16 Reasons to Use a Dog Stroller

21 Jun

When I mention that we sell dog strollers on our site, people sometimes look at me as though I have a horn growing out of my forehead. “It’s a dog!” they say. And I used to say that, too.

But then I started talking to people who use dog strollers. We began to carry them and heard from more people who use them. And now, I can really see how a stroller would come in handy for the small-dog set (there’s even one now that holds up to 115 pounds for a big dog, or two medium-size dogs).

Here are some reasons why dog owners use a pet stroller.

1. Easier Vet Visits

Trips to the vet become easier and maybe even healthier with a dog stroller.

  • Transporting a litter of puppies? Put them in a stroller and eliminate worries about puppies escaping in the car or at the vet’s office.

  • Got a convalescing dog? Place her in a dog stroller for comfortable, stress-free transport to the car and hospital, without being investigated or hassled by other pets in the lobby.

  • Worried about germs from other sick animals in the waiting room? A stroller keeps your dog off the floor and other surfaces visited by sick dogs all day.

2. Get in Shape without Tiring Your Dog

Run or walk as far and as fast as you like. Then give your dog a ride when he’s had enough. You can continue your workout while your dog gets a breeze and a rest in the stroller.

3. Safely Go to Work

Take your dog to work one or more days a week. The stroller makes it easier to transport your dog from the car to the office, creates a confined space for the dog when it’s needed, and provides a safe and familiar den for napping.

4. It’s a No-Strain Pet Carrier

People are starting to use pet strollers instead of carriers. They’re easier on your back, shoulders and neck, and many stores appreciate dog owners having dogs completely enclosed.

5. A Helping Hand for Older Humans or Older Dogs

Older dogs and even older humans may need an easier way to take spin around the block. Older dogs who get tired on the way home may appreciate a ride so their walks don’t get cut short. People who use a scooter – or who are a bit unstable, especially when a dog is pulling on a leash – sometimes find it easier to enjoy the fresh air with their dogs by using a dog stroller.

6. Outdoor Events – Best Seat in the House

Dog shows, picnics, festivals and other outdoor events can be fun to share with your dog. But they also mean dealing with crowds, bugs, other potentially aggressive dogs, trash and confusion. Give your dog a safe place to observe the festivities without getting her tail stepped on or gulping down dangerous chocolate before you can stop her. See how much easier a stroller is than crates at your next dog show.

7. Paw Protection

Sidewalks can give paws a beating, especially Phoenix in summer or Buffalo in winter. Road salt can dry and irritate paw pads. City dwellers have to negotiate all kinds of debris on sidewalks. A dog stroller keeps your dog clean and off any broken glass, trash, chemicals or other hazards on the sidewalk.

8. First-Class Travel

Car, boat and RV travel is easier with a dog stroller. Easily transport your dog(s) to the hotel room and from place to place without worrying that they’ll get loose and run away in a strange and dangerous place, like near a highway. Some dogs don’t like walking on docks when the water’s choppy. Ease your dog’s anxiety by helping him onto the boat in a stroller. When visiting relatives, the stroller gives you an instant crate where the dog can nap when he gets tired of entertaining the kids.

9. Fresh Air, No Walking

Dogs who are recovering from surgery or injuries, or who have become disabled, enjoy getting fresh air even if they can’t walk very far. It stimulates them to get some sun, sample new smells and see new surroundings. A dog stroller keeps them comfortable, and they’re happy to be able to go outside.

10. Safety Around Aggressive Dogs

Unleashed dogs can pose a threat to your small dog if they’re aggressive or unsocialized. Keep your dog safe from other dogs in a dog stroller.

11. Multiple Dogs, Multiple Directions

Owners of several small dogs often find that it’s easier and calmer taking them out in a stroller because they can’t go in separate directions, winding the leash around their person’s legs!

12. Big Dog, Small Dog

Got a big dog and small dog? Give your power pooch a good long walk without tiring out the smaller one by using a dog stroller.

13. Giving Back

Lucky dogs like to give back. A fun way to do that is at a 5K charity walk/run. Keep your dog safe from crowds of runners by putting her in a dog stroller. You’ll put a smile on people’s faces and spend some quality time doing a good deed with your pooch. Plus, you can do the whole distance without tiring out a dog who’s not used to that much activity. If your dog visits nursing homes or hospitals, the stroller makes trips easier and provides a safe haven for overstimulated dogs who need a break from the attention.

14. Safely Out of the Way of Urban Traffic

Dog owners who live in large cities like to use strollers to keep their dogs from running into the street, or wrapping their leashes around other pedestrians.

15. Less Stressful Evacuations

If you have to move your pets in preparation for a tornado, earthquake, hurricane, fire or other emergency, it’s much easier in a stroller. Carry a familiar blanket, toys, snacks, food, water, bowls and pickup bags with your dog to provide comforts of home and eliminate the danger of the dog getting loose or running away out of fear during transport.

16. More Quality Time

A dog stroller simply gives you more quality time with your dog. It lets you take your dog more places than a leash or even a pet carrier. With more workplaces, stores and restaurants becoming dog-friendly, a responsible dog owner with her dog in a stroller will always be welcome. A stroller lets your dog come along for errands, social visits, “bring your dog to work day,” and even shopping.

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145 responses to “16 Reasons to Use a Dog Stroller

  1. Gerry

    June 24, 2007 at 3:06 pm

    There sure are a lot of nice applications to these strollers. Certainly a few that I never thought of before.

    thanks for the ideas.

  2. Poodlekiss

    August 5, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Love your blog. I will be back to visit. my poodle would look so cute in one of those strollers!!

  3. dog strollers

    October 2, 2007 at 2:50 am

    Dog strollers are really one the best things that you can have for your most loved pet. With pet strollers, you can bring your dog or puppy with you wherever and whenever you go. thanks for posting this, it is very informative and i learned a lot from it.


  4. dogstrollers-4less

    November 13, 2007 at 8:27 pm

    True enough, if you are a pet owner and you really love hanging around with your dogs, buying a dog stroller is one of the best decisions that you could ever make. It allows you to enjoy your stroll while securing your dog from possible danger in the street such as fast raging cars, other road hazards and even with other animals.


  5. Marilyn McMenamin

    March 6, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I have 2 Bichons who love walks. Recently 1 had to have spinal surgery and has no use of his rear legs. He will likely recover, but long walks will not be possible. When I take the “healthy” dog out for his walk, the recovering one cries and whines and can’t understand why he can’t go. I am in the market for a stroller, though my husband thinks I’m crazy. He thinks we should get a wagon, but I’m afraid the dog will want to jump out.

    • Brittany

      October 11, 2010 at 11:36 am

      Your right but in a stroller some have a cover

  6. Betty Rozell

    March 28, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    I just bought a dog stroller. My older Shitzu loves it,I haven’t taken it outdoors yet, as we still have snow. so she sleeps in it
    like a baby. she is 14. I also have a small Maltese that is 8
    she likes to walk and a Pomeranian 1year old who has lots of energy to walk. eventually they may use it. i know the Maltese
    gets tired and I have to carry her.
    So the Stroller will be handy for her too.

  7. Lisa_S

    April 13, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    I just bought a Happy Trails stroller by Pet Gear and I love it for all the reasons you listed. I have a 12-year old Pekingese and a 5-year old Peke and the 12yr old has arthritis but still loves to go on the walk with us but just can’t keep up. The stroller has solved everyone’s problems. I’m walking more, the 5yr old is walking more too and the 12yr old is enjoying riding in the fresh air.

    I think I’m walking ad for the strollers where I walk because most of the other dog owners think the stroller idea is just adorable and the dogs obviously enjoy the benefits.

    Marilyn, buy the stroller not the wagon. You’ll be so happy you have the few extra features the strollers provide over the wagon. I bought a wagon when my 5yr old had hip surgery at 1 year and used it once, but the stroller is so much more useful.

  8. Pat Sullivan

    May 22, 2008 at 11:33 am

    Most vet visits are not emergency visits with an injured dog, and are actually the best opportunity to socialize a dog to sounds, scents, and activity as well as re-inforcing good behavior like calmly sitting near its owner . Take your dog to the vet on a leash and allow it to become confident at the vet rather than bring it in a box on wheels.

    If you are walking to get in shape, why would you not want your dog to also benefit from the exercise of walking? Dogs need physical exercise as well.

    Of course, stores do not want animals unless they are enclosed in a container–for liability reasons. Yet Petco and Petsmart both continue to welcome leashed well-behaved dogs who are not in strollers or crates.

    That spin around the block may be best left unspent if it is only in a box on wheels. Even the most frail of elderly person who has a dog, will likely want to take it for a short leash walk down the street. The exception would be the person who needs a walker and uses the stroller to support themselves.

    While a stroller may sound like a great thing for a dog show, they are actually banned at many shows because they slow or block the flow of human traffic moving to rings as well as offer a false sense of protection of the enclosed dog from harm. Owners foolishly think they can safely walk away from dog in a stroller when it can actually be stolen or killed by a larger passing dog.

    • Patti

      September 5, 2012 at 12:06 pm

      Wow!! In all honesty its nobodys business if someone wants to use a stroller for their pet. I don’t understand why people feel the need to judge others in life.

      • Suzie

        September 5, 2012 at 3:13 pm

        I, too, feel it is NO ONE’s BUSINESS if I want to use a stroller. I work, pay my own bills, and if I want to use a stroller I will. People who are so judgmental have nothing else to do. Go volunteer if you have so much time on your hands that it bothers you if someone else uses a stroller. If you don’t want to use a stroller, DON’T.

  9. small dogs

    July 30, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Dog strollers are a great idea, especially for small dogs. I think owners will find them very useful.

  10. miracle minnie

    August 2, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    I just order a stroller for my 2 yrs old yorkie (minnie). I always wanted one for my baby(minnie) to take her to the mall, the fair, an the park and all the places that we could go. now, there is no stoping us.I know she will be happy with her stroller. what a great ideal with the stroller,s

  11. Dawn

    August 8, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I ordered a stroller for my 7 lb long-haired Chihuahua. He loves the deck and loves to run around the house but hates walking down the sidewalk–could be it hurts his feet. He loves the attention he gets whenever other people see him so I’m sure this will be a fun thing. I need to walk outdoors for more exercise and at 75 I will appreciate having something to hold on to as we enjoy the outside air. Yes, I’m sure I’ll be laughed at, but it won’t be the first or last time I’m sure. I found a really nice unit that was suggested by someone who had one on the internet and it was only 39.95 plus 18.00 shipping. I ordered it yesterday afternooon and it has already been shipped.

  12. michael

    August 14, 2008 at 10:10 am

    another plus. I have a medium size dog and live in NYC. cabs aren’t required to pick up animals and in subways, animals must be completely enclosed. Since I dont’ have a car and need to bring him somewhere, the stroller is the only way I can transport her. She is too big for a handbag, but small enough to fit in the stroller well. I paid only $50 for mine (a cab ride downtown and back would cost more) so i put up with weird looks.

    • MWalker

      August 27, 2011 at 11:09 pm

      So a stroller allowed you to get your dog on the subway??
      I am coming into the city with 2 dogs and that has been the issue: figuring out how to get them in the city preferably without having to take a car in that will allow them in the car. We prefer to park outside and do the commuter rail in and the subway to our housing, but never dreamed we’d be able to do it with the dogs. So we can have a stroller and be able to take them on the commuter rail and subway with no issues or extra cost??

  13. Maria

    September 11, 2008 at 11:23 am

    where did you buy your stoller at a cheap price?

  14. danielle

    October 30, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    i love the blog, i’ve been trying to decide whether or not a stroller is right for us, but the thing is not many of these apply. so i’m still unsure if a stroller would be a waste of money.


    November 28, 2008 at 10:28 am


  16. Shelia

    December 13, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Great article! We had researched all about pet strollers for our little Muffin and found strollers to be a highly recommended. We finally made a decision to buy a stroller. We have only had the stroller a few months and have come to depend on it. I would highly recommend a stroller for your pet as well. – Sheila

  17. Juanita

    January 5, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    We are considering a stroller for our aged cocker. We are not able to leave her at home when we travel. She will not do well alone in a boarding facility.

    When we got her as a pup, we knew the commitment was for life
    and now as we are getting older but still healthy, we find we are
    really limited in the things we would like to do because of our “spotted anchor” as I jokingly call her. We love her dearly and want only the best for her, but want to make good use of our senior years, as well.

    I would like to hear from anybody who already owns a stroller who has been able to take their pets to places where they might otherwise not be allowed, such as theme parks, parades, flea markets and the like.

  18. Valerie

    January 7, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I believe a stroller should be used only in a very few of the reasons sited in this article. With most North Americans getting more overweight, studies are showing – so are our pets. For heaven’s sake, let them walk.

    • J. Corrado

      February 11, 2013 at 10:53 pm

      My 14 yr. old large (not over weight) dachshund walks slowly, has poor vision(cataracts) & walks until she tires, then I have to carry her. She goes out several times a day, but it makes it hard for me to take her for walks. Also, lately, new neighbors let their dogs run loose, or escape. I do not know if dogs are aggressive & do not want my dog injured. I am 5’5″ & weigh 103, so I do not think your comment on overweight Americans to be appropriate. Besides, Journal AMA, January, 2013, article shows persons of Class1obesity are actually healthier than the skinny counterpart being used as “fit”. Seems fitness trumps skinny in case of illness or trauma! Keep up with facts before handing out medical advice! (I do, I am an educated R.N.)

  19. Eddie

    January 20, 2009 at 6:09 am

    I have one more reason to use a dog stroller, and it is the primary reason that I will acquire one.

    I have been asked to leave Walmart and Target when I had my dog with me, even though he was in a shopping cart. He is a 13 pound very well behaved Shih-Tzu, and I took offense to being tossed from these stores since there was no obvious health risk.

    The woman at Target pointed out that the possibility existed of him urinating. I responded that there was a better chance of me doing that than the dog.

    The woman at Walmart cited a transfer of disease. Yes, she actually said disease, and I thanked her for bringing that to my attention, and told her that it hadn’t occurred to me that my dog might catch something in there.

    • Jamie

      July 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm

      I am a dog lover and stroller user. But I have to say that I really take offense to someone putting their dog in the shopping cart at a store. I don’t want to place my purchases in a shopping cart where a previous shopper has had their dog. This is especially the case if I’m buying food items. I think often times the issue is the health department and rightfully so. They have an obligation to keep pets away from areas the prepare and serve food. I love my dogs and would like to have them with me everywhere I go but I also understand that not all dog owners are like me and vaccinate, keep their dogs clean, and clean up after their dogs like I do. Just think about what our parks often look like with people who allow their dog to poo and don’t clean up. I don’t want that in Target when I shop.

