I recently saw someone biking through the park with a bike trailer. I assumed they were pulling their kid, much to my surprise it was actually their golden retriever.
I thought it was a bit ridiculous, but quickly realized it's a very safe alternative. Riding your bike with a dog on a leash is very dangerous, not only for the dog, but for the bike rider as well. In this day and age of rising gas prices more and more people are riding their bikes. If you want to safely take your dog to the park, or the vet or just about anywhere and do it on your bike a pet bike trailer is the perfect choice in pet strollers.
There are a few choices when it comes to pet bike trailers. They are sturdy and safe, the decision will come with the options, and the size of your pet (and if you have more than one). And of course what you are willing to spend.
The three main brands of bike pet strollers are Solvit, ePet, and Pet Ego. They each have their benefits and drawbacks.
All the bike pet strollers come with a way to attach them to your bike, and have extra hitches available, if you have more than one bike. What they don't all come with is the jogger kit. If you plan to use your bike pet stroller as a jogging stroller as well you want to make sure you get a model that includes this feature for free.
The Premium ePet includes a free jogger kit, and runs about the same price as the Solvit Dog Bike Trailer which does NOT come with a jogger kit. There is one available, but it is an extra feature you have to purchase. The Pet Ego bike trailer also comes with a jogger kit, but you will find it is much more expensive than the other two brands.
You will also want to make sure the bike pet stroller you choose is rated for the weight of your pet. Generally the medium supports up to 45 pounds, in both the Solvit and the ePet. The large Solvit dog bike trailer supports up to 115 pounds and the Premium ePet bike trailers support 100lbs. The Pet Ego is by far the largest available dog bike trailer, it can hold more than one dog and will support up to 165 pounds.
The prices for these bike pet strollers is more than a regular pet stroller, but when you realize it will play double duty (if not triple) the price can be justified.