VIDEO: Harley the Bengal Kitten Playing in Catio

Harley is a Huntington Beach based Bengal kitten who loves his new catio. Watch his athleticism as he climbs a 10-foot sisal rope pole, runs around the large enclosure, and jumps up and down the many shelves circumventing the structure. Harley is one happy kitty!

VIDEO: Sisal Rope Climbing Pole Mashup

Sisal Rope Climbing Poles Floor to ceiling sisal rope climbing poles have become a hallmark of Custom Catios cat enclosures. The 10 foot poles now come in regular, treated, and synthetic -- the latter two having a longer outdoor shelf life. Not only do rope poles provide felines with endless…

Goodbye Sweet Lou Lou

It is with a heavy heart that I write my sweet sweet girl, Cooper, has crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. It feels like it was just yesterday when she crawled into my lap at a Petco adoption event and chose me to be her cat daddy. For the next 13…

VIDEO: Cats Playing in Orange Tree Catio is Pawsome!

Orange Tree Catio Watch Hannah running, jumping, and playing with the kittens, Dottie and Trudy, in their new catio (cat patio) built around a hundred-year-old orange tree. The enclosure is connected to the house via a super long cat run that includes a sandbox / litter box at the midway…

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…

Fantastic StyleCaster Catio Article Featuring Custom Catios!

StyleCaster StyleCaster recently published a beautiful and important article titled, "A Beginner's Guide to the Catio - Cat Patio - Trend," which features yours truly waxing on about treating cats better: Alan Breslauer, founder of Los Angeles-based Custom Catios, is trying to rectify a world that hasn’t figured out how to treat…

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…

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,…

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…

DIY Catification Expert

One of the great perks of building catios professionally is the amazing people we regularly meet. In addition to working with Jackson Galaxy, we have designed and built cat enclosures for a YouTube sensation, Hollywood director, and celebrity hair colorist, to name a few. This past week we lucked into…