Confidence Deluxe Folding Four Wheel Pet Stroller Review

 

The Confidence Deluxe Folding Four Wheel Pet Stroller is a great addition to any household with a dog weighing up to 20lbs. After carrying my dog Red around on family outings or trips to the vet for longer than I can remember, I decided it was time to stop breaking my back and look into getting a pet stroller. There are a lot of them to choose from, but one stood out for me – The Confidence Deluxe Pet Stroller.

I love it so much, and I know what a difference it can make to your dog’s quality of life, I had to share this with you.

A quick mention – it’s available on Amazon Prime!

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Convenient front and rear entry

You want a stroller that’s easy to use, and that means hassle free when it comes to putting your dog in and taking him out. There are two ways to do that – at the top like a regular baby stroller, or through a rear panel that unzips. This second access point is super convenient if the sunshade is down and zipped up. It’s also handy if you’re pushing the stroller and want to hand your dog a drink or a treat. Just reach down, open the zipper then close it back up.

Portable

This pet stroller folds down in a second, and opens just as quickly and easily – no complicated manoeuvres required! Being lightweight means no problem lifting it into the trunk of your car. When not in use stow it away in a closet without sacrificing much space, or under a bed.  

A smooth ride

I use it on sidewalks and paved paths and Red seems very comfortable in it, no jostling around.

Features and specifications

  • Easy to assemble – less than 5 minutes and no tools required
  • Lightweight and easy to manoeuver
  • Collapsible protective canopy
  • Mesh in the front, back, and on the sunshade for ventilation on warm days, and protection against bugs or flying insects
  • Good size basket holds some shopping, extra sweater, leashes, treats, snacks…
  • Cushioned handlebar
  • Parent tray with 2 cup holders and larger section to hold phone, keys, treats…
  • A spongy insert for comfort
  • Safety tether to clip onto harness or collar
  • Foot locking rear wheels
  • Folds in seconds
  • Clasp on frame locks the stroller when closed
  • Holds up to a 20lb dog comfortably
  • Full dimension 32.3” x 17.7” x 38.2”
  • Enclosed size: 22″ x 13.4″ x 11″, Folded size: 32.7″ x 7.3″ x 15″, Handle bar height: 39.4″

Who can benefit from a pet stroller?

I have to say YOU because you no longer have to carry your dog around, and YOUR DOG because he gets to join you on more outings.  

Senior dogs, dogs with arthritis or joint problems that can’t walk as far as they used to. Bringing a stroller on your walks means she (or he) can walk as far as is comfortable, then hitch a ride the rest of the way. You don’t have to rush back home and your dog can still enjoy being outside.

A dog recovering from illness or surgery that may not be allowed to walk, other than a quick pee and poop. Putting him in the stroller gives him an opportunity to get out and about, see pals, get some fresh air and prevent boredom.  

Transporting puppies or kittens and you don’t want to have to carry a crate.

Many cat parents use a pet stroller.

Perfect for use on busy streets, festivals or taking the family for a fund day out. Small dogs can easily get stepped on, feel anxious in large crowds, or find dropped food on the ground that can make him sick. The stroller will keep him safe, and for that extra secure feeling close and zip the sunshade and create a cosy “den on the move.”

I’d like to share the benefits it has brought to our lives

The love of my life is a blind Chihuahua/Min Pin named Red. She is approximately 16 years old and an absolute joy. She can’t walk too far so we go for lots of short strolls. When I want to take her for longer outings or on day trips, I couldn’t do it without the pet stroller. Although she only weighs about 9 lbs, after 10 minutes she starts feeling more like 50! I’ve taken it on buses and trains, and it’s so easy because it’s lightweight and folds up in seconds.It makes me happy knowing I can include Red in more activities because of it.

Although I originally bought the dog stroller for her, it turns out it had another use I never could have anticipated.

We have another dog named Jack and one day last year, within the space of a few hours, his back legs became paralysed. Long story short, he had spinal surgery and months of recovery. He was only allowed out a couple of minutes at a time to begin with, so with his neurologist’s approval, I would take him out and about in the stroller so he wouldn’t get depressed stuck in his crate all day every day.

There’s room enough for my two dogs (9lbs & 10lbs) to sit, but not lie down. That’s okay because Jack only spends a few minutes in it if he needs a rest after running around, or we’re in a crowd and he might get hurt.

Some things to consider

I don’t believe they are deal breakers but I do think they are important for you to be aware of.

The cup holders are deep enough for cups and small bottles, but not larger ones. I’m not too bothered because I put it in the basket underneath, or in the folds of the sunshade if I want easy access.

If you’re standing behind the stroller and you reach over the handlebars to put something into the stroller, or to pet your dog, hold onto the stroller or your body will tip it backwards. I know that from personal experience but thankfully Red was fine. In the years I’ve had it, it is not something that has ever happened on its’ own, only the one time when I caused it. Now I just go to the side of the stroller and do what I have to do.

A little bumpy over non smooth surfaces like a pebbled path, so I stick to paved sidewalks and paths.

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Customer Reviews and Scores

I found 297 customer reviews at the time of writing and they had awarded this Confidence Deluxe Pet Stroller 4.6 stars out of a possible 5 on average.

“I take my 17 lb shih tzu everywhere in this! I absolutely love it. I’ll be taking her to Europe next year with this stroller. It is a life saver on hot days or when my dog is too tired to keep walking. It’s very sturdy, lightweight, the brakes lock well and collapses for easy storage. Buy it!

“I love this. I put both my small babies in it one 5lbs one 7lbs and a dog bed. Sturdy yet very lightweight, easy to open and close. Get so many compliments.”  

