When you buy things for your pets, how often do you think about how it will affect the environment? In our household, being eco-friendly is fairly important to us, and it is one of the reasons we go out of our way to get things that we know will last for quite some time. Even though the girls are out of the teething, destructive phase, it doesn’t mean that we don’t want toys and tools involved in their daily care to last. Luckily, there are companies we know we can trust when it comes to making amazing products that won’t just last, but are better for the environment. One of our favorite brands committed to helping the environment and pets everywhere is Petmate.
So what makes Petmate different from other companies? Part of what makes them so unique is that many of their products are made from recycled materials (more than 50%), and created in the United States in their Arlington, Texas facility. As well, they are the only pet manufacturer to make their own resin from pre-consumer, recyclable products like diapers, tape, medical gowns, home insulation wrap, and more. In fact, they go through 80 million pounds of it each year! They have done such a fantastic job reducing their carbon footprint and keeping millions of of plastic out of landfills that they earned the prestigious Edison Green Award.
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ChuckIt!®Launcher Classic, Sport and NEW 25S Sport Launcher – $9.99 – $18.99 (buy here)
Looking for a great toy for hands-free, mostly slobber-free ball play? If so, we think you will love this line of Chuckit toys. It allows the user to throw balls to to three times farther with less effort, as well as generally keeping hands away from a soaked ball. The sports version even features a high performance ergonomic handle.
Petmate® Ultra Vari Kennel – $17.99 – $149.99 (buy here)
Need a plastic kennel for housebreaking, kennel training, or travel? This durably constructed crate is designed to be safe and secure with a squeeze latch door and metal vents that provide 360 degree ventilation; great for keeping any dog or cat safe on the go.
Petmate®Hooded Litter Pan – $29.99 – $39.99 (COMING SOON)
Do you prefer a covered cat litter box for dealing with litter scatter? This litter box has a removable hood with a privacy door to allow your cat the privacy they need to potty without making a mess. It even has an odor absorbing carbon filter to help eliminate smells.
Petmate®Hi-Back Litter Pan – $16.99 – $19.99 (COMING SOON)
Have a kitty that makes a bit of a mess covering their business in the litter box? This raised-back pan prevents any form of scatter and spray in the rear area of the litter box. Along with being plastic and reinforced, it has a sleek design to make it great for those wanting a more décor-friendly option.
Petmate®Simple Sifting Litter System – $29.99 (COMING SOON)
Tired of digging for your kitties ‘business’? This patented sifting technology comes with 1 Sifting pan and 2 Regular pans to make cleaning the litter box super easy. With this box, no shaking is required and you can clean the litter box in seconds – the specially designed rounded blades allow litter to pass through quickly and easily. Best of all, it is made of durable plastic, making it perfect for just about any kitty!
Petmate® Barnhome – $69.99 – $124.99 (buy here)
Let’s face it, some dogs love spending time outdoors. To keep outdoor dogs and those who have access to the outdoors safe from the environment, we think you will love this barn shaped dog house. This plastic house is mold resistant, and never needs painting. As well, it features rear air ventilation to promote air circulation, an extended roof guard rim to divert rain and raised interior flooring to help keep your pet dry.
Aspen Pet®Traditional Kennel – $29.99 – $49.99 (buy here)
Make travel a breeze with the Apsen Pet Traditional Kennel. This carrier meets most air travel requirements and includes an easy carry handle, squeeze latch door, and 360 degree ventilation.
Petmate® Mason Gravity – $19.99 – $44.99 (buy here)
Make caring for your pets fun and trendy with these mason jar styled feeder and waterer. Along with being a gravity-style, easy to refill feeder, the water dish even comes equipped with a replaceable water filter!
Petmate® Replendish – $17.99 – $39.99 (buy here)
Looking for a great container for busy pet parents? The Petmate Replendish is a top-loading food or water container. As well as providing a continuous flow of food or water, it has Microban Antimicrobial protection that helps prevent the growth of stain and odor-causing bacteria.
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justin orkin says
I really appreciate products that are made from recycled materials.
Lynne B says
I absolutely love that Petmate uses recycled materials and their products are made in TX.
Jill Hanson says
Love that they recycle and love these products are made USA. I try to buy American made.
