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The Sanctuary™ Catio Plans

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The SANCTUARY DIY Catio Plan by Catio Spaces is a 3-sided catio ideal for a patio, deck or garden. 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 cat door in a window, wall or door. Available in 6×8 and 8×10 catio plan sizes that feature a polycarbonate or wire mesh roof option. Plans are a PDF download (materials not included). Includes a tool and material list, step-by-step instructions and diagrams for a successful project. Plans can be painted and customized on your own as desired. Create a catio your cat and you can enjoy!

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6×8 Sanctuary™


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8×10 Sanctuary™


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DIY Catio Plans are a PDF Download. 

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You don't need to be an experienced carpenter!

Each DIY catio plan is easy to follow and rewarding to build…

or hire a carpenter to build the catio plan for you.

SAVE TIME & MONEY by taking the guesswork out of building a catio with our award winning DIY Catio Plans!

Your DIY Catio Plans were a perfect solution for us and the directions are great! Every detail was considered and the plans were easy to follow. The catio is so beautifully professional and secure. I feel safe giving my cats permanent access, even at night. People just can’t believe we built it ourselves!

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- Emily S., OR

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.  The plan can be customized on your own based on your preferences. 

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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 4×4 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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