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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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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 freestanding cat fence segments together with cat-proofed areas of an existing fence using an Existing Fence Conversion System 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

All of the materials and components used with our Freestanding Fence system were selected for a specific purpose to work together and create a long-lasting fence barrier.

The posts, arms, and all other metal components are made with galvanized or stainless steel. All black metal components are also powder-coated for more durability outdoors. The bottom portion of the fence is made with galvanized 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. The black coating on the wire mesh is UV stabilized with carbon black and chemical UV inhibitors to slow the rate the fence fades over the years in sunlight.

The upper portion of the fence material is made of durable polypropylene mesh that is heavy-duty but remains flexible. This mesh has a breaking strength of around 600 lbs and has been proven difficult for cats to climb - acting as the first line of defense in escape prevention! Like the coating on the welded wire, our poly mesh is also UV stabilized for longevity outdoors.

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 larger 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 383 reviews
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Julie Hay
Fantastic! Highly recommend!

We ordered 250m of freestanding fencing. It was relatively easy to fit and we are delighted with its quality. Our cats are even more delighted. Great service and communication too. Thank you so much for sending it all the way to Australia for us 😃

P
Peter Sutton
Good product. Seems to work.

This review is like one of those annoying online recipes, that gives way too much backstory. Scroll down for a specific review of the pros and cons of the products themselves.

A year ago we had two cats who both loved going outside. In January, one died of old age. Then in April, the other one (a 1.5 year old sweetheart) was killed by a car. It was pretty devastating, and we knew we could never rest easy letting any cat run totally free again. However, we know that both those cats lived very full, happy lives, having all the fun cats should have outside.

When we got two new cats (cute little bros.), we were determined to do what we could to give them a full life, but also keep them as safe as possible. Our daughter vetoed the invisible fence idea. We tried leashes, but they kept pulling out of them. We always imagined we would try cat-proof fencing, but didn't get around to ordering until August.

It took me three weekends to install the fence around half of our backyard, using a combination of freestanding and existing fence conversion. We would have done the whole yard, but there are too many trees and other escape routes in the other part. The resulting enclosure looks a bit like a prison yard, so we call it AlCATraz (CATtica was the other option). Luckily, we don't have an HOA. If you do, you might want to check the rules before installing.

The cats have been going out for a month or so now. One was excited to go out, but his brother is more timid and only likes to go out at night, when they blend in to the darkness with their black fur. Neither cat has made any obvious attempts to escape, which I think is largely because they are still a little nervous and inexperienced. For them, the half backyard is a vast jungle, with plenty to explore. And the fence is the only border they have known.

So I am very happy with the fence. I can't promise my installation would stop a very determined, high-jumping feline, because the existing wood fence was not very tall. But it's a formidable obstacle to my little guys.

Now specifics:

The freestanding fence requires you to drive metal "sleeves" very deep into the ground. Use a sledge, not a regular hammer. I used a regular hammer and it eventually shattered from the stress. It can be tricky to get the fence looking nice and taut in all places. Mine sags here and there. But the kit comes with LOTs of black zipties to help you attach and tighten it.

The freestanding fence works fine, but as I said above, if your cat is a great jumper, and your fence is very low, you might do better adding a freestanding fence on the inside of the old one. Or maybe they sell a fence-extender. I can't recall. Oh, and invest in a good staple gun if you're attaching it to a wooden fence.

For both kinds of fence, if you have overhanging trees, the fence will collect a LOT of leaves in the fall, and require some non-trivial cleanup.

The trickiest thing is where the fencing meets the house. Spend some time thinking of all the different ways your cat could exploit window frames, decks, and railings. We would up hanging some fencing down from the roof to prevent escapes from the deck rail. Again, happy we don't have an HOA!

We have one large tree within the fenced area. I had to lop a lot of big branches off it, then installed the purrfect aluminum sheeting around it. The sheeting works, but don't expect it to look perfectly cylindrical and neat unless you have unusually neat and straight trees. Mine is a bit wonky, but it works. And ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES when handling the aluminum! I am usually pretty lax about that sort of thing, but I could tell right away that the aluminum was very sharp and dangerous. Wear gloves or plan on a trip to the ER!

I also installed a gate in the fence. It works, but it requires periodic maintenance to keep the gate and the latch lines up properly. Its the one part of the installation I don't think I'm quite done with yet.

I consider myself "medium" skilled when it comes to household maintenance. I was able to complete the installation in three weekends (including tree pruning) with only a few hiccups along the way. And so far, so good!

S
Stevie D.
Our cats LOVE it!

It was kind of a lot of work to assemble and install, but worth it. It changed our indoor cats' lives for the better. We included two heavy-duty gates and they are excellent.

C
C. Lynch
Relieved. Cats are safe now.

Great system. Put stakes, poles and arms up. Then netting and anti dig grid. Then the two gates. Our one cat who was traumatized by a dog and didn't go outside for almost a year now enjoys being safe outside again. All the cats are enjoying the freedom of running around outside.

J
Jan-Claus Neckel
Purrfect from A to Z

We're really glad we chose a purrfect fence for our cats. Everything from planning support, shipping, installing to maintaining, this system is just purrfect! Our cats love it, we love it, nothing to add :-)

M
Martine & Madeleine Genoud
We hat a good advice!

This is the second time we got a cat fence from you and it’s all going perfect. The cats are happy

N
NINA CILLIERS
Freedom! Liberty! Life! Happiness! Joy!!!

