The Raindrop Drinking Fountain from PioneerPet.com from The Dash Kitten Crew on Vimeo.

The Raindrop Pet Fountain was supplied to us by Pioneer Pets free of charge. DashKitten.com only share news and products we feel are relevant to our readers, because you matter to us. The opinions here are 100% our own and we are responsible for the content of this post. – Harvey Button, Reviewer

As a senior with mild kidney issues myself, clean water is critical for my health and wellbeing, so I am delighted to be reviewing a pet drinking fountain that is very practical and stylish. It could play an important part in encouraging correct hydration for your own fur family too.

Cat Water Fountain

How We Met the Raindrop Drinking Fountain!

Pioneer Pets shared a picture on their Twitter feed from the BlogPaws® Conference and one striking image of the Raindrop was all it took to grab my attention. Like most of you, whatever the season, I love access to a fresh drink of water.

Let me give you a quick rundown of the fountains highlights that caught my eye:

  • The Raindrop’s super stylish polished Stainless Steel shape
  • The generous capacity of 60 oz. (1.77 litres) of water
  • It’s easy to clean
  • A quiet pump with replaceable Premium Charcoal Filters (changed every 2 to 4 weeks depending on usage)
  • A pet safe low voltage 6’/1.82m power cord
  • Dishwasher friendly.

Setting Up The Raindrop

You will find the fountain very easy to put together. There are two stainless steel parts, and a separate filtration motor which is set in an elegant clam shell shaped housing.

When you set up the Raindrop, make sure you position the water pump so that it meets the top of the tear drop opening. This allows the gentle flow of water, and the hushed pump-action, to start working. Our picture below gives you a good idea of the set up.

  • We recommend you have the instruction book nearby to ensure correct placement when you put the Raindrop together for the first time. 

The Raindrop Drinking Fountain

How Will the Raindrop Work for You?

This is one of the quietest cat fountains we have tried. The only noticeable sound is the gentle movement of the filtered water. This perfectly masks the tiniest of hums from the small motor. Perfect.

Pioneer Pet know their pet parents might find transitioning to a new drinking fountain a challenge, so she initially set up the Raindrop without turning it on. The whole family got used to it as a plain water bowl for several days.

You may find that this slow introduction means your cat(s) will be much less nervous of the Raindrop. I was the first to try the working fountain, which was a surprise for Mum as I am a ‘settled in my ways’ senior. I enjoy drinking from the larger bowl as well as the top where the water bubbles out freshly aerated.  

raindrop drinking fountain

Who Would Love the Raindrop Fountain?

  • For the multipet household the generous 60 fl oz capacity lets everyone have a share.
  • Busy pet parents. The Raindrop is easy to clean and we clean ours weekly in five minutes. The motor is easy to clean monthly (Pioneer Pet video.) 
  • For anyone with a love of cool design, this is one of the most elegant fountains 
  • There is even a large size ceramic model for larger dogs.
#PetHydration matters! Check this lifestyle #musthave The #Raindrop

Overall Impressions of the Raindrop Drinking Fountain

Mum fell in love with its clean lines and smooth good looks, and, as no-one wants to spend their precious down time scrubbing out the cat fountain ‘easy clean’ is a real winner too.

Mum also loves the clear instruction manual from Pioneer Pet too. It is comprehensive and covers assembly, installation, cleaning and restarting the fountain after its weekly clean. There is also a section on motor maintenance – showing how easy it is. Any problems contact Pioneer Pets by email.

A Bonus Raindrop Treat

Check the Dash Kitten Crew’s special Motor and Fliter Assembly Bonus Video. Pioneer Pets are so pleased with it that you will find our video on their site to assist other pet fountain users.

The Raindrop Clamshell Housing Assembly Video from The Dash Kitten Crew on Vimeo.

Where can I get The Raindrop Drinking Fountain?

We would love to know how you keep hydrated during the summer, apart from a Raindrop! 

Harvey Button
The Raindrop Reviewer
the raindrop, lifestyle fountain of choice for your cat

 

 

 

 

Image Credits Envato : Cat: Stokkete; Kitchen: Siraphol; Lounge: Bialasiewicz

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32 Comments

  1. Margie

    August 20, 2017 at 12:22 am

    That sure was a great review. We are going to get our Mom to look into getting one. Thanks for that great review. You all have a fine day.

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  2. MrJackFreckles/Pipo/Angel-Minko/

    July 22, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    That might be something we should get, though Pipo likes to paw in the water bowls we have…imagine if it was running water??

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    • Dash Kitten

      July 22, 2017 at 8:50 pm

      Did you guys see the video clip Eric and Flynn’s mum Jackie posted? I will admit to your page and hope you can see it!

      Reply

  3. Katie Allan

    July 21, 2017 at 5:56 am

    That is a neat looking water fountain! I just got one from Pet Safe for my dogs for when we are in our backyard. We love to spend time outside, but it is so hot here in the summer!

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  4. Jenna Hughson

    July 21, 2017 at 3:40 am

    Oh I love this idea!

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  5. Shayla

    July 21, 2017 at 3:21 am

    I love the sleek style! Most auto water bowls don’t look as nice in a kitchen per say, but this is so nice! I have big drooly dogs, I wish there was a way to combat that lol!

