Sunday, January 22, 2006

Will my cat claw through the netting on a pet stroller?

Some months ago we were asked about whether a pet could chew through the netting on a pet stroller. Our response was, "Most of the pet strollers have such a fine netting that it really wouldn't be possible for a cat or dog to chew through it. And the pet strollers that have wider netting (such as the Kittywalk line) are constructed from durable nylon netting, so it's tough to imagine a pet biting through."

Today we received a question about whether a cat could claw through the netting, and our answer is the same--it's tough to imagine that could possibly happen. We've sold thousands of pet strollers, and we've never once heard of a cat (or dog) getting through the netting.

Hopefully that answers the question! If you have any other questions about pet strollers, please feel free to post it here or call or e-mail us.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Tested a pet stroller and had to get one for herself

Every now and then we'll get a call or e-mail from someone who is concerned that their cat or dog won't enjoy being in a stroller. We always tell people that our return is extremely low (less than 1%) and that the praise we hear from customers indicates the vast majority of pets either take to their stroller right away or adjust quickly.

Here's a message we received from Patricia, who is purchasing her own pet stroller after giving another one a try with her cats:
I ordered this stroller as a gift for my mother, who absolutely loves walking her dog in it and tells me she is able to walk much farther now with the support it offers her. Of course, before I presented it to her, I had to give it a whirl with my three cats. And now we must have one of our own. Great product! And great service, too! We are spreading the word!

Thanks Patricia! And if anyone else has comments, concerns, or questions, please do not hesitate to post them here or to contact us directly at

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Pandora loves her pet stroller (and on the radio)

We got a great compliment and some nice photos of Pandora, an 8-year-old shih-tzu. KC sent us this message:
She thought this was the greatest thing that has ever happened! The second she got in there she laid down and just rode around like she was a queen! Then when I brought it in the house, she wanted to get in it again! She is too funny!!

KC is a DJ on the Coyote, 97.3 FM, KWEY in Oklahoma. She interviewed Augie Ray, co-owner of and Metropawlis Pet Boutique about pet strollers, their uses, and which are the most popular pet stroller models. You can listen to the interview by clicking on the MP3 or WMA links at

Why use a Pet Stroller?

We've been maintaining a running list of uses for a pet stroller, and we update it as more customers share their experiences. So, here is the latest and greatest version of all the purposes for a pet stroller. (If you have your own, please let us know!)
  • Is your cat feeling left out? (NEW): We heard from one customer with a cat and dog who always felt bad leaving her cat at home when she took her dog for a walk. The two animals are pals, but she never felt she could safely take her cat out on walks. Now with the pet stroller, the cat climbs right in and she can enjoy strolls with both pets!
  • Pets at work: One customer takes her cat to work. The stroller makes it easy to do and provides the pet a safe and quiet place to retreat.
  • Older humans: We mention below that pet strollers are great for older pets who aren't as mobile as they used to be, but one customer reports the stroller is great for her 83-years-old mother: She can walk the pet and has something on which to lean as she gets around.
  • Weather emergencies: One customer said the pet stroller was great during a recent weather warning. With warnings sounding, she got her pet into the stroller. Luckily, she didn't need to move to shelter, but with her pet in the stroller and items (snacks, radio, etc.) in the pockets, she was ready if she needed to take cover.
  • Older pets: We had one customer thanked us profusely for her "brand new dog." Seems her older pooch was getting exhausted on his walk to the dog park, so once he got there the dog was too pooped to play. Now, the dog is walked to the dog park and "explodes" from the pet stroller ready to play!
  • Longer walks: One customer enjoyed exercise from long walks but her new pug was tiring out so she had to cut her usual distance in half. Now with the dog stroller, she can walk her pug until he poops out, then continue her long walks with him resting in the stroller!
  • Multiple dogs: One customer has three Yorkies and found life was much easier when they were in the stroller so they couldn't run in 3 different directions! She says, "They love it! " For multiple dogs, check out the AT3 All Terrain Pet Stroller or one of the Kittywalk SUV models.
  • Trips to the vet: I never thought of this, but she's right: One customer thinks her stroller keeps her pet safer and healthier at the vet's office. "I don't have to worry about them being on the floor with germs from other sick animals. After all, that's why most animals are at the vets."
  • Traveling: One customer who took a lot of driving trips especially liked the Kittywalk model, which includes a detachable carrier and collapsible frame--this allowed her to keep her pet secure while in the car and easily roll the pet into pet-friendly hotels.
  • Alternative to pet carriers: Rather than using a heavy carrier, some customers find it much easier to use a pet stroller (which really is just a rolling pet carrier).
  • Cats: Cats can be tough to walk on leashes--if you don't get them into harnesses at a young age, some cats will never adjust to a harness. A cat stroller is a great way for cats to get some fresh air.
  • Ice & salt in winter: A northerner reported her dogs paws were taking a beating on the ice and salt, so she purchased a pet stroller to get her dog to the parks where they can play in the snow safely.
  • Festivals: One couple liked to walk their dog to local festivals, but between the crowds, noise, and other aggressive animals, they found it stressful rather than relaxing. With the pet stroller, they keep their small dog safe and the pooch still enjoys getting some fresh air.
  • Jogging: One athletic customer reported using the pet stroller while jogging. Check out the AT3 Jogging Pet Stroller.
  • Boaters: A boater said she loved using the stroller to get her dog onto the boat safely since her pet didn't enjoy walking on the docks.
  • Injuries: Animals with certain types of injuries cannot be walked for long distances but still want to get outdoors.
  • Safety: We have customers in large cities who use a stroller to get their dogs to parks--the stroller keeps them safe on congested urban streets.
  • Aggressive dogs: Another customer had a dog that could get aggressive, so walking him in the dog stroller helped to keep him calm (and other dogs safe.)
  • Pocket dogs: Some small dogs cannot be walked very far, so customers find they can get all the way to the dog park and back if they use a pet stroller.
  • More quality time: One customer shared that the stroller simply gave her more quality time with her pet. Using the stroller, she could take her dog more places than she could've otherwise, so she and her pet were enjoying more time together.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Yorkies love their pet stroller

We received a nice message and photo from a happy customer and wanted to share it:

I just wanted to tell you how much I love the pet stroller. Enclosed you can tell my Yorkies loves their first day’s ride as well.

Thanks Debbie! Glad they love it! (And if any of you visitors have comments or photos on pet strollers, please send them our way!)