Jul 232018

Hi guys! Ernie here. Most of us cats love boxes. It’s a fact. Cats and boxes go together like peanut butter and jelly…night and day…chips and salsa. You get the idea. If you put an empty box out and there’s a cat around, it won’t stay empty for long. But why should us cats settle for boring brown cardboard boxes?

Two cats and a box

And humans…you know your cats love boxes but you don’t want those ugly brown things cluttering up your house. It’s embarrassing when guests come over. You can’t wait to put them in the recycle bin, right? But why deprive your cats from something they love?

Cat in the Box logo

That’s where Cat in the Box comes in. Dawn Fontaine, the owner of Cat in the Box and a life-long animal lover, came up with the brilliant idea of designing unique, clever and fun but functional boxes for cats. Ones that you wouldn’t mind leaving out in your home all the time.

Two cats in a Cat in the Box milk carton

Dawn contacted us recently and asked if we’d like to try out one of the boxes she designed. Of course we meowed a loud YES! Check out the box she sent us. Now what could be more fun than playing in a GIANT MILK CARTON?!?

This milk carton is made of sturdy cardboard and looks just like the real thing. The detail is amazing…the only thing missing is the milk. It’s about 26 inches tall and 12 ½ inches wide and deep. There’re 3 cutout holes…measuring 6 ½ inches…for getting in and out of the box. It’s put together with hook-and-loop (velcro) and can be easily taken apart and stored flat if needed. Reassembly is just as easy.

Cat in the Box

Now lemme tell you…I love a good box. The milk carton came fully assembled and as soon as the mom put it out, I crawled right in and stayed there. It’s the purrrrrfect spot for me to hide from Wally. You can barely see me in here!

Cat in the Box

Cat in the Box offers 2 box designs…the milk carton and a monster cheese wedge. Both can be set upright or on the side…however your cat likes it. You can purchase them directly from the Cat in the Box website. Right now, the boxes are only available in the U.S….each box costs $29.99 and shipping is free!

Cat in the Box

I give this Cat in the Box milk carton BIG paws up! And from me, those are some mighty big paws. I’m staying in here forever. Or at least until dinner time.

You know your cat would love one of these boxes. For more information about these fun boxes and to order one for your cat, visit the Cat in the Box website. Hey, while you’re there, sign up for their newsletter so you can be the first to know all the latest news from Cat in the Box. You can also follow them on Instagram and Pinterest.

Cat in the Box logo

Now for some more fun! We’re giving away one of these boxes! That’s right…you can win your choice of the milk carton or the monster cheese wedge. The giveaway is for those in the U.S. only since Cat in the Box only ships within the U.S. Just use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Void where prohibited. You have through July 30, 2018 to enter. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours in which to claim the prize or else another winner will be chosen. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure:  We received the Cat in the Box milk carton for free when we agreed to do this review and giveaway, but that did not influence our opinion at all. The Island Cats will always give a fair and honest review, and will only share information that we feel is relevant to our readers.

  69 Responses to “Fun and Unique Boxes from Cat in the Box”

  1. Too cute! Like the idea of Velcro instead of just slots and tabs.

  2. Um. 6 1/2 inches? Um…..well, I don;t know. 6 1/2 inches? Was about older lady cat widths?

    • Katie, if I can fit in it, I’m sure you can too.

      • Hi, this is Dawn from Cat in the Box! If you do have a larger-than-large cat, I’d highly recommend the Monster Cheese Wedge. The back of the Wedge can be left open to allow a cat of any size or shape to wander in.

  3. That is such a good idea. We would love to have one of those boxes. You all have a great day.

  4. Those are some seriously wonderful boxes!

  5. Super cute boxes! Looks like a good Christmas gift for the boys to share!

  6. This is a very clever idea.

  7. That is a cool box. We’d chose a milk carton like yours, Ernie.

  8. Da Boyz would LURV these!

  9. Love both of them!

  10. I think everyone would love one of these.

  11. Gee, both styles are so cute, but I think I’d have to pick the milk carton if I’m lucky enough to win.

  12. My girls would be fighting over it!

  13. My girls would be fighting over it! We would choose the cheese!

  14. what a great idea… theo can’t wait.

  15. OHMYCATS those are the bestest boxes I have ever seen
    Hugs madi your bfff

  16. Oh, would this be a great box present, or what? We love this design!

  17. What a great idea! We entered in the draw even though we are outside the US, because we would offer our win to someone in the US!

    The Chans

  18. Yes those brown boxes are ugly and don’t stay around the house long because of that fact. These are very eye catching and less likely to be stumbled into!

  19. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but boxes do zilch for me. Am I abberated? I want to be like Wally and Ernie. Mama put out a wonderful box just last week and she had even cut holes in it and I just looked at it and went pffffft.

    A boring Loulou
    Maybe I’m a dog.

