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Our first family walk with all three

Pixel was only in the stroller for the picture... She's happy walking. Panda doesn't really know how to walk on leash yet!
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Wonderful! You have beautiful children!
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That's a cute family you have there. Where did you buy the stroller? Sammy has 2 strollers in the house but he never really likes them. I think he just prefers to run around although the leash still restrains him.
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That's a cute family you have there. Where did you buy the stroller? Sammy has 2 strollers in the house but he never really likes them. I think he just prefers to run around although the leash still restrains him.
I bought it on Amazon, but it's a Pet Gear one. I had another brand before this, but it was't as well made, and you could only fit one dog in it.

Kodi and Pixel almost always walk, but Panda is only 3 months old, and even if it weren't for the cold, long walks aren't good for baby puppies. However, I want all of mine to accept riding in the stroller, because it allows us to take them places a dog on leash wouldn't be welcome. Many stores get funny about a dog on leash, but other than food stores, almost none object to a dog who is completely enclosed in a stroller. Also, when we are vacationing, we very often will have lunch at a dog friendly, outdoor restaurant. But I don't want my dogs finding and eating scraps and crumbs under the table. It's also nice having them up at our level so that we can interact with them while we eat. Finally, I also like that we can pop them in the stroller to keep them dry when we are out and about in the rain on vacation.

Now, what we're going to do with THREE of them... I'm not sure. Any two of the three will fit in the stroller. But it would be a REALLY tight squeeze for all three!!!


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That's a good looking family! Your stroller looks like what I used for our corgi, Foxy, after she could no longer walk. Ours was an AT3 Pet Gear stroller also purchased from Amazon. For anyone interested, Amazon sometimes has "used" ones that are discounted, but perfectly fine. We got a used one from Amazon and it looked brand new, never used. The original box it came in was damaged somewhat and that was the only thing wrong. I buy "used" from Amazon all the time now. It's never been a problem.
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However, I want all of mine to accept riding in the stroller, because it allows us to take them places a dog on leash wouldn't be welcome. Many stores get funny about a dog on leash, but other than food stores, almost none object to a dog who is completely enclosed in a stroller. Also, when we are vacationing, we very often will have lunch at a dog friendly, outdoor restaurant. But I don't want my dogs finding and eating scraps and crumbs under the table.
Thanks for posting the advantages of a stroller. I never understood the concept because dog strollers are not very common in our area.

We generally put Ricky in a shopping cart when visiting a dog friendly store. Popi is a little more aggressive about this than Momi. Popi says that if dogs are not welcome, then a staff member will approach and Popi will apologize and exit immediately. Popi does realize that some venues are just not appropriate for dogs - grocery markets and Costco. However Popi will take Ricky to a Costco that has an outdoor food court. The Costco outdoor food court is probably not familiar to many of you, but they are very common in California and Mexico.

With regards to outdoor restaurants, we and Ricky use them frequently. Ricky has been trained to exhibit good manners in these venues. We do put him on a very short leash tied to a chair to keep him out of foot traffic. Popi scans the floor under the table to make sure it is clear of food debris. And we always bring a Kong stuffed with non-perishables to keep Ricky occupied at our feet. At times. Ricky will lay on his back, spread eagle and hold the Kong to his mouth with his front paws like a baby with a milk bottle. Ricky is completely innocent about showing his "junk" to the world!

So far, this has been a particularly cold and wet winter in California, but still not cold and wet enough to justify a stroller or even a dog sweater.

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That's a good looking family! Your stroller looks like what I used for our corgi, Foxy, after she could no longer walk. Ours was an AT3 Pet Gear stroller also purchased from Amazon. For anyone interested, Amazon sometimes has "used" ones that are discounted, but perfectly fine. We got a used one from Amazon and it looked brand new, never used. The original box it came in was damaged somewhat and that was the only thing wrong. I buy "used" from Amazon all the time now. It's never been a problem.
Mine was new, but the box was damaged. (it was advertised that way) So mine was discounted too.

I THINK mine is the AT3... there are two, similar, Pet Gear strollers, one is just a bit larger than the other. Since I wanted to put both Kodi and Pixel in it (this was pre-Panda) I got whichever was larger.

Although these are more expensive than some strollers, I am SO glad I upgraded. My old one needed to be zipped and unzipped to get the dog in and out, which was a pain in the neck. The Pet Gear strollers have a hard edge to the screened part, and there is a clamp that opens and closes them. Very easy to work with one hand, and doesn't cause strain on the screen the way the zipper did on the old one. It also rolls and turns SO much easier than my cheaper one! The only thing that isn't as nice is that it doesn't fold down as small as the old one. But when we travel, we typically have the pick-up truck, so that's not really a problem. And I CAN get it into the Mini Cooper on top of my crates... It's just not easy!

I'm not sorry I bought the cheap one first though, it convinced me that we really would use it, we DID use it for a couple of years, and then I gave it to a friend who didn't have a stroller at all. So it was worth the $30 in the long run. When I bought the Pet Gear, I made sure to look at a lot of strollers that friends had before making my decision.


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Oh, you have beautiful babies!!!! Thanks for sharing!
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I THINK mine is the AT3... there are two, similar, Pet Gear strollers, one is just a bit larger than the other. Since I wanted to put both Kodi and Pixel in it (this was pre-Panda) I got whichever was larger.

Although these are more expensive than some strollers, I am SO glad I upgraded.
Yes, these are great strollers. They turn on a dime with that front wheel and the big tires make it all-terrain. They are worth the extra $$.
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That is the same stroller I had (one of them) for Hallie also. Sophie has inherited it. I really like it too.
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