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*Pauline*
5th July 2009, 08:16 PM
I would like to get Dylan a pet stroller for days when will be out all day. I have seen some pet strollers on Ebay which are nice and affordable. Do you think the 3 wheeled, all terrain strollers are better than 4 wheels?

tupup
5th July 2009, 11:01 PM
I have the 4 wheel type Pauline & find it great,ive had it about a month & so far ive only had difficulty with it on soft sand at the beach otherwise been good on grass,cobbles etc. Ruby loves it & jumps up at it to get in when shes ready:)
Id looked at the pet london one approx 130 from topdog then someone gave us ours which i think was from PAH, i may at some point invest in the better one tho theres nothing wrong with the one we have.
the only problem i find is peoples ignorant comments, a few "aww look" but mostly tuts & nasty looks, one girl shouted after me "doesnt that go against everything a dog stands for" & yesterday a man shouted " dont you want a real baby":mad: why oh why do people feel they can jump in & judge:(

Lisa_T
5th July 2009, 11:33 PM
I got mine of ebay - it was the AT3 or whatever you call it. As a stroller it's fantastic, and it large enough to take two cavaliers easily - in fact, I'd go as far as to say it could take all three of ours easily with a little room to spare. They squash up so! On the down side, the net/holed canvas stuff is not impervious to determined clawing and biting. I've had to find ways to - er - reinforce mine, shall we say. But otherwise it's brilliant - I even had one mother looking at it enviously as I collapsed it and she said she wished her baby buggy went up and down as easily! It cost me about 90 altogether including shipping from the States.

*Pauline*
5th July 2009, 11:34 PM
Oh my goodness, I hope we wouldn't get that reaction. I've seen them on Ebay for 59.98 including postage, what do you think of this stroller (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Blue-Waterproof-4-Wheel-Dog-Puppy-Pet-Stroller-Buggy_W0QQitemZ220438743671QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_P et_Supplies_Dogs?hash=item33532c4a77&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1686%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50)?

*Pauline*
5th July 2009, 11:38 PM
I got mine of ebay - it was the AT3 or whatever you call it. As a stroller it's fantastic, and it large enough to take two cavaliers easily - in fact, I'd go as far as to say it could take all three of ours easily with a little room to spare. They squash up so! On the down side, the net/holed canvas stuff is not impervious to determined clawing and biting. I've had to find ways to - er - reinforce mine, shall we say. But otherwise it's brilliant - I even had one mother looking at it enviously as I collapsed it and she said she wished her baby buggy went up and down as easily! It cost me about 90 altogether including shipping from the States.

Have you had any nasty comments too? I see that one is the 3 wheeled one. I was once told (for a child's buggy) that when you go up a curb, as only one wheel is on the pavement while you lift the back, they can wobble. Is that your experience?

Lani
6th July 2009, 12:05 AM
We got both the 3 wheeled AT3 and now a 4 wheeled Jeep for Julie.

Julie lives with my sister and my sister really prefers the Jeep - it's lighter and easier to get around, especially if you have to put it in the car. The AT3 doesn't fit in my trunk, but I have a small car.

There is a weight factor to consider as well ... if you think Dylan may be getting a brother or sister in the future, you might want to opt for the AT3 as I think it holds 60 lbs. The Jeep 4-wheel that w have only holds 30.

Lynn hasn't had any trouble getting around with the Jeep.

*Pauline*
6th July 2009, 08:33 AM
Thanks Lani, weight is a factor as I'm not that strong to lift it. I intend to leave it in my friends car when we go for days out then can get it out if Dylan has had enough. Dylan is only 7kg so I think a stroller that only takes 30kg should be enough.

Davy
6th July 2009, 09:36 AM
I have a four wheel stroller and I liked this one as it has a metal bar round the front and a lead inside to clip the harness on.

The only things I don't like about it is the plastic wheels and the fact that SianE likes to walk part of the time and trying to push an empty buggy with one had and control her with the other hand is not easy.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/dabbie_uk/SianE3/IMAG0009B.jpghttp://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/dabbie_uk/SianE3/IMAG0011B.jpg

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEU-Hundebuggy-Pet-Stroller-Hundewagen-Katzenwagen_W0QQitemZ200203953946QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZde_haus_garten_tierbedarf_hunde?hash=item2e9d15e 71a&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1686|240%3A13 18|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50 (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEU-Hundebuggy-Pet-Stroller-Hundewagen-Katzenwagen_W0QQitemZ200203953946QQcmdZViewItemQQp tZde_haus_garten_tierbedarf_hunde?hash=item2e9d15e 71a&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12%7C66%3A2%7C39%3A1%7C72%3A1686%7C 240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A50)

On ebay select europe wide and your get more buggys come up as well.

