This catio was built for the new Animal Planet television show, “Cat vs Dog” starring Jackson Galaxy (see video). Some quotes from the episode: Jackson Galaxy: “They did a great job creating the cat superhighway that we had in mind so that it goes all the way around. Everything about this works!” Zoe Sandor: “They are in love with it!” Tami: “It is beyond anything I could have imagined. Amazing. I can hardly stand it. I want to live in [the catio].” Jackson Galaxy: “The cats are incredibly happy in that new catio.”
I love this catio! The minute it was completed the two house cats took to it immediately. Sadly, they had been relegated to the indoors after their sibling was viciously killed by a coyote who left the remains on the property. Depressed and getting far less stimulation, Kiki developed severe medical problems. But with some great vet care and now a catio, she is healthy and happy. This catio presented a major design challenge since it was constructed on a side of the house that did not get a lot of natural light. This was worrisome because a bathroom and office…
Note how well the catio colors mesh with the house. The painted redwood is a near perfect match for the patio coloring. And the wire mesh is painted to match the bronze lighting fixtures inside and outside the catio. The carpet was also chosen to blend in well with the coloring. The shingle roof on the catio is an exact match for the house. Finally the catio was placed in the tight spot between the patio railing and the sliding glass door.