Pupper Upper

Help your dog ascend in its final years

Our Idea

Who are we?

We are a team of engineers who have had old dogs in the family and know how vital it is that our dogs live in comfort and maintain mobility around the house.

What are we offering?

Pupper Upper is the best solution for helping your dog move around the house. Stairs can become difficult for dogs to use once they get into old age, but they can have a much easier time walking up gradual rises. We custom make a ramp to any rise, whether it’s to go up a few steps, on to the couch or onto the bed. The slope of 25 degrees or less, a slope that we found that most old dogs can navigate.

Who are we offering it to?

Pupper Upper is specifically designed for people who have old dogs with mobility issues. Our ramp will help allow the dogs to go up and down stairs, so they can still be an integral part of the family.

Why does that person care?

Dogs quickly become a family member like any other, so families will want to keep their dog mobile and comfortable as they age. This will also be pivotal in ensuring your dog continues to live a healthy lifestyle by being able to walk around and remain active.

Our distinctive competencies

Through leveraging our design and modeling skills accumulated throughout our engineering education as well as industry experience, we have been able to create a ramp that is inexpensive, structurally sound and will have enough grip to ensure the dog can walk sturdy. Through using our connections in the dog training industry, we plan to bring this product to the masses to improve the lives of families and their dogs.

The substitutes & alternatives

Pupper Upper provides a more cost effective solution to helping your dog’s mobility. Similar dog ramps are poorer in quality and much more expensive. The alternatives cost $150 and up and are typically plastic forms. We are hand making each ramp using a jig so you get a consistent, quality product at only $50 for the first ramp and a 20% discount off all other ramps in the order.

Since the ramp is custom, it can be built to any rise, meaning that the client gets a ramp that fits their application perfectly. A typical ramp size is about five feet long, two feet tall and one foot wide. This makes it easy to store when not in use, as well as light enough that children can place the ramp for their dogs.

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Our Pitch

Our concept pitch

Our personal pitch

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The Value

Our first key person

Our first key person is John. John is a retired construction worker who lives in a condo with his also aging dog. Due to the nature of his past work, John is unable to carry heavy loads anymore and can not even pick up his own dog.

John’s dog is having mobility issues due to its Degenerative myelopathy. Degenerative myelopathy is a progressive disease of the spinal cord in older dogs. John’s dog can no longer climb into bed or onto the couch. These accessibility issues are straining the relationship between John and his best friend.

The Pupper Upper offers a safe and lightweight solution for John’s problem. John is now able to deploy the Pupper Upper in various locations around his home so that he can spend more quality time with his furry friend.

John heard of the Pupper Upper though some advertisements at his local pet store where he gets his dog food.

Our second key person

Our second key person is Patricia. Patricia is a busy homeowner who lives with her energetic baby chihuahua. Her dog is active throughout the household and enjoy’s exploring all rooms and climbing all furniture. Patricia does not always have the time to help her dog climb up onto the bed and couch. Patricia wants to find a solution which allows her dog to be independent in the household.

Patricia has spent a long time furnishing her home to her liking and does not want to change furniture to accommodate her little friend’s accessibility issues. Patricia has looked into different dog ramps but none of them perfectly fit her situation and they do not offer a custom fitting.

The Pupper Upper is an ideal solution for Patricia’s problem. The Pupper Upper can be customized to fit any home and be painted to match any colour scheme in any room.

Our third key person

Our third key person is Sparky, the dog. Sparky is an older dog who has arthritis and can no longer use stairs. Sparky gets sad and depressed when he has to stay in the same room of the house all of the time. Sparky enjoys fresh air and going to the bathroom out doors, but due to his mobility issues, he cannot go outside.

Sparky loves his new Pupper Upper as he can now climb up and down the house as he pleases.

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