Here’s a video of my cat before I purchased Purrfect Fence: https://www.facebook.com/1314722278/posts/10216655466241797?sfns=mo
I was so skeptical about the Purrfect Fence working I called and received assurance that if I had proof (video) of my cat escaping from the Purrfect Fence, the company would either help us make it escape proof or give us a refund. So we made the purchase. So glad we bought this Fence!
We have four cats, but Boots is the only escape artist. Since we installed the Purrfect Fence, Boots has not escaped...not even once.
Last year one of our cats got out of the backyard and was killed by our neighbor’s dogs. Since then we have kept out cats locked inside, but our family was terrified of one getting out and it happening again. Our dogs could no longer use the dog door either because the cats would get out that way. Since we installed this fence topper our pets have been free to come and go into the backyard as they please. None have gotten out and for the first time since our cat passed we have peace of mind.
Our story is that we had two cats who grew up together, our black girl cat and a boy cat. I let them go in and out as they pleased, as I had all of my previous cats. We had installed a cat door into the garage, so anytime they were out and we weren’t around to let them in the house, they could get in the garage for warmth, shelter or safety. My boy cat, Jethro was killed by a coyote in the summer of 2017 when he was 12. We found part of him in the woods behind our house. We were heartbroken. I like to have 2 kittens grow up together, so they have a playmate, so we immediately got two boy kittens after that.
We had a covered deck, so we screen it in ourselves to make a place for the new kittens to be able to get fresh air and see and hear the outdoors while staying safe. We installed a cat door from the house to the porch, so they could go on their porch as they wished. They and my older girl kitty loved their screen porch.
Our kids are now grown, so last fall, we decided to move to a one story house. It is an older ranch house and it has no back porch or deck or anywhere that we could adapt to make it to where the cats could get fresh air without a major undertaking. I saw your Purrfect Fence online and I investigated it. I watched every video that I could find and read the reviews and testimonials. I looked at it for a couple of months. Finally we bought it and installed it. I have attached a few photos of them in their yard. The light colored cat and stripy gray cat had never set foot on grass before we got the fence. They were hilarious doing some high stepping in the grass the first time they went out. The black one is my nearly 14 year old girl cat.
We put a cat flap in a window, so they can go in and out as they please. We also built a basic cat tree from perches we removed from our old screen porch when we moved, so they would have somewhere to get up off of the ground. We hope to build them some more sitting areas in the sp...
I have a pride (7 cats!) and I was always worried or trying to find someone. I had tried everything including declawing,which I hated to do. But now even my little Houdini, who figured out every other fence type I had used, has not been out since the fence was installed. I installed it myself - all 300 lineal feet of it - in about five hours. I am 62 and live alone. It was quick and very easy and a Godsend for my peace of mind. My Vet has taken my word for it and recommends it to his pet parents now and will be getting it for his pets also. Great fencing systems!
We went nuts trying to find a good way to keep our cats outside. After many failed DIY attempts we gave in and spent the money on the perfect fence. I hate to admit it but I should have done this all along and saved money and we wouldn't have had one of our little kitties escape and go missing. Would recommend to anyone wants to keep the cats safe in your yard.
The Kitty Garden was given its name by my friend that helped me do the installation – just the 2 of us put it all up – not too bad! Thanks for all your help – it was well worth it – the kitties love it! I am seeing a whole new side of them!
Late last summer, a stray kitty adopted us. He was very thin and his ears were all bloody from weeks of scratching due to a terrible case of ear mites. I decided that this cat would be an indoor cat. After a week of constant meowing, I decided it was selfish of me to keep “Honey Bunches of Kitty” inside since he was used to the outdoors.
I realized that he was better off being happy even if there was a chance I could lose him also. In early April, Kitty got an abscess on his face due to cat bite. The vet became suspicious because he was getting abscesses so easily, so he decided to test him for feline leukemia and aids, which is not uncommon in stray cats. As it turns out, Honey Bunches of Kitty has feline leukemia which makes him much more susceptible to infections. This time, I felt I had no choice. Kitty would have to be an indoor cat. We kept him in for 2 very long weeks of constant meowing and howling. Within a few days I placed an order for 300’ of Purr..Fect Fence. While we were waiting for the fence to arrive, I prepared the area, cleaning out brush and trimming tree branches. It took a weekend for two of us to install the fence. Getting Purr..Fect Fence was the best thing we ever did. Our whole backyard is enclosed and Honey Bunches of Kitty can keep us company on our deck and around the hot tub and pool. He’s so much happier now and so am I.
Our last 'solution" was a barricade made up of dog kennel fence panels connected together and attached to the house then covered with bird netting. It did the trick but, nothing compared to this system ! We love it !! Our 5 cats spend a lot of time outside. We haven't seen them even attempt to jump up or onto the system. Very happy ! Thank you Purr..fect fence !!!!
