The 50 Best Pet Gates to Keep Your Pet Safe

by Caitlin McCormack | Last Updated Jan. 31st, 2016

Pets gates are an invaluable item when your furry friend is a puppy or new to your home and can help to keep them safe and secure or away from dangerous areas.

There are two main styles of gates: those that are pressure-mounted and those that are hardware-mounted. Pressure-mounted gates are suitable for use between rooms to keep your pet in an approved area. They are not generally recommended for use at the top of stairs as they can potentially come loose when pushed on. Hardware-mounted gates are suitable for use on stairs as they are securely mounted into the wall or banister in order to prevent someone from falling down the stairs. There are also freestanding gates that are suitable for use once your pet is trained to respect gate boundaries that do not require any sort of mounting.

Always install and use gates according to the manufacturer’s instructions, and if you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact them.

With the above in mind, in no particular order, here are 50 of the pet gates we consider to be the best, based on available features and average customer reviews.

This gate features 6 panels that can easily connect to form a fully enclosed play yard to help contain your furry friend. It is completely freestanding and panels can be removed to create a smaller area if desired.

Key features:

  • Can be used indoors or outdoors
  • Folds for easy storage and portability
  • Carrying strap included

Cost: *Est. $114.95

2. Elegant Home Fashions Convertible Dog Gate in Walnut

This stylish wooden pet gate features an elegant and durable solid wood design that’s built for years of use. Thanks to double hinges on all three panels, you can manipulate and set up this gate however you need.

Key features:

  • Available in choice of two sizes
  • Some assembly required
  • Freestanding design

Cost: *Est. $85.48

3. North States Expand Wire Mesh Gate

This classically-styled gate is adjustable to fit openings from 29.5- 50 inches wide and is 32 inches tall. It mounts securely between walls to provide a quick and easy solution to your pet containment needs.

Key features:

  • Pressure-mounted design
  • Easy to lock
  • Made in the USA

Cost: *Est. $26.85

4. Command Pet Custom Fit Gate

This pet gate can be configured in a number of different ways to suit your pet containment needs and the door opening section can be placed anywhere within the configuration. Thanks to Magnet-Lock technology the door automatically closes and locks every time to keep your pet safe.

Key features:

  • Extra wide 23-inch door
  • Can add unlimited extension panels
  • Door opens both ways

Cost: *Est. $113.32

5. North States 5-Way Pet Gate

This pressure-mounted pet gate quickly and easily adjusts to fit openings from 26-42 inches wide and is 26 inches tall to help contain your pet. Thanks to its unique door sockets it has extra holding power in openings.

Key features:

  • Can also be used as a swing gate
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Certified by the JPMA for safety

Cost: *Est. $19.73

6. Bindaboo Extra Tall Swing Metal Gate

This sleek and stylish black metal gate easily adjusts to fit openings from 28-32 inches wide and is 39.4 inches tall to help keep your furry friend safe and secure. With optional extensions, the gate can fit openings up to 111 inches wide.

Key features:

  • Suitable for doorways and hallways
  • Complies with all safety standards
  • Double-locking system

Cost: *Est. $65.06

7. North States 3 in 1 Arched Decor Metal Superyard

This incredibly wide safety gate is extremely versatile as it can be mounted freestanding or with hardware. Thanks to the multiple panel design it can be configured straight, on an angle or any other needed way.

Key features:

  • Adjustable, rotating joints
  • Non-slip feet
  • Durable metal design

Cost: *Est. $200.27

8. Cardinal Gates Stairway Special Baby/Pet Gate for Outdoors

This safety gate is suitable for use on stairs and features a sleek, minimalist design that’s sure to blend into any home. It is available in a choice of two colors and features an optional stop bracket for increased safety when used on stairs.

Key features:

  • Mounts on angles up to 30 degrees
  • One-handed opening
  • Suitable for openings 27-42.5 inches wide

Cost: *Est. $104.22

9. Royal Weave Freestanding Dog Gate

This freestanding pet safety gate is suitable for use in doorways and between rooms for dogs that have been gate trained with each set containing two 21x 24 inch panels.

Key features:

  • Can connect multiple sets
  • Durable wrought iron design
  • Chew-proof design

Cost: *Est. $99

10. PROTECT Extending Metal Gate by Munchkin

This pet safety gate boasts an extra tall and wide design that helps to keep your furry friends safe and secure. It is suitable for use in openings up to 54 inches wide and is 36 inches tall when mounted.

Key features:

  • Double-locking safety mechanism
  • Durable steel construction
  • Mounting hardware included

Cost: *Est. $90.77

11. Play Safe Pets 4500 Deck Guard

This pet safety guard is ideal for use on outdoor decks between rails to help keep your furry friend safe and contained. It provides up to 192 inches width of coverage and is 36 inches tall when installed.

Key features:

  • Installation kit included
  • Sturdy, lightweight design
  • Easy to install

Cost: *Est. $23.22

12. Evenflo Safety Baby Gate

This safety gate is pressure-mounted, so it doesn’t require any hardware or tools to mount. It sets up in seconds in doorways and openings to keep your pet safe and secure. The rubber bumpers help to prevent any damage to your walls when installed.

Key features:

  • Easy to install
  • Neutral design suits any decor
  • Suitable for openings 26-42 inches wide

Cost: *Est. $35.99

13. GMI GuardMaster III Standard Wood Slat Pressure Gate

This classically-styled wood safety gate is pressure-mounted for quick and easily installation between walls, doorways and other openings. It is made of durable American hardwood and features a sleek, modern design.

Key features:

  • Made in the USA
  • Certified by JPMA
  • Frustration-free packaging

Cost: *Est. $27.99

14. Evenflo Position and Lock Plus Gate

This tall wooden safety gate requires no special tools to install and is ideal for keeping your furry friend securely in a certain area of your home. It features a notched locking bar for easy adjustments.

Key features:

  • Pressure-mounted
  • Rubber bumpers prevent wall damage
  • Frustration-free packaging

Cost: *Est. $32.39

15. Kidco Auto Close Gateway Pressure Mounted Black

This heavy duty steel gate features a pressure-mounted design that makes it quick and easy to install in any doorway or hallway of your home. Thanks to Magnet-Lock technology the door automatically closes and locks every time to keep your pet safe.

Key features:

  • Two extensions included
  • Choice of black or white
  • Hold feature keeps door open until you close it

Cost: *Est. $84.99

16. North States Expandable Swing Gate

This adjustable pet safety gate is suitable for use in openings 24-60 inches wide and is 24 inches tall when installed to help keep your pet safely contained. It easily folds for convenient storage when not in use.

Key features:

  • Opens in either direction
  • Mounting hardware included
  • Top safety rail adjusts automatically

Cost: *Est. $55.95

17. Fitzgerald Dog Gate

This sleek and stylish pet gate has been handcrafted and is suitable for use in doorways and hallways 28-34 inches wide and is 32 inches tall when mounted. It boasts a heavy duty steel and wood constructed frame.

Key features:

  • Easy to install
  • Door panel made in the USA
  • Optional gate extensions available

Cost: *Est. $125

18. Kidco Angle Mount Safeway Wall Mounted

Thanks to the included hinge and latch side mounting hardware, this safety gate can be mounted on an angled surface to help keep your pet safe and contained.

Key features:

  • One-handed operation
  • Quick release hardware
  • Constructed of heavy duty steel

Cost: *Est. $52.95

19. Noblesse Dog Gate

This pressure-mounted gate is beautifully styled to suit nearly any home’s decor and boast a durable, heavy duty steel and wrought-iron design. It is suitable for openings 34-40 inches wide and is 32 inches tall when mounted.

Key features:

  • Optional gate extensions available
  • Easy to install, no tools required
  • Easy latch, locking walk through door

Cost: *Est. $179

20. The Stair Barrier Signature Chevron Banister-to-Wall

This stylish stair barrier helps to keep your furry friend off the stairs and boasts a chevron design with the word “welcome” displayed across. It is suitable for use in openings from 36-43 inches wide.

Key features:

  • Easy to install, minimal drilling required
  • Rolls out of the way when not in use
  • For use at bottom of stairs

Cost: *Est. $179.99

21. Summer Infant Dog Cat Animal Pet Gate

This safety gate can be either pressure- or hardware-mounted for use between rooms or at the top or bottoms of stairs. It is suitable for use in openings from 28-48 inches wide and is 36 inches tall when mounted.

Key features:

  • Includes two extensions
  • Door closes and locks automatically
  • Opens in either direction

Cost: *Est. $89.97

22. Keno 4 Panel Convertible Dog Gate

This large-sized dog gate features four panels that can cover an opening up to 96 inches wide or can be configured to be used freestanding to help keep your pet safe and secure.

Key features:

  • Recommended for gate trained dogs
  • Durable wood construction
  • 90 day warranty

Cost: *Est. $139.95

23. Stairway Swing Gate by North States

This sleek wooden gate is suitable for openings 28-42 inches wide and is 30 inches tall when mounted. It is hardware-mounted for added protection for your pet and is easy to install.

Key features:

  • Opens in either direction
  • Easily removes when not in use
  • One-handed latch opening

Cost: *Est. $58.78

24. Orvis Panel Zig-Zag Dog Gates

This wooden gate offers a sleek and stylish way to keep your dog contained in whichever area of your home you prefer and simply unfolds and stands up for quick setup.

