Best Cat Houses for Indoor and Outdoor Use

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 7, 2017
Cats and kittens are frisky creatures that play a lot and sleep a lot. Create a special place for your little friend where it could hide, curl up and have a nap and purchase one of the cat houses that we’ve reviewed for you. ...Read more ...Read less
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CONS
OUR VERDICT
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CAPACITY
DIMENSIONS
MATERIALS
SPECIFIC FEATURES
WARRANTY
 
PROS

Two escape doors will prevent cats from being trapped by predators. Meanwhile, a heated bed will keep pets warm and comfy at low temperatures. 

CONS

A scratching pad is not available. 

OUR VERDICT

This spacious multi-cat A-frame house from K&H will make a safe, cozy and secure shelter for the house or feral cats. The house can been set both indoors and outdoors, in your garden, garage or on a pouch. 

detailed parameters
TYPE

Cat house 

CAPACITY

1-4 cats 

DIMENSIONS

35" x 20" x 20"

MATERIALS

600 Denier Nylon with a vinyl backing

Bed Material: Soft PVC

Cover: Fleece (Included)

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Heated bed, Water-resistant design

WARRANTY

1 year 

PROS

A solid base and a dome-shaped construction with a hooded entry will protect your cat from strong winds, pouring rains and dazzling sun. A special floor pad encourages scratching. 

CONS

A bit difficult to clean. 

OUR VERDICT

The Petmate Kitty Kat Condo is a really great option for harsh weather conditions. If your feline predominantly spends time outdoors, this cat house will keep it cool in summer and warm in winter. Give your four-legged friend a private outdoor coverture!  

detailed parameters
TYPE

Cat condo

CAPACITY

1-2 cats

DIMENSIONS

26" х 25.3" х 18.5"

MATERIALS

Plastic, Structural foam, Carpet

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Scratching pad

WARRANTY

1 year 

PROS

A washable design allows keeping the bed clean and tidy, while a skid-free base is perfect for placing it on any surface. 

CONS

This model is suitable for indoor use only. 

OUR VERDICT

The Armakat Kitty Cave is a real find for small apartments and houses. Practical and well-designed, it can provide your pet with a comfortable sleeping place, not looking out of place in your room interior. 

detailed parameters
TYPE

Cat bed 

CAPACITY

1 cat

DIMENSIONS

18" x 13" x 13"

MATERIALS

Soft velvet with waterproof and skid-free base

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Extra thick 100% poly fill for extra comfort 

WARRANTY

1 year 

PROS

The exterior of 600-denier polyester makes this house water- and weather-resistant to protect your cat from inclement weather. Proven design and materials quality. 

CONS

A bit flimsy construction. 

OUR VERDICT

Will come a handy solution to those consumers whose cats prefer to stay outdoors. The house is roomy and can give a shelter to several pets, protecting them from nasty weather conditions. 

detailed parameters
TYPE

Cat house 

CAPACITY

1-2 cats 

DIMENSIONS

22" x 18" x 17"

MATERIALS

600 Denier Nylon with a vinyl backing

Bed Material: Soft PVC

Cover: Fleece (Included)

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Heated bed, Water resistant design

WARRANTY

1 year 

PROS

A soft bed topper is perfect for lounging while hanging plush toys will come in handy when your cat is in the mood to play. 

CONS

This house might be a bit cramped for bigger cats. 

OUR VERDICT

If you are looking for an all-in-one solution ideal for confined living spaces, the MidWest Cat Cube is what you need. It offers a well-thought combo of a cat bed and a cat condo with toys to serve all cat's needs perfectly. 

detailed parameters
TYPE

Cat house/ Cat condo

CAPACITY

1-2 cats 

DIMENSIONS

16.5" x 15.5" x 15.5" 

MATERIALS

Soft faux suede with synthetic sheepskin

SPECIFIC FEATURES

Hanging plush toys with jingle bells

WARRANTY

1 year 

What is a Cat House

All cats by nature tend to stick to a certain area where they can curl up and sleep. Even if your house is big and you believe your sofa is good for your cat, it still needs its own private space to hide away and rest. A cat house will become your pet's hideaway and shelter, providing it with comfy things like a cushioned bed, a scratching post, a hammock, etc.

As a rule, the exterior of a cat house is made of water- and weather-resistant materials so you could set the house not only indoors but somewhere in the yard, garden or your garage, knowing that your little friend is protected from nasty weather and feels comfortable and dry.

The owners of cats will surely appreciate having a cat tree that will allow your cat or kitten scratch it, jump on it, play with its hanging toys and stretch out. Meanwhile, if you reside in a private house, the installation of a cat door can come a handy solution to let your pet in and out without keeping it wait until you wake up and open the door.

K&H Manufacturing Outdoor

The Best Quality and Ultimate Comfort for Your Pet Mate

K&H manufacturing is one of the largest renowned producers of pet products of the premium quality. To ensure that its products are unique and provide comfort for pets, the company's always been on the lookout for the innovative technologies and trends of the market.

The K&H Outdoor Kitty A-Frame cat house is a perfect example of the quality product you could wish to get for your four-legged friend. It is a large triangular-shaped coverture that can accommodate up to 4 pets at a time, depending on their sizes. Featuring the overhang roof design and weather-resistant 600 denier nylon, the house will provide your pets with top-notch protection even during heavy rains. To make it possible to use it in the winter, the manufacturer equipped the house with a heated bed. 

