Best Outdoor Cat Houses

For a cat, comfort is everything.

These beautiful little balls of fur will go to any lengths to achieve this from crawling into boxes to improvising cat bets from rogue laundry. As a loving cat purrent, the least you could do is help the little one out by getting them their very own designated lounge spot. In this case, a good outdoor cat house is one of the best investments you could make.

The best cat houses on the market are the PawHut, CozyCatFurniture, and Petsfit models. Here are more about them and 24 other fantastic outdoor cat houses to pamper your cat with. 

27. PawHut Large Wooden Outdoor Cat House

This is truly the ideal outdoor setup for cats allowing them to play and enjoy sun and fresh air while still staying safe. The mega cat house has two tiers with lounge shelves on the lower tier and a closed upper sleeping area.

There is also plenty of additional space within the confines of the frame for the cats to play in. With all this space to play with, this cat house is without a doubt ideal for multiple kitties.

26. CozyCatFurniture Waterproof Outdoor Cat House With Platform

This cat house is designed for extreme weather whether it is snowing, raining, or just extremely hot. This is made possible mainly by the special thermal ply insulation built into the cat house’s walls.

It is also as a result of the very high elevation. This allows airflow below the house to keep it cool while also preventing flooding when it rains or snow blocking the entryway

25. Trixie Wooden Cat Tower Perch

The Trixie Wooden cat house is another alternative for cat owners who want the 2 tier design. What makes it different is the fact that the upper tier is an upper balcony or watchtower style perch. If the cat is in the mood to observe their surroundings, they can simply climb up there and watch over everything.

If they are more in a napping mood, then they have a cozy and spacious hiding nook under the perch to curl up inside.

24. K&H Pet Products Mod Thermo-Kitty Outdoor Cat House

Weatherproofing is absolutely non-negotiable when it comes to outdoor cat houses. The last thing any purrent wants is to have their fur baby rained on or freezing outside.

The K&H is cat house is designed to put your mind at ease with its weather-proof polyester cover.

This not only keeps out water but also offers the perfect combination of insulation for those cold seasons and breathability when it is hot.

23. FURHOME COLLECTIVE Heated Cat Houses

If you live somewhere where it rains a lot, this cat house would be ideal for your outdoorsy fur baby. It has an elevated and waterproof base that will prevent flooding when it pours.

The roof is also designed to provide protection with its angled design. That way, when it rains the water will flow off the roof instead of collecting and potentially damaging it.

22. PawHut Solid Cat House

When it comes to aesthetics, few cat houses come close to what the PawHut solid cat house has to offer. It has an incredibly cute teepee tent style that is bound to be more than just a functional piece in our outdoor space.

In addition to the aesthetics, this design offers great drainage, perfect for rainy or snowy weather.

21. One for Pets Portable Cat Show House

The One for Pets Portable Cat Show House is more than just your average cat house. It also doubles up as a carrier and portable car kennel.

It is ideal for pet parents who have multiple pets or multiple cats as the partitioned unit can accommodate up to 4 small pets comfortably.

It also stands out with its multiple mesh panels at the sides and front of the cat house for aeration.

20. Petsfit Outdoor Triangle Cat House With Escape Door For All Cats

This is yet another teepee style cat house that is an awesome aesthetic statement piece. What makes it special are the 2 doors, one at the front and one at the back. This may seem pointless but it is a very important safety feature especially for outdoor use. That way, if there is danger approaching from one end then your cat could very easily escape from the other end.

19. ROCKEVER Outdoor Cat House

If you have a very large cat, this cat house would be ideal for you with its spacious dimensions. In fact, it is constructed to accommodate up to 18 pounds which means you can fit anything from multiple small kitties to a single giant very comfortably.

It also comes with a large step that your cat will definitely enjoy lounging on when they want some time outside the nook.

18. Easyology Store Cat Condo House

This is more of a cat condo with its box hideaway design than your typical cat house. With its plush external and internal lining, it is a versatile piece that can be used as both an indoor and outdoor cat house.

You will without a doubt enjoy the fact that it is also collapsible which will come in handy when storing the cat house away while not in use.

17. Trixie Pet Products 2-Story Outdoor Cat House Cottage

This is a proper cat house in the traditional sense and is built to offer complete protection for outdoor cats both from the elements and from other animals like snakes and strays. With its solid build and lockable front door, nothing will get to your cat as they sleep outside.

It also has an openable roof that allows easy access to the interior for cleaning.

16. Hollypet Self-Warming Outdoor Cat House

This is a versatile cat house that can easily be folded into an open bed for your cat to lounge in both indoors and outdoors. The arctic velvet plush lining on both sides of the cat house ensures that the cat is comfortable whether the cat house is used as a nook or an open bed.

Of note is that it is not waterproof and when set up outdoors should be elevated and shaded to keep the cat dry and cozy in rainy weather.

15. Favorite Soft Portable Opening Outdoor Cat House

This condo style cat house is perfect if you want something you can also use for yourself. It makes for the perfect footrest to use with your outdoor furniture as you hang out with your furry companion.

It serves as a hideaway nook that no cat could possibly resist crawling into and taking a nice nap in.

Sounds like a win-win.

14. K&H PET PRODUCTS Outdoor Multi-Kitty A-Frame

This A-frame, tent style cat house is ideal for cold weather. This is because of the heated base pad designed to keep your cat cozy and toasty through those brutally cold nights. The pad itself is also plush, further contributing to the comfort by offering insulation and a nice, soft surface for the cat to lay on.

You could also open one of the sides for an airy, open bed setup for the cat to lounge on during the day.

