If your cat sleeps by the front door, this post will show you why and what you can do about it.

So, why does my cat sleep by the front door? Possible reasons why your cat sleeps by the front door are that it is waiting for someone to get home, it wants to go outside or that it just likes the spot.

There are a number of possible reasons why your cat sleeps by the front door and it could be due to a combination of them. However, there are some things you can consider to help figure out the main cause and there are some things you can do about it.

Reasons why your cat sleeps by the front door

Below are a number of possible reasons why your cat sleeps by the front door and what would make each of them more likely.

It is waiting for someone to get home

The reason why your cat sleeps by the front door could be that it is waiting for someone to arrive home. This would be more likely if your cat tends to do it more when a specific person is away. It would be especially likely if it also follows that person around and that person is the one that feeds it.

It wants to go outside

Another possible cause is that your cat wants to go outside and it is waiting for you to open the door. This would be more likely if it stands by the door when you approach it and it runs outside as soon as you open the door.

It just likes the spot

It could also be the case that it just likes the spot by the door. This would be more likely if your cat tends to sleep there after it has been fed and it does not try to run out the door when it is open.

Things to consider

Below are some things to consider to help figure out the main reason why your cat has been doing it.

If your cat has always slept by the front door

If your cat did not always sleep by the front door, it would help to consider what else happened when it first started doing it. If it started doing it suddenly, it could be due to things such as being fed later in the day that normal.

What is different when your cat does not sleep by the front door

It would also help to consider what else is different when your cat sleeps be the door. For example, if it only does it when you are away, it would be likely that it is waiting for you to get home.

What to do about your cat sleeping by the front door

Below are some options you have to help deal with the behavior.

Get a cat flap

If you do not mind your cat going outside, one option would be to install a cat flap. By doing so, it will not be necessary for your cat to sleep there and it can go out whenever it wants to.

Let it out at a specific time daily

Another option would be to let it outside at a specific time daily so that it knows when it can expect to go outside.

Let it do it

If your cat seems to be doing it because it likes the spot, the easiest option would be to let your cat continue doing it. Alternatively, you could put a cat bed nearby so that it can sleep there instead.

Author

I created and currently run Kitty Cat Tips, the website that you can go to when you have questions about your cat's behavior. It's my hope that you find Kitty Cat Tips to be a helpful resource. It is also my hope that it will help you to improve your relationship with your cat. You can read more about me and my website here.