Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe During a Storm: A Guest Blog by Tobi Skovron, CEO and Founder of The Pet Loo

This week is National Hurricane Preparedness Week, with the NOAA proclaiming the official hurricane season in the Atlantic beginning June 1 and the Eastern Pacific hurricane season already underway. With both seasons in effect until November 30, this is a critical time for pet owners to mark their checklist and get supplies. In the event of a hurricane, it is NOT safe to let your pets out to go potty. Reasons for this include: storm surges (walls of water up to 20 feet high), winds in excess of 74 mph, inland flooding and down power lines.

If you’re caught in a storm and can’t take your pet outside, having an indoor toilet solution such as the Pet Loo is a must. Follow these steps to prepare your pet for using the new indoor potty solution:

  • Begin training your pet to go potty on a designated area indoors, such as the Pet Loo. Pets respond to surface training, so the Pet Loo’s grass surface will make training easier by reminding them of the outdoors. Using repetition and praise will condition them that if not let outside, this is the spot where they should go.

Pet Loo base

  • To speed up training, try using an attractant on the indoor potty’s surface. Skip To My Loo is a spray that mimics urine and is designed to attract and encourage your pet to relieve itself in an area designated by you.
  • Move your indoor potty to the car and practice training there as well in case you need to evacuate.


In the event you do need to evacuate your home, follow these tips to prepare your pet for departure:


  • Don’t feed your pet at least two hours before departure. Small amounts of water can be given before the trip. If possible, put ice cubes in the water tray attached to the inside of your pet’s travel case – water will spill!
  • Pack a portable potty in the car. The Pet Loo’s Pee-Pod will absorb urine and turn liquids into a non-odorous, solidified gel that can hold at least 100 times its weight in liquids. This will also prevent sloshing of urine in the potty while the vehicle is in motion.

Pet loo pee pod

  • Identify a shelter now. For public health reasons, many emergency shelters cannot accept pets. Find out which hotels/motels in your area allow pets. Include your local animal shelter’s number in your list of emergency numbers, as they might be able to provide information concerning pets during a disaster.
  • Make sure identification tags are up-to-date and securely fastened to your pet’s collar. If possible, attach the address and/or phone number of your evacuation site. If your pet gets lost, his tag is his ticket home.
  • Pack a “pet survival” kit which could be easily deployed if disaster hits. Include pet food, bottled water, medications, veterinary records, cat litter/pan, manual can opener, food dishes, a first aid kit and other supplies in case they’re not available later.


About Tobi Skovron:

Tobi Skovron is CEO and Founder of The Pet Loo. In 2003, the Melbourne, Australia native invented the Pet Loo concept at the age of 23. Known as the “backyard in a box,” The Pet Loo provides an indoor potty solution that is ideal for pet owners living in apartments, condos, houses, boats, RVs or any limited area that does not have an easy option for taking a pet outside. The Pet Loo has also proven to be a great help for the elderly and disabled who desire the therapeutic benefits of pet ownership, but are not physically able to meet all of its outside needs.

Meet “The Pet Loo” A Guest Blog By Tobi Skovron, CEO and Founder of The Pet Loo


Designed & developed in Australia in 2003 available worldwide as of 2006, The Pet Loo is your backyard in a box – A very clever solution for all your animal’s toilet problems.

  •   Forget those early morning toilet runs
  •   Say goodbye to those toilet walks in the rain
  •   Farewell to those stains on the carpet

Keep your feet up and enjoy having a pet as part of your lifestyle while The Pet Loo takes care of the toilet problems for you.

This innovative lawn toilet will contain your pet’s waste in one designated area and will ensure your peace of mind on those extended stays out of the home. Should you live in an apartment or a house, take your dog to the office or simply want to leave those toilet training headaches behind, The Pet Loo is a hygienic, convenient, simple and an environmentally friendly way to allow your pet the freedom to do its business without relying on you for an opportunity.

The Pet Loo has a uniquely patented draining system and is a pioneer in the category of Pet Toileting. Whilst other potties are as basic as a piece of grass rested on a flat plastic base – The Pet Loo has a base that is slightly angled to assist gravity in the catchment of urine. It has been reinforced specifically to support the weight of an animal and is shaped to channel the urine towards the collection jug. It is unmatchable in its design, structure, features and benefits as before launch the team behind Pet Loo protected their ideas with the registration of strong intellectual property.

They didn’t stop there; The Pet Loo has a range of value add products to make life even easier for pets and pet owners.

Train your Pet with “Skip To My Loo”

A unique attractant that has been designed to attract and encourage your dog, puppy or kitten to relieve itself in an area designated by you.

Absorb the waste with “Pee-Pods”

The revolutionary Pee-Pod is a biodegradable container that fits neatly inside the catchment jug of The Pet Loo. When Wee Sponge (powder) comes into contact with liquid waste it rapidly absorbs the urine and turns it into a solidified gel, also trapping any airborne odors. 

Clean The Loo with “Wee Care”

WEE Care is the original Pet Loo Cleaner!

It is the only recommended cleaner for The Pet Loo and works to eliminate odors and soiling. 
The natural actions of enzymes leave no by-products behind which would attract dirt and bacteria. Leaving The Pet Loo free from problem causing organic contaminants and residue.

If & When you need – Replacement Pet Loo grass is also available

The team behind Pet Loo are highly passionate about pets and care about the world they live in.

With the success they’re having they never forget where they have come from along with the foundations on which they started this business – the drive to increase pet ownership, decrease pet surrenders, and promote the amazing benefits of animal companionship for people of all circumstances.

Their intention is to ensure that The Pet Loo brand not only solves pet owners’ toileting needs but also donates portions of profits to support pet shelters, charities, pets in need, and causes related to animal welfare.

Do you have a question about The Pet Loo?

Have a look at their Frequently Asked Questions and see if we have an answer. You can also get social with Pet Loo on Facebook, Twitter & YouTube:



To purchase The Pet Loo, which ranges in price from $99-$149, visit its online store at,

ABOUT TOBI SKOVRON,  CEO and Founder of The Pet Loo:


At the tender age of 23, Tobi Skovron,  (a  self-confessed go-getter from Melbourne, Australia),  literally came up with The Pet Loo business after standing in the pouring rain with his dog, wishing there was an easier way for him and other apartment dwellers with pets to take their dogs to the bathroom, otherwise known as the “loo.”

That soggy day was the catalyst that sparked an impressive entrepreneurial fire, with Skovron inventing The Pet Loo, a 100% chemical-free, odorless synthetic backyard in a box that can fit comfortably inside a person’s home, apartment, boat, RV or other small or limited dwelling.  The Pet Loo is the only product that uses a uniquely patented drainage system that lets your pet do its business without having to go outside. If cleaned properly, the Pet Loo’s grass only needs to be replaced as needed, a drastic difference from many of his competitors who sell disposable products that last merely a month or two


From Dakota’s Den: In full disclosure we have not used this product but agreed to feature it because we thought that  it would be useful and  of interest  to many people, and we think that  a number of people will  be interested in trying it!  We received no compensation for Pet Loo appearing on our blog.