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Nearly 100 Outdoor Cats Die Early Deaths Every Month in Toronto

The Toronto Star reports that Toronto - a city that pales in size and population to Los Angeles - experiences nearly 100 cat deaths every month. The article goes on to state that predator deaths only make up a small portion of those deaths. Further, the awful high death count does not…

Custom Catios Labor Intensive Process Results In One-Of-A-Kind Pet Enclosures

Custom Catios designs and builds one-of-a-kind catios for discerning homeowners. We utilize a team of professionals unlike any other pet enclosure company to create structures that add to the aesthetic of your home. Our architect uses professional software to create 3D renderings and videos designed to ensure the catio is to your liking.…

I Heart Cats: 5 Reasons to Keep Your Cat Indoors

Jennifer Nelson of I Heart Cats has an excellent article on why pet owners should keep their cats indoors. The piece begins with the heart-wrenching statistics on life span for outdoor versus indoor cats which we have often written about on the Custom Catios blog. According to Jennifer, outdoor cats…

Top 10 Catio Benefits - Safe Cats, Outdoor Litter Box...

It would be impossible to list all the benefits to investing in a catio, so we compiled a list of the Top 10 Benefits. Let us know if we missed any big ones and we will add them to the list. Protect Your Cats. Most outdoor cats eventually fall victim to cars,…

Architecturally Designed Catios

At Custom Catios, our specialty is building outdoor cat enclosures that please humans as much as felines. Cats love outdoor sounds and smells, basking in the rays of the sun, watching the birds fly by and the squirrels run by, and napping the night away. Cat owners, however, generally want three things:…

KRQE News 13: Catios Perfect Solution for Cats and Wildlife

This is an excellent news piece on the advantages of catios that dives deep into the havoc that cats cause the environment. According to an expert, cats merely being in the same vicinity as rabbits can be lethal. They also pose grave danger to frogs, birds and many other species. From…

Three Questions for Veterinarian Heather Napolitano

Catio Guy: Tell us a bit about your practice, Dr. Napolitano. Dr. Napolitano: I have a Los Angeles based small animal practice that specializes in cats and dogs. I developed a three pronged approach that I live by when practicing veterinarian medicine: 1. I make animals as comfortable as possible. Vet…

Tortio is the New Catio

My friend Josh is an animal lover. So it was no surprise when he built a sweet catio for his three cats. But that appears to just be the beginning of outfitting his home for his pets. He recently completed a tortio (tortoise patio) for his newest family member named…

Tel Aviv Israel Cat Hotel

My wife and I recently returned from a vacation that included a stop in Tel Aviv, Israel. Walking through the city with friends - wearing a Custom Catio t-shirt - we encountered a "Cat's Hotel." Although it had no occupants in the middle of a scorching hot day, it was a…

San Fernando Valley Custom Catio Design Video

The above video is our design for a complicated project we are working on in Tarzana. We had to plan around the following obstacles: A mature tree lies in the middle of the proposed catio site. So we built a hole into the shingle roof (which matches the house) and also…

Domestic Cats Still Wild

A fascinating article in arsTechnica titled, "Cats are an extreme outlier among domestic animals," reinforces the long held human belief that cats are still a bit wild and untamable. From the article: People who live with cats like to joke about how these small fuzzy creatures are still wild, basically training…

Custom Catios Services All of Los Angeles County

Since launching the Custom Catios website we have had a number of cat owners reach out asking about our service area. Generally, we can build a catio, which normally takes 3 to 4 days to complete, anywhere in Los Angeles County including but not limited to: Agoura Hills Bel Air Beverly…

Catios Protect Cats from Coyotes and Raccoons

The outdoors are extremely dangerous for cats. Cars and predators are the main culprits that cause feline injury or death. As a result, indoor cats typically live more than three times as long as outdoor cats. Two quick catio owner stories evidence the risk of allowing cats outside. First, a…

'14 Amazing Catios You Have to See to Believe' But...

Last year CountryLiving published an excellent piece on catios titled, "14 Amazing Catios You Have to See to Believe," that rightly concludes that "backyard catios are a thing." The article goes on to show examples of more than a dozen cool catio structures worth checking out for their variety alone. That said,…

Catios Go Mainstream

Nearly seven year ago the New York Times published, “Catios Bring Cats Outdoors,” which introduced “catios” to the mainstream: "Catios have made inroads in the suburbs, where they range from small, practical structures — like a box made of wood and chicken wire — to all-out fantasy cat playgrounds, replete…