PVC Dog Cot Giveaway – with a catch TAKEN

Okay, there’s a catch… Let me explain. I am in the middle of massive downsizing and have 2 small and 1 medium sets of slings, corner fittings, and end caps for the legs from the test samples I made. I would love to see these go to good homes where puppies can enjoy them. The color is dark brown in the top and middle cots pictured above. The 2 small sets and medium set have been claimed. Actually, I have the PVC for the sides and legs too, but after checking boxes and shipping it’s cheaper for you to buy the … Read more…

PVC dog cot picture gallery

PVC dog cots - The DIY Girl

I wanted to post pictures of some of the pvc dog cots that have been made. If you have used the tutorial to make a dog cot I would love to post pictures of your project and pets as well so send me an email. I’ll add more images as I receive them. Kristin in Ontario Kristin ordered a couple slings for her dogs Keely (fox red Labrador mix) and Ranger (brindle boxer-Wheaton terrier mix). The captions are Kristin’s from Instagram. I had to resist the urge to download 50 pictures because they were all so cute. Here is a link … Read more…

Large, medium, and small dog cot slings for sale

PVC Dog Cot Slings - The DIY Girl

Please see update effective October 1, 2016 I added small and medium dog slings on 2/10/2015 for people who don’t sew. Prices are for fabric slings only. The instructions on how to make the PVC frames can be found at PVC Dog Cot Tutorial. Outside Dimensions Price Large 30 x 36 $58 Medium 24 x 30 $54 Small 18 x 24 $50 I’ve been mentally wrestling with this idea since Christmas and need to make a decision. The mental wrestling has been a result of really wanting to help out the non-sewers who have asked me to make dog cot slings for them, … Read more…

Waterboy travel water bowl for dogs

Waterboy travel water bowl - The DIY Girl

The Waterboy travel water bowl is hands down one of the best purchases I have ever made for my dogs. I think adequate hydration is important for everyone, including my dogs, and now I don’t have to worry about it whether we’re running around doing errands or on the road for a trip. Gone are the days of the dogs only being able to drink at stops along the way. The Waterboy travels full of water and I can hear the dogs in the back of my SUV lapping up water while on the road. It stays in my vehicle … Read more…

PVC dog cots – measurements for small dog cot

small pvc dog cot

I was approached by a reader to assist in coming up with measurements for a smaller dog cot for her dogs. Donna was kind enough to send pics of her puppies and the cots so I could post them. Aren’t they cute? Donna built the PVC frame using 1″ pipe: the long sides of the PVC were cut 24″, the short side of the PVC were cut 18″. Donna told me that when assembled there was 22″ and 16″ of the PVC exposed between the corners so that had to be the width of the finished slings Donna told me the circumference of the 1″ pipe … Read more…

PVC Dog Cot Slings for sale – both sold

I have 2 dog cot slings for the large dog cots with PVC pipe sides that measure 32″ and 26″. One sling is khaki and the other in nutmeg. Both are made of 100% duck cloth and washable. I had someone contact me asking me to sew the slings for her – even nagged me over Memorial Day weekend about getting them done – and then refused to ever send payment. Sigh. Does this fall under “no good deed goes unpunished”? Due to this I am rescinding my offer to sew slings for people in the future. Each sling is … Read more…

Running board dog step

Okay, so I had the problem solved for my dog Ellie with her preferred point of entry – the back of my SUV. You can see the DIY for the trailer hitch dog step here. But what would happen when I’m pulling a trailer? An event that was imminent with our move to Florida. As luck would have it, my Xterra is tall to step into so it has full length running boards on either side of the SUV. It hit me that I might be able to use them to create a side step if there was a way to … Read more…

Dog step for trailer hitch

Dog step for SUV - The DIY Girl

Ellie is my dog with the incredible vertical leap. She’s also the dog who accidentally got her rear right leg broken when she was five months old. She’d snagged a dog bone and ran with Nikki chasing when she abruptly screeched to a halt. 45 pound puppy was hit full speed by 75 pound adult dog equaled snapped leg. After nine years of watching her rocket into the back of my SUV with room to spare I was shocked when she started missing (not quite making it in) and getting progressively more and more frightened of the effort. All the while … Read more…

Moving and Mourning

Moving and Mourning - The DIY Girl

Moving I’m in a bit of an odd place here. I’m finally moving from a foreclosure DIY project house in an area I have not liked the entire year I’ve been here to a brand spanking new house in area I hope I will adore. The DIY Girl in a new house??? After 17 years in a three-story monster on a heavily wooded lot and the last year in a foreclosure badly in need of work and updates I feel like I’m due for an easier home. Hopefully home repairs will be few and far between for a while, but … Read more…

DIY Dog coats made with double fleece

DIY Dog coats made with double fleece - The DIY Girl

I was planning a Thanksgiving trip to the beach in South Carolina and was worried about my older yellow labs getting chilled when they were still a little wet from swimming. No matter how dorky they might look I decided they should have coats to keep them warm. Coming up with a pattern I did some research on the internet to get ideas about the pattern. One of the sites I found was SewDoggyStyle.com which offered measuring and pattern suggestions. After measurements I drew out the pattern on craft paper. I while back I bought a roll of paper at Lowes … Read more…