How Much Should You Spend on a Pet Gate?

"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make his tail wag," says country singer Richard Friedman.

If you own a dog, you know that they enjoy nothing more than going for a walk, getting scratched behind the ear or just hanging out with their owner. Dogs don't need the latest toys or gadgets to be happy, and while a new chew toy or bone won't go unappreciated, it is the companionship that you provide that offers them the greatest joy.

Because canines are so "low maintenance" in this regard, it can be tempting to spoil them with the finer things. Interactive toys, fancy dog collars and Halloween costumes are all nice ways to show that you love them, but Fido probably doesn't care either way.

According to the Pet Experts, one of the most common expenses for dog owners are pet gates. Unlike cats, dogs can be kept inbounds and out of harm's way by the addition of a small gate in the home. Most pet owners use these gates to block off a room, put a barrier across the stairway entrance or to allow a front door to be open without Fido running away. Originally, when a pet owner started shopping for a gate, they only needed measure the width of their hallway to decide which one was right for them. However, with developments in safety and style, there are now dozens of different styles of pet gates available on the market, which can make even the most seasoned shoppers flustered.

At the moment, there are pet gates that range from less than $20 to more than $300, so you should take some time to do some research before adding a gate to your online shopping cart.

Pet Gates Have a Wide Range of Prices and Styles

Whether you're looking to add security or style to your home, a quality pet gate should be on your list as a pet and homeowner. As far as the design and price are concerned, there is a gate to fit any budget. Check out some options of Pet Gates below:

  • Expandable Swing Gate: These "swing" gates can be yours for well under $100. The deluxe gates feature an easy-to-use opening and a top security rail. Plus, the gate can fit an opening for widths that range from 24 to 60" wide. NorthStates, the manufacturer that builds these gates, says that they were designed to open easily with one hand.

  • Perfect Fit Gate: This is the Bentley of pet gates. According to Cardinal Gates, each of these models was made to fit 100% perfect. Because of their revolutionary design, the Perfect Fit pet gate can be shifted into endless configurations for your home. The six panels allow you to make a temporary kennel or bound your dog into its own play area. The choice is yours. Plus, the wood frame and stylish bar finish can add a touch of luxury to your home.

As you can see, the option of pet gates is vast, but that shouldn't get you worried. Depending on your budget, there is a barrier to keep your pooch in bounds. For most pet owners, a gate is more of an investment to their pet friendly home, so they tend to purchase high-end gates, but even a cheaper barrier can keep Fido safe from stairs or dangerous areas.

If you're still looking for a Pet Gate to fit your budget, be sure to ask the pet experts at by calling 800-957-5753. The animal lovers are more than happy to answer any questions about any of the pet products that we carry in our catalogue.

By Sean Bowes
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