Thanks Jim!!! the Critter Cooler is awesome and best of all its Beagle proof which isn't as easy as it sounds! I fill it once a week and the dogs love it. There is always fresh water and its cooll and clean! The "Windkist" crew couldn't be happier!! Thanks again for such a wonderful Dog friendly product. I HIGHLY recommend it to all dog owners. Leah Bertagnolli, Windkist Beagles, co-breeder of UNO, winner 2008 Best of Show Westminster Kennel Club
I absolutely love, love, love the critter cooler!!!!! It has saved me so much time from refilling all the outside water bowls for the outdoor dogs in the big area. I filled it 3/4 full that first day about a week ago and just had to refill it last night for the first time. It lasted a whole week! It keeps their water clean and full at all times. I took pictures of the before and after, empty and dirty bowls, and the after, one clean place to drink that always has water. Once I upload them I will send them along.
The height is fine for my dogs too, they are from 9 inches tall at the shoulder to 12 inches tall and they all could reach it just fine. Have not needed to put the Ant Bath stuff into the Ant Blockers yet. I want to order another one for the back porch as this one is working so well..
I am so very pleased with the critter cooler. I will eventually order a third for the second run area out back also, and I have five kennel runs that I have been using water buckets for and refilling twice a day. Thanks and have a great weekend, Donna Trinity Farms Kennels, Aiken SC
This is Elisa Becker. my mom bought the Critter Cooler for my dog the day we were at the Calamigos Ranch for Dog Days. it works beautifully. i keep it in my office and Julia drinks water from it everyday. It keeps the water cold, even when it is hot in the office (I don't have air conditioning). She has not eaten or even chewd on it.
Elisa, Malibu CA
We purchased the Critter Cooler for our two pups at the Petapalooza. My husband just about had a heart attack when he saw what I bought, but it wasn't long before he saw the advantage of such a great device. Less the teething puppy issues, the product is fantastic and has even held up to our 80lb Rotty puppy, which is amazing in itself. I like the convenience of not constantly filling the water bowls and knowing their water isn't boiling outside in this heat. We have the chiller cover and it works great. Thanks for the great product Lynn, Las Vegas
Hi Jim, my mother "borrowed" my Cooler. She has a couple of Kings and they are cute, so I need to order another small Cooler and I want to get the larger one for the rescue that I volunteer. Should I call you or just order on line?
We met you and purchased the Critter Cooler 3.5 Gallon for our 4 beagles and 1 ridgeback/lab mix at the April 2007 Wag-a-Thon. This is an AMAZING product. We have tried several other "dog watering" systems and NONE compare to how simple and easy as the Critter Cooler.
I love the fact that the water bowls are off the ground... this keeps the watering area clean and mold free. No more gross stuff under the water bowl. My dogs love using it as this is easier for them to drink from since the bowls are at "there level" and not on the ground.
My wife and I love it because we only have to fill this once every other day instead of constantly filling their bowl 4 to 5 times a day! You rock! Thanks for creating such a great, solid product for our dogs. WOOF! Alan Wickstrom, Dana Point, CA
I just received THE cooler of the century! Barron, my German Shepard LOVES it; so does his brother Oliver the cat! This is the best invention since sticky notes! I don't have to worry about filling up his old small bowl 3 times a day! Barron has a blast dropping his ball in the dish to see if it will float! Thanks so much introducing such a neat product for our pets!! Mellissa Fox, Mesa AZ
I first saw the Critter Cooler at the Pet Expo in Orange County, California in April of 2007. I was impressed with the sturdy craftsmanship of the Critter Cooler and it was clear to me that this is a durable product that will last for years to come, unlike other dog watering systems I have tried in the past.
When I returned home from the Pet Expo, I discussed purchasing a Critter Cooler with my husband. We currently have ten dogs that we have rescued residing with us...or as they see it....we are residing with them! ;) With so many dogs, I had to fill their large water bowls at least two times per day and it's not even Summer time yet! Being that I have injured both of my elbows, filling the water bowls WAS a painful task. (I strongly recommend this product to others who have disabilities or injuries! It is so user friendly!)
