What would Christmas be without the beloved and highly ornate Evergreen tree? Without it, where would Santa leave his presents? Keeping your Christmas decorations safe and sound until the gifts come is an easy task if you live in a pet-less household, but if you're an owner to an evil cat named Mr. Mittens or a funny dog named Scruffy, it might become a mission impossible.

From your point of view, the Christmas tree is almost sacred - you've spent at least a couple of hours searching for the perfect ornaments, then a couple more decorating it and a couple more admiring the final result. From your pets point of view, you've just set up a fantastic scratching post, high-jump training area or a snack bar, depending on the given critters taste. Anyways, what follows next is a destroyed tree lying on the floor with broken Christmas tree decorations all over the place with a culprit of it all being the funny cat, revenging on you naming him Mr. Mittens. The good news is that with simple hacks shown in the pictures below, it's no longer necessary for you to choose between having a pet OR having a fabulous Christmas tree.

Now go ahead and check our collection of ideas on cat-proof Christmas trees!

#1 The Best Way I Could Put Up A Christmas Tree With A Fox In The House

The Best Way I Could Put Up A Christmas Tree With A Fox In The House

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Hans 2 years ago

Wow...this really is a fox. And a portal.

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#2 Our Dog Keeps Eating Ornaments. This Is Our Solution

Our Dog Keeps Eating Ornaments. This Is Our Solution

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Hans 2 years ago

Genius!

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#3 Christmas Tree For Cat Owners

Christmas Tree For Cat Owners

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

"So you think you are clever human? I can still get those ornaments....wait til you sleepz"

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#4 Christmas Are Saved

Christmas Are Saved

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Hans 2 years ago

This is cute actually.

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#5 Every Time He Tries To Climb The Tree, We Make Him Put On A Christmas Outfit For 15 Minutes

Every Time He Tries To Climb The Tree, We Make Him Put On A Christmas Outfit For 15 Minutes

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

"Worth it" - Cat

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#6 Perfect Tree For House With Cats

Perfect Tree For House With Cats

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Hans 2 years ago

How many of those are still hanging?

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#7 We Put Our Tree Up Today

We Put Our Tree Up Today

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Cat Meow 2 years ago

I'm fairly sure the tree isn't going to last long up on the ceiling either

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#8 How To Protect Christmas Tree From Your Cat? Use A Cage. For The Tree

How To Protect Christmas Tree From Your Cat? Use A Cage. For The Tree

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over opinionated 2 years ago

Oh Christmas cage, oh Christmas cage. My tree you are protecting....

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#9 Someone Isn't To Be Trusted With A Decorated Christmas Tree

Someone Isn't To Be Trusted With A Decorated Christmas Tree

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Samantha P 2 years ago

Very nice Christmas tree tho!!!

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#10 Pretty Sure This Tree Will Be Safe

Pretty Sure This Tree Will Be Safe

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Katinka Min 2 years ago

Is there a starbuckscup ornament hanging in the 'tree'????

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#11 I Figured Out A Solution

I Figured Out A Solution

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

My god the cat has trophies.

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#12 Christmas Are Protected

Christmas Are Protected

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Stille20 2 years ago

Why do you keep bowls of cat around?

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#13 Christmas Tree In Saran Wrap, Cat Proof Level Over 9000

Christmas Tree In Saran Wrap, Cat Proof Level Over 9000

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Véronique Anketier 2 years ago

Then you put it in the freezer and... voilà! as good as new for next Christmas... or maybe not...

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#14 Dog Proof

Dog Proof

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Khanh Phan 2 years ago

"Miranda, seriously, fences?" Jokes aside, I love this Christmas tree!

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#15 Our Christmas Tree Thanks To The Worlds Highest Jumping Kitten

Our Christmas Tree Thanks To The Worlds Highest Jumping Kitten

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

Probably can still reach, and climb. Good luck!

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#16 No, This Tree Isn't Half Done — It's Done

No, This Tree Isn't Half Done — It's Done

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Andrea Ferber 2 years ago

It's like you took a family Christmas photo with matching sweaters, and no pants.

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#17 Cat Proof Christmas Tree

Cat Proof Christmas Tree

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over opinionated 2 years ago

I think this is a really good apartment tree idea. I'm going to do this. Beats a tiny tree on a table.

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#18 Our Cat Proof And Environmentally Conscious Christmas Tree. Turn A Tomato Cage Upside Down, Add A Blanket, And Laugh At The Situation

Our Cat Proof And Environmentally Conscious Christmas Tree. Turn A Tomato Cage Upside Down, Add A Blanket, And Laugh At The Situation

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

"Why are you staring at me human? Haven't you ever seen a cat, relaxing next to a gorgeous Douglas fir Christmas Tree, before?"-Cat

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#19 Our Dog Proof Tree

Our Dog Proof Tree

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over opinionated 2 years ago

I like the gate idea. Just making it more festive is nice.

