Simi Valley #2
With all the coyotes in Simi Valley it’s no surprise we get a lot of calls from concerned cat parents wanting to build safe enclosures for their furballs. This home, like the San Fernando Valley model below, had the perfect spot for a catio which enabled us to keep costs way down.
Palos Verdes Estates
This massive enclosure was built to house a family of somewhat feral cats rescued about a year ago. With a threat of foxes, raccoons, and coyotes, we used a strong silver mesh to keep the cats in and the predators out. We also had a custom cat door built for a French door.
This large enclosure meshes perfectly with the house and provides the five formerly outdoor cats with a breathtaking view. Because it’s a rental property, we used minimally invasive hardware which can be patched easily should the structure be removed at a later date. Note the Endura Flap window cat door which was installed without tools and can also be removed easily.
Our third Orange County enclosure was built for the three adorable cats seen below exploring their new outdoor digs immediately after completion. Like San Dimas, this is an “L” shaped catio that wraps around the house. We kept it thin and concentrated on vertical space, of which there is plenty.
Santa Monica Apartment
After Lando (pictured) survived an eight story fall into some bushes, his cat daddy called us to install a balcony enclosure. Yes, cats do fall from ledges and balconies. We were able to complete the project without screwing anything into the walls, floor, or ceiling, per the building rules. Now Lando and his running mate, Luke, will have access to fresh air, the ocean breeze, and an outdoor litter box despite living well above the palm trees.
Love the photo of the entire house because of how well the catio blends in to its surroundings. This baby has all the trimmings including a tinted polygal roof, litter box door, deck below the cat door, floor to ceiling sisal rope pole, long carpeted ramp, and a shelf with a carpeted top along the upper back. Despite all that, I can’t say that the cats will enjoy it because there are no cats. The homeowner went out and commissioned an enclosure in anticipation of rescuing cats and kittens. How cool is that?!
Located in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley, this ginormous catio represented many firsts. It was our first veterinarian client. It was our first “L” shaped enclosure which actually wraps around two sides of the house. And it’s the first time we installed a small easy access door next to the litter box to facilitate daily cleaning. Additionally, the inside is amazing with a long carpeted shelf running the entire top back end of the catio and an additional 10 foot ramp runs straight from the cat door to the human door.
This is one beautiful catio where all the colors work brilliantly together. Because the home was across the street from the ocean and had a history of termites, we used pressure treated wood throughout the enclosure. The black mesh slanted roof was intentionally done steep to not interfere with the neighbors and looks spectacular. Finally, we added a long carpeted ramp so that the elderly cats would not have an issue exiting the window.
Woodland Hills Stand Alone Catio
This might have been our toughest challenge to date. Our client was moving into a new house with 12 cats and needed a stand alone structure. First, we carved out a spot in the backyard where we could build a 200+ square foot catio. We attached the enclosure to a tough shed and added two windows for ventilation, as well as a door slot in the front. This will be the go to place for the dozen gatos to keep warm during the winter. Approximately a third of the catio roof is bronze polygal, which provides shade and will protect…
When it comes to cats, vertical space is far more important than square footage. Furbabies need things to climb and high perches to check out the world below. Multi-level shelf space is also critical to cat harmony due to their hierarchical nature. With that backdrop, the Brea catio is “The Bomb” – as the kids like to say. Including the ground and the ramp exiting the cat door, the enclosure has six levels! Ollie, Inky, and Smokey Joe are going to get along just fine, thank you! And, in case the 9 shelves -including an 8 foot long carpeted platform…
This may be our new favorite catio. The big enclosure – 12′ x 9′ x 4′ – is fully equipped with everything a cat could want. Wall mounted pet door so cats can come and go as they please. Check. Floor to ceiling sisal rope pole to climb. Check. Covered outdoor litter area. Check. Cat superhighway. Check. Enough bed areas for all five house cats. Check. Cat happiness. Check. Alas, the cat parents have plenty to love too. The brown frame is a match for the roof fascia board and really pops. We removed the brick pavers to lay concrete…
In Toluca Lake we replaced an existing catio built five years ago by a talented handyman. The enclosure effectively kept an entire litter of feral cats in and coyotes out, but was not aesthetically pleasing. We ripped out the old structure, patched and touched up the home and then built a typical custom catio that is a near perfect match for the house. Up close and at a distance, the catio looks like it was built together with the beautiful home. With the new door the homeowners no longer have to trek litter box waste through the house. We also…
Sylmar Catio / Dogio
One of the great perks of building catios for a living is meeting so many awesome people and cool cats. This project was no exception. Jessica, who has two cats and a disabled German Shepherd puppy, not only works for Best Friends Animal Society, but also fosters kittens. Building a HUGE enclosure for her adorable pets and future rescues was an added bonus!
Wowza! Where to begin with this gorgeous cattery. How about the 10+ foot plus sisal rope pole, 20+ foot ramp, and massive cat superhighway that encircles the entire enclosure. Holy smokes this is one awesome catio! The huge ramp is covered with industrial strength outdoor carpeting for extra grip and all the shelves are painted with artificial sand for extra grip. Welcome to Cat Disneyland!
Woodland Hills Dogio
This dogio / dog run / dog enclosure is a thing of beauty. Stained redwood throughout is a near perfect match for the new perimeter fence. Coupling the beautiful framing and stylized door with lush trees and bushes make for a stunning enclosure. Sparing no details, the roof is half mesh and half translucent polygal so that the dogs have a covered area when it rains. Read more about the dogio and the Hollywood director who commissioned it here.