Last Updated: February 23, 2019
Celia Miller Author: Celia Miller

Best Dog Stroller & Carriage

Best Dog Stroller & Carriage

We spent 25 hours researching pet strollers to find the perfect one for you.  From dainty buggies for toy breeds to sturdy carts for the giants, each stroller possesses quality features which provide comfort and health benefits to your precious pooch. We voted the DoggyRide Novel Dog Stroller as Best Overall because of its’ extensive features and ease of use, such as its’ ability to quickly pop off the wheels for transport. While it’s the best value we found per dollar, there are good options at a number of price points.

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Pet Gear No-Zip Happy Trails Lite Pet Stroller
Pet Gear No-Zip Happy Trails Lite Pet Stroller
$79
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
7/10
  • What we Like
  • No struggling with zippers, easy to open/close with one hand
  • Smoother ride
  • Panoramic view window
  • Convenient cup holder for parent
  • Quick, easy assembly
  • Convenient storage below for dog accessories, treats, etc.
  • Large enough to hold two small dogs
  • What we Dislike
  • Foam pad provided is too thin
  • Not suitable for jogging
  • Stroller height not adjustable
  • Cup holder small - good for keys and phone
  • Plastic wheels don’t provide traction, tend to shake at faster speeds
  • Wheels aren’t always securely attached
Product Details
Material Unspecified but waterproof
Access openings 1(front)
No. of Windows 3 (Front panoramic
rear
top)
Capacity 25 lbs
Cabin size 25”L x 12”W x 21”H
Wheel size 6”
Wheel material Plastic/EVA
Weight 13 lb
Interior tether

Extras Zipperless locking entry
multiple colors
under carriage storage bin
elevated paw rest
weather cover (sold separately)
parent tray/cup holder
front shock absorbers
removable liner
3-position canopy
Our Review

This is a nice stroller for smaller dogs (and cats).  The wheels are the main problem for walkers who walk faster than a gentle stroll.  This is NOT the stroller for joggers. This stroller is perfect for those who want a nice, gentle stroll on clean hard surfaces (sidewalks, streets).  Any bit of gravel or roughness will cause the stroller to vibrate. The base of the stroller is hard and needs extra cushioning – a folded blanket will do the trick.

Best Budget
Paws & Pals City Walk N Stride 4 Wheeler Pet Stroller
Paws & Pals City Walk N Stride 4 Wheeler Pet Stroller Best Budget
$50
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
7/10
  • What we Like
  • Pet can see most angles through various front, back and top windows
  • Multiple windows provide better ventilation
  • Easy to assemble
  • Folds/unfolds easily
  • Rolls smoothly with little noise
  • Economical
  • Large enough for two small pets
  • What we Dislike
  • Plastic wheels can vibrate
  • Wheels sometimes don’t attach properly
  • Zipper construction is somewhat flimsy
  • Drink holder too small for all but smallest beverages
Product Details
Material Waterproof vinyl
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows 3 (front
back
top)
Capacity Unspecified but can hold at least 40 lbs
Compartment size 21”L x 14”W x 19”H
Wheel size Unspecified
but looks like 6”
Wheel material Rubber
Weight 11.24 lb
Interior tether 2
Extras Rear security brake
twin cup holders
parent tray: retractable waterproof rain hood
Our Review

All in all, this is a decent pet stroller.  Some customers have had problems with the wheels vibrating or not attaching properly.  NOT a stroller for jogging, but it can withstand brisk walks nicely. The zipper is plastic, so care should be taken when zipping it.  Since the cup holders are too small for most beverages, they can be used for keys and cell phones instead. The roomy storage compartment underneath can hold drinks as well as pet supplies. The stroller is not height adjustable, so it might be a little short for tall pet owners.  Good value for the price.

VIVO 4 Wheel Dog & Cat Stroller
VIVO 4 Wheel Dog & Cat Stroller
$57
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
6/10
  • What we Like
  • Large enough to hold three toy breed pups
  • Easy to assemble
  • Good value for the price
  • Good ventilation with multiple windows
  • Easy to keep an eye on pet through top window
  • What we Dislike
  • Insufficient instruction sheet
  • No inside safety tether
  • Shifting animal could tip the stroller
  • Wheels shift direction on rough surfaces
Product Details
Material Canvas-type
Access openings 3 zipper access points
No. of Windows 4 (Top
2 front
rear)
Capacity 30 lb
Compartment size 19”x12”x19”
Wheel size 6”
Wheel material Rubber
Weight 13 lb
Interior tether 2
Extras Multiple colors
padded foam bottom
twin cup holder
center tray
padded handle
under basket
rear wheel brakes
Our Review

This pet stroller has many happy customers who rave about the convenience and light weight.  It’s a good stroller for dogs who suffer from arthritis or have had surgeries and is recommended for medium use. (Not heavy jogging, hiking, etc.)  However, several mentioned that the pet stroller was in danger of tipping over backwards when heavier pets shifted their weight or settled in the back area.  Once again, the wheels are plastic and not always reliable, either in assembly or during the walking process. The instructions aren’t clear, and the zippers are weak.  Care must be taken when using the zippers or they could break.

VIVO 3 Wheel Pet Stroller
VIVO 3 Wheel Pet Stroller
$60
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Stroller stays in place with locking brakes
  • Easy-to-understand instructions for quick assembly
  • Provides smooth, easy operation
  • Pet can see out the front, back and top of stroller
  • Pet walker can see down into stroller, even with canopy down
  • Easy to clean
  • Economical
  • Fun colors (even camo!)
  • Closes with one hand
  • Large lower basket
  • What we Dislike
  • Cheap cushion material - MUST use additional padding
  • Gaps in side panels - small pets can escape
  • Flimsy zippers get off track easily
  • Fabric is thin
Product Details
Material Canvas-type
Access openings 3 zipper access points
No. of Windows 4 (Top
rear
2 front)
Capacity 30 lb
Compartment size 19”x12”x19”
Wheel size Front 5.5”
back 7.5”
Wheel material Hard plastic
Weight 12 lb
Interior tether 2
Extras Multiple colors
padded foam bottom
twin cup holder
center tray
padded handle
under basket
rear wheel brakes
Our Review

Overall, this is a decent pet stroller for the money. The rear wheels can be secured so that the stroller won’t roll; however, as with the VIVO 4 Wheel Dog & Cat Stroller, heavier pets can possibly tip the stroller over due to the extended back of the compartment. The padded handle is comfortable to use, and the basket underneath provides plenty of space for pet supplies, toys, treats, and human necessities as well. There are two safety tethers inside to keep your furry friends safe and secure. The front window can be completely removed for a true open-air experience, and the front wheels rotate with spring suspension, giving your pets a smoother ride.

Pet Gear No-Zip Double Pet Stroller
Pet Gear No-Zip Double Pet Stroller
$307
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Plenty of space for multiple pets or one larger pet
  • Push button entry means no fumbling with zippers
  • Air tires ensure smooth ride
  • Elevated paw rest for pet’s comfort
  • Panoramic window
  • Cup holder, large storage basket
  • Ergonomic handle
  • Easy to close with one hand
  • Can accommodate larger dogs
  • What we Dislike
  • Swivel wheels tend to “wobble”
  • Interior tethers can be stretched
  • Bottom basket difficult to access w/larger dogs in stroller
Product Details
Material 600 Denier water-resistant fabric
Access openings 1 easy-lock opening
No. of Windows 2 (Front panoramic
top)
Capacity 90
Compartment size 27”L x 20”W x 23”H
Wheel size 12”
Wheel material Air tires
Weight 32 lb
Interior tether 2
Extras Weather cover
plush bolster pad
air tire pump
quick-lock rear foot brake
cup holder
under basket
ergonomic handle
Our Review

This is a pricey, robust stroller with some nice bells and whistles, including the 600 Denier water-resistant fabric, an air pump for the tires, and plenty of clear line-of-sight view for the passenger(s). It has an extra-roomy compartment and is easy to assemble. However, it’s not a streamlined stroller and takes up considerable space, even when fully closed.  The main problem is with the front wheel which wobbles as soon as it goes above more than a slow walk. Though it maneuvers extremely well and the tires perform off-road, the amount of wobble prevents pet parents from jogging more than a short distance. Also, the front entrance only requires the pet be lifted higher than some owners might be able to lift. The weather cover is a nice touch, keeping the occupant(s) dry and comfortable when the weather turns nasty. If jogging isn’t your thing, this could be your perfect stroller.

