View Full Version : Outward Hound Sling-go

14th July 2006, 08:51 AM
I got this so i could take zack into stores where food is sold, i think it's against health code laws but hoping that if i have him way up off the floor, he might get by more easily and my hands are free for shopping. Also, if necessary, i could put a jacket over him so he doesn't show. :shock: There's one neighborhood store i take him into, carrying him in my arms, but it's hard to manage when it comes time to pay, while holding him at the same time.

I was surprised at how much he liked it. I expected him to resist a little when i first tried to put him in it, the opening is a little awkward to get his backlegs into, because it has elastic in it and isn't very wide, but he didn't resist and really settled into it like he was happy to be there. It has a pretty cozy feeling. The second picture is after i took it off and set it down on the couch. He just stayed in it, wasn't in any hurry to get out.

It's comfortable on my shoulder. I got it on ebay but they have them at stores like www.petguys.com too.


14th July 2006, 01:06 PM
Oh wow I love it :D Zack looks really comfortable in it too. It's just not safe to leave them outside stores anyway, Judy :(

The only time my two get left home is when I go shopping or to a friend who has an elderly Doberman. He wouldn't hurt my two but Maxx terrorises the poor old man icon_whistling :D Oh yeah and if I am working (which isn't very often :( ). They even have to come in the car if I drop my son off to school LOL

I love the self pictures too. Zack has this look on his face that sort of says 'Mummy what are you doing?' :lol:

amanda L
14th July 2006, 01:26 PM
Wow, have been looking for something like that for my Milly, she is only 3 months and I have to carry her on walks. I let her down to run for about 5 mins only, and then have to carry her. Ive been using a back pack carried to the front, but this sling looks great. Zack looks very comfy in it ;) will try and order one from website, :thmbsup:

14th July 2006, 01:44 PM
I have a friend of mine that is a breeder and she bought one to take her puppies on outings and stuff. She loved it so much! The puppies seemed to love it, they would cuddle up in it and just fall asleep. I think they just like being close to you :hug:
We have a pet store here that sells them but I think they are a bit pricey. But I have not yet to shop online for them. I am sure they are cheaper online. We don't have many pet stores around here in the sticks... :roll:

15th July 2006, 02:51 AM
It may look like he's sitting up in the thing but he's not. He's laying on his back, or sitting on his lower back. If you can picture it, his hind legs are in the front, it's like he's cradled in it with his back legs sticking forward. His backbone is curved. I thought it might be uncomfortable but he seemed to like it, i was kind of surprised.

Here's a picture of one on eBay from the same seller i got mine from--it shows a dog being carried lower than how i had it adjusted. I felt better with it higher. I paid about $26 including shipping. This one seems to cost less than mine did.

http://cgi.ebay.com/OUTWARD-HOUND-SLING-GO-PET-CARRIER-BLUE-UP-TO-20-LBS_W0QQitemZ200005425338QQihZ010QQcategoryZ20745Q QrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

15th July 2006, 03:06 AM
oh Judy Zack looks so comfortable ! And you look cute yourself! hehe :) Let me know how it goes when you take him into the store. I have gotten kicked out of LOTSA places for taking Kosmo but sometimes I am able to sneak him without getting caught icon_whistling

Cathy Moon
15th July 2006, 04:46 PM
Wow, I like that sling! How much does Zack weigh? That's a great idea!

16th July 2006, 12:12 AM
Wow that is a good price :shock: We have a slim selection of pet stores here and the one and only pet store that sells them, sells them for 60$
I really need to start shopping online more often icon_whistling

9th August 2006, 04:42 AM
He looks so cute and comfortable in there. I've seen these in the stores before but haven't given it a try...I figured it wouldn't work with my cavalier...even though it is rated for up to 20 pounds it seems like cavaliers have longer legs than the average 20 pound pet. I will definitely try it out now!!! that would be perfect. I take Brodie almost every where and that would certainly come in handy.

9th August 2006, 06:06 AM
I have the same exact sling and Chester used to love me carrying him around in it when he was a pup!

Zach is soooo cute in it!

9th August 2006, 09:30 AM
Wow, I like that sling! How much does Zack weigh? That's a great idea!

I just weighed him today, he's 14 lbs 4 oz. He hasn't increased in weight in the past month. I wonder if he'll grow any more.

9th August 2006, 09:32 AM
Wow that is a good price :shock: We have a slim selection of pet stores here and the one and only pet store that sells them, sells them for 60$
I really need to start shopping online more often icon_whistling

yeah...even with shipping, you can often get way better prices online.

9th August 2006, 09:35 AM
I have the same exact sling and Chester used to love me carrying him around in it when he was a pup!

Zach is soooo cute in it!

Is chester too big for it now?

9th August 2006, 03:27 PM
At 22 lbs. Mr. Chester is way too big for it now. I tried putting him in it a couple of weeks ago and he didn't want anything to do with it!

Denise G.
19th September 2006, 09:02 PM

I wonder if this would be good to use for extended walks. I take my Golden on much longer walks than Mia can handle and have been looking for something I could put her in when she gets tired. I looked on ebay and they also have a more structured front carrier that may be more comfortable for hiking.

Just wondered if you had used yours in this way.


19th September 2006, 10:02 PM
I have the pet pocket that I've used on some rather long walks with Lucky. It is nice because it distributes the weight evenly since it is literally a pocket that sits on your front. You secure the pocket around you so it is secure and there is a clip inside the pocket to secure to the dog's collar/harness so he cannot wiggle out of the pocket.

Lucky probably weights about 8 - 8.5 lbs now, and I haven't really felt hsi weight at all with the pet pocket. It is supposed to fit dogs up to 20 lbs as well, but I can see that he might grow too big for it. Right now, it's actually a little large for him (I got the medium size because he's a growing up)

Denise G.
20th September 2006, 03:52 AM
Thanks, Lani--I'll have to look for one. It sounds like exactly what I need.

20th September 2006, 05:24 AM
no, i haven't used it any other way. It seems like it could be comfortable for a while, but i haven't worn it/him for more than 5 or 10 minutes, for shopping or picking up take out. That's a great idea to get something that would let Mia come with you.

21st September 2006, 01:09 AM

Do you find that you're using the sling n go often? If so how calm is Zack when he is in it?

Thanks :)

21st September 2006, 03:13 AM
Sara, no i don't use it very often. I forget that i have it! I keep it in the backseat of the car but i forget about it and then i don't go out shopping unless i leave Zack at home. I have worn him/it when going to pick up take out, and i wore him into the market the other day just to use the ATM machine and leave. He is very very calm in it. Surprisingly. He likes it a lot. I hope he will stay under 20 pounds. It's kind of hard to get him into it because of the elastic, i haven't figured out a knack for it yet, but fortunately he likes it so he's not fighting it while i'm trying to maneuver him in.

21st September 2006, 09:10 PM
Zack is such a precious angel. Kosmo tried to leap out of the thing. icon_devil Some days I think he's the dog with the death wish!! He's absolutely crazy. ;) Once he wiggled out of Avi's arms and got dropped on the concrete and landed on his head!! :yikes :yikes :yikes Avi felt so bad he was almost crying but Kos was alright thank God. He think's he's superman!

So people actually let you enter the supermarket with a dog? Here they kick me out! I hate it. :( He can't even go to wal mart and get fitted for a winter coat!!