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Existing Fence Conversion System for Shorter Fences Kit

Why Purr...fect Fence? For 20 years nearly 100,000 cats have enjoyed the outdoors safely, Purr...fect Cat Fence is the most popular, effective, and durable cat containment system in the world. Our patented designs ensure that even the craftiest cats can't escape. Purrfect Fence cat enclosures are extremely flexible so they can be installed to an existing fence or wall and used in conjunction with our freestanding kit to enclose unfenced areas. Give your cats the freedom they deserve to enjoy the great outdoors without worrying about their safety! See Testimonials from thousands of happy cat owners using Purrfect Fence.

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Cat Fencing Topper for Chain Link, Wood, Vinyl

The Conversion System for Shorter Fences will allow you to add up to 3' overall to the height of your existing fence... Now you can use Purrfect Fence to Cat-Proof your fence or wall even if it is only 3' high!

❗ Have a fence or wall over 5 feet in height? Use the Standard Existing Fence Conversion System to cat-proof fences and walls 5' or higher!

The Conversion System for Shorter Fences will convert your shorter fence into a escape-proof fence for cats. The kits includes Cat-Proofer spring-loaded arms, extender for each arm, the associated mounting brackets and a 6' tall roll of fence based on the size of kit you choose.

Keep in mind that every fence is different and there are no universally followed guidelines for post spacing, height, materials used,etc. A 50ft kit is designed for the average 50 linear feet of fence. 100 ft kit is designed for an average 100 linear feet of fence. A 200 ft kit is designed for the average 200 linear feet of fence. If you have gates, turns, short or long spans between posts then you may find that you need more or less components than comes with the kit. If in doubt, contact us first!

The extension tubes are made of thick 14 gauge steel (an arm set as high as possible on an extension tube can hold well over 50lbs). The scrunched end of the extension tube slides inside of the leg of the Conversion System Arms. The included high-strength epoxy bonds the pieces together. Once glued up, the extended arms slide into two mounting plates spaced a minimum of 3" apart secured to your fence posts with the top mounting plate set as high as possible on your post. Slide the arm to be at the desired height, tighten a set screw on each plate and your arm is secured to your post. Repeat this for all your posts and the fence material is ready to install.

Please note: If the fence is chain link, decorative aluminum or other metal picket fence you will need U-Bolts to secure the mounting bracket to the posts. You can use only one U-Bolt per bracket with this system so purchase one set of U-Bolts per post.

Download a printable version of this table.

Existing Shorter Fence Conversion 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
Spring Loaded Arms 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72
3 Ring Universal Mounting Brackets 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144
Set Screws 12 24 36 48 60 72 84 96 108 120 132 144
Extension Tubes 6 12 18 24 30 36 42 48 54 60 66 72
6' 600lbs Break Strength 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
UV Rated Ties (bags) 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Arm 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

Download a printable version of this table.

- Fasteners for holding hardware to building/home are not included. Fasteners should be chosen based on the type of material covering the building/wall/fence (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.

Items of note when planning your order/layout:

-Each existing fence is unique! The maximum span between arms is 12-14 feet. 8-10 Feet is preferred. Count and measure the distance between your posts to ensure that your chosen kit will cover your fence layout.

- Keep in mind that our Existing Fence Conversion System for Shorter Fences will provide up to 36" inches of additional height from wherever the upper mounting bracket is secured. So, if the bracket is mounted at the top of a 4FT fence, then the finished Purrfect Fence height can be as tall as 7FT. This is adjustable and can be set at any height you prefer between 12" and 36" above where the uppermost mounting bracket is secured.

- Our patented system works by forcing your cat(s) to climb up the fence which activates the spring-loaded arm from the bottom if they are able to reach the top (most are not.) So, for maximum effectiveness, it is important that the finished height of your Purrfect Fence be tall enough so your cat cannot simply leap over it. For most domestic cats the minimum finished height (measured from the ground to the tip of the Purrfect Fence extension) we recommend is 6FT, though we prefer it to be taller when possible. Even so, we have had customers tell us it was effective for their cat(s) at shorter heights. However, higher is always better and may be necessary if your particular cat or cat breed is capable of leaping higher than the average healthy and athletic (domestic shorthair) cat. 

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

-Gates in your fence line require special consideration. Read below for more information on gate planning and installation.

Installation Instructions
Chain Link Fence Install Hardware 
PVC Fence & Walls Install Kit 
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Gates

Gates need to be considered separately for your layout plan. Each gate in your existing fence is likely to need additional components depending on the location and operation.

Inward Swinging Gate

Many inward swinging gates require 1-2 extra arm/bracket(s) per gate. Your situation may vary. If you have any questions please contact us.

Outward Swinging Gate

Many outward swinging gates require 2-3 extra arm/bracket(s) per gate. Your situation may vary. If you have any questions please contact us. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 102 reviews
91%
(93)
6%
(6)
1%
(1)
2%
(2)
0%
(0)
T
Todd Steinmetz
Like it alot

Took about 15 hours to complete installation of our 272' system on a chain link fence with one gate and one special 12' section not along the fence.

