The handcrafted houses and feeders are charming home accents

By People Staff
Updated February 09, 2010 05:01 PM

When stray cats started showing up in former model Melissa Pearcy’s front yard, she decided they needed some love – and a roof over their heads. Not finding any pet houses that suited her style, she grabbed some standard wood structures, painted them white, and soon Not So Shabby Pets was born.

Thanks to positive feedback from neighbors and friends, Pearcy began designing and building her own pet bed frames, houses and feeders. The charming wood pieces feature whimsical flower motifs, adding an element of high class to standard pet products (no wonder Britney Spears loves them!).

While armoires and litter-box cabinets are on the pricier side ($299-$349), elevated feeders in white, black or pink start at just $49. Not forgetting the little guys, Pearcy also makes birdhouses and feeders, which offer a cozy respite to feathered friends.

All products are handcrafted in the U.S., and 10 percent of proceeds go toward the Humane Society of the United States. It’s charitable – and chic!