Dog food contest returns for 2015!

contestLast year’s dog food contest where a lucky winner received 1,000 pounds of Black Gold dog food was a success. We here at PlexiDor pet doors loved seeing everyone’s photos, and we have decided to do it again. 

To enter, all you have to do is visit this link, answer an easy question, and share a photo of your dog using a dog door. It can be any dog door, it doesn’t have to be a PlexiDor, and if you don’t have a dog door it’s okay to be creative.

Naturally, if you were to win and don’t want the food for yourself you can donate it to a shelter or rescue. Two runners up will win Dunkin Donuts gift cards.

 

Dogs process speech in a way similar to humans

Dog owners know their pooches understand language, and past research has shown that dogs respond to different parts of human speech, making a difference between content and emotional tone. New research shows that they process speech in a way similar to humans.

Naturally, this doesn’t mean that all dogs understand all human words. Dogs must learn our language, and different individuals can retain different amounts of words.

The study shows that dogs process words with the brain’s left hemisphere – just like humans do. This part of the brain processes syntax and words.

Dogs and humans both process emotional tone with the brain’s right hemisphere.

Does this matter?

It helps explain how dogs became man’s best friend – they can truly tell the difference between meaningless sounds and words that are important to them. They love us back, see us as their family, listen to what we say, and understand.

PlexiDor Pet Doors featured in Window and Door Magazine

PlexiDor pet doors in Window and Door MagazineThe October/November issue of Window and Door Magazine features the PlexiDor Pet door, and mentions that these dog doors and cat doors are shatter resistant with a material specially formulated to resist damage from sunlight, extreme temperatures, and high impact.

The high impact point is particularly important for households with large and giant dogs. There is a lot of energy in a running dog in a hurry to reach the outside, and giant breeds often break other types of doors.

The article also mentions that each panel is lined with industrial grade weather seal for maximum energy efficiency, and that the PlexiDor dog doors and cat doors are created with security in mind.

To read the full feature, click on the image to the right or follow this link.

PlexiDor Pet Doors featured in Business Observer

PlexiDor Pet Doors have been featured in the Florida Business Observer, in an article focusing on business growth and how Joseph Ambrose – company owner – pulled the pet door company out of the recession into a stage of growth. 

The article mentions, “The today at PlexiDor is wrapped around more than 50 lines and varieties of saloon-style, shatter resistant, two-way pet doors that go on the bottom of people doors. Prices range from $163 to $1,249 a door. The products are chew-proof and  made with hardened acrylic panels. The goal is to make something secure, sturdy and energy efficient.”

To read the entire article, click on the image below, or follow this link.

 

PlexiDor Pet Doors featured in the Florida Business Observer

The PlexiDor is a Fave Find in Modern Dog Magazine!

Modern Dog Magazine is a fabulous lifestyle magazine for modern dogs and their companions, and we are thrilled to be listed as a “Fave Find.”

MDM writes, “If you’re in the market for a pet door, we’ve found the perfect one for you.” and follows with “Not only will your pet have the freedom to go in and out as he pleases, you’ll save money on your energy bill too. Win-win!”

Thank you Modern Dog Magazine!

Click here to read the article.

PlexiDor is a Fave Find in Modern Dog Magazine!

PlexiDor dog doors featured in the Edmonton Journal

PlexiDor dog doors were recently featured in the Edmonton Journal. The paper wrote, “Doggie doors eliminate middle man. Let your pet hit the yard without the need for a human gatekeeper.”

The feature goes on with asking, “How many times a day would you use the door if your bathroom wasn’t inside the house? Now add the times when you leave to get some fresh air, a change of scenery, or to greet someone.”

This is exactly what the PlexiDor is about – freedom for the pets to go outside or come in without having to wait for the humans to get home from work or out of bed, and freedom from worry for pet lovers.

To read the story, click here to visit the Edmonton Journal’s website, or Read the PlexiDor article as pdf.

 

PlexiDor dog doors in the Edmonton Journal
PlexiDor dog doors in the Edmonton Journal

PlexiDor featured in Petsguide Magazine

The PlexiDor Pet Door was recently featured in Petsguide Magazine under the headline “Cool Pet Stuff – Things You didn’t Know You Wanted to Know.” This is an online guide for pet lovers in orange county and long beach. 

The feature describes key features of the PlexiDor pet door and mentions, “Their product development team has worked closely with pet owners around the world to design and engineer a strong, safe, energy efficient and dependable product designed for years of trouble free use.” This is a very important point, because the door has to work as well in a hot desert climate as in the frigid air of Canada or Scandinavia.

To read the full article, click here or on the banner below.

PlexiDor pet doors were featured in Petsguide Magazine

High-end homes with pet suites

Standard Pacific Homes is one of the nation’s largest home builders with around 190 communities around the USA. Building houses isn’t new, but some of the builder’s options are innovative.

The builder offers in-home pet suite and spa with everything from special storage for toys to easy-to-enter showers. The pet suites range from 50 square feet up to 170 square feet. The cost of the addition varies depending on size and area.

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PlexiDor contest featured in Pet Business

The PlexiDor contest where one lucky winner will get 1,000 lbs of dog food delivered to their door or to their favorite rescue has been featured in August edition of the Pet Business magazine.

 

Plexidor photo contest in industry news

 

If you haven’t entered the contest yet, doing so is fun and easy. All you have to do is submit a photo of your dog using any dog door. First prize is 1,000 lbs of dog food. Runners up win Dunkin Donuts gift cards.

