FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Katio™?

Katio™ is a window mounted litter box housing & window perch that goes in your window just like an A/C unit only quicker, safer and easier!

Katio™ is Safe • Odorless • Space Saving • ADA Compliant™

How does Katio™ work?

Katio™ is a quality of life product that works by getting your litter box up off of your floor and installing it into your window – giving your cat a safe place to potty or perch – not to mention it’s really #kute and blends seamlessly into your window!

Cat households –

Katio™ allows fresh air in thru the 2 side vents while keeping odors out, lets you clean/change your litter pan without having to bend/squat/kneel down and is also ADA Compliant – so it’s good for those that walk and roll. Katio™ also saves valuable floor space and prevents accidentally tripping over/stepping in your litter pan, as well as stepping in soiled litter scattered all over your floor because Katio™ helps trap litter inside of its housing where it belongs. 

Cat + Dog households – 

Having Katio™ installed in your window and off the floor also prevents dogs from accessing and eating out of the litter pan – making fluffy and spot owning households safer and cleaner to live in.

What types of windows does Katio™ work with?

Katio™ will currently work in windows made of wood/vinyl/aluminum that are single/double hung or slider windows – we’re also working on casement [crank out] window installations as well – allowing Katio™ to work in the 3 most common window styles in most homes.

Is Katio™ involved with Rescue Groups?

Yes, we absolutely love our rescue partners!

We’re currently involved with Atlanta Humane Society, Humane Society of Louisiana, GoodMews, AHIMSA House and Rescuegroups.org – which are all posted here on our site under our Rescue Partners and Pet Adoptions tabs. You can adopt a pet anywhere nationwide right on our site! We support only no/low kill shelters, #AdoptDontShop and spay & neuter as our underlying message. We will be working with our rescue partners and adoption centers nationwide to sell Katio™’s to enhance their adoption rates as would-be adopters will now have a place to put their litter boxes that’s not on the floor.

What if I have a monitored Alarm System?

You can still install a Katio™ in your window, just like we have, with a monitored alarm system by removing your magnet from your window sash and inserting between the extension panel frame and curtain where your windowsill contact is installed. [See Video to see how to do it]

How do I secure Katio™ in my window if I have double-hung, vinyl or aluminum windows?

There are several ways to secure your Katio in your window, whether you own your home, rent, have wooden, aluminum or vinyl windows. See the videos for more info.

Can other animals get into my house through the Katio™?

No, the Katio™ is completely sealed from the inside, so your cat is safe indoors while keeping all the critters out.

Can you use Katio™ as a window perch too?

Yes, you can easily use the Katio™ as a window perch by simply removing the front door and litter pan.

How does my cat get into the Katio™?

Your cat enters into the Katio™ by jumping up onto the landing and entering through the flap door. If you have an older/injured cat or young kittens, you can use our optional ramp or steps so your cat can still use the Katio™. The ramp securely connects directly into the Katio™ landing.

Can my neighbors see my cat using the litter box?

No, the Katio™ comes with a 9” privacy panel that blocks anyone from watching your cat do their business. The privacy panel can easily be removed when using the Katio™ as a window perch vs litter box.

Can Katio™ fall out my window?

No! Once Katio™ is properly installed and secured into your window, it’s locked into place. We’ve been using it with our 3 cats for 5 years now, and we wouldn’t risk the safety of our cats, so we certainly wouldn’t with yours!

Can I use Katio™ year round?

Yes, Katio™ is completely insulated, so it pretty much maintains the same temperature as inside your house. We know, we’ve tested the Katio™ in some really cold winters and hot summers without issue.

Is it true that Katio™ is ADA Compliant?

Yes, Katio™ is ADA Compliant at wheelchair height in your window. This makes Katio™ really easy to clean without having to bend, kneel down or squat to scoop or change the litter pan.

Does Katio™ help prevent litter spread?

Yes, Katio™ contains litter spread within the box and makes for easy cleanup!

I have a fat cat, how much weight can the Katio™ hold?

Katio™ can hold over 200lbs/90.7kg in your window

How much does Katio™ weigh?

Katio™ weighs ~25lbs out the box

What are Katio™’s dimensions?

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