Calling All Catios!

Do you or someone you know have a backyard outdoor enclosure for cats (also called a “catio”) and would like to show it off?  The Feral Cat Coalition wants you to be a part of its upcoming catio tour! 

The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) is hosting a backyard outdoor cat enclosure (also called a "catio") tour in late summer and are looking for Portland's coolest catios to feature. From fancy to frugal, all submissions are encouraged.

The catio tour will be held for four hours on a Saturday or Sunday in late summer. The tour is being hosted in partnership with the Audubon Society of Portland. The goal of this unique event is to educate the public how outdoor cat enclosures can keep birds and other wildlife safe from feline predators.  Meanwhile, catios offer pet cats a safe way to grab some sunshine and exercise while protecting them from cars, predators, posisons and other outdoor hazards.  They also hope to inspire others to build one for their own cats!

How to submit a catio

To have a catio considered for the tour, send an email with the following information by June 30 to

1. Name of catio owner
2. Phone number and address of catio owner
3. A brief description of the catio
5. Attach 1-3 photos of the catio

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