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Retractable dog gate overview

The Retractable dog gate pet gate is small and out of the way when not in use.

Top Advantages

  • Scratch and claw resistant mesh; proven durable for dogs
  • Fully retracts out of the way when not in use
  • Great outdoors on decks, porches, Mobile Homes
  • Washable, UV and mildew-resistant
  • Engineered for high traffic areas in many locations
  • Two lengths to choose: cover up to 132cm or 183cm
  • At 86cm tall, it is one of the tallest gates available
  • Allows you to walk through without completely opening

Retract-A-Gate has earned these Awards/Certifications:

Retract-A-Gate has won the iParenting media award

Parenting Award

Our retractable child baby gate is JPMA certified.

JPMA Certified

Retract-A-Gate has earned the PTPA media seal of approval

PTPA Seal of Approval

How does it work?

Stylish and compact, Retract-A-Gate is a safety gate which winds up automatically into a small roll when you don't need it - no manual winding. Then, to block an area, the gate easily unrolls by pulling the mesh across the opening to cover any width up to its maximum, and locks securely in place.

Two low-profile brackets, which the dog gate hooks into, are attached to both sides of the opening. The reel side of the gate snaps into one pair of brackets. Then the handle side - the side you pull out - hooks into the brackets across the opening. The lock is a simple push-and-turn mechanism; easy for adults to use, but safe for small children. Retract-A-Gate is the only dog gate in its class which offers one hand operation as easy as 1...2...3...

  1. Pull the handle across, hooking it into the brackets.
  2. Lock the gate to secure it in place.
  3. Throw out every other dog gate you own.
Retractable dog gate pet gate for your pet's safety at Retract-A-Gate.

Simple Installation

The Retract-A-Gate retractable dog gate was designed to be easy to install, as well as use. Retract-A-Gate can be installed inside a walk-way, around the corner of a walk-way, at the top of stairs, the bottom of stairs, or even on an angle. No other safety gate in its class offers the same durability, simplicity, and ease of installation.

For installation, there are four identical brackets you will install; two on either side of the opening. The brackets mount at 8cm and 79cm off the floor and need about 6cm of flat surface to attach to. When done, the horizontal distance (across the opening) between upper and lower brackets must be identical. This keeps the dog gate square and properly fit. All that's left is to snap the gate into the brackets and that's it!...the safety gate is ready to use. See below for the full Users Guide.

Basic Dimensions

  • Brackets: 6cm wide; 3cm high
  • Gate Retracted: About 8cm in diameter
  • Standard Length: 132cm or 183cm; includes the brackets
  • Mesh: 86cm tall
  • Height to the top of the lock: 97cm
  • Brackets mount at 8cm and 79cm off the floor

Items you may need

(For more information, or to purchase, click here)

  • Wall Spacers: Used under brackets to keep them spaced equally across the opening, or to avoid interference of the gate with a baseboard molding
  • Banister Adapter Kit: To attach the gate to a stair post or spindle without drilling holes
  • Additional Universal Mounting Bracket Kit: If you want to move one gate to an additional location
  • Drywall Anchor Kit: To install the brackets over drywall
Retractable baby gate for your baby's security at Retract-A-Gate.

Some of our customer feedback

We have three small dogs that we bought these for. I installed one to keep them all contained in our kitchen. Our most troublesome dog is a Chihuahua/Italian greyhound mix. She likes to make mistakes on carpets. She has jumped over every other gate we have installed in the past. For whatever reason, this one has foiled all of her efforts to get out. She tried digging at it, getting under it and so far cannot jump over it. It is higher than all of our other gates and I think she doesn't like the texture of the netting. Hooray, we thank you so much for this great product!!!! Our house thanks you too!
Cathy W.

As pet owners, we have found Retract-A-Gate to be just what we were looking for. Its simple, one-handed operation lets us access the second floor easily while keeping our two dogs and cat on the main floor.
The Andersons


Some Frequent Questions


Can you make a custom gate wider than 183cm?

Presently, we only make retractable gates for openings up to 183cm. If you would like information about covering wider openings, click here.

Will my dog be able to get under the gate?

Retract-A-Gate has been used with just about every breed of dog and has performed very well. There are some breeds which like to burrow and dig. For these dogs a metal dog gate may be your best option. When installed properly, there will be some amount of give to the mesh material due to the fact that it needs to be flexible in order to retract. However, if installed incorrectly there may be too much flexibility. For suggestions on proper use of Retract-A-Gate as a dog gate, click here.

Could my dog get over?

With a mesh height of 86cm, Retract-A-Gate is one of the tallest retractable safety gates available. When locked, the mesh is held taut, so it is difficult to push down. If your dog loves to jump and can jump over a three foot barrier, you will need a taller gate.

What is the mesh fabric made of; how durable is it?

The fabric is a tough, non-toxic, reinforced polymer composite material that does not contain harmful chemicals. The fabric is UV, mildew, and highly scratch resistant.

If you suspect your dog may not respect the gate or cause damage to it, please contact us. We may have some simple solutions for you to make Retract-A-Gate a success in your home.

As tough as the mesh is, it will not have a long life if used for dogs with behavioral problems. For dogs with these issues, we recommend you use a solid steel dog cate. Dogs should be trained to respect items within your home, including new things such as pet gates brought into their environment. Even well behaved dogs can sometimes act unexpectedly, but training should avoid most problems.

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