Rated 5 out of 5 by sevengables Basic/No Name
This is perfect. The bowls have a home, and the few
splashes and crumbs shake off.
June 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Intuit Stylish and Useful
Excellent personalized product for our pet Viszla. Easy to clean and helps to organize the pet bowls.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArizonaCarol Great for pets
I had one of the waterhog mats at my sink and bought this one for the dog. It is easy to clean and doesn't skid around the floor. Plus matches the other rugs.
June 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by InTx Great Mat, but not sure about my color.
I always dreamed of getting one of these personalized mats if we ever got a dog, and finally, 18 months ago we rescued a wonderful pooch! I have a mid sized dog who really slops up the water and makes a fantastic mess, so we splurged and bought this.
It *really* absorbs the water. We originally used a huge, folded beach towel. That worked, but the towel was sopping wet and needed to be washed daily. This thing just absorbs the water, and it is never and issue. Our dog has been using it daily for almost 18 months and it is fabulous. I don't know where the water goes, but it is not a slippery mess and we have never had an issue with smell or mold.
The docked star is due to appearance. The personalization is decent, but I can see how some might have less than decent results. I can see a thin raised line between each letter of my dog's name. If the stamps were any further apart it would be quite noticeable. This alone isn't too bad on mine. However this thing is awful to clean. I purchased the blue mat and have a liver and white dog. The fur and kibble really stick to this mat and make it look unkempt. I tried vacuuming it, even daily, but the debris really sticks to the mat. I do not have a power washer, but imagine that would work well. I had tried soap and water, scrubbing with a stiff brush, and foam upholstery cleaner. All helped, but not enough that made much of an improvement. After about I year I decided to try washing it in my machine on the gentle cycle, and drip dry. I know this is not recommended and some have commented that the mat did not hold up to this. For me, this worked wonderfully and made my mat like new! I continue to vacuum it several times a week and toss it in the wash about twice a month. I have no issues with fraying. I do feel another color might have been better for my dog's fur, so you might want to keep that in mind when ordering.
Overall, I highly recommend this mat. It does what I need, keeping the water and kibble mess contained. I think weekly power washing would be great if you have one, or take the risk and machine wash on gentle. Or get a hairless dog!
February 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by llbeanershopaholic Love this place mat!
We love this pet place mat. It keeps our floors nice and dry-the tile gets slippery when wet and children tend to slip-but not with this. It's very effective and easy to clean.
February 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mckingfish Love the doggy mat
What a neat,functional addition to our kitchen.
This is a well made and useful help to our home.
January 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marshamoo Luv It
We have been through so many dog placemats that I have lost count. This is the best. Our dogs are unable to push it around the kitchen and any spill wipe up very easily and it also looks great. When you put this mat down it stay put. My husband even thinks its great and he is a hard one to please.
January 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by PekesOwner Look Great - Quality Terrible
I bought six of these for Christmas to neaten up the kitchen area. They look great and were definitely an improvement over the look of the previous mats. However, quality of product is another story. The holidays are over and decided to wash these up. Three out of six washed well, looking like new. The other three mats separated a good inch around the diameter of the mat. The carpet-like top separated from the rubber backing. Had it been only one mat, I would have considered it a defective product. Three? 50%? No, that pretty much gives it the axe for me. We will use them until the finish falling apart, but will not replace them with the same product. I will look somewhere else for better quality.
January 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by rhinfl Perfect for the dog
My dog is smart and obedient, but he is a slob when it comes to his water dish. This place mat catches the splashes and dribbles and it is easy to keep clean. It turns out that my dog must be able to read, because I put his name on the place mat and he went right to it for his food and water. Another typical excellent product from L.L. Bean.
December 28, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mosey50 Best Pet Mat Ever
Our Dog Samson is such a messy eater. He dribbles all over when he drinks. This is absolutely the best pet mat ever. We have purchased several before this one and there is no comparison. Nothing my dog spills comes through the other side. It soaks up everything. It cleans up nice as well. We love it so much we are purchasing another one for our second home. It's worth your while to buy this mat.
October 24, 2012