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#20 My Buddy Decided To Cat-Proof His Xmas Tree

My Buddy Decided To Cat-Proof His Xmas Tree

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over opinionated 2 years ago

How do they do that upside down tree thing. That's impressive. Now put the presents under I dare you.

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#21 A Cat Proof Christmas Tree

A Cat Proof Christmas Tree

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

At first glance, i thought that middle thing was a cat paw reaching up, and started to laugh, then immediately realized it wasn't, and felt disappointed. Such a vast array of emotions in such a short time.

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#22 The Problem Now Is That She Won't Stop Staring At It And Meowing Angrily Because She Can't Reach

The Problem Now Is That She Won't Stop Staring At It And Meowing Angrily Because She Can't Reach

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Jolene Elizabeth Moss 2 years ago

It's no wonder, the light fixture has stolen her toys!

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#23 Baby And Dog Proof Christmas Tree

Baby And Dog Proof Christmas Tree

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Wendy 2 years ago

What a pretty room ☺

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#24 Anti-gravity Holiday Tree

Anti-gravity Holiday Tree

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over opinionated 2 years ago

What's with the Wii remote?

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#25 You Shall Not Pass!

You Shall Not Pass!

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kytetiger 2 years ago

Lets put the tree oustide ... xD

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#26 Instead Of Putting Your Cat In The Cage Put The Tree In The Cage

Instead Of Putting Your Cat In The Cage Put The Tree In The Cage

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Katie Jamberri Nails 2 years ago

Parenting done right.

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#27 So My Dad Told Me He Had To Dog Proof The Christmas Tree... This Was Not What I Expected

So My Dad Told Me He Had To Dog Proof The Christmas Tree... This Was Not What I Expected

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Hans 2 years ago

Looks comfortable!

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#28 Use Walls Wisely

Use Walls Wisely

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Crazy_Xai_Facie 2 years ago

I love how the cat is so fascinated with the hairband on the floor :D

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#29 My Cat Proof Christmas Tree

My Cat Proof Christmas Tree

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Barbara Conover 2 years ago

The scale makes me laugh: it's so little!

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#30 The Cat Still Managed To Climb The Tree

The Cat Still Managed To Climb The Tree

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Hannah Hollowell 2 years ago

I love the train going around it, how'd you get it attached

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#31 Tiny House = Wall Tree, So My Dog's Bed Isn't Disturbed.

Tiny House = Wall Tree, So My Dog's Bed Isn't Disturbed.

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Anna Paderna 2 years ago

Fetch, Rover, fetch!

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#32 No Need To Secure The Tree, My Dog Thinks He Is The Tree!

No Need To Secure The Tree, My Dog Thinks He Is The Tree!

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Cathy Binder 2 years ago

yes, but is he cat proof?

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#33 I Just Couldn't Bare Going With Out A Tree

I Just Couldn't Bare Going With Out A Tree

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Conor Gilmartin 2 years ago

* Bear * Without

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#34 The Only Section Of The House That The Cats Dont Bother.... This Is My Holiday Table

The Only Section Of The House That The Cats Dont Bother.... This Is My Holiday Table

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Ioana Marc 2 years ago

Did you mean your cat-altar? ;))

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#35 This Year's Kitten-proof Christmas Tree.

This Year's Kitten-proof Christmas Tree.

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Lucy McElroy 2 years ago

My fav

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#36 #problem Solved

#problem Solved

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2 years ago

Printed fabric = Ikea, christmas decoration = by me ;)

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#37 Our Cat Proof Christmas Tree! We Decided To Buy A Smaller One And Put It On Top Of The Kitchen Fridge

Our Cat Proof Christmas Tree! We Decided To Buy A Smaller One And Put It On Top Of The Kitchen Fridge

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

How is this cat proof. I was under the impression cats can climb.

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#38 No Ornaments Til Christmas Eve, Unless You Count 5 Lil Kittens In The Tree! 😮 Lol

No Ornaments Til Christmas Eve, Unless You Count 5 Lil Kittens In The Tree! 😮 Lol

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Deb Lucas 2 years ago

A Kittmas tree!

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#39 Cat Proof, Dog Proof, Toddler Proof. Because I Have All 3.

Cat Proof, Dog Proof, Toddler Proof. Because I Have All 3.

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#40 Works For Me 😂

Works For Me 😂

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LavenderZ 2 years ago

So worried about your little decorations on the table under the tree...

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