One of my dogs is really picky and will only drink out of a certain water bowl and eat out of one bowl and he knows when you switch bowls on him! I was worried that he would not take to the Critter Cooler. To my disbelief, he started drinking from it the same day I put it together. All of my dogs seem to really like it too. It is perfect for when a few of them want to get a drink at the same time...there is room!!! It is perfect if you have one dog or 10 dogs like me!
THE 5 GALLON CRITTER COOLER (WITH ALL 10 OF MY DOGS USING IT) ONLY HAS TO BE RE-FILLED EVERY 5 DAYS! IT'S WONDERFUL!!!
I must be honest, my husband was at first a little apprehensive about making the purchase because of the cost. (He had witnessed other watering systems I had bought in the past that turned out to be junk!) After receiving the Critter Cooler and seeing it for himself, my husband is 100% satisfied and actually thought they should cost more because of the quality, ease of use and convenience the Critter Cooler provides. He could not be happier with our purchase and neither can I.
I also purchased a heavy duty Critter Cover. This is a durable cover that will also last for years. It fits the Critter Cooler perfectly and looks great! I highly suggest you purchase one for your cooler as well.
In addition to a quality product, the service you are provided is OUTSTANDING!!! I ordered my Critter Cooler online around 11:00 p.m. one night. The next morning, James called my house to confirm an aspect of my order that I had failed to clarify; and the next morning, there sat the Critter Cooler on my doorstep! So, within 36 hours of placing my order, I received my Critter Cooler. UNBELIEVEABLE!!!
Communication is EXCELLENT!!! Emails are answered thoroughly and quickly. My purchase experience with Critter Coolers could not have been more perfect! Thank you, James! I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase!!! It is so convenient that I could never go without one again and I think you'll agree! Wendi Simpson, Palm Desert CA
Jim, It was one of the hottest summers in Tuscon, almost 120' which was really tuff on my dogs- but thanks for suggesting the Chiller Cover--- I put ice in the Critter Cooler and covered it with the thermal cover- worked like a charm - cool water all day- Great Idea! thanks again- Claire Ruiz, Tuscon
After adopting a dog this past April 2007 at the Orange County Pet Expo, I purchased the Critter Cooler watering system online that was featured at the Expo. The dog I adopted has an incredibly thick coat, and despite the cooler weather in Oregon, he consumes a great deal of water to compensate.
The few short days I was awaiting my Critter Cooler, I found myself filling his water dish constantly as he ran out of water or the water became too hot. Upon receiving the Critter Cooler my life became much easier!
I now fill the cooler approximately once a week and Mowgli has fresh water at a much cooler temperature anytime he desires. In addition, I use the two feeding trays either attached or on their own with great success.
I initially started out with the cooler in the house and have now moved it to the outside for the warm summer months. Having the cooler on wheels makes it especially easy to move to different locations and/or to refill.
In addition to Mowgli, our cat, Iverson, couldn't be happier with this product. It really brought the two of them together in the beginning stages of getting to know each other. Even though the water bowl is up off the ground, Iverson loves to prop himself up with his front legs and drink to his heart's content.
I have found the Critter Cooler incredibly easy to use. Filling the cooler only takes me a short time with the hose and cleaning the trays is just as easy. I simply wipe out the watering trays and the food trays go right in the dishwasher. I rate the Critter Cooler 5 out of 5 stars.
In addition to the cooler, we use the Critter Comfort Anti-Itch Shampoo on Mowgli with just as much success. I also purchased the Ant Bath. Thankfully I haven't had to use it yet, but I look forward to trying it out and trust it will work just as effectively.
