Tuesday, September 27, 2005

AT3 Pet Stroller: Details and information

We recently put together our first AT3 Pet Stroller to give it a test run, and we were positively impressed. The AT3 is the largest of the pet strollers, accommodating pets up to 60 pounds. It is marketed as a combination jogging pet stroller and off-road pet stroller, and it is certainly the most rugged model available, so if you want to move fast or go over rougher terrain, the AT3 may be your best choice.

Here are some pluses and minuses of the new AT3 pet stroller:

AT3 Pet Stroller Benefits:

  • Big 11" wheels--great for jogging or dealing with rough sidewalks and trails.
  • Foldable--easy one-button folding for storage and transport.
  • Enormous capacity--can handle a 60-pound pet, the largest pet stroller available.
  • Front wheel lockable and removable--the front wheel can be removed for storage and transport, and when in use you can either lock the wheel straight ahead (great for speed) or allow it to swivel (great for maneuverability).
  • Rain and wind cover--protect your pet from the elements with a rain and wind cover that completely surrounds the stroller while still providing windows so your pet can see.
  • Storage--the AT3 pet stroller's parent tray on the handles and large mesh basket underneath provides plenty of carrying ability.
  • Brakes--Very solid brake mechanism that locks the rear wheels in place.
  • Other AT3 benefits include shock absorbers on the rear tires, water-repellant nylon, and three-wheel design for stability while jogging or heading over turf or light trails.

AT3 Pet Stroller Drawback:

One has to look hard for a minus, but if I had to mention one it might be that the AT3 takes 30 to 45 minutes to put together the first time you use it. Once it is constructed, the AT3 is terrific--sturdy, safe, and foldable--but putting it together requires a screwdriver and some time. Well worth it, if you're looking for a pet stroller this large or this rugged!

You can find more details and images about the AT3 all-terrain pet stroller on our site:


Let us know if you have any questions.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Pet Stroller Sizes: Which is right for me?

When selecting a pet stroller, you'll often see a weight limit listed for each stroller, but you should not merely go by weight alone! Be sure to check the size of stroller (the compartment) and compare this to your pet to make sure your dog, cat, or other pet will be comfortable in the stroller.

Our return rate is very low for the pet strollers we sell, but we have seen a couple Walk 'n Roll strollers returned by customers who found it was a bit tight for their pets. This is not a criticism of the Walk 'N Roll--it's a fine stroller for the right pet--but you need to check out the measurements and not just the weight to make sure the Walk 'n Roll (or any other stroller) is the right model for you and your pet.

Below is a chart with some weight limits and measurements for different pet strollers. Also, note the picture below, which feature Te-Shi, a 15-pound Shiba Inu, in three different strollers. You can see how the Walk 'n Roll is not the best fit for this fifteen-pound dog, while the Happy Trails Pet Stroller and AT3 Pet Stroller provide a more comfortable ride for Te-Shi.

AT3 Pet Stroller: 28" L x 14.5" W x 22.5" H
Kittywalk SUV*: 31" L x 16" W x 20" H
Kittywalk Normal*: 26" L x 14" W x 17" H
Happy Trails & Happy Trails PLUS: 24" L x 12" W x 21" H
Walk 'n Roll Pet Stroller: 19.5" L x 10" W x 12" H

* Kittywalk dimensions include both the netted portion and the privacy tent.

Thursday, September 15, 2005

Another happy pet stroller customer

Wanted to share some positive feedback and pictures we received from a customer:
The stoller arrived today and my english bulldog puppy( Miss Cookie) Loves it! Thanks a million for the fast delivery and caring customer support! All the best. From a proud Army wifey

Thanks for sharing the pictures and the comments. Glad your puppy and you are enjoying the pet stroller!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Use Caution on Auction Sites

Late last week we got word from one of our pet stroller suppliers that some sellers on auction sites had stolen images of a stroller off the supplier's site, altered the color, and were auctioning cheap stroller rip-offs as being of equal quality. Our supplier found out about this when it started to receive complaints that strollers didn't match the pictures and about poor quality.

I'm sure it always goes without saying for any product--not just pet strollers--but be cautious about purchasing on auction sites. Always make sure you know the seller, check out the return policy, and look for ratings that help you know you can trust the seller. Of course, the same is true of any e-commerce Web site you find--always be sure you're dealing with a site that's trustworthy!

On our pet stroller site, we post actual customer comments and have posted clearly defined return policies. We've sold over 1,000 pet strollers, and out of 170 ratings we've been given by actual purchasers, 88% have rated us "Excellent" and 11% have rates us "Good!" (Don't mean to brag, but we're proud of our ratings!)