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Expert Builder Q&A #1 with Catio Bob

Expert Catio Series This is the first 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. Catio Bob Based in Athens, Georgia, @catiobob is a…

Toluca Lake Magazine: Patios for Pets

Patios for Pets The March edition of Toluca Lake Magazine has a great article by Jenna Anderson titled, "Patios for Pets," which includes the following paragraphs about yours truly: "How to protect a beloved pet while allowing them the stimulation of the great outdoors? For more and more cat caretakers,…

VIDEO: Sisal Rope Climbing Pole Mashup

Sisal Rope Climbing Poles Floor to ceiling sisal rope climbing poles have become a hallmark of Custom Catios cat enclosures. The 10 foot poles now come in regular, treated, and synthetic -- the latter two having a longer outdoor shelf life. Not only do rope poles provide felines with endless…

VIDEO: Catio Castle

The 400+ square foot catio castle may be our magnum opus. The huge breathtaking enclosure took over three weeks to construct and is a feline wonderland for the dozen or so house cats. Please view the below video and let us know what you think in comments.

VIDEO: The Spectacular Grove Tree Enclosure

Watch Gordy and Yusef frolicking in their new catio (cat patio) near Beverly Grove. The catio includes a covered area near the house, a sisal rope climbing pole, ramps, shelves, two cat doors, and a hiding box. Then there is amazing extra-wide run that leads from the house to a…

All the Cool Cats Want Catios According to Catster

Cool Cats This month's Catster magazine issue has a great article, All the Cool Cats Want Catios, by Kate Benjamin. The article eloquently begins with the benefits of a catio: There are numerous reasons to get a catio for your cat. Let’s start with enrichment. A catio provides your cat…

Goodbye Sweet Lou Lou

It is with a heavy heart that I write my sweet sweet girl, Cooper, has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. It feels like it was just yesterday when she crawled into my lap at a Petco adoption event and chose me to be her cat daddy. For the next 13…

VIDEO: Cats Playing in Orange Tree Catio is Pawsome!

Orange Tree Catio Watch Hannah running, jumping, and playing with the kittens, Dottie and Trudy, in their new catio (cat patio) built around a hundred-year-old orange tree. The enclosure is connected to the house via a super long cat run that includes a sandbox / litter box at the midway…

Custom Catio Builders Near You

Catio Builders We get endless messages on Facebook, Instagram, and by email from cat lovers around the world desperate for custom catio builders. As such, we've compiled a list of all builders known to us. Please note that while most builders on this list are very good, we cannot vouch…

Seattle Catio Tour Highlights

Seattle Catio Tour While Custom Catios designs and builds some pawsome catios, we are always looking to improve. As such, last weekend I flew to the Pacific Northwest to attend the Seattle Catio Tour, to pick up new tips and best practices. The amazing daylong event, which was sponsored by…

Pawsome House of Nekko Cat Home

House of Nekko We recently toured the pawsome Peter J. Cohen House of Nekko home in Santa Barbara. Featured on Animal Planet and HouzzTV, among others, the home to 24 cats and two humans is amazing. With over 300 linear feet of cat runs and 16 tunnels connecting rooms, it…

House Cats Can Roam 2 Miles and Other News Highlighting Need for Catios

There have been a plethora of unrelated news items of late that independently point to catios as the best possible solution for pet cats. Here's a quick rundown: Cat Tracking Program Shocks Owners From the DailyMail: Domestic cats wearing tracking devices shocked their owners after GPS devices revealed their roaming…

A Message of Gratitude

Catio Guy Facebook Page The following note was posted to my Catio Guy Facebook page yesterday. I have so much gratitude for that group, which has more than 2,700 followers, and helps us spread the positive lifesaving catio message far and wide. I encourage website visitors to both read the…

Fantastic StyleCaster Catio Article Featuring Custom Catios!

StyleCaster StyleCaster recently published a beautiful and important article titled, "A Beginner's Guide to the Catio - Cat Patio - Trend," which features yours truly waxing on about treating cats better: Alan Breslauer, founder of Los Angeles-based Custom Catios, is trying to rectify a world that hasn’t figured out how to treat…

The Cat Counselor Interview

The Cat Counselor Interview Last year I had the good fortune of building a catio for a client based on the recommendation of The Cat Counselor, Cristin Coll. Cristin, a Certified Feline Behavior Consultant, worked her magic and brought harmony to a large feline / human family that was experiencing…