Pioneer Pet Water Fountain Review

Pioneer Pet Water Fountains

Raindrop Oval Stainless Steel Fountain

The Pioneer Pet Raindrop Oval Stainless Steel Fountain automatic pet water fountain offers an attractive, streamlined appearance that complements modern décor. It looks fantastic in a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a six-foot cord provides versatility.

Raindrop Oval Stainless

This automatic pet waterer is very easy to disassemble for cleaning, and it is dishwasher safe, so you can sanitize it as frequently as you like.  Although the pump efficiently oxygenates and circulates the water, it is very quiet, especially on the lowest setting.

The Raindrop Oval stainless steel fountain holds 60 ounces of water, making it ideal for cats and small- to medium-sized dogs. Keep it topped off to enjoy maximum flow from the pump.

Does this unit have adjustable flow settings?

Yes, you can set it to flow out very gently and quietly, or turn it up to get a stronger flow.

Is this water fountain suitable for outdoor pets?

No. All of Pioneer Pet’s automatic pet waterers are designed for indoor use.

Is the filter difficult to remove?

No, not at all. The filter pops right out when it’s time to clean the water fountain.

Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain

The Raindrop ceramic drinking fountain comes in your choice of black or white, and it offers an attractive, streamlined shape. Water flows continuously through a replaceable charcoal filter, ensuring that your pet always has a delicious drink.

Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain

Like the stainless steel model, this raindrop pet fountain is dishwasher safe, and is very easy to take apart for cleaning. Although it is a little larger and heavier than the stainless steel fountain, it has the same 60-ounce water capacity, making it ideal for cats and small to medium-sized dogs.

If your pet has a tendency to play in the water, then this is perhaps a better choice.

Is there lead in the glaze?

No, the glaze is lead-free. Pioneer Pets assures its clients that there is no lead in any of its products.

How long is the power cord? Or does this run on batteries?

This pet waterer is electric. The cord is about six feet long.

I have heard about the motors on these water fountains going out after several months. Are replacements available or do you have to start over with a new pet waterer?

Some reviewers do mention that their motors have burned out. New ones are available on Amazon or from Pioneer Pet, at a cost of about $13.

Big Max Stainless Steel Fountain

The Big Max stainless steel fountain holds 128 ounces of fresh, clean water (that’s a little more than a gallon!) Thanks to its large capacity, it is a good choice for multiple pet households as well as for larger dogs.  The Big Max offers a clean, sleek appearance that makes it a good fit for homes with modern décor.

Big Max Stainless Steel Fountain

Like other automatic waterers from Pioneer Pet, the Big Max offers continuous water flow, which ensure that the bowl stays clean, and which attracts pets so that they stay hydrated. A replaceable charcoal filter keeps water tasting fresh.

The Big Max automatic pet waterer is easy to disassemble for cleaning, and the stainless steel components are dishwasher safe. The motor is quiet, and comes with a six-foot power cord.

Does this bowl have a non-skid surface on the bottom?

No, but you can put it on a pet mat.

How often should this pet fountain be washed?

That depends on a few factors, including how many pets are using the fountain, how messy they are (i.e., if they drop food into the water dish), and whether you have hard water or use filtered water. Most reviewers report that they wash the Big Max pet fountain

Is this bowl suitable for cats?

Yes, cats like to drink from this fountain. It is large enough so that two cats can drink together if they feel like it.

Big Max Ceramic Drinking Fountain

The Big Max ceramic drinking fountain holds more than a gallon of water, so it’s suitable even for the largest dogs. Heavier than Pet Pioneer’s stainless steel Big Max pet waterer, it stands up to vigorous use, even by pets that have a tendency to play in their water dishes.

Big Max Ceramic Drinking

Available in your choice of black or white, this ceramic pet fountain has a very attractive appearance, which sets it apart from the more common plastic types sold by most other companies. The ceramic is easy to keep clean, and it is dishwasher safe. Despite its durability, this pet fountain is very simple to take apart for cleanup.

Is this bowl battery powered, electric, or gravity-fed?

Like other Pioneer Pet automatic waterers, the Big Max ceramic fountain is electric.

Does the top of the fountain make a water spout?

No. The water bubbles up from the filter, and then trickles down into the reservoir.

I’ve heard that this has a very quiet pump. Is it loud enough for a blind pet to hear?

Yes, your pet will also be able to smell the scent of freshwater. You can easily accustom a special-needs pet to this water dish by placing it in the area where they normally get a drink.


Pioneer Pet’s automatic water fountains are a fantastic alternative to plastic water dishes since they are dishwasher safe, heavy-duty, and attractive! They come in different shapes, sizes, and finishes to complement your décor, and best of all, they keep your pet fully supplied with fresh, filtered water that encourages proper hydration.

You can find Pioneer Pet water fountains for sale at online retailers including Amazon, and although we haven’t seen them for sale at our local pet store or big-box retailer, they may be available at select brick and mortar stores as well.

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My name is Puka and I am a great cat lover and a cat owner of two lovely cats. I have owned many cats till now and have dedicated many years to nurturing and caring cats. Through this blog, I am here to share my knowledge and experience about cats.


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