Truth be told, when Dog and Pet Strollers first rolled off the assembly line 10+ years ago, many of us rolled our eyes and grimly wondered what the world was coming to. As purists, we believed that dogs and cats were intended to walk, not roll.
It wasn’t until I nearly lost all blood circulation in my arm whilst carrying a tired Chihuahua Dachsund mix around a local art fair for an hour that I realized the brilliance of a pet stroller. Or until a fellow Muttropolitan HQ staffer realized that her aging and slightly blind Pug, Winston, nicknamed “Dubya”, simply couldn’t make it down the beach anymore, his little legs were too arthritic…but the stroller gave him a whole new leash on life.
I had the pleasure of running into the parents of Woofie and Frankie at our Doga Yoga event last week and their senior pups were happy as clams in their stroller, cruising up and down the Solana Beach Cedros Avenue Design District, engaging in activities that otherwise would have been difficult.
Dog and Pet Strollers are a great way to allow older or disabled pets to get out and about and connect with the world …not to mention that we pet parents feel good about including them on outings that perhaps otherwise would not be possible. As well, they provide a great way for runners, joggers or power walkers to include their small pet in their workouts!
Let the good times roll!