To be a responsible pet owner, you have to properly dispose of your dog’s waste each time you go outside — no matter how unpleasant it may be. Fortunately, by investing in a pet waste station, you can make the clean-up process much easier.
While a pet waste station isn’t necessarily a must-have product, it can make cleaning up after your dog more manageable. Plus, if you live in a busy apartment complex or near a public area, installing a pet waste station can encourage your neighbors to pick up after their pups as well.
In this post, we’ll look at the purpose that pet waste stations serve and offer some ideas for where to purchase one.
What is a pet waste station?
If you aren’t familiar, a pet waste station is an all-in-one unit that helps you dispose of your dog’s waste without making a mess or creating odors. Pet waste stations vary in size and design. But they’re designed to be set up in your yard or communal outdoor area for dog owners to easily access.
There are various brands and models that you can purchase, but in general, pet waste stations act as a receptacle to leave your pet’s waste until it’s ready to be thrown out. Many models also include an area where you can store plastic bags, so you can grab one as you head out on a walk.
Some pet owners prefer this method of cleaning up after their dog — and for good reason. The main benefit these products is that they often use odor-reducing technology to minimize unpleasant smells in your garage, shed, or wherever you keep your trash cans.
Where can you buy a pet waste station?
You can pick up a pet waste station at your local pet store or an online pet supply shop. Personal-sized pet waste stations are relatively compact and shouldn’t be much larger than a small indoor trash can.
However, if you’re purchasing a communal pet waste station for multiple families to share or to place outside of your business, your best option is to buy it online and have it shipped to you. There’s a chance that your local pet store only stocks pet waste stations intended for personal use.
PawPail is one of the most popular pet waste stations for individual dog owners who want to clean up responsibly and business owners who want to provide their community with a convenient way to dispose of pet waste.
Inside, the bulk of the PawPail pet waste station is a waste container. It also includes a built-in roll of environmentally friendly waste bags, and an air filter for odor control. It was designed with materials that are resistant to harsh weather and UV light, so it can withstand challenging conditions. Don’t want to place your PawPail waste station directly on the ground? You can also purchase a mounting system to bolt it to your nearest wall.
However, PawPail is just one of the many pet waste stations on the market, alongside tons of other pet products that help keep your home tidy. With a little research, you should be able to find one that’s within your budget and blends into your outdoor area nicely.
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