Plow & Hearth Exclusive Hand carved of sustainable acacia wood, our unique stools make great hearth accents and they're practical in the kitchen, wherever you need to access books or other items on high shelves or just to prop up weary feet. Artisans recycle scrap wood for the legs whenever possible.
Available Styles Cat 13" x 13" Dog 13" x 13"
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Comments about Product: I have been eyeballing this little gem for some time and glad I pulled the trigger. The quality is just amazing and is welcome asset to my home.
I just was surprised it was made in Thailand!
Don't hesitate to give it as a gift.
Comments about Product: These footstools are delightful, artistic and sturdy and clearly individually hand made. The only problem was that one of them had some small areas where the staining was incomplete. Plow and Hearth remedied this immediately by sending a replacement stool at no charge.
Comments about Product: Perfect stool for many jobs: great when needing a little extra height to reach something; perfect for propping your feet on; cute child's seat; excellent to have around just to look at. If you collect dog related items, it's a great fit to a collection!
Comments about Product: I use this stool in the kitchen and it is so accessible and cute. I have the cat and I gave a friend the dog one and he really was pleased. It is a bit of a high step for seniors.
Comments about Product: I purchased both the cat and dog stool at the same time. The dog stool had a crack through the whole top of the stool, so I am returning it and hoping the replacement will be better. Both stools are sturdy and very cute but the finish is poor. I don't like to return items, so will touch up the cat myself. Customer service is excellent, but quality control needs improvement.
Comments about Product: I bought the cat version as a footstool for when I read or work on my laptop and it's just the right height. But it is also such a sturdy and stable platform I used it to get a heavy box from the closet shelf with no trouble. Also, it really is attractive enough to be decor, sitting in front of my big chair, it looks just like my Siamese. Great carving.
Comments about Product: My mother bought one of these dog footstools in a rare impulse purchase for herself, and I eyed it jealously for at least a year. When they went on sale recently we got one for me too! It is the utility stool in mom's kitchen, it's very sturdy and the stain has held up well. Love it!
Comments about Product: This stool exceeded my expectations. I bought the dog version for my youngest adult daughter, who needed a step stool to reach items in her upper kitchen cabinets. Our older daughter loved it, too, and requested the cat version for her home. This is a very well-made, sturdy and useful item, which is also very cute and decorative.
Comments about Product: Great little step stool that serves as somewhere to sit when you have something to do low to the ground. It is so appealing to the eye - many have asked where I got it. STURDY!!
Comments about Product: I ordered this stool because I needed a stand for my cable box. It looked sturdy and well made. When I received it I was shocked at what a beautifully crafted product this was. No where can you purchase such a solid piece of furniture with attention to detail for under 50 dollars. In fact I don't know where you can find something this solid no matter how much you spend these days.
Needless to say, it is too cute to use under a cable box. I use it next to my chair to put my glasses and remote on. I smile every time I look at the adorable pooch curled up snoozing peacefully. No assembly was required either!
Comments about Product: As a professional finisher (and having carved a bit)I was impressed by the quality of the workmanship, the sturdy beauty and warm wood tones. The person I gave the stool to was delighted with it. It has a prominent position
in her home.
Comments about Product: I bought 2 dogs and 1 cat for my little nephews and niece--something to "keep" from their aunt. These stools are heavy-duty, well-made, and beautifully carved. They should last a lifetime! The kids absolutely loved them.
Comments about Product: THIS STOOL IS NOT ONLY ATTRACTIVE, IT IS ALSO A VERY USEFUL ITEM. MANY COMPLIMENTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND ALSO MANY INQUIRES AS TO WHERE IT WAS PURCHASED. THE STOOL IS ESPECIALLY STURDY AND THE FINISH IS WELL DONE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE "DOG STOOL" AND HGHLY RECOMMEND "PLOW AND HEARTH". SUPER SERVICE AND PROMPT DELIVERY!!
Comments about Product: I needed at foot stool for my husband and when I saw this one I thought it would be a great stool for grandsons to use when visiting. I will be buying a few more. I love all the different designs.
Comments about Product: Got both the cat and dog, and each are adorable. Just got them but they appear to be pretty sturdy little guys. The finish needs to be rubbed out but no big deal. I really like them!
Comments about Product: Love this! It is just the right size for the corner of my living room it looks GREAT and you can tell it is made of high quality materials and the craftsmanship is awesome...its built to last! I use primarily as a decrative accent but have also used it to reach on top of cabinets etc...
Comments about Product: I can now safely reach the things in my top cupboard shelves. Sturdy for standing, though I did put pads on the feet so it wouldn't scratch the floor. Very cute. Well- crafted. Wish I'd ordered the rooster too when they were on sale! Great addition to my kitchen.