I recommend this product to anyone with dogs or cats. I also rate the personal service 5 out of 5 stars. I couldn't ask for a more pleasant and conscientious experience. Thanks James, Laura Twigg, Eugene OR.
Hello from the road. My wife and I are traveling to Montana and we stopped our motor home at a trailerpark that has wi-fi so I thought that I would check in. The 5 gallon feeding station has worked out quite well. I can empty about a 20lb bag of food in it and Mitzy, Buster and Lucy have enough food for a couple of weeks. I like the fact that your whole contraption is off of the ground, keeping things allot cleaner around here. We put all the bowls in the dishwasher when we get back and they clean up nice. So thats my feed back. This is a really handy way to travel with the pets. Dale Crenshaw, Boise
Jim, you know I was skeptical at first-Why would anyone spend $100+ for a pail with a hole in it?! But, now that I am getting my 3rd Critter Cooler I cannot tell you how much time these watering stations have saved me. My Day Care hosts upward to 60 clients on any given day and many more on the weekends and holidays. My business depends on taking the absolute best care of the 4 legged family members and getting them plenty of clean, healthy water is critical. I had one staff member who spent a good part of her day, filling, refilling and cleaning water bowls-The Critter Coolers has cut that time by 75% so in that sense , paid for itself the first week, while providing cleaner water. I really appreciate the design, quality and functionality of your product.-and your customer service is amazing. Please do not sell your business to any of the majors any time soon. You have my permission to publish this on your web site.
My 4 German Shepards go through your 6.5 gallons in about 5 days, which is not bad and a hell of lot better than refilling those pails. I would say that anyone that has 3 or more large breed dogs should get the large size. The thermal cover works well and I would also recommend that for people that keep thier water outdoors-
This is Claire from Denver. Thanks for your help with th rescue and here is my promised review on your BIG DOG 6.5 Critter Cooler. As you know, I don't have many BIG dogs but I have allot of dogs from the rescue stay at my house. Cleaning up the poop takes an hour and the water bowls about 30 minutes, twice a day. So now I refill the Critter Cooler about 2 times a week-- which save me about 7 hours each week-- and everybody gets better water. Now please invent somthing that cleans up the poop-LOL
May I just say that the Critter Cooler was a Life Saver for me and my dog! I had to go out of town and my potential sitter fell through. I found a GREAT sitter to come in for a few days and was very pleased, also knowing that my animals would have a plentiful supply of water, thanks to the CRITTER COOLER! It sure is a wonderful peace of mind to know that Roscoe could eat the couch and pillows if he got really hungry, but he surely wouldn't run out of any water!
Carol Fisher, Portland
My husband just about killed me when I walked in with the Critter Cooler after the 5k dog walk. He said "you spent how much?" Now 3 weeks later he is getting one for his office and one as a gift for his hunting buddy. AND he finally apologized (which he rarely does) for getting mad. Thanks for making a a quality product.
Lisa, Mesa AZ
Jim at the Wags for Wishes in Del Mar I got two of your medium sized Critter Coolers and they work great. I put one on the porch and one in the yard and fill them once a week- very cool. You saw our gang of 4, the 2 labs the St. Bernard and the Shepard (all rescues) My wife is a happy camper too. She had bought a couple of those water fountain systems with the charcoal filter- what a pain- you can't put much water in them, they need electrical, they are loud, they leave charcoal particles in the bowl---still can't figure out how to clean them-- anyway, as I started, these work great!
thanks, Steve, Solona Beach, CA
Jim, at my academy we insist on a clean environment for our clients and the this cooler helps allot. We were constantly changing water in the bowls and cleaning them. That took time out of our day. I love the fact that the bowl has a drain plug so we can quickly drain the dirty water and re-fresh it- And I got to tell you those are high quality wheels- we fill it up and roll it about 50 yards where the dogs need it. We will be getting a few more for our other academy-
Robert, Oklahoma City
Saw your Pet watering station in Animal Wellness Magazine as thier "product pick" so I thought that I would get one for my Daycare. All I can say is that I will NEVER be with out one (or more) again. Really, it is the only way to fly. It looks like a simple idea but it is really well made and I can tell will last a long time. This summer I will probably get another one for the run and get one of those thermal covers too- thanks-
Jeanne, Merced, CA
ps. we have some dog events up here starting in March and I think that you would really do well. Do you have a distributer up here?
