StarkRavingCat

Stark Raving Cat - Catnip Joints, hip gifts for cats

Austin, Texas
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| 8,673 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    ►GET HAPPY SALE! Save 10-20 percent, because we could all use an extra reason to smile. Stock up on gifts for furrends, for your own fur family and even pretty Scatterballs just for you.

► NEW: RAINBOW OF HEARTS, GIANT and BIG HEARTS SCATTERBALLS, bigger size with bright patterns for cat lovers, birthdays and Pride Day. Two ways to celebrate Pride: Heart-shaped Scatterballs in rainbow colors, and our special set of Rainbow Scatterballs. Plus a Rainbow Cat pin that's adorable! (Scatterballs are our most popular toys. Watch the videos on Instagram.)

► UKRAINE DONATION: Special Catnip Birthday Cake in Ukraine colors: all profits go to humanitarian aid. So pretty and fun - it's kitten season which means lots of kitty birthdays to celebrate.

► NEW CAT EARRINGS: Cat Cookie Earrings, Wiggly Tails, and Cat Donuts - sure to make everyone smile. Ours exclusively, handmade and so much fun!

► FREE SHIPPING on any $35 cart purchase - load up on gifts, cat toys, giant kickers, and cat lady jewelry. When your cart totals $35 of items, you'll get free Domestic First Class Shipping to a single address in USA. Cannot be combined with other discount codes or offers. Time for a shopping spree - whee!

►Easy Gifting: Free gift messages, gift tags and optional gift wrapping - no stress!

VOGUE'S BEST PET GIFTS: Catnip Joints by StarkRavingCat. Home of the original Catnip Joint. We make small batch, artisanal gifts for cats and cat-lovers. Catnip Candle Birthday Cards, and Gifts for Cats+Cat-Lovers. Our cat toys have been featured at VOGUE.com, Buzzfeed, WIRED.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 Jun 15, 2022

►GET HAPPY SALE! Save 10-20 percent, because we could all use an extra reason to smile. Stock up on gifts for furrends, for your own fur family and even pretty Scatterballs just for you.

► NEW: RAINBOW OF HEARTS, GIANT and BIG HEARTS SCATTERBALLS, bigger size with bright patterns for cat lovers, birthdays and Pride Day. Two ways to celebrate Pride: Heart-shaped Scatterballs in rainbow colors, and our special set of Rainbow Scatterballs. Plus a Rainbow Cat pin that's adorable! (Scatterballs are our most popular toys. Watch the videos on Instagram.)

► UKRAINE DONATION: Special Catnip Birthday Cake in Ukraine colors: all profits go to humanitarian aid. So pretty and fun - it's kitten season which means lots of kitty birthdays to celebrate.

► NEW CAT EARRINGS: Cat Cookie Earrings, Wiggly Tails, and Cat Donuts - sure to make everyone smile. Ours exclusively, handmade and so much fun!

► FREE SHIPPING on any $35 cart purchase - load up on gifts, cat toys, giant kickers, and cat lady jewelry. When your cart totals $35 of items, you'll get free Domestic First Class Shipping to a single address in USA. Cannot be combined with other discount codes or offers. Time for a shopping spree - whee!

►Easy Gifting: Free gift messages, gift tags and optional gift wrapping - no stress!

VOGUE'S BEST PET GIFTS: Catnip Joints by StarkRavingCat. Home of the original Catnip Joint. We make small batch, artisanal gifts for cats and cat-lovers. Catnip Candle Birthday Cards, and Gifts for Cats+Cat-Lovers. Our cat toys have been featured at VOGUE.com, Buzzfeed, WIRED.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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Last chance: Piñata with Catnip Toys - only 4 left, then gone forever. Get one for your cat's birthday or Christmas now! Bestseller, but I'm not able to make more so grab one while you can. In my Etsy and Starkravingcat webshop.
Sweet Bunny & Carrot catnip set! The bunny has crinkly ears and a rattle inside. The carrot is kitty-size. Both are super cute! Only from Stark Raving Cat.
We named a set of Giant Scatterballs after this cat: Leila's Set features her favorite colors. On Instagram, she's known as the Queen of Scatterballs - she demands to play with them every day! Get them only at Stark Raving Cat
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About StarkRavingCat

Sales 8,673
On Etsy since 2014

All Things Cat: Toys, Gifts, Collars, Jewelry, Cards...I do it all!

