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#852393 - 10/14/09 09:56 PM **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel**
oakley Offline
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Hi All!

So I went to my very first SGGA this year and had a BLAST! Like many of you, I used a pop up dog kennel from Wal-Mart for my gliders' travel cage.

Well, I ran into a problem with 2 things... stability and places to hang things from.

Luckily I have a really handy dad and we made a pvc frame that made the pop up MUCH safer (should anything fall on it) and also gave me plenty of places to hang toys and such.

Check it out!

They are really easy to make, it took us about 10 minutes total (my dad had the pvc pipe, connectors, caps, and cutters on hand so we didn't have to go buy anything)



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#852394 - 10/14/09 09:59 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: oakley]
WendiH
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That is very cool! :-)

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#852396 - 10/14/09 10:03 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
twoday87
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I like that! I might have to make something like this for mine!

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#852418 - 10/14/09 11:08 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
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nice job!
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#852430 - 10/14/09 11:31 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: Cora]
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great work! very cool.

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#852461 - 10/15/09 04:03 AM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: snowbabygliders]
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What a Great Idea, it looks good!!!

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#852484 - 10/15/09 06:01 AM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: paramedicyn]
flutterbye Offline
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I LOVE it!!!!

I use my travel cage a minimum of two weekends a month when I visit my mom and feel guilty about all the "floor toys"..

Thanks for the wonderful Idea!
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#852486 - 10/15/09 06:50 AM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: flutterbye]
sqrl
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Thats great, very nice idea and it does pay to have a handy dad.

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#852540 - 10/15/09 10:15 AM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
PangolinsZoo Offline
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Nice job oakley!

I made one of those for my pop-up a year or two ago. They really do help. I set mine up so their wheel connects to it, and a food tray sits at the top of cage. I also put mesh on the bottom so all the mess still falls through and they aren't walking in it.

(And tell your dad he's awesome for having everything on hand - that's just like my dad!)
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#852611 - 10/15/09 01:28 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: PangolinsZoo]
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When we went away a few weeks ago I had limited space so I used a LG dog crate like that but also used part of my Suggie Gym Rept. frame and it fit great inside. Had lots of places to hang toys/pouches and the water bottle.
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#853584 - 10/17/09 01:47 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: BCChins]
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Very awesome... wink
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#853627 - 10/17/09 03:37 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: Meg_n_Von]
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clap clap I love the simple, yet inteligent design of the frame!!
PangolinsZoo: Can we see pics or your too? (if oakley doesn't mind)I'd love to see what you did for the floor.
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#853630 - 10/17/09 03:40 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: SariYappa]
GoGoGliders
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that is great
I wish I had that idea when I spent 5 weeks on the road with the gliders last winter.....thanks for the info

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#853656 - 10/17/09 04:57 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
MyKioshiBaby
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That is the coolest thing I have ever seen!!

Can you do something like that with one of those breakdown laundry baskets? ya know, the ones that have that cloth bottom and mesh all around? b/c that would be cool =D

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#853674 - 10/17/09 05:38 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
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You could do it with the laundry hampers but you have to enclose the top some how!
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#854053 - 10/18/09 01:56 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: gliderma]
MyKioshiBaby
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lol gliderma! that would make SO much sense!!

Who knows, maybe I can find a way to sew a piece of fleece or other cloth and attach a zipper or some other way to seal it...good thing I have a crafty mom to help me with my crafty ideas lol ^^ Thanks!

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#854078 - 10/18/09 02:53 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
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Love it! Can you post the dementions for those of us that can't use a tape measure correctly? You know measure twice cut once. That's just not how I'm made. roflmao
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#855367 - 10/21/09 01:41 AM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: hpyhwn2003]
SweetKiaraJ
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Awesome idea! Thank you for sharing this. Just in time for holiday travel! I always go to the inlaws for the holidays and this year I have been trying to figure out the best way to bring the gliders with me.

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#855507 - 10/21/09 01:24 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
PangolinsZoo Offline
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I don't have pics with me now, but I will post some tonight if I can remember when I get home!

