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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

  • Amy Rouse

    This would be great for my chihuahua. She only weighs 5# but I walk her a LOT and in this Florida heat I am constantly refilling her water bowl! The water here is questionable, so I spend a lot buying spring water for us both. This looks like just the ticket to take care of both issues.

  • Either way I am determined to have this type of fountain , The simple design & stainless steel is the appeal for me, My boy tabby cat has literally destroyed a domed
    pet fountain , He is now taking apart the Cat It fountain I bought not that long ago
    Once he gets the top parts off he splashes the water all over our plant/ cat room
    where the cats things are kept , thus sending the other cats running !
    Well its on my wish list ,
    Thanks so much.

  • Amy Donovan

    I have two very spoiled older inside cats (Willie and KC) and I am SO EXCITED that we are getting a new PUPPY on Thursday so I could really use this fountain! Thank you kindly! Amy Donovan

  • Reggie Lim

    Our cat also loves having fresh water. She’ll meow and let us know! I’d love for her to try out this fountain πŸ™‚

  • Dee VonHasseln

    My 10 cats would love this!

  • heidi p

    I have a Snowshoe named Frankie who thinks that anytime I go into the bathroom, he’s going to get to drink from the sink. The other two cats in my house are similarly spoiled, but instead of drinking from the sink they prefer their water from my drinking glass. Just mine, not Hubby’s. Help? πŸ™‚

  • charon170

    I would love a stainless steel fountain. I have a plastic fountain now and my cat loves it, but it is definitely in need of replacing. I think the stainless steel will hold up much better.

  • Nicole Schatten

    I have 4 cats, one of which has had a blockage in his urinary tract, and one of which has had a UTI. We have a big fountain for them on the main floor of the house and a water bowl for upstairs. They never use the water bowl, and I am concerned that if they are upstairs they’ll just forgo drinking rather than go all the way downstairs for water. So, if we had this neat fountain, I could put one upstairs in their room and perhaps entice them to drink more often.

  • Barb Plum

    My cats used to drink from a fountain, but it was plastic and I felt it couldn’t be sterilized well, so I ditched it. I have one 17 year old cat who insists on drinking from the tap in the bathroom or in the kitchen. He’ll sit in the sink and stare at the faucet until “magically” it starts to dispense water (mom or dad have NOTHING to do with it, of course – it’s the power of his stare!!) LOL!! Brutus would love a fresh new fountain!

  • Anne

    We woud love this. Although tap water is ok, we really love it when Dad shares a bottled water with us. The charcoal filter should make this water very tasty, and we will drink more, and that will help keep our
    kidneys healthier. We are well fed and loved kitty cats, who sleep on the bed or Mom’s chair when she is in the other room. Since I am the Alpha Cat, I get to wear the collar and bell, I actually found it,
    it belonged to the previous Alpha Cat, who is no longer with us. I asked nicely, and now I get to wear it. I am hoping that if I ask nicely, you will send us the pet fountain. Please remember that typing is
    difficult when you have paws, not fingers, even when you are the Alpha Cat. Thank you. Nick, the Alpha Cat.

  • Sherree Smith

    I have 4 elderly cats that have health issues so I keep a watchful eye on their eating and drinking habits. They simply WILL NOT drink from a regular water bowl–they want fresh, oxygenated water. I bought them a fountain dish with a water filter, but I have been disappointed in my investment–the filter sheds fibers that continually block the water flow, thus causing a lot of maintenance. A dish like the Pioneer Pet Fountain would be the perfect solution! I know my kitties would love having clean, fiber-free, fresh water anytime!

  • I really love my fountain too. I am not entering the contest because I am already enjoying running water but just wanted to say how much I like mine and that I think any cat would be thrilled to receive this great fountain. xoxo

  • Stephanie Houston

    My oldest dog Abby has liver and gall bladder problems to where she has to be on 85.00 dollars a month on meds…she always needs fresh filtered water to keep things flowing correctly…we would be happy to win this filtered water bowl…Thank You

  • I have 3 Golden Retrievers, 3 chickens, 1 rooster and 6 ducks…..when it gets cold outside, the water for the ducks and chickens freezes, and it would be wonderful for me to have so that they will always have fresh tasting water….also could use it for my 3 lovely “Golden” girls !!!! fresh tasting water is always a must in our home!

