The fountain is the best water delivery system I’ve found for my dogs. My tester dogs are Chelsea, Apollo, Lacey, Sabrina, Noble, Whidbey, Jake and Clancy, ranging in age from 18 mos to 11 years and in size from 25 to 160 pounds.
None of them is very interested in drinking water that has been standing for more than a few hours, and I’ve seen them walk away from a water bowl that was filled in the morning.
I’ve tried the water systems that have a large filler bottle that dispenses water as it becomes low in the bowl. But that doesn’t solve the standing water problem and it’s more cumbersome to refill every few hours. With the Drinkwell Fountain, I know my dogs are getting fresh, cool, filtered water all day and night. As advertised, they drink more frequently and for longer periods of time. I’m planning to buy a second one to keep upstairs!
Cleaning the fountain is easy (although having to pick up the entire unit to clean it is a bit cumbersome). All parts are easily accessible. AND, none of my dogs have tried to chew on it or carry it off! It’s attractive enough to put in any room and the gentle flow of the water is great as an indoor water feature!