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It Takes a Village To Build a Custom Catio

We previously posted that building a Custom Catio was a labor intensive process. To reiterate that point, we started building a new cat enclosure in North Hills today and brought 5 guys -- including me the picture taker. In the photo, you see our team reviewing the plans before getting…

Catios Allow Cats to Roam Safely Outside

From the Santa Cruz Sentinel: "Cats are hard-wired to hunt prey — and despite the fact that we’ve been domesticating them over the past few thousand years, pet owners have not yet succeeded in eliminating the feline drive to catch and kill small creatures. And that’s led to an unfortunate…

Minnesota Animal Shelter Builds Awesome Catio

Animal Allies Humane Society in Duluth, Minnesota built an amazing catio for its shelter cats. The catio, along with a very cool doggie agility and play yard, came with a $27,000 pricetag. The money was raised from community donors, a fundraiser, and an American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty…

Cat Outhouse

This afternoon I was visiting a nice couple looking to build a catio in North Hills when I came across my first ever cat outhouse. The family has two indoor/outdoor cats that they are looking to move full time to indoor/catio. For now, the feline siblings do come inside at night. And should…

CBS News: Increasing Coyote Threat Prompts Pet Owners To Build 'Catios' For Protection

This clip is from the local CBS News in the Bay Area but is equally applicable to Los Angeles. Because of years of drought, generations of coyotes have moved down from the hills into neighborhoods. They have grown up in communities and do not know any other life. They are here…

Cats Craving Catio

Winston (on the left): "Can we plz git katio!"

Things That Could Hurt or Kill Your Cat by Catster

Catster has published a list of 9 things that could hurt or kill your cat. Unsurprisingly, most of the items on the list involve letting cats outdoors: All kinds of dangers lurk outdoors for cats. In her 30 years of feline practice, Dr. Eisen has seen her share of emergencies. Many of them…

Catios Trending In The News

Back in June we wrote about Catios going mainstream with extensive articles in the NY Times and The Washington Post.  Apparently that was just the tip of the iceberg as major news outlets continue to cover the catio trend. Below are a few recent pieces from major newspapers hyping feline enclosures…

Coyotes Attack Woman Trying To Defend Her Cat

Another terrifying story about coyotes attacking and killing a cat is being reported by the Santa Cruz Sentinel. This one is made all the worse because the cat's owner was also attacked trying to save her pet. Unfortunately the woman ended up undergoing rabies treatment after being bitten and scratched by…

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…