I have this electric pad and our dog liked it or at least she used it when it was plugged in. She was allowed inside when where home in the winter but when we weren't she was in our work shed where she had free access to come and go, we have 2 1/2 acres and she wasn't a car chaser so there was no need to confine her. The shed sheltered from the weather but had no heat but this heated mat provided her comfort. Sadly she died about year ago at the ripe old age of 18.
I quit buying rubs when I realized that I was paying a high price for mostly brown sugar and paprika. My rub is brown sugar, paprika, fresh ground pepper, kosher salt, pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, garlic powder and onion. I have been very happy with this recipe.