ThirstyCatFountains

Ceramic Cat Fountains, Pet Fountains & for Home Decor

New York, United States · 9216 Sales

ThirstyCatFountains

Ceramic Cat Fountains, Pet Fountains & for Home Decor

New York, United States 9216 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1934)

Announcement   END OF SUMMER SALE - ALL FOUNTAINS REDUCED BY 15%. We create the most highly rated cat water fountains in the world - for beauty, functionality and ease of assembly and cleaning. We are the winner of Cat Fancy Editors' Choice award and have been featured in magazines and radio programs across the country and abroad. Our fountains are 100% food-safe, ceramic and are as pleasurable to have in your home as they are effective and healthful cat fountains. Please read the reviews. People and their cats love these fountains because they work well, are extremely beneficial for your cats, easy to care for and are beautiful additions to your home.

Unlike all other cat fountains each of our fountains is truly one of a kind. What makes them so? Each is hand carved, hand sculpted, hand painted with glazes or otherwise created completely by hand from scratch and we make our own glazes from scratch. In fact, no two of our fountains will ever be the same.

Because we are a complete studio manned by talented artists and artisans skilled in a variety of trades we are able to create a variety of wonderful add-ons to enhance your and your cats' pleasure and we encourage you to explore them. The include Cat Taps, our copper Waterleaf and various enameled copper pieces. Again, please read the reviews. People and their cats love our handmade add-ons.

Our pumps are the best on the market with permanent filtration built in (the screen) and our additional food safe foam filtration system was designed by us and is made for us by specialists to be better than any other filtration system available and we provide it at no extra cost. Combined with the built-in pump filter, this is the best you can get. There is no higher quality cat fountain in the world and it is our customers who say this. Please read the reviews.

And - they really are easy to clean. It takes about 4 minutes once a week. To see a video of this, go here.
http://youtu.be/BA78YpDwHLg

Concerning copper: We use the highest grade, 99.9% pure copper tubing to protect your cat. Not only is it not harmful, it is actually beneficial for your cats. The copper we use is the same used in the plumbing of upscale homes. It’s non-toxic, non-leaching and antimicrobial, helping to protect your feline companions throughout their lives and is approved by all building codes for use with drinking water. All of our fountains run perfectly without the copper but we provide it as an extra benefit and recommend it.

Concerning foam pre-filters. These are made specifically for us of 100% food safe material. Our customers have been using them for over 3 years and they are all still going strong. With proper cleaning these filters will remain fresh and serviceable for many, many years. These are only available for our fountains.

Concerning Carbon Filters which we offer but don't automatically include as not everyone needs them: Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal is a natural purifier. It is often found in emergency rooms and veterinarian's offices as when ingested it will remove toxins without causing any unpleasant or harmful effects. In water it absorbs impurities which can cause unpleasant tastes and odors.

About our glazes: We make all our own glazes from tested, approved minerals following guidelines established as the safest for producing 100% food safe glazes. This means not only do we not use hazardous colorants or other materials, we are careful to not use too much of any given colorant. If a potter doesn't make his or her own glazes he has no way of knowing if they are food safe. The recipe is never given on the container.

Thirstycat Fountains is comprised of a team of artists and artisans constantly striving to create, not just perfectly functioning pet fountains, but the most beautiful pet fountains in the world. Because of our intricate hand work and our exceptional glazes, it is thought by many that in time our fountains will be sought by collectors. Whether or not, you can be sure of having a fountain in your home of which you are proud and with which your cats are utterly pleased.

We warrant our fountain against any defects in workmanship and materials. With reasonable care they should last a lifetime, There is a 1 year warranty on the pump, though with regular care they normally last many years. When they do go, they are easily replaced.

If you are concerned about the cost, think a moment how much a healthfully hydrated cat will save you in vet bills. These fountains pay for themselves many times over.

For much more information, to read useful FAQ pages and to see many videos please visit us at
thirstycatfountains.com

Contact:
Email: thirstycats [!at] gmail.com
Or call 518-677-3225 anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Announcement
Last updated on Sep 1, 2016

END OF SUMMER SALE - ALL FOUNTAINS REDUCED BY 15%. We create the most highly rated cat water fountains in the world - for beauty, functionality and ease of assembly and cleaning. We are the winner of Cat Fancy Editors' Choice award and have been featured in magazines and radio programs across the country and abroad. Our fountains are 100% food-safe, ceramic and are as pleasurable to have in your home as they are effective and healthful cat fountains. Please read the reviews. People and their cats love these fountains because they work well, are extremely beneficial for your cats, easy to care for and are beautiful additions to your home.

Unlike all other cat fountains each of our fountains is truly one of a kind. What makes them so? Each is hand carved, hand sculpted, hand painted with glazes or otherwise created completely by hand from scratch and we make our own glazes from scratch. In fact, no two of our fountains will ever be the same.

