StarkRavingCat

Stark Raving Cat - Catnip Joints, hip gifts for cats

Austin, Texas · 3200 Sales

StarkRavingCat

Stark Raving Cat - Catnip Joints, hip gifts for cats

Austin, Texas 3200 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(845)

Announcement   DAD DAY SALE: Rockets, Jets, & ACME CAT Bombs! AND our shop PARTYPETCARDS on Etsy has all Cat Dad and Dog Dad Scratch-Off Bingo Cards on sale. PLUS: SPECIAL SHIPPING: Order cards and gifts from our sister store, PartyPetCards: we’ll package the orders together, and refund any excess postage fees. Just note in the comments when you order: COMBINE SHIPPING with PPC/SRC. (Orders must be placed within 30-minutes of each other to qualify, and must be going to the same address.)

VOGUE'S BEST PET GIFTS 2017: Catnip Joints by StarkRavingCat. Get happy with CATNIP TOYS: Baby Batnips to bat at; BEACH BABIES, Catnip cuties in sea life shapes, and a catnip Cool Cat swinging on a cord. CATNIP JOINTS: Legal in All 50 States - in various gift sets.

MORE! ACME TNT and Cat Bomb packs, FIESTA PACK with Sugar Skulls, Telescoping Wand with clip (can be used with all kinds of toys). Plus: "Cool Cat" catnip toy, Happy Butterfly Catnip Toy, Love Bites and Catnip Confetti, Scatterballs, Cat Mom Cards, Giant Catnip Poppies, Matching Neko Bell Earring & Collar sets.

Home of the original Catnip Joint. We make small batch, artisanal gifts for cats and cat-lovers. Catnip Candle Birthday Cards, t-shirts, and Gifts for Cats+Cat-Lovers. Our Catnip Joints have been featured on Buzzfeed, WIRED.com, Vogue.com, Google+, HausPanther, DudeIWantThat.com and in cat-lover homes around the globe. We're adding new items every few weeks, so check back often.

Announcement

Last updated on May 28, 2018

DAD DAY SALE: Rockets, Jets, & ACME CAT Bombs! AND our shop PARTYPETCARDS on Etsy has all Cat Dad and Dog Dad Scratch-Off Bingo Cards on sale. PLUS: SPECIAL SHIPPING: Order cards and gifts from our sister store, PartyPetCards: we’ll package the orders together, and refund any excess postage fees. Just note in the comments when you order: COMBINE SHIPPING with PPC/SRC. (Orders must be placed within 30-minutes of each other to qualify, and must be going to the same address.)

VOGUE'S BEST PET GIFTS 2017: Catnip Joints by StarkRavingCat. Get happy with CATNIP TOYS: Baby Batnips to bat at; BEACH BABIES, Catnip cuties in sea life shapes, and a catnip Cool Cat swinging on a cord. CATNIP JOINTS: Legal in All 50 States - in various gift sets.

MORE! ACME TNT and Cat Bomb packs, FIESTA PACK with Sugar Skulls, Telescoping Wand with clip (can be used with all kinds of toys). Plus: "Cool Cat" catnip toy, Happy Butterfly Catnip Toy, Love Bites and Catnip Confetti, Scatterballs, Cat Mom Cards, Giant Catnip Poppies, Matching Neko Bell Earring & Collar sets.

Home of the original Catnip Joint. We make small batch, artisanal gifts for cats and cat-lovers. Catnip Candle Birthday Cards, t-shirts, and Gifts for Cats+Cat-Lovers. Our Catnip Joints have been featured on Buzzfeed, WIRED.com, Vogue.com, Google+, HausPanther, DudeIWantThat.com and in cat-lover homes around the globe. We're adding new items every few weeks, so check back often.

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(845)
Melissa Dawson

Melissa Dawson on Jun 7, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Hes very possessive of his joints! True fan right here!

Rachel

Rachel on Jun 1, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute, and packed with Catnip Goodness! My cats are loving the Beach Babies, and haven't destroyed them overnight, which is their regular "play" technique. I'm going to order the other set and have them scattered around the house. A wasted cat is a happy cat, in my experience, and when they're happy, so am I. Great purchase, great price, great vendor!

catsandstartrek

catsandstartrek on May 30, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love these and so do the cats! I’ll probably be back for more soon enough. Thank you so much.