Key features:

  • Double jointed hinges
  • Made in the USA
  • Covers a 36-inch span

Cost: *Est. $149

25. Regalo Expandable Wide White Home Safety Baby Pet Gate

This pressure-mounted safety gate is suitable for openings from 29-34 inches wide and includes an extension kit to cover up to 40-inch openings.

Key features:

  • Suitable for hallway or stairwell
  • Durable steel construction
  • Mounting hardware included

Cost: *Est. $105

26. Royal Weave Dog Gate

This pet safety gate features a sturdy, wrought iron design with contemporary styling that easily blends into any home decor. It is pressure-mounted for quick and easy installation and is easily portable.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Available in two sizes
  • Rugged enough for dogs of any size

Cost: *Est. $168

This pressure-mounted safety gate easily fits doorways and hallways from 28-32.5 inches wide and is 30 inches tall when mounted. The center panel is clear, so you can easily see your pet through the gate.

Key features:

  • Easy to install
  • Durable wood and plastic construction
  • Easy to open

Cost: *Est. $47.69

28. Kidco Auto Close Gateway Pressure Mounted

This gate is pressure-mounted for quick and easy installation and is suitable for use in openings 29-37 inches wide. The heavy duty steel construction can stand up to any size pet and boasts Pressure Plus Technology to provide additional security.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Two extensions included
  • One-handed operation

Cost: *Est. $72.95

29. North States Deluxe Décor Wall Mounted Gate

This deluxe metal gate is available in a choice of two colors with a stylish design that’s sure to complement any home. It is 30 inches high and can easily be adjusted to fit openings from 38.3-72 inches wide.

Key features:

  • Suitable for extra-wide doorways
  • Swings in either direction
  • Child-proof safety latches

Cost: *Est. $134.99

30. Dynamic Accents 2 Panel Free Standing EZ Gate

This freestanding safety gate helps to keep your pet secure between rooms and is suitable for use with gate trained dogs. It has been handcrafted in the USA of solid poplar wood for a durable and long-lasting design.

Key features:

  • Choice of colors
  • Choice of three styles
  • Folds flat for easy storage

Cost: *Est. $89.99

31. North States Extra Tall Deluxe Easy-Close Pressure Mounted Pet Gate

This pressure-mounted pet gate is suitable for openings from 28-31.5 inches wide and is 36 inches tall to provide your pet with increased security. Two extensions are included to cover spaces up to 38.5 inches wide.

Key features:

  • Opens both directions
  • Heavy duty metal construction
  • Easy to install

Cost: *Est. $129.99

32. Summer Infant Multi-Use Deco Extra Tall Walk-Thru Gate

This pet gate features an extra tall design that allows it to be used for even larger dogs and is available in a choice of three color options to suit your home’s decor.

Key features:

  • Pressure- or hardware-mount
  • Suitable for doorways 28-48 inches wide
  • Auto-closing, walk-through door

Cost: *Est. $54.99

33. North States Stairway Gate (4-Pack)

This classically-styled plastic safety gate is hardware-mounted for use between rooms or at the top and bottom of stairs. As a multipack, you’re sure to have enough gates to contain your pet in an appropriate space of your home.

Key features:

  • One-handed operation
  • Non-toxic plastic
  • Suitable for openings from 26-41 inches wide

Cost: *Est. $94.99

34. Evenflo Soft and Wide Room Divider Gate Marianna

Ideal for use between rooms, this safety gate is easily adjustable to fit a number of openings and the neutral design helps it blend seamlessly into any home. It features rubber bumpers that help prevent damage to your walls.

Key features:

  • Machine washable
  • Easy to install, no tools required
  • Lightweight and portable

Cost: *Est. $30.95

35. North States Superyard 3-in-1 Metal Gate

This 3-in-1 metal gate system can be used as a barrier, hardware-mounted gate or an enclosed play area — giving pet parents many options to keep their furry friend safe and secure.

Key features:

  • Double-locking opening
  • 30 inches high
  • Use unlimited extension panels

Cost: *Est $169.99

36. Munchkin Loft Aluminum Infant Safety Gate

This sleek and stylish safety gate features a modern metal design that is ideal for openings from 26.5- 40 inches wide. Its Integrated Tuning System (ITS) easily adjusts to fit even unlevel walls.

Key features:

  • Quick release hardware for easily removal when not in use
  • Opens in both directions
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $112.13

37. North States Supergate Portico Arch Gate

This super stylish gate offers a sleek and modern metal design that is 30.5 inches tall and suitable for use between openings from 26.5- 40 inches wide. Thanks to its Integrated Tuning System (ITS) you can find the perfect fit even on unlevel walls.