We finally had our grand opening and it was crazy. We had the local TV crew out here filming and we made the front page of the newspaper. Everybody brought thier dogs so the Critter Cooler was much needed and used, I just submitted another order. I think we will do well with these.
Since we cater to the "natural and holistic" methods of pet care ownership, your entire product line, especially the shampoo and pet care products make a nice fit.
Whats cool about your waterer is the ability to easily take it apart and completetly clean every surface of bacteria and algae (which is almost impossible with every oither water system) Thanks again and we will send you some pictures-
Martin, Mesa AZ
My Brats wanted to detroy your water fountain but it held up pretty well. I have beagles and they can be nasty when they are teenagers. They only thing that they could chew off was the water valve, so thanks for sending me a few more-
I think that they are just about bored with it now and will leave it alone. As you know, I predicted that the critter cooler would not last a day, and now after 5 weeks, I am really impressed, nice going Jim, you should do well with this-
Take care, Barbara, Alexandria, VA
My two kids fight over this Critter Cooler. We live in a cul de sac with a small down grade slope and they sit on it , and race down hill. I am surprised that they have not broken the Cooler or cracked thier heads open yet. When it is all over, the thing still works so you get a 5 star-
John Albuquerque, New Mexico
So how many of your customers store beer in the Critter Cooler? I am serious.
My husband and I are out by the pool, it is about 95 degrees out--- and our labs are out swimming, which is normal. On hot days, I always put some ice into the Critter Cooler and cover with the thermal cover for Charly and Reeba to have cold water all day. But my husband did that chore today. So my husband gets up off of the lounge chair, walks over to the Critter Cooler, opens it up and pulls out a beer. He said that it was good spot to store the beer to keep it ice cold.
Cold beer for Tom, cold water for Charly and Reeba, I guess that is a win, win.
Toni, Tucson AZ
My husband Bert and I saw your product as a "recommended" product in Motor Home Magazine last month. We spend almost 6 months a year traveling in our Motor Home and we really enjoy it. When we pull into a campground and set up, we fill the Critter Cooler up for our 3 little Scotties and place it on the patio and we are done- We have sent many of out friends with pets to your web site-
Barbi & Bert, PA
I saw your review in Dog World as a best buy and thought that this was a great idea if it really worked. I work as a vet tech and thought that I would get one for my babies (4 rescue mutt love bugs) before recommending it to the Doctor. You get 2 thumbs up for this product. At our office we tried to use that dog water "fountain" with the charcoal filter and it worked great for about a week. I don't know what happen but the pump got noisy, the charcoal filter did not work right and we just unplugged it. I think that the Doctor will be calling you this week-thanks,
Dana Morgan, Atlanta GA
I kept your brochure from the Las Vegas Superzoo and when I got home I showed my wife your video on the web site. When that young lady is struggling with that 5 gallon water bottle, that is exactly what happens me, and my back is not that strong anymore. So we decided to get your medium size Critter Cooler (since it was only $10 more than the small) and it has really worked out swell.
Our porch is cement with some cracks in it and those wheels roll right over the cracks, no problem. We have a Corgi, a yorkshire terrier and a husky mix. They all love it- and we love filling it up just once every 4-5 days-
Seth Goldberg, Miami
I discovered these Coolers at my Groomer and she gave me your url. There is allot of common sense put into this dog watering device. Wheels, great idea because of the weight. The Drain plug in the front bowl makes sense- it allows me to change out the water fast. Ant Blockers-- and it packs for travel-- good work- me and my agility friends will get a bunch of these-but we need those thermal covers as well- makes us a deal we can't refuse- I will call you-
Linda, Key West
This Lizzy Mondale with a report from the field test of the dog drinker that I got from you at the "Best Fiends" rescue event. We had about 45 dogs competing in a couple different events and the consensus was that this was a great product. So kudos and we may be interested in forming some type of re-seller arrangement here in Dallas this spring. We will stay in touch,
We subscribe to Fido Friendly and saw the article about your Critter Cooler.
