Pawsome House of Nekko Cat Home

House of Nekko We recently toured the pawsome Peter J. Cohen House of Nekko home in Santa Barbara. Featured on Animal Planet and HouzzTV, among others, the home to 24 cats and two humans is amazing. With over 300 linear feet of cat runs and 16 tunnels connecting rooms, it…

House Cats Can Roam 2 Miles and Other News Highlighting Need for Catios

There have been a plethora of unrelated news items of late that independently point to catios as the best possible solution for pet cats. Here's a quick rundown: Cat Tracking Program Shocks Owners From the DailyMail: Domestic cats wearing tracking devices shocked their owners after GPS devices revealed their roaming…

A Message of Gratitude

Catio Guy Facebook Page The following note was posted to my Catio Guy Facebook page yesterday. I have so much gratitude for that group, which has more than 2,700 followers, and helps us spread the positive lifesaving catio message far and wide. I encourage website visitors to both read the…

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…