Wednesday, April 30, 2008 surpasses 11,000 pet strollers sold, offers discount code

This is how things happen when you own a small business: You think you are on top of small details, and then you get surprised when you find the time to do a little research.

On our Web site,, we've been claiming "over 8,000 pet strollers sold," and we thought we were still coming up on 10,000. We were looking forward to celebrating when we hit the big number.

Well, we just checked our records and found we've sold 11,475 pet strollers! My wife and I are proud we hit that figure, but we're a little disappointed we missed out on our celebration.

If that sounds like a lot for a small business, perhaps it is, but we run our physical and online stores with just one full-time person and several part-timers. We run a tight ship, but we still find we can get our pet stroller orders out within a business day almost all the time. (Customers always comment on how quickly they receive the pet strollers they order.)

Even if we missed the 10,000th sale, we'll still celebrate a little. Here's a code for you to use on our site to save $10 on any pet stroller over $100. The coupon is only valid through June 1, 2008. The code is:
As long as we're bragging, we're also proud of our customer ratings. To date we've received 535 ratings, and 485 of these have been Excellent! Another 40 were Good. (We've had just 10 ratings that weren't Excellent or Good--we try to make everyone happy, but you know how hard that is to accomplish all the time.)

We, we hope you'll visit our online pet stroller store, use the discount code, and help push us over 12,000 pet strollers. Maybe we'll pay more attention and will celebrate when we hit that milestone!

Thank You,
Augie and Geri Ray
Owners, and Metropawlis Pet Boutique

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Pet Stroller at an Auction

The West Virginia Bluefield Daily Telegraph mentions a pet stroller in an article about their annual auction to benefit the Newspapers in Education program. One woman bid on and won a pet stroller for her puppies. “I didn’t even know they made pet strollers,” she said.

Well, she'd know about them if she visited this blog!

Enjoy the entire article!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Pink Poodle in a Pink Pet Stroller

This article isn't about pet strollers, but it mentions one--and you may find the article thought provoking.

Joy Douglas, of Boulder, CO, died her toy poodle's fur pink. Cici's dye job was accomplished using pureed organic beets and egg whites massaged into her white coat while she basked under a heat lamp. Joy does this so that Cici can be a 10-pound advertisement for breast cancer awareness.

But the city of Boulder and Humane Society of Boulder Valley disagrees, and Joy now faces a $1,000 fine and 90 days in jail. Turns out there's a 30-year-old ordinance forbidding the dyeing or coloring of rabbits, fowl or other animals. The nearly law intended to prevent Easter-time trade in baby rabbits, chicks and ducks colored with dyes.

Since the story broke, Joy has received some support and donations for a breast cancer fund. One donor gave her a hot-pink pet stroller. "Cici spends her days lolling in it, chewing on a hair clip and yipping in warning when another of her dogs, Pierre the Yorkie, tries to join her."

If you're interested in reading more, check out the article on