A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
Dogs are awesome! But cleaning up after them – not so awesome. All dogs poop, so why hasn’t anyone come up with a better way to manage pet waste at home?
We’ve designed a beautiful, functional and environmentally responsible home pet waste station that is manufactured with high quality, outdoor friendly materials.
We call it PawPail.
What is PawPail?
PawPail is a professional quality pet waste station for your home or small business. Its stylish design, environmentally conscious features and functionality will make it man's second best friend.
PawPail discreetly stores and dispenses our high quality, environmentally responsible waste bags that are manufactured to break down faster than typical plastic bags.
They are packaged into a single, 200-bag roll that is easy to install and replace inside the lid of your PawPail. Since there is one large roll instead of many small rolls, it reduces the amount of packaging waste.
PawBag rolls have over 13x more bags than the tiny 15-bag rolls in your portable dispensers making them much more convenient. You won't need to replace the portable dispenser roll every few days like you do now.
PawPail's patent-pending DualVent™ technology uses a mesh basket to facilitate airflow through the pail. It doesn't use a liner garbage bag like most waste bins, reducing up to 6.5 lb. of plastic per year. Simply lift out the basket on garbage day and dump the used waste bags into your trash for disposal.
PawPail's paw print vent holes are lined with mesh screens, to let air in but keep pests out!
Your PawPail also uses an Activated Carbon Air Filter to trap harmful odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air.
The Air Filter is designed to last as long as your bags, and it's simple to replace with our magnetic filter basket.
Gold Level Backers on Kickstarter will get the items above - one PawPail, one roll of our PawBags and one Activated Carbon Air Filter (as well as a PawPail T-shirt). It's everything you need to begin using the system at home.
If you want to mount the system to a wall, fence, railing, tree, etc. you can do so by using our optional Mounting System, which can be purchased separately from our website PawPail.com.
Every cent you contribute helps us make PawPail more successful
Bronze Level Backer ($10)
Shout-out on PawPail's backer website page
Personalized Thank You email from our founder
Silver Level Backer ($25)
All Bronze Level Backer awards
PawPail Logo T-Shirt
Gold Level Backer ($99)
All Silver Level Backer awards
PawPail pet waste station (includes 1 roll of PawBags and 1 Activated Carbon Air Filter)
Platinum Level Backer ($5,000)
All Gold Level Backer awards
US-based backers receive a 2-night trip to Southwest Florida to meet the founder of PawPail
Together with the PawPail team, you'll visit the off-leash Bonita Springs Dog Beach for a catered gourmet picnic
Includes air, 2-nights in a local dog-friendly hotel, all transfers and meals.
PawPail Featurette Videos
Risks and challenges
We recognize that it’s a leap of faith to back a project on Kickstarter and that there have been a lot of broken promises. This project is different.
I have a background in product development, manufacturing project management, product marketing and finance working for some of the most respected companies in the world. After multiple prototypes, the entire PawPail system’s design is complete and our manufacturing partners are anxiously awaiting our orders.
We need your help to raise enough money to begin our transition to commercialization, which includes building manufacturing molds, procuring launch inventory and initiating our retail marketing campaign. We appreciate any level of financial support you are so graciously willing to provide. Once profitable, a portion of our profits will be dedicated to our PawPail Gives Back℠ charitable giving program to promote worthy causes nationwide.
Efficiently managing a global supply chain as a small business is complex and as we begin our transition to commercialization we will refine our systems and business controls to move product as quickly and accurately as possible. We appreciate your patience with our initial deliveries, which we expect to be in October 2018.