Key features:

  • Swings in either direction
  • Double-locking system
  • 1-year warranty

Cost: *Est. $58.93

38. Dynamic Accents All Wood Freestanding Gate

This freestanding safety gate has been handcrafted in the USA from solid wood for a durable and long-lasting design. It can be set up anywhere to keep your furry friend safe and secure.

Key features:

  • Choice of sizes
  • Choice of colors
  • Wide, sturdy base

Cost: *Est. $104.95

39. The Stair Barrier New Basic Select Banister to Wall Baby Gate

This retractable stair barrier is easy to install and conveniently rolls up when not in use. It’s suitable for openings from 44-52 inches wide (large size) and is made of durable class 1 upholstery fabric.

Key features:

  • Choice of sizes
  • Stylish design
  • Minimal drilling required

Cost: *Est. $154.99

40. North States Supergate Easy Close Metal Gate

Available in standard as well as extra tall, plus a choice of two colors, there’s sure to be a combination in this gate to keep your furry friend safe. This model is 29 inches high and fits doorways 28-31.5 inches wide, and up to 38.5 inches wide with the two included extensions.

Key features:

  • Swings in either direction
  • Self-closing
  • Hold-open feature

Cost: *Est. $49.99

41. Richell One-Touch 150 Model Wide Expandable Pet Gate

This sturdy wood gate is available in a choice of three color options to suit nearly any home decor and is pressure-mounted for quick and easy setup. The rubber stoppers help ensure it doesn’t damage your walls or floor.

Key features:

  • One-handed opening
  • Multiple configurations
  • 90-day warranty

Cost: *Est. $189.99

42. Retract-A-Gate Safety Gate

This retractable safety gate is available in a choice of two sizes and three colors to suit nearly any home’s decor. It boasts scratch-resistant mesh suitable for use with pets and is easy to install.

Key features:

  • JPMA certified
  • One-handed operation
  • Childproof lock

Cost: *Est. $134.50

43. Bindaboo Pet Gates Swing-Close Expandable Pet Gate

It is available in standard and extra tall heights, as well as several adjustable widths. This safety gate is also available in a choice of two colors to suit your home’s decor. It is pressure-mounted for easy installation and removal.

Key features:

  • Durable steel design
  • Suitable for openings 38-42.5 inches wide
  • Swings in either direction

Cost: *Est. $174.64

44. North States Supergate Deluxe Décor Metal Gate

This deluxe metal gate is available in a choice of two colors with a stylish design that’s sure to complement any home. It is 30 inches high and can easily be adjusted to fit openings from 38.3-72 inches wide.

Key features:

  • Suitable for extra-wide doorways
  • Swings in either direction
  • Child-proof safety latches

Cost: *Est. $75.99

45. Regalo Super Wide Gate and Play Yard

This super wide gate provides safety coverage for areas 28 inches tall and up to 192 inches wide and can even be used as a fully-enclosed play yard for your pet. It can be used freestanding or wall-mounted and folds down for convenient storage.

Key features:

  • JPMA certified
  • Durable, steel construction
  • 90-day warranty

Cost: *Est. $83.41

46. GMI Keepsafe Expansion Gate

This classically-styled wood gate is available in several expandable widths to suit nearly any opening in your home and comes with all the required mounting hardware.

Key features:

  • Easy to install
  • No pinch points keep your pet safe
  • Sure stop floor bracket included

Cost: *Est. $59.95

This pressure-mounted gate offers a sleek and stylish solution to keeping your furry friend in safe areas of your home. It is 32 inches tall and is suitable for use in doorways 36-60 inches wide.

Key features:

  • One-handed opening
  • Swings in either direction
  • Extensions included

Cost: *Est. $65.17

48. Richell Freestanding Pet Gate, High-Large

This freestanding pet gate is ideal for helping contain both small- and large-sized dogs and is easily adjustable to suit openings up to 70 inches wide. It folds for easy storage and is lightweight to make it very portable.

Key features:

  • Choice of sizes
  • Choice of colors
  • 90-day warranty

Cost: *Est. $147.69

49. Summer Infant Metal Expansion Gate

This hardware-mounted gate comes with four extension panels to fit even the widest of openings (up to 72 inches wide) and is 36 inches tall. The scratch guard on the bottom rail will help to protect your floors.

Key features:

  • One-handed opening
  • Frustration-free packaging
  • Sturdy, metal design

Cost: *Est. $81.07

50. Dreambaby Extra Tall Swing Closed Safety Gate

This safety gate is available in a choice of two colors and features an extra tall 40.5 inch height. It is pressure-mounted, but can also be hardware-mounted for added security and peace of mind.

Key features:

  • Phthalate-, latex-, and lead-free
  • Double-locking feature
  • One-handed opening

Cost: *Est. $54.57

 
 
   
 
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