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Do You Have A Pet Gate?

For pups that aren't crate trained, working moms and dads, or even nosy kitties that like to scratch (or do worse) on your furniture, pet gates like this one can be a blessing.

After all, they keep both your furry friends and your home safe when your watchful eye's looking elsewhere. While Samson has one in his kitchen, North and I do not – how about you?

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klreynol klreynol 8 years
We use one to keep Logan out of our housemate's cat's litter box! When he was younger, we had two more so we could gate him downstairs with us, or gate off one of the downstairs rooms so he would be right with us.
CanadianInVA CanadianInVA 8 years
I am actually going to buy the gate in the picture for my house. We will need a way to keep a child out of the cat litter, but let the cats go through
CoronaLove CoronaLove 8 years
I had for one for my dog only to keep her away from the front door when the mail man came. She used to run up to the screen door bark and scare the day lights of him. I swear she got a kick out of scaring the mail man :)However, the gate just did not stand a chance. My dog would just ram the gate down like a bull. I guess I wasnt being very realistic when I bought that puny gate for a large mastiff.
Kel-Bel Kel-Bel 8 years
Sydney is almost a year old & still very mischievous...we learned the hard way to keep a gate on the pantry door at all times!
serenavallentine serenavallentine 8 years
my chihuahua, toby is very agile and finds a way to climb/jump over the gate. however, emma (also a chi) is fatter and less active so she can't make it over. we have to put them up two-high to keep toby in!
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
yes - to keep the dog out of the cat's kitty litter. once the kitten is spayed I'll install a cat door so she can go outside whenever she wants -- goodbye kitty litter and goodbye pet gate!! It's actually the same wooden gate we used when our dog was a puppy but with a slat removed so the cat can go through.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
I only use my doggie gate when I have mopped the floors and want to keep Bonnie from mucking up my drying floors.
Phasekitty Phasekitty 8 years
We've got two- one is in front of our bedroom at all times (my bf is allergic so he doesn't want him in the bedroom) and the other put Brando in the hall without closing the door on him while we're gone. He's still pretty young so when he's older we'll let him roam.
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
I used to gate my dog in my bedroom (her "safe place" is under the bed). After awhile, I just decided to let her roam the house. Luckily, I've had no problems with her.
drea-nicole drea-nicole 8 years
When we aren't home the gate allows Merlot access to our room, but Viva can't get in. She has seperation anxiety and will pee all over our bed.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I have one to keep the dogs out of the cats room. Otherwise the cat food would be eaten all the time!
saramay saramay 8 years
No, my dogs stays in her kennel when I'm not home.
JessNess JessNess 8 years
I have never used one. I live in a single story house so stairs are not an issue. When my dogs were puppies I would let them wonder around the house but follow closely behind. That way they can explore and get over the curiosity of a new space and it smells but I was always close by to correct them if they started getting into things. Now my dogs can go lay in a bedroom while everyone else in another part of the house and we have complete trust in them
shoecraze shoecraze 8 years
We have a pet gate at my parent's house for my 18 years old pup to stop from going down the stairs. She already fell down the stairs once and due to her age, we don't want her to get hurt.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 8 years
We have 3.
4blankwalls 4blankwalls 8 years
We only separated our two cats for maybe a week while the older one got used to the new cat's smell. And even then we just kept the kitten in the bathroom so if she accidentally peed outside the box we could easily clean it up.
mnp mnp 8 years
I used to have one when Fuji was a puppy. We used it to make sure Fuji stayed in the kitchen. He wasn't house trained yet. Fuji has free range of my apartment without any problems.
DarlingDA DarlingDA 8 years
We actually have two in our apartment for the puppy - one to keep her in the kitchen, where her kennel and puppy pads and food is, and another to keep her in the living room for when we want to give her more space. She chews shoes and likes to hide under the bed, so we try to avoid letting her in the bedrooms since it's a pain to get her out from under the bed.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
oh I should mention that if desperate (and the little door is closed), at least one of my cats can jump over this gate, so it wouldn't be much use in trying to keep the kitties out of a room.
wren1 wren1 8 years
I don't have one at home, my apartment isn't that big. My mom's home has 3 floors so when we visit her we use them to keep my dog on one level.
lawchick lawchick 8 years
yes,I have that gate in the picture. we got it so when the dog moved in, the cats could safely retreat to another part of the house if they got scared (also this keeps the dog away from where the cats' food and litter box are) it's ugly but it works great and the walk-through feature is nice
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