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.
Built on a second floor deck with a room underneath, we were unable to screw anything into the ground / roof. As such, we used pressure treated wood on the ground and utilized the stucco walls and roof for stability — much like we do for apartments and condos. The clients preferred a knob and barrel bolt to our typical keyed lock. The sisal rope sits on top of the litter box cover to facilitate easy cleaning.
Love the colors and lines on this enclosure which aligns perfectly with the top of the window. The catio juts out slightly below the window so that we could include a pet door through the wall. But even that little area has a bronze tinted roof to match the rest of the enclosure. Carpeted ramp, sisal rope climbing pole, and two high shaped bed areas also included.
We found a perfect spot for the gorgeous Moses, a rambunctious Russian Blue, to enjoy the outdoors safely. We dug up a bit of dirt, moved around some plumbing, and then laid down a concrete slab. Then we added a pet door through the wall, sisal rope pole, and lots of shelves. Moses could not be happier!
Sherman Oaks (Between Moorpark & Riverside)
Built around an existing porch, this huge catio has plenty of room for both cats and humans to enjoy the gardens, birds and other small wildlife. Lots of shelf space throughout lead to three high perches including a great spot over the door. There’s also a floor to ceiling sisal rope climbing pole in the corner. Luxurious!
City of San Fernando
Another house with the perfect nook or spot for an enclosure. The 10 foot high by 4 foot wide covered structure provides plenty of space for a couple of deluxe cat trees. A custom cat door is being constructed for the far right window.
This 10 foot high six level enclosure fits perfectly on the side of the house between two windows with an extension for the cat door below the bathroom windows. The sisal rope climbing pole sits on top of the litter box cover. The pet door has a platform that connects to the shelf system via a long carpeted ramp. Pretty cool!
Pictures do not do this catio justice. Suffice to say, it is pawesome. The stained redwood enclosure sits beautifully on top of a painted wood deck. But the highlight is the stunning nest (sun room) attached to the enclosure via a long skyway.
We always encourage clients to make each catio their own. Here, a celebrity client did just that by adding cool lighting. Also check out the floor to ceiling sisal rope scratching / climbing pole that gives the cats the option of jumping off at five different levels!
North Hollywood Porch
This was a cool little project that required our team to match the front patio design. We also changed it up by putting the silver wire mesh on the inside of the structure so that the white wood frame continued to pop from the street.
Mount Washington Balcony
The third Mount Washington catio was built off a balcony and comes with a spectacular view. A bit smaller than the others, we still included a large carpeted “L” shaped shelf, among others, a long sisal rope climbing pole, and a cat and human door.
Mount Washington 1 & 2
This was a monster project where we built three catios at one home over a week for an amazing cat rescuer. You can also check out a time-lapse video of our team constructing the enclosures. These catios have everything including a new and improved easy access litter box door.