Do you know a cat shelter that needs a face lift? Well, here’s your chance to help them out! The folks over at The Vertical Cat are generously donating $1,000 worth of their cat climbing products to help one deserving shelter “catify” their space.

And that’s not all! The winner of the “Catification Makeover” will also receive a free phone consultation with the official “Catification Team” — The Cat Daddy himself, cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy, and yours truly, Kate Benjamin, Cat Style Expert and founder of Hauspanther.


We’ll work with the winning shelter to design a cat room using The Vertical Cat’s shelves, stairs and trees. The winner of last year’s Catification Makeover, Carol’s Ferals, made terrific used of their prize package to create a wonderful space for the cats in their care. The winning shelter gets to choose a custom finish for their climbing products, so of course Carol’s Ferals chose their signature orange.


But Wait, There’s More!

We will be choosing ten finalists for the Catification Makeover and all ten shelters will get some great prizes! After nominations are complete, we will post the top ten finalists for you to vote for your favorite. The shelter with the most votes will win the grand prize, including the $1,000 package from The Vertical Cat and the phone consultation with me and Jackson. The rest of the finalists will be ranked according to the number of votes they get and they will receive the following:


The second place finalist will receive a 5-tier Cat Condo, the third place finalist will receive a Bunk Bed, and the fourth place finalist will receive a Single-tier Hammock all from Auntie Em Creations.


The second and third place finalists will each receive a 3 Ramp Wall Package and a set of Cat-Themed Wall Decals compliments of


The second place thru tenth place finalists will each receive a 23″ Cat Shelf from The Vertical Cat.


And finally, all ten finalists will receive prize packages including a Valerian Spiced Kitty Cuddler Cat Toy from Plain Brown Tabby; Lion Lures from Tiger Teasers; a case of 12 cage scratchers from Stretch & Scratch; and an assortment of designer cat toys from Hauspanther. Whew! That’s a lot of loot!


Nominations are now being accepted for the $1,000 Catification Makeover from The Vertical Cat! To nominate your favorite cat shelter, please click the link below and complete the form. Your nomination will be sent to the team at The Vertical Cat, who will choose ten finalists. We will announce the finalists here on and everyone will have a chance to vote for the winning shelter.

Finalist shelters will be chosen based on several different criteria, including the shelter’s need, their story, the shelter’s location, their mission, the pictures of the shelter and space that needs Catifying, the number of cats in residence, and the passion of the nominator. All non-profit shelters that are presently operating and open are eligible to be nominated. Past winners of the grand prize are not eligible. Past secondary prize winners may be nominated.

* Nominations are now closed *