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Where to Keep the Litter Box?

If you're like me and have multiple indoor cats, you need several litter boxes. It's often hard to find a spot to keep them where they're not too much of an eyesore and the litter that gets kicked out doesn't cause an issue.

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I've come up with two solutions.

In the basement we keep the litter box inside of a dog crate (minus door). The cat food and water are stored on top. The litter stays inside the box and it's fairly well covered and protected from the dog (who is not interested in going inside the crate - lol!).

We have another litter box in the kid's bathroom. Extra kitty litter was constantly an issue on the floor, especially when damp feet came out of the bath, even though I keep a small whisk broom under the sink and sweep every time we scoop the box. To keep the litter contained, I purchased a tall sided plastic storage tub (often on sale after the holidays) and keep the litter box inside that. It has helped immensely.

By Stephanie from Hillsboro, OR

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December 28, 20111 found this helpful

These are really great ways for strategically placed litter boxes, I especially like the idea of placing one inside a dog crate to discourage the dog investigating:)

My husband and I are fostering a cat over the winter and after trying a couple of places, have placed the litter box in the bathroom. The cat acts as though we've finally come to our senses by putting the litter box where it belongs, lol! If one of us walks in while he's using the box he looks at us with a look that says "Do you mind?!"

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December 28, 20110 found this helpful

Most of these ideas are great except I've always heard/read that cats don't like to eat near the litterbox.

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May 22, 20160 found this helpful

I've heard that, too.

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December 28, 20110 found this helpful

I have had cats and dogs all of my life (close to 60 years). I learned early on not to put the cat box or cat food on the floor if I have dogs too. Both are like yummy treats for the dogs (I know, YUCK!!!!! But the dogs love it!) So I have always kept my litter boxes and cat dishes up out of the dogs' reach. Years ago I went to a yard sale and bought a sturdy end table that has a bottom shelf and a drawer on it. This is perfect for the litter box. I'm able to put the scoop and any other utensils (such as plastic bags) in the drawer. I keep a small 4 gallon trash can with plastic bag liner next to the table. I put a small rug with rubber underneath on the table under the box.

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This helps to catch pieces of litter from being tracked out. This works great to keep my small dogs out of it, but if you have a larger dog you need a taller table. I also keep a large bin (I use a large trash can with a lid) to keep the fresh litter in, with a large scoop inside.

As for the food dish, I put it on another table. I got one that is taller (again, yard sale). Then I set the tall table above the dogs' dishes. Everybody gets fed at the same place, but the dogs eat dog food and not cat food. I also keep a bin for each (cat and dog) next to this area so that I don't have to go across the room to refill their dishes.

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December 28, 20110 found this helpful

I agree with CS7 about not having food and litter box so close. I know I wouldn't want to eat in my bathroom. ;-)

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I put my kitty's litter box in a small linen closet that is right next to the bathroom. I removed the door and hung a curtain (with a tension rod) that comes to the bottom of the lowest shelf. The litter box is on the floor and most of the litter stays in the linen closet. I have a little semi-circle rug in front of the closet to catch the little that is tracked out.

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August 26, 20150 found this helpful

Good idea! Everyone is happy about it. With just a bit of ingenuity and persistence problems solved. The cats look happy about it too. Cats are wonderful friends and companions. Pet owners are the luckiest people in the world!

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May 22, 20160 found this helpful

I keep one in the living room and one in a bedroom but both are facing the wall. When people come over to the house they don't know we have a cat because we mix baking soda in the cat litter and there is no cat odor.

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I once had someone ask me where the litter boxes where and I told her in plain view but facing the wall and she could not believe it. She told me she had been in homes with cats and could always smell the litter box and cat smell, she could not tell in our home.

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April 21, 20170 found this helpful

I put my litter box in a small cabinet with glass doors in the front and take the back off of it. I pull it from the wall wide enough the cats can get through it only. I can clean it from the front with the glass doors and if the cats throw any litter around it stays in the cabinet. This also prevents my dogs from wanting to snack out of the litter box.

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September 2, 20200 found this helpful

I have one litter box it looks a bit like a cat carrier walk-in then to clean it you just roll it to the left and all the poo etc goes into a pull out deep tray and you just empty that. After a while, I will clean the box out altogether on a dry day and leave it to dry in the sun. the cat litter bag I keep beside the toilet.

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These litter boxes are well worth it If I give my cat an open tray she will when she is covering her poo scratch out litter in tray onto floor no mess when she has her box But it has to be clumping litter when using the box system in order for it to go into pullout tray. 10 out of 10 for the cat carrier I have a spare one so will try this when I am cleaning outbox great Idea

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