Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cascades Cardboard Cat Teepee Review & Giveaway!

Cascades Boutique recently added Pet Homes to their expanded selection of innovative, eco-friendly products, which already include cardboard children's playhouses, cardboard coolers, and even a cardboard briefcase!

So when to help get the word out, they
generously offered to send me one of their Cardboard Cat Tipis for review, I was super excited because it's way prettier than the cardboard boxes my cats usually hang out in, and I knew they would totally love it!

The teepee was created by Loyal Luxe, a company founded by two animal-loving industrial designers who aim to create unique and green product designs for pets and their owners.
The Cardboard Tipi is not only super cool looking, it's also made out of 84% recycled cardboard, so it can be recycled when you and your kitty are finished using it.

For fluffy little critters!

The teepee arrived in a large, flat cardboard box, with this handy message printed on the front.

Let's do this!

Naturally, Charlie was ready to begin work on construction immediately.

Someone unfamiliar with the idiom, "Curiosity killed the cat."

The Tipi comes in two parts (top and bottom), and the instructions, printed directly on the box (instead of a piece of paper), indicated that it would take two minutes to construct. However, with my horrible track record of constructing cardboard edifices (See: Charlie's Playhouse of Sin), along with a meddling cat who would not stay off of the cardboard for two seconds, I'd say it took closer to ten.

Decisions, decisions...

The box also came with an extra sheet of cardboard accessories that can be affixed (one at a time) to the entrance of the teepee, so it can be tricked out to your cat's content. I scattered the selections over the floor, and let Charlie have his pick, before settling on the eagle, followed by the dreamcatcher.

Other choices included a feather, a tomahawk, a bull's head, and a banner, on which you can write the name of your "favorite animal." Of course this is the one that Charlie wanted the most, but given that my other "favorite animal" (Priscilla) was asleep, I didn't think it would be right to
give him sole proprietorship.

You don't have to ask him twice

Chillin' in my teeps

Final verdict? The teepee is super cute, environmentally conscious, and Charles loves it! He popped in and out with no problem, but if you have a larger kitty (or dog), you can remove the inner circle around the entrance to make it even bigger. Also, if the Tipi isn't your style, Cascades also has a sweet Cardboard Cat Chalet, too!

Now for some extra special awesome news: If you would like a Cardboard Cat Tipi or Chalet of your very own, Cascades is currently offering a special where the first 10 readers who order any Pet Homes from their site will receive 25% off their order! All you have to do is enter in rebate code CATSPARELL at checkout to receive the discount, which is valid now through September 30th. Plus, as an added bonus, for every Chalet and Tipi sold during the month of July 2011, Cascades will donate $1.00 to the SPCA!

But wait..there's more!

Enter To Win!

Hold the phone, because one lucky Catsparella reader will also win a Cardboard Cat Tipi (Retail Value: $24.00) just like Charlie's, courtesy of our friends at Cascades!

To enter, leave a comment on this post with your name and some way to contact you (email, link back to your blog or profile, Twitter, etc.).
The winner be will chosen in a random drawing next Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 at 5:00PM EST. Sorry, but this contest is open to readers in the U.S. and Canada only. One entry per person, please.

Good luck to all, and make sure to stop by Cascades Boutique to learn more about their earth friendly products, and like them on Facebook for updates on all of their latest offers!

(If you have any trouble entering a comment, please email me at

Disclosure: Cascades provided me with one free teepee for review, and one to give away, however all thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.

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