We have stalked birds, smelled flowers, walked on grass, eaten it, rolled around and pooped in dirt and snoozed belly up in the sun, we even climbed a tree. We’ve been full of purrs since this wonderful Purrfect Fence made its appearance in our yard! How dare the humans have witheld such freedoms from us before???? You rescued us out of calamity and monotony Misters Purrfect Fence!!! Eternally Grateful to our Superhero’s! The Joetown Road Princesses in West Virginia. Free the kitties!!!

Customer Reviews

Based on 383 reviews
95%
(365)
4%
(16)
0%
(0)
1%
(2)
0%
(0)
J
Julie Hay
Fantastic! Highly recommend!

We ordered 250m of freestanding fencing. It was relatively easy to fit and we are delighted with its quality. Our cats are even more delighted. Great service and communication too. Thank you so much for sending it all the way to Australia for us 😃

P
Peter Sutton
Good product. Seems to work.

This review is like one of those annoying online recipes, that gives way too much backstory. Scroll down for a specific review of the pros and cons of the products themselves.

A year ago we had two cats who both loved going outside. In January, one died of old age. Then in April, the other one (a 1.5 year old sweetheart) was killed by a car. It was pretty devastating, and we knew we could never rest easy letting any cat run totally free again. However, we know that both those cats lived very full, happy lives, having all the fun cats should have outside.

When we got two new cats (cute little bros.), we were determined to do what we could to give them a full life, but also keep them as safe as possible. Our daughter vetoed the invisible fence idea. We tried leashes, but they kept pulling out of them. We always imagined we would try cat-proof fencing, but didn't get around to ordering until August.

It took me three weekends to install the fence around half of our backyard, using a combination of freestanding and existing fence conversion. We would have done the whole yard, but there are too many trees and other escape routes in the other part. The resulting enclosure looks a bit like a prison yard, so we call it AlCATraz (CATtica was the other option). Luckily, we don't have an HOA. If you do, you might want to check the rules before installing.

The cats have been going out for a month or so now. One was excited to go out, but his brother is more timid and only likes to go out at night, when they blend in to the darkness with their black fur. Neither cat has made any obvious attempts to escape, which I think is largely because they are still a little nervous and inexperienced. For them, the half backyard is a vast jungle, with plenty to explore. And the fence is the only border they have known.

So I am very happy with the fence. I can't promise my installation would stop a very determined, high-jumping feline, because the existing wood fence was not very tall. But it's a formidable obstacle to my little guys.

Now specifics:

The freestanding fence requires you to drive metal "sleeves" very deep into the ground. Use a sledge, not a regular hammer. I used a regular hammer and it eventually shattered from the stress. It can be tricky to get the fence looking nice and taut in all places. Mine sags here and there. But the kit comes with LOTs of black zipties to help you attach and tighten it.

The freestanding fence works fine, but as I said above, if your cat is a great jumper, and your fence is very low, you might do better adding a freestanding fence on the inside of the old one. Or maybe they sell a fence-extender. I can't recall. Oh, and invest in a good staple gun if you're attaching it to a wooden fence.

For both kinds of fence, if you have overhanging trees, the fence will collect a LOT of leaves in the fall, and require some non-trivial cleanup.

The trickiest thing is where the fencing meets the house. Spend some time thinking of all the different ways your cat could exploit window frames, decks, and railings. We would up hanging some fencing down from the roof to prevent escapes from the deck rail. Again, happy we don't have an HOA!

We have one large tree within the fenced area. I had to lop a lot of big branches off it, then installed the purrfect aluminum sheeting around it. The sheeting works, but don't expect it to look perfectly cylindrical and neat unless you have unusually neat and straight trees. Mine is a bit wonky, but it works. And ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES when handling the aluminum! I am usually pretty lax about that sort of thing, but I could tell right away that the aluminum was very sharp and dangerous. Wear gloves or plan on a trip to the ER!

I also installed a gate in the fence. It works, but it requires periodic maintenance to keep the gate and the latch lines up properly. Its the one part of the installation I don't think I'm quite done with yet.

I consider myself "medium" skilled when it comes to household maintenance. I was able to complete the installation in three weekends (including tree pruning) with only a few hiccups along the way. And so far, so good!

S
Stevie D.
Our cats LOVE it!

It was kind of a lot of work to assemble and install, but worth it. It changed our indoor cats' lives for the better. We included two heavy-duty gates and they are excellent.

C
C. Lynch
Relieved. Cats are safe now.

Great system. Put stakes, poles and arms up. Then netting and anti dig grid. Then the two gates. Our one cat who was traumatized by a dog and didn't go outside for almost a year now enjoys being safe outside again. All the cats are enjoying the freedom of running around outside.

J
Jan-Claus Neckel
Purrfect from A to Z

We're really glad we chose a purrfect fence for our cats. Everything from planning support, shipping, installing to maintaining, this system is just purrfect! Our cats love it, we love it, nothing to add :-)

M
Martine & Madeleine Genoud
We hat a good advice!

This is the second time we got a cat fence from you and it’s all going perfect. The cats are happy

N
NINA CILLIERS
Freedom! Liberty! Life! Happiness! Joy!!!

We have stalked birds, smelled flowers, walked on grass, eaten it, rolled around and pooped in dirt and snoozed belly up in the sun, we even climbed a tree. We’ve been full of purrs since this wonderful Purrfect Fence made its appearance in our yard! How dare the humans have witheld such freedoms from us before???? You rescued us out of calamity and monotony Misters Purrfect Fence!!! Eternally Grateful to our Superhero’s! The Joetown Road Princesses in West Virginia. Free the kitties!!!