Smoke & Shadow do okay when we've traveled. The biggest problem is when I take them with me to visit my husband's grandmother. My father-in-law and grandmother-in-law don't understand about leaving lights ON. So, every time I try to leave a light on in the same room with the travel cage they go and turn it off. (If they were in a standard cage more light would get though than with the travel cage, so it wouldn't be as big of a problem.)This REALLY screws the gliders' day-night cycle off. Smoke will be up all night running like a maniac in his wheel, and then day comes, but there's no sunlight (drapes AND blinds everywhere!), so he doesn't understand it is time to go to bed, so he just keep playing! I've really tried to explain, but they just don't get nocturnal animals.
(The same thing happens with my hedghog when we take him there.)

Keep in mind when traveling to keep lights on and their day-night cycle about the same as at home!
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#857958 - 10/26/09 08:16 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: PangolinsZoo]
flutterbye Offline
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I am with Elena....Oakley if you could give dimensions I would sure appreciate it also....I read a tape measure like 2 and 6 little hashy marks....LOL
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#857968 - 10/26/09 08:30 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: flutterbye]
Kage Offline
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Loc: Oklahoma City, OK
I really like the frame! I wish I can go to some SGGAs! I haven't been to one yet.
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#857973 - 10/26/09 08:35 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: Kage]
CHoffman
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That is a great idea. I started looking at Walmart.com for these. Can anyone recommend a pop up kennel to use? and where you got it from. Thank you for this GREAT idea

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#857975 - 10/26/09 08:36 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
flutterbye Offline
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I just bought mine in the pet department at wal mart...was like 28.00 or so.
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1 very spoiled black German Shepherd~Annie
1 very spoiled black standard poodle ~Ty
1 dove

Rest in Peace my dear Sadie...mommy loves you!
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55 gal fish aquarium

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#877208 - 12/05/09 11:43 AM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: flutterbye]
PangolinsZoo Offline
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Okay, it took me a little while to get these photos up... here they are:






The pop-up is an extra-large. Everything breaks down for travel. The mesh floor sits about 1.5" or so above the floor of the kennel so the dirt drops through and they can't get to it. I also added pet screen mesh to the two solid sides of the cage so they have more space to climb.
If you have any questions, let me know!
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#877221 - 12/05/09 12:20 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: PangolinsZoo]
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rdobbie (Megan) here on GC makes and sells them. They really do work.

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#877285 - 12/05/09 04:23 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
JillMarie Offline
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very cool!

where does everyone get the mesh!?
I have tried all 3 home depots by me, as well as landscaping places and no one has it??? perhaps I could buy some off one of you?
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#877290 - 12/05/09 04:30 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: JillMarie]
lovely1inred
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Home Depots carry the mesh seasonally I think, walmart does the same. I got some from Lowes the first week of October but it was a little bit pricier that way.

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#878523 - 12/08/09 12:56 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: ]
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What size are the mesh openings? Is this a landscaping product?

The frame -is- really a cool idea.
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#878545 - 12/08/09 01:35 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: Berg]
PangolinsZoo Offline
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It depends which kind of mesh you are asking about. On the photos I had above there are two kinds of mesh.

1. Landware cloth - heavy plastic mesh with 1/2" square openings. I also used this for the walls of my cage. In the photos, this is what the "floor" is made out of and it is also wrapped around the pvc pipes to be ab;e to attch things and for glider traction when climbing.
This is often found in hardware stores in the yard and garden department - near the chicken wire. (I get mine at the Anderson's it comes in rolls 3' wide and 15' long. They have it all year round, you might also try somewhere like TSC - which will have other materials for chicken coops and such.)


2. Pet Defense Screen - used for door screens, and found with the other screen used for screen doors at hardware stores (I've bought mine at Lowe's in rolls). This is what I snapped onto the solid sides of the pop-up cage so the gliders can climb. I've also used it for the screen in bonding pouches. It is tough stuff - my cats can climb my screen door without ripping it - and they are close to 15lbs. Since it is meant for screen doors, the mesh openings are quite small - between a 1/16" and 1/8" square. Lowe's has this all year round - I'm sure Home Depot does too.

The pop-up cage came from Target, and I've seen the same ones at WalMart (ech!). Target also has some sturdier ones now online that have a pvc frame - a little heavier and not quite as compact, but they would definitely stand up on their own no matter how much bouncing around you gliders do.

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#878553 - 12/08/09 01:46 PM Re: **For everyone who has a pop-up dog kennel** [Re: PangolinsZoo]
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I'm glad you guys like the idea, Shana, that's a great adaptation you've got there! I'm afraid I don't know the measurements of mine... we kind of just cut until it fit smile

I do have to say that it was easier than I thought it would be... especially with with a PVC cutter!
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