Pet Gear Happy Trails Pet Stroller w/Easy One-Hand Fold
Pet Gear Happy Trails Pet Stroller w/Easy One-Hand Fold
$50
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Panoramic window for full viewing by pet
  • Small, compact size
  • Top window
  • Easy-fold mechanism
  • What we Dislike
  • Stroller can tip if dog shifts to back
  • Seams can come apart
  • Cushion is extremely thin
  • Not for tiny dogs
  • Cup holder too shallow
Product Details
Material 600 Denier canvas outer fabric
waterproof liner
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No of Windows 4 (Front panoramic
2 sides
top)
Capacity 30
Compartment size 12W x 19L (Height unknown)
Wheel size 8”
Wheel material Rubber
Weight 10 lb
Interior tether 1
Extras Front shock absorbers
rear safety brake
cup holder w/center tray
under basket
storage pocket
Our Review

This petite model is a good, solid stroller for daily use.  The air-filled tires swivel nicely and make good contact with the walking surface. The size is perfect for apartment dwellers.  While there aren’t a lot of frills, the basics more than suit most needs. The bonnet releases, turning the stroller into a convertible, and the under basket holds pet and parent necessities.  Unfortunately, the cup holders are too shallow to hold anything more than keys or lip balm, so all beverages must be stored below. Stroller is not suitable for tiny dogs which have a problem seeing over the lower band of fabric – this is more for small to midsize dogs – and the fabric can tear at the seams if dog is too heavy.  Assembly can be tricky, but the stroller is sturdy once assembled properly.

BestPet Pet Stroller Travel Folding Carrier
BestPet Pet Stroller Travel Folding Carrier
$49
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Stronger zipper
  • Easy fold
  • Water resistant fabric
  • Multiple windows
  • Rubber wheels
  • Unsnaps from frame to become pet carrier
  • What we Dislike
  • Narrow handle
  • Insufficient airflow
Product Details
Material Denier nylon
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows 4 (top
2 front
rear)
Capacity 30 lb
Compartment size 21”L x 14”W x 19”H
Wheel size 6”
Wheel material Rubber
Weight 13 lb
Interior tether

Extras Interior cushion
easy-fold system
twin cup holders
center tray
under basket
3 colors
Our Review

Of all the strollers we’ve reviewed, this one has some of the best wheels because they’re rubber, which provides better shock absorption than plastic. This allows the stroller to go over various terrains and not just streets or sidewalks. As with most strollers, the front mesh panel is removable. There’s a smaller mesh screen window below for smaller pets or for those who want to view the world while lying down; however, cross breeze airflow on hot summer days can be insufficient as windows are only in front . A cup holder and lower basket are also included, but the most outstanding feature on this stroller is the wheels which provide a smoother ride for the pet. The washable cushion, which is more like a tufted pillow, is also better than most on the market.

BestPet 3-Wheel Pet Travel Carrier T13
BestPet 3-Wheel Pet Travel Carrier T13
$50
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Easy to assemble
  • Lightweight
  • Folds easily
  • Wheels maneuver in tighter spaces
  • Clear instructions
  • Washable cushion
  • What we Dislike
  • Can be unstable
  • Not the best for long, active walks
  • Seller charges for replacement wheels
Product Details
Material Denier nylon
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows 4 (top
2 front
rear)
Capacity 30 lb
Compartment size 21”L x 14”W x 19” H
Wheel size 6”
Wheel material Rubber
Weight 12 lb
Interior tether D ring
Extras Interior cushion
easy-fold system
twin cup holders
center tray
under basket
3 colors
water-resistant
Our Review

This is almost an exact duplicate of the BestPet Pet Stroller Travel Folding Carrier except that this model is a three-wheeler instead of a four-wheeler. The front wheel system can create a top-heavy issue if pet is active inside – hands-on attention is a MUST. Ventilation can be insufficient on hottest days.  The cushion, like the 4-wheel model, is a nice, washable tufted pillow. Perfect for senior citizens who live in retirement communities where pets are allowed outside but not in the hallways. Not an all-weather stroller, and more suitable on smooth terrain, i.e. streets and sidewalks.  

