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KATIO & DOGIO - "Pet Potty in the Window!"

Katio is a cat litter box that goes in your window - just like a window air conditioner! Dogio is the same but with a ramp or steps!

KATIO & DOGIO - "Pet Potty in the Window!"

Katio is a cat litter box that goes in your window - just like a window air conditioner! Dogio is the same but with a ramp or steps!

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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Katio & Dogio - Your Pet's Potty in Your Window!

Welcome to the Katio™& Dogio™ Kickstarter page. If you are not familiar with how Kickstarter works, it is an "all or nothing" fundraising campaign. If the pledges do NOT meet (or exceed) the funding goal, you will NOT be charged. If the goal is reached you will be charged when the campaign ends.

To bring the Katio™ & Dogio™ to market, Katio needs backers to pledge pre-orders during the fundraising campaign in order to bring product to market!

You will need to register an account at Kickstarter.com with your email address or login to kickstarter.com with a Facebook account to pre-order your Katio™ or Dogio™ today!

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Katio will be partnering with Amazon as our fulfillment partner, so whether you order directly from our site or our upcoming Katio Amazon Store, you'll be able to use your Amazon login/password to buy all your Katio products - including Free Shipping if you have Amazon Prime!

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So...why Katio or Dogio?

Katio & Dogio are quality of life products that make owning a cat or small dog simpler and easier!

Why do you need a Katio?

• Is your apartment too small to waste valuable floor real estate to a litter box?

• Don't have a good spot to place your litter box in your house?

• Are you tired of the smells that linger from your litter box being indoors?

• Have you ever been embarrassed by a dirty litter box?

• Tired of bending over/kneeling down or you simply can't bend over or kneel down to scoop the poop?

Why do you need a Dogio?

• Tired of having to walk your dog early in the morning before work in the cold, heat, rain or snow?

• Tired of having to skip dinner and drinks with friends because you have to get home to walk the dog?

• What if you have to work late and your dog's on a schedule?

• Do you live in a high-rise building that makes it difficult to walk your dog?

• Tired of coming home to a "surprise" on the floor?

• Embarrassed to have a pee pad on the floor out in the open?

Katio • Dogio helps you resolve all of these issues by putting the litter box in your window and outside so the smell stays where it belongs! The Katio & Dogio are vented to allow the smells out while letting fresh air in. Katio & Dogio also have a nice big window for your cat or dog to sun themselves and enjoy the view. There's also no more bending, squatting or kneeling down to "scoop the poop" because now the Katio or Dogio is at standing height in your window. They are also ADA compliant because they're at wheelchair height in your window.


So what problems does Katio solve?

• Vented - keeps odors outside, where they belong

• Contains the litter inside the Katio and reduces litter spread

• Great for homes, apartments, condos, any dwelling

• Wide landing doubles as a scratching post & litter trap

• Provides a haven for your cat to perch and look outside

• In tiny apartments/houses/any dwelling the Katio™ is a great space saver

• Litter pan changing is easily accessible, even in a wheelchair without bending over

• ADA compliance

Katio & Dogio - "Your Pet's Patio in Your Window!

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Katio Working Prototype - 2+ Years Testing & Refining

Katio is a great spacer if you live in a small apartment, townhome or house!

Katio keeps odors out and allows fresh air in through the vents!

PROTOTYPE: Fits perfectly in your window and blends with window trim
PROTOTYPE: Fits perfectly in your window and blends with window trim
PROTOTYPE: Doors open for full access to the litter box or pee pad tray and it's also ADA Compliant!
PROTOTYPE: Doors open for full access to the litter box or pee pad tray and it's also ADA Compliant!

Katio holds its weight! That's 85lbs of kettlebells and the Katio doesn't even have to flex! Manufacturer's specs rated weight over 300+lbs - so just like ours have been for the past 2.5 years testing our prototype - your kitties are safe and secure in their Katio!

85lbs of kettlebells + 40lb Katio Prototype! 85lbs of kettlebells + 40lb Katio Prototype!
85lbs of kettlebells + 40lb Katio Prototype! 85lbs of kettlebells + 40lb Katio Prototype!
85lbs of kettlebells + 40lb Katio Prototype! 85lbs of kettlebells + 40lb Katio Prototype!
85lbs of kettlebells + 40lb Katio Prototype! 85lbs of kettlebells + 40lb Katio Prototype!
Katio™ is designed with accessibility in mind. No more bending over to scoop your kitty's box – Katio™ gets the cat box off the floor and puts it up in the window making it accessible to those that walk and those that roll!
Katio™ is designed with accessibility in mind. No more bending over to scoop your kitty's box – Katio™ gets the cat box off the floor and puts it up in the window making it accessible to those that walk and those that roll!
PROTOTYPE: Katio installed exterior view
PROTOTYPE: Katio installed exterior view
PROTOTYPE: Katio installed exterior view without Privacy Panel
PROTOTYPE: Katio installed exterior view without Privacy Panel
PROTOTYPE: Katio installed exterior view with Privacy Panel
PROTOTYPE: Katio installed exterior view with Privacy Panel
PROTOTYPE: Katio installed exterior view with Privacy Panel
PROTOTYPE: Katio installed exterior view with Privacy Panel
PROTOTYPE: Katio blends right into your decor
PROTOTYPE: Katio blends right into your decor
Sam loved testing the Katio - he's 20 this month - Happy Birthday Sammy!
Sam loved testing the Katio - he's 20 this month - Happy Birthday Sammy!

