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Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain Review – Room for Everyone!

Written by Kevin

Did you know that July is Pet Hydration Month?

For the second year in a row, we are teaming up with our friends from PetSafe ® Brand to help spread the word about the importance of pet hydration!

Last year we went over some common signs of dehydration and answered the question: “How much water do dogs need?”  This year we are going to be showing you one of the best ways to assure that your dog is getting enough water – a Pet Water Fountain!

PetSafe was kind enough to sponsor the post and to send us a Drinkwell 360 Fountain for review!

Charlie drinking from our large dog water fountain from PetSafe

Why Do you Need a Pet Water Fountain?

Pet fountains achieve 2 main goals (which we will be elaborating on below) – keeping your pets water bowl clean, and encouraging them to drink.

Hygiene

How often do you wash your dog’s bowls?

If you’re like most pet parents, probably not very often, and this can lead to the growth of some pretty nasty bacteria. I know you love your pet, but let’s face it – sometimes their mouths are not the cleanest. Take a minute to think about how they drink from and return to the same bowl day after day after day! GROSS!

Pet fountains keep water circulating which inhibits bacterial growth. They also have internal filters which help to clean the water and remove odor and debris

Encouragement

Not all pets will drink as much water as they should without some extra encouragement. One of the primary reasons for this is that animals have a natural instinct to drink from flowing water. This makes sense from an evolutionary standpoint as stagnant pools are much more likely to harbor disease.

Pet water fountains provide both visual and auditory cues to your dog, making them more likely to stop on by for a drink.

Introducing the Drinkwell® 360 Fountain

Now that we have (hopefully) convinced you of the merits of pet water fountains, lets take a closer look at the new addition to our home: The Drinkwell 360

Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain Review from MyDogLikes

As the name suggests, this fountain can be accessed from all sides – something that we really love for multi-pet households like ours.

Other features of the Drinkwell 360 include:

  • 1 Gallon Capacity
  • 5 Different Water Stream Setups
  • Adjustable Flow Control
  • Cartridge Carbon Filter

Additionally, the unit is constructed of a BPA free plastic and has rubber grips on the bottom which prevent it from sliding around.

Our Drinkwell 360 Review

It only takes about 5 minutes to get this fountain set up out of the box, though I did opt to wash it with soap and water first. Once I had everything cleaned and dried, I put it all together and filled it up. The assembly process is fast, intuitive and requires no tools whatsoever.

You have the option to choose between 5 different spout setups, each with an additional falling stream. Swapping these out only takes a second, and your flow can be further refined with a twisting cap on the top of the unit.

Easily switch between 5 different spout options

As with most new items in our home, when I start to mess around with them I draw a crowd. By the time I had the Drinkwell 360 filled up, both the dogs and the cat were right by my side. I decided to install the 5 spout ring so that they would all be enticed to stick their heads in and check it out!

Flow control knob allows fine tuning of water flow

Once you plug in your Drinkwell fountain, it will begin to flow in only a few seconds. I thought the flow rate was in a great range and loved that we had the option to fine tune it even more. I also loved that it is not too noisy, and thanks to the ramp which the water hits, you only hear a pleasant sound of flowing water.

The Drinkwell fountain's 360 degree access makes it great for multi-pet homes

Harley, Charlie, and Lucas were drawn in right away, and though there is plenty of room to share, they began fighting over their new fountain!

We always have to encourage them to drink, so were quite amazed at the effect this fountain seemed to be having.

Golden Retriever drinking from dog water fountain

The entire crew has continued to enjoy the fountain every day since, and it will be headed to school with Charlie when he begins his therapy work in the Fall!

Why MyDogLikes the Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain

Keeping your pets properly hydrated is a huge factor in keeping them healthy as a whole. Did you know that 80% of cats and dogs body weight is water?!

PetSafe water fountain for cats

Pet water fountains are a great way to make sure that your pets are getting the water they need, and PetSafe Brand makes the best of the best. They have a TON of different models but we LOVE the Drinkwell 360 in particular. Not only is it easy to setup and use, but it is extremely versatile as well.

We highly recommend picking one up for your home!

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147 Comments

  • My dog doesn’t seem to need encouragement to drink. I like the fact that the animals think the fountain is fun-I would like that for my dog Rocky and my cat Cream.

  • I love how it is not too loud and sounds like flowing water Also that my dog will get enough of healthy clean water to keep him healthy!

