Homemade Pet Strollers

I would like to make a pet stroller for my in-laws. They have 2 Yorkies who can never "finish" their walks, but end up having to be carried. This is wearing on the humans, as they aren't young anymore. I've been laid off since April, so I can't afford the $99-$249 it costs in the stores. Has anyone made one of these? I haven't been able to draw up a plan that really worked. Hope someone out there can help.

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Doreenasbwi5 years ago
I am making one on the cheap right now. I found a wheelchair at a second hand store for $6, and I have a wicker bassinet that I am mounting to the wheelchair. I have already sewn in three "leads" that I made (because my puppy buggy is for three small Maltese). I am using 24 gauge wire to attach the basket to the wheelchair. My plan is to attach these two together securely, then attach a couple of other things (a holder for unopened water/food, and a holder for dishes for the water and food that they can utilize). I'm making this thing for all-day outings, so that's why it has the food/water attachments. I previously made a puppy buggy using this same wicker bassinet and a large children's stroller, and that worked well except for that the thing was just too big to be practical. I have a mini-van and would have to take the back seats out in order to get it into the vehicle. This new design will fit right in the back area without me having to take the seats out, and is ALOT lighter. I would have just used the child's buggy (altering it with some fabric to cover the holes where the child's legs stick out) except that I couldn't find one big enough for all three of my dogs. =) Good luck with yours!

p.s. OH, one really nice thing about making your own is that the dogs can be closer to you. My dogs don't like being as far away as the dog strollers that you can make them be. When you make your own, you can make it so that they're up higher, thereby being much closer to you.
Hello. We are wanting to make a per stroller for our parrot travel cage and for our toy poodle to ride in at the same time. Would a double stroller be best? Do you think this would work?
I have made 2 from used jogging strollers. I documented one in an instructable:


I would like to make another incorporating all of the best features of both, and perhaps a folding ramp, but that is a project for another day.
Mothys9 years ago
Baby strollers should work
sgsidekick (author)  Mothys9 years ago
Actually, that's exactly what I did: got a 3-wheeled jogging stroller for $30. It WOULD have worked for the 2 they had, except now they have THREE dogs, so the carrier part is not big enough. Oh well. Not my problem now!!
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Sandisk1duo9 years ago
Sorry to hear about you loosing your job, t3h world is in fairly deep sh*t right now... but anyway, just get a second hand baby stroller, $10 for a pretty good one?
sgsidekick (author)  Sandisk1duo9 years ago
Yeah, it sucks being unemployed! Yet....strangely ... freeing! *lol* Yes, after playing with different pvc projects I found here, I finally gave up. Right about then I found the perfect jogging stroller on craigslist for $35. I guess timing IS everything! Thanks for your help.
Don't forget, we expect to see photos of any re-fit you do to fit the Yorkies in.

(My grandmother had a Yorkie, an odd mix of adorable and vicious).
> adorable and vicious
. Those seem to be traits common to ALL small dogs. My Mother kept Boston Terriers* (not as small as a Yorkie, but not as big as a "real" dog, either). They were very adorable (and very "intelligent") but would give you a good nip in a heartbeat.

*IMNHSO, a great companion dog, if you like smaller dogs.
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