Indoor dog gates are an important accessory for every pet owner, whether you’re trying to keep your pet in or out of a certain part of your home. There are many features to consider when purchasing a dog gate. You need a gate that is sturdy and tall enough that your dog can’t knock it over. For many pet owners with open concept homes, finding a gate that fits the area you are trying to close off can be an issue, but new models of gates let you configure them into a variety of shapes. You also want to consider appearance, since the gate will probably remain in place in your home for an extended period of time.
The Richell Wood Freestanding Pet Gate requires no installation. It is made from attractive hard wood, with rubber feet to protect your flooring. It has a wide base so that it doesn’t get knocked over, and it adjusts from 39.8 to 71.3 inches in length. It is low enough that people can step over it while keeping pets out.
The North States Supergate Extra Tall Easy Close Gate is 36 inches tall to keep out large dogs or jumpers. It expands anywhere from 28 inches to 38.5 inches wide when you add on the two extensions. It is made of metal with a bronze finish and features an easy, one-hand opening.
For a very attractive, arched doorway in a metallic finish, check out this unusual Summer Infant Extra Tall Decorative Walk-Thru Gate. It is pressure mounted, stands 3 feet tall, and fits openings from 28 to 48 inches wide. The door swings open in both directions with one hand and locks into place automatically.
The Bindaboo Pet Gates Swing-Close Expandable Pet Gate is made from a heavy-duty, all steel construction finished in black, so it’s an excellent choice for dogs who are rough on their surroundings. It comes in four sizes of varying heights to fit most doorways. This gate is pressure-mounted and swings open and closed in both directions.
This deluxe Richell 3-in-1 Convertible Elite Pet Gate is made of six hardwood panels. The panels can be set up as a freestanding gate or enclosed to make a pen for your pet. The multiple panels allow you to use this gate in various configurations, and the door means you can access it without moving the entire gate.