Allegra on ScratchKabin

Whenever a box arrives addressed to Allegra and Ruby King, my two product testers know that it’s time for them to get to work! They’re always very helpful with opening the boxes, and they can’t wait to see what fun new product they get to check out.

Their eyes got bigger as it became obvious that something really big was going to come out of this particular box. Once I got the KatKabin® it out of the box, it didn’t take Allegra long to claim it as hers, as you can see in the photo above.

KatKabins® are unique and innovative cat houses. The outdoor version stands above the ground and provides a warm, cosy outdoor shelter for napping, stretching and relaxing in all weather conditions. It comes with a removable KatFlap and a washable KatKushion. It is also available in a double door version and as a premium combination with a washable fleecy Winter Warmer which lines the internal body of the KatKabin® for added insulation.

We received their newest model, the SkratchKabin™, a scratchable cat house and bed. The outside scratching surface is made from rough carpeting. The ScratchKabin™ comes with a removable and washable cushion. It also comes with a removable toy hanger and a sisal toy mouse (see video below).

Ruby inside KatKabin

Ruby was the first of my two to check out the inside, and found it to be quite satisfactory. She thinks it’s going to come in real handy when she wants to stalk and surprise Allegra.

Watch both of them check out their new ScratchKabin™, and don’t miss Allegra’s excellent demonstration of how to use the scratch surface:


The KatKabin® and ScratchKabin™ comes in a variety of colors to match any indoor or outdoor decor. For more information and to purchase,  please visit the KatKabin® website.

***This giveaway is closed***

Win a KatKabin®  or ScratchKabin™ for your cat – a $99 value!

You will have a choice between the standard KatKabin® or the ScratchKabin™. To enter the giveaway, tell me in a comment why you’d like to win, and whether you’d like a KatKabin® or  ScratchKabin™. For an additional chance to win, tweet about this giveaway or share on Facebook, and post the link in a separate comment. This giveaway is open to readers in the US, Canada and Europe. It ends Thursday, July 5.

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164 Comments on Review and giveaway: Enter to win a KatKabin cat house

  1. I raise foster kittens for the local shelter. My house is “temporary home” to anywhere from 4 – 10 kittens, some with nursing mothers most of the year. I think the foster kittens would just love to have access to a ScratchKabin to entertain themselves. Thank you.

  2. I have 6 furbabies and we just moved into a new rental that has “pillars” in the entry into the dining room. My bunch have decided that they are TREES and want to scratch them (ignoring their cardboard scratch pads). This would be PURRFECT and hopefully the fun of playing in and on and able to scratch their own “trunk” will have them ignore the boring “trees” >^..^<

  3. OMGosh, a ScratchKabin would be a miracle for us right now!

    I have 2 kitties with 20 claws each. That is a lot of claws.

    They have been using all 40 of these claws to pull up our carpeting at every corner! (I blame Ms. Luna, the tortie, for teaching our tabby how to do this. Or maybe it was the other way around. I don’t know! They’re very good at plotting together to drive us batty!)

    There is just nothing I can do but give them more interesting surfaces to scratch! A ScratchKabin would be a lifesaver.

  4. My boyfriend and I are owned by the sweetest Siamese who loves to claim everything as his jungle gym! The Scratch Kabin would be perfect for him, and for the new kitten we are getting soon!

  5. Having 4 cats in the 3-4 year age range, it is a constant challenge to keep them active and keep them from scratching the furniture. A Scratch Cabin would provide them with some interactive play as well as an alternative to the leather couch. Thank you >^..^<

  6. We are currently fostering our 23rd, 24th, and 25th foster kittens for a rescue organization in Austin, Tx. (Litter of three ). This is over the course of 12 months. We can’t mix them with our cats, so we built them their own screen porch/ cattery so they can enjoy the sun on nice days. The Scratch Kabin would be a perfect addition for litters waiting to go to their forever homes!

  7. I’m not particularly special but my 2 kitties would LUV the KatKabin! Dolly & Simon. I’m gone 12-13 hrs a day as a 911 dispatcher and a little something new would help liven up ol’ Simon’s spirits. Plus, they’re my sweet solace after a rough shift and I’d like to give them something nice. Thank You!!

