Gateway Cat Doors for Screens

SKU# C05GW01

  • Easily installs in almost any screen application
  • Control pet access with 2-way locking latch
  • Conveniently uses your exisiting screen mesh

Stock No: C05GW01

Availability: In stock

Gateway Cat Doors for Screens
Gateway Small Flap

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  • Easily installs in almost any screen application
  • Control pet access with 2-way locking latch
  • Conveniently uses your exisiting screen mesh
Flap SizeFlap DimensionStock No
Small8" w x 10" h05GW01
Note Animal width should not exceed opening. Top of frame should be mounted to slightly exceed shoulder height.

Gateway Cat Door for Screens is designed for screened storm or patio doors, windows and any other screened areas to allow in-out access for your cat. Cats can easily push open the flexible hinged door and it can be secured with the 'snap latch' feature when you want to prevent access. Simply push the latch down to lock the door and lift it up to open.

Gateway has a patented pin hole method that eliminates the need for special installation tools and it only takes a few minutes to install.

Customer Reviews

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  • Works but flimsy review by Zach
    5 3 Works but flimsy

    Pretty easy to install, just snap it into place. It feels pretty flimsy though and feels like it might break not too long from now. Probably better to spring a little extra for the nicer screen doors.

    (Posted on 2/26/2018)

  • Functional but not the best review by Megan
    5 3 Functional but not the best

    I have this installed in my window so that my cats can go into their catio. This is a very cheap feeling product and it is a bit too rigid for my cats. Training was a bit difficult and took a lot of treats.

    (Posted on 12/27/2017)

  • Not worth it review by Ashley
    5 2 Not worth it

    It worked for a while and then just fell apart. Should have spent the extra to get one that was better.

    (Posted on 12/19/2017)

  • Good for Small Pets review by Mars
    5 3 Good for Small Pets

    Easy to install. Not a very sturdy installation so only recommend for small dogs and cats.

    (Posted on 12/7/2017)

  • It works but..... review by Slappy
    5 2 It works but.....

    I bought the larger size door. I have small dogs and medium sized dogs. The Two parts of the door did not stay together. daily I was having to manually push the parts back together. I ended up putting small screws and nuts in the top right and left corner. The swinging door still comes apart but not as often. It serves its purpose but is a crappy product for its price. I should not have had to put so much extra work into this.

    (ed note: This is one of the least expensive pet door alternatives. For a reliable, durable product we recommend something that is installed directly into the screen frame such as the Hale Pet Door for Screens.)

    (Posted on 9/3/2016)

  • Not worth it review by CT
    5 1 Not worth it

    I just spent over an hour trying to install this thing. It doesn't work. The idea is great but the pins don't snap together. I'm beyond frustrated!

    (Posted on 8/4/2016)

  • problems review by Fred
    5 1 problems

    The screen door, in spite of the claim that it fits pet screen, doesn't. The tabs are not long enough to close properly in the opposing holes and the whole thing falls off the pet screen. Better to open and close the screen door!!

    I had to cut slits in the screen material so that the pins did go through. The trouble was and is, that the fibreglass pet screen (Used here in Canada anyway) is too thick and the pins cannot properly lock in place. I ended up gluing the door in place which isn't so bad but made the installation unnecessarily difficult.

    (Posted on 7/31/2015)

  • Very Disappointed review by Dave
    5 1 Very Disappointed

    Very disappointed in this piece of junk. Most of the locking pins which penetrate the screen material will not stay locked into the corresponding holes. Tried to use an adhesive to help it stay together but had to resort to using small machine screws to secure it. Waste of time and money.

    (Posted on 6/1/2015)

  • Good product, but needs a couple of improvements review by Kevin
    5 3 Good product, but needs a couple of improvements

    The door is easy to install, sturdy, and very functional. However, keeping the edges attached to the screen has proven to be a real problem. Our 5 lb dog, although small, can sometimes be a little aggressive going out the door if she sees a squirrel. We regularly find ourselves reattaching the corners, but the plastic fasteners just aren't cutting it. After reading a few of the other reviews, we will try additional methods to keep the door functional as it's a great product otherwise.

    (Posted on 10/20/2014)

  • You get what you pay for review by MeliSsa
    5 2 You get what you pay for

    Cheap in cost and quality.Doesn't stay well connected. Within a week of owning, we had to use thin wire to keep plastic pieces attached.

    (Posted on 10/19/2014)

  • Screen Pet Door review by hlj16
    5 1 Screen Pet Door

    The door worked well until my little dog got comfortable using it, then it ripped the screen. It would have worked better if it had a support frame that attaches to the whole width if the screen.

    (Posted on 9/16/2014)

  • Not as good as I thought it would be review by Cath
    5 1 Not as good as I thought it would be

    It will not stay together for very long. Dog is afraid of it since it came apart while she was going through it.

    I will be replacing my screen so I can keep my door open again.

    (Posted on 8/27/2014)

  • Works for little dogs review by Spuds
    5 4 Works for little dogs

    This in screen door works fine for our little dogs. My husband did, however, beef up the attachment with some little screws by drilling holes into the gate and using screws and nuts. It just didn't look like it would last without something extra. The dogs learned to use it quickly.

