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Tall Cat Tree Houses

Go Pet Club 72 Inch Cat Tree for large cats

Tall Cat Tree Houses

Do you want t tall cat tree but don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars? Here is a sturdy, tall cat tree house at an affordable price! A tall cat tree is beneficial for cats giving them a sense of security as well as a place to play and get exercise. I was amazed at how expensive cat trees are in stores so I was thrilled to find one! The Go Pet Club 72 Inch Cat Tree is the best I have found and my cats all love it! This is the best tall cat tree house on the market today at an affordable price. It is an Amazon’s Choice product, very popular with customers and is now being imitated by other companies. There are over 5,900 reviews of this specific cat tree on Amazon.

Go Pet Club 72 Inch Cat Tree

This Go Pet Club cat tree is about 6 feet tall with 10 scratching posts, two apartments, three platforms at the top as well as dangling toys and ladders. I have been very surprised how well this cat tree house has stood up to my 4 cats. Two of my cats are 15 pound rambunctious boys who roughhouse and tear up and down the tree.

Even the dangling mouse toys are still attached over a year later! That is impressive! The apartments and platforms are covered in carpet and the posts are covered in sisal rope which is the favorite cat scratching post material. Having this large cat tree with 10 scratching posts built in has kept my cats from most all scratching on other surfaces around the house. The cat tree is like a grand scratching post land with so many options!

What Kind of Cat Could Use the Go Pet Club 72 Inch Cat Tree?

A tall cat tree is beneficial for cats giving them a sense of security as well as a place to play and get exercise. I was amazed at how expensive cat trees are in stores so I was thrilled to find one that is tall, sturdy and affordable! This is not the most cushy cat tree. There are brands with fancy, padded platforms and beds,. If you have a cat with sore joints that needs extra padding then you may want to add padding or get a different model, but for most cats, the fleecy carpet covering is enough. This is a good cat tree for active, energetic cats, large cats and those that need a tall tree for exercise or a high vantage point.  My boys especially like laying on the top platforms and watching birds out the window.

Cost of Other Large Cat Trees Compared to Go Pet Club 72 Inch Cat Tree

If you want to buy a cat tree you will pay at least $200-$300 for a cat tree this large. Many stores don’t offer a cat tree with this many platforms and options. For closer to $70-$80 (depending on color and model) you can get a higher quality, tall cat tree with more options for your cat to get exercise, sleep and feel safe. Sometimes different colors go on sale.

Click here to look at other Go Pet Club cat tree options.

Downsides of This Cat Tree

My cats don’t use the ladders but they could be easily removed with one screw. If you had kittens however, the ladders may be necessary or get used more at least. There is not a lot of padding on the platforms, just the fleece carpet.

Benefits of This Cat Tree

  • It is affordable and a much better deal than most cat trees available!
  • It is tall at 6 feet!
  • It is sturdy and has held up well with my four cats.
  • It is large enough for even large cats to get some exercise and have room to play.
  • It is nice looking and my cats all love it.
  • It has 10 scratching posts and provides a forest of scratching options for my kitties!
  • You can get this with free shipping on Amazon Prime.

Is This Cat Tree Stable?

You might wonder if this cat tree is stable since it is so tall. I wondered the same thing! I am happy to report it is very stable! It has never tipped over even though my large boys run up and down and play fight on it! Don’t let stability be a concern here the Go Pet Club Cat Tree is very stable.

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Jessica

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29 Comments

  1. Mercy

    This is Awesome. My friend adopted a cat two weeks ago, suena as we call her was not happy, she was tired,bored and extremely lazy. We seek advice As her condition was not changing after 1 week, among the advices we got was to buy her a cat tree. She is now in the process of ordering one. Am happy am gonna recommend this post to her Thank you

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Mercy,

      I hope your friend’s cat feels better soon. A cat tree is something most all cats like. All 4 of mine use this one. Even my fat, lazy girl likes to climb up and sit at the very top and sleep on the perch.

