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Does Your Dog or Cat (or Chicken) Need a Pet Doorway?

Remember that scene in Home Alone where the burglars come in through the pet door? I always wondered what it would be like to own a place with a safe, fenced backyard that my pooch could venture to on a whim. Now, it's still far from my reality, but when I'm thinking of my dream home, it seems the flap covering for North is a thing of the past – check out how high tech the Pet Doorway looks?! Coming in three sizes ($395-$695) for pets up to 250 pounds, your pampered pal walks up after playtime and a special collar sensor triggers the door open for him – presto, no I.D. necessary! I imagine it's most often used for dogs or cats, but can also be used for rabbits, iguanas, or even pigeons . . . although I'm trying to keep those out! I'm still dreaming big here, are you?

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redtigerlily8 redtigerlily8 8 years
We've always had a "doggy door" (as it was term in our house) and it makes me crazy when I have to house-sit for people whose dogs have to be let in, then let back out, then let back in...so the idea of the collar is pretty cool, because then it would still be safe.
jknocking jknocking 8 years
Yeah, I think if our dogs were to ever see a burglar or animal on the outside of the dog door trying to get in, the first thing they would do is run over to the door to check it out....which means they get close enough to the door so that the sensors on their collars would cause it to open anyway. If that's the case, then it doesn't really seem any more secure than an ordinary dog/cat door.
Stupidasscat Stupidasscat 8 years
i think i wanna put a doggy door going from my bedroom to my livingroom because ALWAYS at the most inappropriate times the cats and dog want to be let in or out of the room.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I have a memory of housesitting for my grandparents when I was little and my mom lost the keys and i got in my squeezing through the cat/doggy door. I was like 6 and super skinny. I wonder how well sealed this is. We use the AC all summer long so I wouldn't want it leaking out through the doggy door. But I would totally get this for Bop. He's small enough that the door could be small and no one could fit through it to break in.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
I've seen similar doors at pet stores for much cheaper. Some use magnets and some use infra red. I assume that a clever burglar intent on breaking into your home could just buy the special collar and use it himself, but it would keep other critters in the neighborhood out.
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
I wouldnt mine this one day but i would be afraid if other critters let them selfs in as well. or if someone figured out how to get it open and get inside the house?
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
s/b gladly
AmberHoney AmberHoney 8 years
I'll glad open the door whenever my baby wants to go out or come in. No children = spoiled pets!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I dunno about this one. I think my chicken would just peck the bejesus out of the door and crap all over the linoleum.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
that is very cool...I worry about the critters that would wonder into my home! Right now, I will not let my dogs outside without me because of a serious black widow problem. A doggie door would be super convenient, but my little guys just hold it until I am home or use a piddle pad!
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