Catios come in many shapes and sizes. many are owner designed and built. Some contractors have gotten in the game, identifying a niche. A custom catio can be quite expensive.
An enterprising builder out of Petaluma, California has put together a series of kits and accessories for catios These kits are designed to attach to your house, with the cats accessing through a window. Free standing units are also available.
My friend, client and pet sitter/dog walker extraordinaire, Renee Stilson, just got one for her cats. Lucky cats, they are. Here are a few pictures of a catio in action.
|work in progress|
|the finished product|
While I'm sure there are no statistics yet, I'd think, if properly built and situated, a catio could even add value to your home. Hmm.
If you are in need of a fabulous pet sitter, Renee, though her company, Home Sweet Home Pet Sitting provides professional, caring and compassionate pet sitting and dog walking.
I've got plenty more pictures and resources about catios, and would be glad to answer questions. email@example.com, 503-312-8038.