      Thank you for stopping by and for recommending this post,
      Jessica

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  2. Helen

    Wow that’s a very impressive cat tree! I had 2 beautiful exotic shorthair cats who sadly have passed now but they would have loved something like this! I did have a cat tree for them but it wasn’t this impressive and they were big cats too.
    The sisal rope is a really good idea for scratching on as it stops them from scratching on the furniture! and I like the boxed compartments too so they can hide or sleep. Thanks for a great review, I have bookmarked this product for when I get more cats lol.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Helen,

      Yes, I was quite impressed this tree worked so well with such a reasonable price!
      I am very sorry your cats passed away. That is so sad but I hope you get more kitties someday.

      Thanks for your comments, and for stopping by!
      Jessica

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  3. Fleur

    Oh my goodness Jessica my son and I LOVE this post – it is exactly what we want. My son just asked does it come packed down? Am bookmarking this page we call the cat tree houses Cat Mahal instead of Taj Mahal.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Fleur,

      Yes, it comes in pieces and you have to put it together. It is a bit of a project but not too hard. It comes with all the pieces. My husband put it together and calls it the Cat Mahal too!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Jessica

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  4. Joshua

    Hi,

    I have been looking for Cat tree houses for some time but haven’t come across one of my liking. This one does look to be fair and I think my cats would love it. The only question I would have asked is the stability of it but it seems like its safe and okay to have in the house.

    Thanks for the review and I might check it out, one final question though as I’ve got more money to put towards is their any better quality cat tree houses you would recommend.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hi Joshua,

      I wondered about that as well since something so tall would seem to be unstable. I can tell you it has never tipped over though and even though I have large cats (16 pounds) who run up and down it, it has never come close to tipping over.

      No, there is not another cat tree I would recommend unless someone had a lot of money to spend on a specialty item. For a general purpose cat tree, this is the one I would (and did) get!

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Jessica

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  5. Laura

    Wow, Jessica! Two apartments and 10 scratching posts! That’s awesome!

    My son’s cat tree is not as big as this one, and his cats have stopped using it. Any ideas why that could happen?

    This tall cat tree looks like a really good deal and appears well-made. But, I’m always concerned about a tall cat tree getting tipped over by rambuctious felines, and someone getting hurt. Does this cat tree ever get tippy when yours use it?

    Thank you for sharing this,
    Laura

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Laura,
      I wondered if it could tip over at first too. It has never tipped over or even looked like it could tip over. The base is wide enough this just doesn’t seem to be a problem. I have large boys (16 pounds) and if they can’t tip it over roughhousing, I think everyone else should be fine with their cats as well.

      I do not know why your cats stopped using your tree. You could try a cat nip spray. Just spray it on and they will be attracted to it.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Jessica

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      1. Laura

        That’s a great idea. I’ll try it with my son’s cats.
        Laura

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  6. Kyle Ann Percival

    Hi Jessica!
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful and inexpensive find. You’re right when you say that most other cat trees of this size are 3 times the price, I’ve been looking for awhile. It’s good to know it’s been tested and approved by your own kitties! Thanks again for sharing.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Kyle Ann,

      I was quite surprised at this price and even more surprised that it has been sturdy and held up for such a price! I see now that the cat trees in most stores are a rip off! Of course you have to put this together, but it is just putting the screws and bolts in which come included.

      Thanks!
      Jessica

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  7. Juba HADJAL

    Hello there! I have a cat called Titouche and he’s always mewing lol that being said I wanted to buy a tall cat tree but this one shown in the picture seems to be large. I live in an apartment and I don’t want to lose too much space. Is there any product in the market that is tall, about 5 or 6 feet, which is not very large? Maybe one that you can fix on the wall? 

    I have a story to tell you about my cat, I hope you’ll like it. 

    As I told you, I live in an apartment and we have a small balcony that is connected to my neighbors’ one, often when I let the french doors open he goes to visit my neighbors and poops there. Is there anything I can do for that? what a shame for me and my wife when the neighbor came to have explanation with us… I hope this will not happen again. 

