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

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!

Cedar Creations: Contact 971-208-7060 send email

ConstructionReConstruction: *Licensed in Oregon, only*. Contact: 503-680-3681 send email  |  see sample

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

Handyman Matters: *Licensed in Washington*. Contact: 360-610-4905

Neil Kelly: Contact Jenn Harbick, (503) 335-9222 send email  |  see sample

Brad Vandehey: Contact (503) 260-5849

Cat Fencing, Doors, Screening & Wood 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 will donate 10% to our mission. 
Use PromoCode: Cats Safe at Home

Easy Pet Fence:  The Kitty Corral Cat Fence from 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 40,000 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: CATIOTOUR

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

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

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

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.

Purrfect Catios features 3 DIY kits as well as custom design catios.

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.

CD Pets has various enclosure kits to choose from as well as other indoor enrichment products.

Catio Tour Guidebooks, Vision Boards, Videos & Images

2017 Catio Tour Guidebook

2017 Catio Tour Guidebook

Support us & get your digital copy of any previous year Catio Tour Guidebook!

Check out this album of photos and this video from OPB from the 2016 Catio Tour. 

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!  ***