This is a simple but effective shelter for Feral cats or stubborn cats that won't go through a regular cat door. It's made from either a 48 qt Coleman OR Igloo cooler. These coolers are very well insulated and do good at keeping the cat's body heat in, we also include a bag of straw to provide extra insulation to compensate for the unobstructed door opening. The cooler has been turned upside down to make it waterproof, otherwise wind driven rain could get in around the lip of the lid. The round entrance has a PVC liner so there is no exposed insulation. The 2nd opening is a regular Cat door with a flap, we have found that even though some cats wont go thru a flap to get into the house they have no problem going thru a flap to make a quick escape from a house. Fits one average size cat up to 14lbs.
The optional K&H heated Pad is safe for outdoor use.
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We only except returns if the item is damaged, defective or incorrect with the error being our fault.
We do not guarantee that every cat will use one of our houses, though most do the customer has to determine if their cat will use a house BEFORE ORDERING. It takes a lot of patience and usually some cold weather to get a cat to use a house for the first time, but once they do they will be in it all the time. If you need multiple houses we suggest ordering one and trying it out first. DO NOT ORDER ONE OF OUR OUTDOOR CAT HOUSES FOR INDOOR USE, IT WILL NOT WORK
As for getting the cat to use the House, it takes a lot of patience and some coaxing. People have the most success using canned cat food because it has strong smell, especially fish. What you do is place the food right in front of the Pod door for several days. Then move the food right inside the door propping the flap open inward so the cat has to stick its head inside the Pod to eat. Do this for several days, then move the food all the way inside the Pod with the flap. At first the cat might just go in eat the food and leave but he will remember this as a place to go when he needs shelter.