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I very rarely send comments to people about their products, but I couldn't help it in this case... Soft Paws are a simple, easy to use, quality product, and in this day and age this is quite astonishing to see... It is great to see a product like this, to receive it within 2 days of ordering it, to use it, and have it work like a charm...

- Scott

I just wanted to let you know that this product worked so well for my cat Athena, I had to get it for my other cat also!
I am against declawing - but this product will help preserve my furniture. My cats are post trained, but sometimes they get it in their head that a certain chair or something is acceptable. I really like this product and my cats seem to have had no problem wearing them. We're all very happy.


My cat is wearing Soft Paws for the first time ever and she doesn't even know it. Declawing wasn't an option, but something had to be done about my cat scratching my BRAND NEW COUCH. Everyone is happy again in my house. Thank you Soft Paws.

- Lexa Hedstrom

Just wanted to let you know that I received my package of Soft Paws today and put them on my cats and they are none the worse for it. Unbelievable!! They don't even know they're there. Thank you so much for giving cat owners their furniture back. You have taken care of the only drawback to having housebound cats. I'll be ordering again soon. Thanks so much.

- Tricia Ange

Thanks for sending the order so quickly--My sister is a vet in Massachusetts and she recommended Soft Paws when we moved into our new house-They are so great! We've only used the clear ones-My kids can't wait to use the "designer" purple!! Thanks again!

- Laura Johnson

I was skeptical that a) I could get them on as easily as I did b) my cat would chew them off (which he didn't) c) they would stay on for as long as they have 2+ weeks and counting. I'm sold and have already told my friends and my catsitter about them. Thanks!

- Beth


I ordered a couple of sets of (clear) Soft Paws from you recently. I have four kitties who are largely trained to the several scratching posts in my house, but sometimes claw on my bed dust ruffle and my bedside chair.
They were very easy to apply and none of my cats seemed to mind them afterwards. I worried they might "walk funny" or lick their paws excessively for a few days -- this never happened. I can't tell they're in place (they are), so next time I might order one of the colored sets. Colored ones would also make it easier to find a dropped one!

- Robin Merica

Pooka Winky and I love them - and we think every kitty in the world and their person should have these as an option. I first heard about them from my American vet in England and I had a hard time finding out about them. When I got to the States, someone eventually told me the name of the product and I found it immediately on-line. I would like to bring some pamphlets back to England and try to get every beloved kitty across the pond into "toe shoes".

- Pooka Winky, International Moggie & his mommy

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I have to tell you - so far, I am THRILLED with the Soft Paws. I received my set about three weeks ago and haven't put them on Owen because I was sure I needed my boyfriend to be here to help me. But this afternoon, while O was dozing in the dining room, I went out and trimmed one of his nails and then slipped on a Softpaw. He never even opened his eyes!! So, over the next 30 minutes, I managed to get four more Soft Paws on him. Then he woke up, sat up, stretched and walked over to his food bowl. He never even looked down at his feet once. It's been over an hour now and he's up here on the ironing board next to me looking out the window. He has yet to touch his paws. He doesn't even seem to know he's wearing them. I'm ecstatic!! If these puppies work on Owen, you may want him for your poster cat! No one, my family, friends, etc. has EVER seen a cat more destructive than Owen. I should send you pictures of my front and back door screens, which he SHREDDED about two weeks ago. Not only can he fit through the holes, I could probably climb through them too. Owen's specialties include screens, carpet, speaker covers and windowsills.

My boyfriend has continually been amazed with the patience (interpretation: WHY do you still have him?) I show Owen. But I could never declaw him (think it's cruel) and there's no way I could give him away (who would love him more than me?). While he may be destroying my home, he's so cute you about cry looking at him. He is gray/black/white with long hair and looks like a Maine Coon cat. I'm going to let him get back to sleep and then try to put the rest of these on. I'll keep you posted.

