PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box Review

Posted on Nov 30 2014 - 11:00pm by Susan Bewley

Disclosure: I received this products for free to review. The opinions in my review are honest and my own.

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Okay cat owners, raise your hand if you love dealing with the litter box? If it is as I expect, not a single one of you like dealing with it. While we love our cats, the litter box just isn’t fun business – smelly and just a nasty, dirty ordeal. A few years ago, I got the brilliant idea to try a Litter Robot in hopes of making clean up better for my cats. Well, to say the least, it didn’t go as planned. My unit was big, bulky, and the noise truly terrified my poor skittish kitty. While the other loved it, she just refused to use it. In the end, it went from us using one litter box to two. To say the least, I love the concept of an automated litter box that made cleaning easy, kept the smell in check, and most important, didn’t scare my cats. Just as I was about to give up on the concept, I had the chance to review what may be the best automated litter box on the market – the PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box.

PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box: What is It?

Looking for an automated litter box that is perfect for cats of all ages and temperments? If so, we think you will love the PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box. Using disposable littler trays, this box automates the litter box cleaning, allowing you to only clean the litter box every 2-4 weeks (depending on number of cats). With their specially formulated litter and tray system, it has unbeatable odor control and convenience. Not only is the litter box super quiet, it has built in safety sensors that that only rake the litter box 20 minutes after a cat leaves the box. With this innovative system you will never think of the litter box the same way again!

PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box: Overall

I will freely admit, this is one cool litter box. Having tried another automated litter box, this is by far the quietest litter box I have tried to date. It was so quiet that even our nervous cat was curious and wanted to come smell it when she saw the littler box going. As well, I love that the box is built with nervous cats in mind. It doesn’t even start cleaning until 20 minutes after the cat leaves the littler box and if another cat goes in the box, it will stop the timer to make sure it never goes off while a cat is inside. As well, our cats love the crystal litter just as much, making the littler box an enjoyable experience for everyone involved. Since the box also has throw away litter pans with litter, the only time you change the box is when its time to throw it away, making owning a cat an even easier experience. Based on our own experience we are happy to give the PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box an A rating.

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PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box: Where to Purchase

Would you like to purchase this awesome litter box to make life easier with your own cats? You can buy the PetSafe ScoopFree Self-Cleaning Litter Box on the PetSafe website for $129.99.

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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

62 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Holly Thomas December 1, 2014 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I would love to try this one,the other ones didn’t seem very practical.

  2. Nancy Loring December 1, 2014 at 9:09 am - Reply

    I have 3 cats and I am tired of having to clean their litter box. They wait for me to clean it and then one will jump right in and use it. They do it on purpose.

  3. Heather in VA December 1, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I hate cleaning the litter box or bugging the others in the house to do it. This would be so great for my family. I also think it would help keep the dog away from the litter box!

  4. mechele johnson December 1, 2014 at 11:43 am - Reply

    We could certainly use this! We have two indoor cats and 3 teenagers who have assigned days to clean the litterbox. Do they do it? Of course not! Usually one of them remembers after it gets pretty bad, but then they fight over who missed their day!

  5. Kisa Johnson December 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    LOVE all of our cats, but hate hate cat boxes. >.> It’s actually the kids’ duty to take care of the boxes. Unless they aren’t home, then one of us adults takes care of it. Doesn’t mean any of us like to though.

  6. Elizabeth December 1, 2014 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    This Self-Cleaning Litter Box would certainly be a blessing in our home. As a matter of fact, more than one would be great, as we have 3 brother kittens…ten months old and all neutered.

  7. Rita Spratlen December 1, 2014 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I love this. I have 2 cats now and this would be so wonderful!! Thanks for the nice information about it. I love everything about this item. I hate this chore and it would be nice to have it cleaned for me for sure.

