Stroller Dogs: RVers love their dogs

Written by on January 18, 2013 in People & Places, Videos

Find a group of RVers and you’ll find dogs.

And you won’t have to look too hard to find some very pampered pooches.

Long after many RVers have raised their own families, many are back pushing strollers. This time, instead of their own babies or grandkids, they’re pushing strollers with their new babies – dogs.

RV shows draw huge crowds. From the inside exhibition space to the outdoor displays, it can get very congested at times and if you are accompanied by a creature with little legs…you need some help.

Many of the folks I talked to had two dogs. Some three. Several said the main reason they travel in an RV is so they can bring their dogs with them. “Go to an RV show or rally and if there are 100 coaches there, 90 of them have dogs,” said one man I videoed. His wife had a harness around her shoulders and neck that held a dangling dog in a sling like contraption at her waist.

For their part, the pups sure looked happy. Some had bows on their heads. A miniature poodle wore a Harley Davidson puppy-size T-shirt. Several had fancy collars with lots of doggie bling.

I started taking stills and video after seeing dozens of stroller-pushing RVers at the Florida RV Supershow in Tampa. The video is above…photos below.

We RVers sure love our dogs. At the very end of the still photos below is my 70-pound Norwegian Elkhound Tai. We brought him down with us but left him with the grandkids in Georgia while we were visiting the show.

No way I’m pushing him in a stroller.

He could pull me. Not a bad idea, come to think of it. He is a sort of sled dog, after all.

Cats? Didn’t see a one.

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About the Author: Mike is a veteran journalist who, with his wife, Jennifer, and Norweigian Elkhound, Tai, travels North America in a Type B motorhome, blogging about the people, places, joys and frustrations of RV life on the road. He is the official on-the-road reporter for the Family Motor Coach Association. a columnist with Family Motor Coaching Magazine and his Roadtreking reports appear in numerous newspapers and publications. He enjoys camping (obviously), hiking, biking, fitness, photography, video editing and all things dealing with technology. His PC MIke TV reports, on personal technology are distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations. .

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  1. Kiki Dunigan says:

    I never camp without my dog, but since he weighs 120 lbs. I could not put him in a stroller, though sometimes he just stops walking, sits down, and refuses to budge! Once that happens, I have no choice but to sit down next to him and wait it out.

    I have only met one person who brings her cat with her in the RV. She travels alone and keeps her cat with her for company. Then again, I never once saw her step outside her RV, so maybe a dog wouldn’t be happy with her!

  2. Sal says:

    We have two min pins and they love being pushed around in their stroller. We too got onto RVing because we wanted to travel with our pets. Our kids teeze us that they never had it so good when they were growing up. We just laugh.

  3. Caroline says:

    my refrigerator keeps freezing everything, even on the number 1 setting. Any tips? Do I need a new frig? Where is the best place to get one? Or how can it be checked to see if it’s a simple fix? Mine is a 3 way. Propane, AC, and DC.

  4. Cajunville says:

    Nothing against dogs and we see very pampered RV dogs, we travel with our two cats, Missy Elliot & Noel. Our cats never venture outside but love to view the world from our many RV windows. And what a world they get to see!

  5. Jo Russ-Keller says:

    We have a buggy for our dog that hooks to our bikes, so he can go on bike rides with us.

  6. Jane Lange says:

    We have traveled everywhere with our doggie stroller!!! Wouldn’t live without one! I even take him in walmarts!

  7. So cute post might keep our friends safer

  8. Got one we keep our doggie safe

  9. A doggie stroller? Are you kidding me?

  10. Why? I could see if he was handicapped but I’m pretty shure that’s what the mf got legs for! IJS…….

  11. Bob Eid says:

    Just leave your pet at home

  12. Linda Thomas says:

    Wonder how their kids were treated? I love dogs, cats, etc. but this over the top stuff really gets to me. Not sure who is the lazier.

  13. Marjorie Stewart says:

    My dog is to big for a stroller so I bought a trailer for her and it joins to my bike and away we go :D /*

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