Tuesday, December 25, 2007

My PetIsCool.com recommends Pet Gear Travel System

MyPetIsCool.com likes the Pet Gear Travel System Pet Stroller. They say it is "Ideal for taking your pet with you wherever you go" and is a "stylish pet stroller."

The site notes that the combination pet stroller/shoulder pet carrier/pet car seat is, "Ideal for all of us who are easily annoyed by having too many things laying around."

The review ends, "it features everything you and your little friend might need including an interior safety leash to keep the little guy/girl safe, a front and a top entrance and a waterproof nylon fabric body. More at Just Pet Strollers."

Read the whole article here.

Top ten pampered pooch gifts

Merry Christmas! We hope you and your pets are enjoying the safest and happiest of holiday seasons! (Watch the holiday ribbon--we don't want any pets to end up in the emergency room today because they chewed on the wrong thing this Christmas.)

It's a little late for the holiday season (and on the opposite side of the world), but New Zealand's Fairfax New Zealand Ltd included pet strollers on their list of "Top ten pampered pooch gifts."

The article from Reuters says "Spending that would once have seemed extravagant, such as on doggy day cares, pet cemeteries and dog strollers, have become commonplace with Americans estimated to spend about $US48 billion on pets in 2007 - nearly twice the amount of a decade ago, according to consumer research company Packaged Facts." (We love our pets! What can we say?)

Number five on its list is the "All terrain dog stroller." Says the article, "Why walk when you can ride? A range of dog strollers are now on the market with price ranging widely, and including more and more snazzy versions, such as the $US400 stroller/bike trailer with optional ski attachment. Available at justpetstrollers.com."

Of course, we take offense at the idea that pet strollers replace walking for your pet. We know people say that sort of thing when they don't take a moment to consider how a pet stroller may be appropriate for older or injured pets or for people who want to safely take their pets with them to places other than a park or down the street; still, it's nice to see pet strollers getting this kind of recognition from an organization such as Reuters (and all the way from New Zealand, no less!)

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Pet Strollers North of the Border

The Toronto Star has an article and nice video about pet strollers. The article focuses on the Pet Gear Happy Trails Pet Stroller. But get this--the article says it is going for $199! At JustPetStrollers.com, the same dog stroller goes for less than $80!

Of course, JustPetStrollers doesn't ship to Canada (yet), but it's still a shame to pay more than double!

According to The Star, "Dog strollers are the newest trend to hit the streets of Toronto." They mention several reasons for purchasing a pet stroller, including:
  • Nasty weather. "People don't want to drag their perfectly coiffed dogs through the slush. And the salt can sting their paws. I've seen dogs roll over on their side because they don't want to walk," says a pet boutique owner.
  • Older dogs
  • Dogs with hip ailments
  • Biking
Check out the article at TheStar.com.