If you have a small dog, being able to carry her around can be extremely convenient, especially if she gets injured or exhausted on long walks…
Oh, who are we kidding? You want to carry your dog because she’s adorable and you like having her close to you.
If that’s the case, one of these DIY slings will make it easy to keep your precious pup next to you at all times — without costing you an arm and a leg.
1. DIY Carrier Sling by Dogsaholic
Dogsaholic is filled with handy sling ideas, and this is the first — and simplest — one on this list.
While the idea of carrying your dog around in a shopping bag might seem off-putting at first, your pup won’t care — and you certainly won’t mind all the time you saved not having to make it, either.
2. DIY Dog Carrier Sling by Cuteness
This sling from Cuteness can hold pups weighing up to 30 pounds, and it leaves your hands completely free while you walk.
That’s important because the pettings don’t stop just because your dog is airborne.
3. DIY Dog Carrier Sling by Pets on Mom
Pets on Mom offers up this sling, which keeps your pooch wrapped tightly to your chest.
This makes for a comfy ride for the both of you, making it a great accessory for long walks through nature or the nearest mall.
4. Second Carrier Sling Idea by Dogsaholic
This makes for a durable and stable carrier, while also distributing the weight evenly across your upper back.
5. DIY Carrier Sling by The Nest
This puppy papoose from The Nest offers plenty of support and cushioning, making it a great way to transport injured pets.
You don’t have to wait for disaster to strike to use it, though, as it’s more than capable of standing up to everyday use.
6. DIY Dog Sling Idea by Chloe & Rose
While this option from Chloe & Rose repurposes a Moby wrap that’s commonly used for cradling infants, you can make your own with any long piece of fabric.
Then again, we can’t imagine how much fun it must be to have people come up to get a look at your baby, only to find that she has four legs and a tail.
7. Dog Carrier Sling Idea by Pattern Pile
Pattern Pile offers a PDF that shows you exactly how to sew this sling to their exact specifications.
It’s a lot of work, and you’d better be confident in your sewing machine skills, but the end result is one of the most stylish slings you’ll find on this list — or anywhere, for that matter.
Carry Your Dog Everywhere
The sling ideas on this list make it easy to carry your dog with you everywhere. While that’s handy for everyday use, it could potentially prove to be a real lifesaver in the case of an emergency.
Or you could just use it to carry her lazy butt around the house. It’s up to you.