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Updates

ACME TNT Sticks with Gunpowder Grind Catnip: fireworks for your cat. A Stark Raving Cat original.
Long weekend’s comin’: Are you ready to pawty??? Tamale’s fired up with Catnip Joints ready to roll. Or, rather, ready to ship. Yay! The Original Catnip Joint, from StarkRavingCat
Catnip Rocket Ship sends cats into orbit! One of our bestselling cat toys - A purrfect gift for Cat Dads and Grads. Meow! From StarkRavingCat
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About

Our new baby: PARTY PET CARDS has joined Stark Raving Cat

We have a new shop on Etsy: PARTYPETCARDS - handmade cards and gifts just for pet-lovers and pets! We're so proud to have grown into this new shop, and here's how it all got started... with Stark Raving Cat in 2014:
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I've given up food for cats...

Best Job Ever! For years, I've been a foodwriter, written eight books, and won some book and art awards. A clowder of cats wandered into my life (literally) decades ago. Now I make specialty cat toys and gifts, at Stark Raving Cat.

The prospect of being labeled a "cat lady" kept me from shouting out my love for these wacky, tender little beasts. But no more: I've embraced my inner cat.

Cats are funny. Like me, they have a dry sense of humor. They give, they take, they sleep. And they play!

Tamale is our Chief Product Tester. Brothers Wolfie and Pookie are 19 years old; when these two geezers play with a toy, we know it's a winner! Their mom Zombie tested prototypes of our toys, and I think they kept her young and spry (she lived for 17+ years, some of it as a feral).

Why did I start Stark Raving Cat? The problem with many cat toys, especially catnip toys, is: they don't work. Sure, you need to engage a cat so it plays, but I've wasted tons of money on toys that just have no kitty appeal. What are these designers thinking?!!!

Cats are finicky. I can't guarantee all cats will love Stark Raving Cat toys, but our products are rigorously cat-tested. If they don't pass our Kitty Committee, we don't sell 'em.

Our toys are handmade near Austin, Texas, in the USA: we know exactly what goes into them. Our cats and helping hands get paid fair wages. And we feature only premium catnip in all our products.

Wake up your own stark raving cats – let's play together!

- Stark Raving Kate (Heyhoe)
P.S. Follow @StarkRavingCat on Instagram, including #TamaleCEO. I also run the Coffee and Cats Community on Google+. Join us!

Our Kitty Committee

Tamale, CEO & Chief Product Tester
Tamale is my closest buddy. She's smart, sassy, and glued to me most of the time. I nursed her back to health when she was a tiny kitten: her tail was broken in two places and her ears chewed off; but she looked at me with big blue eyes that said "I want to live!" And so she did. She's spunky, feisty, smart, sweet, and a real joy. (We found her on the street at the Tamale Festival in Indio, California. Hence her name.) She's now almost 17 and a Instagram star at #TamaleCEO.

In Memoriam: these cats made us what we are today...

Wolfie, Senior Advisor
Wolfie the sweetie-pie. At 20 years old, he was the only cat that didn't hide when strangers showed up. Wolf-Boy and his late mom Zombie formed a black-cat clique. They were best buddies. We used to walk to the far end of the yard together, where his exercise routine was play, play, and more play – with our own handmade toys, of course.

Pookie, Senior Advisor
Pookie, Wolfie's brother, also lived to 20. He was a willful cat: the only one to scale up and over the 6-foot chain link fence. He was also a talker and would be very affectionate... when he felt like it. As you can see from his photos, he was made of rubber.

And we're all grateful to my stark raving husband, Thomas, for running the digital end of the business. The cats think it's cute that he gets to play with a mouse.

Shop members

  • Kate Heyhoe

    Owner, Creator, Designer

    aka: Stark Raving Kate. Finally! I've given in to my inner cat, after years as a foodwriter, 8 book-author and artist. Cat people are now hip, says the NYT. Plus: Who can resist "Playing with Cats" as a job description??? (More at StarkRavingCat.com)

  • Tamale

    Chief Product Tester

    Tamale is my best buddy: smart, sassy, and always glued to me. We found her on the street at the Indio Tamale Festival, as a tiny kitten: tail broken in 2 places, ears chewed off; with big blue eyes that said "I want to live!" And so she did. Yay!

  • Wolfie

    Senior Advisor

    Wolfie, our "100-year old cat." The sweetie-pie and only cat who won't hide from strangers. I give him extra love & attention. Even at 20+ years, his exercise routine is play, play, and more play. It keeps him young and spry.

