THE Best Dog Stroller & Carriage for 2019 (20 Tested)

THE Best Dog Stroller & Carriage for 2019 (20 Tested)

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  • Last Updated: 02/27/2019
  • Author: Jonathan Burton

We spent 25 hours researching pet strollers to find the perfect one for you.  From dainty buggies for toy breeds to sturdy carts for the giants, each stroller possesses quality features which provide comfort and health benefits to your precious pooch. We voted the DoggyRide Novel Dog Stroller as Best Overall because of its’ extensive features and ease of use, such as its’ ability to quickly pop off the wheels for transport. While it’s the best value we found per dollar, there are good options at a number of price points.

Click here to scroll down to see what things we look for
when choosing the best dog stroller

Pet Gear No-Zip Happy Trails Lite Pet Stroller

7/10

No struggling with zippers, easy to open/close with one hand

Smoother ride

Panoramic view window

Convenient cup holder for parent

Quick, easy assembly

Convenient storage below for dog accessories, treats, etc.

Large enough to hold two small dogs

Foam pad provided is too thin

Not suitable for jogging

Stroller height not adjustable

Cup holder small - good for keys and phone

Plastic wheels don’t provide traction, tend to shake at faster speeds

Wheels aren’t always securely attached

Material
Unspecified but waterproof
Access openings
1(front)
No. of Windows
3 (Front panoramic
rear
top)
Capacity
25 lbs
Cabin size
25”L x 12”W x 21”H
Wheel size
6”
Wheel material
Plastic/EVA
Weight
13 lb
Interior tether

Extras
Zipperless locking entry
multiple colors
under carriage storage bin
elevated paw rest
weather cover (sold separately)
parent tray/cup holder
front shock absorbers
removable liner
3-position canopy

Best Budget

Paws & Pals City Walk N Stride 4 Wheeler Pet Stroller

7/10

Pet can see most angles through various front, back and top windows

Multiple windows provide better ventilation

Easy to assemble

Folds/unfolds easily

Rolls smoothly with little noise

Economical

Large enough for two small pets

Plastic wheels can vibrate

Wheels sometimes don’t attach properly

Zipper construction is somewhat flimsy

Drink holder too small for all but smallest beverages

Material
Waterproof vinyl
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows
3 (front
back
top)
Capacity
Unspecified but can hold at least 40 lbs
Compartment size
21”L x 14”W x 19”H
Wheel size
Unspecified
but looks like 6”
Wheel material
Rubber
Weight
11.24 lb
Interior tether
2
Extras
Rear security brake
twin cup holders
parent tray: retractable waterproof rain hood

VIVO 4 Wheel Dog & Cat Stroller

6/10

Large enough to hold three toy breed pups

Easy to assemble

Good value for the price

Good ventilation with multiple windows

Easy to keep an eye on pet through top window

Insufficient instruction sheet

No inside safety tether

Shifting animal could tip the stroller

Wheels shift direction on rough surfaces

Material
Canvas-type
Access openings
3 zipper access points
No. of Windows
4 (Top
2 front
rear)
Capacity
30 lb
Compartment size
19”x12”x19”
Wheel size
6”
Wheel material
Rubber
Weight
13 lb
Interior tether
2
Extras
Multiple colors
padded foam bottom
twin cup holder
center tray
padded handle
under basket
rear wheel brakes

VIVO 3 Wheel Pet Stroller

8/10

Stroller stays in place with locking brakes

Easy-to-understand instructions for quick assembly

Provides smooth, easy operation

Pet can see out the front, back and top of stroller

Pet walker can see down into stroller, even with canopy down

Easy to clean

Economical

Fun colors (even camo!)

Closes with one hand

Large lower basket

Cheap cushion material - MUST use additional padding

Gaps in side panels - small pets can escape

Flimsy zippers get off track easily

Fabric is thin

Material
Canvas-type
Access openings
3 zipper access points
No. of Windows
4 (Top
rear
2 front)
Capacity
30 lb
Compartment size
19”x12”x19”
Wheel size
Front 5.5”
back 7.5”
Wheel material
Hard plastic
Weight
12 lb
Interior tether
2
Extras
Multiple colors
padded foam bottom
twin cup holder
center tray
padded handle
under basket
rear wheel brakes

Pet Gear No-Zip Double Pet Stroller

8/10

Plenty of space for multiple pets or one larger pet

Push button entry means no fumbling with zippers

Air tires ensure smooth ride

Elevated paw rest for pet’s comfort

Panoramic window

Cup holder, large storage basket

Ergonomic handle

Easy to close with one hand

Can accommodate larger dogs

Swivel wheels tend to “wobble”

