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Free-Standing Cat Fence Enclosure System

Why Purrfect Fence? Purrfect Fence has helped nearly 100,000 cats safely and securely enjoy the outdoors. Our cat-proof fence is the most secure fencing system available anywhere, and our patented design has seen 19 improvements over the past 20 years to keep your cats safely contained with an industry best 99.9% effectiveness when properly installed! Learn more about the industry's most durable and effective cat fence in the description below!

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Purrfect Fence has helped 60,000+ cats safely and securely enjoy the outdoors. Our patented fence extending arm makes it the most secure fencing system available anywhere. Our patented design has seen 19 improvements over the past 20 years to keep your cats safely contained.

Find all the materials, parts, and tools you need to set up a freestanding cat fence or to cat-proof your existing fence. DIY installation is super simple, and our design and planning team are here to help you with your fence when you need it.

cat containment fence system

A Modular and Flexible Cat Containment Fencing System

Purrfect Fence is designed to easily secure a perimeter of cat-proof fencing. It can be configured to different sizes to make your system as spacious as you would like. You can also use these freestanding cat fence segments together with cat-proofed areas of an existing fence using a conversion kit.

Why Purrfect Fence is the Most Secure Cat Fence Available

The secret is in the patented Cat-Proofer™ extender arms, which enable the entire upper section of the fence to pivot. If a cat does climb to the top of the fence, the extender arms will pivot downward under their weight. The sensation causes cats to naturally let go of the fence, dropping safely back to the ground.

A Tough Cat Fence Built to Last

The posts, arms, and durable welded wire of this freestanding cat fence are made with galvanized steel. All other metal components are made with galvanized or stainless steel. The coating is UV stabilized with carbon black and chemical UV inhibitors to slow the rate the fence fades over the years in sunlight. The bottom portion is made with welded wire that serves as a "chew guard" and “dig guard” which keeps cats from digging or chewing their way out, and it keeps other unwanted critters from getting in.

We’ve done dozens of head-to-head tests with competing cat fences and their materials to test their strength, durability, and longevity. That includes a test submerging the fences in a saltwater brine for weeks on end. We can definitively say that Purrfect Fence is the strongest and most durable cat containment fence available.

Planning Your Cat Fence

A 100-foot kit made into a square would be approximately 24' x 24' (576 square feet) but most customers use the back of their house as a "side" allowing a kit to make a bigger overall enclosure and easier access for the cats. One example of a 100-foot kit enclosure off the back of a house would be 28' x 40' (28' out from the house - over 40' and back 28') making an enclosure that is 1,120 square feet. A 200 ft kit enclosure off the back of a house could be 64' x 64' (64' out from the house - over 64' and back 64') making an enclosure that is 4,096 square feet. We can assist you with outfitting any size yard!

Our planning engineers can help you pick the best cat containment fence based on your yard’s size, cat’s needs, and financial requirements. Check out our sample layouts to help you get an idea of what you’re looking for. While most pet parents can utilize a freestanding kit, others may require fence customization. When you have an idea of the structure type you’re interested in, scroll back up to order your fence, or get expert help by filling out a design form. This document gives us the ability to evaluate your situation and provide you with a plan and an estimate.

If the setup you’re interested in requires more components or posts, you can always purchase extras. Also, don’t forget to add a gate or two, especially if your mower needs an outlet into the freestanding cat fence.

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Are These Enclosures Difficult To Set Up?

We not only keep cats in mind when creating these fences; we also consider the pet parents, which is why we’ve created systems that the average person can install. The cat containment fence setup is straightforward and only requires a power drill, offset or straight snips, and a sledgehammer, tools that most people already have. Depending on the size, most fences can be assembled and installed over a weekend by the average handy person, or with help from a local handyman.

While we provide you with detailed written instructions and helpful videos, our knowledgeable staff members are also available to guide you in the right direction. If you come across anything confusing or unexpected, please reach out!

Purrfect Fence - The Ultimate Cat Fence

Here you’ll find all the components needed to assemble to create the purrfect cat containment fence for keeping your cats safely in your yard, and keeping other unwanted critters out.

Order everything you need for a simple DIY setup, or give us a call to talk with a friendly cat fencing expert.

