|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds|
|Gate Feature||Pet Door||Walk-Through, Foldable, Locking||—||Walk-Through, Foldable, Locking||Walk-Through, Locking|
|Lifestage||All Lifestages||Adult||All Lifestages||Adult||Adult|
|Gate Type||—||Free Standing||Free Standing||Free Standing||Pressure Mounted|
Our cats suddenly start fighting and we needed a toll gate to separate our one bedroom apartment into two living spaces. This door was the only tall option available and I really wanted to love it but it’s kinda worthless, yes it does separate cats but because parts are so loose when cats scratch it whole door vibrates like crazy, feels like whole apartment is shaking, also I do have to tighten hex nuts everyday twice a day because they get loose from vibration which makes this door even more noisy!!! We thought it would be a one piece solid door but it came in parts which took us few hours to put together and because there is so many parts whole door is HELLA noisy. I really wish I can attach a video to show you the noise.
I was at my wits end trying to figure out a solution for when I bring home my new cat. I live in a loft style apartment so there is only a half wall, and no door, between my living room and bedroom. I already have a cat, so I needed a door solution that would allow me to quarantine the new pet from the existing one in a starter area. This gets the job done. For the price, I'd like the individual parts to not feel so wobbly once assembled, but hey, beggars can't be choosers! I do not think either kitty will be able to get through the bars, or knock the whole thing down, and that's really all that matters!
Priced gouge $$$. Hated to spend it but no other complaints. overall its very sturdy, intuitive design, self tightening, do not have to drill into wall, only used a screwdriver, instructions are thorough but difficult to understand. Team effort; takes 2 in order to assemble and put together. Cute paw locking mechanism. Pleased overall; last ditch effort. So far so good.
I recently ordered the Richell Cat Safety Gate, 70" as well as an extra extension rod as I am fostering a young stray cat (with hopes to adopt!) and trying to keep him at a distance from my African Grey Parrot's cage until he becomes acclimated/trained. I exhausted all measures to keep him from jumping over the normal sized pet gates so when I came across this taller gate, I was super excited to purchase as I knew this would solve a huge issue and I would not have to return cat back to shelter. I installed gate and extension rods as instructed. Set up was pretty easy and gate is super sturdy and quite heavy. However, to my shock and disappointment, one of the extension rods snapped after 2 weeks where the plastic and rod are held together. So now the cat can wiggle thru the bars and this has caused much stress for me, especially at night as I can't keep him from trying to get thru gate to other areas of my house. I have only been able to get about 4 hours sleep over the past 2 weeks and it's taken it's toll. For the price of this gate, you would think they would not have made a plastic top to fit the sturdy bar. Very disappointed after spending all this money on this gate. Seems like my only recourse now may be to return precious cat back to shelter. Am heartbroken.
While the gate does what you would expect a pet or baby gate to do, I would not recommend it based on the cost. Bars are half height today you screw together for full height bars. Frame cones in an upper and lower piece you screw together. You are really getting taken to the cleaners if you also need extensions for the sides for the width of your opening that's being gated off. I'd avoid this product if you have any other options.
This gate was much better than we expected! My husband put it together. The only problem in assembly was that one of the screws was defective (stripped threads), but he solved that. Once assembled, the gate installed easily in the upstairs hallway, so both cats have their own spacious territory either side, and they can easily see each other and interact. The gate is perfect for cats - it's tall and they can't climb it, and the bars are spaced wide enough for them to interact, but they can't go through it. A very small kitten could slip through the bars though! I expected the gate to be kind of ugly, but it's very attractive. It's sturdy, and the latch is smooth, secure and cute (it's in the shape of a cat's paw). The gate swings smoothly and silently. The gate helps a lot - the cats are really getting to know each other, and it's going pretty well. We'll take the gate down when we're sure they don't need to be separated anymore. I'll definitely keep this gate around for future use!
I tried to DIY super tall gates. Didn’t work. Too hard to get through/over for humans; too easy for pets to get in or escape. So I took a chance and bought one. Kept kittens in, and dogs out. Then I needed another one for a different pet situation. But first, of course, I tried to DIY more ways.. but only ended up wasting time & materials. These gate/doors are amazing- sturdy, well-made, and user friendly. I did fine putting them together solo; only needed an assist to install the first one. So glad I bit the bullet and purchased because now multiple dogs & cats are safe when unattended, can still see each other, and there’s still great airflow!
The box was very heavy, but I was able to get it into my living room by myself. The whole thing is basically in halves. You get 16 rods that you screw together into 8 long rods to make up the bars in the door. The door frame top and bottom slide together with the bars held between them. The hardest part is getting the frame in place in your doorway, and that wasn't really that hard. What the listing doesn't say is that the mounts that hold the gate in place are not supposed to be put vertically; they must be mounted horizontally. They would hold that way, but the frame would probably rock back and forth if pushed on. So it's not the most secure when mounted in a door frame because you don't have that much room (see pic). The gate itself is heavy duty and sturdy. I feel very comfortable using it to keep my cats separate as they get to know each other. The latch feels secure and even has a soft part that doesn't let the gate bang shut. I am very pleased with this purchase.
I have a lot of rescue cats (14) and this is GREAT! Most people don't realize how easy they have it with >6 cats. This is NOT overpriced believe it or not. I have bought regular baby gates for $100.00 and they are a piece of garbage. Most baby gates/dog gates are over $100.00 and are not worth it like this gate is. I was thinking about making my own which would have easily cost a few hundred dollars but found this finally after so many years. I use this to keep all our pets out of the kitchen and am fortunate to have a closed enough opening for this gate to allow me to. It works fine on a 35 inch wide opening without the extra two poles but if you want to use this in a hallway-you HAVE to buy the extensions. I would use this elsewhere but I have enough bedrooms to separate certain cats from other more aggressive fearful ones but I'm sure it would work anywhere. It's great that I don't have to use nails or screws either. I just really wanted my kitchen to be pet hair free so I don't eat animal hairs and this is really helping out. I wanted to get a review out there because this company really deserves the credit for making something for cat owners specifically. None of my cats, even the really agile athletic ones who can jump 6 ft high have NOT tried jumping this gate. It was easy to assemble too. Just keep in mind that there is a bar you have to step over and wheelchairs can't fit through it, so if you have large furniture to move you will have to take it off first but it's not hard to put back up as its pressure mounted. Rare items like this are ok for this price. I have made a lot of cat catios, dividers, outdoor tunnels and that is where things get overpriced. This is worth the price and time from me having to make one myself. Thank you Richell Company!
We purchased this to keep our cats from escaping or getting in the way of contractors during a bathroom remodel. I was apprehensive at first due to the cost and not knowing if it would work on a doorway in our 1905 home. It’s perfect and comes with extra bars for the sides so they can’t get through. Wouldn’t work for little kittens but adult cats (even our small young kitty) can’t get through. Worth the peace of mind that everyone is safe and sound and not escaping as contractors go in and out. Definitely recommend.