Dec 082014

fountain-review1Hey everybuddy.  Ernie here.  Did you know us cats need about one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day to stay properly hydrated?  Let’s see…I weigh just over 12 pounds.  That means I need about 12 ounces of water a day.  Now some of that water I get through eating my canned stinky goodness.  But another way is by actually drinking water, which most of us cats don’t do enough of. So it’s important to make drinking water more attractive to us cats.  One way to do this is by using a drinking fountain for our water.

Making sure pets drink enough water is important to the PetSafe® people, and they have created several drinking fountains to help us kitties maintain proper hydration.

As the only pet fountains developed by a veterinarian, PetSafe® Drinkwell® pet fountains were invented in 1994 by Dr. Mary Burns, after noticing that her cat would only drink from a running faucet and would wait all day for Dr. Burns to turn the faucet on for her.  In addition to providing the moving water source that cats (and dogs, too) seek, PetSafe® Drinkwell® pet fountains aid with proper metabolism, energy conversion and temperature regulation, as well as promote healthy kidney function and prevent urinary tract infections and diseases in pets.

The PetSafe® peoples contacted us and asked if we would like to try one of their fountains…the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain.  The PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain is a stylish, ceramic fountain that freshly filters and continuously recirculates 70 ounces of free-flowing water, keeping it cleaner and fresher than a normal water bowl.

Other features include:

  • Ceramic design is more hygienic, easy to clean, and looks great in the home.
  • Dual patented free-falling streams add oxygen for freshness and encourage pets to drink more.
  • Upper and lower dishes provide two drinking areas for pets.
  • Low-voltage 12V system with submersible pump for safe and quiet operation.

PetSafe® sent us the Pagoda fountain in the newest color…Himalayan Blue (which is a great color, by the way).  It also comes in redfountain-review2 and white.

Now, we have to admit, we already have the Pagoda fountain in white and we LOVE drinking from it.  Here’s what we love about this fountain:

  • It looks really good…the design is very stylish.
  • It’s very easy to put together and maintain…for the mom’s benefit.
  • It’s pretty quiet…the running water is very zen-like.
  • We’ve had other fountains that splashed water over the side, but not the Pagoda fountain.
  • And we use it!  It’s no good having a nice looking fountain if us kitties won’t use it, right?


Hey Wally!  How’s that water?

Very refreshing, Ernie!

We give the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain BIG paws up!  If you’re interested in getting a drinking fountain, you should definitely consider this fountain.

Now here’s the best part.  The nice PetSafe® peoples have generously offered to give one our readers a PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain in the Himalayan blue color. Unfortunately, PetSafe® will only ship within the U.S., so for those of you outside the U.S. who would like to enter, you can designate a furiend or shelter in the U.S. to get the prize if you win.  Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.  The giveaway runs through December 14, 2014.  Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  We got the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain for free when we agreed to do this review and giveaway, but that’s all we got and it didn’t influence our opinion at all.


  69 Responses to “PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Fountain Review & Giveaway”

  1. Oooh! I’ve wanted one of these for a long time, and I stare at them longingly every time I’m at the big box pet store. Years ago, a friend gave us an old plastic Drinkwell that her kitty would not use, and ours wouldn’t either. I’d love to have this, because 1) Angel and Chuck need it, and 2) being a Pisces, having a water fountain in my house is good medicine!

  2. We had a water fountain when we came to live with Mum but neither of us would use it so she gave it to a cat charity so someone would make use of it.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. We don’t have a fountain, and Mom would like to encourage me to drink more water for all the reasons you stated. That Himalayan Blue is awesome – blue is our (Mom’s) favorite color!!

  4. Mom bought us a really nice Drinkwell Pagoda. She was so proud of herself for scraping together the green papers for it, got a great deal… and we never touched. Didn’t even play with it. But it was awfully pretty. She was very frustrated cuz every other kitteh she read about LOVES theirs.

  5. That looks very neat! I shall get The Staff to grapple with the rafflecopter and if we win we would like to donate to Dezi and Lexi.

  6. That sure is a wonderful looking fountain!

  7. I absolutely love my water fountain…so much so sometimes I sit and stare at it in amazement…it also has a water fall.
    Hugs Madi your bfff

  8. We had another fountain that everyone refused to use. Would love to try this one!

  9. This looks nice! Ceramic and easy to clean! Cool!

  10. We would definitely love to win this. We’re having a lot of problems with our Drinkwell not staying clean and getting “nasties” in it, which we know isn’t healthy. We love the Himalayan Blue!

  11. This is SO cool!!! I have seen them before, and just love it!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. We are really glad you got to try this fountain! We are absolutely loving ours, and it looks like you and Wally are loving yours, too!

  13. I did not realize cats needed that much water, my 20 pounder, Sammy needs a lot. That is a nice fountain.

  14. We do have a water fountain and we LOVE it! 🙂 Have a wonderful day, sweeties! 😀 xx Roxy & Tigerlino <3

  15. Neato! Mom has never bought me a fountain – we always thought the sound would scare me since I’m kind of like that but I do love fresh water and (confession) like to play in the water too so maybe this would be fun???

