Cat Mate "Elite" 305 Super Selective Electronic Cat Doors

SKU# 08AM30

  • Timer control for up to nine cats

  • Customize the entry/exit capabilities for each individual cat

  • Prevents raccoons and strays from entering with RFID collar keys (2 included)

  • Comes with a set of two collar keys

  • Installs in materials 0-2” thick

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Cat Mate "Elite" 305 Super Selective Electronic Cat Doors
Cat Mate 305 Elite Super Selective Electronic Cat Door - White Frame

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  • Timer control for up to nine cats

  • Customize the entry/exit capabilities for each individual cat

  • Prevents raccoons and strays from entering with RFID collar keys (2 included)

  • Comes with a set of two collar keys

  • Installs in materials 0-2” thick

Flap ModelFlap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame
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Elite 305 Super SelectiveCat Flap6" w x 6" h6 1/2 " w x 7 1/2" h9 3/4" x 10 3/8"08AM305

There is no longer any need to worry about stray cats, raccoons, or the safety of multiple cats. With RFID sensing technology, this Cat Mate selective door only opens for cats who have programmed electronic ID collar keys. It allows you to program up to eight different cats on a timer system while allowing you to choose which cats can enter or exit through the door. If you want to keep one cat inside all day while giving access to and from the door for another pet during that same time period, this door will do that for you! Each cat has its own personal RFID collar key whose information programs into the door to meet their individual needs. This RFID door is an innovative solution for the most pet management. With an LCD screen on the top of the inside frame, you’re able to see the current time, the location of up to three cats, and at what time your cat entered or exited the house.


Please Note: This door does not work for microchips. The RFID collar keys are necessary for the door to function.


  • Controls pet access from both the inside and outside.

  • Rigid acrylic flap lined with brush weather stripping prevents wind drafts from entering.

  • 6”x6” clear flap allows cats to comfortably see through it.

  • Comes with two waterproof RFID collar keys. More of these can be purchased here.

  • Frame comes in white only.

  • Supports up to 9 cats.

  • Fits materials 0-2” thick.

  • Features a four-way locking device if you choose to disable the timer, which means the door can be set to completely locked or unlocked, in only or out only.

  • If you plan to install in a wall, you can find the bundle here. If you’ve already purchased the door and just need wall liners, you can find them here.

  • Battery operated (not included in purchase).


  • Clean door design looks good in the house.

  • Solves any problems with raccoons or stray pets.

  • Great for small to medium sized cats.

  • You no longer have to be your cat’s doorman.

  • Accommodates your cats’ varying schedules.

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  • Waiting for bigger size review by Ml
    5 5 Waiting for bigger size

    Door works great. The company goes far above. I’m waiting for the next size bigger. I will buy it..

    (Posted on 10/24/2017)

  • A determined raccoon will get in. review by BMM
    5 4 A determined raccoon will get in.

    This door withstood two nights of assault by a tag-teaming pair of raccoons, as recorded on a trail camera. However, they figured out a way to open it on the third night, when I did not set up the camera. Apparently getting in was easier to do than getting out, because while the outside showed no real damage, the inside workings of the door were destroyed and bloodied. Fortunately, the raccoon did eventually get out, having torn up part of the human door, defecating in several places, and making a huge mess inside. As for the cat, he was easily able to come and go, much preferring this door's smooth, quiet operation over the previous Cat Mate electromagnetic door, which the raccoons overcame on a nightly basis. Had the raccoons not have already been accustomed to entering and eating cat food, the Cat Mate Elite 305 might have worked.

    (Posted on 4/15/2017)

  • The New one works for raccoons! review by Catman
    5 4 The New one works for raccoons!

    The one I ordered still let in some crafty coons but I called customer service and they had a better one that they sent me for free and it has stopped even the most persistent and wily of the "deadly racoonuki".

