Cleaning our dog's dirty paws has never been so easy!
Cleaning our dog's dirty paws has never been so easy!
For decades pet owner's have been cleaning their dogs paws the old and cumbersome way with a spray bottle and towels but, now that's all changed. Introducing PawSpa !!
The first self-contained, ready to use, paw cleaning system. PawSpa is a paw washing station, equipped with a wet/ dry vacuum, clean water reservoir/ submersible pump and our patent pending wand applicator, housed in an attractive enclosure designed to resemble an ottoman.
The enclosure is lined with sound dampening foam, equipped with two wheels mounted to the underside and a telescoping handle for easy positioning/ transport.
We designed the lid to double as a cushioned seat for the comfort of the operator, wrapped in pleather material. We're also considering a final design that uses reversible outer panels that are a wainscot look on one side and wicker on the other, giving you decor options.
In addition to the reversible panels, we are in the throws of seeking FDA approval for our solution that is a blend of all natural ingredients which will act as an anti-bacterial antiseptic and promote healing, as well as give the paws a pleasant smell, without damaging the device like a detergent would do.
We currently have two patents that are pending.
The wand applicator is constructed of rigid plastic and is large enough to clean most dogs paws. We utilized a double pole double throw momentary rocker switch to power the pump and vacuum in the forward position but, only the vacuum is powered when the switch is rocked into the rear position.
Clean water is pumped from the reservoir to the wand and gently sprayed onto the paw by 24 jet like holes, completely washing the paw.
IN JUST 3 SHORT SECONDS THIS IS THE RESULT OF PAWSPA!
Thoroughly washing the paws without harming or spooking your pet is essential. By using room temperature water, PawSpa is capable of cleaning even the dirtiest paws! It's so easy to use, even a young child can do a GREAT job. PawSpa is perfect for elderly operators too.
So, Being a pet owner I'm the first to admit that, whenever it came to letting our dog out to do her DOODY, I was the last to volunteer for this duty. Namely because it usually required the person who let her out to wipe her paws off. This is especially trying when its wet out. That can be more often than I care for and time consuming. Let alone the challenge of doing a decent job with a towel and spray bottle. I most always made a mess and went threw 2-4 towels... to do a GOOD job.
Karen and I have owned dogs since we've been together and as with all of our dogs, we treat them as members of the family. As such, we have always felt compelled to take as good care of them as we do ourselves and our children. So we have made it a point to be sure we clean their paws. Of course, it helps us keep the house cleaner, but aside from that we believe that by washing our dogs paws we reduce not only the dirt and dust that may be on the paws but, PawSpa cleans anything and almost everything your pet may step in ( e.coli,urine, ring worm, etc.) .
Think about it this way. If you were outside in your backyard or let's say out camping or getting home from a walk to the park. What if you accidentally stepped into a pile of unpleasant smelly stuff. YUCK!! When you get home what is the first thing your going to do?! Take your shoe off, right? I hope so ...lol... God forbid your barefoot when you step in it. Would you wash your feet? ... I WOULD!!!
So why not do the same for our pets??
... It only makes perfect sense ... You know what I mean?
We can't stress enough how important it is to keep our four-legged friends paws as clean as possible. Aside from the obvious (keeping the home cleaner), PawSpa reduces the harmful and virtually invisible BACTERIA that's brought into the home on the unclean paws.
Once you've tried PawSpa you'll never want to go back to the messy OLD way.
ON THE HORIZON!
My partners and I are very committed to providing only the BEST product for the consumer and refuse to cut corners. We have been blessed with a top notch collection of professionals to help us achieve this goal. Our manufacturer is local and at the top of their game. They are capable of handling everything from creating the finished design and tooling, to drop shipping our PawSpa directly to the customer.
We believe our goals are clear-cut:
September/ October: Create lots of new Kickstarter friends, execute standards and manufacturing agreement.
November/ December: Final Design and tooling.
January: Out source prefabricated components/ Tooling build-out
February/ March: Begin manufacturing/ Quality Assurance and testing
April/ May: Finalize the assembly process, packaging and shipping. Begin fulfilling our obligations to pledges.
Risks and challenges
Inherent to bringing most every new idea to market are challenges, stumbling blocks, risks and pitfalls that the creators, as well as the backers, are going to have to face. Here is what we foresee with PawSpa.
Manufacturing: Creating the tooling and molds for PawSpa is expensive and require expertise. If it's not handled correctly it can cause delays in production and force the project over budget. In order to reduce the chance of this we have chosen a manufacturer with a proven track
record and is close enough for us to have daily face to face meetings if necessary.
Shipping: Working with a manufacturer that handles this for their clients can sometimes be a crap shoot. Orders can be lost, broken or stolen. This could cause delays in your PawSpa reaching you in a timely fashion, which is why we have partnered with this manufacturer. Their quality control and on time shipments are unprecedented in the business
There will undoubtedly be surprises along the way, but any that arise will be quickly addressed and resolved so we can achieve our goal to create the best possible product for our PawSpa customer. YOU!!
Every pledge is important and will help us get that much closer to reaching our goal. Help us top the Kickstarter charts and give our predecessors a run for their money by clicking the " Back This Project" button at the top of this page or by sharing this page with your friends and loved ones.
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