Pet Door Advice needed!

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Registered: 01-18-2006
Pet Door Advice needed!
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Sat, 11-09-2013 - 8:42am

I was going to install a plain pet door - but one major concern is how to keep out racoons/possums, etc!?

Im lately hearing about these electronic types, now suddenly, which run on either a special color or via the microchip, back of the neck.    My 3 CATS, however, have never worn collars & I fear if they would take to such!

Anyone have experience with such & can provide info?   thanks!!!

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Sat, 11-09-2013 - 1:53pm

Hi....LOL....you beat me to it!!  I'll also check over on Popular Dogs.

Laura
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Registered: 11-07-2013
Mon, 11-11-2013 - 6:16pm
Rover Company makes very tall pet gates if that helps. www.roverpet.com
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Registered: 07-27-2000
Wed, 11-13-2013 - 2:10am

I worried about having just the one pet door, so we put in two - one going in/out of the body of the house, and the second going in/out of the screened porch.  We've never had an issue with any other animals finding the doors, except mice you can't keep out of much of anything.  The better doors to US are the metal ones that open in the middle and are weatherproof.  The less pricey ones with the hanging plastic flap?  We've shelled out a bundle replacing those flaps thru the years, they inevitably split and break at the top and then they hang crooked and the dogs hate that - it halfway catches them going thru it. 

 


~~joannaran~~

Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Wed, 11-13-2013 - 3:05pm

Thanks so much for your input.  When we let Cleo out it has to be through the door into the garage, and then out the door in the back of the garage.  So we don't have an option for a pet door....but I would "love" one if it were possible.

Laura