Thinking Outside the Litter Box: Our Litter-Robot Story

The Beginning

Brad Baxter, Litter-Robot II

Automated Pet Care Products, Inc., now doing business as AutoPets, was founded in 1999 to create the best automatic self-cleaning litter box. Our goal is to make life with your cat easier by eliminating the daily hassle of litter box scooping. An enthusiastic team has created a safe and reliable automatic self-cleaning litter box that really works. It's efficient, eco-friendly, and requires only minimal attention!

The Litter-Robot made its market debut April 2000. Made from tough recyclable plastics and industrial-grade components, the Litter-Robot was designed to last. We have built a quality appliance, not a disposable product that needs to be replaced every year. We stand behind this self-cleaning litter box with an 18-Month Warranty.

Product Evolution

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Each year has brought improvements to our products and our company. With the advancements of the Litter-Robot Classic, Bubble, and Open Air, we are confident that our three unique designs and patented litter-sifting technology will benefit any cat owner and continue to lead the automated pet care products industry. And we're not stopping there; at AutoPets, we believe the key to success is thinking outside the litter box.

We want you to try the Litter-Robot in your home with confidence. Your purchase is covered by a 90-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Free yourself from litter box scooping and see how the Litter-Robot really works! If you or your cat are not completely satisfied with the Litter-Robot for any reason, return it within 90 days for a refund. See complete details here.

Additional Products


AutoPets is excited to offer additional products to make life with your pets easier and and more enjoyable. We currently offer the Feed-Safe, which creates a safe haven for your smaller pet during mealtime. Your cat's food is housed inside a dome that provides a secure, hassle-free feeding environment, while containing potential messes. Kitty a Go-Go is a decorative, whimsical, and functionally innovative litter box that adds style to your pet's home. Lastly, Kitty Play Zone offers an interactive space for your children to use their imaginations and play with your cat.

Check back for exciting new products coming soon!

Location and Assembly


As a co-located company, we are headquartered in Auburn Hills, MI, 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 may seem worlds 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 finally considering how a product may be disassembled at the end of its useful life for recycling goes a long way toward being a good steward of the environment. These values are good business that guide us as we move forward with our new line of products.

Designed and Manufactured in the U.S.A

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At AutoPets, we champion environmental sustainability throughout a product's life cycle. The Litter-Robot is proven to decrease waste by saving pounds of clean litter from your garbage and landfills. We make our products in the USA, which reduces fossil fuel emissions by avoiding overseas shipping. We also prioritize offering products that are eco-friendly, such as our 100% biodegradable Waste Drawer Liners.

We Encourage Suggestions

The product development team at AutoPets welcomes any comments and suggestions that you may have on how to improve the Litter-Robot, or if you have a great idea for another pet product that would make your life easier. Together, we can reimagine and reinvent the pet care industry! We look forward to hearing from you!

Brad Baxter, President
Automated Pet Care Products, Inc., DBA AutoPets

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