Comments about Product: Too cute for words. I have wanted the cat and dog for a long time. When they were featured as the "item of the day," it was my opportunity to get what I wanted at half price. Very happy with purchase--for kids or adults--these were for myself!
Comments about Product: Really nice well made product. I was able to pick this up on sale, so that was the cherry on top. I ordered the dog stool too and like it best, because I am more of a dog person. But I am a pet sitter and tell people, cats are people too, that is why I got one of each!!!
Comments about Product: This dog stool is just too cute. It is very well made, a quality product. I bought the cat stool too, but think the dog is cuter, but I am a dog person. I picked these up on sale, the icing on the cake!!!!!
Comments about Product: Being a cat person, I fell in love with the quality of the cat carved stool - so much so that I bought both a dog stool and another cat stool to give as gifts. The recipients are as thrilled with theirs as I am with mine.
Comments about Product: The sale priced items were not the same quality as the original priced stools. Lacked the detailing,staining and colors of those I purchased at full price. Because of the sale price I still kept and I will touch-up and give away because they are a good value.
Comments about Product: Purchased this to give a friend for Christmas but now want to keep it for the grandkids! Hoping it goes on sale again because I'll be buying several different ones. Solid and extremely well made.
Comments about Product: I really love these! I gave them as Christmas gifts to my sibs, and I'm considering a different one for them this year! I can carry them (I already have two) around the house to place where I need them at any given moment!So unique with an old fashioned flavor.
Hmmm. Which one shall I buy myself next?
Comments about Product: the second stool was damaged in transit I reported the incident and 3 days later it was replaced..No hassle..Love this site been a customer for several years now and will continue forever..
Comments about Product: I initially bought the dog stool for a friend. I thought it fit her house decor well and at the same time would appeal to her grandkids. Everyone loved it, including my daughter who saw the stool before it was given away. She asked if I would order her one (I did). The doggy ones are adorable and sturdy--made for large feet or little butts.
By Greatest Gift Giver by my family FromKinderhook, New York
A PERFECT GIFT
Comments about Product: This was a perfect gift for a couple who are dog lovers. I haven't seen where they put it yet but they said they found a perfect place. They loved the workmanship and that it was one of a kind!
Comments about Product: This product has both form and function. It can serve as a footstool or you can change a lightbulb with it or get your favorite book from the shelf. It also looks great by the fireplace too...just looking cute!
Comments about Product: I ordered both cat and dog stools as one is a gift and I was very pleased with their looks and quality. I use my stool in the kitchen to reach items and it is very sturdy. The craftsmanship is good, but the full price is a little steep. I got them on sale.
Comments about Product: I loved the product in the catalog and found it just as delightful when I received it. It is quality work and is well used. Everyone that visits loves it too. My cat loves to sit on it and look out the door.
Comments about Product: I specifically purchased this for my older cat. She has a hard time coming on/off my bed so this certainly helps. She uses it all the time. It is quite sturdy and very attractive.
Comments about Product: Since I am short it comes in very handy to reach things on higher shelves. It is light weight enough to move around easily but very sturdy. I feel very secure standing on it. It is also very cute.
Comments about Product: These are better than I expected. I have been looking for a long time to replace 2 fire place hearth stools, these are better than I expected. Beautiful, well made, nicely done, smooth to the touch, [...]. I got the dog and cat, very well made. Rich warm colors. [...]
Comments about Product: After feeling frustrated in an attempt to get a child-sized chair for use in a small bedroom, I found this and it works perfectly for our needs. It's much more unique than any of the seating solutions out there in specialty children's furniture catalogs and it's really easy on the eyes. At first, the price put me off because I thought [$] for a footstool was a bit high, but it's made nicely and the carving is great. (Also, places that sell children's furniture charge quite a bit for a simple assembly-line made chair and this is so much better!)
Comments about Product: This stool was a gift for someone else. She was extremely thrilled with the stool. It is too beautiful to stand on. She sits on it. She loves the stool and so do I. I hope to purchase one for myself someday.
Comments about Product: I loved these in the catalog; purchased first the
cat stool and then the dog stool. Put each in
bedrooms to aid pets. I would recommend each
of these--well made, and artistically designed.
Each has a red touch on the colors and every room
gains by a touch of red in the decor!
Comments about Product: It was exactly what I expected and more. It literally makes me smile everytime I look at it, especially since I am caring for a dog that looks exactly like the stool, even down to the red collar. I hope to acquire the kitty stool as well! [...]
Comments about Product: This stool is practical, attractive and multi purpose. I gave one to my daughter in law for Christmas and she has commented on how much she loves it so many times. Handy to reach high things that are stored in the kitchen, as well as serving as a foot stool near the couch. And each time she uses it, she thinks of her cat.
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