    (Posted on 2/16/2015)

  • Questionable review by MLA
    5 3 Questionable

    The idea was terrific but the size of the opening was a little smaller than I had anticipated (smaller than the previous flap installed) and we have a large cat (Bengal). The problem exists in that my cat doesn't like to hear the clicking sound prior to the door unlocking. He runs away from the sound. We've tried to push him through, back and forth, and that works while we're there to push him, but he won't go through by himself. Any suggestions?

    (Posted on 2/6/2015)

  • Works great! review by brakhane
    5 5 Works great!

    Works great so far
    Located in garage wall
    Two cats learned to use quickly
    So far keeping other animals out
    Looks good
    Hoping for operation longevity (the true test)!

    (Posted on 1/3/2015)

  • best pet door product ever review by stubby and safeway
    5 5 best pet door product ever

    Have had the Ani-Mate selective electronic pet door for many years. Under all circumstances the best pet product we've ever bought. Customer service of equal quality.
    Highly recommended!

    (Posted on 11/7/2014)

  • 5 stars review by Jan
    5 5 5 stars

    This cat door has been great and reliable for 3 years, however it stopped working recently. My cat could go in and out, but it failed to lock, therefore letting other creatures in. I phoned Ani Mate. The representitive was very helpful and instructed me to remove the frame and clean out the mechanism, as it can get clogged with dirt and fur. This solved the problem. My cat and I are thankful for the excellant advice and friendly service.

    (Posted on 10/24/2014)

  • Unreliable product review by Steve
    5 2 Unreliable product

    The door is great when it works. Unfortunately it is highly unreliable. It'll work fine for days then randomly stop opening for our cats for hours or days, then suddenly starts working again. Support hasn't been helpful.

    (Posted on 9/27/2014)

  • Very reliable cat Door review by Jnarowe
    5 4 Very reliable cat Door

    This would be our second one, and the first lasted 16 years. I'd say that's a damn good life for an item with moving parts that is repeatedly cycled throughout the day by multiple cats. What's the benefit? How about no more raccoon and bobcats in the house! I can't imagine having indoor/outdoor cats without this door.

    (Posted on 9/17/2014)

  • When it works... review by GaryW
    5 3 When it works...

    I have had 3 of these over the course of several years. They work great, for a while. For some unknown reason the electronics fail after a couple of years and no amount of fresh batteries and/or re-programming will make it work right. The programming is tricky, but manageable. The structure is made well, although the lock-unlock sequence is noisy. The electronics are the high failure rate problem.

    (Posted on 12/14/2013)

  • Good review by Brenda
    5 5 Good

    I find this door is great. My dog can go in and out and the cat is locked in the house. Didn't want the cat outside as outdoor cats in our area have a life expectancy of 1 year. The dog has no issues with going in and out. Very happy with it!

    (Posted on 9/27/2013)

  • Met our needs review by Nacho & Lucy
    5 5 Met our needs

    We rescued a second, younger cat (Nacho) and wanted to restrict his access to the outdoors, without interrupting our first cat's routine. We already had a magnet activated door installed, so switching out the doors was no problem, and Lucy learned the new door right away. We didn't really like the over sized tag, which is bigger than a quarter, and looked like a poker chip hanging from her collar.
    As Nacho settled into our household, we began leaving the door unlocked, in 'training mode', and as he was very motivated to explore outside, he mastered it withing minutes. Our biggest struggle with him was keeping a collar on him, and we were concerned that he would lose the collar (and $20 tag), so only Lucy wore the collar & tag, so she could continue to have free rein in and outdoors. We would unlock the door in the a.m. for him, and lock it again around sunset and he would be in for the night. We are fortunate to live in an area without major threats to the cats, so we are comfortable with the indoor/outdoor lifestyle for these animals.
    Within a month, Lucy had lost her break-away collar and tag (which she had done only twice in 10 years with the magnet collar), and were forced to re-evaluate our situation. The replacement cost and size of the tag were definitely negatives, but overall we were satisfied with the product. Ultimately, we reinstalled the magnet activated door. Nacho adjusted to wearing a loosely fitted break-away collar, and perhaps because the magnet is smaller than the chip, the cats are less likely to lose their collars. Both cats now have equal in/out 24 hr. access, and to our relief, our younger, more adventurous kitty prefers to sleep indoors.
    Just a few days ago a neighbor returned the lost tag he found in his yard. We have kept the Super Select door & tags for future use, if needed. If you are looking for a door to restrict exit/entrance access for multiple cats, this door will do it.