    Thank you for your article it is detailed and well written 🙂

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Hadjal,

      I am in the process of writing a post about cat climbing systems that can attach to the wall like shelves and one that attaches to the back of a door. Check back in a few days to see that post. In the meantime, if you click on the links in the this post to go to Amazon and look at their other recommended cat trees you can see some smaller options. 

      As for the balcony problem. That is a tricky one. I would assume your cat is doing that as a territorial display to tell the other cat that is his territory. I am not sure how to fix that. Can you put a cat box on the balcony? I know that might be a little unpleasant but maybe you could try it and see what happens. There are many covered cat boxes and even those built to look like a decorative box so it doesn’t even look like a cat box. That way your cat could still go out there but it wouldn’t be out in the open. 

      Perhaps a product that is made to avoid cat’s spraying would work. I have a post about that here. 

      Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find a solution. 

      Jessica

      Here is the link to my review: How-to-stop-cat-from-spraying

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  8. Scott Penton

    Very interesting, I’ve been thinking of getting one, but in stores they are really expensive. When you order it online though, I’m guessing it comes in pieces, is it difficult to put together? I’m for sure saving this link to get one when the funds come in. Thanks for this info. 

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Scott,

      Yes, you do have to put it together but it is not hard. You don’t need any special tools or special skills. Just make sure you tighten everything down really well so it is not loose. I have had mine set up for a year and a half now and even with 4 cats it is still in great shape! Nothing has come loose. 

      Thanks!

      Jessica

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  9. Tommy Diependaal

    I am more a dog person, but after reading your review about the cat tree I almost wish that my dogs would not chase them. But the first house we move in was a cat owner or at least was taking care of the cats by the house and when they move to another country I came and when my young puppies came the older cats where not dog friendly and that in the end make my dogs not like cats.But I will forward your site to some cat loving friends of my for sure the can find all the info needed here.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Tommy,
      My Dad, husband (a tough U.S. Marine) and father-in-law all thought they didn’t like cats until they met some nice ones, then they fell in love. Many cats are mistreated and develop defensive attitudes where they hiss, scratch or run away. That is just because they had to survive in a mean world. When cats are treated with love they can become dog like when they feel safe. My huge Norwegian Forest Cat was a basket case when we adopted him but now he follows me around like a dog and is loving and sweet.

      A cat tree really helps keep peace in the house since the cats can get up high where they feel safe.

      Thanks for passing this on to your friends!
      Jessica

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  10. Stew

    We have a Bengal cat and a cat tree just a bit taller that I’m not much of a fan of.  It cost a fortune and isn’t too stable.  It won’t fall over, but it shakes quite a bit.

    On the one you show, it has a little house down low which wouldn’t work for us because of our Boxer dog.  The two of them chase each other and wrestle.  I’m afraid he would drag the cat out of that house every time he wanted to play.

    I would be looking for one with just platforms until it reached a hight the dog can’t get at and padded platforms.

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Stew,

      To be honest my cats never use the lower house. They (like just about every cat) like to up high and only use the higher platforms. So I doubt the dog would be a problem with this cat tree. In any case, I hope you find a great one. This one is very stable and doesn’t even wobble much. I highly recommend it. 

      Jessica

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  11. Paul

    OMG – you are a lifesaver!  We have two cats who have to spend quite a bit of time inside for most of the year as we live in a high tick area.  Cat trees are crucial to our cats for exercise and so that they dont rip our couches to shreds.  The only problem is that they can tear through a good cat tree in a matter of weeks.  And these things are expensive.  

    I have never thought to look on Amazon for them for some reason.  I have bookmarked your site for when our next one falls apart.  Will this one be suitable for two 8 kilo cats or is there another type you would recommend?

    Paul

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Paul,

      Yes, this will work great for your cats. I have two boys that are very large. They chase each other up and down and roughhouse on the tree and it holds up just fine. I have 4 cats total now and they all use and enjoy the tree. 

      This is truly the best value I have found for cat trees! The ones in the store are just ridiculously expensive and aren’t this large or interesting. My cats love the scratching posts on this tree also. It has 10 scratching posts built in! They scratch on them every single day and they ignore the separate scratching post I already had. 

