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Why You Should Consider a Stroller for Your Dog

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

I know, I know. Dogs and walking go together like peanut butter and jelly. Cats and strollers seem more reasonable. So why would you ever consider a stroller for your dog? Well, there are quite a few reasons to take your dog for a ride in a stroller—whether you commit to getting a specialized stroller or repurpose a human stroller. Either way, if your dog fits one of the categories below, you might benefit from adding a stroller to your walks!

If your dog doesn’t tolerate a safe leash or harness

No matter where you land on your leash and collar preferences, if your dog doesn’t do well in a traditional collar, you may find that it’s a chore just to go around the block. And even if your dog prefers a harness, their fur can easily get matted, making it more work when you have to brush it out later—especially if your pup isn’t a fan of the brush!

If your dog is small

I know this one all too well. My dogs are little and tire out after a few miles. Not to mention, they can be slow sniffers sometimes. I know they enjoy the scents and sights of a walk, but sometimes it’s easier to put them in a stroller, where they can sniff and look around without getting too tired or stopping every few feet to sniff something.

If your dog is older

One thing that I commonly see when I’m out walking my own dogs is people pushing their elderly dogs around in a stroller. While some light exercise can be beneficial for older dogs, if you want to take a longer walk, a stroller might be your best bet. Or, if you don’t have to worry about your dog jumping out, you may even consider a wagon. Besides it being an Instagram-worthy moment (especially if a kid is pulling the wagon), your dog will be closer to the ground where he can see and smell all the things he loves.

If your dog is injured or immobile

With all the energy many dogs have, it’s not uncommon for them to injure themselves. Or maybe your dog is developing hip dysplasia and you’re trying to cut down on how much wear and tear she gets on her legs. Another common reason to keep your dog immobile is during recovery from a surgery. There are plenty of temporary and long-term medical reasons why a dog might be in danger of making her injuries worse by going on a walk. What better way to keep them safe and happy than a stroller?

If your dog is lazy

This one makes me laugh a little because I can picture the scene where a dog is laying in the middle of the sidewalk and the human is trying not to be embarrassed that their dog won’t walk. Not because they are tired, just because they are “done.” It’s worse when this happens toward the midpoint of a walk, when you have to decide between waiting or carrying your dog. Sometimes a dog just wants to be lazy! Maybe it’s a temporary thing or maybe it’s part of his breed or personality, but if you have a dog that is content doing nothing, a stroller may be your best option!


Dr. Diaz’s nurturing nature led her into medicine where she became a Board Certified Anesthesiologist. While she loved her career and her patients, she also wanted to be a stay-at-home mother. After retiring from her practice and achieving her goal of being a home-based parent, Kristi began looking for ways to give back to her community. At the same time, she and her husband were looking for home-based business opportunities.

Kristi knew she found the perfect opportunity when she discovered pawTree. The value Kristi placed on diet and nutrition for health and wellness, coupled with her family’s love of animals, aligned seamlessly with pawTree’s company values.

Dr. Diaz’s philosophy is that diet, genetics, and luck all work together to create the quality of a pet's life. While owners can’t control their pets’ genetics or luck, they can control their diet. Pets have no choice but to count on their owners their entire lives for great nutrition. Feeding dogs and cats high-quality food and supplements will give them the best chance to live healthy, vibrant lives.

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