The New and Improved Porch Potty

The new Porch Potty for dog owners

For those who enjoy the fun activities and companionship of a dog, but don’t always have the time to clean up the mess, grass litter boxes like the Porch Potty have worked to make potty time as simple as possible.

Designed for either indoor or outdoor use, the Porch Potty is renowned for its ability to self-cleanse, reducing the need to regularly clean the potty yourself. Basically, it is an automated dog potty for your pooch so they too can enjoy the luxury of indoor plumbing.

A principle to simplify

The structure is simple, but more amazingly is that it is responsible for cleaning itself. Premium potty units utilize a built-in sprinkler system that washes down any sticky residue (and the smells that go along with it) to reduce the need to clean regularly. You would still have to pick up any larger materials, but we may have to look forward to robots for that particular job.

When rinsed, the porous grass keeps larger debris on top and funnels smaller materials to the center where it is channeled into a drop point. Here, you can simply hook the garden hose up or relieve it into a basin.

As for the self-draining aspect- a fourteen foot drain hose is included. You simply run the hose to a drainage area, allowing all liquid waste to eliminate away from the potty area. With the premium package, the sprinkler system helps to flush away any larger debris regularly, or you can pour water over grass to clean it manually if you need to.

If running a hose isn’t an option, a large three gallon catch basin is available to replace the hose. It’s removable so the contents can easily be disposed of regularly.

The potty area

The trademark item of the Porch Potty is the fire hydrant. The hydrant is pre-scented to entice the dog to “go” there. This helps reduce the need to invest in sprays and helps the dog maintain familiarity- especially if they enjoy marking things.

The new design is far more stylish and yet still as durable as its previous models. The structure is based upon a metal frame but entails a whicker exterior to improve the look and feel whether it’s out on your porch or inside your home. It is ideal if you’re debating on matching charm to functionality in your home. The new design reduces the obtuseness and provides a far more eye-friendly appearance when you have guests.

Grass options for the potty unit allow you to choose from either synthetic grass or natural grass sod. The soilless sod- dubbed “training sod”- possesses no dirt or mud and has never been used on the ground. It’s grown hydroponically and a nutrient source is built in to ensure the sod stays healthy and resistant to urine burns for a longer period of time. This helps to ensure that dirt clods or chunks won’t fall into the funneling system and clog anything up. Special delivery packaging ensures that it remains fresh and ensures longevity, especially when combined with the sprinkler system.

Primarily, all Porch Potties come with a synthetic grass mat, which is designed for both durability and permeability. This helps it to remain cleaner during the self-cleansing process. The synthetic option is perfect for dogs that are already familiar with potty area similarities (the yard or park), but if a natural grass is desired, there is no change in design. You simply remove the synthetic mat and replace it with the natural sod. Additionally, the synthetic grass is very handy for situations in which natural sod needs to be replaced and you’re waiting for delivery.

The best thing about the Porch Potty is that it allows you the convenience of leaving your dog at home without worrying that while you’re away at work, sleeping late, or otherwise out enjoying a social event, something bad will happen. Your dog doesn’t have to squirm and wiggle to hold it in while you’re away. They can relax as well and potty at their own convenience. The Porch Potty is basically convenient for everyone!

The Porch Potty does the work for you so that you can sleep in on your day off while your pup takes care of business in their own personal potty. Porch Potty make life easier for dog owners and their companions so that we can spend more time having fun and enjoying the important things in life.

Keeping up with your pet supplies can be just another thing you don’t want to have to remember.  After a long day at work and going to the store, the last thing you want to do is have to go “to the store” again.  Consider home delivery of your pet supplies!

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Smart or Just Lazy?

Dog owners and grass litter boxes

Consider what a grass litter box does for your dog. It gives convenience of potty time and they can easily take care of their business whenever they need to. After all, when you’ve got to go- you’ve got to go. So, why deny them that opportunity. We humans do enjoy the luxury of indoor plumbing, so why shouldn’t our four legged companions?

But, this does raise the question of whether we as dog owners have simply become smart or just plain lazy. For years, we have been there to let our dogs out to potty in the yard. We’ve taken them for walks, and we’ve even made time in our busy schedules to drive home from work just to let our friend out to take care of business.

Have we become lazy in this era of technology and innovation? Rather than taking the time to let our pet out, we rely on them to take care of their own business. With a grass litter box in the house, why should we get up and take them outside when we could simply train them to use some indoor plumbing. It’s easier than anything else, because basically our dog is now taking care of themselves.

But is that how we see it? Are there owners that frown upon the laziness of pet owners these days? Consider the fact that for centuries, dogs have been doing their business without anyone’s consent. They were in fact their own dog and answered only to the very instinctive nature that they were born with.

We are often lazy in comparison to what those before us have done. Long before technology, people would hunt and work the fields with their dogs by their side, working themselves to the bone to provide for their families. But things change. With time, we have developed technology to make life simpler so that we could have more time to enjoy what really matters.

We humans have created a special bond that is perhaps needed more than desired with our four-legged friends. Dogs have become a part of the family, living with us, eating, listening, and even comforting us when we need it most. And at the end of the day, we strive to do what is in the best interest of our dogs. We want to make them comfortable and we want to make them happy- in everything we do.

And with that in mind, being smart is another thing entirely, because at the end of the day, we can’t always be there when our dog needs to potty. We work, we socialize, and we even do some traveling (in some cases travel prohibits the accompaniment of our faithful friend). But we do our best to take care of our pets because we love them.

The thing to remember is that there is always the issue of supply and demand. Because we can’t always be there, we’ve grown smarter and developed a solution to our needs- and the needs of our pets. The indoor litter box may have many different forms, brands, and styles, but they all provide one solution: our dog can potty at their own convenience.

Technology, in some cases, may seem to make us lazier, but in truth, it is actually a method by which we can spend our time appropriately. Consider the fact that if you had to drive home during lunch or every work-break, you would use fuel, spend money, and ultimately have to spend more time at work. That saved time is something we get back so that we can spend with those that matter most. At the end of the day, I’m sure that your dog will thank you for always taking their needs and wants into consideration.

But, there are still the reasons that leave us wondering why indoor potty units are considered as a lazy solution. If you have the time, why would you need an indoor potty? Why don’t you simply walk your dog? It all comes down to why YOU want the potty. Is it for your dog’s benefit or is it so that your dog can take care of his needs?

These questions leave us all wondering. But the fact remains that only each person can truly answer it for themselves. Why would you use an indoor potty? Why don’t you? These are questions that we ask ourselves, but do keep in mind that our dog is probably asking the same question as well.

Keeping up with your pet supplies can be just another thing you don’t want to have to remember.  After a long day at work and going to the store, the last thing you want to do is have to go “to the store” again.  Consider home delivery of your pet supplies!

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Meet Boo: Our Featured Dog of the Week

Meet Boo!

Boo and her owner, Tammy, were Facebook fans who connected with us to share some cute photos and their story.
Tammy (Boo’s owner) shares:

“Boo started using Porch Potty when visiting friends. It was so easy for her to use it since they are on an upper floor of their complex. Boo was a rescue puppy that I adopted when she was eight weeks old. She is a very gentle soul who loves everyone. You can almost see a smile on her face when she gets to interact with children. Boo changed my life! Who knew a pet could bring so much joy!”

Tammy Kelley
San Diego, CA

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