    (Posted on 4/2/2013)

  • Cool Product, Ocassional Hiccups review by Dan
    5 5 Cool Product, Ocassional Hiccups

    This door is generally a great product. It is very convenient to be able to set the cat's access level and to limit access to our cat alone. The clear panel provides a window that allows my cat to see what's on the other side, or just look out. The only issue is that sometimes the latch doesn't fully open. It is not a huge problem, because my cat will just wait a minute and try again.

    (Posted on 3/6/2013)

  • Disappointed review by TheBrit
    5 2 Disappointed

    I recently purchased the selective elite door despite some poor reviews as this was the only electronic cat door that provides full access control.  I have three cats and only one is allowed out.  My disappointment stems from 
    1) the cat door is not very responsive.  The cat needs to push the door and maintain pressure for a while before the latches disengage. If pressure is not maintained the door DOES NOT UNLOCK. 
    2) the noise is a problem as this scares the cat. 
    3) the door is too small for a larger cat and this was not mentioned in the specifications
    4) the cheap installation method and screws.  None of the screws held in the cheap clip.  I have opened up the device and installed a nut and bolt.

    I have to give this product a 2 star rating.

    (Posted on 8/23/2012)

  • Great Product! review by 2 Kittys in Canada
    5 5 Great Product!

    We have had this for almost two years now. We are moving its location and required an extender so i though i woul review while on the site.

    All in all i find this to be a lifesaver! before this product i would be wandering around at 2:00am trying to make sure the cats were in. We have this set to allow them in and out between 7:00am and 9:00pm, after 9:00pm they can only come in.
    Not only do i not have to wait up, but having the freedom to come and go during the day has made a huge difference. This has helped hugley and both cats now come in by 10 or 11 every night and just hope on the bed to go to sleep.

    As with any eletronic device it sometimes goes a bit wonky, but usually replacing the batteries or just taking them out for a few minutes fixes up any glitches.

    For the previous reviews, i reccomend that you read the directions, if you actually read and follow them it is very straight forward and easy to use!

    Highly recomended!

    (Posted on 8/11/2012)

  • catemate elite electronic door collar disc review by rim
    5 4 catemate elite electronic door collar disc

    I like the Catemate elite electronic door, it keeps out other animals especially raccoons...........the one thing that could be done to improve the cat door is to enlarge it by 1-1/2" in both directions on the inside walk through opening............
    ....also the disc are too large and our cat manages to lose 2 of them or more a year.......if the elite door could be retrofited with the electronics so it would work with the under the skin chip; this would solve lots of problems with lost disc and the cost would go down for the owner.................but Catemate says that you have to buy a complete new door to use the under the skin chip, kinda ridiculous, but they like the's bad enough that you will have to spend around $60 for the vet to put the chip under the skin of your if CatMate wants to do the right thing, then make it more cost effective to purchase your products.....

    (Posted on 6/1/2012)

  • Avoid this door review by Seattle Cat House
    5 1 Avoid this door

    We've had one of these for about a month. Actuating the door is unreliable. I placed one of the RFID tags at the base of the door, but the latch did not actuate until the sixth try (your cat must push against the door before the latch will retract). At least once / week, the latch stays retracted, leaving the door swinging freely. "Support" tells me the electronics are in "learning" mode the last few times we have had this happen, but they have not given any instructions on how to get it out of learning mode.

    Our car likes to linger just outside the door with his tail still inside. This obviously holds the door open and causes the latch to extend without engaging the door. While it is more or less latched for ingress, it is now open for any of our other cats to go out, and we have a couple that we do not let outside.

    The various ads around the internet do not make any attempt to educate you that this model will not read a chip inserted in the traditional shoulder location. Some of the sites provide info on what models of RFID chips can be read, giving the impression that if your cat is chipped, it will not need a collar disc. Not so.

