ThirstyCats Fountains was founded in 2009 by Keith Davitt & Jackie McKannay in the hamlet of Cambridge, NY, a charming and artist endowed village with a population of 2,000.
Initially dedicated to making indoor ceramic fountains for home decor, they soon discovered their cat, Bijou, using them far more than he ever did a water bowl. A Google search for ‘cat fountains’ revealed that feline hydration is a major problem as cats crave moving water. Because many cats don’t get moving water many don’t drink enough and this gives rise to numerous and serious ailments. They also saw that nearly all available cat fountains were of plastic, caused chin acne and most were quite unattractive.
Jackie and Keith realized the need for a high quality, food safe, attractive cat water fountain. After two years of research and experimentation; finding the right components such as the highest quality, quiet pumps, determining how to have a removable pump with the cord not going over the rim, determining 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. Their first store opened in Etsy February 21, 2010 and is now on this site. Their studio is the second story of this brick building above, at Varak Park in the Victorian Building in upstate, Cambridge, New York.
We of ThirstyCat Fountains are dedicated to creating the safest, easiest to maintain and most beautiful cat water 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. Click to see our Fountains.
We believe most people would be astonished to find how complex an organization dedicated to making cat fountains can be. For a little more insight into this, you might want to visit our Studio page. Or watch the video below which will show you a lot.