This Silver Lake catio was designed and built for YouTube star Anna Akana. It includes a step up “chimney,” a 20 foot carpeted bridge, and a massive enclosure. The inside is fitted with four large “L” shaped shelves, four additional shelves, a long carpeted ramp, and two sisal rope poles on either end. Please see our blog post, Celebrity Anna Akana’s Spectacular Catio, for more information and videos.
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Sometimes cat owners are just plain lucky when it comes to catio space. This catio, our second built in Sherman Oaks, is a prime example. The before photo evidences the perfect catio location already existing outside the home. We built out the remainder of the preexisting white frame, added a keyed lock door, and covered both in galvanized wire mesh. We then added a pet door below the window next to the existing house door. The finished product looks as if it was part of the original house design. Finally, the family decked out the inside of the enclosure with…
The owners of two cats in North Hills were in desperate need of a catio after one of their cats got an infection while roaming the outdoors. Amazingly, once back from the veterinarian wearing a cone to help the infection heal, the furry feline got outside again. This time, however, he was gone for 6 agonizing days despite the movement limiting cone. Once back, the cat was relegated to the indoors for his own safety. But, the previously outdoor cat would not stop crying, causing the distressed owners to decide to build a catio as a compromise. One of the many…
This was an extremely complex project that required imagination, ingenuity and skill to bring to fruition. We had to build around a mature tree growing out of a planter, utilize an existing doggie door away from the planned structure, and keep a pathway clear between the doggie door and the catio. The solution was to include a “chimney” to get the cats up the side of the house, a bridge over the walkway, and a shingle roof with a hole in it to accommodate the tree. With so many unique aspects to the design we created a video animation to give the…
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.