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Fire Safety - how to help a 90lb dog escape 2nd story?

16 years ago

So, I am a bit OCD and a big planner. My neighbors house recently burned down the day after Thanksgiving. Luckily the family and pets got out with only minor injuries.

We have smoke alarms and a fire extenguisher, but I have not done any additional planning.

I am thinking of getting one of those 3 story escape ladders for the MBR (no kids). Anyone have any ideas how to evacuate 2 large labs (90 pounds). Our dogs sleep in our room, so its not as if we would be searching through the house for them in a fire. I would want to give the best shot at getting out. I have seen stretchers and slings. But how to get them down the ladder? I couldn't possibly climb down while holding the dog.

Here is a link that might be useful: large dog stretcher.

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