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"Imperfect" 'Santa Claws' Christmas Catventure Escape Proof Cat Harness (Limited Edition)

"Imperfect" 'Santa Claws' Christmas Catventure Escape Proof Cat Harness (Limited Edition)

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🎄 A Gift in Every Order: Every harness order is sprinkled with a bit of Christmas magic, coming with a FREE Beginners Harness Training Guide & A Christmas Cat Toy, wrapped in our best wishes to ensure your kitty's comfort and safety during their festive adventures!

🌞 Cool for the Summer: Crafted from cotton, our harnesses are not just a natural fibre but also a breezy, soft, and durable choice, ensuring your kitty stays cool and comfy during their sunny Christmas escapades.

🧥 A Light Summer Jacket: Our jacket-style harness, securing with robust velcro around the neck and belly, wraps your kitty in a gentle, secure embrace, perfect for leisurely strolls under the Australian Christmas sun.

🌟 A Buckle of Assurance: The gold buckle, positioned on the mid-back, ensures that the lead’s pressure is away from your kitty's neck, safeguarding their comfort during their sunny explorations.

🤗 A Secure Christmas Hug: Designed to make your kitty feel securely hugged, our harness ensures they are enveloped in comfort and safety during their festive adventures.

🐾 Confident Summer Steps: Our design ensures shoulder flexibility, allowing your kitty to explore with confidence and joy, taking in all the summer sights and sounds!

🔒 Escape-Proof Festive Fun: When fastened properly, our harness ensures that the only thing your cat will wiggle through this season is the exciting new experiences, not out of their armholes!

Embark on a meowgical Christmas adventure with our specially designed harness, ensuring your kitty is wrapped in comfort, safety, and the joyous spirit of the season! 🎅🐱🎄


🎄 Harness Outer: 100% Cotton - Imagine your kitty exploring the sunny outdoors, wrapped in a layer of our 100% cotton, ensuring they stay cool and stylish during their Christmas adventures in the Australian heat!

🌱 Inner Magic: 100% Undyed Cotton - Gentle on your kitty’s fur and skin, our undyed cotton inner provides a soft, natural embrace, ensuring comfort on all their festive explorations under the summer sun!

🔒 High-Strength Velcro: - With reverse directions for neck and chest, our velcro doesn’t just secure the harness but adds an extra layer of protection, ensuring your kitty’s adventures are safe and merry!

🌟 Golden D-Ring: Thick Gold Zinc Alloy Metal D-Ring - A touch of Christmas sparkle! Our golden D-Ring isn’t just a festive nod but is attached to a sturdy polyester spine on the centre of the harness, providing additional support for all those energetic summer escapades!

Sizing Chart

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Cat Harness Sizing Chart

Size      Neck Circumference      Chest Circumference
XS 14 - 21cm 18 - 28cm
S 17 - 22cm 29 - 37cm
M 22 - 29cm 34 - 41cm
L 26 - 32cm 38 - 48cm
XL 29 - 36cm 41 - 51cm
XXL 32 - 38cm 51 - 61cm

How to size your cat for a harness:

To fit our Catventure Cat Harness, start by measuring your cat and comparing with our sizing chart below. Having the correct size will prevent the cat from escaping. Our velcro adjustable cat harness is easy to put on simple adjust the chest strap first then the neck strap with their front legs in between. Ensure it is a snug fit, not too tight and not too loose.

The easiest way to measure your cats neck and chest circumference is with a soft tape measure. If you do not have one, you can use a piece of string or fabric then measure it up against a ruler.

To fasten your cat harness properly, there should be only enough room for a finger gap between the cats body and the harness. Their elbows should not be able to wiggle out of it if there is only that minimal of space. Please evaluate inside your home before your big adventure! Test to make sure you have purchased the correct size and that if you were to try get your cats elbow to wiggle out, that this won't be possible.

Before you get started:

If your cat has never worn a cat harness or a cat collar it may be a slow transition for your kitty so please be patient. Let them sniff it, inspect it, encourage them with pats and treats. We also recommend the process inside the home as it is easier to put on. More detailed instructions and tips can be found on our blog post here.

When your harness arrives, leave the cat harness out for your cat to sniff and inspect, place the harness somewhere familiar without invading their safe spaces. Once your cat is comfortable and has lived with the harness in their space, we recommend trying on the harness inside the home. Let them walk around in it inside the home before attaching the leash and taking your cats outdoors.