    (Posted on 8/25/2014)

  • Easy Installation review by Acepdr
    5 4 Easy Installation

    Ease of installation for any novice DIY'er, It took me only 15 mins from start to finish. And at least a week to get the dog trained to go in and out. Very happy with unit and pricing.

    (Posted on 8/20/2014)

  • Needs a better fastening solution review by Andrew S
    5 2 Needs a better fastening solution

    The pet door is an excellent solution and works well. However, the two sides connect via plastic lugs that do not hold fast when my dog (a 60 lb female yellow lab) goes in and out all day. I have engineered a DIY solution by drilling through the plastic junction points and inserting a set of bolts and nuts which really strengthen it. However I am not 100% happy yet as the bolts are a bit sharp to the touch. Still working on it.

    Basically - the door needs help to strengthen the joints.

    (Posted on 8/9/2014)

  • Great product review by Molly
    5 5 Great product

    I've had this in my screen for 10 years now. Works great with the modification of using screws and small bolts to keep it in. We put 8 , 2 on each side. I haven't Had any issue since then!

    (Posted on 7/1/2014)

  • Disappointed review by Dad2sam
    5 2 Disappointed

    I have a small (10 lbs) and medium (35 lbs) dog and the door worked good for the small one. The medium dog was using the door with no problems but after 2 weeks the door started to separate from the screen door. I had to use fishing line to tie it back together so it didn't fall off. The after 4 weeks of both dogs using it the plastic hinges broke and now it flaps with the slightest breeze which let's bugs in. It's true about you get what you pay for. I'm very disappointed and I will only buy quality in the future. The price was right, the install was easy but the material was not good.

    (Posted on 6/28/2014)

  • NOT TOO PLEASED...... review by RONNIE
    5 2 NOT TOO PLEASED......


    (Posted on 6/9/2014)

  • Disappointment review by Peggy
    5 2 Disappointment

    This is the third door we have purchased. The first two were great! This third one, though, has been a disappointment. Once installed, the door flap did not move easily and we had to shave some plastic off the edges. Now the snaps don't stay locked. We are constantly having to resnap a corner. Today the whole thing came apart as the dog came through the door.

    (Posted on 4/25/2014)

  • great product for a great price review by Vicki
    5 5 great product for a great price

    It does exactly what it says, easy to install and with a few treats to start her using it my dog is a pro in giing in and out!!

    (Posted on 4/18/2014)

  • It's OK review by NYC
    5 3 It's OK

    The price was right, but I guess you get what you pay for. The installation was super easy, but the snaps are not staying closed. I followed the directions exactly as they said, but the snaps keep on opening up. I had to put fishing wire through the corners to keep the unit from falling out of the screen.
    If the company reads this, hopefully the will try a redesign why the snaps are not staying closed.

    (Posted on 4/12/2014)

  • pet door review by rogers52
    5 5 pet door

    Installation in just minutes. Great product for my several cats to use.

    (Posted on 3/11/2014)

  • great for us review by ak
    5 5 great for us

    This was the perfect solution for our dog wanting to follow me outside constantly. He learned quickly. We love the product and the price!

    (Posted on 1/17/2014)

  • Awesome review by Buster
    5 5 Awesome

    Awesome product for my 15 lb dachshund. With all the posts about it coming apart, I just drilled small holes in the corners and "sewed" it once it was on the screen. Cannot find nothing like this in any of the pet stores. Thank you for making this!!!

    (Posted on 12/31/2013)

  • Great idea that needs a little tweeting. review by Jesse
    5 2 Great idea that needs a little tweeting.

    Door swings rather stiffly. My 13 year old mini schnauzer got stuck, ouch!.
    She used one when she was younger without problem

    (Posted on 11/5/2013)

  • Good product but only lasts a year review by Michelle
    5 3 Good product but only lasts a year

    We love this pet door. Super easy to install and good price. Easy for or dog and cat to get outside. Only thing is that with heavy use, we replace it every year. Maybe our screen starts to stretch or something but it starts but it pulls on the screen and the two pieces start to disconnect. It eventually tears he screen so we have replaced the door and screen about 3 times now. But we still love it. We still order it and still recommend it.

    ed note - Some customers have reported success using short bolts and acorn nuts (for safety) to fasten the two frames together more securely.

    (Posted on 10/26/2013)

  • Great product! review by KN
    5 4 Great product!

    We installed this pet door after our cats kept scratching our bedroom window screen to get in multiple times every night, and then meowing to go back out again. It was easy to install, and it works great. The cats took a couple of days to figure it out, but now they come and go very quietly and we can sleep through the night. One note -- I'm not sure how well it would work in a mosquito-prone area, since I suspect it doesn't seal around the edges well enough to keep them out.

    (Posted on 10/4/2013)

  • works well review by Tine
    5 5 works well

    I have two cats of average size and the small screen pet door works perfectly for them. Even if they gained 5 pounds, they still wouldn't have a problem fitting through the opening. I could not take the screen off the sliding glass door, so I had some difficulty with the installation, but it still did not take a long time to do it. The top corners do come apart every few days, but I solved that problem with a little super glue. My cats are happy, which means, I'm happy as well.

