Necessity is the mother of invention, they say, and in our case, refinishing a new kitchen hutch forced a relocation of our dogs bowls which moved them far from our previous food storage area. We custom built a dog food box/feeding station for our big guy Lagan and love these so much we’ve built some more.
These feature a pull out removable plastic drawer with a handle which will hold 1-3 weeks worth of food depending on your dog. The plastic box liner can be removed for washing. This has a durable grey painted side and a varnished cherry top. The box nicely fits 2 bowls and we’ve noticed the raised feeding station slows our dogs eating down a bit and is much better for his digestion and posture as he ages. (Read more about that here: http://www.petmeds.org/petmeds-spotlight/the-benefits-of-an-elevated-feeder/). We also love that it keeps the water bowl off the floor with young kids around. You can add a non-slip mat if your dog loves to push bowls around the kitchen like ours does and that behavior will stop.
The 8.5″ high one is ready to go home with someone immediately for a small/medium-sized breed. Talk to us about building a custom one if you have a larger or smaller dog.
8.5″ H x 17.5″ L x 12.5″ W
Thanks to my buddy Lagan for stepping into model this smaller feeder. *Please note* His regular feeding box is 13″ tall, which is an appropriate height for his medium/large shepherd-lab frame. To measure your dog for the ergonomically correct feeding height, use this resource. http://pets.thenest.com/correct-height-dog-food-bowl-10974.html