We hadn’t even closed on our house (earlier this year) and I knew exactly how I wanted to set-up the room for my babies. One of the key must-haves was a litter closet with easy access for the cats and for cleaning. Most importantly, I wanted to keep the litter boxes out of sight and the dogs out of the litter boxes! Rather than cutting into the hollow closet doors that were here, Kyle and I bought vented doors from Home Depot (or Lowe’s, I can’t remember) and he cut a rectangular opening at the bottom of one panel as an entry point. At first, I think, he thought I was nuts but I insisted it would work. I enhanced the closet with a little hook-and-eye latch to keep the doors together when the dogs try to stick their heads in the closet. Amazing the power of a $1 latch!
While doing some searches on Pinterest recently, I learned that I was not the first person to come up with idea although I am still quite proud of it. (I don’t know anyone in my circle of friends/family to have a litter closet in their home.) It really is a good idea if you can spare the closet and it looks a whole heck of a lot better than two litter boxes. Plus, I think the cats like the secure privacy.
In the coming days, we’ll be testing our great ‘invention’ again: with a puppy! The puppy, Rosie, is friend’s dog that we’re watching for the week. She’s smaller than Lily, our cat, and I am hoping she won’t have any interest in climbing into the closet. Kyle and I haven’t had a puppy in our life since we adopted Anya when she was 7 months old. Rosie is about 15 weeks old. Fun times ahead!