Stairlift for pet dogs

Doting dog owners in West Yorkshire were so concerned about their dogs struggling to make it upstairs they installed a £1,500 stairlift.

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As people get older, climbing up stairs can be a bit of a challenge. And it's not just humans who have this issue. If you're a pet owner, you'll know our four legged friends can struggle as well. But now stairs are no longer a problem for three dachshunds in one West Yorkshire home.

Jon Hill reports.

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£1,500 stairlift bought for dog with a bad back

Pippa, Millie and Heidi, the pampered pooches from Ossett

Animal lovers from West Yorkshire were so concerned about their pet Dachshund's bad back they splashed out £1,500 on a stairlift.

Sheila Lee, from Ossett, volunteers for West Yorkshire Dog Rescue, where she rescued her dog, Pippa. Pippa developed a bad back, and Sheila and her husband Harry had to fork out thousands for a spine operation.

So to stop their other two dogs, Millie and Heidi, developing the condition, they bought a stairlift.

"People must have thought we were mad", said Sheila. "But it was that or paying out thousands more.