Our home is a “bi-petual” household. We have a dog and a cat. Throughout most of my adult life I only had cats, when we added Dakota to our family I was faced with a few dilemmas.
Our cat, (Cody), was here first. He arrived three months before Dakota, his feeding spot was all set, his toys, cat litter, etc. all had their assigned spots.
One of the dilemmas I was faced with was what will I do if Dakota and Cody do not get along? It was important to me to provide a safe haven for Cody where he could escape to for peace and quiet.
Yet another possible problem was I read horror stories about pet owners not being aware that small cat toys that can easily be ingested by a dog, can cause MAJOR problems requiring surgery, and may even cause death. I KNEW that I had to keep Cody’s toys AWAY from Dakota!
Dogs are also drawn to cat litter (and the “treats” that are in the box). Under no circumstances should either be ingested.
It was a no-brainer that we had to have baby gates. I searched everywhere for a gate that was practical, the perfect height, that was well-made and would suit our needs. Sadly, this is what we had to settle with for MANY years.
I had three of these. They are BEYOND ugly. They served their purpose but accumulated every bit of filth known to man (and beast). When guests came over I had a nightmare. Some were able to climb over the gate, others couldn’t, so I would be forced to remove it. Putting it back up when the guests would leave wasn’t fun, and often the gate wasn’t secure.
Then there was the laundry! The gate in the above photo is right by our washer and dryer. I cannot begin to tell you the “fun” I would have, a mountain of laundry in my arms, trying to climb over an awkward baby gate. I am lucky I didn’t fall flat on my face. To say it was annoying is a complete understatement!
Last year I was reading one of my favorite websites, Hauspanther, written by founder Kate Benjamin, and saw a most beautiful and artsy gate that was made by Primetime Petz. I loved it! I have known Kate for many years, through her website, through her work with Jackson Galaxy, the Cat Lounge at BlogPaws, as well as her Hauspanther Collection which debuted on Primetime Petz last year. I left a comment and was ecstatic when Kate contacted me asking if I would like to review one of the Primetime Petz pet gates.
Kate had me measure the opening in our hallway where I wanted the gate to be. Unfortunately, the original gate that I had my eye on wouldn’t work, but Kate mentioned that the Primetime Petz new Auto-close Pet Gate would more than likely be perfect for our hallway.
Our hallway is wider than the above gate, but thankfully the Auto-close Pet Gate comes with 2 frame extensions that only are used if needed.
From Primetime Petz: The Auto-close Pet Gate, our own version of a swing-gate, is a functional and attractive tension-mount gate that easily attaches to doorways and hallways. Keep your pet safely contained to their designated area while providing you easy access to any space. It features a walk-through door which automatically swings shut and safely locks into place every time. Simply lift up on the door to disengage the lock and walk through. The gate takes care of the rest. The dual action locking mechanism provides superior security when not in use.
It is made with beautiful hardwood construction and their signature Walnut finish compliments any decor!
- Tension- mount design keeps gate securely in place
- Fits openings from 29-42 inches wide
- Optional 3 inch frame extensions (2) included
- Closes and locks automatically for worry-free use
- Rubber stoppers protect walls and frames
- Recommended for dogs of all sizes
I also think it allows nosy Dakota to better see what is taking place in “Cat Land” where cat poop, cat litter and tiny toys reside. A mysterious place that he is not permitted to enter!
Now this is where we experienced a SLIGHT (and I mean SLIGHT hiccup). I am not the person who installed the gate, nor was my husband. Neither of us are handy, so I enlisted the help of a dear friend who IS handy. I will NOT lie. When she first attempted to put the gate together she couldn’t figure it out. I called Primetime Petz to tell them about our confusion. I am actually ecstatic that this happened because the help I received was SUPERB! The person I spoke to, went above and beyond. She emailed me step-by-step instructions that were crystal clear. (I did suggest that they have a video on their website that would better show how to install the gate because the directions included with the gate upon delivery ARE confusing, and she said they are working on that!). My friend was able to put the gate up and have it working in a half hour or so.
I could NOT be happier with this gate!!! Doing laundry is a BREEZE…..I am ecstatic that I can open the door of the gate and step right through without worrying that I am going to fall. It is attractive and well-made. It is slightly taller than our previous gate. I was a little bit worried that Cody wouldn’t be able to jump over it easily. I worried for nothing. Cody hesitated one or two times, then the same day, I heard/saw him jumping over the gate like a champ (and he is almost 10 years old).
Did I mention that it is also darned attractive to look at? I am in love with the color and construction. When guests come over, the gate no longer has to be taken down, they can walk right through!!!
PRIMETIME PETZ is the premiere designer and manufacturer of unique furniture-quality, all-wooden pet gates, kennels, and steps. Their products are made of 100% rich, beautifully finished, chew-resistant, hard wood that will compliment any decor. Their goal is to provide superior quality pet furniture that pets will enjoy and pet owners will feel proud to display in their home. Their collection features a variety of gates that offer solutions to almost any containment challenge. Their commitment to quality is unparalleled in the pet industry and they have made it their mission to provide you with cutting-edge designs that combine elegance and function for both you and your pet.
And…their CUSTOMER SERVICE IS SUPERB!!
If you are looking for a pet gate, The Auto-close Pet Gate from Primetime Petz should definitely be on your list!
Dakota thinks so too!
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In full disclosure: I received no compensation for this review. I was sent an Auto-close Pet Gate from Primetime Petz in exchange for my always honest review.