Best for Joggers
Pet Gear No-Zip Special Edition 3-Wheel Pet Stroller
Pet Gear No-Zip Special Edition 3-Wheel Pet Stroller Best for Joggers
$111
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Suitable for larger dogs - up to 40 lbs.
  • Suitable for taller pet parents
  • Three-position canopy
  • Canopy locks into place
  • Inside tether for safety and security
  • What we Dislike
  • Short warranty
  • Hard sitting surface
  • Poor bottom support
  • Poor assembly instructions
Product Details
Material 600 Denier nylon
Access openings 1 (with EZ-lock latch
no zipper)
No. of Windows 3 (Front panoramic
top
rear)
Capacity 45 lb
Compartment size 25.5”L x 12”W x 20.5”H
Wheel size 8”
Wheel material EVA
Weight 12 lb
Interior tether 1
Extras Rear wheel brakes
front shock absorbers
water resistant
multi-position canopy
quick-fold mechanism
cup holder/parent tray
storage basket
removable washable liner
side pocket
Our Review

This 3-wheel model is a customer favorite. With its easy maneuverability and smooth ride, even joggers like it. It handles grass and walking trails easily.  The handle is higher than most models, making it easier to guide, and the center balance is lower, preventing the common “tipping” effect of many 3-wheelers. The canopy adjusts to three positions: open, closed, and semi. The cargo basket underneath is extra large, and there’s even a small pocket on the side of the carrier. As usual, the cupholder is small, but it’s a small price to pay for a pet stroller that does away with flimsy zippers and can be opened and closed with one quick click. Though advertised for larger dogs, many customers have found that the bottom support is lacking and that their dog’s weight causes the fabric to tear at the seams. Seems to work best for dogs under 15 pounds. Needs more cushion, and doesn’t fold completely flat.

Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger Pet Stroller
Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger Pet Stroller
$222
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Stable over rough terrain
  • Designed for joggers and power walkers
  • Easy, one-click open and close - no flimsy zippers
  • Elevated paw rest for pet’s comfort
  • Multiple windows for better viewing
  • What we Dislike
  • Difficult customer service
  • Flimsy, shallow cup holder
  • Front wheel can be troublesome
  • Not weather resistant
Product Details
Material 600 Denier nylon
Access openings 1 (with EZ-lock latch
no zipper)
No. of Windows 3 (Front panoramic
top
rear)
Capacity 70 lb
Compartment size
Wheel size 12” Air Ride tires (front wheel locks or swivels
depending on need)
Wheel material Air Ride (inflatable)
Weight 27 lb
Interior tether 1
Extras Front wheel lock
large storage basket
interior safety tether
accessory tray for pet parent
elevated paw rest
portable air pump for tires
padded handle
Our Review

This is the sporty cousin to the Pet Gear No-Zip Special Edition 3-Wheel Pet Stroller. And no wonder – it has 12” wheels instead of the more common 6” ones.  Larger wheels provide smoother rides, and this model is no exception. It comes with an air pump that fits in the roomy cargo basket underneath, along with pet toys, treats, and even the pet parent’s sweater or light jacket. It’s strange that this stroller doesn’t come with a pad for the pet – the cost certainly justifies one.  The seat is hard and a pad is necessary, and with heavier pets, the seat can sag due to insufficient support. As with many 3-wheelers, stability is a concern and tipping is possible depending on the size and activity level of the pet. This is a heavier, bulkier stroller, so stair climbers beware. The locking mechanism on the front wheel can be difficult, and can loosen over time, making the front wheel less stable on rough terrain. And the ball bearings on that wheel can possibly come out, requiring replacement.

Paws & Pals Deluxe 3-Wheel Foldable Pet Stroller
Paws & Pals Deluxe 3-Wheel Foldable Pet Stroller
$0
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
4/10
  • What we Like
  • Meets GB14748 Stroller Safety Standard and Manufactured under GB/T2161 Production
  • Convenient to load/unload pet from front, back and sides
  • Smooth ride
  • What we Dislike
  • Unclear directions
  • Difficult to assemble
  • Bulky when folded
  • Shallow compartment
  • Plastic wheels
Product Details
Material Unspecified (appears to be nylon)
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows 3 (2 front
1 back)
Capacity 55 lb
Compartment size 26x13x18.5
Wheel size Unspecified (appears to be 8”)
Wheel material Hard plastic
Weight 18 lb
Interior tether 1
Extras Dual cup holders
under basket
rear wheel brakes
waterproof rain hood
Our Review

This is a nice, attractive and basic stroller which rolls smoothly on various terrains.  However, the number one complaint is that the directions for assembly are extremely difficult to follow, and the product is packed very poorly and arrives in a torn or beat up box, often with parts missing. The pet compartment is very shallow, and if the animal is not tethered it can be thrown out when rolling on bumpy terrain.  Not our favorite.