      I have found the malls to be much more willing to allow dogs in strollers and some department stores even allow them on leash.

      • pat

        August 8, 2013 at 7:27 am

        You are more ar risk of some serious germs from a babies bum sitting in that shopping cart then a dog. People who care enough to want their dogs with them keep them very clean. On the other hand, I wish I had a dime for every time I saw a child in Walmart whose pamper was in serious need of changing. I always clean the seat compartment of a shopping cart because of poopie pamper germs before I put my purse there and never put food items there. I do feel dogs in stores should be limited to carriers, being carried or in a stroller due to the chance they could go potty .

  20. Christine Bell

    January 29, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    what is being done to require retailers to accept dogs in carriers or strollers, particularly here in California where it became illegal in 2008 for owners to leave pets unattended in a vehicle. Target sells dog strollers — will they allow them in their store in that stroller?

  21. Cargo Carrier

    February 20, 2009 at 11:21 am

    Strollers are not just for babies anymore!

  22. baby prams

    March 8, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I really enjoyed the read. It’s quite interesting… do they have harnesses? I could imagine some dogs just itching to walk would jump out, hopefully not at the wrong time.
    It’d be funny to see a baby looking at a dog in the dog stroller. I wonder who’d be more jealous… haha.

  23. Candy

    March 15, 2009 at 6:59 am

    Most stores have rules about having dogs with you. They must be service dogs of some kind (seeing, medical, emotional). They do this for many reasons, including the fact that some stores carry food. While your dog may be well groomed, and well cared for, it shouldn’t just be assumed that if everyone was allowed to take their dog to those places they would be as well.
    This is an issue I feel strongly about, having a service dog myself. People misusing the law simply because they feel they have the right to causes it to be rough to get entry into places for those of us that actually do have the right to have service dogs. Please consider this next time you are asked to leave a store because you are taking your dog in.

  24. Carol

    March 16, 2009 at 9:27 am

    About a year ago I totally laughed when I heard about a dog stroller but then I started working for this company that sells them online. Its just amazing how many of them we sell and how many people love them. After reading your article I see the benefits.

  25. cmw

    March 20, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    my dog has everything, clothes, shoes the lot..
    but i would never use a stroller, my dog can walk!

    you say about older dogs but if that dog has arthiritis it needs to walk so its joints dont sieze.

    you can carry your dog if you dont want it on the vets floor.

    every ‘benefit’ you say has a negetive too.

    ridiculous invention

    • john and bobbles

      December 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm

      Your wrong, its not a ridiculous invention, from a wheelchair to walking now two hours a day the stroller lets me take the pressure off my lower back that a cane or walker can not do, and the good part my little friend gets the walks she needs. Anyone who has back trouble should try it.

    • Nytwinbee

      July 5, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      I like to walk 4 miles a day and my 5lb yorkie can’t do it. She can walk a mile at the most. I hate leaving her behind but with a stroller she can walk and then rest.

    • Jamie

      July 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      It is rather arrogant to think you know what is best for everyone else’s dogs!

    • Patti

      September 5, 2012 at 12:35 pm

      It’s NOT a ridiculous invention at all. My dog loves hers and I really don’t care what other judgemental human beings have to say about it. It works in many situations for us. She still walks all the time and gets plenty of excercise. However, we take a yearly road trip to Disney and she always comes with us. She stays at Disneys Pet Resort. There are certain times along the way where having the stroller is essential.

    • Cavalier Mum

      May 3, 2013 at 12:24 am

      Absolutely not a ridiculous invention! Yes, absolutely I agree, dogs can walk. But sometimes my mum & I want to go for a long walk but my girls tire at the half way mark, hence taking the stroller with us allows me to put the girls in for a rest and keep going. I myself think that I draw the line at shoes and clothes (except for coats in winter). Clothes are not practical in any way, however when I bought my stroller I got my moneys worth out of it the first weekend. I was able to walk down main streets and shop (some stores even let me inside, which allowed me browse relaxingly and spend more money than if my mum had to wait out the front and I quickly ducked inside). I didnt have to worry about them going to the toilet on the sidewalk or getting in peoples way. Both of my cavs are very fit and walk almost every day, on weekends I take them out off leash for a run so I do not depend on strollers by any means. But they are a great investment. Have an open mind!

  26. Marie

    March 24, 2009 at 9:00 am

    I have another reason. I have an english bulldog who loves to go to events with us. She sometimes tires easily after much walking, so a stroller would be a huge help. Since she’s not exactly itty bitty. She’s gonna be 50 lbs before long. Thanks

  27. Jennifer

    March 29, 2009 at 12:03 am

    My dog is 12 years old and has arthritis. She loves her walk every night, but just gets plain tuckered out towards the end. She’s a 70 pound bull dog mix, whom I end up carrying home sometimes. Occasionally a grocery cart is nearby. The obvious is why don’t we just go for shorter walks? She loves her walks and I love them, too. I’m in the market for a safe sturdy stroller. Any recommendations?

  28. Baby Pushchairs

    April 2, 2009 at 8:43 am

    Lol…I’ve never heard of a dog stroller before. When you think about the resons people might need to use one that you’ve listed it actually makes a lot of sense though. It can definitely be a struggle getting your pet to and from the Vet when you’ve got a bad back, that’s for sure!

  29. Linda

    April 4, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I would have never thought about using a stroller for a dog , I mean IT’S A DOG FOR HEAVENS SAKE,But then when my aunt gott a shih-tzu puppy and she would give her a bath, take her for a walk and she would get dirty again. So I started thinking about a way to keep her clean and still take her outside. So when I went to a pet store I saw a dog stroller. I think it is a pretty good idea to at least have a dog stroller.

  30. Frances

    April 25, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Those who said “let the dog walk” probably doesn’t have a dog or they are just cruel people who never felt for a dog when the owner just dragged the dog on a street on a hot summer day. Try wearing a couple of sweaters and walk in south Florida in summer in 90 degrees heat, you MORON!!! Then you will understand why we get stroller for our 4-legged family members.

    • john and bobbles

      December 6, 2010 at 12:17 am

      oh yeah dont listen to them, they have no feelings for animals, I have a nice three wheel stroller top of the line for my little bobbles, she is a 20 # shih-tzu that i take everywhere with me, Im past the looks and ,well not too many comments because im a big guy and most people wont say anything to my face, but if they did, not good tor them. so ride on with your little buddy, and let the morons move on.

  31. Marilyn

    April 29, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I commented a year ago about my Bichon who had spinal surgery. I did get a stroller (on line for only $39) Best thing I ever did. “Bert” rode in it for about 8 months and walks on his own now. “Ernie” had to use it when he hurt his knee last fall. I retired the stroller right now, but I know it’s great when you need it.

  32. Gale

    May 2, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I’m thinking of getting a stroller. My older pap can’t walk as far as the younger one, but they enjoy walking together. This way they can walk together but when the older one gets tired he can ride for awhile. Also on the way to the walking trails we pass a house with a vicious dog-we were attacked by it the other day-with the stroller I can safely get them to the trail and then take them out to start our walk. I guess a dog stroller may sound weird but it may solve the problem of how to safely walk my small dogs. I just wish other dog owners-especially those with large dogs-would be more considerate of others. The attack was a terrifying experience. If the stroller looks weird, then so be it.

