9 Best Cat Houses for Comfortable Pets – For Indoor, Outdoor and Large Cats

We all know that our pet cats are a part of the family and that they should be treated as such. But, we would never leave the human members of our family without a secure and comfortable place to rest. Cats love to nap in different places and they like to hide where we cannot find them. With that being said, it makes perfect sense that having a separate area of their own to relax in would make them happy.

House cats are still natural predators and they know that they are at their most vulnerable when they are sleeping in the open. This means that there are a few different things to consider when you are looking at cat houses. A shelter indoors can enable them to relax and sleep in a comfortable space, while a shelter outdoors can protect them from the elements. 


Best Cat Houses For Indoor Cats

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K&H Pet Products Outdoor Kitty House (Heated & Unheated)


K&H Manufacturing Outdoor Kitty House, 18 x 22 x 17-Inches, Unheated - Olive

K&H Manufacturing Outdoor Kitty House, 18 x 22 x 17-Inches, Unheated - Olive

Summary

As we have already mentioned, there are a few different things that you need to look for when you are looking at different indoor cat houses. You also have to make sure that you know exactly what you are looking at while you are looking at different products. For example, the K & H Cat House comes as both a heated version and an unheated version, making it suitable for use both indoors and outdoors.

This cat house has also been designed and manufactured in a way that makes it incredibly easy to assemble and collapse. You can use the hook and loop fasteners to attach all of the walls and you can use a zipper to attach the roof. The material that the walls and roof are made out of is waterproof. 

Why It's So Popular

The K & H Cat House is a popular product because it comes with an easy to use heating pad. It is actually quite difficult to find a cat house that has a heating pad because most of them do not feature designs where using a heat pad could be an option. A heating pad can offer you a perfect way to keep your cat warm and cosy during the colder months of the year.

Keep in Mind

One thing that you do have to consider is the fact that the cord that is attached to the heating pad in this cat house is only short. It is actually less than six feet in length, meaning that you might have to think about using it with an extension if you are planning on having your cat house far away from a plug. It is also worth noting that water could potentially flow through the holes in the cat house during heavy rainfall, which is why we would recommend this product as an indoor one and not an outdoor one.

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PETMAKER Cat Condo 2 Story Double Hole with Scratching Surface


PETMAKER Cat Condo 2 Story Double Hole with Scratching Surface, 14" x 20.5", Gray

PETMAKER Cat Condo 2 Story Double Hole with Scratching Surface, 14" x 20.5", Gray

Summary

If you already have pet cats in your home, then you will probably already know just how much they desire to relax and observe the world when they are not playing or practicing their predatory skills. For them to have a perfect rest, they need to feel secure. This is why cats often try to sleep in enclosed spaces and they find high spots where they cannot easily be reached.

The Petmaker Two Story Cat House can offer you all of this and more, within a single structure. It has three different comfortable areas for your cats to rest and play, two of which are spacious, covered and pretty much fully enclosed so that cats can have the privacy that they desire. The back of this special cat house is also covered with a jumbo-sized scratching surface so that your cats can have fun while they are using it. 

Why It's So Popular

If you are looking for a cat house for two cats, then the Petmaker Two Story Cat House might be a good option for you. This cat house is a great option for multiple cats because it has several different levels. It is also incredibly user-friendly, easy to assemble and easy to maintain. It can be quickly cleaned using either a vacuum or a spot cleaning technique.

Keep in Mind

This two story cat house is only recommended for use with cats and kittens that are over the age of ten weeks old. We would never advise that you use it with younger kittens. It is worth noting that there is no real padding inside of the compartments on this cat house, meaning that you might have to think about adding some of your own if you know that your cat likes to live a comfortable life.

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TRIXIE Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower


TRIXIE Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower, 20.25 x 13.75 x 25.5, Gray/Light Gray

TRIXIE Pet Products Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower, 20.25 x 13.75 x 25.5, Gray/Light Gray

Summary

What do your cats enjoy doing with their time during the day? Most house cats like to eat, play, sleep and relax while watching the world around them. They are notoriously easy to please. The TRIXIE Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower has been designed with this in mind, but it also mimics a traditional climbing house in a few different ways. This is rather perfect because it means that this cat house takes up less space than alternative models do.

The insert that can be found inside of the bottom of this cat house can be easily removed and washed in a washing machine. This is a good thing because it will mean that you do not have to rely on not so thorough spot cleaning methods and vacuuming to get rid of certain smells. If aesthetic appeal is something that you notice, then you will be happy to know that this product comes in several different colours. 

Why It's So Popular

The TRIXIE Miguel Fold and Store Cat Tower is a popular product because it really is aesthetically appealing. It looks similar to a cat tree house in that it has a hammock that your cat will have to climb up to reach and a shelter that your cat can use in the bottom. There are also two fuzzy balls dangling off of the hammock so that your cat can play with them, in the same way that most cats are happy to play with baubles on Christmas trees.