I've given up food for cats...

For decades I was a cookbook author and foodwriter; I wrote eight books, and won some awards. But then...a clowder of cats wandered into my life (literally). That's when it happened: I became a "cat lady" and embraced my inner cat.

Now I make specialty cat toys and gifts, at Stark Raving Cat. My business has been growing strong since 2014. Some shops make only one thing, or they simply resell manufactured items. But I'm truly a multi-media maker. Look around and you'll see total cat-lover fun: colorful toys, earrings, collars, cards, and even piñatas for cats. And my most popular toy: Catnip Joints. All made by me and overseen by my furry CEO, Tamale.

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?!!! Worst of all: toys made with inferior or stale catnip.

Cats are funny. (As I like to say, they have a dry sense of humor.) I can't guarantee all cats will love Stark Raving Cat toys, but our products don't just get rave reviews, they get 5-star reviews And hilarious comments! We're proud to have so many return customers, and go out of our way to add a personal touch.

Our shop is located in the Texas Hill Country, near Austin, in the USA. Our cats and helping hands get paid fair wages. And we feature only premium "5-Star" catnip in all our products.

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

- Stark Raving Kate (Heyhoe)
P.S. We're on Instagram! Follow @StarkRavingCat and #StarkRavingCat. Join us!

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, Angel Tamale

    Founder, CEO

    Tamale, our founder and CEO, was my soulmate. We found her on the street at the Indio Tamale Festival, as a tiny kitten. She passed away in 2020, but for 20 years inspired us and a family of followers on Instagram. Her legacy lives on: #tamalestrong

  • Medley

    Customer Service

    She's all about purrs, cuddles, and customer satisfaction. She and sister Lollipop were adopted by the company in 2021. She wears this same astonished look all the time. Follow her and her enormous floofy tail on Instagram @starkravingcat

  • Lollipop

    Shipping Assistant

    Lollipop loves her job, especially the air pilllows and packing peanuts. And the boxes! She can truly say she got her start in the mailroom. She arrived in 2021 and has been pure joy. Follow her in Instagram @starkravingcat #lollipopkitty

Production partners

  • A handmade collar maker

    Mesa, AZ

    Makes collars according to my design specs.

Shop policies

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Last updated on Jun 18, 2022
Frequently asked questions
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.

Processing Time

Orders typically ship out in 1 day, or sometimes 2 business days. We sometimes (rarely) need an extra day 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.

Refunds, Shipping Costs, Tracking and Shipping

Returns: Items returned in good condition will be refunded for the purchase price, but buyer is responsible for our original shipping cost–even if it's a "Free Shipping" item – and any return shipping fees. (Shipping fees are real costs and not refundable).

"Free Shipping" items bundle shipping costs in the purchase price; we will let you know what the non-refundable shipping fee is prior to refund.

We ship First Class or Priority package with a tracking number. Flat greeting cards are sent via regular First Class mail, without tracking. However, if the cards are included within a box of other items, that box will be shipped with a tracking number.

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

Currently we are not shipping outside the United States due to an increase in the number of undelivered packages. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Can I cancel an order? What about "free shipping" and refunds on shipped orders?

We work fast to get orders out. 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 label with postage, we can refund the purchase price but not shipping fees.

"FREE SHIPPING" Returns: Items returned in good condition will be refunded for the purchase price, but buyer is responsible for our original shipping cost–even if it's a "Free Shipping" item – and any return shipping fees. (Shipping fees are real costs and not refundable to us. Free Shipping items bundle shipping costs in their purchase price, but those costs are not refundable.)

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.