Take your small dog (45 pounds or less) on a bike ride or on a long walk with the Croozer Mini. The Croozer Mini is a pet trailer and a stroller. When you order the Croozer, you will receive all the necessary parts to make the cabin either a bike trailer or a stroller. This is unusal, as many pet trailers require you to purchase the stroller kit separately. The cabin folds flat for storage and also will serve as a crate for your dog in the car, minus the wheels. The cabin floor space measues: 24″L x 21″W x 22″H.
What? Who would ever think a big dog would need a stroller? After talking with many people at an animal shelter fundraiser this weekend, that was the question most often asked. So many people are active with their pets and/or avid exercisers that a pet stroller would never come up on the radar.
A big revelation for people was the bicycle trailer for pets. Long bike rides are hard on the paws of the dog that is running beside you. A bike trailer allows you to keep on riding and rest you weary dog. The same goes for the runners. Some dogs will run all day, but many need some rest. Whether overheated, irritated paw pads, or just plain old tired, a little riding is a blessing.
Doggyride makes the perfect stroller for the avid runner. The Original and Novel Jogger-Strollers have a wheel alignment system that keeps the stroller from veering to one side or the other. It is not difficult to calibrate and is very helpful if you have a dog that likes to change positions a lot!
Doggyride uses the same stable cabin for the pet bike trailers. With little effort, you attach the bike trailer to your rear wheel and load up.
There are several reasons to lead you to buy a pet stroller for your big dog. One reason is that your big dog is older and less mobile. Although these dogs still need their exercise, they may only be able to run or walk short distances before needing a break.
A second reason is an injury to your big dog. This is surely a temporary set back, but a pet stroller can be part of the rehabilitation program for your dog. Enjoying the outdoors is a much better option than lying in the house for 6-8 weeks.
A third reason is that you, the owner, are getting older, have an injury, or had surgery. Walking your big dog on a leash might not be feasible for long periods and a pet stroller will ease the strain.
Dogs enjoy the outdoor experience, and there is nothing better than spending time outside as long as possible. A pet stroller will give your big dog a break, or you, while you keep on moving.
Knowing the personality of your pet will make it easier to choose the right stroller. Frequently people say, “My dog likes to stand up and put his front paws on the edge of the cabin” or “My cat lays down in the stroller so she needs to be able to see out at a lower point.” Some strollers have a compartment that is firm and looks more like a basket while others have fabric and mesh that encompasses the front part of the stroller.
For example, the Pet Gear AT3 and Special Edition strollers have the ability to close up the cabin with a zipper. Your pet has a great view all around him because of the mesh windows.
The PetZip Sports XL and Deluxe 3 in 1 strollers have more of a container-type of cabin so your pet can perch if he likes to do that.
Kyjen’s Outward Hound stroller has a cabin with one foot tall, firm sides.
PetEgo’s Quadro stroller that fits the Pod ILove has a firm basket-style cabin, whereas the Sport Trike, which can utilize the Sport Wagon Bag, has a fabric covering the cabin.
KittyWalk’s strollers are designed more for containment than for your pet being able to poke his head out of the top or side. However, KittyWalk strollers have a 360 degree view and soft fabric sides so your pet won’t miss a thing.
One type of cabin is not superior to any other because it comes down to preference. Some people like the comfort of knowing that their pet is secure inside a zippered fabric and mesh cabin. Others just decide to tether their pet inside the cabin and let them stick their head out of the stroller.
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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.
Just like people, dogs are happy when they get to experience the freedom and freshness of the outdoors. Dogs get to run, find new scents, and feel the cool ground under their feet. What about if your dog is injured, like he has a broken leg, an injured tendon or a lacerated paw pad? Likewise, what if your dog is older and is less able to ambulate, or if he has hip dysplasia and too much activity is painful to him?
There is a solution for injured and older animals to still be able to enjoy those long walks of the past. If you have a small dog, then carrying him is an option, but after a while your arms and back begin to ache. A pet stroller is a great way for you to still get your exercise while your dog gets to check out the surroundings. There are strollers for people who enjoy jogging and strollers for just walking around. Air-filled tires ensure a smooth ride and swiveling wheels make maneuvering simple. Pet strollers have comfortable cabins with pads on which your dog can sit or lie down. They have zippered mesh openings for good visibility and ventilation. Some have adjustable canopies to shield your pet from the sun and wind. An internal tether clip keeps your pet from jumping out of the cabin. Pet strollers make it easy to get around busy city streets with your pet, and you don’t have to worry about his safety. They easily fold up and fit into the trunk of your car, or the bus or train.
Many people initially need a pet stroller temporarily, and then find their pet loves to ride in it even after their injury has healed! People are more likely to get outside and exercise when they know their pet is also benefiting from the trip.