    (Posted on 4/11/2012)

Weight 3.0000
Manufacturer Cat Mate / Dog Mate
Your Maximum Pet Size Cats
Controls Access From Inside and Outside
# Collar Keys Included 2
Operates On Battery
Flap Opens Pet Must Push
Frame Material Plastic
Flap Material Acrylic
Flap Design Single, One Part , Rigid, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Locks in Two Directions (better for raccoons) Yes
Door Open Type Unlocks for the key signal and pet pushes open
Additional Lock 4-Way Lock
Number Pets 6
Activated By RFID
Can Be Installed In Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Polycarbonate, Plywood or Other Thin Material, Solid Core Door, Walls
Adapter Available for Installation in Wall Yes
Warranty Period 3 years
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee none

For Wood Doors:

1. Place the exterior frame in the desired position on the door. We recommend the bottom of the flap to be installed approximately 6” above the ground for utmost comfort.

2. Trace a line around the flap opening. Use an electronic jigsaw to cut 3/16” outside the line.

3. Determine the thickness of the door panel to determine required screw length.

4. Hold the interior and exterior frame in position and mark the two screw holes.

5. Remove the frames and drill screw holes in the panels to ¼” diameter.

6. Position the interior frame on the inside of door and screw exterior frame to it by using appropriate screws for door thickness. (If necessary, cut supplied screws to length). Fit in the two screw caps.

7. Remove batteries for at least two minutes after installation to allow the cat flap to retune itself to its new location for optimal performance.

For Metal Doors:

1. Place the exterior frame in desired position on the door. We recommend the bottom of the flap to be installed approximately 6” above the ground for utmost comfort.

2. Trace a line around the OUTSIDE of the frame. Use an electronic jigsaw to cut ½” INSIDE the line. Be careful to cut the hole square to the door, particularly with thicker doors. Ensure that the interior frame is free fitting in the hole.

3. Position the interior frame on the inside of door and screw exterior frame to it by using appropriate screws for door thickness. (If necessary, cut supplied screws to length). Fit in the two screw caps.

4. Remove batteries for at least two minutes after installation to allow the cat flap to retune itself to its new location for optimal performance.

Fitting RFID Keys on Collars:

If desired, record your cat’s details on the ID disc label by writing on the label in pen and sticking the clear waterproof cover over the writing.

IMPORTANT: Attach the Disc directly to the collar, NOT from a ring attached to the collar. Any other metal will interfere with the sensing system on the door. This way it is as high as possible and parallel to flap.

We recommend the use of a fabric collar without large metal attachments, like other ID tags, etc.


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You can set the timer to change the locks to the 'In-Only" option. This way, your cat will be able to come back in but not go back outside.

No, this cat door only works with the provided RFID collar keys. If you want a microchip cat door option, we recommend the SureFlap Microchip Cat Flap

The RFID door comes with 2 collar keys.

Yes, the Cat Mate Elite 4 way locking white frame pet door can do the job!

Up to 8 different pets can use this door.

Your cat's head must be inside the tunnel or almost touching the flap for the pet door to unlock. Once the pet starts pushing on the flap the lock will release allowing them to enter.

Yes. This pet door controls access from both inside and outside. Do not give your inside cat's collar keys if you want them to stay inside.

Yes the it comes with the cat mate elite manual and installation instructions.

It supports 8 collar keys, can track each key separately, can show location (out or in for 3 pets, includes a timer control and is raccoon resistant.

It was discontinued and replaced with the New and Improved Cat Mate "Elite" 305 Super Selective Electronic Cat Doors.

No the Cat Mate "Elite" 305 Super Selective Electronic Cat Door is activated by a RFID collar tag.

No, the largest is the CatMate Elite 305 Super Selective Electronic Cat Doors.

The Cat Mate Elite 305 Super Selective Electronic Cat Doors is not a "microchip" pet door. Cat Mate 360 Microchip Cat Flap is a "microchip" pet door but has different features than the 305.

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