If your cat isn’t into harness life but you want them to enjoy the great outdoors, you can create a protected outdoor space. Cat enclosures and ‘catios’ can offer the best of both worlds: your cat gets to go outside, but in a protected environment. Habitat Haven (Toronto, Ontario), Beautiful World Living Environments for Cats (Brentwood Bay, B.C.) and Hellas Pet Enclosures (Edmonton, AB) offer a variety of solutions, from ‘catios’ to dens to larger enclosures. There are also some relatively inexpensive ‘kitty run’ options from TSC Pets or Kritter Kondos. Of course, you can also build your own!
Download our Safe Outdoor Options resource here.
This blog has some great tips for building one of your own out of wire-cube storage units.
Here’s a selection of photos sent in by our community: