The motivation to get outside and an exercise often comes when you look into your dog’s eyes. There is nothing better than having a partner while walking, running or biking. Many large dogs aren’t able to make that long run or walk, due to age or injury, but still want to come along. DoggyRide, PetEgo, and Solvit each make a pet cabin that you can use as a bike trailer or as a stroller. You can purchase all three as just a pet bike trailer and add on the stroller kit. Doggyride has the option to buy only the stroller or only the bike trailer.
All three trailers ride on air-filled tires. This is desired in a bike trailer because the air-filled tires will do a good job of gripping the ground and keeping the trailer steady while in motion. All three have cabins that fold easily and the tires quickly release to come off the cabin. Solvit has a Medium and Large size and the large will hold 110 pounds. Doggyride Novel comes in two colors and has the option to choose a regular stroller kit or the jogger wheel. PetEgo Comfort Wagon has a Medium and Large Size and can carry 165 pounds.
The fashionable PetZip Mochi Pet Stroller has a detachable carrier (22″L x 12.5″W x 14″H) with an adjustable strap for shoulder carrying. The fabric on the carrier can be either pink or beige with polka dots. The fabric is easily spot cleaned when necessary. This carrier is secured to the frame with velcro straps on the bottom. This stroller can hold up to 20 pounds of pet. This stroller weighs 16 pounds and folds flat for easy storage.
It is very common for people to experience periods of loneliness in life. Studies have shown that one-quarter of all adults experience painful loneliness every few weeks, and the incidence in adolescents and college students is even higher. Loneliness can be defined as:
Being alone and you don’t choose to be by yourself
Not having attachments that you may have had in the past
Finding yourself in an unfamiliar situation; like a new city or a new job
Feeling as though you have no one with which to share experiences or problems
Having a poor perception of yourself as not being capable of engaging in relationships with others
Feeling lonely does not mean you have a flaw in your personality. It should not be viewed as a situation that cannot be changed. It is important to realize that you have some control over your level of loneliness. Being socially connected is an important concept as it is central to a person’s overall sense of well-being. National studies have concluded that having a strong social connectedness (e.g. to a neighborhood or larger community) and healthy relationships, leads to a higher quality of life and a greater ability to contribute to the health of the community. Being socially isolated long-term can lead to mental and physical health problems.
Many people turn to pets when they feel lonely or isolated. Pets provide a sense of responsibility and purposefulness. Pets, especially dogs, encourage you to develop an exercise routine, which then leads to a greater chance of being social. Walking a dog invites other people to stop and pet your dog and then have a conversation with you. There is also a tremendous sense of comfort that comes with a pet relationship. Petting an animal has been proven to reduce stress levels in people, and to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Owning and taking care of a pet is one way to reduce feelings of loneliness.
There are many dog strollers on the market, but DoggyRide is a leader in the safety, comfort and versatility of their dog trailers and dog strollers.
Their most innovative feature is the wheel alignment system that is found on the Original and Novel Dog Jogger-Strollers. These two strollers, which can carry 100 lbs and 110 lbs respectively, are rated as the best strollers for dogs over 45 pounds. When jogging with your dog, strollers tend to veer, especially if your dog shifts his weight inside the cabin. The wheel alignment system adjusts for that movement and keeps your stroller traveling straight. The Dog Jogger-Stroller has a 12 inch front wheel that can swivel or lock into place. DoggyRide is the only company to offer the wheel alignment feature!
The Dog Jogger-Stroller has 20 inch air-filled rear tires for a smooth ride. The tires easily release and the cabin folds for convenient storage. This stroller is suitable for any dog, but it caters to the older, larger and disabled dog with it’s low center of gravity and accessible point of entry.
There are two options for the jogger-stroller, the Original and the Novel. The main difference between the strollers is the Novel is constructed of a lightweight, aluminum alloy frame that is of a higher quality than the Original.
Below are several reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars Doggie Ride, July 8, 2012
This review is from: DoggyRide Original Dog Jogger-Stroller -Urban Red- DRORJS09-RD (Misc.)