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  34. Daphne

    May 21, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Hello! I have ready everyone’s comments on this topic and I must say that I was so happy to hear all the positive feedback on pet strollers. I am debating on getting one for both of my shih tzu’s. They are both still young at 5 yrs and 3 yrs but they are both very small. One weighs 9 lbs and the other weighs 7 lbs and although they love their walks, they get tired so easily! Plus we live in South Texas where our summers are extremely hot! It’s May right now and we are headed to our horrible humid & hot summers here in the next few weeks. Our hot weather usually lasts for 6 months out of the year and so I was thinking of getting a pet stroller to carry my tzu’s in when we go for walks and they get tired. Because walking them not only gives them exercise but gives me exercise too but I don’t feel like I get a good workout after 20 minutes (which is when they are ready to quit). Plus I like to jog and they can’t keep up with me. So for anyone who thinks pet strollers are lame or silly then you must not either have a pet or have compassion for your pet who gets tired and wore out. I agree with Frances who commented above. I think most of the people on here do exercise their dogs, they use the stroller for those times that their pet is tired or has health problems.
    I was worried I would look silly at the park pushing & jogging with a pet stroller, but now I don’t care. As long as I’m happy and my dogs are happy that is all that matters!

    • tegiana davis

      June 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

      just search on yellow book or google it becaues i try that sm

    • john and bobbles

      December 6, 2010 at 1:10 am

      you are so right. I never had a dog before my whole life up untill i got ill with a broken back at age 53 and in a wheelchair. My son bought me a baby shih-tzu but i could not walk very far with her. I tried a cane, and walker but no good. Then i tried a baby stroller that i saw on the side that some one tossed out in the trash so i used it, and to my surprise when i push down on the handle it takes the pressure off my lower back, since then it was on. I am now on my forth baby stroller, top of the line three wheel. Now i can take my little buddy on the longest walk she wants. We walk every am two hours now and two at night thanks to a stroller. My dog bobbles will walk the first hour, but not on the way back. I take her everywhere with me, to the market, DMV and even places where no dogs are aloud . I even taken her to the casinos I just put luggage on top and when asked it just a luggage stroller, she just curls up all nice and quite, especially after her long walk. Thanks to her and a broken down stroller I no longer sit in the wheelchair. Like you as long as you are happy with your dogs the hell with the rest of them. Im a big guy so i dont get any smart remarks from people but behind my back oh yeah they do.

  35. tegiana davis

    June 13, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    do anybody know where o can buy a cheap stroller from

  36. tegiana davis

    June 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    ok bitch fuck you hoe it works alot

  37. BJ Kimes

    June 20, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    We bought one when we first got our Shitshu/poodle. She loved it, but got to big for it so we gave it to a friend. Now we have a pek/Shitshu, so we want to get one for the two of our babies. And yes they are out babies, We are empty nesters and we love our dogs as if they were our children. We want to take them with us, and a bigger stroller would be a lot easier. I reccomend to anyone to get one if you like to take your pet with you. Its easier on you and them.

  38. Mary

    June 22, 2009 at 8:14 am

    I have two dogs. My male is perfectly fine and LOVES to go on long walks. My female has luxating patelas so long walks are out of the question for her but she always feels left out whenever her brother gets to go. I’m looking for a stroller so she can enjoy a trip out while her brother gets some exercise.

  39. mm

    June 29, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    This is to “cmw”

    You may think it is a ridiculous invention, but what if you dog had major surgery and couldn’t walk. Does he or she have to stay indoors during the months of recuperation? I have a dog that had a ruptured disc and had spinal surgery. He now walks, but it took 7 months. I have another dog and when we went for walks, the injured one was upset and wanted to come too. The stroller was great, because the recuperating dog wasn’t left behind. As time went on, he was in the stroller part of the walk and walked small distances. The stroller is now “retired” but it was worth every penny and I know I have it on hand if we need it again.

  40. Daci

    July 3, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Hi friends great and very informative topic for this one who didn’t know about that great dog supplies. I just visit to tell my opinion – give your dogs cosy and tender care, that you can do with dog strollers:))))))))))
    best regards

  41. Crystal

    July 11, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    My husband and I are getting one for our new house. I want it for my 4.5lb chihuahua for two reasons.

    Since she is small people think it’s okay to let kids run up to her and try to pick her up. This way I can be out around children without people trying to pet her.

    We just moved into a house with a walking trail behind it. It’s brick and since we live in FL it get hot to the touch so I want to be able to walk her for longer distances without worrying about the heat on her feet.

    • jan

      July 12, 2009 at 2:03 pm

      My schnauzer, Boris, turns 16 on Aug 1st. He has suffered a stroke this past year and a bout of acute gastritis that put him in the CCU for 4 days. He recovered from all very well despite his age. He has a neurologist, a dentist, an ophthalmologist, a pain clinic MD and a great Primary Care doc. I spend thousands on this little boy and never regret it. Through poverty and riches, I took care him.

      He has always loved playing outdoors and years of play and trots around the reservoir probably led to his long life. Now we have to deal with arthritis. He is a little soldier who still loves going outdoors to sniff everything but cannot walk for long due to joint pain.

      Me thinks it’s time for a stroller. Do I care what anyone else thinks?!!
      We’re going to Cape Cod August 1st for a family reunion and he is part of us. I’m bringing his adoring dog-walker and his pug friend with us. I predict Boris will love the new stroller I am about to buy him.

      “The true measure of a society is how it treats it’s animals.”

  42. kris paula

    July 12, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I have an 8 year old miniature poodle who is blind and a 3 year old toy yorki poo who hi hi buddy. I can’t wait to get them out in their new stroller and introduce Ozzy to new smells and sounds and Tinker of course will see and take in everything!!!!!

  43. Mj

    July 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    I wish I had one of these stollers for our first poodle! We walk the trails a lot and when he got old, he just couldn’t do as much but he loved the outdoors. We got a carrying pouch and that can be hard on your back. The little poodle we have now loves the pouch and we take him everywhere with us. We just adopted a 10-yr old shih-poo and I’m thinking of getting one of these strollers for him. We go for long walks and the dogs just can’t make it the whole way. It’s a great way for all of us to enjoy the outdoors! I’ve read this whole blog and it’s convinced me to get one. All those nay-sayers apparently don’t have any dogs – or don’t really care about them!

  44. German Rottweiler breeders

    August 18, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    These strollers definetly sounds good for small dog owners.

    Vom Bullenfeld German Rottweilers

  45. deanna williams

    August 20, 2009 at 12:07 pm

    I have just ordered a stroller for my 5 year old dachshund who unfortunately has just been diagnosed with a back problem. As i have not got her insured, and if surgery is required it is going to cost £5000 which is pretty expensive. However, she is on pain killers and anti inflamatories and can walk around indoors and in the garden and seems happy in herself. When I get delivery of the stroller I will be able to take her out for long walks and as long as she is happy, then I am happy – I don’t care if people think I am a middle aged eccentric, I really love my little girl.

  46. Bridgette

    September 6, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I have a Cavalier King Charles. Although she loves to walk she’s just not so good at distance. I take her for small walks but then she wants to still be with me when I go for a “me” walk (i.e distance). A stroller would be a great help.

    Also, I’m looking forward to taking her to NYC just to hang out but I know from my sister’s Cav…. they get very nervous from the subways running down below. I guess they feel it more than we do. Her dog would just freeze and not walk. Plus I might have a chance to walk her on Jones Beach Boardwalk which I love.