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The manufactured KATIO & DOGIO units will be made from High Density UV Plastics to prevent fading or cracking - think about a large ice chest - sturdy and strong. The KATIO/DOGIO's double-walled design is both weather proof and insulated for year round use!

Katio installed exterior view
Katio installed exterior view
Katio Front View
Katio Front View
Katio Profile View
Katio Profile View
Katio Isometric View
Katio Isometric View
Katio Isometric View
Katio Isometric View
Katio Isometric Rear View
Katio Isometric Rear View

History of Katio

Alden came up with the concept for Katio back in the mid-90's while living in a small apartment in New Orleans. His sketches sat in a folder on his computer for 3 years until he decided to draw up the patent at the end of 1999 while living in Los Angeles. He received official patent pending status in June of 2000 and then set out to bring Katio - originally called The Windbox - to fruition, but after a financial setback, he returned to New Orleans in 2002 and began working on finalizing his business plan. Once he had the written part of the business plan completed in 2003- 2004, he began working on the financials as a group project at Tulane University's Freeman School of Business MBA Department. Everything was moving along and nearing completion when Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005. At that point, the Katio project had to be put on hold until 3 years later in 2008, following a fresh start in Atlanta. Once settled in Atlanta, he set his mind to finally bringing Katio to market! Beginning in early 2011, Alden, his new wife Kelly, designer Maggie and two 3D CAD designers began working diligently to finalize Katio. After dozens of meetings with manufacturers from both America and China, Alden finally realized that the Katio could not only be made in America, but could be completely made in Atlanta. Since then, Alden, Kelly and Maggie have been working non-stop for the past 3 years to bring Katio - and now Dogio - to market by Spring 2015. This is your chance to help us make all of our hard work come to fruition!

Katio in Window
Katio in Window
Katio Front View
Katio Front View
Katio Profile View
Katio Profile View
Katio + Window = Happy Kats!
Katio + Window = Happy Kats!
Katio with optional Stairs
Katio with optional Stairs
Katio comes with a Litter Tray *Stairs are optional*
Katio comes with a Litter Tray *Stairs are optional*
Katio comes with a Litter Tray *Ramp is optional*
Katio comes with a Litter Tray *Ramp is optional*
Dogio Installed Exterior View
Dogio Installed Exterior View
Dogio Front View
Dogio Front View
Dogio Isometric View
Dogio Isometric View
Dogio Isometric View
Dogio Isometric View
Dogio Rear Isometric View
Dogio Rear Isometric View
Dogio + Window = Happy Pups!
Dogio + Window = Happy Pups!
Dogio comes with a Pee Pad Tray & Ramp
Dogio comes with a Pee Pad Tray & Ramp
Dogio comes with a Pee Pad Tray *Stairs are optional*
Dogio comes with a Pee Pad Tray *Stairs are optional*
Dogio with optional Stairs
Dogio with optional Stairs

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Katio & Dogio Merch 

Katio • Dogio Sticker Pack
Katio • Dogio Sticker Pack
Kute Kitty Klear Kar Sticker
Kute Kitty Klear Kar Sticker
Dappy Doggy Clear Car Sticker
Dappy Doggy Clear Car Sticker
Katio Fridge Magnet [biz card size]
Katio Fridge Magnet [biz card size]
Dogio Fridge Magnet [biz card size]
Dogio Fridge Magnet [biz card size]

Reward Purrks

Kickstarter Reward Purrks
Kickstarter Reward Purrks

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Meet the Team

Alden, Kelly & Maggie
Alden, Kelly & Maggie
If ONLY they had a sense of humor...
If ONLY they had a sense of humor...

Special Thanks - 

CAD Designers - Yun & Leslie 

Animators - Deandra & Brandon

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KATIO • DOGIO GIVES BACK TO OUR CHARITY PARTNERS!

Kute Kitty & Dappy Doggy <3 our Rescue Partners!
Kute Kitty & Dappy Doggy <3 our Rescue Partners!

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SPREAD THE WORD - another way to help!

You can help us out by spreading the word - even if you don't have a cat or small dog - you probably have friends and family who do!

Kute Kitty & Dappy Doggy ask you share their kampaign with everyone you know and keep up to date with Katio & Dogio on Facebook, Twitter and our Katio Kommunity where you'll be able to share your Katio, Dogio and pet pix!

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Just some of our press
Just some of our press

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Our booth at the Atlanta Pet Expo 11.8.14

© 2014 KATCO LLC   ™ ® All rights reserved

Risks and challenges

We've painstakingly been working for the past 3+ years to avoid any obstacles or pitfalls, while creating and refining an incredibly simple and efficient business model. We have some great manufacturers and fulfillment partners to help with the heavy lifting - including Amazon!

With that said - we've worked out all the kinks and combed through every detail with a fine tooth comb - many times over - continually refining our processes along the way. Can things go wrong? Sure, but if you do all the leg work up front, it can save a lot of headaches on the back end. If any issues should arise, we're ready to tackle them head on as a team!

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