  8. Heather NC December 1, 2014 at 7:53 pm - Reply

    This is a great giveaway I can deathly use this for my cat because he makes such a mess after he’s done using his litter box. I’m looking forward to cutting down the smell and keeping his box clean with this automatic litter

  9. candy kratzer wenzel December 1, 2014 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I have 6 cats and 4 litter boxes. Would love to try this but was hesitant that the cats would be scared of it. I am sure some would use it.

  10. Irina Stiles December 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    The house will be so much cleaner and my cat happier if we had this wonder product!

  11. Heather NC December 1, 2014 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    This is a great review and I’m glad to know that this litter boxes quiet. That should definitely help keep the litter box clean and my cat

  12. Kayla (@YayGiveaways) December 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    I would LOVE to win one! I’m pregnant and it would save me and the DH from dealing with litter so much. (me wearing rubber gloves, him being grossed out, lol)

  13. Robin Creager December 2, 2014 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    I have 1 kitty and I HATE cleaning the litter box. This would be ideal for her. I like the fact that its quiet! It would keep the odors in check. Love it!

  14. Jeanette Nelson December 2, 2014 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    This sounds like a great convenience and time saver. I was wondering how the cost of the replacement tray compares with a bag of litter and who available they are.

  15. Tina Peterson December 2, 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I would love to WIN this! How long does the crystal litter last? I only have 1 cat but she has to be the messiest litter messer on the planet. She goes in – does her thing. Gets out shakes off her feet and then goes in again to do the other comes out shakes off her feet and runs out the door. Ugh! I also have a 1 year old that will start sitting on the potty in the next 6 months – and I serious do not want her to be around the current litter box. Ugh!

  16. Shirley Smith December 3, 2014 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I’am for sure a number 1 fan of not loving to clean my Cat’s litter box, The PetSafe Scoop Free, Seems so easy to use and will leave Muffins litterbox clean at all times. How neat is that? I love how smart this litter box is and waits the 20 minutes to clean the box and knows if another Cat enters so it will also keep our Cat’s safe and not run while they are in it. Love it.

  17. Yvette Figueroa December 3, 2014 at 9:45 am - Reply

    I would love this. We had a similar one when they first came out and it didn’t work well at all.

  18. Lisa Williams December 3, 2014 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I would love to have this litter box it’s so fancy,cleaning the cat box is a daily chore that i dread,but since I love my cat,I do it hoping nothing falls off my shovel and on to the floor,then I’m hoping the bag I dump the “stuff” into doesn’t have a hole in it and fall on the floor,yucky!I have to say it’s hard on my back crouching down and shoveling,this new cat box would be cleaner for me and my cat and way more dignified!

  19. Patrycja Chudziak December 3, 2014 at 10:46 am - Reply

    My mother is getting older and its getting more difficult for her to clean the litter box after her 2 cats. I love this self cleaning litterbox! What an amazingly great idea, esp. for people like my mom. Im looking to get this for her ASAP!

  20. Laura Wilson December 3, 2014 at 11:57 am - Reply

    This would be so great to have, I have a newly diabetic cat who refuses to use the litter box unless it is totally clean. I also have another cat who is very skittish, so the fact that it is quiet and does not clean for 20 minutes after the cat leaves is great.

  21. Jennifer Johncock December 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    I have three cats and I hate cleaning their litter box because it needs to be done every single day. It’s such a dirty, smelly chore. This litter box looks like the perfect solution to that problem!

  22. Joanne Farkas December 3, 2014 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    I’ve heard great things about these litter boxes. Would love one!

  23. Mary Diehl December 3, 2014 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I have one cat but I do hate cleaning the litter box. I have tried different litter to see what would help it from smelling so quickly. I would love to have one of these. My dog is always trying to get to the litter box and this may prevent that. It sure would be worth a try. Thank you for the great review, I will be checking this out.

  24. Holly E December 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm - Reply

    This looks like a great litter box and with 5 cats it would be so much easier to clean and maintain.

  25. Mary Baker December 4, 2014 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I have an outdoor Kitty that I want to make an indoor Kitty. I am disabled and don’t think I could keep up with a regular litter box, but this would be perfect!

