Thank you Fresh Patch for making what should be **** a bit nicer. Let's face it our dogs pooping in our homes is an EWWWW subject; somehow, the pine encasement takes the EWWWW out of the pooping.
So far our puppy, Cappy, is using the patch pretty regularly and it is making ***** training much easier. The pine sleeve just makes the patch look a little nicer. I recommend if you don't like the look of the cardboard box.
What made my purchase was the fact that the box came in a poor but still usable condition-I told customer service as such, they offered me a quick option to replace that box and I said yes. Shipping and everything was free and I actually ended up buying another fresh patch so overall, I have a replacement + 2 fresh patches (one of them w/ pine bordering which is way better than the cardboard box) and an extra box in case something weirdly wrong happens :) All under $70
We love Fresh Patch so decided to get this wooden accessory. It does look nice and I'm happy I purchased it!