TheCatBall

Modern cat beds, cat cave, and modern cat furniture

Bellevue, Washington · 2934 Sales

TheCatBall

Modern cat beds, cat cave, and modern cat furniture

Bellevue, Washington 2934 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1154)

Announcement   We created the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®. We use designer cotton fabrics to make washable pet beds that look beautiful in your home. We are an approved Etsy wholesale business. On Instagram @TheCatBall

Announcement

Last updated on Mar 7, 2017

We created the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®. We use designer cotton fabrics to make washable pet beds that look beautiful in your home. We are an approved Etsy wholesale business. On Instagram @TheCatBall

Jennifer Boaro

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Jennifer Boaro

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1154)
khirsah

khirsah on May 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I got this for my girl kitty, but it turns out its really for my boy kitty, because it hugs him, and he loves to be hugged. Plus it frees up some lap time for the girl, so everybody wins! Cool design, well made, easy to clean, kitty approved, great product!

Katarina Hiett

Katarina Hiett on May 26, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

The seller's communication was excellent and the canoe is amazing. Like anything new and fancy, my cat ignored this for a while and I was worried he wouldn't figure it out. Today he figured it out and he looks very comfortable! Highly recommend!

kantianallstar

kantianallstar on May 23, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

We have three cats. Two will play with anything, and sit in anything we get them. Ariadne is picky and rarely pleased. But she got in the canoe the moment after we put it out and has barely left in three days! Beautiful, and shipped quickly. Thank you!

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Updates

Pirate kitty is busy looking for pirate treasure.
The watermelon Cat Canoe®
Sometimes I wonder what she's thinking.
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About

Designed for Cats, Styled for People

When working in costume design you get asked to make some peculiar things, for example, a giant ball costume that a person could get inside. My client asked me for three of these giant balls, and I had to figure out how to make them!

I made a small ball prototype before making the human sized costumes. Shortly after this I got kittens, and then had the eureka moment to turn this prototype into a cat bed. The kittens absolutely loved it, and I had created an original cat bed, which I called the Cat Ball® cat bed.

My Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® cat bed are made with a thick, high density foam that maintains the unique shape of the beds while also allowing your kitty to curl up in any position. They can even smash the Cat Ball® and sleep on top of it, and you can press the bed back into shape. The shape and properties are entirely from the pattern I created and the materials I use: there is no internal wire or framework.

I worked to develop lovely finishing details for our beds, and finish the seamswith bias tape for a tailored look. These cat beds are fully lined, washable, warm, cozy, and cats will also use them as a play space. Currently most of the fabrics we use are 100% cotton quilting prints.

The Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe® are labor intensive to make, requiring specialty materials and equipment. Our business has grown and to keep up with demand, we now have help cutting and sewing our products. I continue to work at The Cat Ball World Headquarters, where I design new products, make samples and prototypes, and occasionally do custom work. I have four industrial sewing machines, an army of cutting tools, many pounds of thread, and a large, cork covered pattern making table.
Everything I do is loud, messy and for the love of cats.

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The Cat Ball® cat bed - Your cat will figure it out.®

The Cat Ball®, Cat Canoe®, and Cat Ball® logo are registered trademarks.

Instagram: @thecatball
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCatBall/

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Shop members

  • Retro

    Model

    Retro is a good-natured guy, but nobody really understands him. His hobbies are naps, string, and rodents. Retro is half Angora, half Siamese. His color is called "lynx point".

  • Tink

    Model

    Tink is new to the crew, and is still learning how to be a Siamese Supermodel. She loves the laser pointer more than anything else, but has also demonstrated superb lap-sitting skills. Tink wears a very cute pair of puffy pants.

  • Twix

    Model

    Twix has this incredible long, strong powerful tail that can drag your coffee cup right off of the table. He can be found sitting wherever he wants, and he really doesn't like to be photographed.

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Designer, Pattern Maker

    I am a designer and pattern maker, and have the ability to create the designs that I dream up.

Production partners

  • Outside Manufacturer

    Mexico

    This is a full service cut and sew shop.

  • Outside Manufacturer

    Woodinville, WA

    This is a full service cut and sew shop.

Local

Find TheCatBall at the following upcoming market!

  • Urban Craft Uprising Summer 2017
    Seattle Center Exhibition Hall
    300 Mercer St
    SEATTLE, WA

    Jun 24–25

    Urban Craft Uprising is Seattle’s favorite craft show, established in 1995. At UCU, fans can choose from a wide variety of hand-crafted goods, including clothing of all types, jewelry, gifts, bags, wallets, buttons, accessories, aprons, children’s goods, toys, housewares, furniture, paper goods, candles, kits, geekery, art, food, and much, much more. Each show is carefully curated and juried to ensure the best mix of crafts and arts, along with quality and originality. This bi-annual show features over 150 vendors excelling in the world of craft, art and design. Over the course of its 13 years, UCU has garnered so much attention that over 16,000 fans swarm to the show over the course of the weekend.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 17, 2016
What is the Cat Ball® cat bed?
Your cat will figure it out.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
* You can use PayPal and credit cards here.
* I can arrange for direct credit card payments via phone or invoice (avoiding Etsy direct checkout)
* I can accept checks.
* I can make arrangements for local buyers.

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Shipping
I will ship anywhere in the USA. Alaska is part of the USA.
I use Priority Mail, First Class Mail, Parcel Post, International First Class Parcel and FedEx.

Multiple Item Purchase:
I generally ship the least expensive way, and most shipments are via USPS Priority Mail. The Cat Canoe® usually ships First Class.

Local Buyers:
I can make arrangements for local pickup, saving you the shipping cost.
Please contact me.

International Buyers:
- I ship the least expensive, and slowest, method unless you request otherwise.
- The shipping transit time is generally two week to four weeks.
- You are responsible for custom taxes, as I do not know these laws and procedures for every country.
- I will not ship catnip toys internationally.
- You are welcome to contact me with questions about shipping and shipping rates. If you want to buy more than one cat bed I will take the time to see if I can reduce the shipping cost.
Refunds and Exchanges
Occasionally a cat will not use one of my cat beds. I have tips and tricks to try if this should happen to you. I will accept returns on unused Cat Ball® cat bed and Cat Canoe® cat bed.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQ

- My cat beds are washable; please follow my washing guidelines, as I have carefully tested to develop the best methods.
- Rabbits? I do not recommend my product for rabbits. They like to dig holes.
- I do not offer patterns for DIY sewing.

More information

Last updated on Dec 14, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

Yes. we can do custom work.

Care instructions

* Do not bleach
* OK turn it inside out before washing
* Remove as much hair as possible before
* Use cold water (so fabric does not over shrink)
* Tumble dry on low. A hotter setting will shrink fabrics
* Did your Cat Ball® cat bed arrive all wrinkled up? Spray it with a water bottle and toss it in the dryer on low

Wholesale availability

We sell wholesale to qualified buyers, and can provide a line sheet on request.

Can other animals use these cat beds?

Sure! Pets to about 18 - 19 pounds fit our standard size beds. Some dogs love our beds. We do not recommend this product for rabbits.

Will my cat fit?

Probably! Cats love small spaces.

* Our mini Cat Ball® cat bed was developed for pets to about 9 pounds, but we've seen larger cats using it.
* Our standard size beds were created for pets to about 18 - 19 pounds, but we have seen larger animals (and multiple animals) in it.
* Our jumbo size Cat Canoe® was created for multiple pets or pets over 18 - 19 pounds.