- Nancy


I never thought I would be a person to write a testimonial, but here it is. I have a cat who is somewhere around 10-12 years old. If doors are closed, he rips up the carpeting. He boxes with the other cat who was (unfortunately) declawed. He swipes at the dog. He has scratched through the bottom of litterboxes, despite frrequent nail cuttings. He has destroyed the corners of the three couches I've owned. Last week we got a new couch that we actually like and wanted to preserve, so I bought some Soft Paws from my vet. I was sure he wouldn't tolerate them, since he is intolerant of so many things. After some serious histrionics while we put them on(a team effort for my husband and me), and some initial licking and chewing, he has left them completely alone.
I am so impressed with this product. I have recommended it to all of my friends. He no longer can hurt the other animals, the furniture, or us.

Thank you so much for such a wonderful solution. He will wear them (even the pink ones!) for the rest of his life or mine - whichever comes first!

- Anne K. Wizauer

I have been using Soft Paws on my cat for 3 years now. I just love them! My cat Misty was a very destructive kitty, clawing carpets and furniture was her favorite past time. Misty was adopted by me at the age of 7 weeks, she had been abused and suffered emotional problems. I adopted her from the MSPCA knowing she would have problems. Little did I realize that she & I would be the best of friends! Of course she doesn't like anyone else...but that's beside the point. Anyway, I rent an apartment and the landlord decided to put new wall to wall carpet in. I refused to have Misty declawed, I think it's a cruel surgery and ordered Soft Paws. Misty had no problem adjusting to them and I ordered them in bright pink so I know when she's missing one. I just love Soft Paws and my cat Misty has had no adjustments with them. I fully do not believe in declawing, Soft Paws is the ideal method.

- Linda Briggs


I just wanted to thank you for your innovative Soft Paws. My husband and I have a wonderful 2 1/2 year old male cat (14 pounds!) who still thinks he is 8 months old and likes to play constantly. He is truly a sweet, mild tempered cat, however, he likes to play too rough. If there is a finger or toe wiggling, he is batting at it with all 10 claws. And if a piece of furniture looks like it will play, then he's in "play-attack" mode.

This wasn't too much of a problem until I became pregnant with our first baby. I was devastated to think that the only choices I had were to surgically de-claw, find a new home, or risk a non-intentional injury to the baby. Fortunately, I found your Soft Paws information via the internet.

Soft Paws is the PERFECT SOLUTION to sharp claws! They are easy to put on and my cat doesn't even know they are there. He still likes to play rough and even scratches on his kitty-post, but there is never an injury to me or any furniture. The best part is that since he can't scratch us anymore, we find that we play with him much more often. So not only is there no risk to the new baby, but there is also no risk to us. I am sure my cat enjoys the extra play time he gets with us!
Thank you for giving us a safe, humane and 100% effective solution to sharp cat claws!

- Jennifer, Sleepy Hollow, NY

I've been using Soft Paws for about a year now, and have been really happy with the results. (Although, I'm sure my cat, Duster, would argue differently.)

It seemed that I was trimming his nails weekly, and in turn, he was sharpening them constantly on my furniture! He doesn't like to sit still for long, and once he figures out I've got the trimmers in my hand, he immediately starts to squirm out of my hands. It sometimes takes two of us to keep him still long enough for me to just snip the end off without cutting his nail too short.
One day, I happened to be visiting with a friend who told me about these little "caps" she just put on her cat. I was curious, and the only other alternative I knew about was de-clawing. I didn't want to de-claw my cat. After all, cats rely on their claws as we do our fingers. I can't imagine cutting my fingers off at the first joint so why should I do that to my cat?! So... when my friend mentioned this new thing called Soft Paws, I became curious, and searched online for them, and wha-la! I ordered them, and have been using them every since. Now, instead of weekly battles with my cat, I only have to worry about it every few months, and my cat's much more happier with me too!

Another great thing about Soft Paws is that I have a five year old step-son who loves to play with the "kitty." Before Soft Paws, we always had to make him stop playing, for fear that the cat would get too aggressive with him and scratch him... which he often does. (Especially since at that time, he was just a kitten... with sharp little kitten claws.) Now, with Soft Paws, we don't have to worry about any marks, cuts, scrapes when they play. I thank you for the Soft Paws solution. It has been the best thing for my cat... and my furniture!

- Emily Burdgick & Duster

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Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!! I recently adopted an abandoned female and she had absolutely no training whatsoever. She and her kitten (also in my home) will scratch anything with upholstery. Soft paws have saved my furniture as well as my cats. My husband finally quit "hunting" them with the water pistol. Now everyone is happy. These are a marvelous solution for those of us who know not to mutilate our cats.

