Baby or pet gate 24 inch door opening

mudlady_gwApril 12, 2013

I live in a double wide and the bathroom door opening is only 24 inches wide. I need a pet or baby gate to keep the dog out of the bathroom because the cats' litter box is in there. This is the only place I want to keep the litter box. The need for the small opening is something I am having trouble finding. I don't want to have to pay someone to make one for me. The ideal gate would include a cat door but the cats can jump quite high and the dog is medium sized. Does anyone have suggestions for suppliers of mobile home specific items?
Thanks,
Nancy

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cathyyg

The only thing that comes to mind is to use a couple of spring-loaded curtain rods and a curtain the height you want the finished gate to be. I cannot imagine what the proper height might be, as a medium sized dog can also jump quite high. Can't you just put a cat door in the door to the bathroom, one large enough for the cat hut too small for the dog?

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 2:28PM
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mudlady_gw

The door is made of a plastic-like material and I don't know if it can be cut cleanly. Since no people use that bathroom I could remove the door. It is the 24 inch opening that is the problem.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 2:50PM
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cathyyg

Frankly, your refusal to consider any options other than a baby or pet gate is the problem.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:02PM
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mudlady_gw

-------âÂÂFrankly, your refusal to consider any options other than a baby or pet gate is the problem.âÂÂ-------

Not really, all handicaps aren't immediately obvious. I have Asperger Syndrome and often can't "see" what someone says. After ruminating a while I have decided to try several sturdy spring-loaded curtain rods, starting 7 inches above the floor. If the dog jumps the rods I can always add more to increase the height.

Oh!!!!! Did you mean a rod at the top and bottom and the curtain mounted on both? That might be enough to keep the dog from pushing through. I am going shopping for a small bottom café curtain and two rods. The dog is a 2 year old tiny Lab mix, 37 pounds, and she doesn't seem to be a jumper.

Thanks, Nancy

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 3:58PM
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cathyyg

Yes, I did mean a curtain mounted on a rod at both the top and bottom. The top only would surely be useless. And FWIW, I too live somewhere on the "functional" end of the spectrum.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2013 at 5:51PM
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wantoretire_did

Mudlady, here's one from Amazon. I googled 24 inch pet gate. Hope this helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Accordian 24 inch gate

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 5:22AM
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mudlady_gw

I ordered this gate--thanks, wantoretire. I searched for a couple days, almost always with Google, and asked for a gate to fit a 24 inch wide-width-and span. Every reply came back for a 24 inch height. So much for Google. I have a wonderful handyman who will be working here for several days and I hope the new gate arrives in time for him to do the installation. I don't have the courage to put many screws or nails into this house.

Nancy

    Bookmark   April 15, 2013 at 4:42PM
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