We spend about 2-4 weeks a year up in our Cabin and our 4 dogs (all big mix breeds) run after rabbits and deer all day. We got one 5.0 gallon at the cabin now and those boys finish it in 2 days. This is MUCH better than refilling bowls and pails 2-3 times a day. We just placed another order for the 6.5 gallon and 2 of those thermal covers.
Just wanted to let the people know that these Coolers really get the job done and are durable- we are thinking about getting the large feeder too- get the food off the ground and away from bugs- How do those Ant Blockers work? I will em you,thanks Judy Simmons, St. George Utah
We are back in the rainy but great Northwest.
We enjoyed meeting you at the Orange County Show and are very pleased with the Critter Cooler that we purchased from you. In fact I am going to show it to our local rescue and see if they like it (I am sure they will) they can put a Critter Cooler or two on their wish list and there donors can sponsor a Critter Cooler for them-- Nice meeting you and we love your weather and the Coolest Cooler- Tim, Eugene
First of all Jim your customer service is the BOMB, we have never had anybody call us up and ask us if we received the product and had any questions-- Nice touch---and I can tell you invented this Critter Cooler because it is like your baby and you want to make sure that it works perfect. Well it does (after we read the directions)-- I know why you call, because people don't read the directions, do they? Very funny, it's human nature I guess- but, yes, we are happy campers and our babies have plenty of clean water-- Thanks so much-
Stacy, Kansas City
Jim, we are just about to open our boutique and I wanted to thank you for your support. We will have allot of press here and I will make sure that the Critter Coolers are displayed in front and I will have one the floor for all my customers who bring their dogs. Stop by soon and check out our store- I am going to post my link on your site- Great Product!
Randy, Brentwood CA
We saw your article on gundogsonline.com. We run a hunting lodge (Pheasant) so we have many bird dogs around. Your doggie drink has been very handy. We got a 2-5 gallons for the lodge kennel and we got a small one to take out into the field. We just load it into the back of the pick up (take the wheels off) and it works out fine. We also bought that heavy duty green cover for it- Cam, Bozeman MT
Thanks again for helping out our Leader Dog program and meeting. We are very appreciative and will spread the word to our other chapters. You have a very good product. Practical, it saves us time and is well made.
Debbie, New York
Here is the 60 day report and evaluation that you requested (see I did not forget) and I am happy to say that it is a good one. I got one of your 5 gallon Critter Coolers when I saw that it was approved by Animal Wellness Magazine--which I trust. We have doggie play day on my property 3 times a week and it was a big hit. You should start some type of referral bonus points system like the credit cards--Each of the 6 ladies that saw it I think will get one--- thanks Jim
Chris, Orlando FL
We know a breeder (where we got our Max) that uses your watering system and she thinks highly of it. So we got your 3.5 gallon and set it up--All I can say is that I would not be without one now. It really spoils you. We fill the thing up once a week--and may or may not clean it--depending on how it looks-- and that's it-- takes less than 5 minutes to clean and fill it- I will NEVER go back to water bowls again-- Thanks-
Dorothy, Portland OR
Hi Jim, thanks for shipping those Critter Coolers so fast. We thought that we may have to leave for the dog show without them, but everything worked out. You get A+ service and we love the Cooler, but you know that--Talk to you soon, wish us luck,
Janice Du Bois, PA
My wife saw the TV segment about your product and she told me that it would be perfect for our pack which consists of 2 German Sheppard's a chow mix and big "We don't know what he is" dog
--Well I am glad that I listened to her this time. The only problem is that we should have ordered the larger one.
