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Make your own Porch Potty. Great for apartment owners and lazy people!
I live in the mountains. Smack dab in capital N Nature. And Nature is dirty. Especially during Mud Season, which is a mini season between every-regularly -scheduled-program season. Every time we took our dogs for a walk, we had to throw them in the bathtub to de-Nature them. Also, I should admit right now that I am lazy. So, because of the mud and my inherent laziness, I came up with a DIY porch potty for my dogs to do their bizness. We put the porch potty on the deck and added a doggie flap to our deck door. LAZY.

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  • How to make a pet accessory. Diy Porch Potty - Step 1
    Step 1

    Measure the grass to the same dimensions as the washing machine pan. To mark it, tear off strips of tape and place it on the back of the grass mat as a cutting guide. Notes: washing machine drip pans are about 32" x 30" and 2" deep. You can find them at your local hardware store or online. For the grass, you can buy 3' x 3' rugs/mats online, or you can custom order sizes at most hardware stores.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Diy Porch Potty - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut the grass using your shears.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Diy Porch Potty - Step 3
    Step 3

    Poke a lot of holes into the rubber backing of the grass mat with a pocket knife. The grass should already have a few holes, but to better drain, it's a good idea to err on the side of too many holes, rather than too little.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Diy Porch Potty - Step 4
    Step 4

    You are ready to assemble! Fill the washing machine pan with kitty litter. You want it a few inches deep. Place the grass on top of the kitty litter.

  • How to make a pet accessory. Diy Porch Potty - Step 5
    Step 5

    Hints: To clean the grass, rinse it off periodically with a hose in the summer. In the winter, you can keep it clean longer by regularly spritzing it with a spray bottle full of vodka (yes, I said vodka. It's a wonder cleaner). When it really needs to be rinsed, clean it in the shower or utility sink. Regularly clean the kitty litter just like you would for a cat. Scoop out the clumps and replace the entire litter when necessary.

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Katzilla
Katzilla · 14 projects
We're getting a puppy soon, this would be great for when we start potty training her Happy
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Elfin Adventure
Elfin Adventure · Independence, Missouri, US · 13 projects
This is amazing lol I'd totally make one if my dog wasnt set on walking a mile twice a day so she can go. I almost want to make faux grass for my porch just for me to lay in
The Cotton Floozy
The Cotton Floozy · 9 projects
You should totally make a faux grass spot for yourself!
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