  8. My two kitty girls, Portia & Ginger would love to win either one of the wonderful cabins you have to share. They play very well together but sometimes need a “place of their own” to escape to. Thank you for having these to give away to somebody’s kitty friends.

  9. I would love to win the ScratchCabin for my little kitten Bella. She is such a busy and playful little cat and would love climbing and scratching her ScratchCabin and then when she gets tired she can sleep inside!

  10. My kitty Sweetie would love the SkratchKabin! He likes sleeping in enclosed areas and this would be perfect!

  11. Im SO excited about this contest.! I have SEVEN rescue cats, living in my house. They all just love to scratch on MY furniture and walls. They desperately need there own item to scratch on.! We dont get them cat toys like this EVER, so I think it would be such a joy for them to have such a great work of furniture for them to play on.! (: They get excited even just with a simple plastic bag, so I cant imagine how excited they would be about a new piece of their very OWN furniture.!! At my house, we know ALL about tortitude. I have a very special TORTI kitty, who WOULD love this item.! (; If I win, I know my kitties would like the Scratch Kabin, please. Thank you so much for this opportunity, and I hope you chose me.! (:

  12. Miss Lucy and little Rikki would love a new hidey hole and the scratchy pads on top would make them very happy.

  13. Hi! I’d love to a KatKabin for the shelter where I volunteer -Bristol Animal Shelter.

    They are a tiny no-kill shelter who, in addition to the hundreds of dogs and cats who find their way through their doors to forever homes, manage to support a feral colony on the property. Their ferals have one dog house for shelter, but would LOVE something as fancy and durable as the KatKabin.

    Thank you for holding this giveaway!

  14. I would love to win the ScratchKabin because Olivia, Zoe , Murphy, Izzy & Abigail are clawing my couch! They had a tilted scratching post but it was used so often it finally collapsed! I know they would enjoy napping in the ScratchKabin as well! I also have started caring for some outdoor kitties that could use the ScratchKabin on my covered front porch in winter.
    Thanks for the chance!

  15. My kitty would love the scratch kabin. He scratches everything already so a house just for him to scratch would be perfect. Of course, he might prefer the box that it comes in because he’s a big fan of crawling inside things! Thanks.

  16. I would love to have this for my 2 babies plus the foster cats that live in my house. The kittens I foster would love it too!!!

  17. Ai will lub its furever cross mai paws!!!¡¡¡ JenniMurr ..
    JENNIMURR! ! you hacked Mommys Wall!
    Yes, okay,I will tell them….ahem!!!!
    JenniMurr would love the Kat Kabin… really!
    Thank You Aledra and JenniMurr

  18. I know my Butterball kitty who is 14years young would love to have a KatKabin for the back deck. She doesn’t climb trees anymore and would love to keep herself warm and safe from the country critters in the purrrrfect KatKabin. (When I was a kid my Dad built something like this out of an old plastic blue barrel and it was hideous but kept my kitties warm and safe!) Thank You

  19. I have 3 cats, all of which I have adopted from the Erie County SPCA over the last 9 years. Being that they came from a shelter, I have always felt that I cannot spoil them enough. (I also volunteer at the shelter and buy toys for all of the homeless kitties) I would love to have one of your wonderful scratchKabins for my kitties. Why the ScratchKabin? Well WHY NOT? I would never have my babies declawed. so I make sure to keep plenty of scratch surfaces around for them.

  20. I have one cat and two outdoor kitties that visit. The outdoor version would be great for our outside visitors – a nice safe space for a snooze!

  21. I’m only 15, and not really old enough to work anywhere near where I live, so I have to save any money I get. My tortie Shadow would love this, because she has been using a dining table as her ‘home base’ for the past couple months, where she can keep an eye on both her food and her litter box. I would love for her to have this as opposed to the table, she would be comfy, I would feel better because of that, and my mom wouldn’t complain about a dirty table (which we never used anyway, but having Shadow off of it would still help) I can’t just go out and buy her things like this, as I said in my first sentence, so winning this would be greatly appreciated 🙂

  22. I have 6 cats of various ages, breeds & sizes but they all love beds and “hidey” spots. I would love the ScratchKabin–we just adopted an Exotic Shorthair & drove 7 hours with her scratching the rugs in my car! She’s a horizontal scratcher & likes to be a bit higher than her new siblings so I think she would love one! My Lennon & Bessie Lou would like to play hide & go seek in it and maybe tire themselves out.

