Saturday, October 24, 2009

Martha Stewart and Pet Strollers

The Examiner notes that Martha Stewart is launching a pet care line. (She is launching the line at a big box store, which is a bit disappointing considering Ms. Stewart's Do-It-Yourself approach--what about the many smaller, homey boutiques, Martha?)

Erin Cunningham of The Examiner had a suggestion for Martha's new product line--a pet stroller! Says Erin:
Not really a necessary product, but a fun one. While most dogs should be walking as opposed to riding in a stroller, pet strollers are a great, safe way to let your cat explore the outdoors. Although you may be skeptical of this idea for cats at first, some cats absolutely love riding in these strollers. Definitely a luxury for pet owners, maybe Martha will consider adding pet strollers to her line.

We agree with Erin, although I would point there are many reasonable purposes for dogs to use a pet stroller--older dogs and injured dog, for example. Also, people with smaller dogs who want to take longer walks and jogs can use a pet stroller--their dogs can walk for a while, and then stroller the rest of the way.

What would a Martha Stewart pet stroller look like? I'm thinking it would be made of branches from trees from the backyard, hand-made twine, and fabric rescued from old pillows! :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Nice Consumer Compliment for a Happy Trails Plus Pet Stroller

Nancy purchased a pink Happy Trails Plus Pet Stroller from us and sent us this nice message:

I just had to write and tell you how much I love my new pet stroller. I ordered it one day and it arrived the very next day. So very easy to put it together. I told my son he would be proud of me. I took Jozie, my four pound Yorkie, for a ride around the inside of the house. We haven’t been outside yet. She seemed to really like it and I am sure she will like it even more when she tires on our walks. Like I have told people, it is nicer than my childrens’ strollers.

Thanks again for your wonderful stroller and speedy delivery.

Thanks Nancy!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Another Great Pic of a Dog in a Pet Stroller

I found this over on Flickr and was given permission to share it by Madeline68. This is Nicky in a Happy Trails Pet Stroller. Madeline says, "This is actually a pet stroller that Nicky has and uses when we go on vacation so I could bring him in the stores etc. It is great and also comes in handy when we go on our long walks and he is just too tired to walk back. Otherwise I end up carrying him! Great especially in the summer ... very handy! Anyway, this is a picture from Virginia with him in it."

To see the shot and comments on Flicker, click here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Cats Getting Sun in a Pet Stroller

No sooner did I post about a Twitpic of a cat in a stroller than a customer and friend of ours posted her own photo to Twitpic. @fvrythingpr purchased her pet stroller so her cats can enjoy some fresh air and sun from the safety of the stroller. She posted her picture just today with the comment, "My cats enjoying the sun in a pet stroller from @metropawlis." (Metropawlis is the Milwaukee store associated with

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Pet strollers are a great way to keep your pets safe!

If you have any photos to share, please feel free to post a comment here or send a tweet to @petstroller on Twitter.

The pet stroller in this photo is the Original Kittywalk Pet Stroller.

A Lovely Twitter Picture of a Cat in a Pet Stroller

We ran across a very nice shot of a cat in a pet stroller posted on Twitter via TwitPic. The shot was posted by @MrBasilCat, who said, "First pet stroller outing of the year! I loves my stroller ^..^".

First pet stroller outing of the year! I loves my stroller ^..^ on Twitpic

MrBasilCat is a cat with his own Twitter account. He describes himself as a "Cool tuxedo tomcat, lover of tasty morsels, lovely ladies, and fuzzy blankets." The account is maintined by the cat's human companion, @Mermaidmoon.

Speaking of Twitter, has its own Twitter account where you will find some occasional pet tweets and special deals. You'll find our Twitter profile at @petstroller.

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Huge Thanks" for a Happy Trails Plus Pet Stroller

We received a very nice email from a woman whose 13-year-old Chihuahua, Ren, was diagnosed with a rare blood disease that can prevent dogs from getting around. She ordered the Happy Trails PLUS Pink Pet Stroller and found it perfect for her and Ren's needs:
I went ahead and ordered that Happy Trails pink stroller. I was so impressed when it arrived. The quality was impeccable. I placed Ren in the stroller and she immediately laid down and found total comfort... Just because she is slightly immobile, she can still enjoy the getting outside and being with her owners. I am also thankful for the security that the stroller offers. When she is in the stroller and zipped up, I do not have to worry about other animals or insects getting to her.

I want to personally give you and your company a huge thanks!!!

Sue even made a few modifications to the pet stroller, such as "covers" that attach with Velcro for both the front and back mesh areas. This allows her to take Ren places where people might be disturbed seeing a pet in a pet stroller.

Sue ended her note, "God bless you and again thank you." Actually Sue, we want to send our blessings to Ren--we hope she continues to do well with her disorder and will enjoy the pet stroller for a long time to come!

Here's a photo of Sue, Ren, and their Happy Trails Plus Pink Pet Stroller.

Friday, May 29, 2009 on Catster's Cat's Meow Blog

The Cat's Meow Blog is wrapping up their pet stroller week. The blog included some information about and from that you may find of interest. For example:
I know several cats who’ve gotten their strollers through, and they have raved about the personalized customer service, low prices and fast delivery, so I’m happy to recommend them. If you have any questions at all while you’re shopping for a stroller, just shoot them an email, and they’ll reply pronto. They’ll match any low price (with a few restrictions) and shipping is free.
Karen Nichols also interviewed Augie from, and here's what she shared:

Karen: What’s your best-selling stroller, Augie?
Augie: Our best selling stroller of the past year is the one that several cats you interviewed own: the Pet Gear AT3 It’s roomy, rugged, and convenient. We’ve sold 50% more of them than our next most popular pet stroller. The ratings we get from customers are absolutely terrific.

Karen: What’s the best value stroller you have for under $100?
Augie: The one that probably suits all cats and many dogs and is also the best overall value is the Pet Gear Happy Trails. We have it at $84.99 including shipping to the continental US, and at that price it’s a very nice, reliable, sturdy, functional pet stroller. It has many of the features of more expensive pet strollers, such as a parent tray, a large basket for toys and water, and it folds for easy storage. The Happy Trails is priced just $5 more than the least expensive pet strollers we offer, and it is definitely a better, roomier stroller for the money.

Karen also shared this important tip for pet stroller buyers:

Augie Ray at has this recommendation: “People always make the mistake of paying attention to the weight limits for a pet stroller but not the dimensions. The weight limits set the upper limits for frame of the pet stroller, but the dimensions are actually much more important. We advise people to measure their pets before ordering. One tip is to use tape or newspaper to recreate on the floor the length and width of a pet stroller’s pet compartment, which can help to determine how a cat or dog will fit.”

The Cat's Meow did a GREAT job of sharing information about pet strollers and tapping the knowledge of pet stroller owners. Check out their series of blog posts about pet stroller here: