Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink! That might be what your favorite canine companion is thinking on your excursions. Rivers, streams, lakes—Petri dishes of parasites, bacteria and chemicals. The ocean—sodium enough to sicken your pal, plus it dehydrates. Communal water bowls—thoughtful, perhaps, but filled with the germs of other dogs. Tap water—could be contaminated, why chance it? So you could carry a bowl and a bottle of water, except that’s a cumbersome solution and, besides, you end up losing much of the water.
Water from home is safest for your dog while out and about. Springer’s Travel Water Bottle is the most convenient way for your dog to drink that water. The very clever 2-in-1 design combines a water bottle and a dog bowl with a leak-proof valve to prevent spills.
Springer Travel Water Bottle
The bottles are made from food-safe, low-density polyethylene that repels microorganisms; and are 100% leak proof; and comes in three sizes:
- The 15-ounce Mini for dogs with short legs, such as a pug, Yorkie or Chihuahua
- The 22-ounce Classic for medium-sized dogs such as a Golden Retriever, pit bull or Australian Shepherd
- The 44-ounce Growler for large breeds such as a Great Dane, Bernese Mountain Dog or German Shepherd—or when traveling with more than one dog, an exceptionally thirsty dog, or if you will be out for a really long time.
An included steel carabiner lets you attach the bottle to a belt or a backpack (or to the harness of one of those big guys).
The 15-ounce and 22-ounce bottles fit in most car cup holders.
Clean the bottles by hand or in the top rack of the dishwasher.
Using the Springer Travel Water Bottle
Easier than 1-2-3! Gently squeeze the bottle to fill the bowl with water. When your doggy is done drinking, release the squeeze and the water left in the bowl drains back into the bottle.
Springer Dog & Me Bottle
The Dog & Me is an insulated stainless steel vacuum bottle that keeps water cold for 12 hours. The two-piece design is the 24-ounce bottle and the 8-ounce boot so that you and your dog can both drink cold water. Your dog drinks from the boot while you drink from the bottle.
Springer Is a Family Operation
Shannon Ross is the co-founder and CEO; her brother, Griffin, is the Design Engineer; and Diana is Mom, VP of Finance and COO.
Springer has a proud family history of innovation that goes back for several generations. Dad Gary Ross continued his family’s heritage of entrepreneurship with Highwave, a company that produced smart, sustainable products for an active lifestyle, including the AutoDogMug, now the Travel Water Bottle. Highwave was in business for 35 years and holds 40 patents.
Shannon, Griffin and Diana started Springer to bring innovation to dog-friendly designs and provide sustainable solutions for dogs and their owners. They firmly believe, “We are at a critical juncture in the fight against climate change and we know the path we must take is toward products and solutions that prioritize the health of our shared environment.”
The trio holds these principles dear:
- Originality: Innovation is in their DNA. Where others imitate, they invent, improving the human and dog experience through design-forward processes.
- Integrity: They are committed to providing the highest quality, delivering on promises, and always doing things in the right way.
- Community: They respect and honor the people, animals, and wild places that form the community, with the goal of bringing together humans and their pets.
Springer Gives Back
As a proud member of “1% for the Planet,” Springer donates 1% of sales to nonprofits that protect the environment. A purchase helps support national parks, beaches, and other wild places, because Mother Earth is the best playground ever, for dogs and their humans.
Some of Springer’s beneficiaries:
- Austin (TX) Parks Foundation to plant trees along an off-leash trail in an Austin park.
- Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado to train people who will build trails in Colorado state parks.
- 5 Gyres to fund supplies for the “Trash Academy” tutorial that educates youth about the impact of waste on the ocean.
- LA Neighborhood Land Trust to fund garden beds for underserved Los Angeles residents to grow their own fresh produce.