Paws & Pals OxGord 3-Wheeler Elite Jogger Pet Stroller
Paws & Pals OxGord 3-Wheeler Elite Jogger Pet Stroller
$0
Review manufacturer chewy
on chewy
6/10
  • What we Like
  • Easy loading
  • Economical
  • What we Dislike
  • Thin cushion
  • Can overturn
  • Plastic wheels
  • One color - pink
  • Poor shipping
  • Poor assembly instructions
Product Details
Material Waterproof (possibly nylon)
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows 4 (rear
2 front
top)
Capacity 33 lbs
Compartment size 20”L x 11”W x 18”H
Wheel size Unspecified (front smaller than back)
Wheel material Plastic
Weight 11.3
Interior tether 1 “seatbelt”
Extras Cup holder / tray
rear safety brakes
shock absorbent front wheels
front footboard step
interior safety tether
interior pad
3 colors
Our Review

While not suitable for jogging due to the small plastic wheels, this is a nice stroller for everyday walking.  Holds two or three smaller pets, and assembly is fairly easy. Front step aids pet parent in getting pet into the stroller. Product folds easily with one squeeze on the handle, and it is lightweight and fairly compact. The chief complaint involves pet escape – the gaps at the ends of the zippers allow for small animals to get out if not tethered. Shipped in flimsy box and often arrives with parts missing. Wheels don’t always work properly, depending on terrain.

Best Overall
DoggyRide Novel Dog Stroller
DoggyRide Novel Dog Stroller Best Overall
$379
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
9/10
  • What we Like
  • Lightweight and extremely easy to handle
  • Accommodates larger breeds
  • Smooth ride over all terrains
  • Easy to push uphill
  • Foot activated safety brake
  • Great cross ventilation
  • Quick release wheels for transport
  • Converts to a carry kennel
  • Adjustable handlebars
  • What we Dislike
  • Price
  • Handle is difficult to assemble; unclear instructions
  • Comfort padded insert sold separately
  • One color - lime green/gray
Product Details
Material Unspecified (looks like parachute nylon)
Access openings 2 (front and rear)
No. of Windows 5 (front
2 sides
rear
top)
Capacity 110 lb
Compartment size 31.5”L x 21”W x 25.5H
Wheel size 20” rear
8.5” front
Wheel material Air tires
Weight 28
Interior tether

Extras Padded front headrest
reflective striping on front
reflective wheels
rear pouch with water bottle pocket
aluminum alloy frame
stainless steel spokes and hubs
3 quick-release wheels
attached rain flap
single rear wheel brake
Our Review

This is the Rolls Royce of dog strollers – an investment in your dog’s health and comfort, and worth every penny.  The frame is strong and durable and can support larger breeds with ease. The padded headrest allows your fur baby a comfortable view when lying down, and the wheels are easy to remove when transporting the stroller. It can be converted to a carry kennel, useful when taking your pet to areas where a stroller might be a nuisance. If after use the front wheel starts wobbling, customer service is excellent and will replace it with an upgraded wheel. We’d give this a rating of 10 but feel that, at this price, the padded insert should be included.

Ibiyaya 3-Wheel Dog Stroller for Large/Medium Dogs
Ibiyaya 3-Wheel Dog Stroller for Large/Medium Dogs
$289
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
10/10
  • What we Like
  • Elegant appearance (gold color frame)
  • Easy access for your pup
  • One-hand folding mechanism
  • Suitable for large breeds
  • Thicker zippers
  • What we Dislike
  • Possible slight zipper issue
Product Details
Material Unspecified (looks like parachute nylon)
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows 3 (front panoramic
rear
top)
Capacity 62 lb
Compartment size 26”L x 15.4”W x 20.9”H
Wheel size Unspecified
Wheel material Unspecified
Weight 17 lb
Interior tether 2
Extras One-touch linked rear brakes
ergonomic rubberized handle grips
all-wheel shock absorbers
all-wheel suspension
anodized aluminum gold frame
extra-large storage basket
accessory tray with 2 cup holders
removable pad
optional rain cover (purchased separately)
Our Review

This elegant conveyance is the regal way to stroll your pampered pooch(es), large or small, around town. Lightweight yet durable, this stroller is designed to support up to 65 pounds.  The ride is silky smooth, uphill or down, and front and rear entrances make loading your pup(s) quick and easy. When it’s time to travel by car, the stroller collapses with a press of a button and twist of the wrist.  This one’s a customer favorite.

Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller
Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller
$0
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Front collapses to allow pet full range of view
  • Folds flat for transport
  • Secure zipper connections
  • Secure under basket is enclosed with zipper opening
  • Easy snap-in-place assembly - no tools required
  • Well-ventilated
  • What we Dislike
  • Too narrow for some breeds
Product Details
Material Water repellent fabric
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows 4 (2 front
top
rear)
Capacity 25 lb
Compartment size 22”L x 11”W x 21.55”H
Wheel size Front swivels
locks
unspecified size (appears to be 6”)
Wheel material PVC-like plastic
Weight 11.5 lb
Interior tether 2
Extras Collapsible canopy
360-degree swivel/locking front wheel
rear wheel adjoining brakes
under basket
mesh
fabric pouches on back
large under basket
front shock-absorbers
Our Review

This is a nice stroller for heavier or multiple small pets.  It makes up for its narrow width with extra depth and length, equaling a generous space for its occupants.  The front is low enough to allow small pets a better view, and there are no gaps at the zipper connections so little ones can’t wiggle out.  Some people use this to carry groceries!

DodoPet 4-Wheel Reversible Handle Pet Stroller
DodoPet 4-Wheel Reversible Handle Pet Stroller
$195
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
9/10
  • What we Like
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth ride on various terrains
  • Vibration and impact resistant
  • Extra storage with rear backpack
  • One-touch fold system
  • Thicker wheels ensure comfortable ride
  • Bond with pet while walking
  • What we Dislike
  • No cup holder
  • No interior pet cushion
Product Details
Material 600 denier Oxford cloth and tear-resistant nylon mesh
Access openings Single entry access (front)
No. of Windows 2 (top
front)
Capacity 50 lb
Compartment size 25.6”L x 13.6”W x 18.5”H
Wheel size Unspecified (appears to be 6”)
Wheel material Unspecified (appears to be hard plastic)
Weight 16.5 lb
Interior tether 1
Extras Reversible handlebar
steel frame
360-degree rotating front wheels
anti-vibration system
removable liner
under basket and rear backpack
adjoined rear wheel brakes
Our Review

This one’s a winner.  Sturdy and strong yet still lightweight, this stroller lets you take your fur baby for a stroll AND lets you communicate with him/her at the same time, thanks to the reversible handlebar. It switches direction with one hand, letting you keep an eye on your pet at all times during your outing. The wheels provide a smooth ride over various terrains, and the foot-activated brakes offer additional security. The under basket is somewhat small, but the rear backpack makes up for it, providing plenty of storage for pet and parent necessities.

Best Quality
Ibiyaya Double Dog Stroller for Large Dogs
Ibiyaya Double Dog Stroller for Large Dogs Best Quality
$270
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
10/10
  • What we Like
  • Suitable for jogging
  • Very lightweight, easy to lift
  • Front/back entry
  • Easy to fold
  • Washable inner padding
  • Excellent customer service
  • What we Dislike
  • Awkward placement of cup holder
Product Details
Material Unspecified (appears to be soft canvas)
Access openings 2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows 2 (front
rear)
Capacity 77 lb
Compartment size 13”Wx24.5”Lx24”H
Wheel size Unspecified
but looks like 6” front
8” rear
Wheel material EVA plastic
Weight 26 lb
Interior tether 2
Extras Adjustable handle height
detachable cup holder
aluminum oval tubing frame
360-degree front turning wheels
4-way collapsible canopy
removable
machine-washable inner padding
under basket
quick-release wheels
front shock absorbers
Our Review

Five stars for this pet stroller!  Sturdy, yet light and easy to maneuver, this attractive gem should satisfy the pickiest pet parent.  The padded inner lining is soft and comfortable – and it’s completely removable and machine washable, keeping the interior clean and sanitary. The wheels ride like butter and can handle the toughest terrain, and they’re quick to release, making them easy to clean as well. This stroller is easy to fold and store in the back of your vehicle. The zipper can be tricky to operate, but the canopy stays put without it, so some users don’t bother with the zipper at all. The weakest feature is the detachable cup holder, which is attached to the side of the frame, almost as an afterthought.  It increases the width of the stroller enough to make it awkward going through narrow openings. A better option would be to purchase a separate cup holder to attach to the handlebar.

