TheCatBall

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

Bellevue, Washington | 3327 Sales

TheCatBall

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

Bellevue, Washington 3327 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(1292)

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 offer wholesale to qualified buyers; contact us for details.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 29, 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 offer wholesale to qualified buyers; contact us for details.

Jennifer Boaro

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Jennifer Boaro

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Updates

Little Tink is modeling our leopard Cat Ball® cat bed in the Fall-Winter 2018/19 issue of ModernCat Magazine. My kitty is a big time model now!
This difficult to ignore fabric is the surprise lining in our new linen weave Cat Ball® cat bed, made in a neutral coffee color brown.
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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.

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

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 August 23, 2018
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.
- Our products are available wholesale to qualified buyers. Send a convo or contact sales [!at] thecatball.com

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.