Outdoor Space for Your Pets: Build Your Own 'Catio'

rescued cat in apartment catio
rescued cat in apartment catio

A patio for a cat? Yes, that's a "catio." And with apartment space at a premium it may seem strange to dedicate part of it exclusively to your cat. But, if you love cats, you understand why so many owners happily provide the space. TheNew York Times recently featured these feline-coddling people who share their limited outdoor space with their furry friends.

Do you want to do something similar? It's easier than you think. We spoke with Michele Hoffman of the cat rescue organization Milo's Sanctuary. She explains how she built a catio for the rescued cats and kittens she fosters at her apartment in Burbank, Calif.