Dog Health Supply Reviews

The Hydro Pet Automatic Dog Water Bowl – Convenient & Eco-Friendly

MyDogLikes reviews the Hydropet water bowl
Written by Kevin Sando

We are always stressing how important proper hydration is to the health of your dog.

Unfortunately, making sure your dog get enough water is even more difficult this time of year as the weather warms, the sun shines bright, and they begin spending more and more time outside.

Golden Retriever enjoying the Summer sun!

So what do you do when your dog is spending time in the yard?

Well most likely, you simply set out a bowl for them to enjoy at their leisure.

Unfortunately there are a few problems and annoyances with this setup…

  1. The bowl must be constantly refilled – If your dog will be outdoors for an extended period of time, you need to constantly check in on the level of their bowl to make sure that they have enough.
  2. The water gets warm – Even if you have a nice shaded spot for their bowl, it will get warm relatively quickly in the Summer heat. Who wants to drink warm water?!
  3. The water gets dirty – Let’s face it, our dogs are not exactly neat and tidy. Between digging in the dirt and chewing on sticks, they are sure to leave plenty of debris behind in their water bowl. That is not even mentioning whatever leaves, seeds, or pollen is falling from the sky on its own!

Thankfully, we were just introduced to a new pet watering system that solves all of these issues and more – and they are sponsoring this post to help spread the word about their awesome product!

Introducing the Hydro Pet Outdoor Water Bowl

The Hydro Pet is an automatically refilling outdoor water bowl which makes sure that your dog has access to clean, fresh water at all times. That’s not all however… the system also purges warm or dirty water as a means to irrigate nearby flowers or plants.

Our automatic dog water bowl filling via 3 water jets.

How Does it Work?

The Hydro Pet system attaches to your homes current water supply and utilizes a timing device and system of water jets to fill your dogs bowl at preset intervals. Meanwhile, old and dirty water is discarded via a built-in waterfall and recycled to neighboring foliage.

The built in waterfall recycles warm or dirty water to nearby plants

Continuously exchanging the water in your dogs bowl achieves several different things:

  1. Keeps the water cool – Still water sitting outdoors will heat up in no time. The Hydro Pet will refresh your dogs bowl often enough to keep the water at a pleasant drinking temperature.
  2. Keeps the water clean – Aside from the visible debris, algae and insect larvae can also settle in your dogs bowl. The continuous purging washes this nastiness away and helps to assure that your dog isn’t ingesting anything that could make them sick.

Some of our favorite Hydropet features

Features of the Hydro Pet Automatic Dog Water Bowl

  • Multiple Installation Options – Comes with all necessary fittings to connect with a sprinkler system, drip system, or simple hose bib
  • 1 Gallon Capacity – Perfect for multiple dogs
  • Ground Stakes – Keeps the bowl secure and prevents your dog from knocking it over
  • BPA-free – Safe for your dog to drink from
  • Made in America

    Trying it out for Ourselves (Our Hydro Pet Review)

    We have only a standard hose spigot on our house, so installation was really simple. The tube to hose adapter fitting will get your Hydro Pet connected to your water line, and you are good to go.

    If you purchased the deluxe version (with automatic timer) you will want to put this in-line as well. This handy contraption takes care of filling the bowl at preset intervals so you don’t have to!

    Harley taking a drink from our automatically refilling outdoor water bowl!

    Now, place your Hydro Pet Bowl in a place where you don’t mind your dogs walking, and where you have some plants or ground that could use a bit of extra water!

    Water enters the Hydro Pet via 3 jets which are strong enough to fill the bowl quickly, but were not violent enough to startle our dogs. Both boys walked right over to check it out right away!

    Watching the water jets refill his Hydro Pet dog bowl

    We love that the Hydro Pet has a large capacity, with plenty of room for multiple dogs to drink simultaneously. The waterfall area works exactly as intended and we are excited about the prospect of recycling any water that is not ingested into our flower bed! This is particularly important for the more drought prone areas of the country where water use most be closely regulated.

    Why MyDogLikes the Hydro Pet Dog Bowl

    We love anything that can make a pet parents life easier, and the Hydro Pet takes one more thing of your plate. This genius device makes sure that your dog has access to water at all times – and not just any water…but fresh, cold water. This is hugely important for both your dog’s health and general safety.

    We are super excited to have this in our yard for Summertime BBQ’s and get-together’s!!

    Want to try a Hydro Pet for yourself?

    Click Here to Order Online


About the author

Kevin Sando

Kevin is a mechanical engineer with a degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has move than a decade experience in new product design, prototyping and early stage manufacturing. Pairing this background with his love of dogs, gives him a unique perspective to evaluate the design and execution of new and interesting pet products.


    • Sure would, Ginny! And it would be great for you, too- it saves owners a ton of time that they’d usually spend cleaning and refilling their pups’ bowl!

  • my favorite feature is that it is BPA-free. i have 3 gals, so i am always filling up the water bowl.

    • Sounds like The HydroPet would save you a lot of time, Sandy! Don’t forget to enter the free giveaway contest, or follow the link and get your own! We love that it’s BPA-free, too. Wouldn’t want our furry friends drinking out of anything unsafe!

  • I love that this allows for multiple dogs to drink. One of ours is constantly knocking the other out of the way.

  • I love this- Zack has a huge water bowl inside but runs out quickly- this would be perfect to be sure he always has fresh water.