*Pauline*
6th July 2009, 09:50 AM
Davy, thanks for taking the time to take pictures. This one I saw on ebay is cheaper, what do you think? Yours looks more sturdy, is it heavy and is it easy to put down?

Gem
6th July 2009, 04:32 PM
do you have a pets at home near you Pauline? they do a nice blue or pink stoller we got one ages ago as Heidi had problems with her legs for a while if you go on their website and type "pet stroller" in the search box it brings them up priced at 39.00,

*Pauline*
6th July 2009, 06:27 PM
Gem that's brilliant. It's so cheap and it's got that bar at the front Davy likes too. How easy is it to fold down? Any chance of it being done one handed?

Oh, just looked at the reviews and one person said it is so light it blew over, before her pet was in it and two people said the brakes snapped off. Back to the drawing board.

*Pauline*
6th July 2009, 06:46 PM
Thanks everyone for your help in choosing. Typical of me and I went back to my original choice as it closes with one hand and only weighs 6kg which is lighter than Dylan! It's cheap too.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&item=220438747322

Lisa_T
6th July 2009, 07:40 PM
I'd probably have gone for this if it had been available when I was looking but of course I was looking for something that could take two dogs! My stroller takes up to 15 kg if I remember rightly which is grand - Holly and Amber together weigh less than 12 kg and Alanna's another 3, so we just about fit.

I've had some startled looks, but mostly people go 'awwww' and I've had other owners of small dogs ask about where I got it and so on. No negative responses here. In fairness though I've mainly used it for the train where the dogs are supposed to be crated/confined, and it's easier for me to 'stroll' them than it is to carry a crate.

tupup
6th July 2009, 08:48 PM
I do live in a small town full of small minded people;)
I like the look of the one youve chosen,good colour too-ours is lurid candyfloss pink so perhaps a bit eye catching! (dont forget i had it given)(very kindly!)

*Pauline*
6th July 2009, 11:53 PM
I do take Dylan into a lot of shops, I usually ask if it's ok if I carry him but I can't hold him for long. I really enjoy taking him to one of the garden centers as he sits on the top tier of the trolly and everyone loves seeing him.

jasperpaw
7th July 2009, 09:01 AM
Oh that must look so sweet Pauline Dylan sitting in the trolley, we used to take Jasper into quite a few shops when he was a puppy, but not very much now, I think some shops are OK with it if you at least ask, but I always worry if he is not picked up he will cock his leg up, shopping malls we find a problem especially if we go away and park is the multi storey attached to the mall, enjoy the stroller when you get it.

*Pauline*
7th July 2009, 09:28 AM
Dylan did cock his leg once I didn't notice and when I came passed again, it was an indoor market, the owner of the stall stopped me and showed me a suitcase with a sprinkle on it icon_blshing I told him I was very sorry and that the next day I would come back with some Simple Solution and spray it for him. He was very nice about it. Well I decided it couldn't wait till the next day as he had been so nice, he could have asked me to pay for the suitcase. I went straight home and returned with the spray. He was so impressed, he patted me on the back and said he liked my attitude :D

tupup
7th July 2009, 10:02 AM
Aw bless Dylan little monkey!:)That was great that you went straight back Pauline good on ya.I once had a small child take a piddle on my shop floor & the mum didnt even offer to clean up!
Do you think you will take Dylan to tesco etc in it? i havnt yet as dont know if itd be allowed. I hope it makes life a lot easier for you & Dylan as it has for Rubes & i :)

AT
7th July 2009, 10:46 AM
I had the pets at home one & the breaks snapped too.
a lot of the cheaper ones on ebay are the same as PAH but with an inflated price so watch for that

jasperpaw
7th July 2009, 10:59 AM
I would be interested to know what shops you will be able to go in Pauline, I often think you are classed as a second class citizen if you have a dog, it`s just the few dog owners that let us all down, your attitude was great Pauline better than the humans judging by your post tupup.:)

davey
7th July 2009, 11:48 AM
I saw pragramme on tv3 not so long ago bout this lady who has fake babies! She dressed them up and does their hair and all (she was deffo a bit touched), anyway, she flew to the states and all waitin on her special delievery, and then when the 'baby' came...in a fed ex box (!), her mother was all 'ooh congrats, she is sooo beautiful'...just to add insult to injury, she went off around the city with the 'new baby' in a stroller!!!! people gooed and gaad at 'her'...so i think if u can one can get away with that, wel then the stroller and being able to take the king into tesco would be great!!

