Prior to a planned trip interstate for the Canberra CKCS Club Specialty show in 2003, we were having trouble sourcing a small and light weight trolley.The ones available were all great (if expensive) for our normal shows but we wanted a smaller, more travel friendly model to take on planes, in hire cars etc with us..
As always, we called on our Hubby/Dad, Dave to come to the rescue. Thankfully he is a very ‘handy’ person and we soon had our smaller, 2 dogs trolley which was perfect for interstate trips etc..
This then led to us asking for a full size trolley to replace our ageing model, and this became the ‘prototype’ for future productions…
Not to be stopped, an order was also placed for a series of cages to be the future sleeping quarters for our Cavs. Using ideas sourced from other breeders we gave Dave our ‘wish list’ and within a few months we had our cages….
Friends and exhibitors who saw these ‘prototypes’ were impressed and soon after, began asking if they could have a trolley / sleep-eze etc made…
So, K9 Karts came into existence and is now keeping Dad busy most weekends. Still working full time, making the trolleys and cages is a hobby more then anything else, but many have benefited.
So far K9 Karts have made trolleys & sleep-eze units for people in Qld, Vic & NSW.
Below is some info and pictures of the items available…..
A six berth version of these cages was made for our own dogs, and each dog has their name on a small plaque next to ‘their’ cage… They are ideal for sleeping dogs separately without needing lots of floor space and are also great for feeding dogs, so you can control how much and what each dog gets, and allows the slower eaters to take their time without someone else stealing their food!
The bank of cages is fully portable as it is on large swivel wheels, which makes them very easy to clean underneath, and move around when needed etc.. Being made from light weight aluminium, they are surprisingly easy to move around! The top is great for storing sleeping mats, dog jackets, snoods, towels etc too!
The 4 berth model with bars all round has a total size of 1075 x 600 x 550 with each individual compartment measuring 550 x 590 x 550 Basic cost is $440.
The cages can be made in any number, from the smallest 2 berth model up to the largest 8 berth model… eg) 1 x 3, 2 x 3, 2 x 2 etc… (restricted by freighting of course)
Extra's such as removable partitions, solid sides etc can be quoted on request.
Made from lightweight aluminium, fully framed both front and rear for extra strength and stability.
Both the top and the bottom are made from 9mm exterior plywood.
All trolleys are approx 850 long x 590 wide and 650 high plus the height of the wheels, have one or two doors and are finished on the bottom and top with the stipple type non slip rubber.
All trolleys are fitted with good quality wheels (one brake wheel included) & brackets for water bowls.
Approx weight 19kgs.
One door model = $ 450
Two Door Model = $ 470
A wooden dividing panel can be supplied with the two door model at no extra cost if required.
If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact Dave on email@example.com