I lived many years in different parts of the country including California, Colorado and Florida. Everywhere I lived I had neighbors that complained about my cats and I had many cats that just disappeared. My dream was to have a place where my cats could live outside and be safe and not be a bother to anyone. The time finally came when I was preparing to move back home to Alabama and I discovered the cat fence on the Purr…fect Fence website. That, immediately, became part of my plan. We totally enclosed the back yard with the "Houdini-Proof Fence" 18 months ago. We have 11 cats that now live inside this safe enclosed area. Not one has ever gotten out. We love our Purr…fect Fence!
Don’t tell yourself you will do this tomorrow; you and your pet may not have a tomorrow together. I’m sitting here looking out the patio door at my three cats playing so happily in my safely enclosedbackyard. I should be looking at my four cats, but one (Bart) is no longer with me. He was a free spirit and there was no way I could keep him indoors. Bart was my special guy, the feral kitten I raised and loved more than all the others (shhhh, don’t tell them that). One day he roamed into the neighbor’s yard and ingested poison. The vets tried everything but could not save him. He died in my arms.
I now have my Purrfect Fence installed. I thought about doing it for months, but just couldn’t bring myself to take that first step and order it – a mistake with deadly consequences. It is so wonderful to now know that my cats can enjoy the glorious outdoors and be safe. The stress level in the household is gone. Everyone is happy!
Straightforward to put up. The only thing that we thought we’d mention- if you staple the netting closely to each post, the cat can climb up the post, then climb the regular fence- UNDER the netting, and get out! Our cat Maggie is a Houdini and figured out how to do that! Once we figured out how she got out, we stapled the netting close beside each wood post and she hasn’t escaped since.
We now have peace of mind that the cats can roam the netting enclosure, enjoy the outdoors without getting out! Thanks!
Are purrfect fence has been fantastic and our cats have been outside many of times and have not been able to escape the yard. A very nice product. We also purchased the cat tree and I would recommend putting a cement foundation to support it at full height.
The fence gives us great peace of mind. Our cats are safe when other cats in the neighborhood have gone missing or been hit by cars.
We received everything we ordered and needed quickly. Installation, for the most part, went well, the main problem we had was with the hardness of our ground - maybe you could develop heavy-duty poll inserts and stakes for those of us in the desert :)
But the best part is we LOVE OUR CAT YARD!! We have six cats and have always believed that although it is dangerous to let cats outside, they love to be outside and are healthier. So, we let them out, always worried something would happen to them (which it did to a couple) and figured a short life outside was better than a long life trapped indoors.
When we erected out cat fence we did not know how the cats would take to it - if they would try to escape, etc. But, after a short adjustment period, they are very content, the oldest (13 years old) to the youngest (just over one year old). Even my most restless wanderer never even made an attempt to escape! They have a cat door to go in and out of the house at will, and can now stay out all night on warm summer nights.
We can also now feed birds without being guilty of luring them to their death.
I would highly recommend the fence to every cat owner, it is definitely the best of both worlds for them, and are very content within their yard. We are considering adding on to the size of the enclosure in the future with additional fencing from you.
Thanks for a great product!
I’m extremely happy with my Purrfect fence! I no longer have my kitties escaping. They were literally climbing my 8’ fence! Just watch!
Fairly easy install too.
It took a bit more time than I expected to set this up, but I am super satisfied with the result. This is a Great fence!
We are working with a colony of cats in a sort of private cat rescue effort, and we needed a place to isolate a few cats at a time so they can recover from being neutered or spayed. I love it that this little tent can be set up inside, which is where we have it. We carry the cats straight to the tent from the vet, and we have a few boxes set around inside that they can get inside or on top of, plus a litter box, water pan, and food bowl. They are quite content with an overnight stay in a quiet place to sleep off their hospital visits! We also use it for kittens with colds, as we can place a space heater and humidifier just outside the tent so that they can have a warmer place to sleep and moister air until they recover. When they're feeling a little sick, they love to be in the tent. I have given it four stars only because the tent zipper is a bit of a design flaw--it would be better if there were two zippers that could meet in the middle, as it's hard to unzip far enough to place something in the tent without one or more cats getting out if they're so inclined. I am also wondering if the sleeves for the tent poles would wear very well if one takes this tent down and puts it up very many times. I expect some of these features have been changed in the newly redesigned tent. I am very grateful for this one, though--it's a wonderful thing to have. Little kids would love to sleep out in this tent, too! It's quite spacious and would hold an adult as well.
We live on a four-lane state route which gets busy for parts of the day, and I was afraid if they got out again, they might go in the road and get hit. So I started checking in my Cat Fancy magazines for something else, and found Purr...fect Fence. I ordered it and a gate, and my brother-in-law and I installed it a few weeks ago.
In the few weeks the Purr...fect Fence has been up, my four kitties really enjoy it. They can eat grass, lounge on the chair, or just lie on the grass. I've always gone out & visited with them everyday for about two hours. Now, I spend part of the time in the Purr...fect Fence and part in the shed. They hardly come inside anymore. I feel better knowing they're protected by this fence because we have raccoons, stray cats, and other animals around there. I think they're more relaxed having a larger area to play outside. Scratch used to go out and pace back and forth like we've all seen images of caged animals doing, and I was concerned she was starting to be bored, so I had to do something.
