortunate patients have great difficulty climbing stairs alone, not to mention attempting to jump into a truck or SUV. Otto Step makes their climb into such vehicles 50% easier and reduces the jarring (compressions) effect of getting out as well. This will be a great aid in assisting dogs with debilitating conditions as well as preventing healthy dogs from showing premature signs of arthritis, osteoarthritis, etc.
Patients suffering from acute injuries including sprains, strains, ruptured ACL/PCL’s would also benefit from the convenience of Otto Step. All in all, this is a great tool and one I intend to make available to all my dog owning, SUV/pick-up driving clients.
DVM Reid Veterinary Hospital - Albany, OR
The Story of the Otto-Step:
We have always had large dogs as household pets. They are part of our family.
When we got our dog Otto, we purchased an SUV shortly afterwards.
Otto was unable to jump up in the back of our SUV, so Tim developed a step that fit into our 2” trailer hitch receiver.
When we showed our Veterinarian how easy it was for Otto to step into the cargo area of our SUV, he pointed out that there is a double benefit, not only are we making it easier for our pets to travel in our vehicles, but we are protecting their joints from the possibilities of injuries from jumping down from a height of almost 3 feet.
Most people who do have larger dogs, and do take them with them in their vehicles, usually aren’t aware of the injuries they could be causing until the dog gets a little older. At that time, they either have to help lift them into the back of their SUVs or the pets need to be kenneled or just stay home. Teaching our dogs at a younger age will help protect their joints from early injuries that seem to appear later in life.
Another problem with this scenario is our own health issues, injuries to our backs when trying to help our dogs into these high SUVs.
Thus, Otto Step. We have been able to engineer a step that is not only affordable, but durable, strong and light weight. It is completely portable, so you can take it with you in your SUV very easily and store it in your garage by just hanging it on a nail or peg.
We feel Otto Step will be beneficial to both pet owners and their faithful companion and feel great about offering such a quality product.