Anycrazylady, Petmate is an amazing site for pet owners. Not only do they make amazing products, but they also have a tips from the experts section and an area with links and resources for pet owners but their products are eco friendly. Meaning they are made with at least 25% recycled material and packaging use is kept to a bare minimum, cutting down on waste.
I recently received the new--as in just hit the shelves November 1st-- Portion Right Feeder. The Portion Right Feeder is great for a household with multiple dogs, large dogs, or when you need to monitor the amount of dog food you are feeding. Not to mention the added bonus of not needing to find a separate place to store your dog food.
The clear top "jug" holds up to ten pounds of dog food. The silver top comes off and you just dump it in and put the top back on to keep out bugs or the food from going stale. Turn the nob on the side to dispense food directly into the food bowl. A 180 degree turn will dispense about a half cup of food. The knob turns in either direction. No worries about how you clean this either. The entire feeder easily comes apart, the clear jug comes off with a twist, the lid comes off of that with a snap. The bowl slides off the bottom for easy cleaning. So it's a simple matter to rinse it off, let it dry and have a clean system in a jiffy.
*I only talked about dogs, but this can also be used for dry cat food