TheCatBall

The Cat Ball® is a cave-style cat bed with two openings

Bellevue, Washington
| 5,975 Sales | 5 out of 5 stars 5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement    We invented the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe® and our modern cat bed designs are loved by cats all around the world! We use designer cotton fabrics to make washable pet beds that look beautiful in your home. Our products are made in the USA and are ready to ship.

Professionally made face masks designed for people who wear glasses or hearing aids.

https://www.instagram.com/thecatball/

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 8, 2022

We invented the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe® and our modern cat bed designs are loved by cats all around the world! We use designer cotton fabrics to make washable pet beds that look beautiful in your home. Our products are made in the USA and are ready to ship.

Professionally made face masks designed for people who wear glasses or hearing aids.

https://www.instagram.com/thecatball/

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Jennifer Boaro

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Really, you should probably take a nap first, and our Cat Canoe® is the perfect place to start! Our taco-shaped pet bed is flexible, so cats can curl up, stretch out, or whatever they need to do to get comfortable as they continue to procrastinate.
Give your cat an authorized spot under your Christmas tree with our silly Santa Cat Ball® cat bed! Our holiday variation is made with red velvet and trimmed with white fur. Wait until you see the fun fabric lining!
When asked about our innovative Cat Ball® cat bed, we always advise the viewer, “Your cat will figure it out.” This observation is very true. Some cats are trying to get in before you’ve even opened it up! Others might need a few weeks to stare at it joy
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About TheCatBall

Sales 5,975
On Etsy since 2010

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.

Our cat beds are fully lined, washable, warm, cozy, and cats will also use them as a play space. 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.

Our products are available wholesale to qualified buyers. Send a convo or contact sales [!at] thecatball.com

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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/

Shop members

  • Retro

    Model

    Retro is a good-natured guy, but nobody really understands him. His hobbies are naps, string, rodents, and shrews (who are insectivores, not rodents). Retro is half Angora, half Siamese. His color is called "lynx point".

  • Tink

    Model

    Tink joined our staff in 2015 and quickly became the boss of everyone and prefers cheap cat food. She loves the laser pointer more than anything else but has also demonstrated superb lap-sitting skills. Tink's fur is exceptionally puffy and soft.

  • Jennifer

    Owner, Designer, Pattern Maker

    I am a designer and pattern maker and have the ability to create the designs that I dream up. We are based in Bellevue, WA, and make our cat beds and face masks locally.

Production partners

  • Outside Manufacturer

    Woodinville, WA

    This is a full service cut and sew shop.

  • Vegas Engraving

    Las Vegas, NV

    Laser cutting and engraving

  • Vistaprint

    United States

    Printed by Vistaprint

Shop policies

Last updated on May 18, 2022
What is the Cat Ball® cat bed?
Your cat will figure it out.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.

Cancellations

Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 12 hours of purchase

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.

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.
- Our products are available wholesale to qualified buyers. Send a convo or contact sales [!at] thecatball.com

More information

Last updated on May 18, 2022

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.

Seller details

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