Certified, 100% Food Safe, Handmade Ceramic Cat Fountains.

We make each fountain to last a lifetime, completely by hand including our glazes so we can insure their quality and safety.

All fountains come with everything needed. Fill with water, plug in and delight your household. Please note there are many informational pages and videos on this site about cat behavior & health; about water & cats’ water needs; filtration and many other topics, and about our products, to answer any questions you may have. Simply scroll down this page or go to our FAQ or News pages.


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Thirstycats is the only cat fountain to receive The International Cat Association’s highly prized Endorsement of Excellence

The ThirstyCat Fountains Story

ThirstyCats Fountains was founded in 2010 in response to the need for a high quality cat fountain that was food safe, easy to clean, and attractive. Nearly all, if not all other pet fountains were at that time and for the most part still are cheaply made of unsafe materials, do not last, are difficult to clean and are not attractive.

Cats crave moving water and because many cats don’t get moving water, many don’t drink enough and this gives rise to numerous and serious ailments. After several years of research, experimentation and development; finding the right components such as the highest quality, quietest pumps, determining how to have a replaceable pump with the cord not going over the rim, learning which of the many types of ceramic clays were best and most durable, how to make glazes from raw materials so as to ensure their food-safeness, and discovering pleasing designs of both the bowls and center pieces, ThirstyCat Fountains was born and the first store opened on Etsy February 21, 2010. ThirstyCats is now on this site. (Here is an interview of them from about that time from the fabulous blog Floppycats.” The ThirstyCats studio is the second story of this brick building, at Varak Park in upstate, Cambridge, New York.

We of ThirstyCat Fountains are dedicated to creating the safest, easiest to maintain and most beautiful cat fountains worldwide – an endeavor which we are continually expanding upon. On behalf of all of us, we thank you for visiting and taking the trouble to learn a little about us. We welcome visitors to our studio and everyone is encouraged to call with any questions you may have. 518-677-3225 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, Eastern Time.


Our cats recommend these fountains to all our friends with cats. Ours was purchased in 2013 and still works great and looks new.

Tanya Horie / Facebook

I love this fountain. It is so well designed, not only beautiful but easy to clean. It’s quiet and lovely to look at. I love this company. They are quick to deliver in a safely packaged box with detailed instructions for cleaning. So happy with my new purchase!

Cathy Craighead / Facebook
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Did you know that many veterinarians recommend giving cats a drinking fountain as the single most healthful thing you can to for your pet?

See why veterinarians recommend cat fountains