Forever Stainless Steel® Step-In Tubs with Hair Catching System * and Pump Recess + Basket are deeper from tub rim to tub bottom than Standard Tubs and Ramp Tubs, so the tub bottom is closer to the floor. A lift-out door allows pets to step directly into the tub without the need for an attached ramp or stair system. Step-In Tubs are 24” or 27” front to back, and 48”, 52” or 60” in length.
The built-in, high-capacity Hair Catching System* on these Step-In Tub models helps keep pet hair out of drains. This patented design is built into the tub model at the time of construction, and consists of an integral drain trough the entire width (front to back) of the tub on the drain end, with a lift-out stainless steel fine-mesh basket that screens hair and debris out of drain. Special tuck-under feature ensures ALL water must flow through the Hair Catching Basket before going down the drain.
A Bathing Pump Recess* offers huge savings on water and shampoo! The Bathing Pump Recess is a part of the hair catching drain trough structure, and it is sized to accommodate a recirculating bathing pump. The Hair Catching System’s* fine mesh stainless steel basket is made shorter (end to end) to allow the bathing pump to fit into the recess. A fine mesh stainless steel Pump Basket is included to screen hair and debris out of the water as it returns to the pump.
The Bathing Pump Recess + Basket is only available on Forever Stainless Steel® tubs. *US Patent 7080608
The extra-wide door opening is close enough to the floor in this deep tub that larger dogs can simply step in. A very sturdy stainless steel Canine Step Stool (sold separately) with a non-slip surface is also available, to give older dogs and dogs with physical disabilities an extra assist into the tub.