i used to use the disposable pee pads for minnie and tootsie when they were puppies and then got so frustrated when they started shredding them up. so, i switched to the washable pee pads. they are great! They are expensive ( well, i bought the expensive ones called pooch pads, but there are other places where they are much cheaper) but in the longrun you end up saving money.
my girls will go outside or use peepads. i have a fenced in backyard and when its nice out i try to encourage my girls to go outside, but they are spoiled babies and will not go out when its raining hard or a snowstorm , and feel comfy using the peepads.
anyways.... just thought i would mention the washable pee pads as an option for you to think about