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  6. Robin

    July 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Staying hydrated can be tough during July up here! Though it is not as hot here as it is in areas further south in the US, it gets very humid (80%+ every day) so you sweat out a lot of the water you take in. Your fountain looks like a very nice way to keep the water flowing for the kitties! I love that it is so quiet. My kitties love their fountain too. 🙂

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  7. Talent Hounds

    July 20, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    Kilo the Pug is cat like in his preference for clean running water. He demands refreshes at least once a day. I totally encourage him so I would LOVE this fountain. What a beautiful review. I tried one but it did not work as well and he tired of it.

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  8. Shelby

    July 20, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I’ve never seen that fountain before – LOVE!! So happy people are spreading awareness about Pet Hydration month. 🙂

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  9. The Daily Pip

    July 20, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Your videos are really fabulous. Love how this one fades in and out with the images and the music. The fountain is also featured very professionally. Great job!

    Happy also to hear this fountain is good for cats and small dogs as we have both!

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  10. Sandy Kubillus

    July 20, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Great idea. I don’t have a cat, but am a dog person and I sometimes wonder if my dogs drink enough water. They don’t seem to drink at all while I am at work. When my mom owned Buffy, my blond cocker spaniel, she actually restricted her water since she thought she peed too often. When my mom died, I took Buffy and leave water out all the time and she doesn’t have any problems. I thought it was so cruel that she restricted Buffy’s water intake.

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    • Dash Kitten

      July 20, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      We are glad that you have Buffy now, I bet she is spoiled with plenty of water!

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    • Shannon

      August 1, 2017 at 4:55 am

      Dogs love these fountains as well : ) Hydration is so important. We are happy to hear Buffy is well.

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  11. Allison

    July 20, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    A fountain for the multi-pet household and busy parents? Sounds like a winner! How often does the fountain need to get cleaned? The one we bought years ago is probably not big enough for our growing household of pets. It also took a lot of time to keep in good shape.

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    • Dash Kitten

      July 20, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Alison, we clean ours weekly, this allows us to stop the build up of unpleasant things like biofilm. We would guess that the nature of the water i.e. hard or soft might indicate a longer (or shorter) time between cleaning.

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  12. Tenacious Little Terrier

    July 20, 2017 at 8:12 am

    It’s a lovely looking fountain. I bet Mr. N could make do with the cat fountain instead of the dog one. Do you know how often filters have to be changed?

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    • Dash Kitten

      July 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Pioneer Pet recommend between 2 to 4 weeks – I have monitored our filters and 4 weeks is working for us. I think Mr N would find it a good fit.

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  13. Erin the Cat, Princess

    July 20, 2017 at 7:47 am

    This looks wonderful and elegant, and very practical too. Nice to see that your family are all liking it, and the fact that is near quiet really is a boon. This I have tried before have been rather noisy and off putting!
    Thanks for a great review of what clearly is a well thought out/designed product.
    Purrs. ERin

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  14. Beth

    July 20, 2017 at 7:43 am

    What a great video! It was interesting to that some of the cats preferred the moving water, others chose the more traditional bowl part. I think my pets would enjoy a fountain, but we have hard water, and I think it would be difficult to keep it running.

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  15. Sweet Purrfections

    July 20, 2017 at 7:35 am

    We love pet fountains. We had one of these, but we didn’t like it as much as a fountain with a stream to drink from. Mom Paula remembers the earlier fountains being loud, but the newer fountains are very quiet.

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  16. Brian

    July 20, 2017 at 7:30 am

    We are bery big fans of fountains here and we have a ceramic raindrop!

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  17. The Island Cats

    July 20, 2017 at 7:23 am

    That’s a nice fountain. We had the ceramic version of it but had some issues with it.

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  18. Summer

    July 20, 2017 at 6:33 am

    We have this fountain and we all love it!

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  19. Kitty Cat Chronicles

    July 20, 2017 at 6:24 am

    We have the Raindrop fountain and absolutely love it. I really like how quiet it is. Other fountains we’ve tried spouted the water out and made too much trickly noises, so the cats never went near them. They actually drink out of this one. I like that it’s stainless steel too!

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  20. Kristen @ My 3 Little Kittens

    July 20, 2017 at 3:38 am

    What a fantastic addition for any cat home! They can’t resist that sound of running delicious water!!!!

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  21. Michelle & The Paw Pack

    July 20, 2017 at 3:15 am

    I’m pretty sure I’ve seen this fountain on Amazon before! I don’t have cats, but I have small dogs. The fountain I have for them now was designed for cats (shh don’t tell them that) but it works well for them. I’ll have to consider this one if I ever need a replacement.

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  22. Kamira Gayle

    July 20, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Perfect way to help encourage the fur kids to get enough hydration. How often do you refill it?

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    • Dash Kitten

      July 20, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Daily as we are a multicat household. A single pet might consume less in winter than summer but the pet parent should keep an eye it does not fall below the recommended level (this would affect the pump).

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  23. The Swiss Cats

    July 20, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Great reminder, and great review ! We like that the fountain is made of stainless steal, that’s hygienic. Purrs

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  24. Kelly

    July 20, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Ensuring out pets are properly hydrated is so important and anything we can do to encourage it is a bonus. Fountains are a wonderful way to do this.

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  25. Debbie

    July 19, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    I love that it’s quiet! That’s always one of my biggest concerns because I’m worried that if a fountain was too loud, it would scare away my cat and make her not want to use it. Great review

    Reply

  26. Holly Montgomery

    July 19, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I love the sound of running water! So glad this worked so well for your kitties! It’s great to see cats getting properly hydrated!

    Reply

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