To get your cat into the harness, hold your cat and encourage them with pats and slowly fit the belly band around their torso with a finger of space between their body and the cat harness. Keep giving your cat some nice chin scratches as they may feel a bit strange. Once you feel your cat is ready, secure the neck band on with a finger space of room between their neck and the harness.

Many cats will fall over when they first try a harness because it triggers a survival response. It also might be from having the harness too tight. Help them overcome this with highly attractive motivation (treats) and lots of praise. Don't be disheartened if your cat does not take to the harness instantly. If you rush into it too quickly they may get anxious. Remember small steps to achieving those big goals.

Care & Maintenance

🎅 Gentle Care for Merry Wear: Do not machine or hand wash - Just like preserving the magic of Christmas, our harness prefers gentle care to maintain its festive charm and durability for all your sunny catventures!

🌟 Sparkling Clean: Surface clean with soapy water - A little splash of cool soapy water will keep the harness looking vibrant and fresh, ready for every festive outing under the Australian sun!

🚫 Preserve the Magic: Do not use abrasive cleaning products - Keep the harness’s Christmas magic alive by avoiding harsh cleaners, ensuring it stays in tip-top shape for all your adventures!

🌬️ Breezy Dry: Do not wring, line dry - Gently air dry the harness away from the heat or sun, ensuring to maintain its shape and quality for all your kitty’s explorations!

🚫 No Need for Extra Heat: Do not iron - Our harness is designed to look sleek and festive without the need for ironing, ensuring it’s always ready for a sunny catventure!

🎄 Preserving the Festive Feel: To ensure the velcro and fabric stay in splendid condition, use a lint roller after every use to eliminate as much hair as possible, keeping it fresh and ready for the next festive outing!

🐾 Post-Catventure Care: After each joyful catventure, ensure the velcro straps are fastened back together to protect the velcro, keeping the harness secure and ready for the next sunny exploration!


🎄 A Gift to Nature: Our orders are lovingly packed using FSC certified (Forest Stewardship Council) tissue paper from Certified Managed Plantations, ensuring a 100% biodegradable, compostable, and acid-free gift wrapping that’s as gentle to the planet as a snowflake to the ground.

🎁 Compostable Christmas Mailers: Your harness arrives in our compostable mailers, crafted mainly from corn starch and PBAT by Hero Packaging. Together, we’ve saved over 16,000,000 plastic mailers from entering our beautiful planet, and every order contributes to that merry statistic!

🖨️ Ink-Free Festive Labels: Our shipping labels, printed with a direct thermal printer requiring no ink or toner, are also compostable, including their non-toxic adhesive - safe for your pets to sniff and explore!

♻️ Reusable & Joyful: Our Hero Packaging Mailers feature a reusable strip, so when you unwrap your festive parcel, cut along the dotted line to reuse the mailer bag for any returns or future gifting!

🌲 Planting Trees with Every Order: With every order, we include a set of Instructions and a Thank You Card, printed through Canva, who plants a tree for every order we place. By the end of 2022, Canva aims to have planted 3.5 million trees, focusing on native restoration and providing jobs within local communities, creating a forest of positive impact!

🌟 A Mission of Merry Sustainability: We’re on a spirited mission to ensure all aspects of your packaging are eco-friendly, compostable, and carbon neutral. Dispatching parcels to you and your kitties is a huge part of our business, and we’re committed to doing it in the most environmentally friendly and festive way possible!

📚 Learn More & Join the Journey: Dive into our sustainability journey and learn more about our commitment to a greener planet while exploring with your kitty: Sustainability at Cat Harness Australia

Sending your orders wrapped in care, sustainability, and festive joy, ensuring that the spirit of giving extends to nature too! 🐱🎁🌏

We Support WIRES & Local Rescue Groups

We put our money where our mouth is, meaning we donate $1 for every harness sold to WIRES for the good of the Australian native wildlife.

Every year, WIRES receives thousands of calls for advice concerning interactions between domestic pets and native animals. Sadly, this is a common cause of injury in suburban areas and if the injured native animal is not immediately taken to receive veterinary care, the consequences can be fatal. Luckily, there are some precautions that can be taken to help minimise the risks of wildlife being injured, and to avoid unpleasant situations for your family pet. WIRES strongly promotes responsible pet ownership which is key to a safer environment for wildlife and for domestic pets. You can learn more through the link here.  

WIRES have many initiatives including National Grants, Emergency funding, Landcare Alliance, Specialised projects (more recently Koalas and Native Animal Disease Research), Conservation projects and the Water for Wildlife initiative.

