Our mission is to provide beautiful, well made furniture for housecats that also serves the homeless and foster cat community.
At Tuft + Paw, nothing makes us happier than seeing a well-loved cat. For us, that means providing them with the best possible environment- one that also protects and enhances the beauty of our world. Our cats love comfort, and we love ethically made, modern designs.
We both grew up with cats, but our childhood visions of Zip, Snowball, and Sneakers were changed by an eye-opening trip to Colombia in 2015. Vacationing in the small fishing village of Taganga, we were shocked to see street cats treated as cruelly as common pests. In the eyes of these animals, we saw the same basic need expressed by our pets- now in the grim light of a daily, solitary fight for survival.
Unpacking this idea in the comfort of our home, we had no choice but to turn feline compassion into a life work and start Tuft + Paw. As first-time renters, we found that our choices for modern cat furniture were limited, to say the least. We needed high-quality, consciously made designs that raised the bar above tacky big-box pet stores in many ways.
We sleep better at night knowing that our cats do too. And now, we’re connecting with humans who feel the same way.
We choose brands whose ethically responsible designs also support cats. We do this by recognizing companies that take the same pride in the details of their craft as they do in the ethics of their materials and operations. Working with business owners who share our views keeps us inspired to find the best options for cats and their owners.
Cats deserve to feel as safe in their environments as we do. We as humans have the power to make it happen. It’s our dream for every Tuft + Paw products to be a benchmark for the proper care and treatment of cats worldwide- for each purring Snowball and nameless stray alike.
Every cat needs a home in order to live a long and happy life, and needs the help of a human every step of the way. We strongly support animal welfare in any way we can, and this means we advocate as hard as we can for no-kill cat shelters. There are 70 million stray cats in the U.S. at this moment. Of that population, turned feral not by choice, about 1.4 million are euthanized each year. Roughly five times as many animals are homeless as humans.
Tuft + Paw donate-a-bed program offers a 50% discount when you choose to donate any of our products to a shelter. This is a great option if you aren’t able to foster or adopt but want to make a difference in a cat’s life.