13. K&H Pet Products Outdoor Heated Extra-Wide Cat House

This cat house actually looks like a simple house with the 4 walls and angled roof design. What makes it special is the double house, wide design which makes it a lot more spacious. It can actually comfortably accommodate two adult cats.

Furthermore, it has 2 doors, one on either side. This offers easy access in or out of the cat house which comes in particularly handy when accommodating two cats simultaneously.

12. ecoFLEX Albany Outdoor Feral Cat House

This cat house is built to stand the test of time. It is made from special Ecoflex material that is not only weatherproof but also resistant to wood bugs and rot as a result of moisture exposure. That way, your cat or cats can enjoy the comforts of their outdoor play place for a very long time.

In addition to the longevity, your cat gets to enjoy the convenience of multiple entry and exit points from the cat house.

11. Petsfit Outdoor Cat House With Escape Door And Stairs

This is both a cat house and cat tree all incorporated into one magnificent structure. It may be a bit of a pain to set up with all the compartments and separate parts. But once you have it set up, it will be every outdoor cat’s dream with everything from hideaway nooks to the covered fun stairs for them to climb up and down using.

The cat house also happens to be elevated and therefore ideal for outdoor setup where rain or sprinklers could cause flooding.

10. PETYELLA Heated Cat Houses

The Petyella is quite the aesthetic masterpiece with its bright colors and fun patterns creating a homey aesthetic. It will truly be like giving your cat a house of their very own.

In addition to the aesthetics, the cat house is also built to keep your cat warm and cozy with its heated pads.

Finally, it is very easy to maintain as it can be quickly taken apart for cleaning and drying and just as easily assembled.

9. PUPPY KITTY Cat House Insulated

The Puppy Kitty cat house stands out the most when it comes to insulation. With its thick, insulated walls, your cat will have a warm place to hide away during those cold nights. The cat house is also waterproof making it perfect for rainy weather to keep the kitty not only warm but also dry.

However, it is best set up on elevated surfaces to prevent flooding in case of heavy downpour.

8. Extreme Consumer Products New 2020 Indoor/Outdoor Cat House

Cat houses can be a little complicated to set up and take down for maintenance. That is why you will love the easy assembly and disassembly this cat house has to offer. It features zipper as well as hook and loop fasteners for quick and easy setup without compromising on structural integrity.

Your cat also has a lot to look forward to with the soft and heated base pad for those cold seasons.

7. ASPCA Outdoor Cat House & Scratcher

This is another flashy cat house to consider if you want something that stands out in your yard. This play nook takes things to the next level with its bright colors and the faux chimney to complete the house-like aesthetic.

Your cat will definitely have great times inside this cat house with the built-in scratchboard for clawing on and head bunting.

6. Kitty Tube Outdoor Insulated Cat House New Gen 4 Design

At first glance, this cat house looks like a water boiler or really weird flower pot with its tube design and dark finishing. This design is what makes it perfect especially for cat owners who want something subtle that will blend in with the outdoor space. The cat house is also very well insulated offering maximum comfort for the cat.

5. MidWest Curious Cat House

This is a cat cube that can be used both indoors and outdoors. It is different from other cat cubes in that the top doubles up as a shallow cat bed for your little furball to lounge on. This design also makes it a great cat house for homes with 2 cats as one can enjoy the nook while the other hangs out on the equally comfortable perch.

4. K&H Pet Products Outdoor Heated Kitty House

This cat house is winter-proof in every imaginable way. It includes thick, insulated walls that keep the nook where your cat will be sleeping nice and toasty.

It also comes with a heated base pad to offer additional warmth. You just have to set the cat house close to a power outlet whether indoors or outdoors.

Finally, it comes with clear plastic doors that help to keep the snow and wind out of the cat house.

3. Petsfit Weatherproof Outdoor Cat Shelter/House/Condo With Stair

This cat house is elevated to protect both the fur baby and the house itself from water and bugs on the ground. The cat could use the step to get up into the house. This step is actually very wide and you shouldn’t be surprised to find the cat lying on it.

The cat house also has cute, paw-shaped ventilation holes for airflow within the lounging nook.

2. Aivituvin Wooden Outdoor Cat House

.This cat house plays to our little feline’s climbing nature with its 2 tier design. It includes a bench on the lower tier for the little furball to lounge and enjoy the sun and the breeze. The upper tier on the other hand has a hiding nook design for when the kitty wants a bit more privacy or warmth.

The best part is that the cat house can be expanded by removing the side plate and connecting to another Aivituvin wooden cat house to accommodate more cats.

1. ROCKEVER Cat House

When it comes to cat houses, keeping things clean inside there is very important as cats can be a bit OCD about their personal spaces. This is what makes the removable roof and floor on the Rockever cat house such an awesome feature.

The design allows you to wash the inside by removing either one of the panels. That way, your cat will actually look forward to hanging out inside.

Are Outdoor Cats OK In Cold Weather? Outdoor cats are pretty hardy and tend to adapt quickly even to cold weather. However, they prefer warmth and will either try to find cozy and dry hiding spots outside or ask to be let in. There is also always the risk of frostbite and hypothermia in freezing weather in which case outdoor cat houses or letting the cat indoors more often are solutions worth considering.

Will My Cat Be Ok Outside All Night? Your cat should be ok being outside all night long if they are used to outdoor living. They have fantastic eyesight for navigation as well as sharp senses and agility to escape in case of danger. For peace of mind, you could get a pet door installed so they can come in whenever they wish without having to call out.

Are Cats Happier Inside Or Outside? Cats can grow up very happy either inside or outside the house. It depends mainly on where they spent most of their time especially in their formative months. Those that were raised as indoor cats are most comfortable indoors. Those exposed to the outdoors tend to get restless and angsty when cooped up indoors for too long.

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