Cat Mate 359 Cat Door with Timer Control

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  • Pet door with timer to control when your cat is allowed to go outside
  • Brush weather-stripping provides insulation and prevents air from coming through
  • Features a manual four-way locking system if you choose to disable the timer
  • Operates on AA batteries (not included)
  • Installs in doors 0-2" thick (liners for walls available separately)

The Cat Mate 359 is an innovative, programmable cat door for doors that features a timer to establish a curfew for your cat. During the hours that the curfew is set, your cat will be unable to exit the house. If your cat happens to be outside during the time when the curfew starts, they will still be able to enter the house from the outside to ensure that they are not locked out. The cat door timer is a great feature for owners who work long hours or vacation often. The door also features a manual four-way locking system if you wish to disable the timer. This means that you can set the door to completely locked or unlocked, in only, or out only.

Note: If you're planning to install this in a wall, you will need to purchase the correct amount of wall liners necessary to frame out the space between the frame and the actual flap.

Features & Benefits:

  • LCD screen provides the time in military mode
  • LCD screen flashes every 3 seconds when the batteries are running low
  • Retains programming when changing the batteries within a one-minute time span
  • Four-way locking feature available for use when the timer is disabled
  • Rigid acrylic flap with brush weather stripping to combat wind
  • Flap dimensions are 5 and 3/4" x 5 and 3/4 "

Size Chart

Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame Dimension 
Cat Flap5 3/4" w x 5 3/4" h6 7/8" w x 7 3/4" h7 3/4" w x 9 11/16" h

Additional Information



Flap Dimension

5 3/4" w x 5 3/4" h

Frame Material


Flap Material


Flap Colors

Tinted Clear

Flap Thickness


Warranty Period

3 years

Return Period

30 days

Flap Type

Single Flap

Your Maximum Pet Size


Operates On


Flap Opens

Pet Must Push

Flap Design


Can Be Installed In

Metal Door, Solid Core Door, Walls

Installation Instructions

Prior to starting the installation:

Make sure that the bottom of the template is about level with your pet’s stomach. You can place it lower if you would like. If you choose to place it lower, make sure that it is not too low that it compromises the structural soundness of the door/panel or forces your pet to stoop when in use. Ideally you would like the door to be placed so that as the pet is going through, the magnet comes in very close contact with the bottom of the door. This way the collar key will properly trigger the unlocking mechanism.


For wood/plastic/metal doors and panels:

Step 1: Take the exterior frame (the one without the flap) and place it on the material where you are installing the pet door.

Step 2:Trace around the outside of the TUNNEL part of the frame (not the entire outside frame). This serves as the template for your cut-out.

Step 3: Make sure that the line you've traced for the rough cut-out is level, as it ensures that the flap will open and close properly. When you are ready to cut, make sure to your cut is 1/16" of an inch OUTSIDE the line you drew in step 2. Use a jigsaw to make the cut.

Step 4: Dry fit the frames in the hole and ensure that the pet door is swinging properly.


For thin panels/doors 0”- 3/4” thick:

Note: If you door or panel is less than 3/4” you will need to trim down the liner on the OUTSIDE frame using a hacksaw or plastic cutting disk.

Step 1: Put the outside frame on the door and make a mark for each of the 4 screws.

Step 2: Take off the frame and drill the holes ¼” in diameter. Check to make sure they are level, as it ensures that the flap will open and close properly.

Step 3: Fit the weather seal for the exterior frame in the small channel that goes all the way around the backside of the door.

Step 4: Attach the exterior frame to the outside of the door and screw the interior frame on from the inside. If your panel is less than ¼”, use the provided ¾” screws. If not, use the provided 1-¼” screws.

Step 5: Check that the door functions properly. Tap in the screw covers.


For doors/panels ¾” - 2” thick:

Step 1: Drill out the screw holes on the INSIDE frame (this is the frame with the flap on it). The holes should be 3/16” diameter. Check to make sure they are level, as it ensures that the flap will open and close properly.

Step 2: Fit the weather seal for the exterior frame in the small channel that goes all the way around the backside of the door.

Step 3: Use the ¾” screws to attach the inside frame to the interior of the door.

Step 4: Check that the door functions properly. Tap in the screw covers.



Will this keep other critters out?

It is not an electronic door that requires the pet to have a key or microchip to trigger it. So it would not control who comes in and out, but when they can go in and out.

Do you have one in a larger size?

They only make the one size which is good for cats and very small dogs.

Are they only in white?

Yep, but the frame is paintable.

Can I get a clear flap?

You can see through it still, but it will be tinted.

Is setting the timer easy?

Programming the door is very simple compared to other types of electronic doors. All the instructions are included with the pet door.

Do I have to use the timer?

The cat door timer can be disabled so you can use it as a manual pet door as opposed to a programmable cat door.

How long to the batteries last?

Cat-Mate lists that they should last about 2 years!

Does it work well in more moderate or more extreme climates?

It does seal well and has a brush weather stripping surrounding the flap so you can use it 4 season areas.

Can I put this in a wall?

Yes, we carry Cat Mate Elite 2" Wall Liners.

Is this able to go through glass or other thin materials?

It can frame down do 0 so it is a great choice for plexiglass, wood, and glass. Keep in mind you can't cut dual pane or tempered glass as it will shatter.

Will this Pet door with timer prevent critters from coming in?

No, the timer function only prevents our cat from going outside during the curfew time entered by you.


Cat Mate/ Dog Mate/ Ani Mate 3 Year Limited Warranty

Guarantees your purchase for a period of three years from the date of original purchase against any defect arising due to faulty materials or manufacture. Accordingly, any defective item will be repaired free of charge or replaced at the manufacturer’s option provided that the defect has not been caused by neglect, misuse, or normal wear and tear and proof of purchase date is supplied. Your statutory rights are not affected.

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