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5.5 in. x 6.5 in. Cathole Pet Door for Cats

  • Allows easy passage of cats up to 20 lbs.
  • Removable brush designed for picking loose cat hair
  • Suitable for basement, laundry room or spare closet door
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Product Overview

Cathole is an attractive arch-shaped interior pet door for cats. It hides the litter box. It can be installed in a basement, laundry room or spare closet door. It isolates the messy litter box from visitors, large dogs and toddlers. Cathole also has a removable brush that picks up loose cat hair. The wood frames can be painted or stained to match the owner's decor.
  • Have a more pleasant home
  • Hide the smelly litter box
  • Have less cat hair in the house
  • Accommodates cats up to 20 pounds
  • Easy to install
  • Fits hollow core or solid inside doors
  • Cats and owners love it



Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Width (in.)


No Additional Features
Lockable Flap/Panel
Maximum Pet Weight (lb.)
Pet Door Mount Type
Door Mount
Pet Door Opening Width (in.) x Height (in.)
5.5 x 6.5
Pet Supplies Product Type
Pet Door with Insert Frame
Wood Frames Plastic Brush

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
same warrenty that The Home Depot provides

Questions & Answers


Is it white or tan? There are pictures of both.

Asked by Jenn January 1, 2020

It is paintable

Does the smell of the litter box escape because there is no flap on the cat door?

Asked by Dylan March 16, 2019

It is a good thing you can smell the litterbox through the hole, as a reminder to scoop your box at least once a day! If your litterbox smells bad to you, it is oppessively stinky and upsetting to your cat who has a much stronger sense of smell.

Can I use this on a cabinet

Asked by Gapsterling February 23, 2019

Yes, may require cutting down the sides of the cat door to fit as was my case.

Can this be installed on a hollow core door

Asked by Johnnybutler55 July 6, 2017

Yes - We put it on a hollow core door - worked great.

Can you install in a wall vs a door?

Asked by Bob May 5, 2017

To inquire about installation services please visit www.homedepot.com/services or call 1-855-752-3352.

Can the door be installed without the brushes?

Asked by MCS December 5, 2016

It can be installed without the brushes. if you go to Chewy.com they have the same door with a video and they show you how you can install without the brushes.

Can you purchase a replacement brush for this door

Asked by cmf28 October 11, 2016

Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot, cmf28. We do not offer a replacement brush. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.

Is the wood stainable?

Asked by Rockyraccoon August 22, 2016

Yes, the wood is stainable.

Can this be installed by cutting a hole into the drywall instead of cutting a door?

Asked by Svetlana92 July 19, 2016

Depends on thickness of wall, pins and screws made for door thickness,

BIG cat. Will this work?

Asked by Kingfisher619 March 14, 2016

We have a largish cat too. Not sure, but probably around 15 lbs. She fits in there fine. The brush comes out, and we did have to remove it just because our cats wouldn't go through the opening with it in there.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.4
    out of 38 reviews
  • 93% recommend this product
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The Cat's Meow
I recently purchased a small 84 year old Craftsman house. Great house. But not really big enough to accommodate the cat's litter boxes in a proper, private mannerly way. But the house does have a small basement that was just spot. So I went to the website to check out cat doors for the basement door. And, lo, there was the CATHOLE Pet Door! Perfect. It suits the style of the house, does not have a noisy flap, and is a grooming aid all in one. It lends itself to quick exits when needed, provides an unobtrusive observation post and works great for sneak attacks. And we all get more exercise. We are definitely happy with this product
by Susyq
11 people found this helpful
It works just fine and was not hard to install....
It works just fine and was not hard to install. IMO for as simplistic as this is, the price is outrageous. I feel that $15 would be fair.
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by HomeDepotCustomer
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by HomeDepotCustomer
My only gripe with this product would be how loosely...
My only gripe with this product would be how loosely the brush fits. The cat hasn't knocked it off yet, but if and when that happens, I'll probably just put a couple dabs of glue in spots.
by blurplestranger
2 people found this helpful
cat door
This is not at all what I wanted. It is just 2 pieces of wood you put on the front and back. But I have a hallow door so this wont work for me. I could make a square opening and put molding on it for cheaper.
by SA
1 person found this helpful
We installed the cat door in our utility room door....
We installed the cat door in our utility room door. It gives our 12 year old kitty lots of peace and privacy. She can eat and use her litter box without being disturbed by our rambunctious puppy. She also gets groomed as an added bonus, which is quite nice, since she isn't crazy about being brushed often:)
by JB
3 people found this helpful
Ridiculous insert...
Ridiculous insert
by HomeDepotCustomer
Works great! My cats love it!...
Works great! My cats love it!
by KenG
1 person found this helpful
Very cool concept!...
Very cool concept!
by HomeDepotCustomer
1 person found this helpful
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