Production partners

  • A handmade collar maker

    Mesa, AZ

    Makes collars according to my design specs.

  • Rural Rooster

    Austin, TX

    Austin's motto is "Keep Austin Weird" and the good folks at Rural Rooster design and print the shirts and posters for the bands and groups that do their best to make Austin what it is.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Dec 8, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Wholesale availability

Interested in wholesale? We do sell some products, including the Catnip Joints, wholesale to physical stores; contact us for details.

Custom and personalized orders

Need a custom or personalized order? Send us a note and we'll respond right away.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Yes, we do gift wrapping for a small charge, and we'll include a gift card with your note. Just let us know. Some of our products also come with free gift packaging (like the Deluxe Neko Earring and Collar Sets). Oh, and we offer Gift Bags of assorted items starting at $20; see the listings for details.

Processing Time

Orders typically ship out in 1-2 business days, but please allow more time during the holidays or if it's a large order. If there's a delay on our end, we'll let you know. For holiday shipping, see Holiday Shipping updates in our Announcement section.

Tracking and Shipping

Most items are shipped USPS as a First Class Package with a tracking number. The one exception is flat greeting cards, which are sent economically via regular First Class mail, and no tracking number is available at this rate. However, if the cards are included within a box of other items, that box will be shipped as a First Class package with a tracking number. If you want insurance in your package, please send us a note.

See the note below about changing a shipping address after a label is printed.

USPS Delivery Issues

USPS is the most economical and reliable shipping option, but occasional hiccups happen. Once USPS picks up a package from us and issues a tracking number, the USPS is responsible for delivery. If an item does not arrive, is missing or late in arrival, possibly stolen, or damaged in shipment, the buyer must contact USPS directly with the tracking number and ask for a Case Number to be assigned. (NOTE: Once a case number is assigned, we have found that in most cases, the USPS locates the missing article.) We will try to help in whatever way we can, but the USPS must confirm the status of an article with a Case Number before we can take further action. Contact the USPS at USPS.com (you can also submit a Search Request after 7 days).

Verified Addresses, Changing Your Shipping Address, Returned Packages

Please include a correct, USPS verified address. We cannot refund shipping fees after a label is printed. When we print a label, we pay a nonrefundable shipping fee. If you change the address after a label is printed, you will be charged for the new shipping label.

If you move and USPS returns the item as "unable to deliver or forward," we are happy to resend it to a corrected address, but the buyer is responsible for new shipping fees.

VERIFIED ADDRESS: If USPS can't verify your address, we'll email you. If we don't hear back within 3 days, we'll cancel the order and issue a full refund. If you prefer to ship to an unverified address and the shipment is returned, we can refund the product (if in good condition), but not the shipping fee.

Shipping Outside the United States

If you request that we ship your order to an address outside the United States via First Class Mail, the shipment will be tracked but NOT insured unless you request it. You will be asked to pay an additional charge for insurance. If you request and pay for Priority Mail, your shipment will receive US $50 of insurance as part of the shipping charge. Additional insurance must be requested.

If the USPS confirms that your tracked and insured shipment shows as delivered to the destination address but you or your recipient have not received it, you must notify us within 3 days of the delivery date shown on the tracking page for the package. We are not responsible for replacing shipments that the USPS declares delivered to the correct address.

Can I cancel an order? What about refunds on shipped orders?

All year, but especially during the holidays, we work fast to get all orders out. That means we print shipping labels with postage as soon as we get the order (typically within 30 minutes of receiving the order). If your request for cancellation is received before we print the label, the order may be cancelled in full.

If we have already printed the shipping label with postage, we can refund the purchase price but not the shipping fees.

Also, items that are returned in good condition will be refunded for the purchase price, but the buyer is responsible for the original shipping fee and any return shipping fees. (Shipping fees are fixed costs are not refundable to us.)

Theft: What if my item is shown as delivered, but possibly stolen?

Package theft happens. We are not responsible for items stolen from apartment mailbox areas or homes. To prevent theft, have your item delivered to your workplace or a Post Office box. Our smaller boxes will fit in standard home mailboxes, but may be too large for apartment letter boxes. If USPS confirms your item was delivered, we cannot replace the item or issue a refund. Please make sure the place of delivery is secure, especially during the holidays.