I love the Simple Sifting Litter System, which would help with the crazy way my cat deposits everything. Also, I like the Ultra Vari Kennel with the squeeze handle. The kennel I have now I cannot open or close myself, which makes it awfully hard when I am the one that has to get him in the kennel. I do, but he gets back out since I can’t lock it to save my life. I love these quality products, and even more-so on this Earth Day with their recycled materials.
Linda Szymoniak says
I absolutely love PetMate products. We have many of them in our home. I’ve been concerned with ecology and the environment for many years. I like that I can find eco-friendly products for my furbabies, too.
Jennifer Rose says
Wow I never even gave a thought to recycled pet products but now it’s like why isn’t so much more? You guys are doing a great job and I am excited to check out your products!! Thank You🐶🐶
Tina Barker says
I would love the Petmate®Hi-Back Litter Pan! Unfortunately, one of my cats stands up as she is peeing. This pan would be perfect for her!
Crissie Woolard says
There are so many great things about this. They are made in the USA and they are made out of recyclables. Their products are very sturdy and hold up very well
Randy Bilger says
I love the the water product because it keeps the water clean until they drink it
Alicia Hewitt says
I recycle a lot. It’s very important to me to help save the earth so knowing that these are made from recycled materials makes me happy!! Also, it is awesome that this company is based in the USA. It’s sad so many companies have their products made in other countries. I loved learning about this great company!!
Sheri Ferguson says
Products made in the USA are what I look for nowadays. Recycled materials are always a plus. I tend to have to replace litter boxes every so often as they tend to hold a smell.
Margaret Appel says
It’s wonderful that Petmate makes many of their products from recycled materials right here in the US. We applaud everyone that attempts minimizing their ecological footprint while providing quality products to their customers.
belinda bell says
I love they are made from recycled things. I love that they are made eco-friendly.
Darcy Koch says
All these products are great looking. They look sturdy. I especially like the hooded cat litter box with a door. So different than others and you can’t see the litter where the cat has gone.
Colleen Maurina says
My daughter and her new husband just got a Dachshund puppy. She is still in the chewing and destroying everything stage so we like to buy her toys and accessories that are safe for her. Thank you for making eco-friendly products for our furry family members!
FINALLY! Recycle form of pet products. The pet carriers/taxis that we have do seem so wasteful though we have never trashed any of them for decades to save the plastic material from polluting.
Thanks for the write up. I will look more into these. 🙂
Tammy Horn says
I really like that Petmate Products are made in the USA. I have several of their products and have never had issue with them. I’ve purchased several of their crates and cat carriers for my rescues, and they have held up well.
Heather Hollands says
These look like great products. I would like a kennel for my jack chi Burton.
All these products sound and look great! The kennel would be great for my doggy 🙂
patricia caradonna says
My dog Josie needs a kennel when we travel and camp. Petmate Products are the best. Made in the USA and safe for our furry friends.
Laura G says
We love supporting local, green companies. We have several Petmate items and have never been disappointed. Their carriers are top notch.
Darcy Koch says
We often think of helping the environment by using less plastic. However, no reason to stop with us. Let’s also buy eco-friendly products for our pets.
Cindy Merrill says
I have two cats, both siblings, eleven years old. I have been seriously considering new litter boxes for them this year. so the timing couldn’t be better.
Cindy Peterson says
I feel better about Petmate products after reading this article. I appreciate the use of recycled materials. I also feel good about the products are made in the USA.
Michelle Proper says
I just love the Petmate®Hi-Back Litter Pan for my cat! It looks really nice and I think my cat would love it and the dogs would have a harder time getting at it which they do occasionally.
Linda Herold says
This sounds like a good company–using recyclables and being made in the USA! I see a few products that I would like to have for my cats–especially the litter box!!
James Lewis says
I am happy to see that Petmate uses eco friendly products. I need a new Dog Kennel pretty soon and I’m glad to see that the prices on their Kennel are just the same than other ones. So I definitely will choose the “eco” friendly one 🙂
Christina C moore says
my cat Squeaky would love this
Kelly Kimmell says
I really like the Mason Gravity feeders! These are some really great products. Thanks for the review.
Barbara Mayes says
I appreciate the use of recycled materials. I also feel good about products made in the USA. Petmate products sound great!
I love that they use recycled material! That’s so awesome. We’ve have bought Petmate products before, but I never knew this! 🙂
Morris Elfenbaum says
My wife has become a natural path which led to a discovery that extended the life of our cats as well as the neighbors. We switched to corn litter from clumping clay litter. The reason when cats clean themselves after using the litter box they lick up the clumping clay dust which will begin to form clay balls in their stomach. this will cause digestive problems down the road. Corn litter will not clump in the stomach.
