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Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog & Cat Fountain

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Bring fresh, running springs home to your pet with the Drinkwell Pagoda Pet Fountain. This unique water bowl fountain provides your furry friend 70 oz. of fresh, filtered water to drink to their hearts' desire. The low-voltage, submersible pump constantly circulates the water, keeping the water clean while an added foam filter helps protect the pump from pet hair and other debris. This fountain encourages your pet's hydration by making the water more appealing to them—just like stopping by a fresh river in the wild. Best of all, the soothing flow of water is extremely quiet, making it easily approachable, and non-disruptive. So, sit back and go with the flow. The Pagoda Fountain is available in 4 colors: Porcelain White, Stoneware Red, Taupe or Himalayan Blue.

Key Benefits
  • With a large water capacity of 70 ounces, it's the perfect fountain for small to medium sized pets.
  • Moving water entices your pet to drink more, encouraging hydration, and the constant circulation inhibits bacteria growth at the bottom of the bowl.
  • Includes a replaceable carbon, coconut shell filter that removes bad tastes and odors, keeping water fresh.
  • Upper and lower dish provides two drinking areas for pets, while the elevated dish is great for senior or arthritic pets.
  • Ceramic design is more hygienic and fits seamlessly with any décor.

†Capacity is calculated by total volume. When using container, choose a capacity greater than what you need to prevent overfilling and spills.

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  • Dimensions
    12.3 x 8.4 x 10.6 inches
  • Weight
    6.96 pounds
  • Lifestage
    Puppy, Kitten, Adult, Senior
  • Breed Size
    Large Breeds
  • Capacity (Max)†
  • Material
  • Compatible Food
  • Assembly Required
  • Tools Included
    No Tools Required
  • Compatibility
    Plug-In Power

For best performance, the fountain pump needs to be cleaned every two weeks. When cleaning the pump, we recommend cleaning the fountain and changing the filter as well. Replace the foam filter every 1 - 2 months. Multi-pet households may need to be cleaned more frequently. The ceramic bowl and tower are top-shelf dishwasher safe. Hand wash all other fountain parts.

StepsPump Cleaning Instructions
1.Use your nail or a tool with a small edge to remove the face plate on the end opposite the cord. Please note: the Outdoor Dog Fountain pump face plate slides out.
2.Pull up on the small lip to remove the teardrop-shaped stator.
3.Remove the impeller by pulling up from underneath it with your finger.
4.Clean all parts of the pump using soap and warm water with a small brush, such as a toothbrush. Completely rinse the pump, then reassemble.

If hard water is an issue where you live, you may see white mineral deposits inside the housing and inside the pump. These mineral deposits may eventually prevent the impeller from turning properly. To avoid having to replace the pump:

  • Clean the pump more frequently
  • Clean with regular white vinegar and let the vinegar soak for several minutes down inside the pump’s cavity
  • Use bottled water


The pump is not working or the water is not flowing as much as it used to.

  • Never let the water in the bowl get below the minimum fill level. This can cause the pump to overheat and stop functioning. When refilling the bowl, make sure to add water before turning the fountain on.
  • Lack of regular cleaning may result in the pump becoming clogged with pet hair and food debris. The pump must be cleaned every 2 weeks to ensure proper function.
  • Fill the fountain with water up to the max fill line.
  • Ensure that the fountain is cleaned on a regular basis.

The fountain is too loud.

  • A low humming noise is normal, but it should not be loud. Check the water level. If water level is too low then the pump will have to work harder causing it to be louder than normal.
  • Unplug the fountain for 15 seconds. If the noise stops when plugged back in, it’s possible that some debris is caught on the impeller. Remove the pump and clean the impeller. Try rubbing a small amount of vegetable oil onto the magnetic pin with a Q-tip to lubricate the impeller.

There are black particles in the bowl. This is loose granulated carbon dust from the filter and is completely harmless for your pet to drink. Rinse the filter in cold water before placing it in the fountain to prevent this.

The fountain feels slimy.

  • If you have multiple pets or dogs use the fountain, the slimy feeling may be caused by your pet’s saliva. Change the water and clean your fountain more frequently to prevent this.
  • Make sure the fountain parts are rinsed thoroughly after cleaning the fountain. Soap residue may cause the sliminess.

The adapter is warm to the touch. Unplug the fountain and plug it into a surge protector.

The fountain is leaking.

  • Make sure the rubber cap is inserted correctly into the raised post. This rubber seal secures the electrical power cord to the inside of the bowl and prevents leaking.
  • Sometimes water around the fountain is caused by pets drinking. Some pets are prone to spilling. Watch your pet when he drinks to see if this is the cause. If it is, you can purchase a fountain mat or other water-resistant mat to place under the fountain.

The fountain seems dirty even after cleaning. If there is a white chalky substance in the fountain, your fountain may have a mineral deposit build-up from hard water. To remove these deposits, clean the fountain parts with an 80% water, 20% vinegar solution. Rinse all parts thoroughly afterwards. Use filtered or purified water instead of hard tap water to prevent this.

CapacityOverall LengthOverall WidthOverall Height
70-oz12.3 inches8.4 inches10.6 inches

How do I clean the fountain?