    Anyway, it may look silly now but I can see more and more people making the investment. I see a man ride his bicycle with one of those kiddie carts behind it…he has two small dogs in there. It’s adorable. He gets his exercise and the dogs get fresh air and a nice ride.

  47. sandrar

    September 10, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. 🙂 Cheers! Sandra. R.

  48. lesley

    September 23, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Please can any one help me where to buy a big dog stroller in the uk for my 45kg labrador

  49. GAG

    October 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I found these comments very helpful. I have been looking for a way that my 16 lb Shih Tuz could come for walks with me. I tahe her twice a day for 1/2 mile walk but she can not tolerate my 3 iles in 1 hour that I try to do frequently. i was so pleased to see that others have the same issue. Off to buy a stroller!

  50. Norma

    October 24, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I bought a 3 in 1 pet stroller and couldn’t live without it. It becomes a back pack, a stroller, and a car seat. It is airline approved and is really great when traveling as the dog becomes heavy after carrying its case walking for long distances in airports. The wheels may be taken off and it becomes the carrier for under the seat (as airlines require) flying on airplanes. People need to lighten up. I have 3 kids and a grandchild. I know the difference between dogs and babies. Both can have a need for a stroller. My 3 1/2 pound Yorkie cannot walk long distances. Many dogs have patellar problems and that is another reason a dog may need a stroller. I also like the fact that it becomes a car seat as the dog is safely leashed in her seat while riding in the car. South Florida sidewalks are much to hot many times for my dogs pads too. I am NOT overweight and neither is my dog!

  51. K1200Rs

    December 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I’m looking for a stroller which can be pulled by a sled dog like a Malamute. I have a 30 lb 12 year old Corgi/Basset mix who can’t walk like she could once but still likes to go out. Any ideas?

  52. Marilyn McMenamin

    December 5, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Commented 2 years ago when my Bichon had spinal surgery and I bought a dog stroller. He recovered and walks and runs almost normal. When he’s chasing rabbits and squirrels, you would never know he had spinal surgery. Last month he stepped on something and tore his pad on his front paw. Since his back legs aren’t as strong as they were before his surgery, he had problems walking. The stroller came out of retirement and he enjoyed his walks again. Only needed it for a week and half, but he was able to get his daily “walk” and not left behind. If you have and active dog, and they become injured for some reason, they still love walks and will enjoy a stroller.

  53. Marilyn McMenamin

    December 5, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Commented 2 years ago when my Bichon had spinal surgery and I bought a dog stroller. He recovered and walks and runs almost normal. When he’s chasing rabbits and squirrels, you would never know he had spinal surgery. Last month he stepped on something and tore his pad on his front paw. Since his back legs aren’t as strong as they were before his surgery, he had problems walking. The stroller came out of retirement and he enjoyed his walks again. Only needed it for a week and half, but he was able to get his daily “walk” and not left behind. If you have an active dog, and they become injured for some reason, they still love walks and will enjoy a stroller.

  54. Crystal

    December 7, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I made my original comment in July. We just recently got our pet stroller. I love it. We are able to take our Chihuahua(4.5lbs) on longer walks, I don’t have to worry about children trying to pull on her but they can still see her and she’s able to enjoy meeting new people but without being afraid.

    My dogs safety while out is my responsibility and she’s worth the money and the strange looks.

  55. trixiemelodian

    January 16, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Truly the most hilarious and ridiculous things I have seen in my entire life. Billions of people around the world live in poverty, yet we can justify spending money on transporting a pet around in a stroller?

    As mentioned above people and animals in the Western world are getting fatter. If you feel cruel taking your dog out in summer heat, either choose a dog that is suitable for your climate, get it clipped, or leave it inside!

    I am astounded at the level of obscene consumerism and sheer laziness apparent on this site.

    • Rosemarie

      January 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm

      Why don’t you sell your computer, since it is so expensive and a piece of obscene consumerism, and send all your money to a third world country.
      I worked hard all my life and if I want to buy a pet carrier for my dog I will. The carrier is because I want to excercise my body and my right to do it.
      I am surprised you don’t go to the third world country and tell them to get a life.
      I spend a lot of money on causes, probably more than you so do not preach to us.

      • Billie Silver

        March 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

        Good reply!

    • noara

      January 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm

      Your email astounds me. Where do you get off telling me what to buy and what not to buy. Last time I checked, you are NOT paying my bills so you have no business dictating what I buy. I not only donate my time to many worthy causes but I also donate money. I would NEVER think of telling you how to spend your money nor do I care. Obviously you are a very unhappy person and have nothing better to do than to stalk sites to see what trouble you can cause. If you don’t want to buy a dog stroller, what are you doing on this site? Obviously causing trouble!

    • dexdan

      April 30, 2012 at 5:37 pm

      So, if you believe Americans are fat and lazy, why would you be against something that enables them to get more exercise? My 11 yr. old dog just went blind, and my 16 yr. old can’t walk, yet they still need to go outside. Why can’t I enjoy a nice walk with my buddies and let them get some fresh air, after they’ve done their business? I debated getting one, but the $120 I spent on one I can take on trails is much less than a gym membership, and less conspicuous consumerism than your weekly trips to Walmart.

    • Jamie

      July 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Yes. I can justify transporting my dog around in a stroller. Based on your argument we shouldn’t have pets either. They aren’t a basic need.

      I live in AZ. Our summer temperatures reach 115 degrees in the summer. Which breed is suited to walk on burning concrete? I am astounded at your complete ignorance.

      By the same argument, once a child learns to walk the use of a stroller is ridiculous. After all childhood obesity is on the rise. Let make all those 2 year old kids walk!

    • Patti

      September 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

      First of all, my dog is not fat, and neither am I. Read the posts again, if you even bothered to read them at all. There are plenty of valid reasons why people choose to use these. Ignorance is rampant in some people. I am ASTOUNDED at how judgemental some people can be of others.

  56. Rosemarie

    January 18, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I will be getting a stroller this summer for my black pug.
    Pugs have breathing issues and the fact that he is black makes it worse.
    My vet told me not to walk him more than 15 minutes in the heat of summer. I have given up many a walk because it would hurt my dog, this summer I want to get my summer back, I love to walk and the heat does not bother me but would kill my dog.

  57. bettye scoda

    March 2, 2010 at 9:55 am

    When we’re out with our pets we always want to consider comfort and safety. So the points made about protecting pets from other aggressive pets and keeping them safe in potentially dangerous urban environments (busy streets and sidewalks) made sense to me. Having a way to give aging pets and pets recovering from injuries a chance to be outside AND comfortable is certainly a plus to my way of thinking.

  58. stephanie

    March 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    I have been seriously looking into getting a pet stroller for my 8 year old chihuahua/terrier mix. He love to go on walks- and the walks i take him on are about 3 miles and sometimes i end up carrying him. He weighs 13 pounds and that is really heavy in my hilly neighborhood. Today- he made it about 10 minutes b/c i was jogging and then he just stopped and turned around and wanted to go home. He loves to go on walks and it is good for both of us- but he poops out.
    does anyone have any stroller recommendations?

  59. Gloria

    May 12, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Hi Good post! I am a pet lover having two puppies. I love shopping for pets and I like to purchase cloths for them. Puppies clothing and strollers are really cool in the post. I would definitely like to purchase strollers for my pets, then it will be easy for me to carry my puppies. Thanks for sharing post.

  60. Suzie

    May 13, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I have a dog stroller and love it. As I travel alot, it is very handy to use while traveling.