  20. These are so funny! I think we’d choose the milk carton… but it’s a difficult decision.

  21. I love these! But then, what cat wouldn’t?

  22. doodz….theeze boxex iz total lee awesum !!!!!!! best best fishez ta everee one on a chance ta win one ~~~~~~ 🙂 ♥♥

  23. OH HOW FABULOUS! What a great idea for a hidey spot – you do look wonderful inside that milk carton Ernie and being dark means you are totally hidden – Wally will never find you – of course you have to close your eyes because they are like BEACONS, but with closed eyes – you’re invisible. I forgot to way when we filled out the rafflecopter form but if I won one of these I would choose the milk carton too. What a totally cool spot for a snooze.

    Hugs, Teddy

  24. That is so cute! I think I could con Tabby into a giant cheese wedge. 😀

  25. That is a cool idea. I would be happy to win either, but that cheese is pretty cool.

  26. Those are so cute! You boys did such an excellent review that we’re crossing our paws to win one! We’d choose the milk carton because it looks like it has bigger holes for a certain, uh, not so svelte kitty.

  27. What a cool idea! That Dawn lady is a smart cookie…those are some fun boxes!

  28. Definitely the milk carton since Mudpie’s grandpa grew up on a dairy farm!

  29. I love these! I know Rosie would love this and Ruby probably would, too!

    P.S.: This is Ruby and Rosie from The Daily Pip. We changed our blog name to My Rescued Life – but wanted you to know, it’s still us.

  30. great idea! I love the cheese!

  31. How clever and cute! If we had one, we could get some peace from that chub Izzy. He’d never be able to get in it! We love him and all but he is a pest sometimes.

  32. That’s super cool!!!!

    The Florida Furkids

  33. Now that is something to meow about! Wowy, the milk will never run dry at your house!! Tee he hee. Say, I wonder if that company takes custom orders and make a palace, for instance? Hugs.

  34. Those boxes are cute. I bet kittens would have a lot of fun in there.

  35. That milk carton looks like fun. Does it come lactose-free? Just kidding. Not sure it can fit in here but I’ll make TW get rid of the sofa.

  36. Pipo might just enjoy a frolic in that big milk carton!
    Thanks for a chance to win one:)

  37. I love this. So cute and so detailed! You look nice and cozy, Ernie 🙂

  38. That cheese box looks like a lot of fun

  39. They’re both such cute designs. Right now I’d say I’d pick the Milk Carton, but tomorrow I might pick the cheese. LOL

  40. Those sure are great lookin’ boxes Ernie. We’d luv one. The milk looks like our fave but we wouldn’t mind the cheese either. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

  41. I think this here human is just as excited about these boxes as the kitties here are. These are too purrfect! It’s so hard to choose between these two, but we’re pretty drawn to the milk carton. It sure looks like you boys are enjoying that one, Wally and Ernie!

  42. Those boxes are too cute!!!! I can just see a black Shadow cat of mine loving to be in there and hide from the world too.

  43. I think I would choose the milk box but both are adorable!!! My black tripod just lost the battle of the coveted outside bed so this might just make up for that or for getting his brother when he least suspects it

  44. These are so neat! We love the milk one! I wonder if they have a can of tuna one, LOL

  45. Why didn’t I think of this? What a fun idea!

  46. We have one of those awesome milk cartons, too, you guys! Which reminds us … we need to send Dawn some pictures of us enjoying it. 🙂

    We won’t enter the giveaway, since we already have one. Good luck to everyone who enters!

  47. That box is awesome.. Because they won’t ship to us in NZ, if we win could we donate to one of our friends?


    • We’re sorry shipping isn’t available to NZ. But you absolutely can donate it to one of your US friends if you win. =^..^=

  48. […] from Cat in the Box…your choice of the Mega Milk Carton or the Monster Cheese Wedge. Click HERE for the details and to enter. You don’t wanna miss out on this […]

  49. I love both of these boxes! I think the cats would prefer the milk carton.

  50. MOL 😀 Those boxes are very nice. Can I have some cheese now? Extra Pawkisses for the great review, Ernie 🙂 <3

  51. Oh my stars, this is so cool! What a fantastic contest.

  52. Way cool! Too bad I, Marvelous and my sidekick Ninja live in the Great White North!

  53. So cute, and we love that final photo of Ernie, with just his eyes peering out. If we should win, we would select the milk carton. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  54. How adorable! Carmine loooooooooooooves boxes. Seriously, I can barely get our monthly Chewy box in the door before he’s sitting on it!

    If we win, I believe Carmine would adore the Milk Carton Box 🙂

  55. What cool boxes! We are huge box fans at my house. We even stuff ourselves inside the tiniest of boxes because…well, they’re BOXES!

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  58. Can mee still enter Ernie an Wally?? if so, mee wood LUV to win the Monster Cheeze box…..mee LUVSS cheeze! Mee luvss boxess!!! Thee Milk box iss purrty kewl. Butt thee Cheeze box ROCKSS!
    Fankss fur thee chance to win sumfing so kewl.
    ~~head rubsss~~ Siddhartha Henry~~

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  60. Bummer, I’m sorry I missed this giveaway.. it would have been adorable for the fosters

  61. […] years ago (actually only a month past), we entered and won a truly awesome giveaway hosted by our friends over at The Island Cats. Some life stuff happened but we didn’t forget about that box that had arrived and sat there, […]

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