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Click here for a PDF version of the table.
Freestanding Fencing System 50 Foot Kit 100 Foot Kit 150 Foot Kit 200 Foot Kit 250 Foot Kit 300 Foot Kit 350 Foot Kit 400 Foot Kit 450 Foot Kit 500 Foot Kit 550 Foot Kit 600 Foot Kit
86" Posts 5 8 13 16 21 24 29 32 37 40 45 48
Post Caps 5 8 13 16 21 24 29 32 37 40 45 48
Spring Loaded Arms 5 8 13 16 21 24 29 32 37 40 45 48
Set Screws 10 16 26 32 42 48 58 64 74 80 90 96
24" Ground Sleeves 5 8 13 16 21 24 29 32 37 40 45 48
Driving Cap 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Self Tapping Screws 10 16 26 32 42 48 58 64 74 80 90 96
Driver Bit for Self-Taps 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
7.5' Upper 600lbs Break Str. Poly Mesh 50 Feet 100 Feet 150 Feet 200 Feet 250 Feet 300 Feet 350 Feet 400 Feet 450 Feet 500 Feet 550 Feet 600 Feet
24" Coated Wire Chew Guard 50 Feet 100 Feet 150 Feet 200 Feet 250 Feet 300 Feet 350 Feet 400 Feet 450 Feet 500 Feet 550 Feet 600 Feet
12" Galvanized Ground Stakes 30 60 90 120 150 180 210 240 270 300 330 360
UV Rated Light Ties (bags) 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
UV Rated Heavy Ties (bags) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Post to Wall/Structure Hardware* 2 Sets 2 Sets 2 Sets 2 Sets 4 Sets 4 Sets 4 Sets 4 Sets 4 Sets 4 Sets 4 Sets 4 Sets
Written Installation Instructions Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Click here for a PDF version of the table.

*Fasteners for holding hardware to building/home are not included. Fasteners should be chosen based on the type of material covering the building (wood screw, masonry screw, etc.)

-As the table above shows, a 50-foot kit comes with 50 feet of fencing material, not 60 feet.  A 150-foot kit comes with 150 feet of fencing material. It is advised that you consider ordering approximately 10% or more than you need to allow for cut pieces and minor errors in installation.

-The above table applies to orders placed after 12/26/19.

Our freestanding system is designed to be installed by the average handy homeowner. Below you will find links to instructions as well as a short video describing the process.

Printable Installation Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions

Installation Video (Introduction)

 

 

Reference "What's Included." If your layout includes multiple turns or very specific side lengths, you may need additional posts (see product 2-Post Kit) above and beyond what is provided in the kits. To determine if you need more posts use these rules: 

  1. Every end and corner/turn needs a post.
  2. Every change in grade (up/down) needs a post. 
  3. Measure between the posts that need to be in specific locations (see rules 1&2) and divide by 14' (maximum post spacing). 

If the total posts you need is more than 8 x's the number of kits you are buying you need that many more posts.

Have more questions? Visit our FAQ Section

Required: These tools are required to install this kit
  • Power Drill
  • Offset or Straight Snips
  • Sledge Hammer


Optional: These tools will speed up & simplify installation
  • String and Stakes for laying out enclosure
  • Zip Tie Tool
  • Hog Ringer Tool

Customer Reviews

Based on 331 reviews
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Sharon Kelly
Love it!

My young cats have a place to play, explore, rest in the sun, watch the squires, etc… all from the safety of the enclosure. After my previous cat got hit by a car and killed, I purchased this fence. I can rest peacefully knowing they are safe and secure.

S
Sharon Kistler
Relieved to have a safe space for our 15-year kitties

One of our indoor-outdoor cats -- who used to be able to roam the neighborhood -- was lying down in his typical spot in the late evening in the front of the house a couple months ago when we discovered he had been bitten on his neck and slashed down his chest and belly. Fortunately, he got stitched up at the ER Vet and was fine. But my family decided both cats -- at age 15 -- are too old to be in fights! Yet they were raised with the freedom of being outdoors. I decided to purchase and build the Purr-Fect Cat Fence to completely enclose our backyard that already has a long cedar picket fence along 75% of area. We simply needed to surround the decorative post-and-rail fence to fully enclose the space. My family is so relieved that we have safe outdoor space for our adored tabby cats who love to spend some time each day in nature. The fence was a project, but I'm pretty handy and it wasn't too complicated to build. We likely didn't even need the top overhang, but I followed the instructions as they were. Thank you Purr-fect Cat Fence for providing this safe enclosure system for beloved cats.

M
Marcia Miller
I LOVE my Perfect Fence, and so do the Kitties

I LOVE my Perfect Fence, and so do the Kitties. The two of them cry for me to open the cat door in the window screen so they can go outside each day. I bring the Kitties in at night because there are many wild animals up here.

I put staggered shelves on the outside of the house, and they love to go up and down, and also to sit on the shelves. They do zoomies outside, and sleep in the sunshine. My neighbor put up the fence in about a half a day, and they can not get out of the fence. They love it!

Thank you for this Purrfect Product!

A
Amy
Freedom! (Kinda)

I would be getting "yelled" at daily by Roxy and Mia if they couldn't go outside. The Purr-fect fence is a dream for all of us! They love it and I am confident they are safe in a residential neighborhood!
Win-Win!

R
Russ
They can be cats again!