Keep in Mind

If you only have a limited amount of space to work with, then this product could be a great option for you. It has been built-up so that it only takes up a minimal amount of space. But, it can still offer your cat a place to relax, sleep and play - everything that a cat needs.

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MidWest Curious Cat Cube, Cat House/Cat Condo


MidWest Curious Cat Cube, Cat House/Cat Condo

MidWest Curious Cat Cube, Cat House/Cat Condo

Summary

The MidWest Curious Cat Cube is a cute cat cube that has a simple design, making it stand out among some of the other cat houses that can be easily found on the market. It is made out of faux suede and synthetic sheepskin, making it incredibly comfortable and perfect for your pet cats to use throughout the day and night. It also comes in several different colours and a double story option is available if you would prefer a double to a single.

This cute cat hideaway includes a plush hanging ball for your cat to play with and some lovely hide and seek cut out holes that your cat might enjoy entertaining you with. Your cat also has the option of simply relaxing in the private den. 

Why It's So Popular

One of the reasons why this product is so popular is because it is incredibly durable, thanks to the sturdy way in which it has been designed and manufactured. It is also incredibly easy to assemble and it collapses flat when it is not in use, making it really easy to store away in small places.

Keep in Mind

This cat cube is a perfect option for most cats, but it might not be an ideal option if you have an incredibly large cat. If your cat is quite large, then he or she might not actually fit inside of the cube. This does not mean that your cat will not try to fit inside anyway, most cats enjoy tight spaces. If you have a larger cat, then you should try to look for a larger product.


Best Cat Houses For Outdoor Cats

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Petsfit 2-Story Outdoor Weatherproof Cat House/Condo/Shelter with Escaping Door 30"x22"x29"


Petsfit 2-Story Outdoor Weatherproof Cat House/Condo/Shelter with Stair

Petsfit 2-Story Outdoor Weatherproof Cat House/Condo/Shelter with Stair

Summary

If your cats enjoy spending their time outside under the sun (or in the rain), then you could benefit from owning a cat house that has been designed and manufactured for use outside. These outdoor cat houses usually offer relaxing areas for your cats to sleep in and outside areas for them to rest on, as well as areas that are perfectly sheltered so that they can avoid any adverse weather conditions.

The best outdoor cat houses will also include an area that encourages your cat (or cats) to play. The Petsfit Two Story Outdoor Cat House comes with either a set of stairs for your cat to climb or a scratching pad for them to enjoy playing with. If you know that your cat enjoys scratching things, then you should definitely go with the latter. 

Why It's So Popular

We believe that this product is so popular because it really is aesthetically appealing. People are bound to fall in love with it because it could potentially be painted in any colour that you would like it to be, regardless of what colour paint is present when it arrives. This cat house is also the perfect addition to any back garden and it is incredibly easy to assemble because it includes pre-drilled holes.

Keep in Mind

This product would be better suited to small cats and kittens than it would be to large cats, they simply would not have enough space. If you do have large cats, then you should try to find an outdoor cat house that has been designed with larger cats in mind. When you are looking at outside cat houses, you also have to think about whether or not your cat enjoys chewing things.

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Petsfit Weatherproof Outdoor Cat Shelter/House/Condo with Stair 27.5"Lx17.5"Wx20"H


Petsfit Weatherproof Outdoor Cat Shelter/House/Condo with Stair

Petsfit Weatherproof Outdoor Cat Shelter/House/Condo with Stair

Summary

This product is quite similar to the Petsfit Two Story Outdoor Cat House that you can see reviewed above, but the Petsfit Weatherproof Cat House is a much better alternative for larger cats. You could also potentially use this product if you have small dogs who like spending all of their time outside.

If you are looking for an outdoor cat house for winter use, then this cat house might be a good option for you. It comes with a set of stairs and the door on the back of this product is covered with a plastic flap, preventing any drafts from coming into both of the two entrances. This also offers your cat another exit, making him or her feel even safer while inside of the house. 

Why It's So Popular

One thing that you have to consider when you are using a cat house outside is how quickly that cat house will become dirty. You don't have to worry about that at all with this cat house because the bottom floor can actually be removed. This means that it can easily be cleaned, but you cannot remove the roof. This product is also popular because you could potentially paint the cedar wood any colour that you want to.

Keep in Mind

There are some better alternatives out there that include scratching posts and fuzzy balls for cats to play with and have fun with. In comparison, this cat house is simply a shelter. If your cats are playful, then a cat tree might be a better option for you so that your cats have lots of different things to do.