---So since I am writing you such a nice review about your Critter Cooler-- just maybe you will give me a little discount on the second one(?) We really can use two, one for the laundry room and one for the yard. I will talk to you soon-- and I really love NOT filling those old water bowls--what a pain and waste of time that was-
Steve, Las Vegas
My daughter found one of your videos on the internet- it said that the Critter Cooler was "2007 Pet invention of the Year"?
I don't know much about that but we are a dog friendly environment at my home. The truth is between my wife and my daughter they collect every stray animal that needs a home in the county.
I have been blessed with a little property so it is not too much bother, but clean water for the bunch is always a big chore. We purchased one of your products, and what do you know, it actually works. That's good engineering Jim, and the fact that you called us back right away the other day when Sally had a question was good service.
I guess that we will invest in a few more of these.
Sally tells me next winter that you will have a heater for these contraptions, so we can keep them outside--
Put me on the list for a few of those too-Lee Burt, Ohio
We now use your watering stands at our Daycare and my wife and I agree that they have saved us at least 3 hours a week. Thanks for a good product,
Clint Thomas, Denver
Thanks for the call, yes everything is fine and the Critter Cooler works as advertised. Here is my reveiw:
It is easy to put togther and fill. The wheels are very high quality and roll over my pavers and carpet. The bowls are easy to clean and the drain plug in the front bowl lets me rinse out the dirty water and refill with fresh fast--that's about it- My sister wants to get one now- I will talk to you soon, Christina, San Antonio TX
We purchased our 3.5 gallon Critter Cooler at the Las Vegas Superzoo and had it shipped back to us in Gainseville. We run a small local boarding kennel and wanted to test out this watering well.
The Critter Cooler has exceeded our expectations and we like the durability of it. Other watering systems last about a year, this new one is very difficult to break. (we have had some of our guests try) and are very pleased.
Diana, Gainesville FL
Thanks for the fast help with the Critter Cooler. My brother in law is a big duck hunter and spends a couple of weeks each year at his cabin on the Kalamazoo River with his hunting buddies. ( it is also during his birthday) My sister and I wanted to get him somthing unique for his trip this year and he was REALLY happy to get the Critter Cooler for the dogs at the cabin. Now I need to get a small one for our home- Gladys, Kalamazoo, MI.
We saw the Critter Cooler review in Pet Age Magazine last month and gave you a call. Our boutique and grooming salon has many dogs in the store and filling the dog bowls was taking time away from our customers. The Critter Cooler has worked out well. That's our feedback. Bonnie, Chicago
This is Ray from Buffalo. We received the large Critter Cooler last Friday which was just in time for our open house on Saturday-- Thanks for getting it to us so quick. We had almost 70 people show up, including some press people. It was easy to set up and we are glad that it had such good wheels because once it was filled we had to roll it to the opposite side of the kennel to make room for all the people and dogs. We will stay in touch. Let us know when those heated Coolers are available. I will send you some pictures. Thanks again,
Ray Taylor, Buffalo NY
My mother emailed your web site link to me. I have 9 dogs.
She got the big one for me for my birthday and I can't say enough about this watering station. It saves me so much time from filling the water bowls. And thanks so much for your call, Jim. I will let you know if I need anything else,
Michelle, Palm Springs CA.
So far so good with your coolers. I put the small one in my lobby and the large one back in the Kennel. Katie is a compulsive cleaner and loves the fact that she can clean those coolers inside out,----even the inside of the valve where the algae can hide. I think that we may stock a few of these and maybe a feeder too. Next time you are in town lets get some Mexican food-- Take care- jim, mesa az.
Hi Jim, Love the Critter Cooler! Best of sales to you in '08. Steve Dennis, President Los Angeles Stampede Baseball Club, Inc. 5+