The peculiar feature of the K&H Outdoor Kitty A-Frame cat house is that it comes with two exist doors, allowing your cat to sneak out through one of the doors in case of predators' attack. 

This easy-to-assemble, spacious and durable cat house is perfect both for outdoor and indoor use. You can set it in any room to make a nice resting spot for your domestic furry friends or place it on your patio, terrace or porch to provide a welcoming safe retreat for feral cats. 

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K&H Manufacturing Outdoor
K&H Manufacturing Outdoor
 

Petmate Kitty Kat Condo

When Durability is a Prime Priority

The Petmate Kitty Kat Condo can become a perfect shelter for your furry wanderer to set outdoors, thanks to the mold- and rot-resistant properties of the plastic used. The house is suitable for indoor and outdoor use all year round. Featuring a beautiful doom-shaped construction with a hood over the entrance, it can provide your cat with protection and warmth under any weather conditions. 

In order to provide your pet with comfort and warmth during winter time, the house comes with a soft carpeted floor which serves not only as a flooring but also as an area for scratching claws. This way, you wouldn't need to buy any extra scratching posts or trees.  

Designed for outdoor use, this lovely kitty igloo will easily find its place in your garden, backyard or deck to snugly accommodate 1 or even 2 cats. It’s an excellent choice if you look for a warm and well-protected house for your outdoor cat or those kitties without a permanent place to call their own. 

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Petmate Kitty Kat Condo
Petmate Kitty Kat Condo
 

Armarkat Waterproof Base

A Cozy Nest For Your Animal Companion

The Armarket is one of the most reliable pet product brands. Its line of ergonomic pet beds stands out for a pet-friendly design and high-quality materials. The Kitty Cave is not an exception. Designed for indoor use, the house offers a great combo of comfort features, style and functionality. Knowing how frisky cats can be, the manufacturer fitted the house with a skid-proof base so that they couldn't tip it over, while in order to make the house more welcoming to cats, added an extra-soft bed pad and a nice-to-touch velvety finish. All these features combined makes this house a super comfortable sleeping environment for your pet.

Besides comfort features, the Armarkat Cave looks incredibly stylish. It doesn't look extraordinary; it's just that brown and beige colors look absolutely gorgeous together and match literally any interior. The dimensions of the house make it a good fit for small and big apartments. What we like best about this house, though, is that it can be easily washed in a washing machine. No extra care or maintenaince is required. 

Since indoors your furry friend is neither threatened with predators nor exposed to inclement weather, the only thing that matters is a supreme comfort of your pet mate. This is where the Armarkat Cave ticks the box! 

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Armarkat Waterproof Base
Armarkat Waterproof Base
 

K&H Manufacturing Heated Outdoor

Versatility in High Quality

The Outdoor Kitty House is one of the best-selling models from K&H Manufacturing that is suitable for both indoors and outdoors use. Had you want to create a castle for your four-legged friend in your bedroom or you planned to make a comfy shelter in your yard, it will fit the purpose. 

Out-of-the-box, the Outdoor Kitty House comes disassembled. Yet, it won't take you long to put it together since no tools are required. This also means you won't spend long to take it to pieces when it needs washing. 

600 denier nylon cover and vinyl as a backing make the house weather- and water-resistant. Using it as a shelter during rain and snow will keep your pets dry and comfortable. The construction itself is also durable and can withstand harsh winds. For extra weather protection, the model features an overhang roof and door flaps to keep away rain and snow. To provide your kitties with cozy warmth and supreme comfort during cold seasons, you can put a heated bed inside the house (included in the package). The presence of the second exit door adds to the protection features, allowing your pet to escape from the house quickly if being attacked by a predator.

The Outdoor Kitty House is ideal for your garage, barn, shed or porch. Give your four-legged friends a warm and safe hideaway they deserve!

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K&H Manufacturing Heated Outdoor
K&H Manufacturing Heated Outdoor
 

MidWest Curious

All-in-one Cat Condo

Casting a quick look at the velvet finish of the MidWest Cat Cube is enough to say it is for indoor use. A beautiful, cushined construction with a lookout zone will come to liking to your cat and become its favorite longe zone in your house. The 2-level MidWest Cat Cube house will be suitable for two cats or one cat and several kittens. It's roomy inside and it has an additional playground with hanging plush toys and hide-and-seek side cutouts where little kittens can play, exercise and frisk. Your cat will be attracted to the house the moment you bring it home and will spend there most of the time, playing and sleeping on a soft pad. 

Being strong and sturdy, this cat condo quickly folds flat for compact storage when not in use or when you need to transport it somewhere. 

The Curious Cat Cube will quickly become your feline’s favorite hangout. With a variety of things to do, this incredible condo will keep your pet engaged and amused for hours. Meanwhile, it will offer a nice place for it to hide and sleep.

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MidWest Curious
MidWest Curious
 

Sources:

1. How To Buy A Cat Houseiloveindia.com.

2. Lisa Zhang How to Choose Cat House? LinkedIn. April 20, 2016. 

3. Sleep rest and play for your cat or kitten, Argos.

4. Your Guide to Buying Cat Condos, eBay. March 10, 2016. 

 

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