South Bay Catio Estate

The South Bay Catio Estate is our largest and arguably best cat enclosure to date. It took the entire Custom Catios crew nearly five weeks to complete. The long dirt section is nearly 60' x 10' alone. The "people" section near the house has a gorgeously crafted roof that spans…

Catio Colors

Choosing a catio color is one of the most important decisions clients make. Most cat guardians want enclosures that blend in well with their homes and are not eyesores. Others prefer structures that pop or are more akin to art pieces. The best way to discover your taste is to…

Double Doors Provide Double Protection

Clients with door dasher cats and / or those who want to be extra careful about their fur family members getting outside often turn to double door designs. We've implemented a handful of double doors for cat enclosures, and installed an “airtight” system inside a home for a particularly sneaky…

Cat Runs, Skyways, and Bridges

Cat runs, skyways, and bridges are a practical and aesthetically pleasing way to move cats around a home or yard. And the furballs LOVE them. This post highlights many of the runs built by the Custom Catios' crew over the last couple of years. Visit this Facebook post for more photos!

Article: Crafting The Perfect Feline Funland

Journalist, Becca Evans, speaks to three catio experts - @jake.the.bengal's guardian Amber, our friend and former guest blogger Toni at @catio_living, and yours truly - about the best ways to deck out the interior of a cat enclosure. The must read piece includes these nuggets: Amber: “Just keep changing it,”…

Plants for Catios

Guest post by Toni and Doug over at Catio Living (IG, YouTube, Facebook, Etsy, and Pinterest). Plants are a fantastic addition to any catio. They are a surefire way to increase stimulation and happiness in your feline family members. Just make sure that the plants are non-toxic to cats by…

VIDEO: Kitten Lady Catio Build

The Joy Crew spent an amazing week in San Diego building a fabulous catio for the Kitten Lady (Facebook). Learn everything there is to know about building a cat enclosure - from start to finish - in her excellent tutorial video.

All the Options and Extras Offered by Custom Catios

Benefits of Stimulating Cats Custom Catios strives to improve enclosures by making them more fun and 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 in indoor cats. Fun stuff inside…

VIDEO: Lakewood Catio Compound

The Lakewood Catio Compound is something to behold. Photos don't really capture it's magnificence so we hope this short video does a better job conveying the pure joy that the enclosure has brought to the cat family. The cats enter via a custom through the wall cat door and then…

The Jubilant Joyous Jungle Catio

Jungle Catio There are catios and then there is the Jungle Catio which is a whole different breed of cat enclosure. It is massive. It is innovative. It is unique. And it is beautiful. Welcome to the jungle! This mammoth stand alone structure is more than 30' from top to…