Because we are a complete studio manned by talented artists and artisans skilled in a variety of trades we are able to create a variety of wonderful add-ons to enhance your and your cats' pleasure and we encourage you to explore them. The include Cat Taps, our copper Waterleaf and various enameled copper pieces. Again, please read the reviews. People and their cats love our handmade add-ons.

Our pumps are the best on the market with permanent filtration built in (the screen) and our additional food safe foam filtration system was designed by us and is made for us by specialists to be better than any other filtration system available and we provide it at no extra cost. Combined with the built-in pump filter, this is the best you can get. There is no higher quality cat fountain in the world and it is our customers who say this. Please read the reviews.

And - they really are easy to clean. It takes about 4 minutes once a week. To see a video of this, go here.
http://youtu.be/BA78YpDwHLg

Concerning copper: We use the highest grade, 99.9% pure copper tubing to protect your cat. Not only is it not harmful, it is actually beneficial for your cats. The copper we use is the same used in the plumbing of upscale homes. It’s non-toxic, non-leaching and antimicrobial, helping to protect your feline companions throughout their lives and is approved by all building codes for use with drinking water. All of our fountains run perfectly without the copper but we provide it as an extra benefit and recommend it.

Concerning foam pre-filters. These are made specifically for us of 100% food safe material. Our customers have been using them for over 3 years and they are all still going strong. With proper cleaning these filters will remain fresh and serviceable for many, many years. These are only available for our fountains.

Concerning Carbon Filters which we offer but don't automatically include as not everyone needs them: Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal is a natural purifier. It is often found in emergency rooms and veterinarian's offices as when ingested it will remove toxins without causing any unpleasant or harmful effects. In water it absorbs impurities which can cause unpleasant tastes and odors.

About our glazes: We make all our own glazes from tested, approved minerals following guidelines established as the safest for producing 100% food safe glazes. This means not only do we not use hazardous colorants or other materials, we are careful to not use too much of any given colorant. If a potter doesn't make his or her own glazes he has no way of knowing if they are food safe. The recipe is never given on the container.

Thirstycat Fountains is comprised of a team of artists and artisans constantly striving to create, not just perfectly functioning pet fountains, but the most beautiful pet fountains in the world. Because of our intricate hand work and our exceptional glazes, it is thought by many that in time our fountains will be sought by collectors. Whether or not, you can be sure of having a fountain in your home of which you are proud and with which your cats are utterly pleased.

We warrant our fountain against any defects in workmanship and materials. With reasonable care they should last a lifetime, There is a 1 year warranty on the pump, though with regular care they normally last many years. When they do go, they are easily replaced.

If you are concerned about the cost, think a moment how much a healthfully hydrated cat will save you in vet bills. These fountains pay for themselves many times over.

For much more information, to read useful FAQ pages and to see many videos please visit us at
thirstycatfountains.com

Contact:
Email: thirstycats [!at] gmail.com
Or call 518-677-3225 anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.

Keith Davitt and Jackie McKannay

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Keith Davitt and Jackie McKannay

Cat Water Fountain - "Midnight Pagoda"
US$122.00
Cat Water Fountain - "Celadon Leaf"
US$114.00
Cat Water Fountain - "Blue Alocacia"
US$114.00
Cat Drinking Fountain - "Leaf Fall"
US$98.00
Cat Water Fountain - "2 Blue Watertable"
US$112.00
Cat Water Fountain - "Amour"
US$122.00
Cat Drinking Fountain - "Lazy Dais"
US$98.00
Cat Drinking Fountain - "Knot"
US$96.00
Cat Drinking Fountain - "Celtic"
US$101.00
Cat Drinking Fountain - "Clover"
US$101.00
Cat Drinking Fountain - "Jade Bateau"
US$116.00
Food Safe Foam Pre-filter
US$7.60
Cat Fountain Carbon Filter
US$8.00
Cat Fountain Stand - Made to order
US$135.00

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1934)
3of3

3of3 on Sep 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Brilliant idea. Elegant design. Beautifully made. Careful about being food safe. Assembled easy. Had cats drinking from it instantly. A total delight. Many thanks!

sybaritical

sybaritical on Sep 16, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for the items and fast shipping!

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Cat Water Fountain - "Celadon Leaf"
US$114.00
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About

How Handmade Ceramic Cat Fountains Came to Be

Water gardens and fountains have been a part of our lives for many years, as has pottery. When we learned of the issue of feline hydration, in 2009 and saw the many, to us, unacceptable, fountains being offered, we recognized an opportunity for ourselves and a service we could provide for others.

It became clear that feline hydration is a major issue, that many health problems cats suffer from are caused by a lack of hydration and that many of the plastic commercial fountains, apart from being unattractive, get scratched, harbor bacteria and can cause chin acne in cats. They are also difficult to clean. We saw the need for a high quality, attractive, ceramic cat fountain and the first, handmade ceramic cat fountain was born. This Etsy shop was opened on Feb, 21, 2010 and fans and followers have multiplied ever since.