    Hugs, Sammy

  16. What a great post and it sure is important to have a pet fountain! We love ours!

  17. We really want a fountain so are crossing our paws that we win! You did a great job describing it!

  18. We have never tried a water fountain, but that one looks like a really good one.Love the color too.

  19. Oh Well, that darn Twitter won’t let me have any more followers.

  20. Man, Buddah would probably actually use that fountain. He won’t use mine. So he drinks from a coffee mug on the counter. Like a heathen. Sheesh.

  21. That is really nice looking fountain. I love the color, Himalayan Blue!

  22. that looks great !xx Speedy

  23. What a great fountain!

  24. We have the drinkwell 360, but this is much prettier. I hope we win.

  25. Blue! Would look lovely in my kitchen – and let me move the current stainless fountain to another location!

  26. great giveaway.. I wish I could do one of those 🙂

  27. We’ve thought about getting a fountain and that looks like a beautiful one.

  28. We love our fountain! It’s an Avalon, the round version of this one, in red.

  29. Ceramic AND easy to clean, good points ! That’s a lovely fountain ! Purrs

  30. Doesn’t anyone drink out of the toilet anymore?…just kidding. Looks very stylish and thanks for the info! =^,,^=

  31. Oops…used wrong comment…had a catterbrain moment. Thanks again!

  32. Oh, Sweet Pea is constantly bugging me to turn on the bathroom faucet for him to drink from. This fountain looks pawsome!!

  33. Very cool fountain Ernie & Wally…now if I had a kitty to go with it 😉
    Love Sherri-Ellen xxx

  34. That fountain is pretty cool Ernie!
    It’s good that you like to use it as we know water is good for you 🙂
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  35. I love these water fountains. I think my cats would have hiss at them, but the dogs would love it.

  36. This is beautiful and great! We would really like one. Put our paws in for the drawing 🙂 Paws crossed!
    Marty and the Gang

  37. that may solve the problem of getting emma drinking more. i have no worries with buster. he eats voraciously and drinks like a trucker :). well i don’t know if trucker drinks a lot, but trucker sounded right with the sentence.

  38. Mum is happy, we are both good drinking kitties.

  39. Every blue moon I drink outta my 360 fountain but lately it’s been making funny noises. I really need a new one or I’ll go back to not drinking.

  40. Neat! Would love to have one for my dogs and cats 🙂

  41. Our kitties enjoy our little outdoor water feature, so I know they would love this. What a great idea.

  42. wish mom and I had room for one.

  43. That fountain looks awesome! We have one, and it is very popular — sometimes there’s a line to get a drink!

  44. We just won one from the kitties at Fur Everywhere and are so excited to give it a try!

  45. Hi there! I guess winning twice in a row would be like being hit by lightening…… but….. why not!!! But the way, we received the Raised Dish today, and Oh my Goodness, THANK YOU so much!! Lucky wrote a review in our site 😀
    If we win this, I guess you are going to be shipping to a toasty bunch hehe

  46. That is a nice one you have there. We had one a few years ago but I think it was lost or broken in one of our many moves these last few years.

  47. I think Thunder would enjoy something like this. I am always trying to encourage him to drink more.

  48. We don’t have a cool fountain like that. Mom just puts down stupid bowls. We would love to drink from that. Oh boy!
    Mika, Sasha & Grady Lewis

  49. May I please win a Pagoda? Blue would be a lovely color.

  50. We love our pagoda fountain. So pretty and so zen to drink from. We don’t want to take the chance of someone else winning and can’t wait to see who gets this awesome fountain! Purrs…

  51. Glad you like your fountain so much, great giveaway!

  52. Oh Wow weez sure hope we win. Weez wuld luv one of those pawsum fountains. It looks weally wefureshin’ Ernie and Wally. Glad yous like it.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  53. That fountain sounds so cool! We know that drinking water is super important, but we don’t always drink like we should. That’s why we always get canned food only. A found like this seems like it would help a lot too!

  54. That is one cool fountain! We would send it to our Auntie in CA if we won! 🙂

    the critters in the cottage xo

  55. As weerd as it seems, we have tried several water fountains, and we just don’t like them. Give us a quiet bowl of tepid water every time…

  56. My cat will only drink from 1. our own water glasses, 2. the toilet or 3. the dripping sink. I think she’s very picky about fresh, cold water…

  57. Though a different brand, we loves our fountain in the kitchen. It would be nice to have one upstairs as well. And this one is so fancy! Ho, ho, ho, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  58. what a pretty shade of blue! we have a fountain now but have been looking for a ceramic or steel fountain. this one will encourage kintaro to drink lots of water.

  59. We have one of these and love it! Ours is red, but that blue sure is pretty too!

  60. I’ve never seen anything like the pet pagoda. I love it! So awesome!!! Julie

  61. What a cool give away. We only have water bowls and nothing fancy.

  62. Wow, that is a neat fountain for sure. I didn’t know we needed to drink so much water. I am thinking I need to drink up more. Thanks for letting me know about the fountain.

  63. That’s a snazzy fountain! I have two kitties who would love it!

  64. I have five Treeing Walker Coonhounds and three cats (all rescues) and right now the cats usually share the same bowls the dogs do. My hounds are a bit sloppy when it comes to drinking, and I’ve really been wanting one of these for my cats.

  65. I love the blue color. Like drinking out of the lake.

  66. Our 2 kitties would love this! It would make a great Christmas present for them.

  67. I’ve been wanting one of these!

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