Outdoor enclosures for cats — also known as “catios” — are a great way to let your cats enjoy the outdoors, without exposing them to the potential dangers they would face if allowed to roam freely. Catios range from small enclosures to elaborate screened-in rooms. These examples will give you ideas for creating your own protected outdoor space for your cats.
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Catification: Take a Tour of Donna’s Custom Cat Enclosure

Donna from Levittown, PA created this spacious outdoor enclosure for her five cats. The cats access the enclosure through a cat door installed in a window above, which is connected to the main enclosure by a caged in walkway. Inside the enclosure, Donna added a water fountain, shelves, and chairs so she can enjoy the […]

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Catification: Jane’s DIY Cat Run

Jane and her husband saved a lot of money building this outdoor cat enclosure at their home in Virginia by using plans available from Just4Cats.com. This kind of enclosure lets cats enjoy the outdoors without being exposed to threats. You don’t always have to spend a lot of money to create something that will really benefit […]

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Catification: A Caribbean Catio

You can create a catio, or outdoor cat enclosure, by modifying an existing part of your home, like Sophia did with this landing on her house in the Cayman Islands. What a time Sophia’s cats must have watching the exotic wildlife from this luxurious look out! Here’s what Sophia says about her Caribbean catio: “I […]

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Catification: Aslan’s Custom Catio

Outdoor enclosures are a great way to keep your cats safe, while giving them a little fresh air. Dave from New Jersey custom built this fabulous enclosure for his cat, Aslan, who seems to be enjoying it! Here’s what Dave has to say about how he created this custom catio: “This is a catio I […]

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Catification: Wraparound Catio

Sarah from Satellite Beach, Florida added on to her house this spacious catio that wraps around one corner of the garage. The structure is built on a concrete slab with two-by-four supports that are anchored into the concrete. Chicken wire and plastic roofing make the catio escape-proof. The cats have plenty of shelves at different […]

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