Best Cat Trees* of 2022

Find some of the best cat towers for your feline and for your home frequently bought by Petco’s pet parent customers.


Pet parent faves

With many sizes and features, these are the best-selling cat trees most popular with our pet parent customers.

Go Pet Club Black 72” Cat Tree Condo with Two Ladders

Go Pet Club

Black 72” Cat Tree Condo with Two Ladders

At the top of our list of best cat trees is this large, feature-filled tower from Go Pet Club. Felines will love racing up the two ladders or jumping between the many platforms. Scratching posts and a large hidey-hole allow cats to care for their claws and take a snooze. This cat tree with stairs is great for single felines and multi-cat households.

  • 7 levels
  • Natural sisal rope
  • Pressed wood
  • 100% grain-free
  • Faux fur

On2Pets Luxury Square Cat Tree, 60” H


Luxury Square Cat Tree, 60” H

Looking for a cat climbing tree that will also make a statement in your home? Then look no farther than this popular tree that actually looks like a tree. Your cat will enjoy feeling like king or queen of the forest as they push through the leaves to jump from platform to platform and take a shady nap within the canopy.

  • 3 levels of carpeted perch shelves
  • Easy to assemble
  • Faux leaf design brings the outdoors inside
  • Designed and assembled in the USA with materials you can trust

EveryYay Essentials Grey Lookout Large Cat Loft 8-Level Cat Tree, 76 H

EveryYay Essentials

Grey Lookout Large Cat Loft 8-Level Cat Tree, 76" H

This is the perfect cat tree tower for energetic cats and/or multi-cat households. Your graceful feline can burn through lots of energy by jumping from platform to platform. The scratching posts will invite natural and healthy scratching behaviors. When all the play is done, your cat can lounge on any of the platforms or cozy up in one of two hidey holes. The chic gray color makes this a classy addition to any home.

  • 8 levels
  • Ultra-soft plush surfaces
  • Coconut rope scratching posts
  • Great for multi-cat homes
  • Great for cats up to 40 lbs.

Go Pet Club 62” Cat Tree Condo with Hammock and Side Basket

Go Pet Club

62” Cat Tree Condo with Hammock and Side Basket

Continual adventures await your feline with this sturdy cat tree. After climbing up the ladder, your cat can tuck away into a hidey hole, grab onto a dangling rope, or relax in the side basket or hammock. Ideal for a multi-cat household, this well-designed cat condo gives your cats many options for stimulating play and peaceful rest.

  • 4 levels
  • Posts covered in sisal rope
  • Faux fur
  • Pressed wood

everyay 8-level black cat tree, 76” H

EveryYay Essentials

Black & White Lookout Large Cat Loft 8-Level Cat Tree, 76” H

A perennial favorite among our customers and felines, this cat tree will give your cat lofty views and plenty of adventures. Two hidey holes make it easy for your feline to find a safe retreat for a quick cat nap. The sleek black-and-cream design makes this tower as much a piece of artwork as a delightful feline playground.

  • 8 fun levels of play
  • Ultra-soft plush surfaces
  • Coconut trope scratching posts
  • 2 covered condos
  • Ideal for multi-cat homes
  • Great for cats up to 40 lbs.

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Learn More About Cat Trees

Just like humans, cats need regular mental and physical stimulation to live their best lives. Most cats are natural acrobats and love to run, jump and pounce. While cat trees and towers are not a must-have for every feline household, they can be a great addition to your home.

Cat towers are designed to engage your cat and provide an appropriate outlet for their energy. Many include multiple platforms, hidey holes, toys and more that can help keep your cat entertained. Many felines enjoy lounging and sleeping on their cat tower, especially at the top, to survey their surroundings.

Shopping for a cat tree? Take a look at all Petco cat furniture and scratchers.

The ideal cat tree for your home and your cat will depend on several factors. First, consider your budget. Higher-end cat trees can cost hundreds of dollars. Don’t worry, you can definitely find lots of great cat trees for under a hundred dollars.

Next, consider where you want to put the cat tower and how much space you have available. If you don’t have much horizontal space, look at taller, thinner cat tower models. Have a low ceiling? Then some of the taller models might not be ideal.

Think about what kinds of activities your cat enjoys. Do they love climbing to the top of everything? Then a tall cat tree with lots of platforms could be a big hit in your house. Is your cat a big scratcher? Then make sure the condo you choose includes lots of scratching opportunities. Look for a tower that will help your cat express their unique curiosity and favorite activities.

Finally, consider the size of your household. Smaller, simpler cat towers may be more than enough for a single cat or for older cats. If you have multiple cats—or plan to expand your feline family in the future—consider investing in a larger condo with plenty of space for all your kitties to play.

At Petco, we offer a wide range of cat trees and towers. Check out our most popular cat trees, including 5- and 6-level cat trees with condos, ladders and some even with hammocks, cat beds, slides or ropes.

A good cat tree is one that your feline will use and fits into the flow of your existing space. Fortunately, most cats love cat trees in whatever form or shape they take.

That being said, many of Petco’s most popular cat tree towers do share some common features. Most provide at least three or four different levels, which allows your cat to climb, jump and play. Many cats love heights and appreciate sitting atop tall cat towers to observe their surroundings. Another common feature in our well-reviewed cat climbing trees is incorporated cat scratchers. Cats possess a natural instinct to scratch, and by providing lots of good scratching opportunities, cat towers can fulfill this need and attract cats away from scratching your other furniture. Finally, our most popular cat trees and towers also include hidey holes. Some cats prefer to grab a nap in a sheltered area where they feel safe and secure.

When considering the best cat tree for your home, think about what space you have available as well as your budget. Most cats love to climb and jump, so the bigger and more complex the cat tree, the more ways they’ll find to play. Just make sure the tree fits within your budget and your home. If you’re not sure whether or not your cat will take to a cat tree, you can always buy a smaller tower first and then, if your cat enjoys the tower, buy a second, larger one for another part of your house. In fact, many pet parents place multiple cat towers in their homes, especially in multi-cat households.

Are you buying a cat tree tower for a new feline in the family? Take a look at Petco’s New Cat Guide for lots of great advice on caring for your newest family member.

The lifespan of your cat tree will depend on multiple factors, including the quality of your cat tower and how much your cats use it. High-quality cat trees can be spendy, but they’ll also last longer than towers made from less robust materials. If you want a long-lived cat tree, look for wooden cat trees and trees that include posts wrapped in sisal or coconut rope, which can stand up to lots and lots of scratching.

Next, it shouldn’t be surprising that highly active cats tend to wear down cat towers faster than more relaxed or older cats. Larger, energetic breeds, like Bengals, Abyssinians, Burmese, Siamese and Sphynx may scratch, chew and pounce their way quickly through a cat tower.

While some cat trees may last only months (especially with an energetic cat in the house), others can last for years. The more cats in your household, the more quickly they could wear out the cat furniture.

When do you know that it’s time to replace your cat tower? Assess your cat tree regularly and look for damage, including:

  • Worn down scratching posts
  • Worn down or torn carpeting
  • Loose platforms or posts
  • Cracked platforms or posts
  • Bent/sagging platforms or posts

If you notice any of these things, it’s time to toss your cat tower and buy a new one. Fortunately, at Petco, we offer all the cat and kitten supplies, accessories and products you need, including sturdy cat trees.

*Based on sales data.