Last Updated on July 8, 2021 by Jenny
When Petsafe reached out asking us if we would be interested in reviewing one of their cat water fountains – I was excited because there are a few that I really like the look of. After checking out the ceramic cat fountains they have, I chose the Pagoda.
We received the Petsafe Drinkwell Pagoda Cat Water Fountain on July 5th – so almost 2 months ago. July is Pet Hydration Month, so that’s why Petsafe had sent us a fountain to review at that time. However, as you guys know, I require at least 4 weeks to review a product – as I would expect the same from someone I was trusting as a consumer.
So, it’s been almost 6 weeks.
I really liked this fountain for a number of reasons:
- The look of it
- How it all fits together – I took it apart a few times to wash the base and the tower – and putting it back together was always so simple.
- The fact that the cats drank out of it regularly
The idea behind a pet fountain is that it encourages pets to drink water because pets tend to associate running water with fresh water. With the design of the Pagoda fountain, the dual free-falling streams add oxygen for freshness as well.
The water you put into the fountain gets filtered through a replaceable carbon water filter – removing bad odor or taste.
Although, Petsafe/Drinkwell does make plastic fountains, this one is a ceramic design and more hygienic as a result. My cousin told me one day when she visited while we were reviewing it that she hated pet fountains because they become “orange”. We never had that problem – but I also never used tap water in it – I always used Mountain Valley bottled spring water. I also kept up with changing out the water, filter and carbon filters. I mean, really, I wouldn’t want to drink out of a fountain that had 5 day old water in it – and wouldn’t expect my cats to either.
The base of the fountain and the tower are top shelf dishwasher safe – bless any product that is dishwasher safe! So that helped in keeping it clean! Whenever I can just throw it in the dishwasher, I am more inclined to keep it clean.
This fountain is larger than I thought it was going to be – it has a 70 oz. water capacity – making it great for small to medium sized pets. As you will see in the final review video below, there are upper and lower dishes that provide two drinking areas for your pet.
You can call, chat or email with any of their US-based customer care specialists too.
Personally, I did not like the sound of it in my bathroom – I would have minor panic attacks that there was a leak or a crack in my skylights. So then I moved it downstairs to the kitchen, next to their food – but they didn’t drink out of it as much. So then I moved it to another room downstairs (so I didn’t hear it while I was sleeping), and they drank out of it more often. I checked with the Petsafe contact, and she said cats are more inclined to drink out of a fountain when it is located away from their food – and such was the case for us.
The fountain currently comes in 4 different colors, as shown below in the color swatch. Our arrival unboxing video and final review videos are posted below and talk more about our review experience.
Overall, I was pleased with this fountain and would buy it as a consumer if I were looking to buy a cat fountain.
Pagoda Fountain Colors:
- White (we got the white one)
PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Cat Water Ceramic Fountain Unboxing/Arrival Video:
Footage Taken During Review Process:
PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Cat Water Ceramic Fountain Product Review Video:
Buy the PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Cat Water Ceramic Fountain:
We received the Petsafe Pagoda cat fountain for review from the manufacturer and also asked that they pay a small review fee. Receiving the free product and the review fee did not influence this honest post.
Do you have a cat water fountain? Which one? How does your kitty like it?