Friday, May 29, 2009 on Catster's Cat's Meow Blog

The Cat's Meow Blog is wrapping up their pet stroller week. The blog included some information about and from that you may find of interest. For example:
I know several cats who’ve gotten their strollers through, and they have raved about the personalized customer service, low prices and fast delivery, so I’m happy to recommend them. If you have any questions at all while you’re shopping for a stroller, just shoot them an email, and they’ll reply pronto. They’ll match any low price (with a few restrictions) and shipping is free.
Karen Nichols also interviewed Augie from, and here's what she shared:

Karen: What’s your best-selling stroller, Augie?
Augie: Our best selling stroller of the past year is the one that several cats you interviewed own: the Pet Gear AT3 It’s roomy, rugged, and convenient. We’ve sold 50% more of them than our next most popular pet stroller. The ratings we get from customers are absolutely terrific.

Karen: What’s the best value stroller you have for under $100?
Augie: The one that probably suits all cats and many dogs and is also the best overall value is the Pet Gear Happy Trails. We have it at $84.99 including shipping to the continental US, and at that price it’s a very nice, reliable, sturdy, functional pet stroller. It has many of the features of more expensive pet strollers, such as a parent tray, a large basket for toys and water, and it folds for easy storage. The Happy Trails is priced just $5 more than the least expensive pet strollers we offer, and it is definitely a better, roomier stroller for the money.

Karen also shared this important tip for pet stroller buyers:

Augie Ray at has this recommendation: “People always make the mistake of paying attention to the weight limits for a pet stroller but not the dimensions. The weight limits set the upper limits for frame of the pet stroller, but the dimensions are actually much more important. We advise people to measure their pets before ordering. One tip is to use tape or newspaper to recreate on the floor the length and width of a pet stroller’s pet compartment, which can help to determine how a cat or dog will fit.”

The Cat's Meow did a GREAT job of sharing information about pet strollers and tapping the knowledge of pet stroller owners. Check out their series of blog posts about pet stroller here:

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cinder the Sheltie loves her Special Edition Pet Stroller

A customer recently shared some praise for the pet stroller she purchased, along with some photos of her Sheltie, Cinder.

Here is what Ingrid had to say:

I had purchased a stroller in early March-- this is the first chance I have had to take pictures. Attached are pictures of my sheltie Cinder relaxing in the stroller. From the very beginning she LOVED it- she has arthritis really bad in one of her hind legs and it's been a couple of years since she's gone on a walk. Now we go on "walks" all the time and she's in her stroller, like a queen surveying her domain!! It's the best thing EVER!!

We're so glad Cinder loves her pet stroller! Here are the photos Ingrid shared of her dog in a Special Edition Pet Stroller.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Stroller Week at the Cat's Meow

Over on's blogs, the Cat's Meow blog is having Stroller Week, focusing on pet strollers! The first blog post is full of great information (and links to Just Pet Strollers)!

Karen Nichols writes:

I bought a pet stroller for Skeezix a couple of years ago, and am thrilled with the purchase. Skeezix LOVES strolling. He sits quietly and attentively, watching the neighborhood go by. Mao, my cranky Siamese, was not as thrilled with strollering at first, but once he got the hang of it, he really began to enjoy it. About half the time we take both cats out together. It’s funny to watch the two of them in the cabin — I swear, they jostle for control of the “front seat” just as young children would.
The blog includes photos of Skeezix and Mao in their Jeep Rubicon Pet Stroller from Pet Gear (although she notes that the Rubicon is a jogging stroller with a fixed front wheel, so if she were to do it again, she might consider a Pet Gear AT3 Pet Stroller with a rotating front wheel next time).

Watch The Cat's Meow for more pet stroller tips and info!

Crippled dog gets a pram

A heartbreaking but hopeful story comes from far away, out of Tasmania off of Australia. Cookie, a three-year-old shih tzu, was left without a single working leg after being rolled over by a car. He recently had one leg amputated and the remaining three are broken.

Luckily Cookie is on the mend, and his owner was happy to find a pet pram (or pet stroller) to help the dog get around. "When I went in (to buy the pram) I said 'I'm not trying to be Paris Hilton . . . I have a very injured little puppy'," Cookie's owner said.

We wish Cookie the best of luck in his recovery. To read more, check out The Mercury site. The article includes a photo of Cookie in his Happy Trails Plus Pet Stroller!

Discounts on the New DoggyRide Pet Strollers, Pet Joggers, Pet Bike Trailers

We just added a brand new line of pet strollers to the Just Pet Strollers Web site, and to celebrate were offering a special discount. This exciting line of pet strollers is very high quality. The DoggyRide pet stroller line was designed in Europe and has been growing in Europe and the U.S. for five years.

