Catio Construction Resources

A starter kit for your Catio building adventure!

Catios can be simple or elaborate; inexpensive or extreme. They have the common goal of keeping your cat safe while allowing outside time. We’ve gathered a list of resources for you to get started. We do not recommend any particular style or brand but hope to make it easier to keep Cats Safe at Home™!

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Portland Area Catio Builders

Cat Fencing, Doors, Screening & Wood

Catio DIY and Custom Plans

Premade and Custom Cat Enclosure Kits

Enrichment Ideas for Kitty Fun

Catio Tour Guidebooks, Vision Boards, Videos & Images

Portland Area Catio Builders

When you call these providers, be sure to mention the Portland Catio Tour/Cats Safe at Home!

ConstructionReConstruction: Design for people -- and the cats they love. Extensive experience in building a wide variety of catios throughout the Portland area, *Licensed in Oregon, only*. Proud sponsor of our 7th Annual Portland Catio Tour! Contact: 503-680-3681 send email  |  see sample

Neil Kelly: The experienced, skilled carpenters and tradesfolk at Neil Kelly bring their “get it done” attitudes to make your dream catio a reality. Proud sponsor of our 7th Annual Portland Catio Tour! Contact Jenn Harbick, (503) 335-9222 send email  |  see sample

 

Casey’s Catios: Contact Casey Jimerson, (971) 295-0996, send email

Cedar Creations: Contact (971) 208-7060, send email

Creative Fences & Decks: Contact: (503) 969-8850, see sample from 2018 Portland Catio Tour

Custom Catios: Contact Michael Woltersdorf, (503) 819-1592 send emailsee sample

Steve Archie Construction, Inc. : Contact Steve Archie, (503) 318-8086 send email

Sundling & Associates: Contact Justin Sundling, (719) 238-8437 send message

Brad Vandehey: Contact (503) 260-5849


Cat Fencing, Doors, Screening & Wood

Mr. Plywood: Locally owned, the Mr. Plywood team has experience helping people build and building their own catios - including the owner! Materials are usually specific to each person’s needs. That's where the expertise of the Mr. Plywood team comes into play. Location: 7609 SE Stark St, Portland, OR 97215. Call with any specific questions: 503.254.7387 Mr. Plywood is a proud sponsor of the 2019 Portland Catio Tour!

Easy Pet Fence:  The Kitty Corral Cat Fence from EasyPetFence.com is DIY cat fencing available in heights 6 and 7.5’ and offers superior protection against external predators while providing safe, easy outdoor time. We're grateful that EasyPetFence supports our mission! Receive a 10% discount when you use PromoCode: PDXCATIO

Purr...fect Fence: Purrfect Fence has protected nearly 50,000 cats for individuals, vet clinics, rescues, and shelters across the globe (on every continent except Antarctica!) Purrfect Fence offers patented fencing systems, catios, and enclosures to ensure your cat(s) are safe and happy outdoors! We're grateful that PurrfectFence supports our mission. When you use the promo code, you will receive a 5% discount and Purrfect Fence will donate 10% back to our mission. Use PromoCode: CATIOTOUR19 

PetDoors.com: Wide variety of cat-specific doors and flaps for any entry type you can think of: screen, glass, walls, sliding doors - you name it! We're grateful that PetDoors supports our mission through their Flaps for Fido program. With your purchase, when you select Cats Safe at Home you receive a 10% discount, and PetDoors.com will donate 10% to our mission. Use PromoCode: Cats Safe at Home

Habitat for Humanity ReStore: Support the community and shop reclaimed building materials at one of 4 Portland metro locations.

ReBuilding Center: Build the community through reuse and shop reclaimed building materials at the Rebuilding Center.


Catio DIY and Custom Plans

2019 Portland Catio Tour Sponsor

2019 Portland Catio Tour Sponsor

Catio Spaces offers both custom designs and a variety of DIY Catio Plans that take the guesswork out of building a catio for window, deck, patio or garden.  Do-it-yourself plans start at $39.95 and include a materials list, step-by-step instructions and diagrams for a successful project to complement your home and your feline’s fancy. We're grateful that CatioSpaces supports our mission with your purchase. Use PromoCode: PDXCATIOTOUR

My Outdoor Plans: Free step-by-step, totally DIY, catio plans. Includes tools and supply lists.

This Old House: Free DIY guide to create a screened-in window catio space. Includes step by step images, a cut list, tools and supply lists.

DIY Portable Catio: Local handyman, Mike Peroni, created, built, and donated the portable catio you see us with at trade shows and posted on our facebook page! Here are the plans for that catio!

Restore Habitat for Humanity, Portland: The Business Relations Manager at Portland's Restore made a catio out of found materials, then a lucky raffle winner took it home! Check it out!


Premade and Custom Cat Enclosure Kits

Window Catio Creations LLC builds custom window catios with priming/painting to match your house, and generously supports the Cats Safe at Home!

CDE Animal Cages: CDE Animal Cages has been hand making quality catios since 1984. Offering the highest quality in both materials and craftsmanship, they have very happy clients who have enjoyed their catio for 30 years or more. Family owned and operated, they can design, create, install and make all your catio dreams come true. We're grateful that CDE Animal Cages supports our mission with your purchase. Use PromoCode: PDXCATIOTOUR

C&D Pets has various enclosure kits to choose from as well as other indoor enrichment products.

Cats with an Altitude has developed window enclsures, called Kitty Peepers, which come in a few different sizes and can be quickly installed and removed.

Habitat Haven has pre-designed cat enclosure kits, build your own enclosures, and a fancy RV series for kitty life on the road.

Kittywalk enclosures has a variety of lawn, deck and patio designs to choose from.

Kritter Kommunity has ‘kondos’ for kitty with little assembly required.


Enrichment Ideas for Kitty Fun

ROAR offers a hand-picked collection of dynamic cat enrichment and wellness products, plus unique gifts for cat lovers. They are a proud sponsor of the 2019 Catio Tour!

SquareCatHabitat.com has long-lasting and eco-friendly modern cat furniture to accent your modern décor, including trees and perches.

The Cat Whisperer has products to help your cat live a happy and healthy life.


Catio Tour Guidebooks, Vision Boards, Videos & Images

Portland Catio Tour Guidebooks!

Did you miss a year of the Portland Catio Tour? Get your digital copy of any year or get the first 5 year collection. We have all guidebooks available. Every purchase supports our mission in spreading the word out to our community in support of keeping our kitties, birds, and wildlife safe! Thank you for your support!

 

Catio Guy is a one-stop shop for tips, best practices, and cat enclosure ideas. He’s based in LA, but has great images of his catio creations on his facebook page to help you dream up your own catio no matter where you live! The Catio Guy is a Proud Sponsor of the 2019 Catio Tour!

Check out the photo album from the 2019 Catio Tour

The Cat Carpenter is a catio-focused handyman based in Austin, TX and shares his work on his website and facebook page. Check it out!

View our Flickr photo album of Portland catios

Create your Catio Vision Board with example catios on Pinterest: here, here and here!

 

***  Note! We're always researching products, builders, design idea sources and kits to add here. Stay Tuned!  ***