We started our Purrfect experience with 120' of free- standing fence. We soon saw that our cats needed more room, so added enough chew/ dig guard and Houdini Arms to enclose the remaining 6' of already fenced in area of our back yard( with the exception of a 26' x22' area for use as an RV parking spot. The chew/ dig guard was attached to the fence utilizing 1"x2"x8' and 3" screws through the fence boards into the horizontal 2"x4"s supporting the fence .On the top of the fence, we installed the bracket that supports the Houdini Arms with 3" wood screws through the fence boards into the top horizontal 2"x4" support. At the corners and gate, we used 1"x4" screwed to the 2"x4" fence supports and attached the bracket for the Houdini Arms, utilizing the hole to one side or the other depending on the need. All in all it was an interesting challenge to make it work. The cats are loving life, hunting again and quite content in their new wide open world!

S
Smoky Mountain Maine Coons
Happy Cats! And Secure!

The cats are happy and healthy! They enjoy the yard and the sunshine. I have only had a couple that figured out my weak spots to get out. But those are fixed now.

N
Nina Connolly
Satisfied, safer, excited,

I am VERY pleased with my Purrfect fence. Although my original installer didn’t follow the directions, after my son and I redid it and added the other sections (I was hoping that I would be able to get away with leaving them alone) It looks great and more importantly the cats are not getting out. I feel safe that my cats are enclosed and have a nice place to be outside. I am excited to decorate it with some fairy lights and cat safe plants. I am satisfied with the helpful service as I had to keep ordering more things every few days for a while! Lol! I have a complicated area where I desired the fence. They have the patience of a saint!

Customer Reviews

Based on 331 reviews
95%
(315)
4%
(14)
0%
(0)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
S
Sharon Kelly
Love it!

My young cats have a place to play, explore, rest in the sun, watch the squires, etc… all from the safety of the enclosure. After my previous cat got hit by a car and killed, I purchased this fence. I can rest peacefully knowing they are safe and secure.

S
Sharon Kistler
Relieved to have a safe space for our 15-year kitties

One of our indoor-outdoor cats -- who used to be able to roam the neighborhood -- was lying down in his typical spot in the late evening in the front of the house a couple months ago when we discovered he had been bitten on his neck and slashed down his chest and belly. Fortunately, he got stitched up at the ER Vet and was fine. But my family decided both cats -- at age 15 -- are too old to be in fights! Yet they were raised with the freedom of being outdoors. I decided to purchase and build the Purr-Fect Cat Fence to completely enclose our backyard that already has a long cedar picket fence along 75% of area. We simply needed to surround the decorative post-and-rail fence to fully enclose the space. My family is so relieved that we have safe outdoor space for our adored tabby cats who love to spend some time each day in nature. The fence was a project, but I'm pretty handy and it wasn't too complicated to build. We likely didn't even need the top overhang, but I followed the instructions as they were. Thank you Purr-fect Cat Fence for providing this safe enclosure system for beloved cats.

M
Marcia Miller
I LOVE my Perfect Fence, and so do the Kitties

I LOVE my Perfect Fence, and so do the Kitties. The two of them cry for me to open the cat door in the window screen so they can go outside each day. I bring the Kitties in at night because there are many wild animals up here.

I put staggered shelves on the outside of the house, and they love to go up and down, and also to sit on the shelves. They do zoomies outside, and sleep in the sunshine. My neighbor put up the fence in about a half a day, and they can not get out of the fence. They love it!

Thank you for this Purrfect Product!

A
Amy
Freedom! (Kinda)

I would be getting "yelled" at daily by Roxy and Mia if they couldn't go outside. The Purr-fect fence is a dream for all of us! They love it and I am confident they are safe in a residential neighborhood!
Win-Win!

R
Russ
They can be cats again!

We started our Purrfect experience with 120' of free- standing fence. We soon saw that our cats needed more room, so added enough chew/ dig guard and Houdini Arms to enclose the remaining 6' of already fenced in area of our back yard( with the exception of a 26' x22' area for use as an RV parking spot. The chew/ dig guard was attached to the fence utilizing 1"x2"x8' and 3" screws through the fence boards into the horizontal 2"x4"s supporting the fence .On the top of the fence, we installed the bracket that supports the Houdini Arms with 3" wood screws through the fence boards into the top horizontal 2"x4" support. At the corners and gate, we used 1"x4" screwed to the 2"x4" fence supports and attached the bracket for the Houdini Arms, utilizing the hole to one side or the other depending on the need. All in all it was an interesting challenge to make it work. The cats are loving life, hunting again and quite content in their new wide open world!

S
Smoky Mountain Maine Coons
Happy Cats! And Secure!

The cats are happy and healthy! They enjoy the yard and the sunshine. I have only had a couple that figured out my weak spots to get out. But those are fixed now.

N
Nina Connolly
Satisfied, safer, excited,

I am VERY pleased with my Purrfect fence. Although my original installer didn’t follow the directions, after my son and I redid it and added the other sections (I was hoping that I would be able to get away with leaving them alone) It looks great and more importantly the cats are not getting out. I feel safe that my cats are enclosed and have a nice place to be outside. I am excited to decorate it with some fairy lights and cat safe plants. I am satisfied with the helpful service as I had to keep ordering more things every few days for a while! Lol! I have a complicated area where I desired the fence. They have the patience of a saint!