S
Stuart S
Peace of mind

What a fantastic idea for kitty proofing a fence. We have two cats and the little female decided she wanted to check out if the grass was greener on the other side of our 6 foot wooden fence and into the neighbors yard. We thought we had lost her and after a couple of hours on trying to locate and call her she decided to mew her way out of there. We heard her mews and looked over the fence to see her there. The very next day we set an appointment with the Vet to have her microchipped....and....I ordered some purrfetfence for added comfort and protection.....it arrived in quick order and we had it installed to our existing fence. A total peace of mind to know both cats are safe.....no-one gets out and no critters get in either. I've also ordered some cat tunnels from the sister company habitathaven.com. So when they want to see what's going on in the world beyond our fenced in yard they can climb up and enjoy their new lookout. Life is good for these cats and worth every penny for both the extended fencing and cat tunnels....and our peace of mind knowing they are happy, protected, and safe !!!

L
Lucie Hansen
Love it!

The fence works and it blends in with the environment so that it’s almost invisible to the eye.
Thank you!

K
Karen Yunker
Relief! Happiness! Success!

In short, the fence works. Having indoor, outdoor cats my entire life and dealing with the terrors that come with that, I had for a long time wished to enclose part of our yard to protect them and have a happy healthy space for them. My husband and I are in our 60's and we have successfully installed almost half an acre of wooded property with the conversion system for our existing chain link fence. Our property is not level and has more than 30 trees. We banded 8 of them and our fence ranges from 7-8 feet with the conversion. In talking with all our cat loving friends about containing a cat outdoors as being impossible, we decided (after much review) to go for it. Our cats are climbers and so far after 3 weeks not a single escape. There are coyotes, stray dogs and cats coming by and no one has entered. We decided to test our fence out on the one cat that did go outside. We had the fence about 95% installed and I wanted to see if she would find the small spot we didn't get to. In 30 minutes she was on the front porch. After finishing the fence install, it completely contained her even when she attempted to scale the fence. Being completely transparent about the installation; it took time and sweat. We had a number of challenges but the instructions in dealing with possible problem spots was great. We submitted photos to Purrfect fence of our area and they made notes to help us with our particular challenges. A product such as this really needs a staff ready to help and we were not disappointed. Thanks!
One learning curve hack: Don't skimp on the epoxy in connecting the arm to the extension. They cannot swivel. We ended up redoing many to get it right.

C
Christy Brucken
Works great!

It's been a month and so far no cat escapes! We modified it a bit by attaching to the outside of the fence due to a curious puppy who likes to pull on things. Works purr...fectly!

K
Ken Lofgren
I really like the fence

One of my cats tried to get out and it worked perfectly. I love it.

J
John K
Happy Cats!

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 102 reviews
91%
(93)
6%
(6)
1%
(1)
2%
(2)
0%
(0)
T
Todd Steinmetz
Like it alot

Took about 15 hours to complete installation of our 272' system on a chain link fence with one gate and one special 12' section not along the fence.

S
Stuart S
Peace of mind

What a fantastic idea for kitty proofing a fence. We have two cats and the little female decided she wanted to check out if the grass was greener on the other side of our 6 foot wooden fence and into the neighbors yard. We thought we had lost her and after a couple of hours on trying to locate and call her she decided to mew her way out of there. We heard her mews and looked over the fence to see her there. The very next day we set an appointment with the Vet to have her microchipped....and....I ordered some purrfetfence for added comfort and protection.....it arrived in quick order and we had it installed to our existing fence. A total peace of mind to know both cats are safe.....no-one gets out and no critters get in either. I've also ordered some cat tunnels from the sister company habitathaven.com. So when they want to see what's going on in the world beyond our fenced in yard they can climb up and enjoy their new lookout. Life is good for these cats and worth every penny for both the extended fencing and cat tunnels....and our peace of mind knowing they are happy, protected, and safe !!!

L
Lucie Hansen
Love it!

The fence works and it blends in with the environment so that it’s almost invisible to the eye.
Thank you!

K
Karen Yunker
Relief! Happiness! Success!

In short, the fence works. Having indoor, outdoor cats my entire life and dealing with the terrors that come with that, I had for a long time wished to enclose part of our yard to protect them and have a happy healthy space for them. My husband and I are in our 60's and we have successfully installed almost half an acre of wooded property with the conversion system for our existing chain link fence. Our property is not level and has more than 30 trees. We banded 8 of them and our fence ranges from 7-8 feet with the conversion. In talking with all our cat loving friends about containing a cat outdoors as being impossible, we decided (after much review) to go for it. Our cats are climbers and so far after 3 weeks not a single escape. There are coyotes, stray dogs and cats coming by and no one has entered. We decided to test our fence out on the one cat that did go outside. We had the fence about 95% installed and I wanted to see if she would find the small spot we didn't get to. In 30 minutes she was on the front porch. After finishing the fence install, it completely contained her even when she attempted to scale the fence. Being completely transparent about the installation; it took time and sweat. We had a number of challenges but the instructions in dealing with possible problem spots was great. We submitted photos to Purrfect fence of our area and they made notes to help us with our particular challenges. A product such as this really needs a staff ready to help and we were not disappointed. Thanks!
One learning curve hack: Don't skimp on the epoxy in connecting the arm to the extension. They cannot swivel. We ended up redoing many to get it right.

C
Christy Brucken
Works great!

It's been a month and so far no cat escapes! We modified it a bit by attaching to the outside of the fence due to a curious puppy who likes to pull on things. Works purr...fectly!

K
Ken Lofgren
I really like the fence

One of my cats tried to get out and it worked perfectly. I love it.

J
John K
Happy Cats!

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.