How to build an outdoor cat run

Outdoor Cat Run Enclosure

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It doesn’t matter which way you cut it, cats on the loose outside are a danger to other animals and at risk themselves from traffic and disease. But cats need to get out just like you do. They love to run, climb and spend time at high places. They love exploring and investigating. The perfect solution is a cat run!

Outdoor Cat Run Enclosure

A cat run allows your pet to enjoy the great outdoors without risk to others or itself. If you ensure there is a sheltered section, they can stay out all day if you need to be out working. They’ll be happy and you can relax knowing that your pet and the environment are safe!

Whatever it is that you as a cat owner are worried about, making an outdoor cat run or enclosure is a great way to worry less about your pets when you’re not there to look after them.

There are many ways to build an outdoor cat run. But if a ‘run’ doesn’t seem possible in your place, you can make an outdoor cat enclosure instead.

Got a big outdoor space? Why not combine both!

Any of those three choices will definitely make your pet cats happy and you worry-free. :)

See various examples of an outdoor cat run/enclosure by viewing our album. You can also learn more about building one by heading over to the link provided below!


  • Cat Flap
  • Checker-board Style 6’x6′ Fence Panels
  • Chicken Wire
  • 2″ Square Wire Mesh
  • Tubular Aluminium Fruit Tree Cage
  • Cable Ties


  • Measuring Tape
  • Saw
  • Staple Gun
  • Hammer
  • Wire Cutter

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Thanks to Its A Grand Blog for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



  1. I’m guessing this is for country folk because it sure would not fly with the zoning boards in many cities.