When it comes to purchasing a pet fountain and making sure our four-legged friends stay hydrated at the dog park, here are a few tips to help you find the right fountain.
Most dog people know that dog parks are corrosive environments. Between weather and dog urine (and yes, dogs have been known to water the water fountains!), the first step is to source only fountains manufactured with stainless steel. Unlike galvanized steel, SS does not rust and is a much more attractive and durable option for dog parks, dog beaches or any pet-friendly community.
Dual function fountains are becoming more and more popular. Whether you’re looking for an option that also offers a hose bib or shower for dog washing, or a pet fountain with a bottle filler, it’s easier than ever to find exactly what you want. And if you don’t see it, ask! We have the ability to customize fountains – just ask Westfield Shopping Centers!
If you appreciate only drinking clean, healthy water, your pup does too. Look for a third party certification that the fountain is lead-free. Also, make sure the bowl has a slow drain to help prevent standing water which can attract bugs.
Until next time, remember to wag more, bark less and support your local dog park!