The 8 Best Hooded Litter Boxes
This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in March of 2016. If you love your cats but, like most people, are not so fond of the mess and smell their waste causes, then a hooded litter box can help to mitigate the problem. They can prevent your pet from kicking debris all over the room and hide unsightly clumps. We've selected a variety of designs to fit your individual needs and budget, and even included a self-cleaning option. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
September 11, 2020:
While your cat may not be able to tell you if he wants more privacy when using the litter box, but there are plenty of other benefits to warrant providing your cat with something more than a plain litter pan.
For cats who are overly enthusiastic about covering their waste, options like the Petmate Booda Dome Clean Step and the Van Ness Corner each surround the litter area so that nothing flies out. The Booda Dome takes the top spot for the added bonus of the textured stairs that wipes paws as they exit.
The hooded litter boxes all offer better odor control than an open pan, but for the most odor control consider those with a simple built-in slot for a filter, like our top picks, the Booda Dome and Van Ness.
March 15, 2019:
The Petmate Cleanstep takes the top spot for the excellent amount of privacy it offers without having to navigate a door flap, plus the rounded shape is the easiest to scoop clean. We considered removing the Iris Split-Hood because of the number of complaints about the lid being knocked off easily, but this box still has a devoted following in a large number of users who love the cleaning grate at the entry and its low price.
Litter-Robot 3 The Litter Robot 3 Connect offers cat lovers some bells and whistles they didn't even know they wanted. It's a self-cleaning box that's WiFi-enabled, and looks like a futuristic space pod. This box can pair with a smart phone to reveal the waste level in the drawer, plus the app tracks daily usage. litter-robot.com