Love at First Sniff: Ando Reviews the Scratch ‘n Sniff Live Catnip Scratching Post PLUS BONUS GIVEAWAY! ENTER TO WIN!

Tue, Mar 15, 2011

Giveaways, Scratching

Ando had a chance to review the Scratch ‘n Sniff live catnip scratching post for himself (thank you to Scratch ‘n Sniff for sending us one to test), and he gives it two paws up! First, Ando is a fairly large dude, weighing in at just over 15 lbs., and the Scratch ‘n Sniff definitely stands up to all of his scratching and rubbing — which he did a lot of as soon as he got a whiff of the fresh catnip plant inside the tower. The Scratch ‘n Sniff comes with a grow-your-own catnip plant kit, or you can purchase a fresh catnip plant at your local pet supply store and place it inside. Ando really enjoyed poking his nose and paws between the bars (the whole paw can’t get between the bars), trying desperately to get at the catnip. Since the plant was just slightly out of reach it kept him engaged and attracted him to scratch on the durable sisal covered sides of the scratcher.

The Scratch ‘n Sniff scratching post is very well constructed with a durable finish that is easy to clean. It is the perfect height, measuring 24 inches tall, and it has a sturdy base that prevents it from tipping over when overzealous, catnip-crazed kitties throw their bodies at it. Also, the little “cage” that keeps the plant inside closes securely so little paws can’t open it on their own. I’m very impressed with this product!

BONUS GIVEAWAY! ENTER TO WIN!

The folks at Scratch ‘n Sniff are offering a catnip scratcher to one lucky reader! To enter, please leave a comment on this post. The winner will be chosen in a random drawing and announced on March 22, 2011. One entry per person. Due to shipping costs, this giveaway is open only to addresses in the US and Canada.

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949 Responses to “Love at First Sniff: Ando Reviews the Scratch ‘n Sniff Live Catnip Scratching Post PLUS BONUS GIVEAWAY! ENTER TO WIN!”

  1. 851
    Hana

    My little princess would love this. Currently exploring every millimeter of the house. Very cool idea to keep them occupied for a long time!!!

  2. 852
    Megan

    That’s such a great idea

  3. 853
    jchern

    My babies will love it and hopefully it will save my sofa

  4. 854
    Nikki

    Oh i love the idea of this! I love it and i’m sure my kitties will too :)

  5. 855
    Sisi

    This is such a clever idea. I wonder if it they get tired of the smell after a while… Still, very clever!

  6. 856
    Sarah

    I really love the look of these, and I know my cats would too!

  7. 857
    Kris

    Been eyeing this scratching post but can’t afford it right now as all my extra money being spent on feeding ferals. Would love to win one!

  8. 858
    Laina

    My cat has been needing a new scratcher, she’s pretty bored with her old one.

  9. 859
    Goth Bunnyy

    Tempting, but Cashew is so named because she’s such a nut. She will do laps through the house at mach two, and I worry for her knocking this over.
    What is the return policy?

  10. 860
    Cinnamonkicks

    this is a great idea… could even store toys and things inside!

  11. 861
    Kristen Kelley

    My Bunny Woo would just go nip nuts with this. Nip is one of the few things that gets her playful and contented. She would love this and it looks great too!

  12. 862
  13. 863
    Cindy

    I love it, and I haven’t even sniffed it yet!

  14. 864
    Jean Smith

    What a novel ideal! All my cats(4) would love this. Although I don’t have a green thumb, I work at a pet store and can bring home a fresh plant occasionally to put inside. Thanks for coming up with unique items for our cats!

  15. 865
    Leigh Ann

    I have a 17 pound Bombay that needs a sturdy scratching post. This would keep him busy for hours!

  16. 866
    Nanni

    would love to win this have 9 candidates who love to sniff stuff :)

  17. 867
    Shannon

    this is truly the coolest scratching post I’ve ever seen!

  18. 868
    Elyse

    This is such a neat idea- the cats will love it!

  19. 869
    Robin

    Very clever!!

  20. 870
    angela

    Garfield would go nuts! If I walk in the door with cat nip he gowes bananas so I know he would love it!

  21. 871
    Debbie

    I have a big black kitty and he would love this.

  22. 872
    Lisa

    all my guys would love this!

  23. 873
    Jennifer

    What a great idea and modern looking too. A great way to keep fresh nip in the house.

  24. 874
    eli

    Katy would love this!!!

  25. 875
    mannequin

    eeeek. That is soooo incredible! Love the design, functionality and ….the chance to win one! Harlequin would flip.

  26. 876
    Beth

    Great idea and looks so well made. I love it!

  27. 877
    Tori

    This looks awesome!

  28. 878
    ilona

    This looks awesome!!

  29. 879
    Auriette

    This scratch-n-sniff post would keep my cats occupied for hours. It’s a great design.

  30. 880
    Somerset

    Glad to hear they hold up to big kitties! My bengals would love catnip laced scratching/stretching post.

  31. 881
    Hannah

    My two cats would go head over heels for this scratching post (literally!)!

  32. 882
    Gina

    My Sadie and Sebastian will totally be in love at first sniff with this scratcher!

  33. 883
    Patti

    Awesome idea I know my kitties would love it!

  34. 884
    lisa v

    What a great way to bring the outdoors inside in a pretty presentation that makes everyone happy.

  35. 885
    amanda rice

    i would love to win this!

  36. 886
    Trudy

    great idea!

  37. 887
    Pika

    This design is brilliant!

  38. 888
    Dixie

    Great idea!

  39. 889
    Milena

    Awesome! Having an actual plant compared to just dried leaves seems so much better! I’d love this :)

  40. 890
    Deb

    What a great idea. I’ve seen these before & think by brood would love it!

  41. 891
    Amberly

    This is awesome.

  42. 892
    Anita

    This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “Scratch and Sniff”! Three paws up (from my 3 sons) for such a clever idea! Good luck one and all!

  43. 893
    Lori

    Excellent idea and looks like a great design! It would be a great treat (and test) for my 17-pound kitty :)

  44. 894
    Kelly

    Love it!!!! So awesome!

  45. 895
    morgan

    Omelet and Pump would go crazy over this!

  46. 896
    Keri

    My cat would LOVE this!! I tried to make something sort of similar for him a while back- but he got to the catnip plant and just completely destroyed it before I even knew what had happened. This is GREAT!!!

  47. 897
    Catherine

    the children would love it!!

  48. 898
    Beth F.

    This is a seriously good idea!

  49. 899
    Kat

    Genius! And cat nip is one of the few plants I can keep alive… until the kitties find it, of course! This could save the day!

  50. 900
    JHiebert

    Love it!


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