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$1,764
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 5 2014 6:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 5, 2014

Clean Paws

We make cleaning up after your dog "Hands Free"!!

Clean Paws

We make cleaning up after your dog "Hands Free"!!

$1,764
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, December 5 2014 6:00 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated December 5, 2014

About

Cleaning up after your dog is a nasty and smelly task.  We have come up with a way to make it less unpleasant. 

Introducing the Clean Paws "Dog Toilet". 

You might be wondering just how a dog toilet works... 

Just pre-load a bag liner or 2 before you step out the door to walk your dog. 

When your dog starts to get into position to poo simply open the lid and set the toilet under the dog.  Use the lid to help navigate proper placement (your dog isn't going to help aim so it's up to you). 

After your dog is finished simply tie a knot in the bag, close the lid and be on your way. 

Then drop the undesirable package off at the nearest waste bin.

Who will benefit the most from this product?

A lot of us just don't have the option of letting the dog out into the backyard such as people living in apartment complexes or downtown city areas.  They must walk their dog so it can relieve it's self, this product is for you!  Also for those owners who just don't pick up after their dog because it's nasty this product has you covered.  Of course any dog owner can benefit from owning a Clean Paws toilet.  It is a symbol of responsible pet ownership.

Who should use Clean Paws?

Anyone who walks their dog and hates the sensation of picking up dog poo with their hands.

Who should avoid using Clean Paws?

We don’t want anyone to get hurt using our product, so if you have back problems of any kind or just general balance issues, we would recommend not using the Clean Paws dog toilet.

Does the product come in any different colors?

The standard color of the Clean Paws Dog Toilet is white but we also have the option to build it in light pink.  Just let us know if you would prefer the pink unit.  Otherwise the default color we will ship will be white.

How does the lid stay shut?

 The lid is held shut with a magnet.  A small steel plate will be embedded in the base and a magnet in the lid.  This system does away with the need for a latch which can be bothersome and break.

The bag liners have handles that fit over the "Bag tabs" on the side of the toilet.  These handles also make tying a simple knot extremely easy.  

Each roll contains 50 bag liners!

Shipping:

All domestic shipping within the United States is included in the rewards pricing.  For our international backers please don't forget to add the correct amount to your pledge for the added cost of international shipping.

Taxes:

For those of us that live here in the great state of Texas unfortunately sales tax applies, please include 8.25% to your pledge. Congratulations to everyone not living in the great state of Texas, there are no sales taxes applied to out of state sales.

Risks and challenges

With a product that has such a simplistic design and function you would think building it would be easy and smooth. Through my years I've learned that even the most well thought out plan can fall apart. Using my crystal ball I've looked ahead and identified some of the hurdles and challenges that might come up.

Manufacturing:
Building the tooling for any project is a very tedious and drawn out ordeal. This is essentially the mold that every one of the parts will be cast from. It has to be correct. Fortunately we have found a local tool builder with an impeccable reputation for quality and holding deadlines.

Product Adjustments:
We worked out most of the design changes when we had the product printed with a 3D printer. There might a few minor adjustments but most of those should be finalized before the tooling is made.

Fulfillment:
The manufacturing plant that is actually going to be making the product has a given us a staggering quote of units per day. Depending on the success of this campaign we should be able to fulfill all orders on time. Of course anything can happen: a machine breaks, the raw materials don't arrive in time or aliens take over the planet and enslave us all. Any of these could cause a delay. Now, while the toilet is being built here in Texas the bag liners are being manufactured overseas. The projected lead time from placing the order to delivery should work perfectly (fingers crossed).

Our team of professionals have ensured us smooth sailing throughout the whole process. There will probably be a few small bumps along the way but they will be quickly overcome with the expertise and determination of the staff we have assembled and the years of experience they bring with them.

Any pledge amount brings us closer to reaching our goal. Help us make Clean Paws a reality by clicking the "Back this Project" button at the top of the page or selecting a reward. You can also help by getting the word out by sharing this page with your family and friends.

Men, women and children in parks, apartment complexes and anywhere else dogs go to take care of business will thank you!!

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    Tired of stepping in it!!

    If your tired of walking through the grass at the apartment complex, or getting back from the park and having to clean doggie doo off your shoe and want to help this project become a reality, even if you don't have a dog, we really appreciate it. We will send you a clean paws sticker as a thank you.

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    Early Bird!!!

    Thank you for being the first to believe in our cause. You will be recieving your very own Clean Paws dog toilet and 2 rolls of bag liners. Includes shipping within the U.S.

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    Apartment Dweller and City Folk....

    We feel your pain. Let us help make life a bit easier. For your pledge you will receive:

    1 Clean Paws dog toilet
    3 Rolls of bag liners.
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    Twice As Nice!!

    Here is your chance to double up on the rewards! Don't miss the great opportunity to get your own Clean Paws dog toilet and have another to give to a friend in need. At this level you will receive:

    2 Clean Paws dog toilets
    6 Rolls of bag liners.
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