About AutoPets

The Beginning

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On a fateful "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day," Brad Baxter, President of AutoPets, brought his 10-year-old daughter to a product development session. Caroline, a cat owner herself, was asked if she had any ideas for the company. Her creative juices began to flow and she started sketching the concept for a playground where both cats and children could get involved. As she explained her idea, Baxter started to think that this could really make an enjoyable product for families with small children and cats. That was the beginning of the successful product development and launch of the Kitty Play Zone!


Kitty Play Zone Coloring

Kitty Play Zone was designed by a child, for children. You can trust that it will be amusing for young pet owners everywhere! It is made of sturdy white cardboard that can handle a child's creativity and energetic cat play! Watch your children’s imaginations run wild—the Kitty Play Zone is a blank canvas!

Cats Love It Too!

Kitty Play Zone Cardboard Playhouse for Kids and Cats

Young or old, cats adore the Kitty Play Zone and all the fun that comes with it! It has two stories and a built-in tower to climb and explore. A hole in the roof provides a vantage point to peek and play from, while allowing your cat to stay in the security of the enclosure. Cut-out doorways and a flip-door allow easy entry and exit during excited kitty playtime! After playtime, your cat will love to curl up and nap inside, because, after all, it's a cardboard box. 

A Playground and Feeding Station in One

Kitty Play Zone Cardboard Playhouse and Feeding Station

The Kitty Play Zone can be used for more than kitty playtime. It can also be used as a semi-private feeding station. It comes with two stainless steel bowls for food and water. Just place the bowls in the two cut-outs that are accessible through a side panel. A place to play, a place to rest, and a place to eat; the Kitty Play Zone is a little home where your cat will feel safe, secure, and part of the family.

Our Company

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Automated Pet Care Products, Inc., DBA AutoPets was founded in 1999 to bring innovative petcare products to market. Our goal is to make caring for your pet easier and more enjoyable. Our flagship product, the Litter-Robot, is the best automatic self-cleaning litter box on the market. In addition to the creative Kitty Play Zone, our enthusiastic team has created this safe and reliable automatic litter box that really works! It’s efficient, works every time, and requires only minimal attention.

Our Other Products


At AutoPets, we take pride in all of our products that have been specifically designed for the cat-loving community. In addition to the Litter-Robot and the Kitty Play Zone, Feed-Safe creates a safe haven for your smaller pet and its food by housing it within a fashionable dome that provides a secure, hassle-free environment, as well an area to contain any mess; Kitty a GoGo is a decorative, whimsical, and functionally innovative litter box that adds style to your pet's home.

Location and Assembly


As a co-located company, we are headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, just north of Detroit—the automobile design and development capital of the world. In Auburn Hills we focus on new product development, marketing, excellent customer service, and administration. Pet products and the automobile industry seem miles apart, but when it comes to high-tech product design and development, as well as the ancillary services needed to make that happen, Detroit and the surrounding area is a great place to be. That also goes for our team here at AutoPets, as we’re able to pull from a skilled and experienced workforce.

The majority of our products are assembled and shipped from Juneau, Wisconsin. We take pride in providing high-quality products that are built to last. However, when something goes wrong, we have the capability to repair or replace components for all of our products. We believe that by making it right the first time, incorporating design features that allow for repair or refurbishment, and considering how a product may be disassembled and recycled at the end of its useful life, go a long way toward being a good steward of the environment. These values are also good business practices that we continue to improve upon as we move forward with our new line of products.

Designed and Manufactured in the USA

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At AutoPets, we care about our impact on the environment and champion sustainability each step of the way. We make our products in the USA as much as possible, which helps reduce fossil fuel emissions from shipping products overseas. We look for ways to reduce the carbon footprint of our products from design, to manufacture, to the end user's experience. To that end, we develop products that are environmentally friendly.

We Encourage Suggestions

We welcome your comments or suggestions on how to improve the Kitty Play Zone, or if you have a great idea for another pet product that would make life with your pet easier and more enjoyable. Together, we can reimagine the petcare industry! We look forward to hearing from you!


    Over 15 Years in Business

    Pioneering in the pet industry since 1999.


    2,500+ Positive Reviews

    With more than 2,500 positive reviews of AutoPets products, we are proud to have exceeded expectations—and there's more to come!


    100,000 Happy Customers

    For more than 100,000 happy customers, AutoPets keeps homes cleaner, cats happier, and makes caring for your pet more fun!

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