  • Yes,my dog sometimes requires a little encouragement to drink enough water. I really like that the Drinkwell 360 has an adjustable flow control cap that would allow me to customize the water flow . I also like that my dog would have a source of fresh cool water whenever he wanted it. Sounds great!

  • We have 4 dogs & 3 cats, & we clean their water dishes every single day. I wonder what the ease is in cleaning this? My crew would love to have this dish to try out. They are all curious, and something new would peak their curiosity & make them want to drink

  • I love that there are 5 different options for the stream flow! Also I love that it hold up to a gallon of water!

  • Such a great way to entice my dogs to drink more fresh water. I like that it holds a gallon of water, to save me from having to frequently fill their water bowl.

  • My dog will drink water, he used to put his nose in the bowl and blow bubbles in the water when he was a puppy, just like a kid blowing bubbles through a straw! My favorite feature is 128 oz. water capacity is great for pets of all sizes or multiple pets

  • Hydration is an issue for me for both my cat and dog. The water bowl is about the only thing they will share. (except for my love of course)

  • About half of my pets drink enough water – I actually think the cat would love this! I like the flowing water and the idea that it stays clean by keeping the water moving! I hope it is sturdy enough that my youngest and most adventurous dog wouldn’t tip it over!

  • Living in Florida,its very important to encourage our dogs to drink sometimes.
    The fountain is our favorite part.
    Thanks so very much for your generosity

  • yes my dogs need motivation to drink enough. i love that this fountain is made of BPA-Free plastic and top-shelf dishwasher safe.

  • None of my dogs and cats need encouragement to drink, however I think they would love this! I love how it is easy to set up, It’s BPA free and that it is not noisy.

  • I soak his food in a bit of water just to get more H2O in him. I like the idea of having 5 different spout options.

  • I like the adjustable flow. I always worry if my dog is drinking enough. I refill her bowl a couple times a day to try to keep it fresh.

  • What is not to like?? So many wonderful features. I like the no skid and low noise because both of my pups are sound sensative.

  • I like the looks of this water fountain along with the fact that you have a choice of spouts. I love the sounds of a water fountain anyway, so this would be great for my household. Thank you for the opportunity of winning one. 🙂

  • my dog never seems to drink enough water. She always loves drinking when it’s being poured out of a bottle, cup, hose or something of that sort. I am thinking she would definitely love this and she will drink more water because it is kind of like being poured out, like the bottle does. Great dish and if I ever get to try out one of these for my pup and it works, I will surely pass the word. LOVE THIS

  • The dogs are always trying to horn in on the cats fountain…wonder what it is about moving water that facsinates them so? At any rate, ive been considering one for the dogs…this would be perfect!

  • I have one dog and four cats. They fight over the water when it is first poured then don’t want it.

  • No. My dog, Nala, is pretty good about drinking enough water. I like that you can fine tune the flow of water. Also, it runs quietly.

  • I love that you can adjust the water flow. And I know my furbaby would love this. She loves drinking out of the hose.

  • My dogs don’t unless it’s raining then they refuse to eat or drink because they don’t want to use the bathroom (even though I have a covered patio which goes directly to a 10×10 covered grass area for them…..). This would help!

  • Our boy Bailey drinks a lot of water. I like the fact that both our dog and cat can share
    the Fountain and it has 5 different water streams

  • My dog could stand to drink more water. I like the fact that there are different streams to choose from, and also that it’s big enough for my dog and cats to share.

  • I have three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds who all drink a LOT of water. Keeping their bowls clean and filled is a full-time job. Not only do I love that this filters the water, but that it holds a whole 128 ounces!

  • Love how the water is constantly moving it will get the cats to drink more water. The pug already does. But the 2 cats need to something moving and not just still water for some reason. Thank you very much for this wonderful chance at your giveaway

  • naw my dog loves water and makes a mess when hes hot i got two spots on the inside and two on the outside i love how it keeps it from going stale and its genius why didnt i think of it

  • Yes my Lucy don’t drink enough water I have to encourage her to drink more. I love how you can control the water change it and that its quite.

  • I do keep an extra water bowl in the living room to encourage my dogs to drink better. I love the 360 design of this. My dogs often drink together, and this would make it easier for them to do that. Thanks!

