Premium Plus Freestanding Gate with Door
Great size, great looks, overall a great purchase.
December 26, 2012
Works for a Crazy Old Cat; Sleep at last
I bought this gate to keep my partially senile 18 year old cat separated and away from my bedroom door as he has a bad habit of scratching at the door and waking me up every morning at 4 AM; Not a pleasant on-going experience. He was also fighting with another younger cat so this fence was a great way to keep them separated. The gate was easy to assemble and took less than 10 minutes. It was a little "rattly" with the black metal fencing against the wood but I was able to fix that minor problem easily by adjusting the gate opening width at the top, and the end of broken off toothpicks were inserted between the metal and the wood to keep a tighter fit. We have a tile floor which can be uneven in places so I added some small soft, protector pads to keep the gate from shaking. It works like a charm. One of the plastic pieces of the original fence was damaged during shipping (plastic pieces on top and bottom of gate opening), but after notifying Drs. Foster & Smith via email, they shipped a new fence within a week and provided a return shipping label for the original fence. The fence is very attractive with cedar wooding and black metal fencing, and is very stable once the above adjustments were made. I am not sure if it could handle a large dog unless it was secured against a wall at both ends (i.e. a doorway), but it is effective for a 12 lb maine coone cat. The end caps are plastic which is unfortunate so I would recommend requesting additional plastic replacement pieces in case it gets damaged in the future; however, it would be all the better if they just designed it with a more durable material.
March 5, 2015
I like the gate that was not damaged. One of the gates arrived with a broken hinge on the bottom.
February 10, 2013