  • Tiffanie Lovett

    Hi All!

    I’m a foster for New Jersey Aid For Animals. At the moment, I am fostering four dogs on top of my dog Carmen and 2 cats. As you can guess, I have a lot of water bowls around the house to accommodate them. Two of my dogs have medical conditions as they were found abandoned in the woods. One of their medical conditioned causes skin flaking and hair loss issues. I believe that these two dogs (beagles) would benefit greatly having a filtered water system. It would keep their water clean longer and since I often get dogs with similar skin issues to foster, it would continue helping dogs that came into my care.

  • I have a dog, Kirby, and two cats, Chelsea and Kaitlyn. We always have one foster dog with us – right now it’s Fritz. This water fountain would be lovely for them!

    Kirby is very good about letting me know their water bowl is empty – he (15 lbs) jumps at the kitchen sink to cue me! Lol! He would very much appreciate not having to do that anymore!

  • What a great giveaway! We live and die by our water fountains, but I’ve never tried the Pioneer Pet Fountain! Our pets adore running water and we have seen a marked increase in their health.

  • Ashlie and Teddy B.

    My little Pekingese, Teddy, isn’t the greatest drinker in the world – he’s messy, often drinks water “down the wrong tube” as my mother used to say and often drops toys, bottle caps, food and other random items into his water dish after having forgotten he was carrying them around when he got thirsty. The dog has some quirks, but he’s sweet and, honestly, the best dog in the world and I love him to death. Unfortunately, for such a little guy, he drinks A TON of water and we live in a little apartment where the water quality is terrible and the faucets are incompatible with a lot of attachable filters on the market (this place is old) – I will not drink the water out of the tap even if I boil it and add tea. As a result, I drink mostly gatorade and juice and I spend a ton on buying bottled water for Teddy and the rest of my furry babies.

    I have considered many types of water dishes and have had trouble finding one that fits all the necessary criteria. Either they are too loud for my little apt and we cant sleep over the noise or the water still isn’t filtered well enough or the dishes are not heavy enough to deter the cat from pushing them around and over, spilling all the water during the night. Beyond that, I need one that the pets won’t chew, that holds quite a bit of water and that isn’t hard for Teddy to get the hang of (or he just gives up.) I’ve seen some nice ones at pet stores in surrounding cities but it’s always hard to spend 140$ on it when I know I can buy a case of water for 10 every week (sounds sad, I know, but I just got laid off from three jobs in 11 months and money is a scary situation right now.)

    Thank you for posting about the Pioneer Pet Fountain – it sounds like it would work well for my personal situation, and at a more reasonable price than I’ve seen so far in similar models; I will have to check it out next time I take a trip out of town to PetCo.

  • Eli

    I have 4 cats 3 of which hardly ever drink water unless its from the toilet :S This fountain sounds great and would probably encourage my kitties to want to drink from a much better and more sanitary bowl. I don’t want my poor kitties getting ill or dehydrated :c

  • Krissy

    My cat Bailey is getting up there in years and water is vital to keeping her health up. She too enjoys “moving” water. The fountain I have for her is on it’s last leg and I would love to have a smaller, quieter waterer to keep her healthy and happy.

  • Debbie Stephens

    my cats would love this!! all thre love running water and try dumping their dish if it isn’t crystal clear!

  • Jill Brooks

    I would love one of these dishes for my two cats. My kitten dumps the water bowl as soon as he is done with it. I find myself filling the water bowl all day long.

  • Dianne

    I too have a cat who thinks she can only drink from a faucet so I’m almost embarrassed to say my husband and I now have a system. I give her a drink at midnight and two and he gives her another at five so we can make it through the night. A fountain would give us a chance at a good nights sleep – please, we really need it.

  • Lisa

    My cat would love this, as his previous home had one.

  • I have 1 very spoiled tabby cat πŸ™‚ I think she would love to have a fountain !!! She loves playing in water… Anything she can find to put in her bowl and fish it out and bring it to me soaking wet LOL

  • Patricia

    I love this as my Oliver does the same thing about water. He simply loves to drink water – and if the small crystal bowl is less than 1/2 full, he will sit by it and stare at me until I get the “idea”…. cats, can’t live without them and they know it! This bowl is on the dining room table – Gosh forbid it being on the floor – only cat food goes on the floor, gentlemen drink their water at the table! I’d LOVE the fountain, and more importantly, Oliver would love it too.

