Happy River Dances Catnip Company

Sacramento, California | 265 Sales


Happy River Dances Catnip Company

Sacramento, California 265 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars (77)

HappyRiverDances is taking a short break


Note from shop owner Thank you very much to all our loyal customers. Happy River Dances Catnip Company is taking a short break, we will be back at some point in the future!

-Felicity and River (CEO)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on Aug 3, 2018

Thank you very much to all our loyal customers. Happy River Dances Catnip Company is taking a short break, we will be back at some point in the future!

-Felicity and River (CEO)


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Catnip for Every Kitty

My father has always grown catnip which he use to sell at the Church fairs when I was a kid growing up, after moving across the country, I decided to take some of the stuff he would mail to our kitties and create some fun toys for them to enjoy.

This pass time quickly developed into a fun way to find an excuse to visit the local shelters and donate some toys to the kitties waiting to find their forever homes, seeing them playing with the toys filled me joy, however, the cost was quite expensive. In order to be able to acquire the fabrics and stuffing materials required to make the toys, I decided to start selling them to defray the costs.

While the toys were certainly popular with the kitties, I also decided to expand into options for older kitties or sick kitties who could no longer play rambunctiously with the toys, but still enjoy the catnip. The catnip pet bed was the next step in the process.

Not wanting to forget the people behind the kitty clientele, we do our best to offer up a few things for the animal lover as well as their furry companion, especially around the holidays. However, our primary concern is always the kitty, so you'll have to move fast to find these deals!

All of our toys are made by hand in our home and we do our best to make sure nothing sticks around for longer than a year in our storage closet once it has been sewn. Likewise, we do our best to think up new patterns and designs for every kitty, at every stage of life, and for every holiday and life event or holiday. The stock is constantly changing and the more we sell, the more we're willing to give away through contests and as rewards for sending us new pictures of new kitty models!

We are always looking for new designs and ideas and are looking at expanding into toys and beds for dogs in the near future. We are also happy to offer the new mouse in custom made pet prints which will be used to help sponsor an FIV positive kitty in a shelter waiting for their forever home to come find them, as River is FIV positive and every day we are thankful for the people who rescued him and kept him alive and healthy despite the disease so that he could find us.

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Shop members

  • Felicity

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Sewing Dept.

    I'm at the beckon call of my small CEO companion in his little tux, making catnip toys and beds to keep cats happy and comfy at all stages of their lives.

  • River


    Official CEO of Happy River Dances Catnip Company, also chief toy tester, and official kitty model selection team. He wears many hats.

  • Mike

    Shipping Dept.

    Makes sure all the packages go out on time!

  • Simone


    General Princess and overseer of all the happenings and goings on of Happy River Dances, occasional helper of all things soft and fluffy.

Shop policies

Last updated on October 20, 2013
Hello all and Welcome to Happy River Dances Catnip Company,

All these toys are handmade with care and love and filled with 100% organic catnip. Proceeds from these toys will be used for the health and well being of River and his sister Simone as well as to help reduce the cost of toys donated to local shelters and rescue groups.

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
If for any reason you are not satisfied with your catnip toy, bed, or custom order, please contact me within 30 days of receiving the toy. Damaged materials can be returned for a full refund.
Our preferred form of payment is paypal however we will accept check or money order as well. If none of these will work for you please contact me about alternative methods.
All items listed on the site ship within 3-5 days of confirmation of payment for the order. Custom orders may take longer depending on how long it takes to acquire material and make the order. These will be decided on an individual basis based on specific needs and requirements. Contact me for an estimated time. All items will ship first class unless otherwise requested and paid for.

We will ship internationally, shipping time with vary.

*** For International shipping rates outside The United States and Canada please contact the shop directly! We happily ship to anywhere we can and will make you a special listing if you are interested***
Additional policies and FAQs
See a toy you like but don't like the fabric? Like the fabric but not the style of the toy? Want to see if I can make an entirely different styled toy for your pet? Just send me a message. I have piles of fabric you can chose from if you want to customize it for your cat and I'm willing to try to replicate any design ideas you have. Just run them by me.

As with all toys for pets, supervised play is highly recommended. All measures are made to make sure toys are securely stitched and material is strong enough to stand up to even the rowdiest of cats. I trust these toys with my 15 pound Maine Coon, but supervision is always the best course of action with any toy.