PlexiDor pet doors featured in The Calgary Sun

PlexiDor pet doors featured in the Calgary Sun
Click on the image to see full article

The Calgary Sun recently ran a feature on PlexiDor Pet Doors, and readers of the May 17th issue can learn about the doors and see photos. 

The paper says, “For those tired of playing doorman to their dog, there is an answer – even for extra large breeds such as Great Dane, St. Bernard, Old English Sheepdog, Newfoundland, Irish Wolfhound, Rottweiler, and Grand Pyrenees.”

The article goes on with describing how the frames of PlexiDor dog doors and cat door are engineered using hardened aluminum that prevents bending, rusting, cracking, and warping.

Combining rugged and durable materials has resulted in a dog door that can take the pounding of large breeds that sometimes hit the door at a  full run.

The Extra Large PlexiDor dog door weighs approximately 18 lbs and can be mounted in a standard household door, or through a wall. The doors come in three colors – silver, white, and bronze. Each door is equipped with a lock, key, and steel security plate.

Click here to see more information on the Extra Large PlexiDor dog door!

PlexiDor dog food contest featured on petproductnews.com!

There is still time to enter our fun dog food contest and win 1,000 lbs of dog food delivered to your door, or to a shelter/rescue of your choice. The contest has been featured on petproductnews.com!

The website tells readers about the contest, and emphasizes the easy entry. Just submit a photo of a dog using a pet door. It doesn’t have to be a PlexiDor dog door; it can be any pet door. The winner will receive 1,000 lbs of Black Gold Premium Dog Food. Runners up will win Dunkin Donuts gift cards.

Win 1,000 lbs of dog food!

PlexiDor Pet Doors featured in the Regina Leader-Post

PlexiDor dog doors and cat doors featured in the Regina Leader PostPlexiDor dog doors and cat doors are becoming quite popular in Canada, because the door stand up to the harsh climate. The pet doors were recently featured in the Regina Leader-Post.

The article mentions how the PlexiDor pet doors feature saloon style doors that won’t require replacement of flaps, that the panels are energy efficient and shatter resistant, and that the doors are made for installation through a household door or a wall.

PlexiDor dog doors and cat door are constructed to provide safe and easy access for pets without the human having to get up and act as doorman. The doors have security features such as lock and key, and a steel security plate, and the electronic door can only be operated by pets with an RF-ID key.

See the entire article here!

 

 

PlexiDor Pet Doors featured in the London Free Press

PlexiDor Pet Doors were recently featured in an article in the London Free Press, mentioning how a multitude of items enable dog owners to offer their pets the best.

The article mentions that “we seem to finally have reached a point where we no longer have to justify a devotion to our pets” and continues with explaining how pet-friendly people nowadays don’t care how others feel about them and their pets.

The portion about the PlexiDor dog doors and cat door reads:

“If Snoopy or Garfield were to go outside on their own, the options for pet doors were once very limited. You had the flap and you had the squeeze, but nothing that matched the quality of the windows and doors on the rest of your house.

Now pet door sizes range from kitten to pony and are made from durable products, warranted against failure. You can still buy the vinyl flap, but it’s hardly an option for a Canadian winter. These days doors are lockable, durable and claim to stand up to whatever the Great White North can throw at them.

Manufacturer Plexidor specializes in a shatter resistant saloon-style door with an aluminum frame that’s guaranteed to never warp, rust, bend or crack. If you have the budget and the desire to make Lassie the envy of the neighbourhood, Plexidor’s Electronic Door and Electronic Wall versions feature a programmable panel and other elements akin to a house security system. Concern about a possum or raccoon following your furry family member into the house are eliminated with these particular doors. Only the dog or cat that’s wearing a special pre-programmed collar key will gain access.”

Read the entire article here!

Missing police dogs found

Photo belongs to Douglas County Sheriff's Office
Photo belongs to Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Late May, someone released thirteen police dogs from a kennel in Douglas County, Colorado. Ten of them were found quickly, but three have been missing for quite some time. 

The first of the missing three was found on June 2nd, around 10 miles from the kennel, and since it was only a couple of days after the disappearance he was in pretty good shape.

The second dog, Alonso, was found tied to a fence Thursday, severely dehydrated and around 20 lbs underweight. Alonso apparently spent most of the week tied to the fence with no food or water in the summer heat. He will be okay, but was found in the nick of time.

The last dog, Dux, was found in an abandoned house. He is underweight, but otherwise unscathed from the adventure.

At the moment, no arrests have been made and it is uncertain why the dogs were taken.

PlexiDors mentioned on petbusiness.com

PD mediumA 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.”

To read the entire article, follow this link.

PlexiDor Pet Doors featured in the Toronto Sun

PlexiDor Pet Doors were recently featured in Canadian Toronto Sun. The magazine says, “The options for pet doors were once very limited. You had the flap and you had the squeeze but nothing that matched the quality of the windows and doors on the rest of your house. Now pet door sizes range from kitten to pony and are made from durable products warrantied against failure.”

They go on with stating, “You can still buy the vinyl flap, but it’s hardly an option for a Canadian winter.”

Read the entire article as PDF, or see it online.

PlexiDor pet doors featured in the Toronto Sun

 

PlexiDor Pet Doors featured in the Herald Tribune

The Herald Tribune recently reported on PlexiDor Pet Doors. The paper tells the history of the company and the doors, mentioning the special K9 Composite panels specifically designed to be sturdy and seal weather out.

The article also quotes Barbara Cook who houses six Weimaraner show dogs. “I would have never put in a door if I hadn’t seen this one,” she said. “It gets a lot of use, that’s for sure.”

See the whole article here in PDF format, or read it on the Herald Tribune website.

Image from the Sarasota Herald Tribune