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…

Catio Options Provide Cats With Extra Stimulation

Benefits of Stimulating Cats Custom Catios always strives to improve enclosures by making them more stimulating for cats. The greater the variation inside structures, the more cats have to think to maneuver around, which activates their minds and helps prevent behavioral issues common to indoor cats. Fun stuff inside -…

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…

Time-Lapse Video of Catio Enclosure Construction

It is difficult to convey the time, effort, craftsmanship, and expertise that goes into a Custom Catio cat enclosure. We use the best materials including redwood, high-end galvanized wire mesh, and bronze polygal. Our attention to detail includes painting interior shelves with artificial sand and covering ramps with outdoor industrial…

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…

Choosing a Roof for Your Outdoor Cat Enclosure

Outdoor Cat Enclosure Roofs Some homes are perfectly suited to building outdoor cat enclosures and do not require roofs. See our Toluca Lake, Sylmar, Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Fernando Valley models. Most people building catios, however, are not so lucky. Below are factors to consider when deciding upon…

Celebrity Anna Akana’s Spectacular Catio

Making the World a Better Place Custom Catios completed a spectacular catio for filmmaker - actress - comedian, Anna Akana, a YouTube sensation whose channel has more than 2 million subscribers and 210 million video views. The 28 year-old’s latest star turn, Youth & Consequences, which began streaming this week, was…

Custom Catios Featured on 'Cat vs Dog' with Jackson Galaxy

We are very excited to post a highlight video of Custom Catio's appearance on Jackson Galaxy's latest show, “Cat vs. Dog.” While we wholeheartedly encourage everyone to watch the entire episode titled, “My Animals Are Going To Get Me Evicted," over at Animal Planet, we've uploaded a catio cut below. We've also…

Book Review: 'Catification'

Catification: Designing a Happy and Stylish Home for Your Cat (and You!) is the 2014 New York Times bestselling book by "My Cat from Hell" star, Jackson Galaxy, and hauspanther.com founder, Kate Benjamin. Despite the title, the authors rightly stress that Catification “is so much more than [a design book].”…

Choosing A Catio Location

PetCareRx lists a few important factors to consider when choosing a catio location: Ease Of Access. The best location for catios is near doors or exterior windows that make it easy for your cat to enter directly into her catio. Cat doors are available in a variety of colors, sizes, styles,…