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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 need inspired by the unimaginable love for my first dog Charley. Our home base is in 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. 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. 


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 jumped up on the bed or on the furniture (where she had free reign). 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, there had to be a way to better control the mess that always ended up on my bed covers, the couch and the back seat of the car. The spare flat sheet I was using wasn’t cutting it.

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 also be used on a couch, chair, area rug, carpet, back seat of the car, cover/wrap an existing pet bed, line a crate, on outdoor furniture, for travelling and so much more (see our Learn More page).