A new article on the Pet Business website mentions how pet products must be both effective and attractive; pet parents want products that work for their pets and complement the living environment. This applies to everything from food and water bowls matching the kitchen decor to pet doors.
The article interviews Joseph Ambrose, president of PlexiDor Pet Doors. He says, “Looks are important for dog doors too” and mentions that the frames on the PlexiDor dog doors and cat door are made from aluminum and available in white, silver, or bronze.
Mr. Ambrose also says, “It [the door] has to match the quality of their kitchen or their family room. People do not want paint that can be scraped off.”
The article goes on to mention how people also do not want other animals than their own to enter the house. “PlexiDor also offers the PDE Electronic Pet Door, which opens only when it reads the RFID on the pet’s collar. That way cats stay in, wildlife and svelte burglars stay out, and dogs come and go as they please. In addition, the wind cannot open the hardened acrylic door the way it might blow open a polyvinyl flap door. Also new from PlexiDor is a rain awning.”