  26. sandier December 4, 2014 at 8:08 pm - Reply

    I always wondered about the automatic litter boxes, but, like you, I was afraid our fur babies would be too skiddish. I am glad to hear that there is a quiet one and one that works for someone. It is always nice to have a personal recommendation! Thanks!

  27. Linda Szymoniak December 6, 2014 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    We have three cats and they all love a clean litter box. It never fails, but when I scoop one of our boxes, one of the cats always jumps right in to use it. We also have the issue where a couple of my dogs are convinced the litter box is a doggie buffet, so I have to do my best to keep the litter boxes clean, but I can’t stand over them 24/7. A self-cleaning box would be a real godsend in our house.

  28. KATHARINE COOKMAN December 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm - Reply


  29. desiree December 7, 2014 at 12:42 pm - Reply

    wouldlove this have 2 cats and they are picky babyise

  30. Alesha ol December 7, 2014 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    For multiple pets this is great, I have been wanting and needing one of this forever, I just can’t afford one. Thank you for all of the helpful information

  31. Jane Ritz December 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    This sounds amazing! My cat and I need this. I have back problems and have trouble getting around. This would make life so much easier.

  32. Becky December 9, 2014 at 2:02 pm - Reply

    Ihave 4 cats…I need a litter box that is good and quiet.

  33. Anna December 10, 2014 at 1:47 am - Reply

    I’d love to have this for my two cats! I wouldn’t have to fight my son to clean the litterbox so often! lol

  34. amy tolley December 11, 2014 at 4:57 am - Reply

    i have one kitty and this litter system sounds great i would love to try this with my kitty great review and really neat how the crystals work and it just rakes and stores away keeping the scent down great!!!

  35. lisa December 12, 2014 at 10:59 am - Reply

    I don’t know why, but the look on that cats face totally cracked me up. Yes I’m odd. I wish I would have had that litter box when I had my cat. Even though it was kept clean he enjoyed kicking the litter out onto the floor.

  36. Anita Duvall December 12, 2014 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Really, thank you so much for this review. I have been looking at these for two years trying to decide whether to buy! Sounds like I’m sold now!

  37. JESSICA MIRANDA December 13, 2014 at 5:33 pm - Reply

    I would love to try this out. I know someone with a few cats who could use a few also!

  38. Stephanie December 14, 2014 at 8:19 am - Reply

    Even though we only have one cat, the litter box seems like a full time job. So, we could diffidently use this litter box. Thanks for the review!

  39. Cheshire Cat December 14, 2014 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I love how the cat posed next to the box. I like that it holds the litter, my cat gets it everywhere.

  40. Michelle Tucker December 14, 2014 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    What an awesome product. I really love it that it is so quiet and that you can just throw the whole box away and replace. That’s got to be the best thing about this. I do wonder though, I have a large kitty (she’s 20 lbs), I wonder if she’d fit.

  41. Cynthia C December 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    This looks like a neat solution to a messy problem.

  42. Dorothy Teel December 15, 2014 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I like that this box waits 20 minutes to work after a cat has left to prevent cats screaming across the room when the litter box starts making noise and attacks them, I think it is great that the litter box helps control odors and does make a unpleasant job a lot easier and nicer to handle, now if someone would come up with a way to empty the litter box collector boxes we would be set, thank you for sharing this review.

  43. Richard Hicks December 15, 2014 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Love this litter box. Would make cleanup a lot easier

  44. Linda Manns Linneman January 4, 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    This is so nice. I need to get one of these for our cat. Cleaning the litter box is not my favorite job. Thank you for sharing

  45. md kennedy January 7, 2015 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    I’d so love one of these for my Mom – she hates climbing up and down the stairs to the basement to clean her cats’ box.

  46. Laura Jabri April 28, 2015 at 5:16 pm - Reply

    very interesting, would love to try it

  47. Dotty J Boucher November 23, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

    I do hate cleaning my litter box and I do like the way this one works but still not liking the price on these.

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