  • YoYo always requires some encouragement to drink ,maybe the water is just getting stale when sitting there so I give him at least 3 times a day fresh water. I love the 5 different spout setup and that it is not noisy

  • My senior dog Monty really has to be lead to water, and he needs it in the blazing SoCal heat (even though he stays inside). I like that more than one animal can drink at the same time. He does get interested in the water if the cat is drinking it!

  • Our dogs love to drink their water. We give them bottled water cause our well water seems smelly but as I pour it into their bowl they love to lap it up as it pours out not waiting for it to fill their bowl.

  • I like that it is quiet.

    How easy is it to clean? Can you put it in the dishwasher (minus the filter)? How often do you change the filter? I have looked at the water fountains but wonder about the ongoing cleaning.

  • I definitely don’t think my dog drinks enough water. She only drinks with meals or after running around outside. I really like the hygienic component of the Drinkwell that a bowl of still water lacks.

  • We are always trying to get Casey to drink more including by adding ice cubes to his water. I think the free falling streams would really encourage him to drink more. Thanks for the awesome review and giveaway!

  • My small dog always needs encouragement to drink. I have to change her water several times a day and I also add water to her food because I feel she never drinks enough. On the other hand, my big dog drinks lots of water but i have to try to remember to keep it fresh. I like the Drinkwell 360 Fountain because it keeps water fresh and I know my dogs would love it!

  • I like that the water is always fresh and there are different spouts to try out. My dog has to have a fresh bowl of water every single time she drinks so this would be perfect b/c I wouldn’t have to pick the bowl up a hundred times a day to change the water. She will not drink the water if its been sitting in the bowl for like 5 minutes! So the fountain would be perfect. Yes she needs encouragement to drink a lot too!

  • My dog Blackie needs his water changed many times a day here in New Mexico where we have a lot of over 100+. this sounds like a easy way to get him to drink more water and less time for me to fill and refill his bowl.

  • I don’t have a problem with my dogs drinking water when they’re inside the house. It’s when they’re outside. I keep a fresh bowl of cool water outdoors for them but if there’s water in the bottom of the pot they would prefer to drink that which is rather gross. I know that if I had this product outside that they would definitely drink from it instead of going to my pots of water.

  • Both my dog and cat would prefer running water versus water in a bowl. There is something about running water that they are attracted to e.g. a dripping tap or the hose outside. I believe running water is better for them than water that is just laying there stagnant. Also with a filter it makes the water even better. Whoever wins this will have a happy dog/s and cat/s. Good luck to all of us who have entered. I know my animals would be over the moon happy if they win it. A German Shepherd dog and a Ragdoll cat.

  • I like that it has lots of room around it since we have a multi pet home and seems like they all decide they are thirsty at once.

  • My Boston rarely drinks. I give him cold water out of the Brita pitcher and I like that this one is filtered.

  • For the most part, our dogs don’t need encouragement to drink, but every once and a while, they don’t seem to get enough. I like that there are multiple streams for multiple pets.

  • I haven’t had any problems getting my dogs to drink, but I do think the 1-5 changeable free-falling streams are awesome and would most likely encourage them to drink more!

  • Fortunetly , my dogs do not need to be encouraged to drink enough water. They do that on their own. My favorite feature is the 1-5 changeable free-falling streams.

  • My dog is out good about drinking water, but I would LOVE to try this out! I love that it’s BPA free, and that there are multiple streams. What an awesome fountain!!!

  • My dogs don’t need encouragement to drink more water, however, the 14 year old dog does back wash some, so a filter would be amazing! The 5 year old dog would love cleaner water. 🙂

  • I love this. Our three are constantly taking each others water and pushing each other out of the way. This would be amazing for them especially with how it keeps the water fresh.

  • My pets have always needed encouragement to drink enough. Love all the different features of this fountain.

  • My baby boy doesn’t have a problem drinking enough but he sure does like drinking from a running faucet better and this way, he can always have that opportunity.

  • I never thought about my dogs not drinking enough water, but I know my cats would love it as they are always looking for a fresh flowing source of water.

  • My chihuahua seems to do fine. He drinks when he is thirsty. He will even stop in the middle of playing and go get a drink of water. I love that there are five different fountain tops for a single steam, double steam, etc.

  • Our crew has no issues with drinking water. Luke would love the water coming out of the top of the fountain….he really enjoys flowing water. We had a ceramic Drinkwell fountain before but it got broken when we moved last year. 🙁

  • my 2 younger girls drink a lot of water, especially the middle child. she has a funny way of drinking it though, she licks it up, 1 lick with a little. my oldest drinks more than she used to when the 2 younger girls joined the family. i like the different ways you can let the water flow. my other 2 dogs just put their mouth in the water and sip it.

