Living in a loft with three cats can be challenging to say the least. Worth it? Yes, of course! I mean, I am a crazy cat lady, right? But I will say I’m very much looking forward to moving into our new house this summer. The extra square footage will be nice, but having a backyard will be even better. It will finally give me a chance to give my kitties an outdoor space they will really enjoy.
Bailey loved going outside when I had a house, but I always had to keep a close eye on her or use a harness. With the new house, I plan on eventually adding some sort of catio or cat enclosure, which brings me to today’s post.
Today I thought it would be fun to round up my top 10 catio inspirations in preparation of my new home, new backyard, and hopeful new catio space.
Disclosure: I was financially compensated for this post as a part of Wayfair’s Homemaker’s group and Adopt-a-Cat month. All opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
It’s also Adopt-A-Cat month for those of you who didn’t already know, so this post comes at a puurfect time! (see what I did just there?) I adopted all three of my cats and wouldn’t change it for the world. They’re all so quirky and special in their own little ways and I look forward to seeing their little furry faces each day when I get home from work.
If you’re looking to adopt a cat yourself, there are so many wonderful online resources you can check out. I used PetFinder.com, but you can also check out places like PetSmart as well. They typically have an open cat room with adoptable cats available to visit any day of the week, and they also bring in shelters on the weekends as well.
And if you haven’t already met my sweet kitties, just check out my instagram. They’re plastered all over it!
You can also see a few other cat-related posts here:
Ok, now time for the round up!
Now that we’re all inspired to create our own catio space, I think it’s time to take a look at some products I’ve been considering from Wayfair. A lot of the above catios are custom made (which is super awesome) but to be quite honest, purchasing something is going to be a lot easier for me right now. Between moving and having a baby, a DIY catio just isn’t in my cards right now. Understandable, right?
Some of the options I’ve been contemplating actually aren’t technically for cats. In fact, I’ve found some dog runs and chicken coops that just might do the trick!
I’ve got a great little side yard that I plan on installing one of these, so now it’s just a matter of choosing my favorite. My favorites are probably #2 and #4, the Catrun Playpen and the Pawhut Chicken Coop. In both of these designs, there’s shade for them to enjoy the outdoors, but also room to lounge in the sun if they so desire.
So what do you think? Would you ever install a catio in your back yard or side yard? If so, which is your favorite?