A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smile – Washington Irving
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Who doesn’t love the sound of a fountain? The water softly trickling as background noise. No, I’m not talking about a grand fountain in a park or even one the one bubbling in your garden. I’m talking about a dog fountain, the Fresh Flow Rain Fountain by Petmate to be exact! This cute little water fountain is designed as a water bowl for cats and dogs. It is so important to always have water available for your pets and the Fresh Flow Rain Fountain helps you keep the water fresh and encourages your pets to drink up.
I was so excited when we received our fountain on Saturday that I couldn’t wait to get it out of the box and set up for our furry tribe. The Fresh Flow Rain Fountain arrived ready for assembly and everything was safely wrapped in bubble wrap. After freeing all of the pieces it only took 5 minutes to put the whole fountain together. Everything except the four D cell batteries and a screw driver (for the battery compartment) was included in the packaging.
The Fresh Flow Rain Fountain comes in a nice clean white color and is a simple design. Both of which makes it easy for this fountain to fit into most any home’s decor. The fountain is 12.9″ x 10″ x 9.2″ in size and weighs in at around 2 lbs before water is added. It is made of a sturdy plastic except for the water pump and filter. We measured out the water this little baby would hold and came up with about 2 quarts. That’s more than the water bowl we normally use for all five of our critters.
The Fresh Flow Rain Fountain is battery operated so it can be placed anywhere in your home. You fill the bowl with water to within 1/4 of an inch from the rim. Switch the button in the back to “On” and watch the flow begin. The pump draws the water up from the bowl through the filter through a tube inside the fountain. When the water reaches the top of the tube, it creates a second drinking area on top of the water chamber. After climbing to the top of the fountain, the water trickles or rains down filling the water chamber. As that chamber fills, the water is released back into the bowl by a small stream on the front of the water chamber. This cycle repeats every 10 to 15 minutes. The movement and sound attract your dog or cat, encouraging them to drink. So simple!
My three Chihuahuas and two cats so far have been fine with the new addition. The water raining down scared Percy at first, but then most things in life scare Percy. Stanley, one of our cats, sat for a long while today just watching the water show before deciding to drink up. I love how easy the Fresh Flow Rain Fountain was to set up and, I imagine, to clean. Its bowl size is great! Large enough for our small zoo but I think it would also work well for a larger dog or two. The fact that it is battery operated is such a plus. We can use it anywhere in the house or even take it outside to the porch. The colors and design fit nicely into our home. We have only had it up and running for three days now but so far there have been no issues. With all that said, I would recommend the Petmate Fresh Flow Rain Fountain for dogs and cats to you, my Rocket Dog friends and family :).
Oh wait, there’s more!!!! Since July is “Pet Dehydration Awareness Month” and we are only two week away from July, we are having a giveaway!!! Say What? Yep you heard that right. Rocket Dog Blog along with Petmate is giving away a Fresh Flow Rain Fountain! Just complete the form at the link below and be entered to win. Please share this post and giveaway with all of your friends and family that have pets.