    (Posted on 8/16/2013)

  • need improvement review by 2dogs
    5 3 need improvement

    I have purchased this door before and was satisfied enough to do it again. This time, I had to buy bolts and acorn nuts in order for the door to stay together. The snaps would not stay together at all. I purchased 2 this time, however, because of the hassle of installing one, I still have not installed the other one.
    Also, the door was really stiff, and now the only thing holding on the door is the screen it is attached to. The plastic strips holding the door to the frame broke. As long as it swings and stays mostly closed, it will be ok for a while.

    (Posted on 7/28/2013)

  • Good suggestion review by Kbaydave
    5 4 Good suggestion

    We have had several of these doors over the years and we keep getting new ones as the old ones tear out of the screen and the interior screening starts coming out. The indicator that a new one is needed is that the two halves' clasping parts stop holding the door together. The suggestion that you drill holes in the corners of the door and secure with screws and wing nuts has improved the longevity of the thing big-time. We will replace it when needed because both our dog and our cat are used to it, but the replacement will be less frequent since the corners are better secured.

    ed. note - Acorn nuts are much safer than wing nuts for the application described.

    (Posted on 7/28/2013)

  • Love it review by Mimi
    5 5 Love it

    This is my third pet door for screens. I had two in my old home and now have one in my new home. The dogs love it and it makes it so easy to let them in and out without having insects come in the house. I highly recommend this door.

    (Posted on 7/14/2013)

  • Better then expected revised! review by Bob
    5 3 Better then expected revised!

    Should have read drilled holes before installing door. Added bolts after installing to screen.

    (Posted on 6/26/2013)

  • Better then expected! review by Bob
    5 4 Better then expected!

    I was not sure the door would hold on the screen but for the last 4 weeks it is doing great. Three dogs have no problem using it. Added (before installing) the additional acorn nuts/bolts (10-24 x 1/2" and used drill bit 3/16") in flat part of corners. There is a good install video at the Mfg's site if you need more help.

    (Posted on 6/25/2013)

  • Average review by Bob
    5 2 Average

    Not very reliable for larger dogs, 50 lbs+, they destroyed it in a week by running through it. I ended up mounting it to a piece of plywood and cut the plywood to fit the screen area. It is functioning well this way in my pool's screen enclosure. It would be a good product for making your own sized area when others will not fit.

    (Posted on 6/23/2013)

  • California Cats review by MzE
    5 5 California Cats

    My pet door has worked perfectly ever since I installed it. I put in the screen of bedroom window that opens into a cat enclosure in the back yard. Have 3 cats and all learned how to use it quite quickly. I think I might buy another one as two bedroom window join to the enclosure and one I'm just leaving open a little, without a screen... and bugs get in. Thanks for the great product... I've told all my friends w/pets about them. MzE in CA

    (Posted on 5/18/2013)

  • Great product review by charlies mom
    5 4 Great product

    dog has no problem using the door. installing it was a little difficult because I cannot take screen of the track. However it is installed.
    I WISH the clips held a little tighter. they loosen up as often as he uses it. the space around the flap is a tad big. allows bug into house. but it beats whats in second place. this is the third one I have had.

    ed. note. We've had some customers report adding short bolts with acorn nuts (for safety) around the perimeter of the frame to improve rigidity, strength and seal.

    (Posted on 2/6/2013)

  • good choice review by dog owner
    5 4 good choice

    I installed this in a french door screen. I think it was a great choice, however, I did have to put screws in the frame to secure it together as my dog got a little rough with it and the pegs that snap it together are not very strong. I do wish the door itself was a solid flap however, maybe with a brush edge to help keep insects out.

    (Posted on 5/25/2012)

  • Pretty darn good door review by pyat
    5 5 Pretty darn good door

    I have a fuul door screen and it fit well into the bottom corner. Plastic hinges are a bit on the tight side so if this is the first time your dog has used a door, you will have to help them open it. Once they get used to it there is no problem. I cut a piece of plexiglass to go over the flap to keep out rain and wind. Also cut a piece to fit next to the door to block same. This way I can keep the main door open even in rainy and cold weather. A little skill need but most anyone can install this.

    (Posted on 2/6/2012)

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Installation Instructions

1. Remove the screen.

2. Lay the screen down on a flat, hard surface.

3. Place the frames of the pet door on opposite sides of the screen. For added stability, place the pet door in a corner so that the frame of the screen can help stabilize it.

4. Make sure that the top of the pet door will be placed about an inch above the tallest part of your pet’s shoulders

5. Align pins with holes and press down firmly with the palm of your hand or tap together with a hammer. Make sure all door and frame snaps are fully together.

6. Cut sides and bottom of door away from frame

7. Snap latch into slot

8. Be careful to cut corners completely to ensure the door will open.

NOTE:  This door is not meant for active or very large pets

Installation video found here: Gateway Screen Mount Installation Instructions

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