Once again The Refined Feline has won a Cat Fancy Editors’ Choice award. This year it was for our Kitty Ball Bed in Bamboo. This product was recognized for its beautiful design, eco-friendly construction, and of course as a great bed for cats to climb into and curl up. Find more information here: http://www.therefinedfeline.com/kitty-ball-cat-bed.html
On a recent trip to Buenos Aires we visited the Cementerio de la Recoleta, final resting placed of many notable Argentines including Eva Perón. Roaming these impressive tombs we found several felines. Much like the Queen’s Guard of Buckingham Palace, these cemetery guardians seemed to ignore the close-up photographs from tourists, sitting perfectly still in their perches. We only assume their duty is to keep the ghost of these tombs in check when the sun goes down.
In the Summer time, what’s more annoying than carrying a water bottle along with your dog leash. You want to keep a free hand but unless you have a third you’re out of luck. Introducing an innovative product called the Water Walker Dog Leash. It combines a retractable dog leash with a water bottle and waste bag dispenser. It’s completely one of its kind!
At The Refined Canine, we take pride in creating dog furniture that delights not only the canines that use them, but their human counterparts as well. That’s why we are proud to announce that our Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger has been named the winner of the 2011 Dog Fancy Award!
Winning this award means that the work we put into making innovative and stylish pet furniture to accent your home is being recognized. The Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounger is the perfect dog bed for any outdoor space due to its waterproof construction and plush cushioning, and it adds a nice touch to a deck or patio.
It’s a complete honor receiving this award. This is a sign that we’ve reentered the dog furniture market in 2011 with a bang.
But that’s not all we have in store. In the coming year, The Refined Canine is moving forward with new styles that are designed to bring energy and elegance to the dog furniture market – so keep an eye out for our next move.
In the August issue of the trade magazine Pet Product News, I was interviewed for an article on cats and their preferences.
“’When it comes to sleep and play habits, cats can be categorized into two groups. Bottom dwellers like to be low to the ground,’ Feinkind said. ‘On the other hand, there are cats that always like to be elevated. Cat furniture that is 4 to 6 feet tall is high enough for a cat to feel its being elusive, but not out of reach of its owner.’”
The article, which discussed emerging trends in cat furniture, featured several The Refined Feline brand products including the Igloo Pet Bed and Kitty Ball Bed which are ideal for cats who prefer a ground-level hideaway. The article continues, noting the upcoming Catemporary Cat Castle, as a perfect fit for any height-loving feline.
The article notes our use of a variety of materials to develop stylish products for every price point.
I was amazed at what these artists were able to do with our Little Lotus Cat Towers. In TidyCat ad placed in Country Living magazine three artists used their creativity to make some very very stylish and cool designs based on different themes provided. Click the photo above to view the cat trees more closely.
What can you do with your cat furniture? We’d love to see your creativity!
We’re excited to announce a new product. The Cat Silhouette Cat Shelves! We figure it’s a great way for you to add some fun to your room’s decor as well as give your cat a perfect place to perch. We made these shelves extra large 12″x 24″ so even the largest cat can curl up comfortably.
Like the successful Cat Clouds Cat Shelves, these are American made out of high gauge steel. However these are larger with a soft machine washable cushion. The cushion is firmly held in place with high powered magnets.
The Cat Silhouette Cat Shelves is a great way to accent a room. Especially with the different colors we offer. Red shelves would stand out great against white walls. Have a blue wall? Add some grey shelves. With multiple color offerings you can really be creative. The cushion color matches the metal cat silhouette.
To attach to a wall we include heavy duty wall anchors. However, wall beam installation is preferred. The holes on this cat shelf are aligned 16″ apart to match standard wall construction.
Easy to clean, beautiful design, and super comfy for your cat: We think the Cat Silhouette Cat Shelf will be a big hit with you and your feline companion.
The Refined Feline has partnered with iShopUSA to distribute its cat furniture products worldwide. Prospective buyers can click here to view the instructions how to place an order and receive a shipping quote. Cats around the globe can now rejoice! Beautiful cat furniture products are now finally to them as well.
The following products are now available for international shipping:
-Lotus and Little Lotus Cat Tower
-Kitt-In Box cat bed
-Cat Clouds Cat Shelf
-Catemporary Cat Shelf
The Refined Feline presented its luxury cat furniture products at the 1st Annual New York City Pet Show on May 22nd to the 23rd. For the first time we presented our newly designed litter box furniture to the public. Our Refined Litter Box and Refined Litter Box Electric products are now made in the US and are built with a stile and rail frame. They still have a reversible entrance, storage drawer, and sliding botton tray for easy litter access. Our Corner Litter Cabinet also has the same stile and rail design. Listening to consumer feedback on earlier models, we included a larger plastic litter tray. An external litter catch will be offered with each litter box to catch stray litter as cats exits the litter box.
While the NYC Pet Show was dominated by dogs, we did have many cat enthusiasts stop by our booth and offered their compliments on our products. Some even brought their cats to the show. The cats took right to the Lotus, scooping out the crowd from above. The show also featured guest speakers which included Beth Adelman who spoke about “What do cats want from their litter box” and Anne Hohenhaus who presented “Cat myths debunked.”
Next year we plan to take our show on the road, attending consumer pet shows around the country. Maybe we’ll be in your town
The Refined Feline’s Cat Clouds Cat Shelves was named the winner of the 2010 Pet Age Pinnacle Readers Choice Award!
Pet Age is a trade magazine for the pet industry. They select their winners based on retailer’s interest in products featured in their magazine. Of all the products featured in 2009, our Cat Clouds Cat Shelves was the winner in the Cat category.
We at The Refined Feline pride ourselves on innovative design and appreciate the recognition for our efforts. This award further justifies retailers’ desire for high quality products that pet and pet owners will love.
The Cat Cloud Cat Shelf frees up floor space while giving cats a place to climb and perch. It’s available in multiple colors and its comfortable pad is replaceable.