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Cat Strollers and Safe Strollers for Cats

Updated on July 21, 2014

Cat Stroller

Looking for a kitty stroller? Find out information about a variety of cat strollers from basic to all terrain, multi-purpose and even double strollers.

I have a nice assortment of strollers for all different needs as well as information about how to choose a cat stroller and how to introduce your cat to one.

Strollers are a great way to include your kitty when you go walking, running, hiking or dash around town doing errands.

Cat stroller image by jpctalbot at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

How to Choose a Cat Stroller

When purchasing a stroller for cats, it's important to know the weight of your cat so you can choose a stroller which fits the weight.

Make sure there is good air circulation. This is easiest achieved with a covering featuring mesh.

Where do you plan to walk with the cat? If taking a walk around the block on the sidewalk, a basic stroller should do the trick. However, if planning on walking on dirt roads or taking your cat hiking with you, I would suggest an all terrain stroller.

Consider accessories such as storage areas and cup holders. How important are they for you? I know when I take my pets out, I want to be sure to have space to store water not only for my little dog and cats, but for my kids, too.

Cat stroller picture by brownpau at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

Pet Gear Pet Stroller

Pet Gear Ultra-Lite Pet Stroller for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Ice Blue
Pet Gear Ultra-Lite Pet Stroller for cats and dogs up to 20-pounds, Ice Blue

This stroller works well for smaller cats and for walks around the block. It has easy visibility so you can keep an eye on your cat. Convenient storage basket underneath.

 

Pink Pet Stroller

Pet Gear Happy Trails Plus Pet Stroller with Weather Guard for cats and dogs up to 30-pounds, Pink Ice
Pet Gear Happy Trails Plus Pet Stroller with Weather Guard for cats and dogs up to 30-pounds, Pink Ice

If you like an awning that unzips, then this could be the stroller for you. The nylon fabric is water resistant. It's easy to fold up and I like that it has two drink holders. It can hold a cat up to 25 pounds.

 

Red Cat Stroller

Best Pet Swanky Pet Stroller, Red
Best Pet Swanky Pet Stroller, Red

A real plus with this stroller is that the interior padding is removable and washable. Another plus is that it has ventilated windows on all sides. For cats under 25 pounds.

 

Tan Cat Stroller

Pet Gear Happy Trails Stroller for Cats and Dogs up to 30-pounds, Sahara
Pet Gear Happy Trails Stroller for Cats and Dogs up to 30-pounds, Sahara

This stroller can hold up to 30 pounds, so if you have two smaller cats that get along, they can ride in it together. Shock absorbers and rear brakes make for a smooth ride.

 

Cat Carrier

Pet Gear AT3 Generation 2 All-Terrain Pet Stroller for cats and dogs up to 60-Pounds, Blue Sky
Pet Gear AT3 Generation 2 All-Terrain Pet Stroller for cats and dogs up to 60-Pounds, Blue Sky

Designed especially for cats and small animals, this stroller will hold a cat up to 25 pounds. Folds up easily for storage.

 

Stroller Tip

If you have two cats who don't like sharing a space or even a cat and a small dog, you might consider a double stroller. This way you only need one stroller.

Just make sure that the stroller can handle the weight of both animals. I suggest putting the heavier animal on the bottom. These are also great for taking kittens out for some fresh air.

Cats image courtesy of WPClipart.

Pet Double Strollers

Pink Heavy Duty Twin Double Pet Stroller
Pink Heavy Duty Twin Double Pet Stroller

If you're looking for something basic, then this could work for you. The great part about this stroller is that the carriers can be used independently and are able to be removed from the base. Perfect for neighborhood walks.

 
Guardian Gear Double Decker Pet Stroller for Dogs and Cats, Grape
Guardian Gear Double Decker Pet Stroller for Dogs and Cats, Grape

Kittywalk is known for its safety and has won numerous awards for its products. This double stroller can hold pets up to 60 pounds. It can also double as a grooming table. If you're looking for high quality, this stroller fits the bill.

 

Pet Double Strollers on eBay

See if you can find a good deal here.

Pet Stroller Tip

Some cat strollers have more than one function. Consider if you want a stroller just for taking your cat out for a walk or if you would like additional features as well.

3 in 1 Pet stroller

Four Paws 3-In-1 Pet stroller and Carrier
Four Paws 3-In-1 Pet stroller and Carrier

This stroller has many uses for cats up to 12 pounds. Use as a stroller, as well as a car seat for your cat. You can remove the carrier section and use as a shoulder bag when going out in public. I love the way you can take your cat with you wherever you go.

 

3 in 1 Cat Strollers

These are on eBay.

Pet Stroller for Cats

There is a safety issue I would like to address. Some pet strollers are made to where you can open up a section while the cat is in the stroller. Now, you may have the world's most behaved cat who would never jump out of a stroller, but you need to be careful with other animals.

You might pass by a property with a cat who is very territorial who could try to come after your cat. You might come across a dog who loves to chase cats or an exuberant puppy who wants to play which could scare your cat away. I recommend always keeping your cat stroller closed up when taking your cat out if there is a possibility of encountering other animals.

Cute kittens picture by Jetske 19 at Flickr under Creative Commons licensing.

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All Terrain Strollers

If you're planning to do a lot of running, walking on uneven surfaces or hiking, consider getting an all terrain stroller.

