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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

The Purrington Post Published Our Article on Catios

The Purrington Post published our article titled, "The Moral Case for Catios," today! It begins: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi If you believe Gandhi, the United States is a significantly greater country today…

Recent Catio Articles and Tidbits From Around The Web

Below are some interesting catio articles and tidbits from around the Internet this year: Today, dog expert Val Hughes has an excellent article on Spokane's Fox28 about enriching the lives of indoor cats: For indoor cats, a catio can be the ultimate enrichment environment—a completely enclosed, escape-proof, open-air space where…