      I am glad I could help!

      Jessica

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  12. Michel

    I wonder if getting a tree like this for your cat will prevent him from scratching your furniture. I quite like the idea of a scratching post for this reason, but will your feline friend know that this is where to scratch and not your couch?

    I would also like to find out how stable the cat tree is?  I would hate for it to fall down and injure the cat.  Is it a good idea to get extra support made or maybe use bricks at the bottom?

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Michel,

      This tree is totally stable. I wondered about the height myself and hoped it would not tip over. I have 4 cats now and two of them are very large and rambunctious boys. They play, roughhouse and chase each other up and down the tree and it has never come close to tipping over! I think that is the best test you can get. 

      The scratching posts are covered with sisal rope which is always the best cat scratcher material. Some scratchers have carpet but that is not as widely appealing to cats as the fibrous rope. My cats love to scratch on these scratcher posts on the tree. I have a separate scratcher and they never use it! They just prefer the tree. 

      Thank you for stopping by,

      Jessica

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  13. Jim

    Hi Jessica. What a large, and very tall, cat tree house. We just adopted a female cat that’s about 4 years old, its a gentle soul that was handed in by it’s previous parents because it scratched their children. Mind you, I’m not to sure what the kids must of done to it. It’s difficult to see if they were honest with their reason for not wanting her any longer because she has been completely calm and gentle with us. That’s what brought us to your site. We were looking for scratching poles., just in case it might scratch the grandkids when they visit. In any case, the tree house you talked about caught our attention and was actually very well priced. Do you think that it would be to big for just one cat.  Jim and Noela 

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Jim,

      I am glad you adopted your kitty so she has a better home now! Obviously they didn’t want her very much if she is a nice cat. They could have trimmed her claws, given her more space of her own, taught the kids to be gentle etc. 

      Having a cat tree is a great way to keep kids and cats separated and helps the cat feel safe up high. If a cat feels safe they probably won’t scratch. 

      As for the size, no, this is not too big for one cat. If you have a cat that likes to climb and be up high then she will appreciate this cat tree. Most all cats like to be up high. I suppose there are a few exceptions but I have never met one. All of my cats enjoy being on the tree by themselves. They sleep on the very top perch and enjoy being up on their own as king or queen of the world.

      You probably don’t need a cat tree this large for one cat but the price is so good that you will likely pay more for a smaller tree anyway. 

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find a great tree for your girl.

      Jessica

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  14. Fran Kelso

    Hey, Jessica, I really like your selection of cat trees. That tall one is really nice. The cat trees are such a good idea. I don’t remember seeing them in the days when I lived someplace where I could have used one. That’s how life goes, isn’t it? Do you keep your cats inside? That’s when a tree is especially valuable.

    You have some interesting-looking articles on your site, so will be coming back to read more. Thanks for being here!

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    1. Jessica (Post author)

      Hello Fran,
      Yes, we keep our cats inside now unless they go out with us and are supervised. If I lived in a remote area again I would let them out but there is no way we can do that here on a busy street, with virtually no yard and surrounded by apartment buildings and all the dogs, kids, cars etc. At the house we rented I would let them out with me and they could go out in the large backyard, the raspberry hedges etc. I could not let them out on their own there either since it was a dangerous neighborhood for cats. The previous cat I had was one that was loose and I found near the house. He had lost an eye due to a fight with the very mean neighbor cats. Another neighbor cat who was my buddy almost died twice that I know of when he was attacked by a dog. They took him to the vet for surgery and he barely survived. With such a track record, there was no way I could let my cats outside there. When I was at the homestead our cat went outside every day. There were lots of wild animals we had to worry about but no cars, mean people, random dogs or other high risk dangers.

      For indoor cats, a tall cat tree is the best thing we can give them! They chase each other up and down it, use all of the 10 scratching posts, sit on top and look out at the birds in the treetops (just feet away out the window since we are on the third floor) and get all sorts of use from it. They run up to sit on it for us to brush them as well! They like the chance to be at head level with us.

      Thanks for stopping by,
      Jessica

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