We have a gallon plus crock water bowl shared by the two dogs and the cats. I love this thing! The dogs, both GSDs, are heavy water drinkers. This thing is big enough that I'm not refilling the bowl every five minutes. The problem is Kane is a slosher. He runs by and grabs a drink, throwing water everywhere! Most of the water stays in the kitchen, but lately he's been soaking the carpet just on the other side of the kitchen wall. There's already a mat under the water bowl that absorbs its fair share of water, but not enough to keep the kitchen floor and living room carpet dry. I really want to continue to use this water bowl. Tips?