- Heather Delgado


I am the proud mother of a 4 and 9 month old kitten, and must send you some comments about Soft Paws. I am dead set against declawing, and after a very negative experience with a declawed cat who had a severe behavior change after the operation I was even more against it. (I didn't declaw him, I adopted him that way.) When I see how my kittens love to climb, I can't even think of putting them through such a procedure. There is absolutely no need to.

I live in an apartment where declawing is a must on the lease. When my 9 month old was neutered at 6 months I thought I'd give Soft Paws a try. It took him only about 24 hours to get over the fact that there was something there that shouldn't be. He's gone through 2 sets so far, and They've worked out great for all of us. My 4 month old is a little small yet, but when he goes in for neutering he will get his first set on as well. Fortunately my apartment manager hasn't asked for their declawing certificates, and if she puts up a fuss about it I do intend to make an issue of it.

The problem with Soft Paws is that no one seems to know about them! I found out about the product through an advertisement in Cat Facy. However, I have many friends and neighbors with cats that declaw because they don't realize there are alternatives. When I show them my kitty's claws, many people say they wish they had know about the option and may have considered it. You need to advertise more. I've made postings in cat newsgroups letting people know about them and many have seemed intrigued. Thanks for giving cat owners this option. Declawing is just cruel and unnecessary.

- Angela


I just wanted to let you know that I received my shipment of Soft Paws last Thursday. My husband and I put them on our cat that night and she is still wearing them! It hasn't bothered her in the least and she hasn't attempted to get them off, not even after we first put them on. Our new sofa is "scratch free" and our youngest daughter has enjoyed showing her kitty's pink toenails off to all of her friends.

I am so glad that my friend found your website before we followed thru with the declawing. I really don't think that people understand how cruel the surgery is and that there are other options.

There are about 900 people in my building where I work and I have given all of my co-workers your website address. I took several pictures of our cat, sporting her new pink nails and have shown them to everyone. They love it and I think that when they can talk to someone that has actually used the product and assured them that it works, they are more likely to try it. I'll keep spreading the word. Next time I order, my little girl wants to try purple! Thanks once again for your wonderful product.

- Catherine Arnold


Hi, I just wanted to let you know that the kitten-sized Soft Paws work fabulously on Iguanas! Yes, besides our cats, we have an iguana. Clipping his nails was turning into a weekly, painful process. Our vet recommended and applied them to Petri; at first he was a bit unhappy that he couldn't use his claws to grab things, but he quickly learned to use his entire hand instead. Thanks for the product -- we are fast becoming regular purchasers!

- Jo Jacques


Its now been a couple of weeks since I have first tried Soft Paws, I lost a few of course on the first time (probably in the cat box) but after replacing them and getting more used of applying them, both myself and my 2 yr old cat Cheyenne are more comfortable. She doesn't even know there on or budge anymore when its time to replace one. Haven't lost one since my last application 2 weeks ago, she's special and has an extra toe on each foot so it's real good to know they last so well so I don't go through so many. We both thank you for this great product and excellent service. No more worries about my brand new leather chair! Or the pain of declawing. Were both HAPPY!!!!!!

- Alisha and Cheyenne, San Diego, CA

Hi, My name is Lynn Tanner and I am the Executive Director for the Klamath Humane Society, the only animal welfare organization in Klamath County. We try to involve ourselves in as many projects as we can to generate support for us in this rural community. We've been around since 1977, and most of the farmers here think we're not necessary: breeding and disposable companion pets are all a part of life. Well, there is a small pocket of volunteers and paid shelter staff that disagree and we spread the word wherever we can. For example, we recently took some of our shelter residents to an Alzheimer's Care Facility as part of a therapy program. We were worried about the thin skin of our hosts, so we put "Soft Paws" on the cats in different colors. They were a donation to us.

Guess what happened! Not only did we protect the elderly from Accidental scratches, but they actually were fascinated with them! The "Soft Paws" were the highlight! The senior citizens loved them!!! They want us back every month...and bring our cats!!

