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post #1 of 30
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I was just wondering if anyone had one of these. I've been thinking about buying one, but they are a little steep in price. Does anyone have one that their pet likes or enjoys? Would you get one for the right price?
post #2 of 30
Several people on the forum have them http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sea...earchid=620393

I think they are cute but probably wouldn't get one, only 2 of mine like to go out on harness and I don't think they'd like being in the stroller.
post #3 of 30
Since our cats don't go outside (except in a carrier to a show or the vet) I don't want to get one.
post #4 of 30
I have been wanting one, but just not in my buget right now..
post #5 of 30
I am getting and modfiing a baby one for my dog ... I might try taking the 18.75 yr old cat out and see if she would like it but my semi feral would likly break out
post #6 of 30
I recently bought one on eBay; however, at the moment I intend to use it as a means of transportation for the pet carrier - for vet visits (I don't drive anymore). I really like the style of the stroller. It is navy blue and looks like a baby's stroller. The pet carrier fits in it nicely. I too am hoping to hear from people about their success in taking their furry ones for a walk (minus carrier).
post #7 of 30
I have two and am currently browsing for two more. The Pet Mobile II http://www.pet-n-go.com/ was our first stroller. At the time this and Kittywalk were the only ones I could find and Kittywalk hadn't come up with a double stroller. It's ok, but there is no privacy, it's hard to wash and does not do well on unpaved surfaces. I love the detachable carrier for travel in the car and it is roomy. Then I bought the pink Happy Trails Stroller http://www.petgearinc.com/Strollercollection.htm. It's roomy, shady and very attractive. This also doesn't do well on unpaved surfaces and can only carry one of my six cats.

They did not have off road and jogging strollers when I made these purchases so I am looking at the Kittywalk SUV and Double Decker as possible replacements http://www.kittywalk.com/. What I really want is a double pet stroller in Kittywalk style with the attractiveness and off road wheels like Pet Gear.

All of my cats love to lay in the strollers. My girl is very outgoing and LOVES walks. If I take her more than a couple of times in a week , she will jump into the stroller and meow for more walks. I have two that enjoy the walks once they realize they are NOT going to the vet. I have three shy cats who I have rarely taken out because they scream so much. That is why I want one with a privacy parlor. I feel it would be less stressful for them if they had that covered area in which to retreat. The double stroller has been fabulous for trips to the vet with multiple pets. I strap the carrier down and don't have to lug two heavy carriers,my purse, their bag and papers. The main reason I haven't walked them much is the weather. Here in Georgia, there is very little transition from winter to summer. It's often too hot or too cold. A stroller with shade will do better in hot weather and I am scoping out some doggie sweaters so I can stroll them in cool weather. I am in desperate need of exercise and as soon as I get a stroller that can handle rough terrain there will be no excuse not to walk them (and me). There aren't any parks in walking distance and apparantly the concept of sidewalks didn't stick around here.

I have driven a few times to a nearby park that has a path, birds, water and ducks. The cats loved it! It was great exercise for me and very stimulating for them. When we go home they were so content and relaxed. I plan on doing more of that once I acclamate them to the strollers
post #8 of 30
Mskitty666, did you strap them into the stroller, using collar or harness? Were you afraid initially that they might become frightened and attempt to bolt?
post #9 of 30
With most strollers, including the two I own, the animal is not restrained. Basically the entire carrier/stroller can be zipped or otherwise latched keeping the cat inside by netting or mesh. Some strollers that use netting advertise it as "rip stop". Most of the time I put on their harness and take their leash with me. In the event they were to try to escape I could quickly prevent it.

My cats border on phobic about being removed from the house. This started after our moves to and from overseas. Very traumatic. I know how they react and usually they will howl a lot then finally settle down. Often they attempt to bury themselves underneath the padding. When I first strolled them I quickly corrected attempts to dig at the mesh on the stroller. I start with walks just in my apartment complex so if they are highly agitated, we can return quickly. I was very concerned about how they would react at first. They adapt pretty well. If your cats might get hysterical, start with just short trips to your back yard or on your block. Don't let the fear escalate to escape behavior. If posible have something cool for them to look at like dogs or birds or squirrels.
post #10 of 30
I admit i'd love to try one

I think the boys would work with one, the one boy will lay in the car without a carrier he is that calm..

My girl would probably freak?