“Wow! Impressive. This stroller has features that much more expensive strollers don’t even have. Such as the tray on the handle which will hold 2 bottles of water/pop and a tray for keys/cell phone/etc., and the basket underneath which is roomy enough to hold my iPad, supplies, whatever. The stroller zips/unzips easily, is roomy, has a pad (although I have added a baby blanket for additional comfort) and a strap to hook collars/harnesses. If you are looking for a high quality, well featured stroller, then this is the stroller for you!”

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Conclusion

As far as I’m concerned, the pet stroller is one of the all time greatest inventions. Not only are they a great help to us as pet parents, but it means our dogs can accompany us more than they might have been able to otherwise. I have had the Confidence Deluxe Foldable Pet Stroller for over 2 years now, and I honestly can say I don’t know how I managed without it.

I highly recommend this product.

 

Note: There’s good news if you like to jog or cycle with your dog. Jogger strollers and bike trailers are available, and here are a couple of reviews I hope you find helpful.

Pet Gear AT3 Stroller

Pet Gear Jogger Stroller

PetZip Pet Happy Trailer Stroller

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confidence Deluxe Folding Four Wheel Pet Stroller Review
Hindy Pearson
Helping people care for their senior dogs
I am a certified dog trainer and pet care consultant, specialising in working with rescue dogs and first time pet parents. I foster and adopt senior and special needs dogs, and advocate for shelter adoption of all animals, particularly older dogs and cats. I am currently working on a spay/neuter program in Spain.

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17 thoughts on “Confidence Deluxe Folding Four Wheel Pet Stroller Review

  1. hi there!
    Thank you for your Confidence deluxe pet stroller review! This is a stylish stroller for sure! Any dog would be happy to stroll in that 🙂 And any owner who then does not have to carry their dog would be happy too! I think it is a small price to pay to increase yours and your dog quality of life. A friend of mine has a senior dog but the dog is quite bigger. Do they sell strollers for larger and heavier dogs?

    1. Hi Emily, thank you for your comment. They’re typically for smaller dogs, but there are wagons and other types of strollers for bigger dogs. I will be discussing other options in upcoming reviews.

  2. I like the idea of being able to take your dog with you. It would be great if there were something for bigger dogs. I’ve got an aging rottweiler. Most of the time we leave her because she can’t do all the walking when we go to parks or music festivals. I’m looking forward to your next post when you review products for bigger dogs.

    1. Hi Rawl, Rottweilers are such beautiful looking dogs! It does feel much better when you can bring your dog along, if you’re in a position to do so. I just saw someone today pulling a huge cart, with a really big older dog in it. I’m going to do some research and write/review alternatives for big dogs. Stay tuned!!

  3. This is a wonderful site, Hindy. I don’t have a pet but one of my neighbors has an elderly dog who loves to go for a walk in her stroller! I’m not sure what brand it looks just like yours. What a terrific invention.

    1. Thanks very much Cheryl, I appreciate your kind words. It’s nice to know your neighbour’s dog is able to get out and enjoy. I can’t tell you how many people I’ve come across, who have never seen a dog stroller before. Many comment on how helpful it would be for their pet. It definitely is a great invention.

  4. Thanks Hindy, for the awesome information! I have a friend who loves to do these kinds of things with her dog. She was honestly surprised to find that she had never heard of this product!

    Thanks again!

  5. I honestly never knew you could get a stroller for your dog!

    I have three dogs with the eldest going on four so a few years before she will need one but i will certainly look into it when the time comes to make her more comfortable. No doubt her two pups we have will also want to jump in too.

    What a great idea.

    1. Hi Lee, based on the looks and comments we get when out with Red, I would say most people didn’t know either. They are definitely a great idea, now a senior dog doesn’t have to get left behind on long walks.

  6. Very detailed and informative (I don’t mean to sound cliche), US pet owners can get quite envious (seeing that this is a UK website). The information gives readers full insight on the item being promoted, which gives them confidence in purchasing the item.

    1. Hi, so glad you found the review informative. I wouldn’t say it’s a UK website, I’m from North America, I just happen to live in the UK, but the information is applicable to all who share their lives with senior dogs. I do hope they feel confident in the product, based on my experience.

  7. This is such a good review for the Confidence Deluxe Four Wheel Pet Stroller. This stroller looks great – the elderly dog can still get their fresh air and enjoy the outdoors even if they aren’t able to walk far. That will make all the difference to the quality of the dog’s life!

    Your site is really looking great. Keep up the good work.
    Hannah.

    1. Hi Hannah, thanks for your comment, and so glad you like the site. It’s a work in progress… I wish I had known about dog strollers years ago, they’re such a wonderful way to include a senior dog in activities they couldn’t have participated in before.

  8. I love my stroller and my little dog does too! The only complaint I have is the fact the wheels are made of plastic. Can we purchase replacement wheels? Can we possible purchase rubber wheels to replace the plastic ones ? My little dog cries now to go for walks and it is making me be more accountable for my exercise walks.

    1. Some wheels are made of rubber, it all depends on the type of stroller. Replacement wheels are often available, so my advice is to contact the store you bought it and the manufacturer. You could also possibly replace them with a better quality from another stroller, you would have to make sure the sizes and hardware match. Ask the manufacturer what they recommend as they would be in the best position to offer advice about their products. So glad your little one loves it, the stroller is the best purchase I’ve made for my older dog.

  9. Thank you for posting such a detailed review! I was wondering if you might be able to answer 2 questions for me. Is the top handle bar made of rubber or foam? If it is made of rubber, is the rubber smooth throughout, or does it have ridges throughout the rubber?

    1. Thanks Betty and thanks for writing in. The handle is made of rubber and it has slight horizontal ridges. It’s comfortable to hold onto and your hands don’t slip if they’re wet. Are you thinking of buying one for your dog?

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