PetSafe® Deluxe Cat Flap
We looked around a lot and finally zeroed in on this one because we didn't want to spend a ton of money on a pet door. This one works fantastic. We use it inside the house. Cats go through it with no problems. The door is clear and the cats can and do look through it. I installed it in about 30 minutes--amazingly simple. I highly recommend it.
May 18, 2012
best cat door
my cats hunter omri and silas brian all can go to the cat groge wher they have a sun room
February 26, 2011
OK, but not very sturdy
We bought this cat door for an indoor room that is normally closed off but to which we wanted our cats to have access. It worked great at first, since we left it in the "unlocked" position all the time. Once we started playing with the settings, though... well, that's when the trouble started.
First, it became increasingly difficult to get the flap "set" into any one position because the slider no longer stopped at the right spot for the locking mechanisms to work. We may have been somewhat at fault here since we weren't always gentle with the slide, but it seems as though it should have been more sturdy.
Then, we decided that we'd like to keep the cats out of that room after all (going to gut/redo it), so after we confirmed that the cats were not in the room, we put the flap into the "locked" position and thought that was that. Well, if you know cats you know that there's nothing which fascinates them more than an area/person/thing they should leave alone, so they spent a lot of time trying to bust through the locked cat door. Eventually they were successful... and now the cat door is completely unusable, so I'm on the site today to shop for a replacement. :P
Bottom line: the door does what it says it will, but it a) needs to be handled with care by both humans and animals, and b) will probably need to be replaced sooner rather than later since it's not very sturdy overall.
February 22, 2011
does the job and the cats love it...
I got this door for the once outside door that now leads to a sun room which is not heated or air conditioned so we wanted to keep the door closed. The 3 cats caught on quickly because they also have litter boxes with hard door flaps. Sometimes the youngest runs through the door full blast, which sometimes causes the cat door to come off its hanging hinge. The door needs to be held on more securely than the plastic piece that slides in and supposedly locks in place. Stays on most of the time but he is rough on it. Was a bit difficult to install on this door due to its extra thickness and it has panels. Had to rig up an extra piece of wood to put between the one side of cat door frame and panel of door. The door does its job, just need to keep an eye on it coming off the hinge.
October 14, 2009