They are sooo pricey tho and i need something rugged since i live out in the country.. but maybe one day..
post #11 of 30
Oooo....you didnt mean a real stroller??

post #12 of 30
I would love one. One of my cats is very large and I am very small. I live in an upstairs condo, so when I have to take my cats to the vet, I have to carry them in their carrier down a big flight of stairs, then go through two gates that require a key, and then to my car. All in all, about a half a block from my house to my car. I end up having to set the whole carrier down about three times. This would make my life so much easier, not to mention wear and tear on my arms and shoulders. My female might enjoy going for "short rides". I would have to take it slowly and see how she reacts.
post #13 of 30
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i need something rugged since i live out in the country.. but maybe one day..
I don't live in the country, but there aren't any sidewalks. It's either in the road with these crazy drivers or on the grass. Petgear makes two types for this. One is the All Terrain 3 (AT3). It has three large wheels and is supposed to go off road. That's currently aroun $189.00. They make a Jeep Rubicon jogging stroller that has three large air wheels. Not sure how well it would do off road, but it's extremely similar to the AT3. Then there is their Jeep Wrangler stroller. It is exactly like the pink happy trails except it is supposed to be more rugged and has different wheels. That is around $100. Kittywalk makes three SUV strollers for off road. The cheapest I could find is $189.

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This would make my life so much easier, not to mention wear and tear on my arms and shoulders.
That is very true. I use the strollers often for vet visits. I also have two bags I use if I'm only taking one kitty. One is a Samsonite Pet Backpack http://www.travelinnovations.com/sto...p?SKU=SBP-1000. It can be used as a backpack, over the shoulder or via carrying handle by removing the straps. Very convienient! I also have a Sherpa bag in this style http://www.sherpapet.com/products/de...ddetail_post=Y. My design has a tapestry of cats and it was $25 at my vets office! These bags are awesome! Much better than any carrier. They both completely zip to enclose the cat. The sherpa also has a leash ring. We've only used one of their hard carriers twice in the past five years. The first time is when we had to drive Karina to Florida to see a specialist and the second time was when Chester was leaking urine and had to be transported back and forht between vets. It reminded me of how difficult those things are.

I am very curious how you plan to get a stroller down your stairs. Other than that being a potential problem I highly suggest you get some travel bags or a stroller and stop killing yourself lugging around your kitties.
post #14 of 30
I recently bought a stroller for my eldest cat Kuce since she is getting arthritis and its getting hard for her to take her (some days) walks she loves to do. We haven't tried closing the door on it and take her out in it yet since she gets scared easy when in a carrier, but she is enjoying the carrier part when open. Hopefully she will like to watch the scenery when being pushed around.

Lil' Jag might like it as well but she gets frightened of strangers and might get out. And Luvbug - I know he will just freak out when in a carrier. He hates the plastic carriers as it is. At least he takes the harness ok.....
post #15 of 30
Abi not only loves outings in it, she often climbs in it to sleep.

post #16 of 30
I want one, I want one, I want one! Friday loves to be carried or pushed around in anything. Usually our mode of transport is the laundry basket but he's also ridden in a wheel chair and a sheet. When I pushed him in the wheel chair he got mad when I stopped. The sheet was funny. My sister and I were folding it and holding either end. We were standing next to a bed and he just stepped off the bed into the sheet. We swung him from side to side like you might do with a child. He loved it! He's so much fun with stuff like that that I think he'd love a stroller. My husband objects to the price tag though! I'll have to sell some stories or something to save up.
post #17 of 30


This is Bella in her stroller she used to love it...now Sophia loves to go for walks in it
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by howtoholdacat View Post
My husband objects to the price tag though! I'll have to sell some stories or something to save up.
I paid $88 for mine which was more than I could afford. I have heard of other members getting good deals though. If I see any, I'll let you know

Friday sounds like a fun guy!
post #19 of 30
Thread Starter 
Oh my goodness those kitties in the strollers look sooo cute!!! I think I will be saving up some money, I bet our cats would love it, they are always in the window, even the blind cat has to be in the window if it is open, she must like all the smells and noises!
post #20 of 30
Resurrecting the old thread, but I just placed an order for the Kittywalk Doubledecker stroller for my two kitties (a 13 pound male and a 6 pound girl). I got it through overstock.com for under $100. A woman at my pet sheltered mentioned it to me during a phone call today.

Anyway, I'm hoping that (a) my babies like it and (b) the weather in Chicago finally gets nice enough to actually take a walk!

My babies aren't spoiled - last week I used a birthday gift certificate to get them the Drinkwell Platinum. Dharma thinks it's the best toy she ever saw!
post #21 of 30
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post
Resurrecting the old thread, but I just placed an order for the Kittywalk Doubledecker stroller for my two kitties (a 13 pound male and a 6 pound girl). I got it through overstock.com for under $100. A woman at my pet sheltered mentioned it to me during a phone call today.

Anyway, I'm hoping that (a) my babies like it and (b) the weather in Chicago finally gets nice enough to actually take a walk!