Best Choice 2-in-1 Pet Stroller and Trailer w/Hitch
Best Choice 2-in-1 Pet Stroller and Trailer w/Hitch
$161
Review manufacturer amazon
on amazon
8/10
  • What we Like
  • Versatile
  • Safe to use at dusk or night
  • Protects from sun and rain
  • Easy-release wheels
  • Bike/trailer hitch folds underneath when not in use
  • Adjustable handlebar
  • What we Dislike
  • Needs extra cushion inside
  • Tipping risk
  • Poor assembly instructions
  • Too wide for some doorways
  • Awkward placement of safety flag base
Product Details
Material Water-resistant polyester
Access openings 3 (front
rear
top)
No. of Windows 3 (front
rear
top)
Our Review

Here’s a dual-purpose stroller for those pet parents who want to get more exercise than just walking.  This stroller comes with its own bicycle hitch. Walking or biking, the suspension system and shock-absorbing tires offer smooth operation on various terrains. The front opening folds up so your pet can lie down yet still enjoy the view, and in case of rain, there is a plastic cover that rolls down to cover it.  Unfortunately, there is no plastic cover for the side windows, so blowing rain can still get in. We like the pockets on both sides which give more space for pet and parent necessities. This stroller will not fit through many doors, which means you need to remove the wheels. However, they pop off very easily. The same is true for transporting this stroller in a car or SUV – the wheels need to come off before it can be collapsed. Due to the 3-wheel construction, tipping can occur if the pet moves to the back.

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How to Choose the Right Stroller for Your Dog

We can’t stress this enough – measure your dog before purchasing. Dogs vary in size nearly as much as humans do, and a stroller that claims to serve a specific weight may not be right for your dog’s size.  

Case in point: the claims to support pets up to 100 lbs., and it does an amazing job with mid-size dogs such as Shelties and Australian Shepherds, which weigh between 30 and 50 lbs.  However, a Great Pyrenees, which weighs in at 100 lbs., is a bit large for the stroller. The stroller supports the weight, but the dog is a little long for this vehicle.

Consider whether your dog will lie down.  A stroller that can handle his/her height might be too short for those times the pup is taking a rest.

Again, measure your dog, both sitting up and lying down.  Do not purchase based on carry capacity (weight) alone.

Along with size/weight requirements, you’ll need to decide how a stroller will fit your lifestyle.  Do you want to take leisurely strolls around the park, or do you want to power jog with your pup along for the ride?  Not all strollers can handle jogging. Strollers with plastic wheels are prone to vibration when pushed at higher speeds, whereas rubber wheels, larger wheels, or strollers with front-suspension, can handle more activity.

For example, the features 12” air-filled tires which provide a smoother ride over various terrains.  The larger wheels, plus the air-filled rubber tires are what make this stroller a jogger’s dream. The front tire can be locked into place which also helps accommodate rough terrain and/or faster speeds.

A third point to consider when choosing a pet stroller is your physical capability.  How much are you willing (or able) to carry? If you take your pet on the subway or if you are an apartment dweller, stairs might be an obstacle.  If you suffer from arthritis or have other hand/muscle issues, the weight of the stroller will be critical to your enjoyment. And if you plan to transport the stroller by car or SUV, consider how much weight you’re able to lift.

Many strollers weigh in at a mere 10-12 pounds (the
Trails Lite Pet Stroller
weighs 11.5 lbs) whereas strollers for larger dogs can weigh as much as 35 pounds or more (see
Stroller and Trailer w/Hitch
, which weighs 37 pounds).

Analyze the climate and terrain where you plan to walk.  Rough terrain requires a sturdier stroller than smooth terrain like sidewalks or streets.

How many dogs will you be taking?  If you have small dogs, a larger stroller will be a necessity to give them the room they need to sit, stand and turn around when the stroller cover is closed.

Tips:

  1.    Don’t assume your dog is going to like the stroller.  Avoid putting him/her into it and then taking off on a walk.  Instead, assemble the stroller and leave it where your dog can sniff and get acquainted with it at his/her leisure.
  2.    Place the pup(s) in the stroller and wheel it around your house/apartment to acquaint them further.

Conclusion:

You may have thought you’d never be one of those pet owners who would push their dog in a stroller; but when illness or joint issues strike, that shouldn’t mean an instant prison sentence for your beloved pet. Or if your pint-sized pup can’t keep up with your long-stretch exercises, using a stroller is the best solution. No need to let your pooped pup shorten your exercise routine.

Strollers are the perfect means for keeping your furry best friend close by your side on outings when he can’t do it himself!