  • Love that this is dishwasher safe! Our dogs don’t have a problem drinking enough water, in fact our great dane has to be told to stop or else she will vomit. I’m sure the other dogs would appreciate a cleaner water supply… she has a tendency to drool in the water.

  • My dogs don’t need to be encouraged to drink water, but the filter on this fountain would be great for keeping it clean.

  • My lab (who loves water in all forms, including mud puddles) usually will drink water but what I like about this item is that I’m would not have to be constantly refilling his bowl like I do now!

  • I have two doodles that share their water. I think they drink enough. I love all the feature of this, such a great idea. I really like that it includes a replaceable a carbon water filter that removes bad tastes and odors and a foam filter to remove hair and debris. Their water seems to get dirty quickly.

  • Adjustable flow control cap allows you to customize the water flow because the cat likes to watch the water flow.

  • No, he doesn’t, but this is sweet! I feel like he may have too much fun with this though! 😉
    I love that it can hold 128 ounces!

  • I had never thought that my pets had required additional motivation for drinking more water until I got our first fountain and noticed a huge difference and how much they drank and in turn went to the bathroom. Our last fountain bit the dust and I need to get a new one. As a multiple pet household I love the 360 design and that it is BPA free plastic.

    • It’s amazing isn’t it? We had always just assumed that Harley would drink what he needed, but after getting a fountain you can see a huge difference!

  • My dogs love water and need no encouragement. I like the fountain feature that would benefit my dog with IVDD

  • Our dog does not need any encouragement to drink water. I like that this is dishwater safe to make cleaning easier

  • My cats all love the free flowing water feature and the one I had broke about 6 months ago so they have had to drink from regular bowls. I also add water to their wet food each day but they would really love this fountain.

  • My favorite feature is the running water. I think my cat will like that, but he’ll probably just want to play. Both my cat and dog seem to drink enough water. Right now we have ‘water coolers’ for them so there is always fresh water. I do have to fill it on a regular basis.

  • Its important that this fountain is quiet. Lucky can be skittish about mechanical products and really I dont like to remind him about that part so this would be perfect

  • My dog doesn’t need encourage but my cat does. He prefers water from the faucet but only when you sit with him.

  • I like the replaceable carbon water filter that removes bad tastes and odors and a foam filter to remove hair and debris.

  • I love that the fountain is BPA free!! We spend time outdoors, and the water can get kind of nasty. I think this would work on our deck, and the flowing water would be much better! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  • I think my girl drinks plenty of water and I give her clean water twice a day. I like the fact this is top shelf dishwasher safe. Makes me feel it is even more sanitary.

  • We have not had an issue with getting enough water. I love that this is perfect for different types of pets and different sizes too.

  • I really need one of these Ruby doesn’t drink enough water in my book but then again her pads are always soaked I like the running water part so water don’t get stagnant

  • no my dogs both drink tons of water, but they would love this fountain. my favorite feature is the 128 oz. water capacity and the filter!

  • My little one doesn’t require encouragement but she would LOVE this! Every time i pour water into her bowl she makes sure to lick some up from the pouring stream she’s such a cutie

  • All I know is that the water bowls always seem to need filling, so I suspect that the dogs drink enough–unless they have been outside longer than usual, and then they head right for the water supply!

  • I have 2 dogs and 3 cats who would love this! I love that is great for different pets so they could all enjoy!

  • My favorite feature of the Drinkwell 360 is “128 oz. water capacity is great for pets of all sizes or multiple pets”

  • My dog has no problem drinking! I love the fact that the water stays fresh and doesn’t get stagnant. My dog is picky and won’t drink water if it sits to long!

  • My Sadie does not need encouragement when it comes to drinking water. I like that the Drinkwell 360 has an adjustable flow control cap. I’d be able to make sure she has fresh water when I’m away from the house.

  • My guys do not need encouragement to drink but one of the cats likes to play in the water so he will love this. I like the carbon filter that keeps it fresh and the circulating water keeps it from getting stagnat

  • No they don’t need any encouragement to drink water! I love that cats can use it too because we have 2 kitties as well! I love that it has different settings…my first fear was that they would possibly be scared to use it!

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