    We sit here crossing our fingers and claws, waiting to hear if we win!

  • kim

    I have 2 dogs and one cat who all love to have teh water changed all the time. This would be a great way to keep them all happy!

  • Fulvia

    It should be a lot of fun for my dogs πŸ™‚ !

  • Aliza

    Toffee prefers running water as well. Every time I go to the bathroom she hops up on the sink and meows and rubs on it until I turn it on! She even loves to go in the shower when I’m done to catch the water drops with her tongue, and when it’s dripping slower, she catches the drops in her paws!

  • Melanie

    I have two cats and every morning they wake me up for food and water about 6am. They have there funny ways of waking me up when they want something. Rufus wakes on me and meows in my face and purrs really really loud!!! Tilly well she stands right in your face and rubs her cold nose and eyes on your face as well as trys to get your hand to go over her head for a pet!!! As soon as I am up the cats run to the fridge and see me grab the water out of it and run over to there water bowls, and then there off to there food bowls. My cats love nothing more then drinking lots of water and eatting!!! This is why i think my cats would like the water bowl!!!

  • Jennifer

    This is awesome! All 3 of my dogs have been rescued and are very loved in my house. They range for 3 lbs to 45 lbs and would love to have this awesome water bowl.

  • Kaitlyn

    Would love to have one!

  • I have a fountain now, but this one is higher quality and looks much easier to clean. I have a cat and two dogs (and a rotating cast of foster cats and dogs passing through), so this would really come in handy!

  • Vickie

    Our two girls love the water, especially to put some of their favorite toys into their drinking bowl. They would definitely be intrigued by a fountain (and maybe their toys would stay drier).

  • Anita

    I know our five cats would be happy to get another fountain! I would put it upstairs in my office so they could have access on multiple locations!
    THANKS!!

  • We’re throwing our hats into the ring to compete for the wonderful drinking fountain! I have both cats and dogs, and I don’t think the kitties appreciate sharing the community water dishes with the slobbers. Actually the cats have separate bowls too, but with my own and several foster kitties, they go through the water quickly. I’m sure they would love an actual water fountain of their own. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for this opportunity! (And glad you are sleeping later in the a.m.!)

  • gia

    i have a plastic water fountain at home for my two cats. IT SUCKS. i got it because my cat penny LOVES fresh water. she is always on a counter trying to get water from a faucet.

    plastic water fountains are hard to clean! and they get nasty easily! mildew and salt deposits… ugh! i even emailed the company about how best to clean it, but they weren’t helpful :[

    i would love to win a stainless steel one that GOES IN THE DISHWASHER! how awesome and easy is that!

  • Angela

    Okay, reading all these comments has just made my day πŸ™‚ We ALL seem to have animals that have trained us VERY well and they should be SO proud! haha! Any one of the comments above would be well deserving to receive the fountain free πŸ™‚ I will add my comment for many of the same reasons that have been mentioned above…having 2 cats wake us up at 4:30 (b/c that’s when my other-half gets up for work) by whatever means necessary…having one of the cats preferring drinking out of the sink (whether bathroom or kitchen doesn’t matter) and will talk at us until we turn it on….having the same one enjoying getting in the shower to drink the water from there (and seriously not caring that he gets wet!)…if the water bowl is empty at ANY point, the younger one will run wildly from one end of the house to the other end until we get him more water…all valid reasons that have been mentioned above πŸ™‚ Either way, I think this was VERY thoughtful of Pioneer Pet Fountain to send you an extra one and I may now have to look at their site and see what other items they have πŸ™‚

  • My hubby and I have a petsmart water fountain with filters.

    It is a mess. If we don’t disassemble the entire thing, clean the filter, scrub every strange nook and cranny as well as pump with anti-bacterial soap, we have algae forming within two days. It’s also plastic and some of the corners and angles are so small I have to scrub with a tooth brush to get all the algae out. :/ We want so much a better solution for our two cats, Flora and Isis. Especially Flora who is a “must have fresh water every time I drink!” sort of cat that I worry one day will get her head stuck in a cup trying to drink out of ours!