  • Unplug the fountain, dump the water and disassemble the fountain.
  • The fountain is dishwasher safe except for the motor and cord. Either wash in the top rack of your dishwasher or hand-wash these parts. If your dishwasher runs too hot, we recommend hand-washing. When hand-washing, use a bottle brush, aquarium brush, soft sponge, or brushes included in the Fountain Cleaning Kit and dish soap. (Please note: if you have the Avalon or Pagoda fountains, the filter housing is hand wash only. It is not dishwasher safe.)
  • Remove the motor from the fountain.
  • Lift the impeller (looks like a small white propeller) out of the motor. There may be a faceplate cover over the impeller than can be pulled up with a coin or fingernail. Wash the impeller in soapy water, removing hair and other gunk that has collected around it.
  • Pour soapy water inside the motor cavity and clean with a small round brush like the one found in the Fountain Cleaning Kit. A cotton swab or small toothbrush might work too, or anything that can reach all the way inside of the cavity.
  • Rinse all parts well before returning to the fountain.
  • Re-assemble fountain, replacing the filter and pre-filter as needed.
  • Place the fountain where desired. Fill with water. Re-plug in fountain.

How can I make the filters last longer?

  • Clean your fountain at least once a month or more often if needed
  • Replace all of the water in the bowl with fresh water between regular cleanings
  • If your fountain uses a foam filter or pre-filter, clean the pre-filter between regular fountain cleanings
  • Use pre-filtered or purified water to refill the fountain

Never rinse the filter in soap. Washing your filter will allow the soap to seep into the pores and this cannot be removed, making the filter unusable and unsafe for your pet.

Do I need to use a filter with the fountain? The filter is not required for normal operation of the fountain, but it does significantly improve the overall cleanliness and taste of the water for your pets. The filter removes bad tastes and odors to improve the taste of the water and catches hair and small particles to keep the water cleaner.

Filters are still helpful even if you use filtered water in the fountain. The activated carbon continuously cleans water as it flows through the filter. The pre-filter protects the pump from dirt, fur, drool, and debris.

How do I get my pets to drink from the fountain? Pets, especially cats, can be a little timid with the fountains at first. This is a new object added to their environment, so give your pet enough time to get used to the fountain at their own pace. This time frame will usually only take a few days, and it is very rare that a pet will refuse to use the product entirely. If your pet prefers to drink running water from the faucet or shower, she will probably get used to the fountain very quickly. Here are a few tips to help transition your pet:

  • Set up the fountain without plugging it in. This way your pet can get used to drinking from the fountain without the noise and splash of running water.
  • Plug in the fountain for short periods of time, until your pets begin to feel comfortable. Try setting it to a lower flow setting.
  • Once your pet is somewhat used to the fountain, remove other water sources.
  • If your pet still isn’t interested in the fountain, make it more appealing with some flavoring. Remove the filter from the fountain, then add tuna juice or bouillon to the water until your pet is used to the new product. After that, you can clean the fountain, replace the filter, and refill the fountain with regular water.

How do the filters work? The activated carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors from the water and catches large particles and debris from re-circulating back into the water. The filters do not purify the water. Change them every 2-4 weeks, depending on how many pets use the fountain, to keep the fountain water fresh and clean.

How often should I change the filter? The activated carbon filter should be changed every 2-4 weeks, depending on the number of pets using the fountain. If you have more pets or notice more debris, a slimy feel, or decreased water flow in your fountain, you should clean it more often. Pre-filters can usually be changed less frequently.

What are the filters made of? These filters are similar to filters used in fish tanks. They are safe to use with your pet’s drinking water. The organic activated carbon used in the filters is made of coconut shells.

What’s the difference between the regular carbon filters and the premium filters? Once the filter has been used, the activated carbon tends to settle in the bottom of the pouch. The premium filters have 6 smaller pouches, rather than the 2 in the original filters, so the carbon is spread out more evenly for better filtration quality.

Why do I need to change the filters? Over time, debris gets stuck in the outer fabric of the filter, making it more difficult for the water to pass through it. The inner part of the filter contains granulated carbon with hundreds or thousands of microscopic holes, which bind to impurities in the water that cause bad tastes and smells. This binding prevents impurities them from returning to the water. Eventually, the holes become clogged and can no longer remove impurities.

Is the plastic in your fountains BPA-free? Yes. All of our plastic fountains and plastic parts are BPA-free, including cords, pumps, and filter housing.

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.

Fresher, Cleaner Water
Sized for Petite Pets

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 Classic Style in Plastic
The Modern Look in Stainless Steel

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?

Oh, So Chic Ceramic

Choose Your Thirst-Quenching Style and Size

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Capacity 128 ounces 100 ounces 70 ounces 70 ounces 70 ounces 50 ounces 40 ounces
Pet Size Best for Pets of All Sizes and Multiple Pets Best for Pets of All Sizes Best for Cats and Small to Medium Dogs Best for Cats and Small to Medium Dogs Best for Cats and Small to Medium Dogs Best for Cats and Small Dogs Best for Cats and Small Dogs
Material Stainless Steel BPA-Free Plastic Ceramic Ceramic Ceramic BPA-Free Plastic BPA-Free Plastic
Care & Cleaning Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe Top dishwasher safe

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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