- Lynn Tanner, Executive Director, Klamath Humane Society, Klamath Falls, OR

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Thank you so much…. I'm having much better luck these days with the nail caps. My initial order included a box of medium-sized caps and I think they stay on longer. Siam, who is part Siamese, continues to groom, groom, groom once they are applied so I am doing "manicures" on him at least once a week. Bodhi, my Persian, is so passive. He's is more like the cats you describe in your literature. Regardless, it beats declawing. Thanks for being available. P.S. I've passed your brochure along to my homeopathic vet.

- Kristen Acri


My vet recommended Soft Paws to me several years ago, when our cat (too old to declaw) started shredding our furniture. They work like a champ, as my Gramps used to say. We have lived in France for two years, and the owner of the kennel where we board the cat thinks they're the coolest thing ever. Apparently he's told other customers about them, and they all clamor for them, but can't find them in France. I'm passing on your contact information to him so that he can give it to his distraught customers with cats and shredded Louis XIV furniture. Thank you for making such a great product.

- Nancy Banks


I just wanted to tell you that I received my soft paws for my cat and they are a miracle.......this is a wonderful solution to declawing....I will make sure I spread the word................ Thank you.......

- Stephanie Carattini


I have been using your product for Three years…. I was very happy to find you had a web-site for ordering. I used to make special trips to the Vet to buy them. This product is so easy to use… my cat doesn't even know they are on. Thanks Again.

- Denise Benson

I'm just writing to tell you how pleased I am with Soft Paws. I bought a set of Soft Paws over the Internet a month or two ago, when my cat began to look frustrated with my very active infant, who chases him incessantly. However, when the product arrived I looked at the kit and decided that he would never tolerate them, so I put them up in a cabinet. As much as he hates having his nails clipped, I figured there was no chance he would let me put on the Soft Paws.

But then the baby chased the cat once too often. The last time I wasn't fast enough to get between them. His swatting paw caught her in the face and left a little cut very near her eye. That was the last straw. I decided to take the plunge and put the Soft Paws on him...no matter how much he hated them!

I was very surprised. I won't tell you that he enjoyed the application process, but I will say that it wasn't any worse than a regular nail-clipping. After I finished he bit at them for about 20 minutes the first night, and then once or twice the next day, and he's left them alone ever since. I can't believe it! And they've stayed on perfectly since then.

He has not hurt the baby since that point. He has taken a couple swipes at her since then, and I know when he actually touches her because she cries (a little fear and a little frustration). But when I go to get her there isn't a mark on her. This is going to save me a lot of chasing, the baby a lot of scrapes, and the cat a lot of scoldings. We're all very grateful. Thank you.

- Sue Berman

I received my order....thank you! I applied them to my Cat's paws and they work great! You now have me as a permanent customer!

- Tim Collier


Thanks for the great product. I couldn't be happier with Soft Paws. My kitty got used to them after about 2 weeks, and I no longer worry about my new furniture. It's a humane and simple solution to what could have been a very expensive problem!

- Susan Ellingsworth


I am SO HAPPY that I can finally order Soft Paws online! I have a neutered male cat, Jackson, who is 8 years old, and he has been wearing Soft Paws since he was a kitten. The only thing I do not understand is why EVERYONE with a cat is not using them. I am constantly telling people with cats that they must try Soft Paws. They are absolutely the best way to please both a cat and owner when scratching is a problem. I just got another cat, Gracie, and she is a one-year-old rescue cat. She has not taken to Soft Paws as quickly as Jackson did, but I am fully confident that very soon she'll be completely unaware that they exist.
Thanks very much,

- Adrian Forman


I recently adopted a male cat from my local SPCA. The cat, it turned out, loved to scratch on furniture. I found your product on the website and it arrived in two days! The product works great! It has solved all of my problems.

I own a business (facials) and I talk to my clients on a personal basis. Many are cat lovers and I have told them about your product. I have repeatedly downloaded your info from the web and handed it to them. Would you please send me a supply of brochures to my business? That way, I can just put them on my brochure rack and spread the word. Maybe I can prevent more cats from ending up at the animal shelter because an owner becomes frustrated-- more so, prevent one cat from having their claws removed surgically. I had no idea how cruel this procedure really is. Thank you.

- Debby Arellano Hawkins, Derma Technology, Monterey, CA

 

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