Long story short... Chester was adopted from the pound about 6-ish years ago. He was born on the streets and had already been adopted once and brought back - why, they didn't specify. He is litter box trained, neutered when we adopted him, and an indoor-outdoor cat. Always has access to food an water. In the time he's lived with us, he's cohabited with two other male cats that were brought into the home as intact kittens and then neutered later. He's never had a problem. For a long time everything's been fine, but within the past year - some time after the second kitty came home - he started to pee and poop on the bathroom rugs. We closed the bathroom doors and forced him into the litterbox when he was caught in the act until he relieved himself in there. We thought perhaps the problem was that he wanted his own litter box or wanted it cleaned more often, so we did both. No such luck. For a long time he was forced to be a mainly outdoor cat to avoid the problem. Started getting cold, he was allowed inside more often. Then the real problems started.... He started peeing and pooping on the rugs more. And then one day, it sort've went critical mass - now, he'll do it in our dogs crate, on the beds, on the rugs, in dirty clothes waiting to be washed on the floor, on purses or computer bags left on the floor, and just recently he's peed on the couches. Twice. In the span of a month. It's gotten to the point where we chase him downstairs or outside if he starts acting shady - because we know he's on the lookout for some place to use as a litter box. We've changed litter boxes. Litter. Nothing works. I'm really hoping for some help. If it doesn't stop, he's either A) going to be put outside permanently somehow (will be hard since he sneaks in when he wants in) or B) he's going back to the pound. At his age, his odds for adoption aren't good. I don't want to do it, but this has got to stop. Also, there's nothing wrong with his urinary system or joints, so he's got no excuse not to walk downstairs and use the litter box. As far as we know, he's also never had any kind of traumatizing "events" around the litter boxes. Does anyone have any suggestions?