Monday, November 21, 2016

Recommendations for Sending Packages

The names of your Secret Paw will be emailed to you by Monday night.  If you don't receive your name(s) by Tuesday morning (November 22), please email us immediately so we can take care of this.  We thought we'd post a few hints and reminders about participating in Secret Paws.
  1. Visit your secret paws blog to get to know a little about them.  If they don't have a blog, read comments in the email you received to learn a more about your special kitty.
  2. Double check the address in your email to make sure it's a valid address.  You may want to look it up on the Internet to verify it.  If it's not valid, email us and we'll contact your kitty.
  3. Check deadlines for shipping with the post office, Fed Ex, UPS, etc., especially if you are shipping to another country.  We have a tab at the top of this page about shipping deadlines.
  4. We strongly recommend shipping your package using Priority Shipping in order to have a tracking number and insurance.
  5. Be sure to include a card inside your package to identify who you are with your email and/or blog address so your secret paw can thank you.
  6. Review the likes and dislikes of the kitties from your email.  Some of the kitties have allergies and we'd hate them to get something that would make them sick.
  7. Feel free to drop in a little surprise for the human.  They always like chocolate, notepads, and other special items.
  8. Consider wrapping each item in holiday wrap.  Many of the kitties have expressed they like this.
  9. Some of the kitties have woofies and other fur children in their houses.  This is an exchange for kitties, but if you feel comfortable sending something to the other species, please feel free to do so.
  10. Please accept the "author request" to post on this blog.  If you can't find the email request, please let us know and we'll send it again.
  11. Post about putting your special package together to ship on your own blog and here!
  12. When you receive your package, please either send an email thank you to your secret paw and/or post on your blog and/or this blog pictures of your kitties enjoying the package.
  13. Most of all, have fun!
  14. Any questions, please email us immediately at


  1. I am excited about participating for the first time this year. I just can't stop my tail from wagging. I love to shop and love looking at new stuff for kitties. Kitties are fun to shop for but unfortunately our kitties aren't comfortable with doing the shopping themselves. They purrfer to stay home.
    I will try my best to pick out Poodale approved gifts.

  2. Awesome tips! Our Mom learned a lot from her experience last year and looks forward to a wonderful Secret Paws exchange this year, too!