Sunday, June 22, 2008

Using a Pet Stroller for Benefit Pet Walks

We've found that the reasons people purchase pet strollers are almost as varied as the people and pets who use them. From time to time, we share a new pet stroller purpose that someone shares or we run across on the Internet, and here's one so obvious I'm surprised it's never come up before: A pet stroller makes a great and safe way for smaller pets to participate in charity pet walks.

We saw this post for the "Paws and Claws" benefit walk in Pittsburgh to benefit Orphans of the Storm. Their rule is that "All pets must be on a leash or in a pet stroller." We think this is an excellent use of pet strollers to enhance the lives of people and their pets and to keep dogs safe from other aggressive animals. (Or if your dog is aggressive, a pet stroller is an excellent way to keep them away from other pooches at a big event like this.)

We would've promoted the event here in advance, but alas the post was made on the same day as the event (which happened yesterday). We hope all of the dogs and humans had a great time!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Pet Strollers in Michigan ("Everything Michigan") included an article from by Brenda Brissette Mata who asks, "What's the craziest thing you bought for your pet?"

Brenda met a couple who transport their little dog, Randy, around in a doggy stroller. She said, "Randy loved it, when he got tired of walking, he'd just jump in and ride for awhile. For Randy, the pet stroller meant he could go with his owners inside stores and restaurants, as long as he was quiet and zipped up inside."

We're thrilled she included a link to in her article!

Of course, we don't think a pet stroller is crazy. If you want to share your thoughts on your pet stroller or have a "crazy" pet product to share, visit

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Pet Strollers: Safety and Convenience in Emergencies

We've had customers tell us how handy their pet strollers were in difficult times, but we got to experience this ourselves this weekend. The Midwest has been suffering through some severe storms, and here in Milwaukee we had tornado warnings on two days over the weekend.

In the old days, we would've had to cram our cat into a carrier, bounce him around as evacuated to the basement of our condo building, and then left him in the tight quarters until returning to our home. But, things were different because we have a Jeep Wrangler Pet Stroller.

When the tornado sirens sounded, Geri and I zipped our finicky cat in the safety of his pet stroller. We were able to grab a couple sodas on the way out of our condo and placed them in the stroller's parent tray. We rolled Sassy to the elevator and got him and us down to the basement with ease. And, since we were stuck for 45 minutes waiting for the storm to pass, Sassy was comfortable in his pet stroller--he could lay down, stand up, and peer out the front and back of the pet stroller, which made his wait in the basement much more pleasant.

Sassy, we, and our condo are all fine. Unfortunately, the repeated storms have left quite a bit of flooding in our city. Hopefully, the weather will turn better and allow people to dry out soon!

It's nice to know that if and when we need to get our cat to safety, we can do so quickly and easily with our pet stroller!