LITTLE COUPLE Bill Klein procures Pop-Up Pee Pad patent, for sale online starting in December

Bill Klein Pop-Up Pee Pad for sale in December

Being a celebrity blog means that we’ve done our fair share of reality star products posts, but it’s rare that one of them involves an actual patent — and even more rare that the product involves urination. (Although rare, this isn’t our first time with either. See: Example A and Example B) The Little Couple star, and owner of Rocky & Maggie’s Pet Boutique & Salon, Bill Klein managed to do both with his latest invention for male dogs: the Pop-Up Pee Pad.

“I came up with an idea a real long time ago, and shared it with [my brother] Joe a couple of months ago,” Bill reveals in the clip below. “About seven years ago we moved to Texas, and we didn’t have any place to walk our dog Rocky,” Bill continues. “Rocky lifts his leg everywhere, and he was lifting it all over our house. So, I had to come up with a target.”

Thus was born the idea for the Pop-Up Pee Pad! Here’s the clip with Bill the Kleintrepreneur and his brother unveiling the first prototype for the patent application process:

“Do you think the dog will recognize that it’s a fire hydrant?” Bill asks Joe. “I don’t think the dog cares so much as the novelty for the human — the owner,” Joe admits.

So did it work with Rocky? I’ll just use photos from another TLC clip for that reveal, courtesy of a VERY excited Will and a security cammed up Rocky:

The Little Couple Pop-Up Pee Pad Will and Rocky

Fast forward a few months and not only did Bill receive the patent for the Pop-Up Pee Pad, but he has been marketing it wholesale at pet expos! I checked the Rocky & Maggie’s website and there is a listing for the Pop-Up Pee Pad, but the listing states that the “Expected release date is December 15, 2017.”

If you’re curious just how much the patented puppy Pop-Up Pee Pads will cost, the prices on the site range from $10 for a 10-pack to $30 for a 50-pack. (That doesn’t includes shipping or tax.)

From the item description:

Rocky & Maggie’s is pleased to introduce the first and only pee pad made exclusively for male dogs.

• Three dimensional target is pre-attached, automatically deploys and folds, making the pad simple to setup and dispose of.

• Tested and proven to work.

• Multiple layer absorbent target and base.

• Leak proof backing.

• Target height accommodates dogs, large and small.

Congratulations to Bill on getting the patent, and we certainly wish him luck! I have to confess that I am disappointed he didn’t appear on Shark Tank with the idea — you just know the sharks would have LOVED that pitch!

Speaking of pitches, I’d like to offer my own to Bill: customizable novelty inserts instead of the fire hydrant. Can you imagine how many people would buy these if they had NFL logos?! 😉

Dallas Cowboys Pop-Up Pee Pad

Seriously, that’s a BILLION dollar idea! (I want to buy a pack and I don’t even have a male dog!) I’m guessing a football helmet or player silhouette would be better than a fire hydrant, but I only have so much time per article that I can spend in Photoshop.

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  • Kimmayyy

    Great idea! I love them!

  • Chewy

    There should be more reality tv shows like theirs. Decent, well educated human beings doing an amazing job raising their children.

  • Dan Rowley

    Ha! Younger brother teaches “old dog” aka oldest brother new trick. Wonder if he’ll sell them @ his Houston store too? If it’s still in business.

    • joaniepoo

      yes its still in business which you would have known had you watched the episode where he personally took food from his store and handed it out to hurricane victoms for their pets

      • Dan Rowley

        The episodes we are watching now we’re in the can before moving to Fla. You don’t think they are flying back & forth for their daughters speech therapy, using the same therapist for the last 2 yrs. Use yer head kiddo. Since they moved, there are NO more family members in Texas. Just Bill’s employee’s are residents since there are local. Did they buy the store, another party, closed down or is Bill now & then stopping in to ck. on the store. Now, how old are you?

        • Murphy

          Relax guys, Bill clearly said this season that he sold his businesses in Houston upon moving the family to Florida. As someone in the pet care industry he had plenty of access to supplies to help when he visited Houston this summer/fall.

          • joaniepoo

            actually if you go to the facebook page for rocky and maggies someone asked if he sold the store since he moved and the answer was NO. he has someone running it

  • Nope

    I don’t think this is a good idea. People just need to walk their dog and train their dog.
    Besides, a cat litter box has a cover for a reason.