Interior tethers can be stretched

Bottom basket difficult to access w/larger dogs in stroller

Material
600 Denier water-resistant fabric
Access openings
1 easy-lock opening
No. of Windows
2 (Front panoramic
top)
Capacity
90
Compartment size
27”L x 20”W x 23”H
Wheel size
12”
Wheel material
Air tires
Weight
32 lb
Interior tether
2
Extras
Weather cover
plush bolster pad
air tire pump
quick-lock rear foot brake
cup holder
under basket
ergonomic handle

Pet Gear Happy Trails Pet Stroller w/Easy One-Hand Fold

8/10

Panoramic window for full viewing by pet

Small, compact size

Top window

Easy-fold mechanism

Stroller can tip if dog shifts to back

Seams can come apart

Cushion is extremely thin

Not for tiny dogs

Cup holder too shallow

Material
600 Denier canvas outer fabric
waterproof liner
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No of Windows
4 (Front panoramic
2 sides
top)
Capacity
30
Compartment size
12W x 19L (Height unknown)
Wheel size
8”
Wheel material
Rubber
Weight
10 lb
Interior tether
1
Extras
Front shock absorbers
rear safety brake
cup holder w/center tray
under basket
storage pocket

BestPet Pet Stroller Travel Folding Carrier

8/10

Stronger zipper

Easy fold

Water resistant fabric

Multiple windows

Rubber wheels

Unsnaps from frame to become pet carrier

Narrow handle

Insufficient airflow

Material
Denier nylon
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows
4 (top
2 front
rear)
Capacity
30 lb
Compartment size
21”L x 14”W x 19”H
Wheel size
6”
Wheel material
Rubber
Weight
13 lb
Interior tether

Extras
Interior cushion
easy-fold system
twin cup holders
center tray
under basket
3 colors

BestPet 3-Wheel Pet Travel Carrier T13

8/10

Easy to assemble

Lightweight

Folds easily

Wheels maneuver in tighter spaces

Clear instructions

Washable cushion

Can be unstable

Not the best for long, active walks

Seller charges for replacement wheels

Material
Denier nylon
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows
4 (top
2 front
rear)
Capacity
30 lb
Compartment size
21”L x 14”W x 19” H
Wheel size
6”
Wheel material
Rubber
Weight
12 lb
Interior tether
D ring
Extras
Interior cushion
easy-fold system
twin cup holders
center tray
under basket
3 colors
water-resistant

Best for Joggers

Pet Gear No-Zip Special Edition 3-Wheel Pet Stroller

8/10

Suitable for larger dogs - up to 40 lbs.

Suitable for taller pet parents

Three-position canopy

Canopy locks into place

Inside tether for safety and security

Short warranty

Hard sitting surface

Poor bottom support

Poor assembly instructions

Material
600 Denier nylon
Access openings
1 (with EZ-lock latch
no zipper)
No. of Windows
3 (Front panoramic
top
rear)
Capacity
45 lb
Compartment size
25.5”L x 12”W x 20.5”H
Wheel size
8”
Wheel material
EVA
Weight
12 lb
Interior tether
1
Extras
Rear wheel brakes
front shock absorbers
water resistant
multi-position canopy
quick-fold mechanism
cup holder/parent tray
storage basket
removable washable liner
side pocket

Pet Gear No-Zip Jogger Pet Stroller

8/10

Stable over rough terrain

Designed for joggers and power walkers

Easy, one-click open and close - no flimsy zippers

Elevated paw rest for pet’s comfort

Multiple windows for better viewing

Difficult customer service

Flimsy, shallow cup holder

Front wheel can be troublesome

Not weather resistant

Material
600 Denier nylon
Access openings
1 (with EZ-lock latch
no zipper)
No. of Windows
3 (Front panoramic
top
rear)
Capacity
70 lb
Compartment size
Wheel size
12” Air Ride tires (front wheel locks or swivels
depending on need)
Wheel material
Air Ride (inflatable)
Weight
27 lb
Interior tether
1
Extras
Front wheel lock
large storage basket
interior safety tether
accessory tray for pet parent
elevated paw rest
portable air pump for tires
padded handle

Paws & Pals Deluxe 3-Wheel Foldable Pet Stroller

4/10

Meets GB14748 Stroller Safety Standard and Manufactured under GB/T2161 Production

