Custom Catios designed and built the new CatCafe Lounge catio (see video, click into post first). The CatCafe Lounge, which is the only non-profit cat cafe in LA, has found homes for 400+ cats to date. You can now reserve time to hang out with these amazing kitties in the outdoor, socially distant, regularly sanitized, CatCafe Lounge catio on their website. Playing safely with tens of fluffy furballs in a fantabulous enclosure is the anecdote to these troubling times!
We pride ourselves on our ability to make catios blend in with homes. This Woodland Hills enclosure proves the point. It looks like it was built into the mid-century architecture, thus making the hoomans happy. The cats, Whippany and Rocky, are also quite pleased!
Huntington Beach Bengal
Designing catios for Bengals is extra fun due to their athleticism. Bengals can run, jump, and climb like few other pet cats. And Harley, though just a kitten, is no exception. We encourage you to check out this video of Harley in action.
The Sunland-Tujunga catio comes equipped with our first ever, waist high, litter box compartment. While the hoomans love the easy cleaning mechanism, Ricky and Lucy can't get enough of their spacious outdoor enclosure.
Encino Dog Run
Actually, it's designed to be a bathroom spot more than a dog run for when the owner is away from the home for an extended period of time. Located up in the hills, it will keep the little pups safe from coyotes when they need to do their business.
There are so many unique pieces to the massive Lakewood enclosure that it can fairly be described as a Catio Compound (see video). The house run, main structure, and winding garden pool run took a month to build. Check out the spiral staircase, sisal rope climbing pole with a fireman's circle, and our first ever cat bubble inside the enclosure. The clients and cats are very happy!
South Pasadena Apartment
Prince loving his new South Pasadena apartment enclosure. It's always fantastic to find kindhearted building management who facilitate catio projects rather than stand in the way.
The Captivating Camarillo Catio wraps around the house and provides the cat family endless views and frequent visits from birds and small animals. So many small details on this build including a face-board designed to match the nearby awning so the enclosure blends in with the home. There's also ramps throughout the structure that enable an elderly furball to reach every perch.
Glendale Run and Tower Extension
About two years after building a fabulous catio the homeowner brought us back to add an attached long garden run and a tower to the original enclosure. We also built steps over the run so that the humans can reach the side yard.
The Jungle Catio is simply one of the greatest cat enclosures ever built. The massive main catio sits on a lush hillside and incorporates two large palm trees. To get to the structure, the furballs exit a house bathroom, head up a spiral staircase, and then cross a beautiful bridge. Check out the blog for more details.
The Shaffer Park catio, located in Orange in Orange County, is home to Franklin, Kimmie, and Luca. It has 3 distinct parts to match the three cats, including a main enclosure built around a chimney, a nest for increased sun, and a run connecting the two. The panoramic shot was the only way to capture all three elements together. The main catio has 7 levels. Pretty darn cool!
North Hollywood Oxnard
This North Hollywood catio, located near Oxnard and Colfax, is home to at least six cats, not including foster kittens. It is quite large and includes a cat superhighway and plenty of shelving and bed perches for the clowder. Best of all is how the enclosure blends in perfectly with the home.
The perfect spring catio build! The color pops and really captures the joy that enclosures bring to cats and their guardians. And the long ramp, floor to ceiling sisal rope climbing pole, and the killer nest are not too shabby either.
In less than three short years since launching Custom Catios we crossed the 100 enclosure milestone! It is amazing to think about all the amazing dogs and cats we have met along the way and all the joy that we have helped bring to families across Los Angeles and Orange County. We can't wait to cross paths with many more incredible pets (like Snowball pictured) and people for the next 100 enclosures.
The Lange Foundation will forever hold a special place in my heart because that's where we adopted our Monkey 14 years ago. As such, I jumped at the opportunity to build a catio for the West Los Angeles / Westwood cat rescue located on Sepulveda Blvd. The results - which include an amazing criss-crossing bridge, sisal rope climbing pole roundabout, and a super long cat ladder - are nothing short of spectacular. Hopefully the new improved digs will allow the felines to better show off their personalities to potential adopters.