    One warning, just because you have your dog in a stroller does not mean that the store will allow you to bring the dog inside their establishment. Most stores say it is against the law to allow animals in the establishment where food is sold. One woman working at Walmart was especially mean about it. She couldn’t tell by my carrying bag what was in it so she asked me and when I said a dog (even though she could NOT see or hear it) she went beserk and told me to leave immediately. The dog was a puppy and weighed 1 pound at the time and it was totally contained and I was not near any food.

    The stroller is very helpful and I will continue to use it even though there are people posting on this site to make the dog walk. If they are not paying my bills, it is none of their business if I want to use a stroller. As long as I obey the law and am not harming anyone using the stroller, this is still a free country and people need to mind their own business! That is what is so wonderful about the USA, we are free to be you and me! You do your thing and I will do mine!

    If you want to buy a dog stroller, I highly recommend it. If you do not want to buy a stroller, then don’t buy one. It is that simple.

    • calliegal235

      July 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      I don’t understand why it’s okay for a large service dog to be in a food area, but a small contained dog can’t? What’s the health problem? I was traveling once with my young son, and he became ill. I had to clean diarhea poop off of a cafeteria floor! (We were waiting to get a military flight to the U.S.) Germs on the floor in a food place are as bad as germs on any other floor. I don’t get how having a dog in a crate or any other container is a health issue.

      • Suzie Q

        July 7, 2012 at 8:36 pm

        I agree that I cannot understand why it is a health hazzard but those are the laws and most stores (all that I have dealt with) have not allowed me to take the stroller in if they sold groceries or food like a restaurant, etc. I was treated very poorly by a Sam’s employee and by Wal-Mart.

      • Jamie

        July 8, 2012 at 4:22 am

        The reason a large or any other size service dog is allowed in a food service area is because the Americans with Disabilities Act provides individuals who have a disability and rely on a service dog the right of access. You wouldn’t tell an individual who uses a wheelchair that he/she can’t take a wheel chair into a facility. Likewise the law protects the disabled individual who uses a service dog.

        Another similar situation is with my therapy dogs. They are permitted to be with me in the cafeteria at the hospital where we volunteer. As a therapy dog I have to submit annual health screenings to show that my dogs are healthy and free of parasites The dogs have to be bathed and groomed within 48 hours of the visit. There are other protocols that we are required to follow as well. While I’m sure your dog is clean and healthy, we’re well aware that not all pet owners share the same standards.

  61. charlene

    May 16, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    i just want to thank most comments on this page as my partner and i are going away for the weekend in june and my bichon has congestive heart failure i am worried as to take him with us because of the amount of walking for him but have decided now i will take my stroller which i purchased last year and he can enjoy the holiday aswell..

  62. Benny

    May 20, 2010 at 4:42 am

    I was on Yahoo and found your blog. Read a few of your other posts. Good work. I am looking forward to reading more from you in the future.

  63. charmaine

    June 14, 2010 at 1:50 am

    13 year old Border Terrier with a broken leg. He has adapted to a base of a baby pram and flying dog box. He loves to be wheeled around. Still in the leg cast but at 13 I suspect a real dog pram is going to be next purchase.The adaption of the baby pram base is too heavy to haul around. The Italian dog box is material and patented for in cabin, It has been ideal for him to stretch out with his leg cast. On holiday in south of France before the leg cast is removed. Ideal for older dogs with walking problems and th big dog paces herself. Perfect.

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    July 14, 2010 at 2:13 pm


  65. ken brown

    July 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm


    • rita

      August 4, 2010 at 6:58 am

      you are entitled to your own opinian and no we are not idiots we walk and treat our dogs like dogs the stroller is convenient to take in shops cafes and vets etc even dog shows why struggle to carry a dog cage when you can push a stroller and restrain your pets safely i have chihuahuas and if i took them on a busy bus on a lead they would most definatly get stepped on as my feet have been stepped on before people dont look down or even if i held them people are scared of dogs i,ve seen it so if my pets are in their stroller they cannot offend anyone they are safe even if people look and stare their the one with the proble not me

  66. Elena

    August 1, 2010 at 11:10 am

    I have a 2 year old shih tzu and i was looking into buying a stroller for her, and i was wondering does anyone think its possible to get a stroller and just covering it with a blanket would i be able to bring her to places that dogs are not allowed in, as long as people dont notice its a dog stroller,

    The only reason i want the stroller is because our little dog is so attached to us and us to her, if we leave her at home she will litterly stare at the window the whole time and cry till we come home and it breaks our hearts seing her like that and we came to the point that if we take her with us we made a spare key to our car so we can leave her there with the a/c on so she wont get hot… but i didnt relize it was against the law so im looking for options and the stroller is the only one that seems good at this time… so anyone knows if we will be able to take her into stores with out anyone noticing its a dog stroller not a baby stroller?

    • rita

      August 4, 2010 at 7:10 am

      i have taken my stroller in shops but it depends what type of shop as food shops dont let in pets but its down to the owners descretion i took mine in to arcades down the coast and have gone in clothing shops so you can do more with them in a stroller and great on a bus as they are restrained goodluck there are lots of strollers out there but ebay are fairly cheap if you go to splendid pets website they are very good

    • Poodley

      September 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm

      I think its worth a try. Whats the worst thing that would happen? they’ll ask you to leave if they discover its a dog. I am in the same boat with my min poodle, he howls when left at home. While shopping in places where dogs are prohibited, I have been using a baby sling. The poodle will tuck his head inside to cuddle up & looks like a real baby. Once I had a sales clerk comment about how long my baby had been napping! However he does ge heavy & every now & then you can see a little black nose pop out of the side of the sling! I just ordered stroller & can wait for it to come. I ordered the PetZip 1st class in yellow becasue it is cute and looks less like a dog stroller.

    • calliegal235

      July 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      I would be concerned about air flow. You would want to make sure the dog has plenty of air to breathe. Try getting completely under a blanket for some time and see how that feels, so you will have some idea of what it would be like.

  67. Suzie

    August 1, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I have a stroller and love it for traveling. I do not think a blanket would suffice as I was carrying my 1 pound puppy in a carrying bag and although the puppy was totally quiet and the woman could not see what I had in the bag, the woman at Sam’s Club asked me what was in the bag and when I answered honestly, she flipped and I do mean flipped. She was extremely rude to me. I think they will probably ask you and once you are in there, if the dog barks at any noise (like hearing children, etc), you are screwed. Most stores do NOT allow you to enter with them. The stroller is handy if you outside. South Florida around the beach has outdoor seating at quite a few restaurants and they do not care if you have a dog with you. That makes it possible to take them with you there. Any store that has food seems to be on the lookout for dogs (no matter how you try to hide them). It is against the law to let your car running without you in it in most of the states that I know of. I think it is ridiculous that they want let you take them in if they are contained in a stroller or bag but that seems to be the major rule. I have had a bead store allow me to bring the dog in and once a clothing store. My now weighs only 3 1/2 pounds so she is quite tiny but it doesn’t seem to make a difference of her size.

  68. rita

    August 4, 2010 at 6:50 am

    i have a stroller as i have chihuahuas its easier to keep them safe from being stepped on, safer when going to vets and much easier to go to dog shows or travel on buses without scaring people as not everyone likes dogs and you can go to the beach and visit arcades with your pet safely in their stroller and really good if your pet has an operation as they may need to rest so its easy to travel home with your pet, my two love theirs after a walk they get in the stroller and sleep the journey home i would highly recommend one to anyone take care and look forward to seeing more dog strollers out there dont be shy to use one .