We absolutely love the Doggie Ride. It took about 4 or 5 times for our dog to get the hang of getting in and out of it. She was a bit shy about climbing into it at first. Now she loves it. This is extremely well made. Everything is collapsable or removable with simple buttons or levers or pins. This thing could not have been better designed. The wheels pop off in an instant with the push of a button. The front wheel comes off by simply pulling a lever. The handle is removed by pulling two pins, and the cabin collapses by pulling one pin and dropping a cross bar. So if space is an issue, you could have the entire stroller collapsed and put away in less than one minute. We have been using ours for about a month now and could not be happier with our purchase.
I did quite a bit of research before choosing this stroller. If you want a extremely well made, sturdy, easy to use, top of the line stroller, this is the one to get.
I just got this stroller/jogger yesterday…absolutely love the product. I have an English bulldog and she loves it. Rides really smooth, easy to assemble, I also got the bed that comes with it and it fits perfectly. This is ideal if you want to take your pup with you to fairs, parades, amusement parks etc. Its collapsable too. Speedy delivery too!!! Thanks again!
Excellent Choice for Injured Dog
I used the stroller for my PitBull 65# that had torn both hind cruciates. It gave me an opportunity to keep her included in our active lifestyle. We used it while waiting for surgery and convalesing for months afterwards. The stroller is designed for big dogs with large tires that gave her a comfortable ride. It turns easily for one-handed pushing, and is easy to collapse and take with you. This purchase made a huge difference in my dogs recovery as she did not have to wait at home for months in a crate by herself.
The Novel Stroller is made very nicely, lots of attention to detail such as velcro fasteners for the clear plastic (for when it rains) covering the opening, ability to clip the harness or collar into the stroller for safety, and additional storage in the back of the stroller secured with a pocket and also a place for a water bottle. Looks sturdy and well-made.
We see the words “Denier 600 fabric” on many of the dog and cat strollers on the market, but what does that mean?
Denier, nylon and polyester, is a unit of measuring the weight of a thinly spun fiber. It tells us how durable the material is, and also the fineness of natural and synthetic fiber filaments and yarns. The higher the Denier number the thicker and tighter the weave of the fabric, while a lower Denier indicates a finer, more loosely woven, fabric.
So if you were buying a neck scarf then you would look for a lower Denier number because loosely spun fibers tend to make the scarf softer to the touch. However, you might want an outdoor tent, or a piece of luggage with a higher Denier number because the tighter weave makes it more durable.
For pet strollers, a higher Denier number means the fabric can be easily spot cleaned with a wet rag, and that it is more resistant to tears from pet claws. Dirty paw prints are likely to end up on the inside of your stroller compartment and it’s convenient to quickly wipe the stains after use.
The ultimate pet travel stroller system comes to us from PetEgo. PetEgo was created in 2004 as a combination of three companies: United Pets, La Cinopelca and EGR. They are located in Chicago, IL and manufacture all things pet: travel products, sleeping items, strollers, apparel, leashes and more!
Pet Ego makes several truly classy pet strollers, and the Quadro Stroller System is one example. It begins with the lightweight aluminum stroller frame, then you add on the other components. The dimensions of this easily maneuverable stroller are: 29” H x 32” W x 36” D. With one hand you can swiftly make your way through narrow aisles or crowded streets. The Quadro is meant to carry one or two Pod ILove carriers or Pod ILove baskets and a maximum of 15 pounds. If you choose to use two carriers, be sure to evenly distribute the weight of your pet and/or purchases between them.
The Pod ILove carrier is a versatile stroller and bike carrier, car seat and shoulder carrier. The Pod ILove basket can be connected to the stroller or bike, or used as a shoulder carrier. The Quadro stroller frame comes with one frame clip and any additional clips can be purchased separately. These clips securely attach the Pod ILove basket and/or carrier to the stroller frame. There is a separate bicycle connection that allows you to attach the basket or carrier to the handle bars of just about any bicycle.