I am the “mom” to six cats. Yes… you read that right – SIX cats.
We started out with one cat 20+ years ago. We thought he was lonely, so we got him a friend. When our original cat passed away, we felt the new cat needed a friend, so we adopted another cat. Some how we ended up adopting two more.
Years later we fostered a set of kittens. One had to be put to sleep when she was three weeks old. Thankfully, the other one survived and thrived. After fostering her since she was a day old to three months old, there was no way we could give her up for adoption, so we adopted her.
Fast forward years later. We had to put our two boys to sleep (months apart). Then one day when we were at the shelter we saw the prettiest cat. We didn’t plan on adopting another cat, but we ended up adopting her. Because she was still “kitten’ish,” and wanted to play, our older cats were not interested. So we ended up adopting another kitten so she would have a friend to play with.
Lastly there is our newest addition. Her name is Callie. She’s four years old. We didn’t plan on adopting another cat, but we found out she was abused (she was found in a dumpster with her back shaved!). We felt so bad for her, that we adopted her. We found out AFTER we adopted her that she was blind. That didn’t phase us one bit. She may be blind, but she gets around just fine (too bad our other cats are not very kind to her).
So… we have six cats. I have no problem adopting more (especially special needs cats), but my husband said “no more.” We’ll see…
As you can imagine, we have to have several litter boxes, and we have to clean the litter boxes several times per day (usually every 2-3 hours). It’s a group effort. My husband does them in the morning, my kids do them when we’re both at work, I do them when I get home from work, and my husband does them again at night. The litter boxes are always clean (at least when someone is home).
It’s not fun to do. Who wants to clean the litter boxes? No one has ever found joy and happiness in such a gross task. Don’t get me started on fully cleaning the litter boxes. That is a chore that is a necessity.
I recently learned about a company called the Kitty Poo Club. Yeah, I know, what an odd name for a business. I’m pretty sure you can guess what their specialty is? Kitty Poo.
The Kitty Poo Club offers consumers disposable, odor-free, leak-proof litter boxes – complete with litter!
The Kitty Poo Club sent me one of their litter boxes to review.
The litter box is made out of cardboard, which was a concern, but I trusted that the box was leak proof.
The box arrived folded up. You wouldn’t guess what it was just by looking at it. You had to us unbox it and assemble. Assembling is super easy. It’s just a matter of unfolding it, removing the perforated side (the part where you can goes in/out of the box, and add in their special litter.
When you place your order, you are able to choose what kind of litter you prefer. Their available choices are;
My cats have been using the same brand of litter for 20 years (we have a 20 year old cat). Even our youngest ones have been using the same litter since they were kittens. I wasn’t sure how the cats would react to a new litter, and a new litter box.
The youngest ones were curious about it. They knew what it was, but they would step in and out of it (as if they were playing), not realizing it’s for their “business” and not to play in.
The first one to use it was our cat Callie. She’s blind and has had more life experiences than our other cats whom we’ve owned since they were kittens. Callie was 3-4 years old when we adopted her. She came from an abusive background. My poor baby!
You would think it was Callie’s litter box because she used it more than our other cats. I think it’s because she liked that it’s opened (our other litter boxes are covered). She likes knowing she can “escape” if one of our younger ones goes after her.
It took a couple of days, but the younger ones eventually did their “business” in the Kitty Poo box. Even one of our older cats went in there once (that I saw). Our two oldest cats sniffed at it from time to time, but I never saw them use it. I guess they are just too set in their ways and didn’t want to stray from what they’ve always known. But that’s OK. Not all cats respond to litter the same way others do.
What I love most about Kitty Poo is NOT having to wash the little box out once a week. With six cats we have no choice. I love that after a month (or less, depending on how much its used and how many cats), you can just toss it out.
I think the litter did a good job controlling the odor too. With six cats, we pride ourselves on keeping our home smell clean and NOT like we have cats (if you know what I mean). Most of the time we didn’t smell what was in the box, unless someone did something VERY stinky.
The Kitty Poo club subscription ensures that you get a new box and litter every month. In addition, they offer other cat products too (treats, accessories, toys…).
The boxes go for $21.99 (the type of litter does not seem to affect the price at all). You also have the option of up to boxes for seven cats (more than seven you have to contact them). We have six cats, but unfortunately, we couldn’t afford seven boxes each month (one for each cat plus an extra one). If we only had one or two cats, I would subscribe to the Kitty Poo Club in a heartbeat!
If you are interested in learning more, visit KittyPooClub.com. The brand can also be found on Facebook and Instagram.
What do you think of the idea of a litter box subscription service? Does it sound like something you’d like for your home?
*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.