Best* Cat Harnesses

Petco's variety of best-selling harnesses for cats allow you to bring your feline on adventures with you.

 
 

Pet parent faves

You’d love nothing more than to take your cat on your fun adventures. Get started by discovering cat harnesses from this list of the best-selling cat harnesses most loved by Petco’s pet parent customers.

Youly The Protector Lavender Reflective Kitten Harness and Leash Set

Best for Kittens:

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The Protector Lavender Reflective Kitten Harness and Leash Set

If you have a kitten, getting them used to a harness early is best. The Protector is one of the best cat harness and leash sets for growing kitties because it's highly adjustable and provides a customized fit. The reflective lavender hue is easy to spot, and it comes in a convenient one-size-fits-all design. This is a great choice for pet parents with new kittens.

Features:
  • One size fits all
  • Designed to mix and match with other Youly products
  • 4-ft. long leash
  • Comfort padding to help reduce pinching and rubbing
  • Buckle closures to secure quickly

Good2Go Black Big Cat Harness and Leash Set

Best for Large Cats:

Good2Go

Black Big Cat Harness and Leash Set

If you have a loveable cat at home who needs some exercise and fresh air, finding a harness to fit comfortably is now easy with this option from Good2Go. It offers a cat walking harness and leash set designed to fit larger cats. If your cat is overweight, it puts them at a higher risk of developing joint issues and osteoarthritis. This cat harness encourages exercise by allowing them outdoors so they can investigate, prowl and chase.

Features:
  • Standard size
  • Features breathable tech mesh to help keep your cat cool
  • Adjustable harness straps for a customized fit
  • Lightly padded for ultimate comfort
  • Comes in the color black

Youly The Bohemian Blue Mosaic Cat Collar, Leash and Harness Set

Best Velcro:

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The Bohemian Blue Mosaic Cat Collar, Leash and Harness Set

Youly is back—this time with a set that features a dreamy blue mosaic design. It also comes with a matching blue leash and a fun rainbow-colored tassel. This is designed for small to medium cats with strong Velcro to help keep your kitty secure.

Features:
  • Small/Medium size
  • Features a removable bell to help you keep track of where they are
  • Patented breakaway clasp to help ensure the harness stays put
  • Breathable, vest-like design
  • 3-piece set

PetSafe Gentle Leader Come with Me Kitty Harness and Bungee Leash

Best Overall:

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Gentle Leader Come with Me Kitty Harness and Bungee Leash

This best-selling harness for cats leads the pack with its unique bungee design, allowing your cat to explore with maximum give. Its bungee leash expands from 40-inches to 64-inches, and the spring gently guides your cat back to you.

Features:
  • Available in Small, Medium and Large
  • Comes in the color blue
  • Features adjustable sternum slide for optimal fit
  • Does not apply pressure to the throat
  • Comes with a limited warranty

Youly The Protector Black Reflective Utility Cat Harness, Collar and Leash Set

Best For Travel:

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The Protector Black Reflective Utility Cat Harness, Collar and Leash Set

If you’re in search of the best cat harness for traveling, The Protector Reflective Utility Cat Harness is a great choice. It features a bungee leash that is 6-feet long, which gives your cat space to do their business during bathroom breaks on long car rides. The harness comes in black and is reflective for easy visibility. It also has wide, adjustable straps for ultimate fit.

Features:
  • One size fits all
  • Buckle closures for easy application
  • Double D-ring leash clip helps evenly distribute pressure
  • Adjustable
  • Sleek gray and black design

Good2Go Black Cat Harness and Lead Set

Best Harness for Your Budget:

Good2Go

Black Cat Harness and Lead Set

Another Good2Go accessory makes this list with a budget-friendly option that doesn’t compromise on quality. This harness and leash set is simple, yet effective, helping your cat feel secure. Good2Go makes a reliable product for less.

Features:
  • Standard size
  • 4-ft. leash
  • Wide straps for comfort
  • Adjustable
  • Simple design

Youly The Protector Pink Reflective Cat Harness, Collar and Leash Set

Best Escape-Proof Harness:

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The Protector Pink Reflective Cat Harness, Collar and Leash Set

If your cat likes to pretend to be Houdini and wiggle out of everything, The Protector may be the answer. This version of the popular cat walking harness is bright reflective pink for high visibility. It also features a bell that will ring when your feline tries to pull their disappearing act and slither out.

Features:
  • One size fits all
  • Adjustable
  • Designed to mix and match with other Youly products
  • Comfort padding to help reduce pinching and rubbing
  • Buckle closures for easy application

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FAQs About Cat Harnesses

It’s important to pick a cat harness that firmly secures your pet yet makes them feel comfortable. It’s a good idea to check out Petco’s Cat Collars and Harness Guide to help you find the perfect fit. And if you’re a new pet parent, you may also want to check out our New Cat Owner Guide to help familiarize yourself with your kitty’s needs and preferences. Having the proper information can really help your cat thrive.

You may think your cat is being dramatic when they tip over and lay perfectly still after being harnessed, but this reaction is actually their survival instinct kicking in. In the wild, cats naturally freeze when being attacked by predators. The key is to be patient and give them time to get used to the new sensation of the cat harness. Once they get over their fear and uncertainty, the instinct will fade. For more tips, check out our Cat Leash Training Guide.

In our list of best-sellers above, you’ll see the favorite escape-proof cat harness most often chosen by Petco’s pet parent customers is the Youly Protector Pink Reflective Cat Harness, Collar and Leash Set.

Cats are natural hunters—they are designed to be stealthy and super flexible to allow them to fit into small places to catch prey. Some playful felines have the ability to squeeze out of anything—or squeeze into anything—like impossibly small bowls, boxes and hidey-holes. This can be frustrating for pet parents. The key is finding a cat harness that is highly adjustable with secure, strong clips or buckles. If you can make enough adjustments, you can customize the harness to their body to prevent escape. Harnesses with bells can also be extremely helpful—if your cat’s trying to get the harness off, the bell will make a lot of noise and help you maintain their safety.

If you have plans for holiday travel, check out Winter Holiday Cat Safety Tips for Your Pet to learn hacks on how to keep your cat away from potential dangers and how to make secure them from escapes or strangers.

*Based on petco.com sales data.