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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…

Know Thy Catio Competition

Fact: Cats should never be allowed to freely roam outside. It is too dangerous for cats and too dangerous for the wild small animal population. Choice: Relegate cats to the indoors or build an outdoor cat enclosure that protects cats from predators. Recommendation:  We are, of course, a catio company so we are…

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