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Our History

My name is Gaye Mandel and I’m the Female Founder and Owner of PawPad Company Inc. I developed and manufactured PawPad® based on a an idea inspired by the unimaginable love for my first dog Charley. Our home base is in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, and we're passionate about providing our customers with innovative home solutions for you and your pets. PawPad® controls and contains pet mess and reduce the stress of owning a pet(s).

Pet(s) often become “residents” of the family bed and clearly take over the whole house eventually. Charley started out sleeping in a crate. Once she was house-trained, I wanted her as close to me as often as possible, so sleeping together seemed only natural. In fact, 71% of pet owners report sleeping with their pets and 43% on a nightly basis. 

https://wtop.com/news/2014/03/how-many-people-sleep-with-their-pets/

Charley and her 110 lbs. of love, got so dirty whenever she went outside to do her "business," which was tough to deal with for a "neat freak" especially when she went to "her spot on the couch." urniture (where Dog and outdoor cat's paws are like "magnets" and everything from mud, to sand and snow sticks to them. Loose or shedding fur is also hard to contain and a real pain to clean-up and stay on top of. More reasons to use a PawPad® everywhere your pets hang out.

Now we have our beautiful Poppy in our life. She's my "intern" and works hard to carry on Charley's legacy. She's by my side daily and provides ongoing emotional support and input as required.

Designing PawPad®

Being clean-obsessed, yet loving dog comfort, there had to be a way to better control the mess that ended up everywhere, all the time.The spare flat sheet I was using just wasn’t cutting it. Everythink soaked into the duvet cover and the duvet too. Yuck!

In order for PawPad® to be useful, it had to check a lot of boxes.

I wanted it to be functional, look attractive and complement my bed covers, offer ample protection from wetness, be easy and convenient to use and keep clean, be lightweight (so it didn’t add too much weight to the “pet parents” sleeping under it), save time and be well within reach financially. It also had to deliver excellent value for the money as it was always intended to be a long-term purchase that could be used over and over.

PawPad® has a thin waterproof inner layer that you can't actually see but you'll know it's there. It keeps your bed covers, furniture, carpets, back seat of the car etc., safe from accidents due to light bladder leaks, poop, vomit, blood and more. The outside layers are absorbent and can hold a good amount of liquid in without leaking through. It's also reversible so if you can't tend to the mess right away, you can fold it and use the other side for protection.

Use PawPad® Anywhere

PawPad® can be used to protect couches/loveseats/chairs, area rugs/carpet, back seat of the car, to line a crate/carry case, on outdoor furniture, the boat, or travelling++(see our Learn More page).

My name is Gaye Mandel and I’m the Female Founder and Owner of PawPad Company Inc. I developed and manufactured PawPad® based on an idea inspired by the unimaginable love for my first dog Charley. Our home base is in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada, and we're passionate about providing our customers with innovative home solutions for you and your pets. PawPad® controls and contains pet mess and reduce the stress of owning a pet(s).

Pets often become “residents” of the family bed and clearly take over the whole house eventually. Charley started out sleeping in a crate. Once she was house-trained, I wanted her as close to me as often as possible, so sleeping together seemed only natural. In fact, 71% of pet owners report sleeping with their pets and 43% on a nightly basis. 

https://wtop.com/news/2014/03/how-many-people-sleep-with-their-pets/

Charley and her 110 lbs. of love, got so dirty whenever she went outside to do her "business," which was tough to deal with for a "neat freak" especially when she went to "her spot on the couch." Furniture (where Dog and outdoor cat's paws are like "magnets" and everything from mud, to sand and snow sticks to them. Loose or shedding fur is also hard to contain and a real pain to clean-up and stay on top of. More reasons to use a PawPad® everywhere your pets hang out.

Now we have our beautiful Poppy in our life. She's my "intern" and works hard to carry on Charley's legacy. She's by my side daily and provides ongoing emotional support and input as required. 

Designing PawPad®

Being clean-obsessed, yet loving dog comfort, there had to be a way to better control the mess that ended up everywhere, all the time. The spare flat sheet I was using just wasn’t cutting it. Everything soaked into the duvet cover and the duvet too. Yuck!

For PawPad® to be useful, it had to check a lot of boxes.

I wanted it to be functionallook attractive and complement my bed covers, offer ample protection from wetness, be easy and convenient to use and keep clean, be lightweight (so it didn’t add too much weight to the “pet parents” sleeping under it), save time and be well within reach financially. It also had to deliver excellent value for the money as it was always intended to be a long-term purchase that could be used over and over.

PawPad® has a thin waterproof inner layer that you can't see but you'll know it's there. It keeps your bed covers, furniture, carpets, back seat of the car etc., safe from accidents due to light bladder leaks, poop, vomit, blood and more. The outside layers are absorbent and can hold a good amount of liquid in without leaking through. It's also reversible so if you can't tend to the mess right away, you can fold it and use the other side for protection.

Use PawPad® Anywhere

PawPad® can be used to protect couches/loveseats/chairs, area rugs/carpet, back seat of the car, to line a crate/carry case, on outdoor furniture, the boat, or travelling++ (see our Learn More page).

Keeps the Car Clean Too 

Cars and shedding, muddy and/or wet dogs don't mix well, especially with cloth seats. Fold your PawPad® in half lengthwise, to use it on the bench seat or use it full size to also cover the back of the seat. See "Our Products" for more details.