We began searching for something like this after having seen a similar litter box being used in an adoption cat shelter. The litter box at the cat shelter was somewhat larger, and likely custom made, with the entrance located on the long side of the box. But the idea was what caught our attention: an attractive litter box -- upholstered in carpeting -- with a lift-off top that made it easy to clean. After several weeks of searching, we were about to give up. Hubby thought maybe he could make something similar and began the process of figuring what he'd need to do it, along with the cost. I thought maybe we could find a used piece of furniture (an old toy-chest? a blanket storage chest?) that we could convert to asimilar litter box. When we had all but given up hope of ever finding a litter box close to what we'd seen at the shelter, we saw this one online. Just what we were looking for! And at less cost than what it would take to build it ourselves! Ordered it immediatey, and It arrived just a few days later, and WE LOVE IT! (Looked even more attractive than the photo.) Our two cats also love it.
I haven't been able to get my 35 lb dog to use the pet loo yet. She's 9 so it may be difficult to "teach an old dog new tricks". The problem I have, is the way the grass is attached. There are four plastic clips attached to the side with prongs that stick into the grass to keep it from moving. In order to anchor it, you really need to push hard on the clip, while lifting up on the grass, so that it will puncture the grass and anchor it well. The last thing you want when training the dog, is to have the dog leap up on it and have the grass slide. Scare the dog and you may as well give up. Given the cost of this thing, they could have spent a few dollars more to create clips out of something like spring steel.... I just KNOW these clips are going to break, probably one day after the warranty expires!
This would be perfect for someone who's cat did not lift her butt up in the air to urinate! Would not recommend for a cat that urinates this way. Other than that it was working fine. Great service from the manufacturer as a piece arrived broken, they replaced with a whole new litter box.
We got this litter box enclosure in brown -- the color is a darker chocolatey brown, with beige trim around the door. As others have mentioned, it does just look like a big cat toy -- a carpeted cube -- so if you want something that is disguised as nice furniture, there are better choices. But this piece is great for us! -It's sturdy and heavy -- you can sit on it. -The carpet makes it appealing to our cats for play and scratching. -There's plenty of room for litter box -- even our "extra large" rectangular. -Laminated walls inside make it easy to wipe clean in there. -Lid is heavy-ish and lifts completely off (no hinge). -Arrived fully assembled and seems very well made. -Perfect for our bedroom next to their cat climbing tree. Our cats adjusted to it easily. We placed it in our room next to the litter box (already there). We left it empty with lid off for a day so kitties could explore it, then we put the lid on and left empty for a half-day to ensure they were ok with it enclosed -- they think it's a hideout and great fun. Then we put the litter box (which was sitting next to it outside) inside it with lid off. Kitties found the litter and sniffed everything out -- used it no problem. We put the lid on next day (day 2) and they've been using it ever since. They also use it constantly to ambush each other and play king-of-the-mountain, so it's getting plenty of use. A perfect fit for our situation! We like it much better than the plastic-hooded enclosed litter boxes from pet store -- it's bigger and looks better than those. A fine value!
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