Who we are

Hello, we are Tim, Diane, and Kay Kay Miller. We live in Central Indiana. We adopted our 4-year-old granddaughter Kaylyn. She has been living with us since she was 16 months old. I am a disabled veteran and have been working at Chrysler Corp. for 28 years. My wife Diane works part-time from home in the insurance claims industry. We have a 10-year-old Doberman, a 7-year-old golden mixed, a 5-year-old golden retriever, and 2 cats 18 years old and 20 years old.

At the time I came up with the idea of Puddles B Gone, we had four large dogs. A Doberman, two golden retrievers, a golden retriever mix, and two cats. We always seemed to fight water everywhere! It felt like a never-ending battle to keep the floors dry. You sure couldn’t wear socks, at least not for long. Not to mention the added risk of slipping and falling.

We tried everything trays, mats, bath towels, mopping, elevating and lowering the waterer, etc… I purchased between 10-15 different waterers, and they all had the same problem (water everywhere). The only ones I found that kind of worked didn’t hold enough water to last all day. We finally decided it was a problem we would have to live with and so we just mopped and complained.

I ended up falling off a roof and injuring my shoulder and had to have surgery. I was off work for over 6 months to recover. I had to sleep sitting up, so I slept in the recliner in the living room where the waterer was located. Wow, I got tired of changing my wet socks real fast!

As I started feeling better, I started paying attention to the dogs and the way they were drinking their water, and what was making it so messy. I realized it was because they got too much water in their mouths and that they were lapping the water over the sides of the bowl as they drank. So, I tried figuring out a solution to correct the problems named above and a few more new problems along the way like adding a handle to the water dispenser, so you don’t have to hug it all the way back to the bowl. I kept at it until I came up with the Puddles B Gone version. After it worked for the first time, I was like “Wow! How did no one else think of this?”
I researched and no other waterers had all the features that ours has. My wife believed in it enough that she sent the idea off to have a provisional patent made without telling me. She loves ours and would never part with it.
I made a few samples to try out with our family and friends. everyone that tried it loved it and refused to give it back. I realized I had solved a problem that most pet owners have. So, I decided to market the Puddles B Gone gravity waterer and allow everyone to enjoy the benefits of my product.
I really hope you and I have a bright (dry) future together!
Thank you,
Tim Miller CEO/Founder