All Terrain Cat Strollers

AT3 All Terrain Pet Stroller RED
AT3 All Terrain Pet Stroller RED

This stroller is very durable and good for different terrains. I like the storage it has and the way it opens and closes so easily. Holds pets up to 60 pounds.

 

Introducing a Cat to a Stroller

When introducing a cat to a stroller, keep in mind that each cat is different. While some cats may take to a stroller immediately, others may need some time to get used to it.

I suggest letting your cat explore the new stroller at home before taking it for a walk. If your cat is hesitant, try putting in a treat or a favorite toy. You might also try pushing the cat around the house in a stroller so the cat can get used to the movement. Once the cat is ready, the two of you can have fun walking and running together.

Beautiful cat image by Andrea Westmoreland at Flickr through Creative Commons licensing.

What is your favorite thing to do with cats?

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      @norma-holt: Every cat is different. I have some who love to go for "walks" in a stroller and some that don't.

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      norma-holt 3 years ago

      Gosh, I think my cats would have panic attacks if I put them in a contraption like one of those and took them for a walk. One of the best things about cats is you don't need to walk them so I am stunned by the presence of these chariots of desire. Well done.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Antilles LM: Cute. :-)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @TolovajWordsmith: I don't even want to think about it!

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      Antilles LM 4 years ago

      Wow. I didn't know there were specific cat strollers. My cat is now intrigued.

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 4 years ago from Ljubljana

      They can be great fun to watch. Extremely playful pets, just keep them away from canaries...

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @PinkstonePictures: I love cuddles!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I was surprised, too!

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      PinkstonePictures 4 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      I like playing with string. Cuddles are always nice too :-D

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I didn't even know there were strollers for animals! What a neat lens!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I did a double take at your title....had not heard of cat strollers before but they make very good sense for being able to take kitty out with you safely and they feel secure being treated like royalty....the envy of their neighborhood friends for sure...cool! :)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @LouisaDembul: Aren't they fun?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @squidoopets: It is, especially with the weather warming up.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @lesliesinclair: Kities just keep getting more and more spoiled.

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      LouisaDembul 4 years ago

      I had never seen a cat stroller before!

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      lesliesinclair 4 years ago

      I don't know what to make of this. There's a whole type of life I know nothing about.

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      Darcie French 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

      What a great way for kitty to get some fresh air and kitty's mom or dad to get some exercise

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @cmadden: You are! You are!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @HSP Connections: Glad you learned something new.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @choosehappy: Thanks.

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      cmadden 4 years ago

      What an interesting idea - I wonder if I'm that brave....

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      Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend, WA, USA

      I've seen people walk their cats on a harness in my neighborhood-- but not ever in a stroller. Frankly, until about eight minutes ago, I didn't even know such a thing existed!

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      myspace9 4 years ago

      Informative and nice lens. thanks.

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Adorable ;)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @DeborahDian: Isn't it nice there's a way to now?

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kabbalah lm: Glad you've seen something new.

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      I like to play with cats, but I never thought about taking one for a walk. Great idea!

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      I have to admit I've never seen these strollers before

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @takkhisa: Playing is so fun with cats. I have one who thinks he's a superhero.

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I think my favorite thing is playing. I like playing with my granny cat.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Sara Dowling: Hope your cat likes the idea.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @ATTHED LM: Thanks for passing this on.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @ATTHED LM: Thanks for passing this on.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @theallin1writer: I hope they enjoy it.

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      Sara Dowling 4 years ago

      Its amazing the things that I have discovered on Squidoo! I didn't even know these existed! I will put the idea to my cat!

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      ATTHED LM 4 years ago

      This would be great for my aunt who's oldiest car could really do with it, I shall pass it on.

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      theallin1writer 4 years ago

      What a simple yet excellent idea! Wonder how my cats would react to a ride in a stroller... hmmm...

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks Mike!

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Dressage Husband: My cats are all indoor kitties, so this is a way I can take them for an outing.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Jack2205: It truly is. It's a great way to keep cats safe.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Jack2205: It truly is. It's a great way to keep cats safe.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Greate lense m8. Thanks for sharing...

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      Stephen J Parkin 4 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

      I usually like to leave him alone my cat Robin is a barn cat and he likes to do his own thing, but these are a great idea for town cats who may not be able to get out too much otherwise.

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      Jack 4 years ago

      A stroller is a good way for cats to get fresh air without the dangers of running loose outside.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Skin-Health: It really does. Just as dogs enjoy car rides, it makes sense that cats like to go out as well.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @PaigSr: One of my cats has so much fun doing this.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @Camden1: Yes, there is quite a variety.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @kislanyk: A lot of people enjoy taking their cats out for strolls. :-)

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @jolou: I don't blame you. Too many bad things could happen.

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      Skin-Health 4 years ago

      Seat them in my lap while they purr. I didn't know it about cat strollers. Nice invention, it makes sense for cats.

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      PaigSr 4 years ago from State of Confussion

      sleep. Have them chaise a light around the floor.

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      Camden1 4 years ago

      I had no idea that there were so many types of cat strollers - double strollers, jogging strollers - incredible!

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      Marika 4 years ago from Cyprus

      Strollers for cats? Now that's a novel idea if I've ever seen one!

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      jolou 4 years ago

      My kitty is always indoors. I'm across the street from a nice park and she might enjoy going out. I'll have to think of getting one for her. I would never let her out to wander on her own.

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      WriterJanis2 4 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: LOL That would make them very happy!

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      flycatcherrr 4 years ago

      Turn them loose in the catnip patch! ;)