Frequently asked questions
We have no secrets and we find it important that our costumers and partners know exactly what they can expect. Therefore we have an answer to every question we could think of.
Did you manage to come up with a question that is not in this list? No problem – let us know by calling or mailing us directly
Do you have a showroom?Dennis Steenbakkers
Yes! It is located on the Van Leeuwenhoekweg 17 in Schijndel (Netherlands), you can admire our entire collection here. Please let us know beforehand if you’d like sugar in your coffee…
How sustainable is Petrebels?Dennis Steenbakkers
We find the environment very important, thus we apply a as sustainable as possible policy. Petrebels only works with factories that work in a sustainable manner and meet the legal environmental requirements from the country of origin. Furthermore we transport on water as much as possible to reduce CO2 emissions. We work with CO2 neutral companies, drink fair trade coffee and tea (really tasty!), our spaces are illuminated by led lights and we print as less paper as possible.
What’s that dog doing on your packaging and logo?Dennis Steenbakkers
Well…. we didn’t figure that our yet ourselves 🙂
Do you make and design all the products yourself?Dennis Steenbakkers
We design each scratching post and cat furniture ourselves. That makes our products unique. And we also make our own products as much as possible. Unfortunately, that’s not possible with everything. That’s why we work with reliable (and sustainable) suppliers and monitor all delivered materials ourselves.
What is sisal rope and why is the quality of it so important?Dennis Steenbakkers
Sisal is a natural product which rope is made of. We only use extra thick sisal with a diameter of 5,2 mm for our cat trees. Therefore our cat trees and cat furniture last a lot longer
Is the quality of plush also important?Dennis Steenbakkers
Yes it is! It determines the lifespan of the cat furniture. Thus we only work with thick and qualitatively strong plush.
Why do you glue the sisal and the plush?Dennis Steenbakkers
We have discovered that it is better to glue some parts, such as the sisal and the plush. Cats are therefore less likely to break the product, which means that the scratching posts last up to 30% longer than other scratching posts.
Sometimes there’s loose plush on the cat tree, why is that?Dennis Steenbakkers
All of our plush is cut and mounted by hand. It can happen that there’s a loose piece of plush laying around on the cat tree. No panic, it has no effect on the quality or lifespan.
How heavy are Petrebels cat trees?Dennis Steenbakkers
Our cat trees are heavier than the average cat trees. This is caused by the extra thick bottem plates we use. The exact weight is different for eacht cat tree or cat furniture – you can find this in the product description.
Why is a thick bottom plate important?Dennis Steenbakkers
This is really simple. By using thicker bottom plates every cat tree and every cat furniture will be more stable. We only create quality products and therefore only use bottom plates that are 2 to 5 cm thick.
Order & return
Can I follow my order?Dennis Steenbakkers
Yes, you can. As soon as your order leaves our warehouse you will receive an email with a Track & Trace code. With this you can precisely follow your order and see when it will be delivered.
How can I return my package?Dennis Steenbakkers
We can almost not imagine this, but ofcourse it can happen that you’ll want to return your package. You can. You have 14 days to report your return and after this you will have another 14 days to send the product back to:
Van Leeuwenhoekweg 17
5482 TK Schijndel
Fill in this return form, add it to your return package and make sure that the product is unused and back in its original packaging.
Can I bring back my package personally?Dennis Steenbakkers
Yes. You are very welcome at our office on the Van Leeuwenhoekweg 17 in Schijndel. Please let us know when you will visit us so we can prepare you cup of coffee on time.
Will I receive my money back after a return?Dennis Steenbakkers
Yes, of course. As soon as you report a return, you – legally – dissolve the purchase contract. From that moment on, you are entitled to a full refund of the products including shipping costs. We always refund within fourteen days after receipt of the product. We do, however, reserve the right to offset any reduction in value, in the event that goods have been used beyond what is necessary to determine their nature, characteristics and function.
What are the costs of a return?Nando
If you want to return a package, you are responsible for the shipping costs.
I only received part of the packages!Dennis Steenbakkers
Big cat trees are often delivered in several packages. Because the postal service handles each package separately, it is possible you will receive the packages on different times. It can take up to two workdays extra. Did your parcels not get delivered after several days? Give us a call!
Do these prices include VAT?Dennis Steenbakkers
We can answer this shortly, yes.
Can I pay afterwards?Dennis Steenbakkers
Not yet. We are working on this!
Petrebels cat trees
What is the difference between the Petrebels cat trees categories?Dennis Steenbakkers
Each cat is different. There are small cats and big cats, active cats and lazy cats. Heroes and scaredy cats. And of course our Kings & Queens that demand luxury. Each of these cats have their own needs, thus we create different cat trees and cat furniture to make sure that there is always something suitable for the character of your cat. Here you can find a helpful overview.
Why is the height of a cat tree important?Dennis Steenbakkers
There are not only different kinds of cats but also a lot of differend kinds of cat trees. Choosing one can be very difficult, but we’d love to help! On this page you’ll find everything about different characters and their matching cat furniture.
What should I pay attention to when buying a cat tree?Nando
So there are not only many different cats, but we also have many different cat trees. So choosing one can be quite difficult. But we are happy to help you with that too! On this page you will find everything about the different cat characters and which cat trees fit with them.
Do you sell spare parts?Dennis Steenbakkers
Yes, these are available in our webshop. With each model you can download a instruction manual in the product description. Here you can see which parts you’ll need. Then you can email a photo of your cat tree with the required part so we can get started on it.
B2B | For our business partners
Are you attending trade fairs?Dennis Steenbakkers
Petrebels will be at a few of the biggest professional trade fairs in the world. You can find these here as soon as the dates are known.
I want to sell Petrebels productsDennis Steenbakkers
This makes us very happy! Please send us an email to email@example.com and we will contact you soon!
Do you have a warehouse or depot?Dennis Steenbakkers
Yes! We have a warehouse in The Netherlands from which we deliver.
Does Petrebels have patent on the products they designed?Dennis Steenbakkers
Al of our products are created by us from A to Z. Therfore we have protected everything with a patent or design registration. Did you spot a copycat? Please let us know!
Does Petrebels take good care of their Rebels?Dennis Steenbakkers
Yes, we only want happy Rebels. We find it very important that everyone is working under the best working conditions. Our own Petrebels team is closeby and we take very good care of them. And each factory from where are products are made has to sign a Social Code of Conduct with which they garantee good working conditions for their employees.
Can I have a own personalised design made?Dennis Steenbakkers
We are always open to new ideas, including a personalised design. So, yes we would love to work on that with you!
How and where can I file a complaint?Dennis Steenbakkers
Of course it is possible that a product does not match your wishes. We promise to do everything in our power to help you. Contact us through our contact page or via the information below:
If you send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will try our best to reply within 24 hours.
Would you rather give us a call? You can, our customer service is available on Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Please call us at 073-6893140.
This way you can file a complaint at any time of the day, we will answer them during the opening hours of our customer service.
If the complaint needs an investigation or if there is a third party involved we need more time to respond. We will do this within 5 business days.
Sometimes, wearingly, we can’t work it our together. In these cases you have the right to present your complaint to the Disputes Committee through the European ODR Platform: https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/
We always manage the legal warranty for consumers. This means that the product you bought is ought to do what is supposed to do and what the customer expects it should do. Sadly, it can happen that you have to file a complaint or that you are not pleased with your purchase.
Is this the case? Please let us know or come by our shop. You can return your order without statement of reason within 14 days. This arrangement is called the Petrebels Right of Withdrawal.