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Pioneer Pet Fountain Provides A Good Night’s Sleep

By Michele C. Hollow of Pet News and Views

All too often, my cat, Earl Gray, wakes me up at 2 a.m., 5 a.m., and right before the alarm goes off at 6:40 a.m. Earl wants water.

Stainless steel Rain Drop Fountain from Pioneer Pet is perfect for cats and dogs. The changeable filter keeps water clean.

I change his water bowl at least two times a day, and right before I go to sleep at night. Earl just prefers to drink from the bathroom faucet. The water has to run pencil thin, and he takes about five minutes to drink. I’ve timed him because the thought of leaving the water running all night is too upsetting. It’s wasteful.

So, I get up. If I don’t he keeps on coming back and sitting on my head. One night he started knocking things off my dresser. Yes, Earl has trained me well.

Earl is healthy. He’s been to the vet–the wonderful Marc Levine, DVM, in South Orange, NJ. Marc suggested I get a fountain.

I’ve tried fountains; Earl prefers the faucet. I have seen him drink out of his water bowl on occasion–but that is in the day time. Joanne McGonagle of The Tiniest Tiger suggested I try Pioneer Pet’s Rain Drop Fountain.

I was skeptical, and tired. I wanted an uninterrupted night’s sleep. I contacted Pioneer Pet and they sent me their stainless steel Rain Drop Fountain.

It’s an easy device to assemble, and it contains a replaceable charcoal filter for clean water. I drink filtered water at home, and now I’m pleased that Earl is drinking healthier water too.

Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to pets. The fountain is dishwasher safe, and easy to clean. It holds up to 60 ounces of water. Plus, it is quite attractive.

The motor is quiet, and replacement filters cost $7.19 at Amazon. You can also buy them at a number of pet stores. The stainless steel Rain Drop Fountain from Pioneer Pet retails for $69.99, and you can find it online at Pioneer Pet, Amazon, and a handful of other sites. It is also available at PetCo and other pet supply stores.

I’m quite happy with it because Earl is drinking clean water and I am sleeping better. And there’s more good news: Pioneer Pet gave me an extra Rain Drop Fountain to give away to one Pet News and Views’ subscriber. This is for the stainless steel model. They also make ceramic and plastic models.

Enter to Win A Stainless Steel Pioneer Pet Rain Drop Fountain
Leave a comment in the comments section of this post about your pet–dog or cat–and why you would like to win this fountain. The contest ends Friday, January 27, 2012, at 3 p.m. I will contact one winner over the weekend.

Thanks everyone: The contest is closed. I’m putting all the names in Randomizer.org and will pick one winner.

The Winner
I wish I could give everyone a fountain! The winner is Paulina Subocz. Thank you all for playing!

70 comments to Pioneer Pet Fountain Provides A Good Night’s Sleep

  • Paulina

    I just love that fountain.
    Unfortunately it’s kindof expensive.
    We’ve had other fountains, but Kiffy keeps taking them apart.
    If I leave water in a dish she’ll spill it and all the cats won’t have nothing to drink.
    When she dismantles the fountain often she does in such a way that they can’t drink untill I come home and put it back together.

    Have been meaning to get the steinless steel one when I get some extra money, think the stainless steel is a lot healthier than plastic.

  • Helen Vassos

    thanks so much for this Michele. Would love to buy one for Sophi but I have seen that this company does not ship outside US and Canada, although they are represented here in Australia. Will definitely order one later on, because they are very expensive here- your model is only 19.95 $ in the U.S, and its selling here for 109.95$ without shipping. It’s quite steep.

  • Susan Pike

    Tasha my 16 year old cat with CRF needs to drink more water because of her kidneys so this would be a good way to get more water in her. Also will help her live a lot longer. Being on a fixed it’s hard to find the extra money for things like this.

  • calico

    My two older cats love to drink from the faucet. This would be wonderful for them, I could use bottled water and I know they would love to use it. Thanks so, so much for this chance to win one.

  • Barbara Sampson

    With three kitties, we have different preferences. I think this fountain would offer a wonderful option.

  • Barbara White

    I have Pioneer’s pet fountain–the ceramic model & our two cats love it. I wouldn’t mind winning a stainless steel version.

  • Linda G

    We have three dogs, it would be great to win this fountain… my blind Llhasa apso would be loving this as he could hear the water bubbling instead of falling in the bowls…

  • Kristin

    I would love to win one of these for my parents. They have two senior cats, Rover and Emily. Rover is a small, black female cat with a knack for getting in trouble. One of her greatest loves in the world is running water. As she is getting older her bone have become more fragile and the poor kitty actually fractured her front paw last year jumping off kitchen counter. My parents have been able to train her (as much as you can train a cat) from getting up to high places but she hasn’t been able to get her fix of running water.

    This would be PUUURFECT for her! It will bring her back to her spry days of yore.

    As long as it goes to a home where it will be used I’ll be happy whoever wins….but just a little bit more if you give it to Rover. :)

  • OutdoorPro

    If you are thinking about adding a pet fountain to your home and pet’s life, you are making good sense. That is because there are real, identifiable health benefits to your pets if you allow them access to moving water. At the same time, these great pet accessories make your life easier so it really is a win win situation.

  • Sally Wilson

    Cat are self sufficient. I love that about them! I want to help them continue to be that way. I always want to provide them with fresh water, so they can be their best! We have very hard water here. This fountain would help. :)

  • Diane

    One of my cats had a urinary blockage and the vet said it’s important that they drink plenty of water and one way to do that was with a fountain. This stainless steel Rain Drop Fountain looks like a quality product that we would love to try!

  • Kim M

    I think my cat Stripe would love this. She loves to play in the dogs water dish, and tries to drag it around the room. I think the lure of running water would catch her eye!

  • .What a great product…especially not being plastic…and is dishwasher safe!
    We have a tough time around our house with water bowls because our polydactyl constantly spills it just to stare at the water on the floor, lol

  • Linda Szymoniak

    I keep a double dish of water out for my pets, but once the dogs drink from it, the cats avoid it. My little cat likes to drink from the sink, too – just a tiny stream of water but of course she won’t turn it off when done. LOL! This would be perfect for my three cats, and would leave the standard water bowls to the dogs!

  • Tiffany

    My 3 cats would love this fountain!

  • Elizabeth Flynn

    Wow, this would be so pawesome to win. The Shadow Dance Ranch kittehs would be so proud to own one of these. Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.

  • Jim Wilson

    We have 2 PAMPERED, Katrina PUPS, named Maude and Mona. Mona is becoming quite the “Celeb” on Twitter…and has threatned to move out…if we don’t get her THE “IN” Pet gift…Pioneer Pet Fountain…..!!

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  • Nicole S

    From what I have read, I think Susan or Linda deserve it more then the rest of us! I would love to win it myself with four children, 2 dogs and a cat that only drinks out of the sink so I can’t always give her the 4 minutes she wants but I’ll take that over have a blind animal that falls into the dish & one with kidney problems! Good luck Susan & Linda!