Choosing the best outside cat house or dog house means looking at several factors. With so many to choose from it can be confusing so the key thing is to make a list of what you want from the outside cat house or dog house.
Waterproof Cat Houses and Dog Houses
Unlike an indoor cat house or dog house, being outdoors means that it will be subject to the elements. This may not be such an issue if all you want is somewhere a bit quirky for your cat or dog to play in. However, if you really do expect your pet to bed down and sleep over night on soft bedding, it is essential that the outdoor cat house or dog house is water tight. The best outside cat houses do tend to be waterproof.
Find the Right Size
Outside cat houses and dog houses come in various sizes with the dog houses being generally larger than the cat houses. Some are marketed for both cats and dogs. Make sure you get the right size for your cate or dog.
Some outside cat houses and dog houses have space for more than one animal. So, if this is an issue, make sure you select one with the extra space. Some allow for up to three cats for example.
Some of the best outside cat houses and dog houses have an insulated floor to provide added warmth and comfort. You can of course add bedding but this might get wet and soiled so having a cat house or dog house with built in insulation makes sense of your pet is going to be outside for long periods; especially at night.
Price wise, outside cat houses and dog houses won’t break the bank. Some of the best are genuinely good value for money. By considering the criteria in this list, hopefully you won’t buy something more expensive than required.
Assembly is always an issue. The last thing you want is to end up having to spend ages with assembly.
With the above criteria in mind, we have examined the best outside cat houses and dog houses and listed them below. For more outdoor cat houses and dog houses click here.