Owning pets, especially more than one species, is one of the most rewarding and challenging things anyone can undertake.
Life with pets begins..and ends..with love. It’s that whole ‘in the middle’ part that gets tricky.
We’ve helped people from around the world turn their pet care challenges into moments of smiles and satisfaction, as they give their pets, or pets they have rescued and fostered, longer, better, happier and healthier lives.
We’re available 6 days a week (excluding Sundays) to answer your questions and help guide you towards your purr-fect solutions and products. For your convenience, We’re available via phone, email, or social media.
Our founder, Sassenach (Sass-en-awk), fills a void for those with multi-pet, multi-species households by providing non-judgemental advice you can act on, starting from where you are.
Sassenach doesn’t just spout theory and walk away when it comes to pet stuff; she’s actually ‘been there; done that, wore out the t-shirt’, and she has the stories on her blog to prove it. Sassenach is just like you–she’s a pet mommy, only with creative and inventive streaks developed by trials and by overcoming adversity, that she puts to great use by way of being in service to others.
Sassenach has products in her online shop geared towards cats, dogs and the people who love them..and that you can actually use and expect to hold up under real world conditions. Some are made by others; some are developed by Sassenach herself and made by others to her specifications, and, still others, like the Purrito Wrapper, are hand made by Sassenach herself.
Sassenach got her start as a pet problem solver on Twitter back in 2o10 when she heard of a pet product that didn’t work. Sassenach researched the product and the problem, realized that she could do better, sat down and sketched out the improvements on the spot. That product is waiting to go into production.
Later that same year, and again, on Twitter, Sassenach was chatting with a pet parent with an incontinent kitty undergoing treatment for cancer, and the pet parent was exhausted from being up and down all night, every night, washing sheets and blankets after all of the pet accidents. Thus, the Purrito Wrapper was born in order to let the pet parent (and the pet) have a better quality of life by way of allowing both parties more, and better, sleep–and with less cleanup time! Sadly, the kitty did not make it, but the Purrito Wrapper has gone on to be a best-seller here in our shop.
Sassenach discovered a love of e-commerce and blogging at about the same time as she discovered the joys of making her own problem solving pet products, and elected to put together a collection of ‘known good’ products that say what they do, and do what they say, for the ease of reference and purchase by conscientious pet parents all over the world.
About the pets in the Shop.
Lou is the elder states-cat, occasionally and lovingly referred to as ‘that cranky old bastard’. Back in 2008, Lou showed up in Sassenach’s life as a cranky, cold and hungry (but cute) 4.5 week old kitten and has been with Sassenach ever since. Lou is highly opinionated, has quite a reputation at the vet’s office (and he has earned every bit of it) and really only loves Sassenach.
Chevy is the youngest cat. He began life as a neighborhood feral kitten who wedged himself under the hood of a car and came springing out while the car was being inspected. Little did he know that those two decisions, one being to crawl under the hood of the car, and two, to come springing out when the hood was opened at the inspection station, would save him from a life on the streets!
Once Chevy was captured, taken straight to a vet, and, after a wait at the vet’s office, declared healthy, he was brought home, whereupon it was discovered Chevy had Pica, OCD, PTSD and an intestinal infection. and food allergies. and ringworm. So much for being healthy!
Sassenach has devoted a goodly chunk of time, and expertise, and a whole lot of trial and error to getting Chevy healthy and socialized. But, with help from family and friends, it’s finally happening.
Leo is the Yellow Labrador mix that was adopted from the animal shelter after a series of house break ins in the area. Leo turned out to have been one of the best decisions Sassenach and her family ever made; Leo came fully trained and housebroken and socialized, and is a heck of a lot of fun at the dog park, too. Leo is a very good dog. Tennis ball obsession and all.