  • This would be great because it’s a large bowl. We always bring a bowl outside when we hang out in the pool and the dogs are running around the yard so this being refillable is great.

  • Our boy Bailey would love the water bowl I like the idea that it refills
    with fresh water

  • I like that it keeps refilling itself and the extra water goes to your nearby plants.

  • My favorite feature is that it is secure and cant be knocked over.

  • Bending over and refilling my dogs water bowl is really difficult for me with my bad back. This is a life saver!!

  • My favorite feature is that it’s secure and cannot be tipped over.. My boys always manage to knock over the water bowl..

  • This would be amazing in every way. Our air in Utah is so dry, this would give my babies fresh water when I’m not thinking about it. Not that I don’t constantly check in the summer….it would be SO nice not to have to do that!!

  • I like that it keeps refilling because we live in the desert area and it is an important feature.

  • Our dog is old and drinks lots and lots of water so this genius device makes sure that your dog has access to water at all times is the feature I like.

  • My favorite feature is that it gets rid of warm, crappy water and replaces with fresh water. That’s important out here in the AZ desert.

  • Always wanted one od these its so important to keep my girls watered love them..

  • I like the waterfall, and being able to place it by the flower bed and water for the dog’s at the same time

  • I love that it is self-refilling. Our 2 dogs can empty a bowl as fast as I fill it sometimes. I know they would love this.

  • I love that it is BPA free. I can really use this for my doxies.

  • since we humans like drinking fresh cold water on hot days My favorite feature would be the same fresh cold water for my 3 kids Cookie Bella and Fat Frankie (bty frankie is not fat)

  • The bowl it self and then the things that hook up so they have clean water all the time

  • My favorite feature is that it keeps the water cool fresh. And I absolutely love the fact that the way the water circulates it will draw my dogs to the bowl. Not that they don’t drink enough water but they have a tendency to drink it out of my plants rather than the fresh bowl of water I leave out for them every day

  • I’d LOVE to win this water bowl!! We have 5 rescue dogs and we are CONSTANTLY refilling the water!! Please pick us!!! Thank you ?

  • I would love to win this for my RedDog. He loves to lounge on the porch and is always getting leaves ,grass and dirt in his dish.

  • I love how it flushes the dirt out of the water and the water is always moving and cold.

  • I like that it is self-refilling. Keeping the bowl filled for my dog is not that bif of a deal. But when she has friends over, the water goes a lot faster & I have to remember to keep checking it (or they come & tell me to refill).

  • I have been wanting to try one of these, I have six dogs and think it would be good for them to have fresh clean water all the time.

  • My three rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds are big drinkers – and sloppy at it, too! I have to keep multiple bowls for them on the back deck and am constantly having to dump and refill them. I love that this bowl fills itself and that it keeps the water fresh and cool. Even in the shade, the water in a regular bowl can get really warm on a hot day.

  • I really love that the Hydro Pet Automatic Dog Water Bowl is USA made! I also love that it has a 1 Gallon Capacity that would be perfect for my 2 thirsty dogs this summer!

  • I love that it continually drains and adds fresh water on its own making sure my babies always have fresh cool water! What a great idea!

  • This will be great for my babies when they are outside playing. I like all of the features that it offer. Thank you for letting me have a chance to wn.

  • I like that it will give my dogs a fresh drink whenever they need it and that it is on an automatic timer.

  • A dog slobbers in her water bowl, so continuously refreshing it is a plus.

  • That Phoenix can have fresh cold water anytime he is outdoors running around in the sun.

  • I love that the water is fresh and stays cold. My Bailey has a thick, heavy coat and gets really wash in the summer.

  • I like how quickly the bowl fills. And, I like there is enough room for multiple dogs to have a drink.

  • I love that it gets rid of the warm and dirty water and replaces it with fresh cool water.

  • I really like that it cycles all the dirty water and junk out of the bowl regularly.

  • I really like that it cycles all the dirty water and yucky junk out of the bowl regularly.

    • That is one of my favorite features as well, since our boys have a tendency to drag all sorts of gross things into their water bowl when they are outside!

  • This is SO COOL! Luke would love that bubbling water. I often empty the dirty water from the dogs’ dishes into some of my flower planters, so having this water plants automatically is just perfect.

  • I like the automatic timer that fills the bowl at preset times. Very nice!

  • What a brilliant idea, I do not have a yard but would if I win for definite donate it to a friend of mine who has a Sanctuary for Senior Disabled Animals as I know she could use it, so we off to enter now, thanks for the give away.

  • I like that the jets are strong enough to fill the bowl quickly, but were not violent enough to startle our dogs.

  • This was an amazing invention. I love the fact that they have clean water

  • I love that it automatically fills and keeps the water clean! No more worries that they won’t have a drink or that they are drinking dirty, bug water!

  • Love that it fills with clean water automatically and gives the dirty water to nature so no waste!

  • I like the automatic timer to fill the bowl when I designate the time.

  • My favorite part is the refill! Never again would I forget to fill my dog’s water bowl!

  • My favorite part is that it gets rid of the warm and/or dirty water before it refills it.

  • My favorite feature is the fact that it refills automatically. With 5 dogs, keeping water in the bowls takes a real effort.

  • I like that it refills the bowl and that it filters out the old water to ensure the dogs have fresh cool water!