One of our male cats was introduced to the outdoors on a leash for several months before we installed the Purrfect fence so we knew he liked being outside. We didn't really know the interest level of the other 3 cats. Since opening the Purrfect fence space in our backyard a few months ago, all 4 cats spend time out there each day. The 2 male cats will spend all day out there if allowed, and the 2 females especially like to enjoy the evening hours out there.
My experience on the human side of the Purffect Fence is that the product is high quality and the customer service was excellent. I shopped other systems that were less expensive, but I doubt I would have gotten the personal support during the purchase and install process that I got from Matt at Purffect Fence.
For those of you who want to enhance your pets' lives and enjoy an excellent customer experience, I recommend that you seriously consider (and ultimately buy!) the Purrfect Fence.
We had an existing chain link fence and we bought the fence extension. It was fairly easy to install. It takes time and it a two person job, but extremely happy with how it works. It keeps the cats in our yard and other animals out! My animals love being able to come in and out as they please and I know they are safe in the yard.
When we adopted cats that were used to being outside, we felt it was unfair to only keep them inside but we wanted them safe. The Purrfect Fence was our solution. We attached the Purrfect Fence to the top of the existing fence enclosing our side yard, including a section for the gate. We used the extra netting to fill the vertical gaps between the fence and house. Originally we let the cats in and out through the sliding door from our bedroom, but recently we installed a cat door in the office window (so they don't wake us up every hour to go in and out at night) We also have been feeding a feral cat, Cleo, for many years and her favorite place to hang out has always been that patio. We were so surprised to see her there visiting Bob and Phil after we installed the Purrfect Fence. She figured out a way to slip down the fence head first through a small gap around a post. There was no way a cat could get out that way so we left it. She comes in for dinner at night and we let her out through the gate after feeding her breakfast in the morning. Sometimes she also spends time during the day in the catio. Occasionally we have coyotes in our neighborhood but I know my cats are safe and happy on their catio
After a few missteps it is working purrfectly. It was more work to install than we expected, but the instructions were clear and understandable. We are very happy with it and think the cats are too.
This is the best present I could have given my kitties. They love being able to explore their back yard and watch birds and squirrels. My Buttons will run full sprint, leaping with glee when let outside. I hear the song Born Free in my head every time I watch him. Neither of my cats have offered to try to escape their space. Although I had to install guards on a few trees located near the fence line so they couldn’t climb up the tree to leap over the fence. But overall it’s a winner with my Buttons and Buttercup and warms my heart to provide this freedom to explore for them. We love it. Best investment I could have made.
Having tried, and failed, to design and build diy fencing for our cats, we can say that cats are extremely good at escaping. Part of our specific problem is that we have a very difficult yard to fence in, with 3 terraced levels and mismatched fencing materials/heights, but proximity to predators and traffic made it mandatory (since we refuse to restrict our beloved cats to indoors-only). Frankly, had this not been possible, we would have sold our house and bought one in a quieter traffic area, so the purrfect fence actually saved us a great deal of time and money. Their staff designers gave us the plan, full install (by my wife and I) took about 3 days, which includes all of the fence patching and screening to plug holes, and now we have a 5,000 sq.ft. outdoors play area with trees to climb and mice to chase. When our new kitten gets bigger we plan to leave the cat door open at all times, so the yard becomes part of their living area - something we can do because in addition to keeping our cats in, these toppers/netting also keep predators (coyotes, mountain lions, foxes) out. This is absolutely the best option on the market for protection versus freedom for our loved ones. And as far as I can tell, Purrfect Fence is the only company doing it. We are glad we found them before we listed our house for sale!