While the final catio looks like a perfect fit for the backyard corner of a house bordering Silver Lake, Los Feliz, and East Hollywood, it took a ton of customization. We had to work around a hot water heater, dryer fan, and crawl space entrance. Alas, the cats are more concerned with getting fresh air, sunshine, and making the most of the seven level enclosure.
Can there be too much goodness? The Reseda catio has a nest on top of the roof by way of the chimney so the cats can sit in the sun as long as their heart's desire. Inside we debut a 10 foot long cat ladder working its way from the brick pavers to the top shelves. The cats enter from an internal walkway at the highest point inside the main enclosure. Finally, that's Angus below right enjoying the floor to ceiling sisal rope climbing pole.
A breathtaking catio / home combo! With a beautiful garden that attracts birds, the clients felt more comfortable with the smaller 1" black mesh. The sisal rope pole sits on top of the litter box cover which is accessed by a long gray carpeted ramp. The inside photo of Mulcifer also shows off the cat door and precision shelving, including the shaped bed area at the top.
This catio wraps around the house giving the cats prolonged exposure to the sun and amazing landscaping. The left side of the enclosure, which includes the furballs window pet door, is "floating" to provide access to the crawl space below the home. The right side is perfectly symmetrical and is loaded with shelves and bed areas. That's Fizz, Daisy, Tawny, and Julep in the photo.
Beatriz Pennyfeather's catio blends in perfectly with the home, thus providing the cat parents a beautiful addition to the house. The bronze translucent roof provides Beatriz and her sibling protection from the rain and sun. The shelves and sisal rope climbing pole provide plenty to do inside the pentagon.
Cienega | Leimart Park
The cats exit the home in the living room and then take a 43-foot run along the side of the house which dumps them in the backyard catio. And it is beautiful! Clementine, one of the three feline family members, looked to be smiling her first time exploring the enclosure. Pure joy!
Pacific Coast Highway
Ripley's new catio fits snugly under the roof eve on the side of a Pacific Palisades home near the Pacific Coast Highway. It's L shaped to make room for the pet door which was custom fitted under an office desk. We also included a mechanical keyless lever lock which will keep the enclosure secure and hold up well in the ocean air.
La Canada Flintridge
Located right up against the mountains in the Crescenta Valley, this catio will provide its three feline inhabitants endless Cat-TV. And plenty of stimulation to boot with an elaborate ramp / shelf system and floor to ceiling sisal rope climbing pole.
Playa Del Rey
This beauty blends in perfectly with the existing house. The kittens love it and were climbing the sisal rope pole in no time. There's also a cat superhighway circumventing the entire enclosure. As this kids like to say, this is one Pawsome catio!
Jackson Galaxy coined the phrase, "Cat Superhighway," to describe an environment where cats can circumvent a room or an enclosure on multiple levels without touching the ground. It essentially maximizes the available real estate for all inhabitants. Well, we perfected that concept in Hermosa Beach. The furballs can reach the top of the structure via a set a ramps, shelve steps or by climbing a sisal rope pole on either end of the catio. Once they reach the top, they can take the long runs around the enclosure until they find the perfect resting spot. Meanwhile, the humans have plenty…
West Los Angeles Apartment
We love when apartment building management sees the big picture and allows renters to construct catios. Happy cats make for happy humans which make for better neighbors and tenants. Everyone wins! Here, our design includes three mesh panels, including an emergency exit door.
We built this “floating” catio to avoid a plethora of pipes and other immovable objects below. The “L” shape allows Shiloh to enter a through-the-wall cat door bottom right and then find a high perch top left. We added three small doors for easy cleaning and so the cat would always be reachable in case of emergency. The art deco-ish style and colors are stellar.
This cat mansion has 8 levels, stands 14 feet tall, and has a 10 foot long wing that wraps around the right side of the gorgeous house, ensuring the cats get sun most of the day. We added two deadbolt doors along the run in case of emergency. The terra cotta Spanish tile roof matches the rest of the home.
Where to begin? Catio is 10 feet tall, with a cat door entry from the upstairs bedroom, shaded translucent roof, large U shaped carpeted top shelf, some nifty woodwork, and an 8 foot sisal rope climbing pole. We also buried mesh in the dirt to prevent predators from digging in and cats from digging out of the enclosure.
Lots of cool elements here helped convert a second floor recess to a sweet catio including custom mesh, a French door window pane pet door, and green carpeted ramps and shelves. The client’s artistic background shines through beautifully.