One day, Cynthia Chomos’s neighbor’s cat wandered into her garden and decided to hang around. Eventually, Cynthia wound up adopting this cat. When Cynthia finally adopted her own cat, Serena, she got an idea.

As a feng shui consultant and color designer, she thought, “Why not do feng shui for felines” and create “outdoor spaces that create an enriching environment?”

That idea—and a desire to keep Serena safe—led to Chomos building her first escape-proof outdoor enclosure for cats, known as catios. She built her first catio for herself but when people started requesting ratios of their own, she started her own business called Catio Spaces to help others keep their cats outdoors and safe.

To read more about Cynthia Chromos and her catio business, click here.