    This looks amazing. And I am REALLY sold on the dishwasher safe part. But mostly on the fact it looks so much easier to clean, maintain and I feel like it would be such a step up for our kitties. Would love to win! Flora and Isis would, too!

  • Lisa

    I would love to win this! I, too, have kitties that wake me up wanting fresh water. One, Sophie, has decided that if she can’t have it fresh from the faucet then my water glass is acceptable, so I leave a wide-mouthed glass on the sink filled to the top. Unfortunately, if I forget, she tries to put her head in my glass, usually knocking it over, and sometimes breaking the glass. And I’d love to have something that I could run through the dishwasher; cleaning a platic fountain is such a hassle! Thanks in advance!

  • Valerie

    After Jake’s emergency hospital stay for a blocked urinary tract the vet wants me to encourage him to drink more water. This looks like a good way to make that happen!!!

  • Dianne

    Love this giveaway! One of my dogs will only drink water from the “water bowl” when the water is fresh. She will stare at me or stare at the bowl until I change the water. I too am well trained. When I see her going to the bowl, I immediately pick it up and change the water. But I admit that my life as caretaker of 3 senior dogs would be a little easier if the water bowl refreshed itself!

  • Amy Orvin

    I have 5 cats and they will love this fountain. They love drinking out of spickets.

    2dogs5catscrew@att.net

  • Rita Raynor

    This would be great for my 2 cats because my husband & I having been traveling every other weekend to my mother in laws because she has cancer and needs a hand. So my cats are left for 1 1/2 days alone. I fill up 3 bowls of water for them but this would great because it will be fresh.

  • I would LOVE to win this. My cat Smudgie has just been diagnosed with renal insufficiency. He is a happy guy and drinks LOTS of water. I change his water frequently and leave several bowls around the house. I think having the running water will keep him and the other cats drinking happily. Thanks for posting about this.

  • Hi Michele:
    Another great blog. Informative and humorous. I can totally identify with Earl’s tactics to wake you in the morning. I have two cats who do the same thing. They jump on my head, walk across my body numerous times and if that doesn’t work, they start knocking things off the night table. My cats also enjoy their water changed frequently. If I don’t change it often enough they don’t drink as much as they should and since they are on kibble only, water intake is essential. I would love the new fountain.
    P.S. Glad you are able to get your zzzzz’s now.

  • Bettina Lemmon

    Oh how my boys love fresh running water! Please oh please let us win!

  • I, too, have a cat who likes to get me up to turn on the tub faucet for him because trickling water tastes SO much better than still water (even still water that was poured into his dish three minutes ago). Eventually, the two dogs caught on that I was turning on the faucet for the cat, and now THEY want flowing water, too. I want all the pets out of my tub, and to not be barked or mratted at for water when the water dishes are all full. This sounds like a great solution for everyone! Plus, it would be especially enjoyed by Lexie (the lab), who has fountain fantasies since she accidentally-on-purpose jumped into a fountain at the hotel we were staying at last year.

  • Sharon Lake

    Wow! I’m impressed. I have been looking at fountains, but not liking all the plastic. I bought one, but my cat didn’t like the motor noise. Plus, with all it’s little areas, it’s a pain to clean!! What a waste of money.

    Now we have two cats and they both like drinking from the faucet or from the tub faucet. I give them two bowls of fresh water every day in two different areas of the house. But a stainless steel fountain…

    Thank you for sharing this with all of us who adore our babies.

    Sharon

  • Shirley

    We have 5 cats. Four which we rescued. Casey my senior cat is 15 and he was my moms cat. Mom is long gone now but she instilled in me a love of animals. My other cats are Stewie 1, Blackie 3, Lola, 7, and Tiffany 8. They were all either strays or rescued by me from the kill shelter. I could really use this drinking fountain because 3 of my cats love to drink from the either the sink or the bathtub. Casey is one of my sink drinkers and he is finding it harder and harder to climb in and out of the tub forget about the sink. I was so worried that he would go without water that I bought a plastic fountain but Stewie broke it.I can’t afford to buy another one right now.I would love this so much!

  • 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. πŸ™‚

  • 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. πŸ™‚

  • 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!