I am used to small spaces. Since I traveled a lot, I have rented all kinds of small apartments and rooms. Due to the space constraint, I have seen some of the home owners who have pets used fanciful ideas that I have never thought of. One such item is the wall mounted dog bowl holder. It is such a simple but effective idea that I wonder why I never use this before!
Why buy a wall mounted dog bowl holder?
The obvious reason is of course to save some floor space. However, there are other conveniences that you might not be aware of.
One example is that this makes your house cleaning easier. No longer do you need to lift the dog feeding bowl off the ground every time you want to sweep or mop the floor. This makes cleaning so much easier and faster.
Another benefit is that pet hairs will no longer be stunk down the bowl, which again needs time for you to properly clean them. (Read my article on the best vacuum clean for dog’s hair removal) With these hanging on the wall, the hair will be visible on the ground and is easier to vacuum or clean up.
Which is the best wall mounted dog bowl holder?
Design wise, it has to go to this beautiful and modern dog bowl holder from Designer Pet Eatery.
Unfortunately, there was some bad reviews regarding the quality of the build. A couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that there are cracked holes when the product arrived which is quite surprising, given that this is not cheap. It has a hefty price tag of USD80 so the quality should be better.
Another problem mentioned by the reviews is that you need to drill some pretty big holes to fit this dog bowl holder to the wall. If you don’t ugly holes to appear in your door, then this product is definitely not for you.
Having said the above, it might still be a great product for some of you. The cracks might just be a few defective samples so the one you buy might be perfect. Those reviewers who had no problems with the cracks love this product. They said it matches their modern decor well and the the dog bowl no longer has hair underneath it.
How about this top rated hanging dog bowl holder instead?
Since I am a cheap skate by nature, I try to look for a cheaper alternative and I think I might have found it. This hanging dog bowl by Pro Select does the job well but at a fraction of the cost. I prefer it over the previous model because of the following:
- No drilling required! Just find a spot to hang the dog bowl and you are done. No ugly holes anywhere!
- Easy to set up and clean. Just take the stainless steel bowl out for regular cleaning
- Cheap! Did I mention this thing cost only USD6!!
However, there are some flaws you should be aware of. First, an aggressive pet can knock this over if they are really determined. It doesn’t happen all the time but you know your pets best. Second, small dogs can have their necks caught by the device. Again, it is not a common occurring problem.
So, if you are looking for a space saving dog bowl, try the hanging version as it is cheap, easy to set up and doesn’t have too much other issues.