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Custom Catios Featured on 'Cat vs Dog' with Jackson Galaxy

We are very excited to post a highlight video of Custom Catios' appearance on Jackson Galaxy's latest show, “Cat vs. Dog.” While we wholeheartedly encourage everyone to watch the entire episode titled, “My Animals Are Going To Get Me Evicted," over at Animal Planet, we've uploaded a catio cut below. We've…

South Bay Catio Estate

The South Bay Catio Estate is our largest and arguably best cat enclosure to date. It took the entire Custom Catios crew nearly five weeks to complete. The long dirt section is nearly 60' x 10' alone. The "people" section near the house has a gorgeously crafted roof that spans…

The Joy Crew Expands

The Joy Crew Expands Joy! That’s Custom Catios’ one-word mission statement I first wrote about in 2020. With every project, big or small, elaborate or simple, expensive or inexpensive, we strive to deliver joy to cats and their hooman guardians. Hopefully, the photos and videos posted to social media (Facebook,…

VIDEOS: Watch Catio Protect Cats from Raccoons, Bobcats, and Mountain Lion

The cat guardians of one of our all-time favorite builds, The Jungle Catio, set up trail cams next to the Pacific Palisades enclosure. Despite living in a residential neighborhood, video from the cameras shows Bobcats, raccoons, and even a California mountain lion or cougar, visiting their cats at night. Check…

Worldwide Catio Builders in 2022

Worldwide Catio Builders As we begin 2022, there has never been a better time to build a custom catio for your fur family. More people are working from home, spending more time at home, and adopting more pets, especially cats and dogs. As a result, there are more catio builders…

Catio Colors

Choosing a catio color is one of the most important decisions clients make. Most cat guardians want enclosures that blend in well with their homes and are not eyesores. Others prefer structures that pop or are more akin to art pieces. The best way to discover your taste is to…

Double Doors Provide Double Protection

Clients with door dasher cats and / or those who want to be extra careful about their fur family members getting outside often turn to double door designs. We've implemented a handful of double doors for cat enclosures, and installed an “airtight” system inside a home for a particularly sneaky…

Redfin Highlights Custom Catios

Popular online real estate broker, Redfin, published a new article this week titled, "26 Stylish Yet Functional Pet Area Ideas to Incorporate Pet Supplies into Your Decor," that features the following catio blurb by Custom Catios / Catio Guy: Bring the outdoors in with a custom catio A catio (aka…

Cat Runs, Skyways, and Bridges

Cat runs, skyways, and bridges are a practical and aesthetically pleasing way to move cats around a home or yard. And the furballs LOVE them. This post highlights many of the runs built by the Custom Catios' crew over the last couple of years. Visit this Facebook post for more photos!

Custom Catios Now on TikTok

Custom Catios has long had a social media presence, including fairly active communities on Facebook and Instagram. Note, we can be found @catioguy on all platforms. Now you can add TikTok to the list. In just a couple short months we have surpassed 35,000 followers and a video of The…

News Media Coverage of Custom Catios and Catio Guy

Catio Guy (aka Alan Breslauer) owns and operates Custom Catios. While both have received extensive media attention over the years, there appears to be a recent uptick in coverage. Perhaps the pandemic, which led to increased adoptions of cats, kittens, and dogs, has spurred the news media to write about…

Bloomberg Article: How to Unite Cat and Bird Lovers? Build a Catio

International news agency, Bloomberg, recently published a paw-mazing catio article, How to Unite Cat and Bird Lovers? Build a Catio, to Bloomberg Green.  The national piece, which features Custom Catios and two former clients, is a testament to how far the catio industry has come in just a few short…

Article: Crafting The Perfect Feline Funland

Journalist, Becca Evans, speaks to three catio experts - @jake.the.bengal's guardian Amber, our friend and former guest blogger Toni at @catio_living, and yours truly - about the best ways to deck out the interior of a cat enclosure. The must read piece includes these nuggets: Amber: “Just keep changing it,”…

Plants for Catios

Guest post by Toni and Doug over at Catio Living (IG, YouTube, Facebook, Etsy, and Pinterest). Plants are a fantastic addition to any catio. They are a surefire way to increase stimulation and happiness in your feline family members. Just make sure that the plants are non-toxic to cats by…

EXPERT BUILDER SERIES #12 WITH THE CATIO MAN

Expert Builder Series This is the twelfth Q&A in a series of interviews with catio experts from around the world. My hope is to learn from the best catio builders on the planet and pass on that knowledge far and wide. The Catio Man The Catio Man has been serving…

VIDEO: Kitten Lady Catio Build

The Joy Crew spent an amazing week in San Diego building a fabulous catio for the Kitten Lady (Facebook). Learn everything there is to know about building a cat enclosure - from start to finish - in her excellent tutorial video.

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