The Sanctuary™ Catio Plans
The SANCTUARY DIY Catio Plan by Catio Spaces is a 3-sided catio ideal for a garden, patio or deck. The Sanctuary is spacious for human seating and maximizes vertical height with shelves and perches for your cat’s enjoyment. Catio height allows cat access through a window or door. Available in 6x8 and 8x10 catio plan sizes that feature a polycarbonate or wire mesh roof option. Plans are a PDF download.
10% is donated to an animal welfare organization. DIY Catio Plans are available as a PDF Download. Materials are not included.
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The Sanctuary DIY catio plans feature roof options including a wire mesh, fully-covered polycarbonate roof or a combination of both. Catios can be painted, stained or left natural to complement your home.
All catio plans are designed for the average person to make the process easy-to follow and rewarding to build.
- Step-by-step instructions including diagrams.
- Material list (materials are available from your local home improvement or lumber store)
- Tool list
- Catios are designed as panels for ease of assembly (or removal if you move in the future.)
- No digging and setting posts in cement!
- Roof rafters accommodate a wire mesh roof or a clear, polycarbonate weatherproof roof for year-round enjoyment.
- Door placement options for human access into the catio.
- Shelf design maximizes vertical space for cat exercise and enjoyment.
- Catio height allows cat access through a window or door.
|Ground frame:||8′ wide x 5’10 1⁄2”deep||10′ wide x 7’10 1⁄2”deep|
|Height – back (house side):||8’7″ high||8’7″ high|
|Height – front:||8’4″ high||8’4″ high|
|Polycarbonate roof with overhang:||8’6” wide x 6’ deep||10’6” wide x 8’ deep|
|Wire mesh roof with trim:||8’3″ wide x 5’10 1⁄2” deep||10’3” wide x 7’10 1⁄2” deep|
|Dimensions for the polycarbonate roof option includes a 1 1⁄2”overhang on the front and sides.
Catio height can also be reduced by burying the 4x4 ground frame or reducing panel height in 3” increments.
PLUS BONUS information including:
- Tips for acclimating your cat to a cat door and new catio space.
- Tips for cat safe plants, enrichment, decorating and more!
You’ll receive a pdf download of your catio plan so you can get started right away!
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