Learn more about WIRES

Through social media, there is even more visibility with the reality that cat rescue groups are facing. As a charity, cat rescue groups depend on community support to cover the costs of running the rescue. The costs include professional care and advisory staff; veterinary expenses including health checks, desexing and any necessary treatments or surgery; vaccinations; microchips; kitty litter as well as costs to promote their adoptions and welfare work plus administration costs.

Cat Harness Australia makes regular donations to a variety of cat rescue groups within Australia. We also exclusively wholesale to rescue groups and small businesses. By rescue groups having being a stockist of our products, their profit allows them fund the costs of their rescue.

If you are the owner of a licensed cat rescue group within Australia and you would like to become a stockist of our products, please reach out to us via the link here.


🎁 A Purr-fect Guarantee: We hope you adore your Cat Harness Australia purchases, but if the jingle doesn’t ring true, our 30-day satisfaction guarantee ensures a merry and worry-free shopping experience! In simpler terms, you can return your harness within 30 days for a full refund of the purchase price if it doesn’t make your festive season bright. Discover more about our pawsome refund guarantee here.

📦 Festive Reusable Packaging: Our Hero Packaging Mailers come with a reusable strip, ensuring that if a return is needed, you can reuse the mailer bag. Just make sure to cut along the dotted line when unwrapping your festive parcel!

🐾 Spreading the Joy: Wondering where our exchanged harnesses go? If return shipping isn’t viable, we trust our customers to donate the incorrect size harness to a local cat rescue group, ensuring it finds a new home and encourages future cat pawrents to embark on adventures with their fur babies. Upon donation, we’ll refund your harness cost, enabling you to order the correct size.

🏡 No Local Rescue? No Worries: If there are no local cat rescue groups near you, feel free to return it to Cat Harness Australia HQ, and we’ll donate it on your behalf! Currently, our HQ returns are bringing joy to Kitten Sanctuary.

💌 Join the Donation Program: If you’re a rescue group and would like to be a part of our harness donation program, please email us at

🎄 Note on Christmas Limited Edition: As our "Santa Claws" harness is a limited Christmas edition, they might all be sold out before an exchange can be processed. In such a case, a refund or an exchange for another colour will be arranged to ensure your festive spirit remains high!

Your satisfaction and spreading joy to kitties in need are at the heart of our festive season at Cat Harness Australia! 🐱🎅🎄

Shipping & Delivery

🎁 Sleighing the Shipping Game: We understand the excitement of ordering festive goodies online! Rest assured, your package will be dashing through the mail, as we dispatch all orders within 24 hours, providing you with full tracking details and unwavering support for any queries about your order’s sleigh ride to your home.

🤝 A Partnership that Sparkles: We've partnered with Avenue, a heartwarming organisation that lights up the lives of individuals of all abilities by empowering them to actively participate in the workforce. Avenue’s Team Members, working in inclusive and supportive co-working spaces, ensure your orders are dispatched with care and joy, typically within 24-48 hours of confirmation.

💌 A Note of Joy: Inside each order, you'll find a pamphlet detailing Avenue's mission and the beautiful impact they're making in their Team Members' lives, adding a sprinkle of extra joy and inspiration to your festive purchase.

🎄 Embroidery Orders, Crafted with Care: For those special custom embroidery orders, please allow 2-3 weeks for fulfillment, ensuring each stitch is crafted with the precision and care worthy of a gift from Santa Paws himself.

🚚 Reindeer-Ready Shipping Times: We ship with Australia Post from Sydney Metro, ensuring your festive parcels are on their merry way swiftly!

  • For domestic orders, find delivery estimates here.
  • For international orders, explore delivery estimates here.

📝 A Note from the North Pole: Our shipping times do not account for potential customs clearance delays, which are outside our control and can vary according to the destination country.

We're committed to ensuring your festive orders from Cat Harness Australia are dispatched with care, joy, and a sprinkle of Christmas magic, making your purchases that much more special! 🐱🎅🎄

Why does my cat fall over?

🎄 Embarking on a Jolly Journey: Most kitties have never donned festive attire and, being sensitive to tactile stimuli, may find their first harness experience to be a unique one!

🐾 The “Freeze & Flop” Phenomenon: When first wearing a cat harness, many felines perform what we lovingly call the “Freeze & Flop” - they might lay on their side as if immobilized by the Christmas spirit! Fear not, they're not in discomfort, and many are actually purring while they do this, perhaps imagining themselves sleighing through the snow!

