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!
From March 26th to 28th RefinedKind Pet Products exhibited our luxury line of cat furniture at the 2010 Global Pet Expo held in Orlando Florida. 800 exhibiters attended along with 5000 buyers from around the world. This was the first time we attended the Global Pet Expo and we found it quite a success.
We received compliments on not only the products we offered but on the booth design. A living room was recreated completed with sofa, coffee table, and rug to help buyers visualize how our products would work in their customers’ homes.
Our current line was presented including our Lotus cat tower and our newly designed Refined Litter Box. Now American made with metal knobs and a classic stile and rail design. Also exhibited were some new litter boxes and cat/dog beds. We hope to bring these new designs to market by the end of this year.
Not only were domestic buyers interested, but international buyers as well. Those living in Japan, Brazil, and Europe should hopefully see our products available for purchase soon.
Overall it was a successful trade show and we hope to attend another soon to spread the word about our products.
This is how it works: For every eligible cat furniture product purchased we will feed x amount of cats for a day. For example, if a Lotus Cat Tower is purchased, we will allocate enough funds to feed 30 shelter cats for a day. If a Refined Litter Box is purchased, we will allocated funds to feed 10 cats for a day. There are nine products eligible for the program on our web site, TheRefinedFeline.com.
- Lotus Cat Tower
- Little Lotus Cat Tower
- Refined Litter Box
- Refined Litter Box Electric
- Corner Litter Cabinet
- Catemporary Cat Tower
- Catemporary Cat Corner
- Cat Clouds Cat Shelves
- Kitt-In Box Cat Bed
The ultimate goal is to raise enough money to feed a total of 500 hungry shelter cats for 30 days.
We have launched a “Feed 500 Feline” Holiday Drive. The goal is to feed 500 shelter cats for 30 days. The best part is YOU get to vote who receives the funds.
This drive will last from 11/24/2009 to 12/31/2009 on purchases made on TheRefinedFeline.com or its partners between these dates.
The top 10 shelter vote getters will receive the funds distributed evenly. To vote on which shelter should receive the funds follow this link http://www.therefinedfeline.com/holiday-feed-500-cats.cfm. No purchase necessary to vote. So visit the link to vote, tell your friends, and help get the word out. Remember them more products purchased the more we can help your local shelter.
We are happy to do our part to help feed shelter cats in need. Economic hardship decreases donation levels from the public, and support from local governments. The Feed 500 Felines holiday drive will ensure that cats continue to be well fed as we get through this difficult time.
The Refined Feline joined forces with Petfinder.com to promote a cat room makeover contest to animal shelters around the country. The winner would receive over $1,300 of cat furniture from our company. Out of 100′s of entries a winner was selected: Central Minnesota Animal Care and Control.
On October 24th we flew from New York to Minnesota to help Lisa Tenter, director of CMACC, and her team assemble and install their new furniture.
Tenter entered the cat shelter makeover contest because they wanted to make a communal cat room but had no funding or any idea of what furniture to place in the space. They fell in love with The Refined Feline line of cat furniture and wanted to have it as the main focal points of the room.
“This makeover will provide cats with a room to stretch, play, and relax just like they were in a home setting.” says Tenter. “The atmosphere is expected to reduce shelter stress in these cats making them less prone to illness and disease. This aspect gives them a better chance at ultimately being adopted into a new forever home. It is also expected to reduce their length of stay at the shelter.”
CMACC has on average 15-20 cats available for adoption. They plan to place 4-5 vaccinated/altered cats into the new room when it is finished.
“The shelter as a whole will benefit from the fact that more people will want to visit the shelter to see the new “cat lounge”. And many may visit more often.” Said Tenter. ” Not only is it healthy for the cats, potential adopters will be able to see and visit with free-roaming cats in a more home-like environment. Making it easier for the adopters to pick out their new friend.”
We are happy to help this cat shelter in need and we hope to run this contest annually.
No doubt you’re excited at the prospect of bringing home a new kitten or cat! Whether you’ve adopted from a local shelter or purchased your kitten from a breeder, you’ll want to be ready to bring that ball of fluff home.
You shouldn’t need to purchase a lot of items or make a lot of changes to your home at first. Every cat has its own personality and preferences so you won’t know everything your cat needs until you live with him for a while. There are a few basics to buy and things to do to keep your cat safe, healthy, and happy.
What Should I Buy for My New Cat?
A litter box. This is a given. But you don’t need to settle for the plain, ugly ones available at most pet shops. There are much more attractive cat furniture options that cover up those litter trays. Whether you have a lot of space or very little, you can find a modern cat litter box for your home.
A food and water bowl. Some recommend aluminum bowls to prevent bacteria build-up. You’ll need to keep your cat on a regular feeding schedule, using the same type of cat food consistently. While humans need a varied diet, changing your cat’s food all the time will actually cause stomach and bowel irritation. Do research into the brands of cat or kitten food available to find the best brand for your cat.
A cat scratching post. You no doubt know cats love to scratch. But you will doubtfully love your kitten scratching your furniture! So invest in a cat scratching post early on.
A cat bed. Finding a plush cat bed for your favorite feline to nap on is a must-have piece of cat furniture. You can even buy cat beds that sit on your desk while you work, keeping your cat in easy chin-scratching distance.
A cat carrier. It’s important to always put your cat in a carrier when taking him to the vet or anywhere else.
How Can I Keep My Cat Safe?
Besides the things you’ll need to buy, you may also need to make some changes to your house. For one thing, there are products and objects that you may normally not think of as dangerous that may be fatal to your cat. Below is a short list of items that you should keep away from your feline.
1. Cleaning and landscaping products.
2. Bait for pests like ants, mice, and roaches.
3. Human medications.
4. Sharp objects.
5. Small toys.
6. Pennies, mothballs, coffee grounds, and alcohol.
As you can see, there’s not a lot you need to purchase or do to meet your first cat’s needs and desires. A few pieces of furniture like a cat litter box, scratching post, cat bed, a bowl, and a carrier will do the trick. Some simple hiding and storing of potentially dangerous products and objects will do a lot to keep your cat healthy. So relax and look forward to all the benefits of having a feline friend.
Animal Haven Shelter in New York City came to us with a request. After a bit of ring worm that went around, they wanted to replace their current cat furniture in their cat room, the standard ugly beige shaggy cat towers we know and hate. At the same time they had a really nice space and wanted to beautify the room while giving cats a fun place to play while they wait to be adopted. We were happy to help!
Our newer Lotus has carpet which is velcro’d on, making it easy to replace if a cat gets sick.
We love to help animal shelters and have a variety of programs to do so. If you work at one or know of one trying to raise money, please have them feel free to contact us.
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This product came about after interviewing cat owners in their home and realizing that cats on the keyboard wasn’t just a problem I had. Others were like me; we loved our cat, but constantly had to pick them up off the desk and put them on our laps or the floor while we worked on the computer. It’s frustrating. We wanted them with us… but wished they could stay to the right or the left of the monitor… not right it front!! After observing one cat owner put a large cat bed on their desk, I had the idea to make a comfortable but stylish cat bed that can clamp on a desktop so it didn’t take up as much valuable desk space. So now you are happy you can work in peace and the cat is happy she has her own place to snuggle up in that’s still near by you.
Looks like the people at Cat Fancy liked it and I hope you will too.