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Post by LizP on Sat Apr 21 2018, 07:22

Have any of you given thought to how to get your dog(s) out from an upstairs room in the event of a fire? We're looking at it for our new house, which has Velux windows only upstairs. We'll get a window ladder or similar so we can get out safely but I'm now trying to envisage how to get a 25kg stressed dog out. Not that we're planning on having a fire, but just in case...



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Post by Nifty staffy on Sat Apr 21 2018, 07:32

That's a very very good question.

Is the main issue getting the dog through the velux window or how to get off the roof once outside ?
Just wondering what you do for a full multistory building (without living in a converted attic, so to speak) ?
We live on ground level so it’s not an issue for us at the moment.


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Post by LizP on Sat Apr 21 2018, 18:04

It's a bit of both, but probably more the latter half. And then I got thinking in general.

Here we have our escape route planned out from upstairs - the conservatory roof is strong enough to take the weight of a person. And in every house I've had I've known what my fire escape route is from upstairs. It's the first time I've asked myself how I'd get a dog out.

Looks like I'm not the only one ever to have wondered about it...

https://www.x-itproducts.com/how-it-works-large-pet-escape-sling/?v=79cba1185463

Clever idea! Pricey, though, for something you will hopefully never need.


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Post by lexii on Sat Apr 21 2018, 20:56

Billy stays in the kitchen, so no issue here. Id be smashing a window in the door or something..

But from upstairs, you could fashion some sort of bag or quick fastening safety harness you can put them into, with a rope to lower down?
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