Every cat parent has to clean the litter box, it just comes with the territory. Litter spills have become a constant, but what if we could change that? That is exactly what we discuss on The Animal Innovations Show Podcast.

Cat Savant’s Carolyn Rafferty saw that litter spills had become a problem whenever she and her husband cleaned the litter box. This led them to seek out a solution. However, there weren’t enough products available to solve their litter box problem.

“We really didn’t find too much. It was kind of the same products that we already have as cat parents.”

“Nothing was addressing litter spill.” 

That’s when Carolyn and her husband decided to come up with their own solution for litter spills.


The Making of Cat Savant’s Scoop Buddy

You don’t always have time to tend to the litter spills when you have a busy home.

There are a lot of products that help with similar issues, like litter mats, scoops, and such. However, it would be better to have a tool that prevents litter spills from happening in the first place.

Cat Savant started their journey of creating the best litter spill prevention tool through market research. Their study showed that 72% of their survey respondents say that it’s also a problem for them.

Carolyn and her husband begin developing the design for what we now know as Scoop Buddy. These innovative waste bag holders attach the waste bag right to the litter box eliminating litter spills.


“We want to make it accessible for a lot of people.” 

“We made sure that the design can be paired with all kinds of litter box designs to provide a solution to litter box cleaning.”

“Not only is it universal to the litter box, but it’s also universal to any style waste bag that you prefer.”


Making Litter Cleaning a Little Better for Cat Parents

“Litter box problems are one of the most common reasons why cats are surrendered back to shelters.”

Cat Savant developed a simple concept that solves a real problem. Carolyn also mentioned that it surprised her how limited products for this application are, considering that cats have been around domestically for thousands of years.

The Scoop Buddy is the newest litter box hack for cat parents that will keep you from having litter spills from now on. Litter box problems don’t have to be so stressful anymore, all thanks to the continuous innovations for cat parents.

They just launched this year and aimed to spread their product across local pet stores to help more cat parents with the same issue.


If you’re interested in learning more about Scoop Buddy, visit their website at Cat Savant.