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You're Giving Me The Sads: Stair Elevator For Fat Dogs

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Seen here depressing the hell out of me, Chunky takes a ride on the world's first stair elevator designed for overweight dogs. Wait -- CHUNKY? That's like a self fulfilling prophecy! *makes note to name son Richen Handsome McTakecareofdadwhenhe'sold*

Although it is still in the prototype phase manufacturers hope the £5,000 [~$8,000] doglift will be be taken on by a big company and developed for a growing market.


The machine has been made with mutts in mind as it features a special 'paw push' start button situated close enough to the ground for the animal to reach with an outstretched leg.

Pets can clamber into the plastic basket which then raises several feet off the floor before carrying the four-legged passenger up the stairs.

I dunno, for $8,000 you could probably hire a personal trainer to get your dog in shape instead of contributing to the problem. Besides, who wants to drop that much money on a pet elevator that's only gonna get a year of use anyway? I'm terrible, I get it.

Hit the jump for several more worthwhile shots of Chunky's ride to that great big Milkbone factory in the sky.

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No more walkies for pedigree bums as World's first dog stairlift is developed [dailymail]
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World's First Dog Stairlift [incrediblethings]

Thanks to Medusa Nebula and beebs, who walk their dogs and don't feed them cheese.

There are Comments.
  • Wow, this IS depressing. XD

  • For eight thousand dollars I will shoot my dog and purchase eight thousand dollars worth of rimmies from the nearest sexy time vendor.

  • Wait, which one was the dominant species again?

  • tomsans

    If you can afford one of these, you can  afford a dog walker, not only will it get you dog in shape for stairs, it'll live longer too.

  • plz 2 explain water treadmill cat

  • artilleryboy

    I'm guessing with the treadmill cat it is so fat that it's legs cant support its own weight so the water provides assistance with keeping the cat a bit buoyant so its legs don't cop the full weight of the fat and it allows the cat to easily stay in that position. The box of water seems to have a rolling platform on the bottom to make the cat walk because it would otherwise just sit there or float around so it has to move its legs or get dragged off the holding rails. The person is holding the cat so it doesn't just sit/float/laze around there or drown because I cant imagine that cat jumping out of that box of water

  • Kierra

    oh god...poor sad pathetic dog...

  • Yeah, for fat dogs. Couldn't possibly be for geriatric dogs with arthritis or anything. Like the one pictured. Which can't help its genetic make up and natural stature.

  • If he falls off half way, he will officially give up on life.

  • Guest

    That's not really helping anything for the chubby pooch. Now if they want that comfy spot at the foot of the bed they will have to work for it.

  • It could be for old dogs as well as fat.

  • Looks like Chunky still has to climb two steps to get in the bucket anyway, and he better do it fast once he pushes the button or his ride leaves without him. Design flaw?

  • Geekologie

     the bucket starts on the ground, per the last line of the quote

  • OH GOD YES

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