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Voyage LA Interview

VoyageLA VoyageLA recently interviewed me as part of their "LA's Most Inspiring Stories" series. Per the website: "Every neighborhood in LA has its own vibe, style, culture and history, but what consistently amazes us is not what differentiates the various neighborhoods but rather what they all have in common.  From East…

Interview With CatCafe Lounge Founder Kristi Labrenz Galvan

Cat Adoption Cafe Last week I visited L.A.'s CatCafe Lounge and was blown away by the concept. The place has a visually appealing setup geared towards cat stimulation and enrichment. Scores of gatos live happily together until they are adopted by Angelenos into forever homes. Amazingly, despite only opening its doors…

Cat Counselor and The Purrrcast Give Shout Out to Catio Guy

Catio Guy Shout Out The Cat Counselor, Cristin Coll, and The Purrrcast! hosts Steven and Sara discuss catios on their #184 podcast which dropped today. They also give a nice shout out to "Alan the Catio Guy," which can be heard on the shortened clip below. That said, the entire podcast…

What Clients Are Saying About Custom Catios

Cat Enclosure Reviews Between 23 five star Yelp reviews and tons of positive emails, the client feedback on Custom Catios has been spectacular. Client satisfaction is our primary concern and we do everything in our power to make the catio designing, building, and purchasing experience as smooth and easy as…

Plants Make Great Catio Additions

Customize Catios With Plants Custom Catios builds beautiful cat enclosures. That said, once we complete a job, we hope homeowners will take our creations to the next level by adding cat beds and hammocks, signs ("No Dogs Allowed!"), toys, bird feeders (approximately 10-15 away), and plants. Especially plants! For example,…

Time-Lapse Video of Catio Enclosure Construction

It is difficult to convey the time, effort, craftsmanship, and expertise that goes into a Custom Catio cat enclosure. We use the best materials including redwood, high-end galvanized wire mesh, and bronze polygal. Our attention to detail includes painting interior shelves with artificial sand and covering ramps with outdoor industrial…

Catio Guy Featured on The Purrrcast Podcast

Thank you to Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris for interviewing me on the #166 episode of their popular cat themed podcast, The Purrrcast. It was a ton of fun to talk shop with two diehard cat experts for over an hour. The catio conversation begins about 12 minutes into…

Custom Catios Article in 'Sherman Oaks South' Magazine

Sherman Oaks South magazine has a nice write-up about my family and catio business in the October 2018 edition. It's also our first cover! From the article: Sherman Oaks South "Experts and cat behaviorists, from America's "Cat Daddy" Jackson Galaxy to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (veterinarians), stress that…

Catio Guy Interviewed by Indoor Cat Guide

Thanks to Jane over at IndoorCatGuide.com for posting an interview with Catio Guy about, you guessed it, catios! Here's an excerpt: "Among cat experts and cat lovers alike, the consensus is to keep cats indoors permanently. As Alan (aka Catio Guy) explains, predators (coyotes), cars, disease, and poisons, among other perils, all…

VIDEO: Portland Catio Tour Draws a Thousand People

Record Turnout for Catio Tour A ten catio tour in Portland, Oregon Saturday drew a thousand people according to a KATU2 News report. The video below, which is well worth watching, makes clear that catios protect both wildlife from cats and cats from many outdoor hazards. The tour is sponsored…

Custom Catios Featured in 'Studio City South' Publication

Studio City South The monthly Studio City South has a feature article on Custom Catios in its August 2018 publication. Written by Elyse Glickman, "A Purr-fect Solution for Cat Parents," does en excellent job explaining our purpose and beginning: "There is a great cat dilemma being thrust upon Studio City families. Experts…

Should Cats Go Outside?

We at Custom Catios feel strongly that the answer is a big fat NO, but that's the question Camille Schake asks at Good Pet Parent (hat tip to the highly recommended Facebook group, Kitty Gardens, Catios, House Cats And Catification). The article admits that the question "stirs a lively debate" on both…

DIY Catification Expert

One of the great perks of building catios professionally is the amazing people we regularly meet. In addition to working with Jackson Galaxy, we have designed and built cat enclosures for a YouTube sensation, Hollywood director, and celebrity hair colorist, to name a few. This past week we lucked into…

Two Gigantic L.A. and Pasadena Cat Events Over Next Two Weekends!

Attention friends, family, clients, and cat lovers! There are two great local feline events over the next two weekends where we will have a booth and encourage you to attend. Please stop by, say hello, and speak the good word about Custom Catios! We will also have educational material on…

Choosing a Roof for Your Outdoor Cat Enclosure

Outdoor Cat Enclosure Roofs Some homes are perfectly suited to building outdoor cat enclosures and do not require roofs. See our Toluca Lake, Sylmar, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Fernando Valley models. Most people building catios, however, are not so lucky. Below are factors to consider when deciding upon…