  23. Both my cats love hide-and-seek, so a Kat Kabin would be an ideal hiding spot for them. Looks cozy for a nice afternoon cat nap!

  24. I’d absolutely love to win this for my babies! I’d pick the SkratchKabin. I have three furbabies who are my life! Hubby and I don’t have children so our cats are treated like our own flesh and blood. Fuzz, Sissy and Koli are spoiled rotten with love but we don’t have a lot of things like this for them. This would be great to win!

    Thanks for the chance!

  25. I start every morning with a hearty scratching post session, love my post but after 7 years itd be nice to try something new. We are moving to a new house soon and I think this would be just the thing to help me have a “safe place” and get acclimated.

  26. I’d love to win a scratch cabin because we cannot afford to get our cats nice furniture. I know they’d adore this!

  27. I had to move unexpectedly (no job) and was welcomed into my friends place with cat in tow. I would have been homeless and I had a cat that I could/would not give up, unfortunately my roomies cat and mine do not get along so we have to seperate them. My cat is shy and will hide, the Scratchkabin would be so wonderful for my Coco as she loves to find small places to hide in and of course loves to scratch! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway.

  28. I would like the kat kabin because when I moved I had to get rid of all of my kitties toys and playhouses and they look so bored and I think they would love the KATKABIN!<3

  29. I would have to say the Scratch Kabin because my 5 would go nuts over this because they love new places to scratch!

  30. I have never really been a cat person, but my boyfriend has an amazing cat who has changed my mine. Karma was found by my boyfriend on the middle yellow lines of a busy street one night and Jack (my boyfriend) didn’t think twice about stopping and taking him home. He is the sweetest and most loving cat I have ever met in my life and he has really managed to change how I feel about cats in general. He is cuddly and so affectionate and I really thing that he would be over the moon if he were the lucky cat to get this amazing prize. Hey, maybe if you pick Karma as the winner good karma will come your way. Thanks for reading.

    New Cat Lover

  31. I have 3 cats – two wild furballs that are just over a year, and our newest addition is a senior (~10 yrs) who is blind and FIV+. He loves finding places to hide, and I think he would love this. And if it was the ScratchKabin, my other two could stop attacking my husband’s chair.

  32. Myself and my two kitties.. Max and Minka would love to have a scratchkabin! My kitties have a big tall cat tree and card board scratchers (cat lounge) but they arent exactly happy with them.. I still have to stop them from scratching on my nice footstool! My kitties are full of fun personality.. they play fetch like dogs with their miceys and my orange girl Minka actually likes to get into a bathtub full of water and play in it.. But they also like some personal quiet time when they are all worn out, this would be perfect! I work for a non profit/social services business and dont make a lot of money to buy super cool things like this for my prince and princess.. they are everything to me and I want to give them the world!!

  33. Oh wow our little girl kitty would think it’s the best thing ever! She love to hide im things and this look like the perfect hiding place for a nap. And she also like to keep her nails sharp, but she’s a good girl and only sharpen them on her scratchers. she like the one she has thats made of sisal rope and the other one is a cardboard with some stuff on it like the stuff thats on a nail file for humans, type of scartcher, she like that one a lot , she almost scratched a hole through it. So she like to hide to take a nap and she also like to scratch so i think she would really like this 🙂

  34. We have 5 cats and it would be wonderful to add the ScratchKabin as an addt’l escape/nap/ scratch piece for them. I love that a scratching surface was added to the outside of the KatKabin, very clever. Thank you for the generous giveaway.

  35. We’z living in a fast paced, high tech world today, and I pride meh-self on being an oustanding multi-tasking kinda kitteh. I would very much enjoy being da proud owner of da ScratchKabin as it would give meh an opportunity to keep me claws sharp and meh mind well-rested. Thank yoos fur considering meh in dis give-away contest.

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