My babies aren't spoiled - last week I used a birthday gift certificate to get them the Drinkwell Platinum. Dharma thinks it's the best toy she ever saw!
I have a stroller as well but haven't been able to use it much. Both cats get pretty scared when we have to cross a busy street to get to a quieter walking path. Hopefully, I will be able to move to a place more "neighborhoodish" where traffic won't be such a big deal. I did take Seb in the stroller over to the local Plaid Pantry once. People there thought he was a scary-sounding baby until one man said "Siamese?"
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post
Resurrecting the old thread, but I just placed an order for the Kittywalk Doubledecker stroller for my two kitties (a 13 pound male and a 6 pound girl). I got it through overstock.com for under $100. A woman at my pet sheltered mentioned it to me during a phone call today.

Anyway, I'm hoping that (a) my babies like it and (b) the weather in Chicago finally gets nice enough to actually take a walk!

My babies aren't spoiled - last week I used a birthday gift certificate to get them the Drinkwell Platinum. Dharma thinks it's the best toy she ever saw!
You'll have to tell me how they like it!!!! I was just thinking about the stroller thread yesterday!!! I still don't have one Leya goes for walks like a dog does But she walks SOOOO slow and she only lasts a block if it's hot outside 70+ degrees (can you guess she's an inside cat ) Oh and she gets chilly if it's under 65 degrees, so there's a pretty small window in which she would actually enjoy going for a walk.


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Originally Posted by Bonnie1965 View Post
I have a stroller as well but haven't been able to use it much. Both cats get pretty scared when we have to cross a busy street to get to a quieter walking path. Hopefully, I will be able to move to a place more "neighborhoodish" where traffic won't be such a big deal. I did take Seb in the stroller over to the local Plaid Pantry once. People there thought he was a scary-sounding baby until one man said "Siamese?"
I never thought about the traffic! Enzo HATES cars!!! He freaks anytime I even take him outside if there is a car in sight. I don't think he would enjoy a stroller walk at all!
post #23 of 30
I finally bought the newest Kittywalk stroller, the Royale Classic. All I can say is wow! My cats love to hang out in there, it's gorgeous and roomy, and the quality is superb. There have been some trips to the vet which seemed less traumatic for them in this stroller, and a couple of walks for Isis. She had a great time. Definitely buy a Kittywalk when you do go for your first stroller.

I have the same problem as some of you. Fraidy cats. I know that this spring and summer I will attempt to walk them all in the stroller. I think this style is very good, because they feel enclosed and hidden in the back compartment. I also spray the stroller with an herbal calming spray before walks. You might try that as well. It seems to help.
post #24 of 30
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post

Anyway, I'm hoping that (a) my babies like it and (b) the weather in Chicago finally gets nice enough to actually take a walk!

Hey Darlili maybe we'll see you around Chicago with your cat stroller!
I bought a pet stroller very recently. It is called "Pet Gear Travel System Pet Stroller"."
They say it fits pets up to 15 pounds but I really loaded it down with stuff when I went to a cat show recently and it worked fine... It made getting into the show with all my stuff and cat very easy, I was so glad I had it! I also used it when I went to the vet, I was bringing two cats so I stacked my Sherpa bag on top of the stroller's carrier (fit perfectly).
I really like this stroller! It has a detachable carrier (where the cats go) with removable handles that can be used as a regular carrier and also used in the car, with a strap at the back that you can put the seatbelt through. It all folds up, the carrier part and the stroller part, so I can easily store it flat.
When I first bought the stroller, I put the carrier part together and then put my large older cat in it in the living room to see if she'd fit. She complained as I put her in but then she refused to get out! I had to leave the carrier on the living room floor for hours while she slept in it.

I got it on Ebay for about $40 with free shipping, but they usually cost about $100.
I'm taking TWO kittens to the Chicago Pet Expo next month, and their cat show is on the second floor (which you have to walk into the middle of the show to get to) so I know I will be very happy I have the stroller then! I also plan to take the kittens outside in it when it gets warmer, to help socialize them. The only downside to the stroller I picked is that when the kittens grow up they probably won't both fit in it together.
I considered the Kittywalk stroller, but I didn't like how the front part is so open and the way it's so low to the ground. I am probably going to get another stroller when the kittens grow up, and I'm thinking I'll get one of the Petzip strollers because I like how they look and they fit more weight so I could also use it for my smaller dog (25 lbs) if needed.
post #25 of 30
Just had to tell you all that I got my double decker Kittywalk stroller - on sale from Overstock.com. It actually came Wednesday, but I've been sick with a horrible cold with neither strength nor enthusiam to open the big box! But, tonight, finally, during Dr. Who, I put it together. I'm very impressed with how easy it was to put together and the apparent quality of the stroller...much sturdier than what I've seen in the stores and really a lot of room for the kitties to move around in. I also wanted the double decker since I've got two - and one's a big 13 pound boy. This particular stroller is supposed to manage 50 pounds, so I can take them both out at one time (don't want them to think I'm playing favorites!). I like the privacy section toward the back, and my two seemed to like investigating the carriers while I was putting everything together. I'm going to let them get used to it - and wait for the weather to get a tad better as well before we try our first run around the block.

