We Dig: Fresh Patch

By Nicole Moore

FreshPatch.com     Dig daters send us information about innovative pet products, favorite dog-friendly places, and amazing date ideas for dog-loving pet parents and future pet parents. In the “We Dig” column, we’ll showcase some of our favorites. Have a product or company you want Dig to review? Email Unleashed@DigDates.com.

FreshPatch.com

Dig daters send us information about innovative pet products, favorite dog-friendly places, and amazing date ideas for dog-loving pet parents and future pet parents. In the “We Dig” column, we’ll showcase some of our favorites. Have a product or company you want Dig to review? Email Unleashed@DigDates.com.

With the expense of childcare on the rise, Millennials are treating their furry friends as an alternative to babies. I can personally attest to this, I recently bought a forward facing backpack for my dog. She absolutely loves it. Well, I absolutely love it- she seems okay enough with it. I digress.

While Millennials want the very best for their pups, various difficulties surrounding our generation, such as an inability to save for home ownership, makes entering into pup parenthood feel almost irresponsible. This is where innovative products such as Fresh Patch’s real grass training pads come in. The lush, all-natural pads are completely safe to use inside the home. The living grass absorbs liquids and odor, making clean up easy. You may have seen Fresh Patch grass at Dig dog-friendly indoor events across the country! Here are six reasons why we dig disposable, indoor dog potties with real grass:

No Yard, No Problem

As homeownership is at an all time low for Millennials, many members of this generation are apartment dwellers. Without easy access to a yard, potty time becomes a whole ordeal. If your pup needs to go at 3 am, you have to rush down to the street in your pjs and slippers. This makes accidents in the home more common, which isn’t ideal when you’re renting. It’s one reason why landlords are hesitant to offer more dog-friendly rentals, and you may never see your deposit again. The Fresh Patch is made to solve this problem in apartments. Simply place your training pad in any corner of your home or on your balcony. With some training, your pup will view the Fresh Patch as if it were outside grass and be able to do their business any time they please. You, then, can roll it up and throw it out when your next subscription grass arrives.

Long Work Hours Won’t Cause Ruined Carpets

Millennials are synonymous with workaholics. 73% of this generation surveyed reported clocking in more than 40 hours per week. While more hours means more money for dog treats and toys, it also means Millennial pup parents spend a majority of their time away from their fur babies. Unfortunately, when dogs are left inside over a long period of time, they may not be able to hold it in before their owner comes back - especially if you’re trying to head to an after-work date. This way, you can cut the stress of rushing home. Focus your energy on having a great first-date by knowing your pup will feel comfortable going on the real grass training pad and your carpets will remain stain free.  

Kiss Frozen Feet Goodbye

Millennials view their pups as their literal children, meaning our fur baby’s well being is of utmost importance. So when the weather is frightful, we don’t want to force our dogs to go outside in the elements. Pooches’ precious paws can be damaged if they walk on snow and sleet for too long. Salt used to melt ice on sidewalks may also cause chemical burns. Not only that, dogs, like humans, can actually get sick from the cold. Fresh Patch can reduce your pup’s risk of illness and injury during the winter months. Instead of facing the frigid cold each time she has to go, Bella (and you) can stay inside where it's nice and warm.

Added Greenery

Yes! More greenery! Apartments full of plants, varying from succulents to ferns, have become quite a commonality for aesthetic and wellness purposes. Fresh Patch, as the name implies, is a lush addition to any plant loving home. The training pads are soilless and grown locally in Southern California. To ensure the pet grass remains beautifully green, simply dispose of waste as soon as possible. If the patch dries out, lightly mist it with water.

Environmentally Friendly

Many innovative products in the dog world are looking into how to be more environmentally conscious as we seek out sustainable products. The Fresh Patch is an alternative to wasteful, non-biodegradable plastic potty pads. If you want to make the switch, have some patience if your dog is transitioning. Place the plastic pads near the Fresh Patch when training your pup so he can get a better grasp of what he needs to do on the grass. Once your doggo has it all figured out, donate your unused plastic pee pads to a local rescue or foster group.

Convenient

Having a busy work schedule and limited relaxation time makes convenience key for any pet owner. Fresh Patch’s delivery is effortless and, more importantly, free via FedEx. There is also a delivery subscription service option that saves 5% on each order. The most popular subscription is having a unit delivered every 2 weeks. Once you get your new unit, you are ready to discard the old one!