TheCatBall

The Cat Ball® is a modern cat bed with two openings

Bellevue, Washington · 3296 Sales

TheCatBall

The Cat Ball® is a modern cat bed with two openings

Bellevue, Washington 3296 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1284)

Announcement   We invented the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®
https://www.instagram.com/thecatball/
We use designer cotton fabrics to make washable pet beds that look beautiful in your home. We are an approved Etsy wholesale business.

Announcement

Last updated on May 28, 2018

We invented the Cat Ball® cat bed and the Cat Canoe®
https://www.instagram.com/thecatball/
We use designer cotton fabrics to make washable pet beds that look beautiful in your home. We are an approved Etsy wholesale business.

Jennifer Boaro

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Jennifer Boaro

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Teal has always been a customer favorite color in our shop. It looks great with any cat’s fur, and often looks good with your furniture.
We found a great fabric in robin’s egg blue for this Cat Ball® cat bed. The lining is a coordinating print with sweet little birds. The Cat Ball® has two openings, so your cat always has an escape route.
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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.

We are an approved Etsy wholesale business, and our products are available wholesale to qualified buyers. You can find us here in Etsy Wholesale, or send a convo for more info on line sheets.

Sign up for our email newsletter here, because we have great cat photos:
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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, 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.

  • 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.

Shop policies

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

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • GiftcardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 12 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
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.
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.

Using a coupon code? Not sure how to input that information?
Check this link: http://www.etsy.com/help/article/350
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.

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.