On the succeeding subpages (to which there are links below) I will be describing my experiences while installing the cat fence, and also tell you about the complications I encountered and what I would do differently next time. Basically, at the risk of looking like a complete idiot, I’m going to tell you about all the mistakes I made so you don’t repeat them, hopefully. Keep checking back for updates because those pages are still under construction. While I have discovered some drawbacks due to my neighbors and the neighborhood in which I live (and I’ll go into details later), which might not necessarily affect you depending on where you live, Kyle Kitty’s Purrfect Fence cat fence is the best thing I’ve ever spent my money on for my outside cats and my peace of mind. You can get 2 different types of cat proof fencing systems from Purr…fect Fence:
- the Existing Fence Conversion System - with this kit you get 12 hinged arches that are attached to an existing wood, vinyl or chain link fence, and 1 roll of 4 ft. x 100 ft. of poly fencing material, and cable ties that are used to attach the fencing material to the arches. This is, of course, the easiest, but you must have the existing fence.
- the Free Standing System (this is what we have) – with this kit you get 8 polls, 8 ground sleeves, 8 hinged arches, 1-100 ft. roll of 7½ ft. high poly fencing material, 1-100 ft. roll of 2 ft. wire fencing which goes at the bottom of the fence and acts as a “chew guard” against small rodents, 60 ground stakes which hold the fence to the ground, zillions of cable ties (and I ran out due to poor planning), a driver for setting the ground sleeves, and all the screws necessary for attaching everything.
You can also get access gates:
- the Purrfect Gate – this gate is 30 inches wide (2½ feet) by 5 ft. 9 in.
- the Purrfect Gate Extension – this kit extends the width of the gate to 60 inches wide.
And, I’ll mention that you should also check out the Kitty Corral cat fence and gates at Master Gardening. They offer a similar cat fence using the same fencing materials, but the 2 differences I’ve noticed by just reading the info and looking at the photos is the arches are not hinged and the gates are constructed a little differently. Master Gardening also has corner reinforcement kits and 2 types of driveway access gates in various sizes on their deer fencing pages; the driveway access gates are not “cat proof” but could easily be cat proofed for a few extra bucks.