Friday, October 9, 2015

Dachshund Nola Reviews and GIVEAWAY: Solvit Decorative Pet Steps

Hey, everyone!



Thank you for all the birthday wishes for Miss Nola yesterday! She loved them. :D

Today we're working with Solvit Products for a review of their Two Step Decorative Pet Steps. Solivit offers a wide range of products for the home, traveling, and even cat products. There's something for every need at Solvit!



I've had pet steps for Nola to get up on the bed since she was a small puppy, not that she uses them much. ;) She's always flinging herself off the bed and giving me a heart attack, daredevil that she is. The same flimsy, plastic steps covered in a stretchy faux-sheepskin type material have been up against the bed for nearly 5 years now. They were ugly, slide all over, and weren't the most stable things (good thing Nola's only 10lbs!). Enter Solvit's Decorative Pet Steps!


This thing....! I love it! It looks so much better than the old set, with a muted cherry wood color and soft cream carpeting on top that fits in with my bedroom decor. It's quite tasteful for pet furniture, and isn't an eyesore like its predecessor. This particular set comes in two sizes; ours is the smaller of them.

I'm sorry for the sucky photos! Yesterday and the day before were the only days it hasn't been pouring rain with awful light. :/ Such is early fall in Florida.


I normally have it at the foot of the bed against a trunk, but it could easily work against a normal height bed. Mine's a bit tall. 






There's no sliding around when the Tiny Terror comes dashing up them at full speed, and no constant adjusting of a cover. The carpet easily vacuums clean, and doesn't trap hair, not even Nola's short fur that sticks to everything. The carpeting is very short and very tight, so there's no tugging of nails or ID tags. It muffles noises quite well, too!
The steps are light and easy to move, and they're quite sturdy. I've used them as an impromptu stool on more than one occasion, and I'm 114lbs. They've been in constant use for well over a month now, and are holding up fantastically. I did manage to chip the corner by accidentally dropping an armful of hardback books on it while I was rearranging my bookcases of well over 1,000 books, but that was total user error on my part. ;)

The book mishap. Not too bad, considering it was a dozen or more hardbacks!



I'll be perfectly honest and say I took one look at the directions to put the steps together and promptly handed it over to my dad to build. He had no issues with assembling it, though he can build pretty much anything. For your average clueless to building things person, it looks a bit tough. Good thing it's a one time thing!


Overall, I'm thrilled with these steps, and highly recommend them! 5 stars, for sure!



Solvit has offered one of my lucky followers a set of pet steps of their choice! Follow the info in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win. US only. Winner will be notified on Monday!  a Rafflecopter giveaway



- Dachshund Mommy

20 comments:

  1. They are a great idea! I've just had my steps removed 'cos I is sooooo bouncey I just float up on to thingys....even thingys I'm NOT supposed to float up on to (butt we won't mention those!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  2. We have steps but the pugs are like umm no thank you!!

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  3. Those steps look so nice - not your typical pet steps. And I'm impressed that the carpet doesn't suck up pet hair.

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  4. I know a senior terrier that could use some stairs

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  5. Really great idea for small dogs and also older dogs who might have an issue with arthritis or a special needs dog!!

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  6. I like the decorative pet steps as well. We got a taller mattress and I've been noticing Mr. N having to adjust his jumping style for the extra height.

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  7. Jasper would love to have the 2 step height for the couch!!

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  8. These must be great for little dogs!

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  9. Oh gurl! You KNOW I could use these right now!!! Ma says NO JUMPING on the couches....this would be FABulous!! You know I would need the three step one though...I did like the steps for large doggies though! BOL butts, the three step ones would be great for the couch!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  10. Those steps are pretty cool. As Koira gets older, even though she is still plenty athletic and in great shape, I get more conscious of every time she jumps up or down from anything at all. And I can see that if I were to get a puppy in the future, steps like these would really help both with allowing the pup to come up on the bed more easily and would be a fun training prop (backing up the steps, anyone?).

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  11. Those stairs are really cool! I think these are must have for anyone with dogs with long backs or older dogs!

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  12. The PupSTEP Wood Stairs - Extra Large #62352 would be perfect for my Lady Girl and us. She is a big dog and these would be sturdy enough for her. The fact that they fold-up for under the bed storage is a plus for me.

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  13. Those are really cute! Ginger would love those since she has a hard time getting off the couch in her old age.

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  14. These are great! Would come in sooooo handy!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  15. We love all the Solvit steps, but we would pick the decorative 3 step in Cherry! Awesome steps!!

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  16. any of the decorative steps are my favorite

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  17. These DO look more practical and user friendly compared to the sheepskin plastic ones. :/ I've had them too, but they always broke with constant use! I love these!

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  18. the 3 step decorative steps are my favorite

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