Drinkwell Original Plastic Dog & Cat Fountain, 50-oz

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About This Item

  • 50-ounce water capacity.
  • The free-falling stream keeps water fresh, encouraging pets to drink more.
  • Replaceable carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors.
  • Receiving ramp reduces splash of falling water.
  • Completely disassembles for easy cleaning and is dishwasher safe (excluding pump).
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About PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Fountains (for Small Pets)

Fresher, Cleaner Water

PetSafe Drinkwell pet fountains are designed to encourage your furry friend to drink more water. A continuous circulation system helps prevent bacteria growth so they're a safe oasis of clean water for your pet. They come with replaceable carbon filters that help remove bad tastes and odors. Plus, with a variety of styles and sizes available, you are sure to find the one that's right for your pet and home.

Sized for Petite Pets

PetSafe Drinkwell pet fountains are available in smaller sizes, which means they're perfect for smaller pets, including small breed dogs and most cats. Because tiny pets love a clean stream of fresh drinking water that's on demand, too. The smaller sizes range from 100 ounces to 168 ounces to meet your pal's hydration needs without taking up extra space in your home.

The Classic Style in Plastic

Plastic fountains are a great addition to any home because they can be easily cleaned with the fountain cleaning kit or a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. Most fountains are top-shelf dishwasher safe, too, which means a cleaner fountain with less hassle. Plus, they're all made with BPA-free plastic, so they're completely safe for everyday drinking for your best friend.

The Modern Look in Stainless Steel

Stainless-steel fountains look sleek and stylish in your kitchen, bathroom or anywhere in your home, which is why people love them—and thirsty pets, too. These modern-looking fountains are sturdy and rust-free, while also being easier to clean and keep sanitary. And the best part is, stainless steel is recommended by vets as one of the safest materials for your pet.

Oh, So Chic Ceramic

With elegant designs to match any home decor and colors to brighten your home or blend in, the stylish and chic ceramic fountains keep your pet hydrated and look great anywhere. Plus, they're made with hygienic ceramic that's easy-to-clean and top-shelf dishwasher safe. What more can you ask for in a pet fountain?

About PetSafe

Since 1991, PetSafe has been keeping pets safe and making pet owners happy with quality, reliable products. PetSafe is devoted to innovation with a range of products to help you and your pet share the best moments. They make it a point to consult with top trainers, veterinarians and behaviorists and listen to feedback from pet parents so they can continually improve their designs and processes.
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Questions & Answers

35 Customer Questions


Can the pump be replaced rather than having to re-purchase this water fountain?
Answer by ChewyOct 25, 2017
Drinkwell does manufacture a replacement pump for the new model of the Drinkwell Original Fountain.

How do you clean the pump? It doesn't come apart but gunk is starting to buildup in it.
Answer by ChewyAug 13, 2017
To clean the pump you must first remove the motor from the fountain.Lift the impeller out of the motor. There may be a faceplate covering the impeller than can be pulled up with a coin or fingernail. Wash the impeller in soapy water .Pour soapy water inside the motor cavity and clean with a small round brush or anything that can reach all the way inside of the cavity.

Can I adjust the water flow rate?
Answer by ChewyMay 29, 2021
This fountain includes an adjustable flow control to increase or decrease flow of water. Please check the image for reference.

Does this unit have a slot on the backside of the bowl that will allow you to attach an additional 50 OZ reservoir tank? I have one from an older unit that got crushed.
Answer by ChewyJul 20, 2018
The additional Capacity Reservoir easily attaches to the back of the Drinkwell® Original Fountain to increase the fountain’s overall capacity and make refills easier. With the use of the 50 oz Reservoir, the fountain’s total capacity increases to 100 oz.


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489 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By RandysOwner on Aug 6, 2022

Gonna stick with Drinkwell

I just purchased 2 other types of drinking fountains and they just don’t work as well as this style and are more of a bother to clean. I now keep as spare Drinkwell, for when I put one in the dishwasher for very easy cleaning. I had my old drinkwell of this same style for 8 years with no problem but for some reason bought a different brand. It didn’t have the strong flow my cats need.


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Jette on Jun 27, 2022

Noisy fountain

Design is pretty nice with water pouring over lickable ramp. Assembly and disassembly for cleaning are pretty easy and straightforward. The unit is small to easily place where I need it with access to an outlet. However, the flow of water can not be adjusted. The black lever does absolutely nothing except sometimes will affect the noise level somehow. It doesn't seem to be the cause since I can hold it and there is no difference in sound. Adjusting the flow is not a problem for us since my cat likes drinking from any faucet, but the racket puts off me and my cat. It rattles and vibrates even though I put a pad underneath. If I take everything apart and put it back together, it seems to be quieter, but then picks up the racket again. Plenty of water is in system.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By ChewyCustomer on Jun 26, 2022

Works really well but is loud

The fountain works great. It’s just loud. My cats haven’t used it yet, but this is one of three different fountains I have and it’s put it up a few days ago. It took them a while to get used to the first one I set up, but they drink from it fine now, so I’m sure they’ll get used to this. I bought this to ensure I had a fountain in every room for my kitties (bedroom, kitchen, and living room).


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TCR1 on Mar 24, 2022

Water fountain for my cat

This is my third Drinkwell water fountain. Twelve years ago I purchased my first Drinkwell water fountain. My 2 cats really liked drinking from it, so I purchased a second one to put upstairs. My last cat passed away 10 months ago at the age of 17, and I decided it was time to retire the water fountains. I've just recently adopted another rescue cat, and decided it was time to buy a new water fountain. Since I had so much luck with the first 2 fountains I decided on another Drinkwell fountain. I found the newer versions easier to clean, so that is a plus. My new cat adjusted to drinking out of the fountain very quickly, and I know it is healthier for him to be getting water from the fountain that is moving and filtering all the time, verses water sitting in a bowl for 24 hours or more. My suggestion would be to buy a Drinkwell fountain if you are considering the purchase of a water fountain.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Mish on May 2, 2022

Pretty Nice Sound

I had a smaller Drinkwell that fell. This one is good for the price. It has a wide base. My cat likes to look at the 2-3 bubbles that form. And she enjoys drinking from it. I have it in the kitchen and it makes a soothing-water-trickling- fountain sound, ( not like the others that make that wah angry motor).


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By 2catmoma on Apr 11, 2022

first time buyer

This is the first water fountain I've ever used. My new cats took to it pretty well, especially the one that was always trying to drink from any sink in the house. However the flow control handle doesn't seem to work at all. I would prefer if the flow was a little slower. Also it seems pretty noisy. I'm using spring water in it because the water here is dreadful, imo. It seems well made and looks to be easy to take care of.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Denyse307 on May 2, 2022

Best water fountain

This is the 2nd time I have bought a Drinkwell. I bought one back in 2003. The motor in this one is so much better. My cats love it. My dog has now started sneaking in and drinking up all the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Holls on Jul 12, 2022

So far so good

Easiest assembly and best fountain. I tried two before this and they were not good at all


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Sandy on Apr 11, 2022

My cats love it!

We have four of these fountains and our cats love them! This one is a replacement for one we have had for over 10 years and it was still working but was beginning to look old. Cats love the moving water and tend to drink more water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By SmudgeMom on Mar 23, 2022

Wish all things were made this well!

We’ve had our Drinkwell fountain for about 4 years, and have never had any problem with it ‘till recently, when the pump gave out. Our kitties love drinking from it, so I’m sure they’re getting plenty of water. I’m online ordering a new one right now, because we were so happy with the first one. Be Kind :)