Nekochan, your stroller sounds great as well, especially the folding part - I don't think I'd want to break down my double decker down a lot, but I've got Sherpa bags for my vet trips and I just wanted something to trot around Glen Ellyn with. I'm hoping to get to the Chicago Pet Show later this month - best wishes for your kittens!!!
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post
Nekochan, your stroller sounds great as well, especially the folding part - I don't think I'd want to break down my double decker down a lot, but I've got Sherpa bags for my vet trips and I just wanted something to trot around Glen Ellyn with. I'm hoping to get to the Chicago Pet Show later this month - best wishes for your kittens!!!
Yeah I'm loving the stroller I got so far! If you come to the Chicago Pet Show, keep an eye out for us and our stroller in the cat show section!

I've noticed there are several strollers being sold which are take-offs of the Kittywalk. I saw one in a pet store the other day and at first I thought it was the Kittywalk stroller, until I looked at the tag... It was some other brand, and didn't look nearly as strong!
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by darlili View Post
Just had to tell you all that I got my double decker Kittywalk stroller - on sale from Overstock.com. It actually came Wednesday, but I've been sick with a horrible cold with neither strength nor enthusiam to open the big box! But, tonight, finally, during Dr. Who, I put it together. I'm very impressed with how easy it was to put together and the apparent quality of the stroller...much sturdier than what I've seen in the stores and really a lot of room for the kitties to move around in. I also wanted the double decker since I've got two - and one's a big 13 pound boy. This particular stroller is supposed to manage 50 pounds, so I can take them both out at one time (don't want them to think I'm playing favorites!). I like the privacy section toward the back, and my two seemed to like investigating the carriers while I was putting everything together. I'm going to let them get used to it - and wait for the weather to get a tad better as well before we try our first run around the block.

Nekochan, your stroller sounds great as well, especially the folding part - I don't think I'd want to break down my double decker down a lot, but I've got Sherpa bags for my vet trips and I just wanted something to trot around Glen Ellyn with. I'm hoping to get to the Chicago Pet Show later this month - best wishes for your kittens!!!

I'm glad you got one!!!! I know what you mean about playing favorites. The cats really seem to feel hurt if someone else gets to go outside while they stay inside
post #28 of 30
Thanks to the time change, it was still light when I got home at 6:15 this evening, and it wasn't too cold out and not windy at all. So, I decided to try our first little walk around the block. I think we only walked around for maybe 10-15 minutes, including my realizing there really are two little steps outside my condo's front door - much harder to navigate with four wheels and two kitties wondering what in the world was going on! But, so far I'm glad I got the double decker - these two are always checking each other out to make sure no one gets more loving or treats, and I'd hate to leave one behind. If it turns out one of them simply cannot stand going out, I can always take one carrier off and use it as a single stroller.

But, not too bad for a first try - my boy was quiet and just looking around, while my girl was pretty vocal, but not as bad as 'car trip to vet' vocal. At first they both retreated to the privacy portion of the carriers, but then moved forward a bit to look around (these Kittywalk strollers are roomy!) I figured I'll just do a little walk every nice evening to acclimate them, unless they totally run away from me when I get the stroller to the front door. But, when we got home, they acted pretty normal - didn't try to run away from the stroller, which is now gracing my front room, along with the cat tree. What we do for our kitties!

I've got to say I've got nice neighbors - two women were walking their fairly large dogs. As I got nearer to them, I'm sure they could hear my girl's 'talking' - both of them took their dogs the other way down the block, which I appreciated for our maiden voyage.

thanks for all your good thoughts - and any hints about strollers and kitties are much appreciated!
post #29 of 30
I took the kittens out (not together) yesterday to see how they would react to being outdoors, since it was so nice outside. They both reacted the opposite way to how I expected! I put the harness on and took them out on the front porch. When it was Church's turn, he freaked out and got scared by someone walking down the sidewalk, and tried to run and hide. The Maine Coon who I expected to be the one to be scared because she's usually more shy than Church just walked around the porch sniffing and checking things out...
post #30 of 30
I think they are silly, I wouldn't use one.

My aunt has one and takes her cats on walks. She has an outdoor enclosure they can play in, I don't see why they need to go out on walks since she has the enclosure.

I can see their use for trips to the vet when you have a heavy cat and don't want to carry them.


I think some people will give looks just because they don't understand why a cat needs a stroller. They don't get that it's because you want your cat to go outside and not run away or get hurt (as many many people still have indoor-outdoor cats), they think it's because you want to treat your cat like a human infant.
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