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...
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
- 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!
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
- 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
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.
- 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,