Hey there everyone! I’ve got an awesome DIY solution for those of you who travel with your pets. We built this DIY pet platform last September when our sweet Dakota just kept getting bigger and bigger. She’s now pushing 90 pounds! When we traveled with her in my SUV, it wasn’t a problem. There were times, though, when we’d go on camping trips and we’d take my husband’s truck so we could pull the trailer. A giant dog between two boys is not exactly a comfortable situation. My husband came up with the idea of a platform for her to rest on and we got to work sifting through our scrap wood pile to build something for her. I shared the photo of her using it on Instagram and promised to share a tutorial at some point, but then life happened and I sort of forgot.
I never took photos of the process, but the great news is that this project is so simple that I was able to quickly build another one and take some photos to share with you all. You can get the full tutorial over on RYOBI Nation! Also, they’re letting me host an AWESOME giveaway for $300 worth of RYOBI power tools of your choice! How cool is that?! You may also notice that this is NOT Dakota in the picture;) She was being a big baby for the pictures, so our 7 month old puppy, Ellie got her first modeling gig.
Isn’t she so cute?!
Dakota, on the other hand, looks like she wishes she could be anywhere else. She quickly figured out she wasn’t going for an actual car ride and decided she wasn’t going to pose for any pictures, either. In case you haven’t done the math yet, we now have two dogs. It’s going to be a little more of a challenge to figure out how to travel with them in my husband’s truck, but we’ll get that worked out when the time comes. My husband informed me that buying a new truck with a bench seat up front wasn’t the most practical solution at the moment, so I’ll have to do some brainstorming.
Don’t forget to get the full tutorial over on RYOBI Nation and then head back over here to enter to win $300 worth of RYOBI power tools! Plus, if you have a great project that you built for your pet(s), make sure you share it on RYOBI Nation. Once you do, you can enter it into their July challenge for pet projects and be in the running for an additional $500 in tools! To enter for the $300 tool giveaway, follow the instructions on the entry form below. Winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to reply to their email or a new winner will be chosen. You must be 18 years old or older to enter. Good luck!
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