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Michael J. HarakalBy Michael J. Harakal
First created
Michael J. HarakalBy Michael J. Harakal
First created
$1,423
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
18
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 15 2018 1:19 PM UTC +00:00

What is a prototype?

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.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

My Dog - Mars (@marsthechiweenie)
My Dog - Mars (@marsthechiweenie)

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 - From the Front with Lid Closed
PawPail - From the Front with Lid Closed

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 - With Bag Lid Open
PawPail - With Bag Lid Open

PawPail discreetly stores and dispenses our high quality, environmentally responsible waste bags that are manufactured to break down faster than typical plastic bags.

PawPail - Environmentally Responsible PawBags™
PawPail - Environmentally Responsible PawBags™

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. 

PawPail - Dispensing PawBags
PawPail - Dispensing PawBags

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 - Lid Open with Air Filter and Basket
PawPail - Lid Open with Air Filter and Basket

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 - Paw Print Vent Holes
PawPail - Paw Print Vent Holes

PawPail's paw print vent holes are lined with mesh screens, to let air in but keep pests out!

PawPail - Activated Carbon Air Filter
PawPail - Activated Carbon Air Filter

Your PawPail also uses an Activated Carbon Air Filter to trap harmful odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. 

PawPail - Activated Carbon Air Filter
PawPail - Activated Carbon Air Filter

The Air Filter is designed to last as long as your bags, and it's simple to replace with our magnetic filter basket. 

PawPail - With PawBags and Air Filter
PawPail - With PawBags and Air Filter

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.

PawPail - Mounting System
PawPail - Mounting System

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.

Backer Awards

Backer ($2)

  • 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.

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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.

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Support

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    Bronze Level Backer

    We'll recognize you on our website for helping bring this amazing product to the world and you'll get a personal thank you from our founder.

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    • Personalized Founder email
    • Backer listing on PawPail.com
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    Silver Level Backer

    Get your paws on a killer PawPail T-shirt in addition to the Bronze Level Backer awards!

    Includes:
    • PawPail T-Shirt
    • Personalized Founder email
    • Backer listing on PawPail.com
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    Gold Level Backer

    500 Gold Level Backers will receive the first production run of the complete PawPail system including one roll of our environmentally conscious PawBags™ and one Activated Carbon Air Filter!

    You will also receive a promotion for your bag/filter subscription that will not be available to the general public.

    Includes:
    • PawPail
    • PawPail T-Shirt
    • Personalized Founder email
    • Backer listing on PawPail.com
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    Platinum Level Backer

    The ultimate dog owner experience!

    US-based Platinum Level Backers receive a 2-night trip to Southwest Florida including round-trip air for one human, one pet and 2-nights in a local dog-friendly hotel!

    Together with the PawPail founders, you'll visit the off-leash Bonita Springs Dog Beach for a catered gourmet picnic.

    You'll also receive everything Gold Level Backers receive!

    Includes:
    • PawPail Founder's Trip
    • PawPail
    • PawPail T-Shirt
    • Personalized Founder email
    • Backer listing on PawPail.com
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Funding period

- (32 days)