What a lot of people don't realize is that using puppy pads as frequently as this, can be extremely wasteful and harmful to the environment. The underlying plastic isn't good for our landfills as it is likely to be there for decades since it won't break down like any other plastics. With all this being said I was pretty interested in the brand Doggie Lawn - a Lawn Subscription Service.
"DoggieLawn provides an easy way for owners to allow their dogs access to a bathroom, yet it doesn't require all the extra work that other pet potty boxes require (weekly washing of the artificial grass, emptying out the catch pan daily, etc) or have the smell that is often associated with them."
I was really curios about the entire idea of having literally a patch of lawn delivered to my house. Being such an eco-enthusiast, I wanted to see how delivering real grass a few times a month would actually help both the environment and my parent's dog. Upon arrival we opened the box to find literally a cut patch of lawn. We even let this sit in the box for a day before taking it my parents and noticed that no moisture leaked through the outside of the box.
Tinkerbell (my parents pup), is completely pad trained, so switching over to the lawn proved to be a bit of the challenge. She was quite confused and even a little afraid of it at first. However, my sisters (larger yorkie) who had been outside quite a bit as a pup, seemed very interested in this. Even the larger dogs thought it was fine and one actually attempted using it of course to mark his territory.
Each time someone went potty, there was no leaks to clean up and the poop was just as easy as picking it up outside. My father has even noticed that with adding a small amount of water (spritzing) keeps the grass growing and healthy just like any other living plant. "The grass weighs slightly more than one half as much as standard sod for easy lifting and is "soil-less" which means it contains none of the dirt you find in sod sold in home improvement stores."
Available to purchase/Cost: $29 - once a month delivery or $50 two times a month Dog Lawn Delivery Service
Recommendation: I do think this is an expensive product but again you can lengthen the time it can be used for as well as are saving the money you spend on the puppy pads which aren't cheap either. Again I wish there was something like this available for me when I was in the apartment and definitely recommend for someone with a teacup dog OR living somewhere without a yard.
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