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  • Bijou

    Inspiration Director

    Bijou gave me the idea for cat fountains. I found him drinking from fountains we'd placed around the house and realized I rarely saw him use his water bowl. A google search showed the existence of cat fountains and the need for quality cat fountains.

  • Jacqueline McKannay

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Jackie is the business manager, oversees shipping, and handles most of the customer service. She also ornaments the fountains and pump-hides, creates new designs, and works with glazing.

  • Keith Davitt

    Owner, Designer, Potter

    Keith started the business and is the overall shop manager who keeps everything happening, with the invaluable help of the others.

  • Lee

    Potter, Designer, Assistant

    Lee has learned to do just about everything in the creation of cat fountains, including throwing on the wheel, at which he excels. He is now the primary potter. He also creates new designs, ornaments pump covers and performs many other task.

  • Jennifer

    Customer Service, Shipper, Maker

    Jen handles almost all the shipping, a lot of the customer service, works in clay and she assembles fountains. She also creates some of the copper components, works with quality control and does anything else around the shop that needs doing.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 27, 2016
We endeavor to make the best cat fountains in the world (please see our profile for more information on our creations) and we do everything in our power to make sure our customers are happy. You can shop our store with complete confidence.

If your fountain is a gift we can include your message on the gift packing list. Just leave us the message in the notes to seller at checkout.
Keith and Jackie

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
Payment
We accept Paypal and credits cards through Paypal. You don't need to belong to Paypal to check out using your credit card. If you want to pay by e-check you can do this through Paypal but please note that it can take 3-5 days to clear. Any problems or questions give us a call at 518-677-3225 or email us at thirstycats [!at] gmail.com

We are required to collect sales tax on all shipments to a New York State address. 7% sales tax will be added to your order at checkout. If you live in a county with a higher rate, ThirstyCat Fountains will pay the difference to the New York Department of Taxation.

We reserve the right to cancel any transaction at our discretion prior to shipping in which case a full refund will be issued. Every customer has the same right in which case the refund will be automatically issued.
Shipping
We ship in 1-3 business days via USPS parcel post or Priority (First class for filters or small taps) after receipt of payment. Orders with a copper cat tap may take longer. If you require a signature for delivery of your package or need a quote for faster service please let us know. Etsy will email you the tracking # for your package. If you've opted out of Etsy email, you can check your order. The tracking # will be on it. Please verify your address on your order especially if you moved recently. USPS charges for changes of address once en route and is not always able to intercept the package. If unable to deliver packages are automatically returned to us.

Hawaii customers please note that the shipping charges are for Parcel Post which goes by boat from CA to HI and can take anywhere from two to three weeks or longer especially during the the Holidays. If you wish to upgrade to a faster service please contact us for a quote.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: WE WILL SHIP TO ANYWHERE. If you do not see your country listed in the shipping quotes, please contact us for a quote.

FOR ALL INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS:
Customs fees, taxes, tariffs, duties, etc. that may be incurred at the time of delivery are not included in the shipping fees and would be at the discretion of your country’s tax regulations. You may also need a transformer (not just a converter or adapter); our fountains are made for US voltage, 4W power, 110-120V/60Hz Volt/Freq. We can install a European pump, 220 - 240 V, 50 Hz, 5 in most fountains. These are listed under accessories.
Refunds and Exchanges
If for whatever reason your fountain doesn't work out for you (or your cat) it can be returned within one month of receipt for a full refund of the price of the fountain, not including shipping either way. Please contact us before returning your fountain for instructions on how to do this. If you want to try the fountain longer than one month before deciding to return it let us know. See this link on our website on how to entice your cat to use the fountain.
http://thirstycatfountains.com/f-q/skittish-cats-fountain-use-tips/

If your fountain is not performing properly we will refund you in full including shipping both ways but be sure to contact us first. If your fountain arrives damaged in shipping, please contact us right away.
Additional policies and FAQs
Fountain Warranty Policy: We guarantee our fountains to be free of defect in materials and workmanship. If a defect is evident on receiving the fountain or occurs that was not caused by handling, environmental conditions or general accident we will replace or repair the fountain at our expense. Not covered are damages caused by dropping or banging or any form of mishandling, breakage due to being filled with too hot and or too cold water or from being left out of doors. With proper care the fountain should last forever.

Pump warranty. If the pump ceases to function within one year of purchase we will replace it. Not covered in this warranty are damage from electrical outages, if the pump is left running with no water, if it is not cleaned at least once weekly including the removing of the impeller and cleaning inside the impeller well housing or if high mineral content in the water wears the impeller. If you have high mineral content please use bottled water. With regular care the pump should last many years.