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Petsfit 31” L x 30” W x 56” H Outdoor Cat Shelter, Cat House/Condo, Ideal Cat Shelter, Weatherproof Cat House with Three Floors


Petsfit 31” L x 30” W x 56” H Outdoor Cat Shelter, Cat House/Condo, Ideal Cat Shelter, Weatherproof Cat House with Three Floors

Petsfit 31” L x 30” W x 56” H Outdoor Cat Shelter, Cat House/Condo, Ideal Cat Shelter, Weatherproof Cat House with Three Floors

Summary

Out of all of the Petsfit cat houses that we are reviewing, this Petsfit Outdoor Cat House is by far our favourite. It has three floors that your cats could potentially entertain themselves with, one of which includes a main entrance. There are also four holes in other places that your cats could run into and out of, making this cat house a great option for people who have more than one cat. This particular model could also be used as a house outdoor for winter.

Why It's So Popular

It is easy to see how beautiful this product is and just how important it could be if you enjoy aesthetically appealing products. You could easily paint the dried cedar wood a colour of your own choice, making it fit in with your current garden decor. We would simply advise that you use a water-based paint so that your pets are not exposed to any toxic chemicals.

Keep in Mind

This cat house has three beautiful floors and it is relatively large, but most people think that it is larger than it actually is before they receive it. It is worth noting that this cat house is quite heavy and you might struggle to move it around on your own, making it harder to set up than some of the other options on this list are.


Cat Houses for Large Cats

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Meowfia Premium Cat Bed Cave (Large) - Eco Friendly 100% Merino Wool Beds for Cats and Kittens


Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Cave Bed (Large) - Eco Friendly 100% Merino Wool Bed For Large Cats and Kittens(Light Grey)

Meowfia Premium Felt Cat Cave Bed (Large) - Eco Friendly 100% Merino Wool Bed For Large Cats and Kittens(Light Grey)

Summary

Finding a cat house for larger cats can be a really difficult and challenging task because most cat houses have been designed with smaller cats in mind. This cat cave is a product that could potentially suit you if you have a large pet cat. Having said that, the Meowfia Premium Cat Cave is a product that small cats and kittens would probably find comfortable because of what it is made out of.

The modern design that this product has is also worth paying attention to. It doesn't actually look like a traditional cat house and the only way for guests inside of your home to tell would be for them to see a cat inside. This cat cave also comes in four different colours so that you can choose the one that suits your house the most. 

Why It's So Popular

One of the main reasons why this product is so popular is because it has been made out of merino wool. Merino wool is known to be incredibly comfortable, but it is also free from some of the harsh chemicals and synthetics that can be found in other materials. The Meowfia Premium Cat Cave is also handmade, meaning that the quality is pretty much guaranteed every single time.

Keep in Mind

Try to remember that this cat "cave" has been designed with relaxing in mind. If you have a cat that really likes to play, then this cat bed might not be suitable as it will not be able to offer them any real form of entertainment. But, you could always buy them separate things for playing with so that they can use this cat house to rest in, nap in and relax in. On the other hand, you could also try to look for a product that includes all of the different things that you need.

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Best Pet Supplies Coral Fleece Tent for Pets, Tan - X-Large


Best Pet Supplies Coral Fleece Tent for Pets, Tan - X-Large

Best Pet Supplies Coral Fleece Tent for Pets, Tan - X-Large

Summary

As the name would suggest, this large cat house is shaped like a tent and it has been designed with comfort in mind. It comes in several different colours and it has been made using faux suede, while alternative versions of the same product can also include materials like linen and corduroy. All of the products in the Best Pet Supplies Tent Bed range come with a soft foam lining that is quite easy to clean.

Our favourite thing about this particular product is that it has an anti-skid base. This is something that a lot of cat houses do not have, but it is actually really important. When cats are playful they can be quite bouncy and they could easily jump up on a standard cat bed and send it sliding across the floor. You won't have to worry about that with this product. 

Why It's So Popular

This cosy house is incredibly private and it can offer your cats a nice sense of security while they are trying to drift off. Cats are known to sleep better when they know that there is only one entrance to the area that they are sleeping in. This is probably because they are constantly on the lookout for different things to make sure that they are safe. It is worth noting that this would be a great option if you have more than one cat at home.

Keep in Mind

If you are looking for a pet bed that will also entertain your feline friends, then this product might not be the best option for you. You should try to look for one that comes with a few additional attachments. Scratching posts and things that hang down tend to work perfectly. If you have a playful cat that is large, then you should try looking for cat trees for large cats because finding products for bigger cats can be quite difficult.

Conclusion

As you can see, choosing the best cat house can be a really difficult task. How difficult the task really is can also vary depending on your own circumstances and depending on what your cat likes and does not like. If your cat decides that he or she does not like the cat house that you choose, then you will be stuck with a cat house that does not get used.

Try to make sure that you are choosing a cat house that meets your needs, not one that meets the needs of other people on the internet. If your cat likes to play, then you should try to find a fun house with all of the attachments. You could always look around Amazon or Walmart to get an idea of what products are available. If your cat simply likes to laze around and sleep, then you should think about purchasing a cat house that is shaped like a cave. 

9 Best Cat Houses for Comfortable Pets – For Indoor, Outdoor and Large Cats

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