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.
Brand Park Glendale
This North Glendale catio located near Brand Park was a fun one. It has all the trappings - cat steps, long ramp, cat superhighway, hiding box, sisal rope climbing pole - and a nest. But what makes it next level is the amazing flower garden just outside the mesh panels. Kiki will quite literally be smelling the roses in addition to getting constant stimulation from bugs, squirrels, and birds. Life is good!
Harter Park (Rancho Palos Verdes)
A young Harter Park family with a baby on its way wanted to give their awesome cat, Earl Grey, some protected outdoor space. Built on a second floor balcony, we had to leave the floor intact. And with limited support, we built in two small access/cleaning doors instead of one large heavier human door. There are a couple great perch spots up high where Earl can enjoy the gorgeous view.
The Hollywood Dell catio is a piece of art that blends in beautifully with the house and the surrounding greenery. The feline enclosure has a chimney which leads the cats up into a nest situated on the roof. This spot will provide the gatos with hours of additional sun. Between the rays, birds, squirrels, and bugs, the cats will get plenty of extra stimulation.
This charming Chapman College catio, which sits brilliantly below a second story deck, fits right in with the quaint Orange County neighborhood. There is plenty of space to hang with the cat parents as well as a feline only area which includes a floating bed, sisal rope climbing pole, and a nest. The nest juts out from the main enclosure to provide more sunbathing opportunity for the lucky cats.
The Grove Tree Catio
The Grove catio is our second enclosure built around a tree (also see the Orange Tree Catio) and it is pretty spectacular. The cat patio begins near the house with a fully loaded traditional structure with a rain proof translucent roof and all the fixings -- hiding box, sisal rope pole, cat ladders, ramps, and perches. Then a long super-wide run takes the cats out to a grass patch and tree. Watch a video of the gatos living the good life on our Facebook page!
Mulholland Atrium Catification and Winding Roof Run
About a year ago we designed and built an amazing Mulholland catio. The humans and cats were so happy with it that they brought us back to catify an interior atrium which we then connected to the original enclosure via a long winding roof run. View more photos of the atrium, run, catio, and cats on our Facebook page.
Because the Santa Ana catio is near the front of the home and viewable from the street, we had to take great care to make sure it blended in perfectly with the house. The cats now have a nice outdoor litter box and a couple fantastic perches to get fresh air, sunshine, and watch the world go by. Goose and Oliver love it!
Los Feliz Dog Run and Catio
A combo large dog run and catio (cat patio) located high in the hills of Los Feliz keeps Ringo and Crumb safe from coyotes and other predators. The huge enclosure provides plenty of space for the 60 pound dog to run and do his business when his humans are not home. The hairless Crumb loves getting sun and fresh air too.
Long Beach Kittens Addition
A year ago we built an amazing catio, run, and nest for a feral mother cat named Mama on behalf of a kindhearted couple who had rescued her kittens. Now we added a 3-part addition for the kittens which includes a catio tower, run, and nest on the other side of the house. The best part is that the two sets of enclosures meet in the middle where we installed two dividers -- one mesh and one plywood. The concept is that the cats can be completely separated, separated only by mesh, or left open creating a ginormous 6-prong catio…
South Pasadena Dog Run
The South Pasadena dog run (aka dogio) is located in a highly trafficked coyote area in the hills. With limited space this is primarily a safe bathroom area though Riley could also use it to get a bit of sun and fresh air when his parents are away. Each of the three sections has a door on top for easy pooper scooper cleaning. Note the gas strut support hinges on the doors which makes lifting them easy peasy.