A Few Different Ways to Invest in Your Own Cat’s Needs and the Wellness of Some Other Feline Friends
What are you looking for when it comes to buying supplies for your pet? As we all are aware, there are many stores like Petco, PetSmart, even Wal-Mart, and Target that stock up for pets. There are also popular online pet supply companies like Chewy.com. However, they cater to all pets. Therefore, the supplies may seem too limited for some people’s needs.
A One Stop Cat Shop
Maybe you want to find a store which stocks food and supplies which will accommodate your specific species of pet only? Let’s say you own a cat or cats and you want to find a cat pet store that you can purchase all your cat needs from without the endless searching around for the right product. Well, there is such a place that might interest you, and it is owned by famous cat behaviorist – Jackson Galaxy.
Besides being a professional cat person, Mr. Galaxy also hosts a show on Animal Planet called, “My Cat from Hell,” in which he visits cats and the owners who are struggling to bond with their feline friends. He then analyzes the cat and owner together and can come up with a plan to help them start cohabitating in unison within the home. Along with his show and his cat pet store, he is also a published author of a series of cat books that will help guide a cat owner in better satisfying their cat’s specific needs.
As you can tell, with all the knowledge he has maintained over many years of dealing with cats, his online store will not disappoint a cat owner who is looking for cat merchandise in all categories. Some of the things that are offered to cat owners at Jackson Galaxy’s online store are Toys and other Supplies such as:
- Litter Pans
- Cat Trees
- Interactive toys
- Remote toys
- Specialty items for Senior Cats
Additionally, this online store does not only stock cat items, but Jackson’s store also offers Merchandise for cat lovers and owners. In that way, this store could also be called a cat lovers store as well. Some of the many specialty items you can purchase for yourself are:
- Guide Books
- Coffee Mugs
- Pet Journal
And all these items that are listed have cat themes. So, it is safe to say that one who owns a cat or cats, would most likely find a bevy of things for their cats and themselves at JacksonGalaxy.com.
Shop the Store and Save a Cat
Beyond buying new things that will satisfy your cat and yourself, there are places such as cat thrift stores. A cat thrift store is focused on inviting cat lovers into the store to make purchases on a range of donated items with the incentive of making all the proceeds payable to cat shelters in order to find stray and abandoned kitties a new home.
For this purpose, and even though you can buy all types of items, whether kitty themed or not kitty themed from a thrift store, a cat thrift store could still be considered a cat lovers store because of the total satisfaction it would bring any friend of felines knowing your money will be going to the aid of helpless and homeless kitty cats in your community and beyond.
A Thrift Store of Cat Lovers
Truly, the places I found while researching cat thrift stores are to be commended for their total dedication to controlling the outlandish abuse that some cats suffer when out on the streets or in a cruel home environment, which if they are lucky, takes them out and puts them in the shelters so these types of businesses can help them find a loving forever home.
For example, catthriftstore.org. Located in Portland, Oregon, is a cat adoption team and they offer the visitors from the community to come in and browse the unique items they have for sale. You can also find them on eBay. If you live in the area of this store and want to donate, donations are taken strictly on an in-person drop-off.
A few items that the store is always looking for are:
- Accessories (Hats, Bags, Belts, Gloves, etc.)
- Art and Art Supplies
- Cameras (SLR, Point & Shoot, Digital, Video, etc.)
- Cat Items
- Clothing (Men’s & Women’s)
- Pet Related (No perishable food, treats, or toys)
The above list is a random list of items that this cat thrift store will accept, but there are many other gently used items they will accept as well. These items are always listed on the store’s website. However, there are some items that they will not take and those will also be listed on their website.
Again, if you are a lover of all cats, then visiting one of these types of stores that spends their time trying to help all cats will be worth your time. These stores also welcome volunteers.
Helpful Information for Cat Lovers Everywhere
To conclude this article, I hope it has been a helpful read for all cat lovers who wish to take care of their own furry friends in the best way possible by purchasing items from a specialty store that only stocks what you are looking for.
Also, I hope I have given you a great way of helping homeless cats in your community or in other states by researching and finding a cat thrift shop you can visit or donate to online. And to quote the one and only Bob Barker – “Help control the pet population, have your pets spayed or neutered.”