We're proud to partner with Mission Meow!
Mission Meow collects donations from a network of businesses and donors to provide grants for small feline-centric nonprofits. Together we create meaningful change!
This quarter, Space Kitty Express contributed towards the fundraising drive to The Runaways Animal Rescue in Pasco County, FL to replace their old and difficult to open metal cages in their intake room with beautiful new multi-level condos that will function better for both the cats and the staff/volunteers.
For more information about Mission Meow and how to donate, visit https://missionmeow.org
Winter Collection 2023-2024
Perfect Sample Packs for New Herbal Experiences
Satisfied Kitty Customers!
After adopting my first cat Niko in 2013, I fell deeply in love and wanted to spoil him as much as possible. I knew that cats usually go crazy for catnip so I tried giving him some but he just wasn’t impressed. He seemed bored with his toys and I felt like a disappointment.
That’s when I decided to figure out what I was doing wrong. I looked up the science behind catnip and learned that some cats lack the genes needed to respond to it’s scent. Now things started to make sense. No wonder Niko had been ignoring all the store bought catnip toys I had tried giving him!
Despite knowing about the genetic obstacle I was determined to find a way for Niko to experience some herbal euphoria. I wanted to bring a spark to his eyes and see him play with a toy enthusiastically. So, I continued my research and came across a few less common cat attractant herbs and other natural ingredients that produce similar reactions as catnip.
The issue was that I couldn’t find the ingredients at any of the pet stores near me. I even had a difficult time finding them affordably online! Some of the alternative cat attractant ingredients I was interested in are difficult to track down and I wanted to ensure they would be high quality. However, with a little trial and error (and lots of patience!) I was able to connect with reliable producers and obtained some high quality alternative herbs for Niko to experiment with.
He loved them! He was drooling, nuzzling, rolling, rubbing and enthusiastically approving of the new herbs he tried. It was so fulfilling to see his excited reactions. My fuzzy boy was finally pleased! I knew I needed to spread the joy and started making toys for my friend's cats too.
That’s when I realized it was time to think even bigger! Space Kitty Express was born and we’ve been on a mission to introduce cats and their humans to the world of catnip alternatives ever since.