Are you sure he's real? He looks like one of those really lifelike stuffed animals. :o)
He is so sweet... You are giving me puppy lust over here gal! Gorgeous pup..
I would consider lining the entry area with water absorbing mats, and then covering those with towels. The mats will really block the floor and absorb the wet... the towels can easily be laundered. http://www.matsmatsmats.com/commercial-industrial/indoor-carpet/sponge-mat.html#back just as an example. I originally come from a place with a 7 month mud season (with clay), so I do feel your pain.
"pleh"too cute :-)
The tongue, oh, the tongue!
Best doormat: http://www.overstock.com/Office-Furniture/3M-Dirt-Stop-Scraper-Mat-36-x-60-Chestnut/2691240/product.htmlCostco sometimes has them. Pricey, but worth every penny as they can handle mud season in Vermont with six dogs.