Our two cats, Nottingham and Tyra absolutely love the Purr...fect Fence. They are Bengals and accidentally got a taste of the outdoors when Nottingham figured out how to open the front door. I kept blaming my children and husband for leaving the door open. Ever since that incident, they would cry consistently to go out. Since we've gotten the Purr...fect Fence, they are outside from 6:30 in the morning until we go to bed. I even bring them their food outdoors!
We live with our five cats in a single family home with a fairly small, fenced backyard. We have a cat-door between the house and the back deck and over the years, I have used various versions of cat security fencing around the top of the existing fence to keep the cats restricted to just he back yard, Until, that is, our youngest pair of rescue kitties decided they wanted to sit on the top of the fence. They are brother and sister with a fairly large helping of Maine Coon in their parentage and have proven to be highly adept escape artists. The two weak spots in the fence security were the apple tree that stands next to the fence and a small enclosed viewing platform I had built at the top of one sections of fence. The apple tree was "secured" with a fixed ring barrier about 6' up the trunk. Attached are videos of Sparky and Tigger demonstrating their escape techniques on the old cat fence. Next are some shots of our new Purr...fect Fence installation and how effectively it secured these two weak spots. For the apple tree, I was able to partially split the poly mesh grid integrating it around the tree blocking their ability to use the tree to reach the fence. With the viewing platform, I was able to integrate the fence over and above their viewing platform cutting off their ability to clamber over the platform to reach the fence. Installation was straight forward with no surprises. Our yard took one day to complete. Another side benefit we've found is that the security fence is just high enough now to provide room for the roses to grow without growing into the netting. I have a video but it is too large to include with this review so here is a Youtube link to the video of our installaton: https://youtu.be/bE226b9lD9M
In case you’re unfamiliar with the breed and need more to go on — I have a large, intelligent, energetic, and determined cat that has been safely contained in my yard for about a month now. After an initial few days of him trying to thwart me by escaping, he has resigned himself to his fate. However, he’s incredibly happy with his outdoor access, and I’m happy I don’t have to worry about theft or him getting killed.
I will say, I suspect the system works well for me because my boy is large (17 pounds). The hinged arms seem to work well, but I can’t attest to their utility for a cat that’s under 10 pounds.
Pro tip: Chicken wire the bottom of your fence. And then stake that to the ground. If the cat’s head can get through, you better believe the rest will follow.
<p>Hello Leigh, thank you for sharing your experience and for the feedback! We are very happy to find you are happy with your Purrfect Fence. Our system is actually designed to accommodate varying sizes and weights of cats. Most of our customers have much smaller cats than your healthy boy as you can imagine. We have with equal levels of success with the smaller cats as well. The average domesticated cat is around 9-11 lbs. Our spring loaded arms are adjustable and you can 'size' them appropriate to increase the amount of weight sensitivity if it becomes an issue. In our experience the standard configuration will be effective down to about 7-8 lbs before you need to adjust them.</p>
<p>Your note on the chicken wire is an excellent one! Many fences have visible and also invisible gaps at the bottom that grass or landscaping may hide which allow for easy escapes. We actually offer ready-made kits for this as well which is called our <a target='_blank' href='https://www.purrfectfence.com/products/bottom-of-fence-escape-barrier-chew-guard-dig-guard-kit'>Fence Bottom Barrier</a></p>
my hooman putted up the purrfence for us. we can eats grass now and smells all the smells. we founds bugs in the dirt by the tree. bugs r gud butt tickles noses. sumtimes we just sits and sits outside. my hooman gud. we keeps him.
Too expensive to ship back so I'm stuck with it
Hi Vicki, We are sorry to see you were not able to use your Purrfect Fence. The cost to get it back to us for a refund should be a small fraction of the value of the kit. It seems like something is not right here. Please get in touch with us so we can figure out a way to get the items back to our office and make sure you are well taken care of!
We installed the 100 foot freestanding fence system and heavy duty gate into ledge, not rock, LEDGE. We knew this would be an issue and had a handyman friend helping us. We had to use a drill to make one of the fence post holes through granite block and the rest of the holes were made with sheer force, denting the drive cap. We also had to dig by hand in an area where the gate post was installed due to a gas line running through. We secured it with hydraulic cement. AJ was very helpful getting us the correct gate post hardware after the original shipment had a mix-up, and we had it in a couple of days. He also suggested a slippery barrier along our deck rail and we used plexiglass to keep our cats from climbing the rail, and over the fence. It looks much better now than our old Frankenfence stitched-together system and our now 8 month old kittens have tried but failed to climb it. We couldn't be happier.
In the thousands of situations we have helped over the years, we cannot recall another like yours with solid rock directly below the soil! We are delighted that you were able to make it work given the circumstances and we were happy to be of assistance making it as easy as possible. Please let us know how else we can help!