*Pauline*
7th July 2009, 12:21 PM
Do you think you will take Dylan to tesco etc in it? i havnt yet as dont know if itd be allowed. I hope it makes life a lot easier for you & Dylan as it has for Rubes & i :)

Thank you :) I've heard of someone who complained after being sent out of M&S and they can take their dog in there now. I am all for pushing for my rights to take a Cavalier in any public place (even if I can't prove that's the law!!) but I think taking a dog anywhere where there is food is pushing it.

*Pauline*
7th July 2009, 12:26 PM
I had the pets at home one & the breaks snapped too.
a lot of the cheaper ones on ebay are the same as PAH but with an inflated price so watch for that

Oh I hope it's going to be a good one. I always really look after my things so hopefully I won't break it.

*Pauline*
7th July 2009, 01:31 PM
I saw pragramme on tv3 not so long ago bout this lady who has fake babies!...

When I was looking for my pet stroller on ebay, I came across the lady who made and sold those babies. I've seen on TV one lady taking the babies to Tesco and asking people if they wanted to buy a baby! What a fun whey to sell your product. They are lovely but I feel sorry for the people who feel these are a substitute for the real thing. One poor lady had one made up like her grandson when he moved abroad, the husband didn't like it and was very upset.

Rumor
7th July 2009, 02:06 PM
A while back I read (can't remember what) that there was a law set some 300 odd years ago that Cavaliers were allowed anywhere in Europe. Even Parliament. They said it's still on the books. Is this not true? icon_nwunsure

jasperpaw
7th July 2009, 03:19 PM
I had read about cavaliers being able go into any public places but I also read somewhere more recently (can`t remember where) that this is not actually true.:?

*Pauline*
7th July 2009, 04:38 PM
A while back I read (can't remember what) that there was a law set some 300 odd years ago that Cavaliers were allowed anywhere in Europe. Even Parliament. They said it's still on the books. Is this not true? icon_nwunsure

I'm quite sure it's written somewhere but no one seems to know where. Cavaliers are aloud in Parliament and I think it's Hyde Park that only Cavaliers are allowed in.

tupup
7th July 2009, 08:32 PM
Lol i was gonna say that about the old king passing that law-wonder if its ever been revoked( if true) Some clever bod on here is sure to know!:D

*Pauline*
8th July 2009, 02:54 PM
I got my new buggy :*nana: I'm very excited but as it arrived when my son has his friend over, I've been told to not show it off!!:rolleyes:

I made it up in Antonia's bedroom and Dylan sat up in it like a little king. Pictures to follow of course :snap:

chloe92us
8th July 2009, 04:14 PM
We're all waiting patiently.... ;)

jasperpaw
8th July 2009, 07:24 PM
We will have to see some photos, I know a lady in our village that has had to start taking her dog out in a buggy, it`s a child`s buggy, she has two dogs both l6 yrs, but one has recently been diagnosed with heart problems has arthritis and has skin cancer, poor dog they are both lovely, it sits up in the buggy like a king and loves it, at least that way both dogs still get out.

*Pauline*
8th July 2009, 07:49 PM
After Ash asking me not to show his friend, I feel a bit shy about using it now :rolleyes: It's only for long days out. It can sit in the car and come out when he needs it. I have fancied going to Spittlefields Market for ages and I know Dylan would be too tired and cock his leg so it's perfect for that.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3646/3702099640_c89fd00836_b.jpg

chloe92us
8th July 2009, 07:54 PM
I have to admit that we used to have a neighbor that would walk her cats in a stroller and I thought it was the oddest thing. However, I think I would be tempted to use one for Casey now that she doesn't like to walk anymore. Although I think I would use my son's old stroller- the back reclines all the way and there is no way Casey would jump out.

Dylan looks adorable and really cozy!

*Pauline*
8th July 2009, 08:02 PM
Dylan looks adorable and really cozy!

Thanks :) There were other pics where he looked quite fed up!

jasperpaw
8th July 2009, 08:08 PM
Dylan looks so sweet in it, at the end of the day you have to do what is best for Dylan`s health it came very quickly.

tupup
10th July 2009, 10:27 PM
Aw he looks grand in it Pauline, once you get over first embarresments i bet you use it more than you think!

I tested going to tescos 2 nights ago,i asked a staff member before i went in & she ok'd it as long as the girls stayed in it,i only needed persil& clingfilm so nowhere near food stuffs well i got as far as the tills before the manager came over "excuse me madam we dont allow dogs in the store unless assistant dogs" i said id asked before going in & she says "yes ive had a word with her" as she walked away im afraid :o i said its ok for dirty kids & smelly drunks then :o i didnt say any more cos i thought if i started quoting King Charles law they might try to fit me up with a white jacket(So unflattering)!!;)
On the way out the poor girl who'd ok'd it said she'd had a real telling off so i apologised to her, she said she couldnt see the problem cos its not as if they could touch anything.
Anyway i wondered & now i know-oops!