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  70. Cami

    August 17, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    My papillon pup, Milo, jumped out of my husbands arms when he was just three months old. His injuries required surgery to repair 4 broken bones in one paw. When the doctor released him from the hospital, he told me to keep him quiet and calm. Quite a task for a puppy.

    I put him in a play yard and he jumped out of it within 5 minutes. I tried putting him in my older dogs kennel but he let me know right away that was not going to happen. So, in a last ditch effort to contain him, I bought a stroller.

    At first my husband was not happy. He refused to push it even around the yard but the puppy took to it right away. He was happy and I was happy. Plus, he was safe even when I had to leave him at home. Milo is almost 4 years old now and he still uses the stroller as a safe place when too many people are around and has recently decided it’s where he wants to sleep at night.

    I highly recommend pet strollers to anyone with small to medium dogs. My dog started with a stroller because of an injury but loves it because it is his “kennel” and I can take him anywhere.

  71. Trisha

    September 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Hi, Can anyone advise how you got your dogs used to the stroller and the movement? I have just bought one and have a very nervous rescue mini Daxie, he hates even sitting in there! Any ideas. am in the UK and strollers are not very common over here, but this is ideal for helping to continue his socialising and to help him get over the damage done to him by his last ‘owners’.

  72. KozyDogs

    September 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    I love these dog strollers. I am going to get one for my sisters little Yorkie, she will love it!

  73. Poodley

    September 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Here are 4 more reasons to use a dog stroller:

    I use a stroller because my sweet Chinese Crested gets on a macho trip sometimes when on walks & tries to protect me. He has bitten 3 people that have approached us. In the stroller he cant bite others. Otherwise, he would need to be muzzled or stay home.

    I also use it for all 3 of my small dogs @ the neighborhood off- leash wilderness preserve. There are far too many agressive big dogs that play too roughly for my small guys.

    I take my dogs & stroller to the farmers market. The basket at the bottom holds my produce as I shop & on the way home. Otherwise I would have to leave the dogs @ home and get one of those rolling old-lady shopping/cart baskets! Before having a dog stroller, I have actually used my sisters emtpy baby stroller for this purpose!

    Lastly, I find it easier walking long distances with a stroller. For some reason, i enjoy having something to push, it makes me want to move forward. Without a stroller, I dont seem as energetic. I have never walked more than when my daughter was little and in her stroller. Due to health concerns, my doctor said I must walk more. I decided that anything that gives me the incentive to walk & live a more active lifestyle is definately worth it.

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  75. mali rock

    October 24, 2010 at 11:25 am

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  76. john and bobbles

    December 6, 2010 at 1:23 am

    I have another good reason to buy a stroller. is for back problems. Pushing down on the stroller while you walk takes the pressure off the spine I love walking with my dog now.

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  79. Ria

    May 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    like a real baby huh…cute!

  80. P Burch

    May 17, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I ordered the Pet Gear Special Edition stroller from It was delivered four days later than promised and, when it arrived, the front wheel assembly was missing from the box. The stroller was toally unusable. I contacted Pet Gear, but to date they have not provided the missing part. My advice: avoid Pet Gear and perhaps Amazon. Get your pet stroller from a place where you can see it before you buy. These things aren’t cheap — don’t get ripped off like I did.

  81. Rachelle

    June 25, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I’m thinking about getting a stroller for my puppy, but I was wondering if I bought one if I could bring him along with me anywhere? like to Wal-mart places like that… Can someone please provide me with the right answer thanks. Places other than a pet store is what I’m trying to find out…

    • nvan

      August 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

      I just bought a stroller for my dog today. He has come down with pancreatitis and is in a lot of pain. As I don’t drive I have been forced to carry my dog twice a day to the vet so he can be put on a drip. Now I am in pain myself so have decided to give the stroller a try. As for the people commenting on taking dogs into wal-mart and other stores. The local health department sets the rules about pets in food stores not the store. I work in a food store and they would get in trouble if a health inspector found an animal in the store. So it is not about your pet being clean and enclosed they are not allowed period. Call the health dept if you have a problem with that rule don’t complain to the poor person who has to ask you to leave. One place the dog does not have to go is food shopping.

    • christina

      September 26, 2011 at 1:31 am

      Most of the pet stores tend to be ok with dogs going to into the store(they do ask that the dogs to be up to date on all of their shots). Walmart, Target and anywhere that sells food or serves food have a no pets allowed with exception of service animals(generally proof is needed that the dog is a service animal). I have taken one of my dogs(had just the one at the time) to both Lowe’s and home depot -which no one seemed to care. I think I would avoid places that sell or serve food, beverages, or sell either breakable things or clothing, furniture etc).

  82. Po Campo

    August 16, 2011 at 8:37 pm

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  83. christina

    September 26, 2011 at 1:24 am

    A dog stroller would be good at places like an aquarium. While we were at Seaside’s Aquarium, they wanted us to hold our dog the entire time at the aquarium. 19 pounds of dog gets heavy after awhile. We did have a baby stroller with and while our toddler wanted to be held so he could see the fish, and other sea animals better, I put the dog in the stroller and did best I could on hooking him into the stroller. A dog stroller would have worked a whole lot better.

  84. Claire

    December 29, 2011 at 12:53 am

    I dont mind it when there is a legitament reason for using the stroller, but when people have no reason for it or they like it because it creates a spectacle, then I think it becomes a problem for the dog. In the case of small dogs, I would think that being in a stroller constantly would make them lazy, and would make them more aggressive. Being up on a stroller take you away from the other dogs, and also make them more nippy and likely to bite. Imagine putting yourself in a small dogs shoes. If a person or other dog got to close to you, you would have nowhere to run or hide. I would think that this would make the dog more likely to bite



  85. Sue Capouch

    January 5, 2012 at 8:41 am

    I have a dog stroller and my dog loves it, but I wish the handle would be on the opposite side. My dog wants to see me and all the strollers i have seen are like mine. I take her shopping with me in clothing stores, not stores that sell food.

  86. Clementine

    January 13, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Just ordered my stroller.
    I would love to hear from other pet stroller buyers

  87. Jamie

    February 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I bought a dog stroller when my dog was a 10 week old puppy. We were travelling to visit family in another state and were going to participate in a walk for a charity. My dog was about 13 weeks old at that point and two small to walk the three miles. I figured I’d sell the stroller when he got bigger. Turns out I didn’t. Living a little bit of a distance from shopping, I often had Rustin with me and would need to run in to Target or some place like that. I could put him in the stroller where he was completely enclosed and take him into Target. When I’ve been concerned that I’d still be asked to leave, I’d put a small receiving blanket over the front of the stroller and nobody knew it wasn’t a baby stroller. Then when Rustin was nine months old, I adopted a blind puppy.

    He is trained and heel beautiful on lead. But being blind he walks very slow. He also tires very easily. The stroller has been so helpful. We’ll go to the dog park (I have three dogs) and my blind dog will ride in his stroller from the parking lot into the off-leash area. Then he is put on the ground and his leash is removed. He’ll wander around and do his thing but usually comes to me before the others are done playing and want to get in his stroller to rest.

    They are also helpful here in Phoenix when during the summer you can’t let your dogs walk on the pavement because it will burn their paws.

    For those of you who want to make a blanket statement about strollers being stupid, you might want to back off a little and consider people’s reason for using them. I would venture to guess that most people who buy a dog stroller have their dogs’ best interest at heart and know far better than you what is best for their dog(s).

