What is a Catio?
Keep your cat safe, healthy and happy while enjoying the outdoors!
WHAT IS A CATIO?
A catio is a cat enclosure or “cat patio” that provides feline safety and enrichment outdoors. Whether you have an indoor or outdoor cat, a catio can be the purrfect solution while you enjoy peace of mind knowing your cat is always safe. There are many benefits of catios including protecting birds and wildlife too. Learn more about what a catio is and can be for you >>
TYPES OF CATIOS
Catios are available in a variety of designs and sizes for a window, porch, patio, deck, garden or yard. From small and simple to large and luxurious, catios can be an attractive addition to your home for the wellbeing of your fur family. Large catios include space for human seating and enjoyment too. Cats can enter a catio through a cat door in a window, wall or door to safely enjoy the outdoors all year long! Learn more about Catio types and locations.
Window Box™ Catio
Custom Catios & more!
WHAT IS A CATIO MADE OF?
Our cat enclosures are designed using wood framing, escape-proof galvanized wire, a clear polycarbonate or wire mesh roof, multiple cedar shelves, perches for lounging and space to decorate. Wood framework can be left natural, stained or painted to complement your home. Floor options include grass, decking, pavers and more. What else? A happy cat!
HOW CAN I HAVE A CATIO FOR MY CAT?
We offer a variety of award winning DIY Catio Plans that you can build yourself (or hire a local carpenter to build it for you). We also design and build Custom Catios in the greater Seattle area. Looking for the purrfect gift for the cat lover in your life? DIY Gift Certificates are available.
DIY Catio plans
Do you want to build a catio? Or hire a local carpenter to build one of our award winning catio plans for you? We take the guesswork out of building a catio to save you time and money!
Meet some happy Catio cats!
See our before and after catio transformations!
Catio Transformations: See These Before and After Photos!
Every cat is unique and so is every home, garden and landscape. If you’re considering a catio, a safe outdoor space or “cat patio” for your cat to enjoy the enrichment of nature, there are several factors to be aware of when choosing a location. Consider how much...
When Is It Time to Get a Catio?
Every cat is unique in personality, yet their behaviors can sometimes be challenging even for the strongest kitty-human bonds. Over the years I’ve received emails from cat parents all over the world seeking solutions to their indoor/outdoor dilemma. Indoor cats can...
Things to Consider When Building a Catio
You’ve decided to build a catio so your cat can enjoy the outdoors while always staying safe and protected. You’ve planned HOW you are going to build the structure with a DIY Catio Plan but perhaps you aren’t sure where to locate the catio or whether to use a window,...
Animal Welfare Affiliate Program
Do you belong to an animal, bird or wildlife organization? Generate revenue for your organization while sharing the benefits of catios!