Dog owner builds a ‘doggie-vator’ stairlift for her three elderly rescued pugs and people find it adorable

dog stairlift
Margaret Davies

Quarantine involuntarily gave most of us plenty of time to delve deep in our own thoughts.

With that whole thing going on, many interesting ideas were born and brought to life. Some of them were good, some of them were bad, some were questionable and some of them could be considered quite bizarre.

Though I firmly believe, that the best ideas out there are usually both good and weird at the same time. Today, let’s talk about one of them.

A woman from New Orleans named Sonya Karimi came up with a genius idea on how she could help her elderly dogs climb the stairs easier.

The woman decided to build her rescue doggies a mini wooden stairlift that she called the Doggie-vator. Sonya shared some footage of her creation on the interweb and it seems like people find it absolutely adorable.

The owner came up with the idea to build this lift a few months ago when she adopted one of the dogs named Bodhi, who had a torn knee ligament.

How did she come up with this idea, you ask? Sonya is actually an occupational therapist. “At work, I’ve seen how helpful stairlifts are to people so I was surprised there wasn’t anything similar for dogs with all the different products that are available for pets nowadays. So I thought that we might be able to create something ourselves for our dogs to use” Sonya told Daily Mail.

Sonya’s dogs are: 10-year-old Bodhi, 4-year-old Emery, 13-year-old George and 10-year-old Sam.

“They’ve adapted to it so quickly, I thought I’d have to train them for a while to get used to it but they just get on it as if they’ve had it for years!

The two older pugs love it especially – they won’t use the stairs, they will sit there and wait until the ride is ready for them and it’s so cute,” the owner told Daily Mail.

Even though this lift was mostly built for the elders of the family, 4-year-old Emery also enjoys using it quite a bit.

A journey with this Doggie-vator goes something like this: a dog walks into the little wooden box and then one of the owners close it, so the dog won’t jump out. After that, the button on the remote control is clicked and the dog sets off down the stairs. Finally, when the cart stops, the dog steps out of the box on to an easily accessible ramp.

It took around 3 months for Sonya to build this wooden lift. Sonya built this masterpiece with the help of her fiancé Zach and his parents.

(Story source: Inews)

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