  88. pia

    March 4, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Hola,desearia saber el costo del cochecito, lo mas pronto posible…

    • Jamie

      March 4, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      They start around $90. I think you get what you pay for so read about them and consider where, how, and for what size dog you’re going to use the stroller and read the reviews. Good luck.

  89. Marilyn

    March 4, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Several but years ago I commented that I bought a dog stroller for my Bichon who just had spinal surgery. I have 2 dogs who love to be outside and the dog who had surgery couldn’t walk yet, but wanted to be included in our daily walks. We used the dog stroller for several months until he could walk again. Unfortunately, he passed almost 2 years ago from a different ailment. I still have the older Bichon who loves his walks. In November he was diagnosed with cancer and I don’t know how long he will be with me. We still walk every day, but it is getting hard for him. I think I will be bringing the stroller out of storage soon. He thinks he can walk the neighborhood, but sometimes tires on the way back home. I really think the stroller will help him when we go further than he can handle. These strollers are so helpful with a sick or injured pet that still wants to be outside his home among his friends in the neighborhood.

  90. Vickie Vonn

    May 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I’m a dog trainer, I have four dogs – all very well trained, three of them are over 50lbs and have long legs. For years I’ve had to pick up my little 11 pound guy and carry him after about 3/4 mile – it’s a pain in the neck/back/arm and quite warm lugging around a 102F body in the summer while holding three other leashes even when all dogs know how to walk nicely. I admit I scoffed at strollers years back, but next week a Chihuahua puppy weighing less than 2 pounds will join our pack – there is NO way it would be healthy or safe to attempt to walk her with the rest and carrying two is out of the question! I was thrilled when my aunt announced she was getting me a stroller! Now the pup can walk down the driveway and ride the rest of our outing & when the little guy gets tired, he can join her. Many people fail to understand it CAN BE HARMFUL to walk a puppy of ANY breed long distances. They can suffer bone issues & a lifetime of joint discomfort from over walking when still growing.

    • Marilyn

      May 9, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      Thank you for your positive comment. When you have more than 1 dog, a stroller is great when one is recovering from surgery, or can’t keep up with the other dog, but is still included on an outing. I loved my stroller when I needed it and still have it, in case I need it again,

  91. Jennifer Ong

    May 17, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Hello, I live in SIngapore and it is hard for me to find a Strolley that can hold 2 12 kgs ckcs. Any recommendation or can I order from you?

    • Jamie

      May 17, 2012 at 10:37 am

      My stroller (from PetGear) will hold 70 pounds which is enough for all three of my CKCS and then some. There are bigger strollers (like the Doggie Ride) available but they don’t fold down easily. For two CKCS I’d look at a smaller stroller that has a weight rating appropriate for your two dogs. As I said, I have a PetGear jogging stroller which is really nice but to fold it down the wheels need to be removed. My smaller PetGear stroller that will hold my two smaller Cavaliers is a dream to fold down. It is a one handed operation.

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    July 1, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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  94. Dog Coat

    July 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I can see reasons to use strollers for dogs, like if they have a problem with arthritic legs or something, but I don’t think I’d want to be seen using one, haha. I dunno. I guess I just can’t get the program on that one. I love dog clothes and even shoes in the deep winter, snowy areas, but I guess I’m going to draw the line at a doggie stroller.

    • Jamie

      July 9, 2012 at 3:50 pm

      I felt the same way until I had a special needs dog that benefited from using a stroller. Although I’m sure there a plenty of people who snicker and make negative comments when they see my dog in a stroller, I learned a long time ago that you can’t be overly concerned over what others think. I know that I’m doing the right thing for my dog and at the end of the day, that is the only thing that matters.

  95. Kerri

    July 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I have a 2 year old Lhasa Apso who has disc issues and heart murmer. I’m thinking of getting a stroller. That way he can walk for 5-10 min then go in stroller ( exercise still but not over do it) I think it’s wrong to say this is rediculous for a injured dog to let them walk. Well they can only walk so far and my other dog needs longer walk as do I. My guy can’t do steps hardly now. He is a rescue and possibly came from a puppy mill. My other Lhasa is much older and more healthy but came from a family who took care of him . I wouldn’t trade my special guy for any other dog and am ok to make accomidations . 🙂

  96. Tina

    September 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    How much do dog strollers cost and where can I get one for my fur baby she is 6 months old she is a peke 7.5ponds

  97. Cooper's mom

    October 20, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    I bought mine at Amazon. My doctor allows him to come into his office in his stroller.

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    January 21, 2013 at 2:50 pm

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  100. Blue French Bulldogs

    February 18, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Those are some great tips and reasons, I can probably fit 5 of our Frenchies in there too! lol 🙂 thanks for the info

  101. Sue Huss

    February 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    I’ve used a stroller for years with my three dogs. One has lots of energy and can walk a lot further than her slightly overweight sister. I put her in the stroller and give her a break while I continue walking and then after a short distance I make her walk some more. This happens 3 or 4 times during our walk. Works great.
    If you want to save money just buy a regular child’s stroller at a garage sale. Take the front bar off and it works as good as those expensive dog strollers.

  102. Joey D-son

    June 9, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I have two mini doxies, and one has special needs – she’s not all there in the head, has a humped spine. Traffic noises terrify her, there’s concerns that walking on concrete could damage/hurt her legs or back, and it’s not good for her to be scrunched up and carried. She’s also very underweight due to her developmental problems, so I’m having to balance her having an energy-burnoff run with trying to fatten her up, whilst still making sure her sister gets all the exercise she needs. So, yesterday she got a stroller, and she LOVES it. She sticks her little face over the side, her ears flap with the breeze, and to her it’s like running down the street without the effort. I was concerned people would laugh and just think we were spoiling her, but people grin at her happy little face and anyone with curiosity will ask why she’s in a stroller, and they’re very understanding when told she’s special. I was hoping that having the other one trotting along beside us would deter thinking she’s spoiled, but oh well. It’s also easy enough to pop the other one in for crossing roads, going by another dog or where the path isn’t as secure as it needs to be (they’re VERY small and can get through the smallest of gaps into a field with sheep/cows/horses). We got the stroller second hand from a woman who has had a baby so obviously can’t push the dog and the child in separate strollers (so the dog (who is also special) is sitting in the shopping basket under the baby, which has been padded out). She says she used to put a blanket over the front – like people do to keep the sun away from babies – which can hide some embarrassment and she was able to go into shops/other public places without anyone batting an eye!

  103. Jai L. A.

    June 19, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I just ordered one for my 7 pound, 3 year old Maltese. She is very active and healthy and loves her walks…but when she is done, she is done and lies down, not to be budged lol. I normally then pick her up to carry her, but even 7 pounds can be heavy after a few blocks! We are taking her on vacation with us down the shore, where my daughters will be at a dance competition in a large convention center for the better part of the day. She will only be allowed in if she is in her long walks on the boardwalk would do her in without it. She just wants to be with her family. As to the person that said “dogs can walk”…perhaps you never noticed that most children start walking around the age of one, and stay in stroller until 4 or 5! Just because they CAN walk, doesn’t mean they should/could for miles, and doesn’t mean it is always the best thing to do. Have an open mind!

  104. tanya kristine

    October 27, 2013 at 9:54 am

    One more reason…you can take your pre-vaccinated puppy out without letting his feet touch the ground…


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