Have you noticed your cat sneaking secretly into your bag or your closet? Or have you looked for him just to find sleeping behind the curtain?
Research has proven that cats need a place to hide, play, relax and observe their surroundings without being spotted or disturbed. They need their own territory that they don’t have to share with others.
Elina Peek and the team at Petbo have designed the purrfect playhouse for your pets – they’re functional, well-designed, beautiful, eco-friendly and made of every cat’s favorite material….cardboard! What’s more, they’re affordable.
We asked Elina to tell us how Petbo got started:
Cats are predators by nature. They need their own little kingdom.
This became very clear to us after moving to a smaller apartment with our 2 cats. The apartment was lacking dark and private corners so our adorable felines played and napped in pretty much anything they could squeeze themselves into. The dryer was Flake’s personal favorite, especially when we forgot to take the clothes out. Leon on the other hand preferred a closet.
So to offer them their own private space they so much needed, we decided to get them a playhouse. But once we started to look around there didn’t seem to be many great and affordable options. Either we would have needed to sacrifice on the appearance or on the eco-friendliness – and we wanted to do neither.
We have a saying in Estonian (my native language): “self-made is well made” and with that in mind, my partners and I sketched our own first playhouse prototype. Our goal was to create a beautiful playhouse for cats that would look great, that’s environmentally friendly and yet at an affordable price.
After countless months, weekends and nights we finally had it ready!
Our Petbo playhouses are made of every cats’ favorite material – cardboard and they all come with a very much-loved scratchboard.
They are also easily assembled in less than 1 minute, so it is possible to take it along for travels or to a summer home.
Now we want to bring Petbo to fellow cat lovers. To make this happen we are taking pre-orders to fund our first production line. We only need to raise about US$8,000 to make our dreams come true! Please take a look at our video and read full story here.
Get your cat his very own private little kingdom and help launch Petbo! Pre-order today for just $35, shipping included. You’ll help launch a great new product and your cat’s new playhouse will ship in January 2015.