Donna Yost says
I love that you use recycled products! Its showing you really are concerned about the earth!
Lori W. says
We love petmate products. I buy as often as I can, We have four dogs and we buy carriers, bowls etc. Our newest rescue has dietary issues and we had to put her on a raw diet. I try to buy the best quality for my girls. They deserve it.
angela meek says
Wow! I never knew these products were available! How awesome to use recycled materials not to mention they look incredibly durable. Oh and made in the USA?? Fantastic!!
Jessica Staley says
Good to know y’all use recycled materials. That influences my decisions on the product I purchase.
A crate would be good for my Piggie. I didn’t want to get him truthfully, but my boyfriend at the time had (supposedly) become a vegetarian for me so I couldn’t exactly say we could’t get a puppy. not that I wouldn’t love a puppy, but a pitbull puppy has the potential to need some resemblance of stability and I never expect to have any. Well, it is now 7 years later, he went to jail a few times. I have kept our Pig. I am so very happy I do have him because in the wrong hands, he could be easily used for evil. He is the sweetest little lover ever, but it is also just inside of him to destroy basically any other dog, and be proud of himself for it. That isn’t his fault, and it isn’t him being bad. It is what evil selfish people have purposefully bred into him. He needs people who understand this about to him to make sure every time a door is shut around him, it latches shut, when he is outside he sees no other dogs, etc. It is not easy and a crate would be a big help in vet visits/general transportation.
Jennifer Racut says
I would love to try these products especially the sifting litter box and replendish bowls. It’s great how they recycle to make these products!
Sam Spieller says
Cool recycled feeders! I don’t think I could get my dog to self-regulate, though!
Angie Shannon says
Keep my furbabie’s safe! I would love to win this since I have a Jack Russell that loves to go everywhere I go and I have A Rat Terrier that is 16 years old and a cancer survivor that loves to travel everywhere and I know she is getting old so I try to spoil her as much as I can since she is a retired hunting dog and a friend gave her to me 6 years ago who had passed away now! Thank you so much for a chance to own something that is recycled as I’m a firm believer in recycling
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It’s a big draw that these products have some recycled materials in them. Also that they are made in America. If looked for these type of products in different brands I would lean toward this company because of those two things.
Sue E says
Our village has a recycling program so we have become major recyclers! I love that this US company honors this program!!
I never really thought about the animal toys and such going into my furry friends’ mouths!! Of course, I wouldn’t want anything toxic or harmful to go into their mouths! I would hate to think that I had something to do with them getting sick! Thanks for sharing!!
Lisa Coomer Queen says
It is really nice to have eco-friendly products for our animals now. I love the feeders. Petmate is awesome!
cindi o says
We use the chuck it everyday. I would be wore out way before my dog was if I didn’t have this.
Shelley P says
I love Petmate and have a few of their pet products in our home. I didn’t know that many of their products are made from recycled materials. That’s pawsome!
Katie Rodgers says
I really appreciated you sharing all of the various Petmate products out on the market. I absolutely love their dog crates! I loved the video that gave an inside look as to how they are manufactured.
kate usher says
We have been recycling for 40 yrs, so VERY glad to see a company concerned enough to use it for our precious furry kids!!
Maryann D. says
Petmate is a terrific company to make recycled products. Everything seems well made and so useful for pets too!
Anita Jude says
I love the use of recycling materials . This is great for the world and such a great way to reuse things
Amy Malone says
love the fact made from recycled materials. thank you.
Debora Benacchio says
We have to care about our earth and how we leave the environment for our children. I appreciate that your company takes this issue seriously. I try to purchase items that will not leave my footprint. I will purchase my needs with your company. Thank you
Denise Mullen Hauer says
I need the replenished water container in my life!!!! So awesome! I think the crate would be so useful for my sweet girl Scout who has such anxiety. Traveling would be much easier for her.
Trisha McKee says
I actually did not know that. I have always loved Petmate products, but now… knowing that so much of their products come from recycled materials… I like them all the more!
Lisa F. says
I like the Mason Gravity item. Having a top to add water to is great and having a water filter in the one is a bonus!
Sandra Caballero says
I love recycled stuff.