Convenient to load/unload pet from front, back and sides

Smooth ride

Unclear directions

Difficult to assemble

Bulky when folded

Shallow compartment

Plastic wheels

Material
Unspecified (appears to be nylon)
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows
3 (2 front
1 back)
Capacity
55 lb
Compartment size
26x13x18.5
Wheel size
Unspecified (appears to be 8”)
Wheel material
Hard plastic
Weight
18 lb
Interior tether
1
Extras
Dual cup holders
under basket
rear wheel brakes
waterproof rain hood

Paws & Pals OxGord 3-Wheeler Elite Jogger Pet Stroller

6/10

Easy loading

Economical

Thin cushion

Can overturn

Plastic wheels

One color - pink

Poor shipping

Poor assembly instructions

Material
Waterproof (possibly nylon)
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows
4 (rear
2 front
top)
Capacity
33 lbs
Compartment size
20”L x 11”W x 18”H
Wheel size
Unspecified (front smaller than back)
Wheel material
Plastic
Weight
11.3
Interior tether
1 “seatbelt”
Extras
Cup holder / tray
rear safety brakes
shock absorbent front wheels
front footboard step
interior safety tether
interior pad
3 colors

Best Overall

DoggyRide Novel Dog Stroller

9/10

Lightweight and extremely easy to handle

Accommodates larger breeds

Smooth ride over all terrains

Easy to push uphill

Foot activated safety brake

Great cross ventilation

Quick release wheels for transport

Converts to a carry kennel

Adjustable handlebars

Price

Handle is difficult to assemble; unclear instructions

Comfort padded insert sold separately

One color - lime green/gray

Material
Unspecified (looks like parachute nylon)
Access openings
2 (front and rear)
No. of Windows
5 (front
2 sides
rear
top)
Capacity
110 lb
Compartment size
31.5”L x 21”W x 25.5H
Wheel size
20” rear
8.5” front
Wheel material
Air tires
Weight
28
Interior tether

Extras
Padded front headrest
reflective striping on front
reflective wheels
rear pouch with water bottle pocket
aluminum alloy frame
stainless steel spokes and hubs
3 quick-release wheels
attached rain flap
single rear wheel brake

Ibiyaya 3-Wheel Dog Stroller for Large/Medium Dogs

10/10

Elegant appearance (gold color frame)

Easy access for your pup

One-hand folding mechanism

Suitable for large breeds

Thicker zippers

Possible slight zipper issue

Material
Unspecified (looks like parachute nylon)
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows
3 (front panoramic
rear
top)
Capacity
62 lb
Compartment size
26”L x 15.4”W x 20.9”H
Wheel size
Unspecified
Wheel material
Unspecified
Weight
17 lb
Interior tether
2
Extras
One-touch linked rear brakes
ergonomic rubberized handle grips
all-wheel shock absorbers
all-wheel suspension
anodized aluminum gold frame
extra-large storage basket
accessory tray with 2 cup holders
removable pad
optional rain cover (purchased separately)

Gen7Pets Regal Plus Pet Stroller

8/10

Front collapses to allow pet full range of view

Folds flat for transport

Secure zipper connections

Secure under basket is enclosed with zipper opening

Easy snap-in-place assembly - no tools required

Well-ventilated

Too narrow for some breeds

Material
Water repellent fabric
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows
4 (2 front
top
rear)
Capacity
25 lb
Compartment size
22”L x 11”W x 21.55”H
Wheel size
Front swivels
locks
unspecified size (appears to be 6”)
Wheel material
PVC-like plastic
Weight
11.5 lb
Interior tether
2
Extras
Collapsible canopy
360-degree swivel/locking front wheel
rear wheel adjoining brakes
under basket
mesh
fabric pouches on back
large under basket
front shock-absorbers

DodoPet 4-Wheel Reversible Handle Pet Stroller

9/10

Lightweight

Smooth ride on various terrains

Vibration and impact resistant

Extra storage with rear backpack

One-touch fold system

Thicker wheels ensure comfortable ride

Bond with pet while walking

No cup holder

No interior pet cushion

Material
600 denier Oxford cloth and tear-resistant nylon mesh
Access openings
Single entry access (front)
No. of Windows
2 (top
front)
Capacity
50 lb
Compartment size
25.6”L x 13.6”W x 18.5”H
Wheel size
Unspecified (appears to be 6”)
Wheel material
Unspecified (appears to be hard plastic)
Weight
16.5 lb
Interior tether
1
Extras
Reversible handlebar
steel frame
360-degree rotating front wheels
anti-vibration system
removable liner
under basket and rear backpack
adjoined rear wheel brakes

