Catio Guy Featured on The Purrrcast Podcast

Thank you to Sara Iyer and Steven Ray Morris for interviewing me on the #166 episode of their popular cat themed podcast, The Purrrcast. It was a ton of fun to talk shop with two diehard cat experts for over an hour. The catio conversation begins about 12 minutes into…

Custom Catios Article in 'Sherman Oaks South' Magazine

Sherman Oaks South magazine has a nice write-up about my family and catio business in the October 2018 edition. It's also our first cover! From the article: Sherman Oaks South "Experts and cat behaviorists, from America's "Cat Daddy" Jackson Galaxy to the American Association of Feline Practitioners (veterinarians), stress that…

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…

Custom Catios Featured in 'Studio City South' Publication

Studio City South The monthly Studio City South has a feature article on Custom Catios in its August 2018 publication. Written by Elyse Glickman, "A Purr-fect Solution for Cat Parents," does en excellent job explaining our purpose and beginning: "There is a great cat dilemma being thrust upon Studio City families. Experts…

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…

The Purrington Post Published Our Article on Catios

The Purrington Post published our article titled, "The Moral Case for Catios," today! It begins: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi If you believe Gandhi, the United States is a significantly greater country today…

Recent Catio Articles and Tidbits From Around The Web

Below are some interesting catio articles and tidbits from around the Internet this year: Today, dog expert Val Hughes has an excellent article on Spokane's Fox28 about enriching the lives of indoor cats: For indoor cats, a catio can be the ultimate enrichment environment—a completely enclosed, escape-proof, open-air space where…

Custom Catios Featured on Jackson Galaxy's New Animal Planet Show 'Cat vs Dog'

Custom Catios was featured on Saturday's Animal Planet show "Cat vs. Dog" starring cat guru Jackson Galaxy and dog whisperer Zoe Sandor. In the episode titled, "My Animals Are Going To Get Me Evicted!": Jackson and Zoe meet Tami, whose three dogs terrorize her two cats, Esmeralda Beyonce and Cozy…

Smithsonian Biologist: 'Anyone who owns a cat must keep their cat inside'

Pete Marra, biologist and director of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center and author of "Cat Wars: The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer," recently presented on the harmful impact cats have on the environment: They can spread diseases to both wildlife and humans, and they are the number one killer…