These new pet strollers are notable for several reasons:
  • They accommodate larger and heavier animals. The small (mini) holds pets up to 50 pounds. The medium-sized pet stroller (Original) accommodates pets up to 90 pounds. And the large pet pram (Novel) holds pets up to 120 pounds. (It is very important to note that a common mistake pet stroller purchasers make is to focus on the weight limit of a particular model and not the dimensions; please be sure your pet fits into the pet stroller compartment!)

  • These pet strollers can be ordered in one of two ways: As a pet stroller or as a pet jogger. The pet stroller comes with a rotating front wheel, making it easy to maneuver around corners. The pet jogger comes with a larger, fixed, non-rotating wheel, so it is perfect for higher speeds. Pet joggers can be more difficult to turn, so it's important to pick the right one for your needs.

  • The DoggyRide Pet Strollers are also great for those of you who want to bike with your pet. With the optional add-on bike trailer kit, each of these trailers can be quickly converted into a bike trailer so you can bicycle safely with your pet in tow!

The three new pet strollers are:

Our special introductory offer is this: Order a DoggyRide now through June 30, 2009 and use the code "drblog" to save 10% off any DoggyRide Pet Stroller. As always, shipping is free in the continental United States!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cat Enjoys Sun in Pet Stroller

One of the most common uses we hear for pet strollers is to permit cats to enjoy the out of doors safely. Instead of letting them roam free, which the Humane Society of the United States says is unsafe, people instead use pet strollers as a safe alternative to allow cats to enjoy sun, fresh air, and the outdoors.

Here is a photo shared by one of's customers, Gee Ekachai of Waukesha, WI. It is of her cat hanging out in his stroller on the patio.

Here is some additional information from the HSUS about the dangers of permitting cats to roam free outside:

Cats are America's most popular pets, but they are also the pets most likely to die prematurely from diseases, poisons, attacks by other animals, abuse by humans, or speeding vehicles. The reason is simple: Owners often don't realize that allowing their cat to roam outdoors can be a one-way ticket to trouble.

Millions of cats suffer and die because their owners give them free reign to roam the neighborhood. The vast majority of these owners aren't cruel or thoughtless; many love their animals as much as the rest of us. They just believe that cats are happiest outdoors.

Even cats in "safe" suburban neighborhoods can meet untimely fates and never return home. Fewer than 5% of "found" cats taken in by animal shelters are reunited with their families. That's why many shelters now require potential adopters to commit to keeping their cats safely confined and strongly recommend that cats wear collars and ID tags, and even be implanted with an identifying microchip.

To learn more, visit the HSUS's "Keep Your Cat Safe at Home" site.

Sunday, May 03, 2009 Wins "Best Pet Product of 2009" Honors for Expedition Pet Stroller

Fido Friendly magazine announced their Best Pet Products for 2009, and among them was the Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller. This product was submitted by, the nation's top site for pet stroller information and sales.

Including the Expedition Pet Stroller in their annual "Best Pet Products" list, Fido Friendly said:

"The Pet Gear Expedition Pet Stroller, a unique new pet stroller. Large enough for two pets, low to ground for easy entry. $199.99"

The Expedition Pet Stroller has many great features--too many for the magazine to mention. For example, it is one of the largest pet strollers on the market, able to accommodate large or heavy pets of up to 150 pounds. The pet stroller features a tether that attaches to your pet's collar or harness to keep him or her steady inside the pet stroller and to keep them secure when you use the pet stroller open/unzipped. The fabric is high-quality water-repellent 600 Denier nylon fabric, and the pet stroller folds flat for easy storage and transportation.

And, best of all, it is offered by Pet Gear, the premier maker of quality pet strollers, and, the first and best site to focus exclusively on pet strollers. has sold around 14,000 pet strollers and maintains a 98% customer satisfaction rating.

To celebrate the honor from Fido Friendly, is offering a special deal for May only. From now through 5/31/09, you can save $20 off the price of an Expedition Pet Stroller. Simply use this code at checkout: bestpetproduct

Pet Stroller Helps Two Dogs--One Older, One Younger

We received some helpful and thoughtful feedback from a Pet Stroller user. She shared how and why she and her dogs use a pet stroller.

The needs and uses for a pet stroller are as varied as are dogs, cats, and their human pet companions. (Some people call them "pet owners.") Here is another purpose to add to the list--how do you walk your dogs if one of them is older and another is younger? Here is one person's solution:

My dogs like to walk together but my older one can't walk as far. With a stroller I can walk them together and when the older one gets tired he can ride in the stroller. Also to get to the walking trails we have to pass a house with a vicious dog-we have already been attacked by it once-this way they can both ride enclosed in the stroller till we get to the trails and then I can safely take them out and start our walk.

If you ever find yourself asking "Why might I want a pet stroller?", click here for some of the many reasons people have given us for purchasing a pet stroller over the years.