This Fall a feral kitten showed up here. She had mange and was bald except for her head. At first, she was terrified of me but eventually I gained her trust. I was hoping to bring her inside, but she still is half feral and seems to prefer being outside. I had treated her mange, and her fur has started to grow back but not enough to keep her warm at all. I live in the Adirondacks, and it's been getting very cold. I was so worried about her staying warm. I bought her this house because of the good reviews and the fact that it was sturdy, insulated, had a heating pad, and was for outdoor use. It arrived quickly. I set it up in like 2 minutes. The hardest part was getting the heat pad wire through the little hole in the back. I plugged it in and gave it 5 minutes, then I set my hand on the pad to see if it worked. I could slowly feel my hand heat up, so I knew it worked. I then put this outside. I had a wood triangle wedge that I had used to protect my bush from getting crushed by snow. The house fit perfect inside this. Then I covered the wedge with a tarp to keep out any rain and snow. I put them on top of a pallet to keep them off the ground. I tied the house, wedge and tarp to the pallet to keep them secure. I showed her the new house and put some cat treats inside. That evening she was hunkered in her house, and she has been the past few days. I put my hand inside and it feels nice and warm. I loved how the inside is insulated with foil walls. The heating pad seems well made and the cord was thick and long enough. Despite it supposed to be weatherproof I still found a way to cover it for added protection and warmth. This house is perfect and it's giving me peace of mind knowing my sweet, bald feral kitten is warm and safe. I highly recommend this!