Best Quality

Ibiyaya Double Dog Stroller for Large Dogs

10/10

Suitable for jogging

Very lightweight, easy to lift

Front/back entry

Easy to fold

Washable inner padding

Excellent customer service

Awkward placement of cup holder

Material
Unspecified (appears to be soft canvas)
Access openings
2 (front
rear)
No. of Windows
2 (front
rear)
Capacity
77 lb
Compartment size
13”Wx24.5”Lx24”H
Wheel size
Unspecified
but looks like 6” front
8” rear
Wheel material
EVA plastic
Weight
26 lb
Interior tether
2
Extras
Adjustable handle height
detachable cup holder
aluminum oval tubing frame
360-degree front turning wheels
4-way collapsible canopy
removable
machine-washable inner padding
under basket
quick-release wheels
front shock absorbers

Best Choice 2-in-1 Pet Stroller and Trailer w/Hitch

8/10

Versatile

Safe to use at dusk or night

Protects from sun and rain

Easy-release wheels

Bike/trailer hitch folds underneath when not in use

Adjustable handlebar

Needs extra cushion inside

Tipping risk

Poor assembly instructions

Too wide for some doorways

Awkward placement of safety flag base

Material
Water-resistant polyester
Access openings
3 (front
rear
top)
No. of Windows
3 (front
rear
top)
Capacity
66 lb
Compartment size
24’L x 27”W x 22”H
Wheel size
Front wheel: 9.5”
rear wheels: 19”
Wheel material
Rubber
Weight
37 lb
Interior tether
1

How to Choose the Right Stroller for Your Dog

We can’t stress this enough – measure your dog before purchasing. Dogs vary in size nearly as much as humans do, and a stroller that claims to serve a specific weight may not be right for your dog’s size.  

Case in point: the claims to support pets up to 100 lbs., and it does an amazing job with mid-size dogs such as Shelties and Australian Shepherds, which weigh between 30 and 50 lbs.  However, a Great Pyrenees, which weighs in at 100 lbs., is a bit large for the stroller. The stroller supports the weight, but the dog is a little long for this vehicle.

Consider whether your dog will lie down.  A stroller that can handle his/her height might be too short for those times the pup is taking a rest.

Again, measure your dog, both sitting up and lying down.  Do not purchase based on carry capacity (weight) alone.

Along with size/weight requirements, you’ll need to decide how a stroller will fit your lifestyle.  Do you want to take leisurely strolls around the park, or do you want to power jog with your pup along for the ride?  Not all strollers can handle jogging. Strollers with plastic wheels are prone to vibration when pushed at higher speeds, whereas rubber wheels, larger wheels, or strollers with front-suspension, can handle more activity.

For example, the features 12” air-filled tires which provide a smoother ride over various terrains.  The larger wheels, plus the air-filled rubber tires are what make this stroller a jogger’s dream. The front tire can be locked into place which also helps accommodate rough terrain and/or faster speeds.

A third point to consider when choosing a pet stroller is your physical capability.  How much are you willing (or able) to carry? If you take your pet on the subway or if you are an apartment dweller, stairs might be an obstacle.  If you suffer from arthritis or have other hand/muscle issues, the weight of the stroller will be critical to your enjoyment. And if you plan to transport the stroller by car or SUV, consider how much weight you’re able to lift.

Many strollers weigh in at a mere 10-12 pounds (the
Trails Lite Pet Stroller
weighs 11.5 lbs) whereas strollers for larger dogs can weigh as much as 35 pounds or more (see
Stroller and Trailer w/Hitch
, which weighs 37 pounds).

Analyze the climate and terrain where you plan to walk.  Rough terrain requires a sturdier stroller than smooth terrain like sidewalks or streets.

How many dogs will you be taking?  If you have small dogs, a larger stroller will be a necessity to give them the room they need to sit, stand and turn around when the stroller cover is closed.

Tips:

  1.    Don’t assume your dog is going to like the stroller.  Avoid putting him/her into it and then taking off on a walk.  Instead, assemble the stroller and leave it where your dog can sniff and get acquainted with it at his/her leisure.
  2.    Place the pup(s) in the stroller and wheel it around your house/apartment to acquaint them further.

Conclusion:

You may have thought you’d never be one of those pet owners who would push their dog in a stroller; but when illness or joint issues strike, that shouldn’t mean an instant prison sentence for your beloved pet. Or if your pint-sized pup can’t keep up with your long-stretch exercises, using a stroller is the best solution. No need to let your pooped pup shorten your exercise routine.

Strollers are the perfect means for keeping your furry best friend close by your side on outings when he can’t do it himself!