Most cats love to climb, and many are more comfortable when they are up high, able to survey their surroundings. There are lots of creative ways to add walkways, perches, and surfaces that allow cats to climb safely inside. These examples show you how easy it is to integrate cat climbing elements into your home in a way that both you and your cat will appreciate.
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Catification: Babou’s Custom Kitty Condo

Kasia and Brian from Chicago, Illinois decided to go all out and build this custom kitty condo for their cat Babou. Using simple materials and a thoughtful design, they created a fabulous fort that Babou absolutely adores. Here’s how Kasia describes the project: “My boyfriend, Brian, and I are avid “My Cat From Hell” fans […]

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Catification: Bamboo Screen Turned Cat Shelf

Joan Laisney from Carlsbad, California got creative when she wanted to make a climbing shelf for her cats. Instead of starting from scratch, she converted a bamboo screen into a climbing structure. Here’s how she explains the project: “Using a bamboo folding screen, three pressboard shelves, and large cup hooks, we drilled two holes in […]

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Catification: Beautiful Cat Climbing Shelves

Kacy Turner from Fairfax, Virginia created this spectacular cat climbing wall with step shelves leading to the long shelves below the transom windows overlooking the deck and backyard. This is a great example of seamlessly integrating cat climbing surfaces into your decor. She used simple wooden shelves with trim and decorative braces to create sturdy […]

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Catification Recap: Kashmir & Darla

Catification Recap: Kashmir & Darla

Kashmir and Darla’s case definitely required some catification in order to help alleviate the tension, not just between the cats, but also between Brenda and Dean. Jackson brought me in to help with this design and we wanted to share a little more about what we did. During Jackson’s first visit, he identified that Darla […]

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Catification: Vertical Space for Sally & Oz

Catification: Vertical Space for Sally & Oz

Mags and her partner from Urbana, Illinois created this terrific cat climbing wall with some simple materials. Here’s how she describes the project: After watching an episode of My Cat From Hell in which Jackon talked about vertical spaces, my partner and I decided that we were neglecting a very basic need of our cats. […]

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Catification: Custom Cat Tree for Norton & Sam

Catification: Custom Cat Tree for Norton & Sam

Bob and Linda Stafford from Wilderville, Oregon decided to build a custom cat tree for their two cats Norton and Sam using a beautiful natural log from the forest outside as the center pole. Shelves covered in scraps of the same carpet from the floor make the cat tree fit right in. This is a […]

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Catification: A Staircase for Kali

Kali, from the United Kingdom, is getting a bit older, and she was having a hard time reaching her favorite spot on top of the bookcase, so Kali’s mom, Rebecca, decided to build a kitty staircase to help her out. Using small floating shelves, Rebecca built a zig-zag staircase taking Kali from the floor to […]

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Catification: Elegant Wooden Window Perch

Dee and her husband from Chicago, Illinois built these beautiful wooden window perches for their cats to enjoy the view from their study. Using pre-made shelving from the home improvement store, they were able to design these shelves for their cats in a way that integrates seamlessly with their decor. Here’s how Dee describes the […]

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Catification: Jackson’s Own Home

Last year, I had the opportunity to help Jackson catify his own home outside of Los Angeles where he lives with his three cats, Velouria, Chips, and Caroline, and his little dog, Rudy. This was his chance to put into practice some of his own advice for his feline family, and he learned some valuable lessons in the […]

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Catification: DIY Cat Shelves to Boost Kitty’s Confidence

Kate from Royal Oak, Michigan installed these cat shelves to help her cat, Doja, with some self-esteem issues. Oftentimes cats will be more secure and self-confident when they are able to climb to a higher place in a room, where they can survey their surroundings. Doja was afraid of everything and would always hide when […]

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