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 Hair Colorist to the Stars Incredible Catio

Celebrity Hair Colorist Tracey Cunningham Famed hair colorist to the stars, Tracey Cunningham, who is also a Redken spokesperson and celebrity in her own right, hired Custom Catios to build an exquisite second story balcony catio for her modern home in the Melrose area of Los Angeles. Tracey, who according to…

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…

Firsthand Account on Building a DIY Catio

We at Custom Catios are catio evangelists. Cats should never ever be allowed to roam freely outdoors. It is too dangerous for cats and too dangerous birds and small animals. As such, we love sharing positive catio stories that will lead to greater catio adoption throughout the country. We recently…

Beautiful DIY Catio

Eileen Stark of Real Gardens Grow (Facebook) recently wrote about a do-it-yourself (DIY) catio she and her husband Rick built in Portland. It is easily one of the most beautiful catios I have come across. The attention to detail -- tile floor, corner tree, scratcher, clear roof (similar to our Palisades…

San Fernando Valley Custom Catio Design Video

The above video is our design for a complicated project we are working on in Tarzana. We had to plan around the following obstacles: A mature tree lies in the middle of the proposed catio site. So we built a hole into the shingle roof (which matches the house) and also…

'14 Amazing Catios You Have to See to Believe' But...

Last year CountryLiving published an excellent piece on catios titled, "14 Amazing Catios You Have to See to Believe," that rightly concludes that "backyard catios are a thing." The article goes on to show examples of more than a dozen cool catio structures worth checking out for their variety alone. That said,…

Know Thy Catio Competition

Fact: Cats should never be allowed to freely roam outside. It is too dangerous for cats and too dangerous for the wild small animal population. Choice: Relegate cats to the indoors or build an outdoor cat enclosure that protects cats from predators. Recommendation:  We are, of course, a catio company so we are…