Converting a Baby Buggy Into a Pet Buggy

One possible idea is to remove all the fabric from an old twin baby buggy, except for the canopy (hood). Leave that in place for rain protection. I'm now examining the stripped-down chassis to see what can be done. I'm considering attaching a 'hammock' of very strong material such as canvas (like those hammocks that one attaches across the back seat of a car to protect it from dog fur and/or wet paws), from the handle of the chassis to the metal bar at the footrest.

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The canvas can be punched through with several strong metal grommets along the top, bottom, and sides. Then strong nylon rope can be fed through the eyes and the hammock can be securely attached with hooks to all four sides of the metal framework of the chassis, obviously in areas where the hooks don't slide down the metal tubing of the framework. The hammock shouldn't be too taut because it should 'belly' down enough to support a sturdy dog-carrier. Nylon rope with hooks attached can be threaded through the grommets and then attach a dog-carrier to sit securely on the hammock. I have started this process. I've stripped my twin baby buggy down to the chassis and hood, now I'm at the stage of trying to select one of my large pet carriers.

Safety is paramount with a home-made pet buggy. Depending on the shape of the chassis (if the metal frame has one or two horizontal crossbars in the right positions to support the weight of a pet-carrier), a possible option would be to "securely" and "safely" attach a strong, commercial pet-carrier directly to the stripped down chassis. I don't think the shape of the metal frame of the chassis I'm using lends itself to attaching a pet-carrier directly to the framework, so I'm probably going to have buy a piece of strong canvas that fits, but overlaps the framework. I will then glue down all the edges to get a tidy look, and buy one of those gadgets that can punch holes through canvas while simultaneously inserting metal grommets into the holes. Then I'm going to attach the canvas to the chassis and the carrier to the canvas.

In theory, this should work, and I should end up with a pet-carrier attached to a strong canvas on the very strong framework of a used baby buggy. It's worth a try because any pet buggy that has a chassis as strong as a baby's buggy would cost a fortune.

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February 16, 20160 found this helpful

I recently lucked out big time and found a Bob revolution jogging stroller at a Goodwill Bargain cents barn for $10.00!!I have two little dogs that just can't do the long walks I can,so when they get tired they go in their small crate kennel and it fits perfectly in the seat in full recline position.What's really cute is that if both don't want to go in the kennel together there's a spot just above the front swivel wheel that's just big enough for one of them to curl up and ride in.They stay and don't jump out.I'd highly suggest get a stroller with a front swivel wheel's.The fixed front wheels are just too much of a pain to maneuver.

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September 16, 20161 found this helpful

I was given on older Evenflo and didn't have to change it in anyway. The piece where the feet (children's feet) go down can be pulled up and then has 2 plastic pieces that just hook over the tray and then the dog is contained.

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It's very spacious and sturdy as walk on gravel paths ...I can send a pic if that helps anyone

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