Ah, pet strollers. They conjure up images of pampered Pekinese, hair-bow-adorned Shih Tzus, shrieky Chihuahuas, and the occasional entitled cat. But, in practice, they’re useful for a lot more than just making a fashion statement. Their canopies can protect pups with delicate skin from the sun, or help transport senior, sick, injured, or otherwise low-energy animals over long distances. But yeah, they’re also good for taking your beloved companion on indoor trips to the grocery store or mall!
Like any vehicle that transports a cared-for family member, safety is key. You’ll also want your stroller to have ease and range of motion, so your furry friend can enjoy a smooth ride, as opposed to a roller coaster over cracked sidewalks and rugged roads. It helps if it includes a few amenities for humans (like storage for excess bottles and bags), but your purchase should ultimately be guided by what you intend to use it for in the first place, be it casual strolls around the neighborhood, a tandem bike ride, or an extended hike through the woods.
To aid in your decision, we’ve rounded up some of the best-rated pet strollers available right now.