🎅 Santa Paws’ Encouragement: If your kitty does the Freeze & Flop, give them some time to adjust and encourage them to move with gentle pets and soothing words. Imagine they're waiting for Santa and need a little nudge to go explore!

🍪 Treats on the Nice List: With daily practice sessions of 1-5 minutes, help them overcome their initial hesitation with highly attractive motivation (think of the yummiest treats) and heaps of praise. Most kitties quickly learn that they can still move freely and begin to explore their winter wonderland with curiosity!

🌟 A Holly Jolly Adjustment: Remember, patience is key to helping your kitty get used to their new harness. With consistent encouragement and positive reinforcement, they'll soon associate their harness with fun adventures and perhaps, dream of prancing reindeers!

Embark on a festive adventure with your kitty, ensuring their first harness experience is filled with comfort, encouragement, and a dash of Christmas magic! 🐱🛷🎁

Custom Image

Our Imperfect Santa Claws Harnesses are from a mishap with some of our elves. Extra stitching, wonky 'Catventure' logos, maybe a black spot etc. These are discounted due to the imperfections but still functional to use as a harness to keep your kitty safe.


🎅 Santa’s Responsible Cat Owners: At Cat Harness Australia, we believe in the magic of responsible cat ownership. Our escape-proof cat harness, crafted and tested by the Aussie domestic cats (perhaps some of Santa’s little helpers?), ensures your feline friend is as comfy and secure as possible during their outdoor adventures. It's the ideal choice for the Houdini cats of the world who might sneak out of any other harness!

🐾 Protecting the Native Wonderland: Having your cat on a harness outdoors minimises their impact on the native Australian wildlife, ensuring all creatures can enjoy a peaceful and merry season. For more information on this vital issue, please visit here.

🎁 A Snug Fit for Every Kitty: Our cat harness size chart, which can be found below, is your guide to ensuring a snug and comfy fit for your kitty during their festive frolics. Choosing the correct size is crucial to keep them secure and jolly on their adventures!

🌏 A Mission Wrapped in Sustainability: Guided by our mission, we're dedicated to constantly improving our sustainability practices, aiming to gift a positive impact on the environment. Though we are a small business, we believe we can make a big difference, just like a single jingle bell can spread cheer far and wide!

🌟 Journey Towards a Greener Future: You can read more about our steps towards sustainability here. We may not be at 100% yet, but like a determined elf in Santa’s workshop, we're diligently working towards a greener future.

On our blog you can find our answers to some of the big harness training questions.

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• Strengthen the bond between you & your cat

• Enhance your cats physical enrichment with leash walking

• Support your cats mental stimualtion being stimulated by the new sounds, smells and visuals

• By bonding with your cat, this also improves your mental wellbeing and self care

• Feel good knowing your purchase supports WIRES and Aussie Cat Rescue Groups

• Any harness exchanges for size are donated to local rescue groups

• Trust in our harness to keep your cat safe

• Protect the environment by keeping your cat safe indoors

• All harness orders come with a Free Beginners Harness Training Guide

• Our social community on Instagram is there to support you on your catventures

• Fast and responsive customer service to support you along the way

You can read more research on cats and their life stressors here

Customer Reviews

Based on 476 reviews
Kim Wimshurst

Luna Loves her harness. It's so easy for us!

Perfect Harness

This our second time purchasing a Catventure harness and it works great! The quality is fantastic and the cats aren't able to escape from the harness once its on. It took a while for the cats to get used to the harness but they love going outside enough to put up with it.

Roslyn Williams
Think Twice

I really can’t review your product. I tried to get our cats used to it, and when I eventually took them out they walked straight back inside. Both my cats love to roll in grass… the amount of cover from the harness doesn’t not allow either cat to do that and feel the grass in their hair. So I don’t want to publicly say this. It may just be my cats, as neither is impressed. Yesterday I actually ordered two different harnesses.
I thought you’d appreciate truthful feedback privately as opposed to a negative public opinion and review.
Roslyn Williams


Great quality, wonderful service,speedy delivery .... very happy with the harness we ordered, i would highly recommend this company & product

A great harness

Pippin loves his new harness! I had tried a thin traditional harness before but I trust this one much more, I don’t think he’d be able to get out of it. He’s also very comfortable in it after a bit of practice. He loves going out on my balcony now and we’ve just started venturing outside! I love the embroidery with his name too. The harness was delivered much more quickly than I expected. He’s a very fluffy 4kg boy and the medium size fits him well.