National Cat Day is on Saturday, October 29 and it's more than an opportunity to treat your cat to a new toy, it's also a reminder of the 3.2 million cats added to shelters every year. There's a pressing need for adoptions, which is a beautiful opportunity to offer a cat a home where they can flourish, and to alleviate crowding in shelters, where more than half a million cats are euthanized every year.
If you'd like to support National Cat Day, check out their list of the top 20 ways to celebrate, which offers tips for how to help animal welfare organizations, engage in activism, and how to celebrate your own cat.
If you're considering adoption, think of National Cat Day as one last nudge. To help you get started with your furry new family member, check out these great deals on some of our favorite basics.
The Holiday Guild National Cat Day Coffee Mug
You can support the organization behind National Cat Day directly through its merchandise shop. The National Cat Day Coffee Mug is 30 percent off right now, in anticipation of the upcoming Caturday celebration. The coffee cup is available in a standard 11-ounce version, and a taller, 15-ounce mug.
Rocco & Roxie Supply Co. Oxy Stain Remover
Rocco & Roxie Supply Co's Oxy Stain Remover is our very favorite cat pee, odor, and stain remover—and we've tested nearly 30 different brands!
When you adopt a cat, you'll want to be ready. This versatile spray cleaner works on rugs, upholstery, clothing, bedding, and hard surfaces like cat carriers or wood floors. Rocco & Roxie's spray is super effective at eliminating odors, plus it leaves behind a nice minty scent.
Analan Mini Pet Hair Remover Brush
The Analan Mini Pet Hair Detailer has a unique design with an ergonomic hand grip and three sides with different serrations for pulling hair from off a variety of surfaces.
After testing more than 20 different products for picking up pet hair, we chose the Analan pet hair remover as our overall favorite, and right now Amazon has it on sale for 30 percent off.
BENTOPAL Automatic Cat Toy
We've tested dozens of cat toys, but our cats keep coming back to the BENTOPAL Automatic Cat Toy, which is one of the reasons why we named it our "Best Overall" cat toy. Cats love wand toys with lures on the end, and while there's no replacement for shared playtime with your cats, the BENTOPAL can provide a similar experience for when you're too busy to give your cat immediate attention.
It's 25 percent off right now.
Petmate Two-Door Top-Load Pet Kennel
You'll need a cat carrier to bring your adopted family member home and to take them to veterinary appointments. This is one of our favorite cat carriers.
It can be opened from the top or the front, and it's on sale for nearly 40 percent off.