Dog Gate For Stairs

Whether your dog is a puppy just learning how to manage stairs, or a senior dog struggling with their vision, you need a safe dog gate for stairs. These gates can protect your pet from accidental falls and injuries or from getting somewhere they aren't supposed to be.

Choosing the best gate is challenging, because you need to make sure it's tall enough and sturdy enough to deter your dog from jumping over it, but also easy to move for the human members of your family.

Not all dog gates are equal, and the safest gate for a young Pomeranian will differ from one for a full-grown Husky. You need to consider the height, durability, locking mechanisms, and gate mounting options.

If your dog is a jumper, choose the tallest gate available. Some breeds like Huskies can clear five-foot fences. If you have a bigger dog, try to mount the gate a little higher on the wall as they grow. A 29" gate will deter smaller breeds like Yorkshire terriers.

Evaluate the materials used to build your gate. Large dogs can build up significant speed when running. A gate built with flimsy materials may break with the weight of a bigger dog. Opt for a gate made from solid wood, aluminum, steel, or high-density thermoplastic. If you have a lighter dog, a plastic or polyester mesh gate is sufficient and can make the unit more portable. 

Determine which way you want the gate to mount to the wall. Some units permanently attach to your wall with drywall screws, while others use pressure-mounting. The permanent, or hardware-mounted, ones are sturdier but require tools for installation. Pressure-mounted gates are easier to move to other locations and are the ideal choice for rental properties.

The last thing to consider is how easy the gates are to open and close. Some gates open electronically, while others operate manually. Look for child-proof locking mechanisms if you plan to use the gate for both your toddlers and pets. Many models offer one-handed latches that use a button to unlock the gate and automatically lock upon closing.

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Expands Glow Stripe Pressure Mounted Pet Gate
Expands Glow Stripe Pressure Mounted Pet Gate

The Glow Stripe Pet Gate is a magnetic, spring-loaded latch that securely locks the door. The dual magnetic strips glow in the dark for easy visibility at night. A 19" wide door swings in either direction for easy walk-through.

Steel Pressure Mounted Pet Gate
Steel Pressure Mounted Pet Gate

This freestanding pet gate is a safe and secure way to keep your pet from entering your living room, kitchen, den, or any other room you want him to play in. The frame is made of strong steel and the door swings both ways for easy walk-through. The pressure mount makes installation simple. It comes in textured graphite or smooth white finish.

Stairway Special Safety Gate
Stairway Special Safety Gate

The stairway's safety gate is designed for maximum safety, with a baby or pet-friendly latch system that baffles toddlers yet allows one-handed operation by adults. The included optional one-way stop bracket prevents the gate from opening over a stairway, providing higher safety and more peace of mind.

Expandable Walk-Thru Pet Gate
Expandable Walk-Thru Pet Gate

Richell's new Autumn Matte Finish Pet Gate is designed to use at the top of a stairway or hallway opening, but also in other doorway/hallway openings throughout the home. The gate is equipped with an upper/lower locking system, which automatically locks when the door is released at 45°.

Safety Barrier Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Safety Barrier Wall Mounted Pet Gate

The retractable safety barrier gate is designed to keep pets contained in specific areas by preventing them from escaping. This extra-strength gate can be installed between doorways, staircases, hallways, decks, and patios to provide added security while keeping your pets safe.

Deleon Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Deleon Wall Mounted Pet Gate

The Tucker Murphy Pet Retractable Gate is the ultimate solution when you need a gate but want the flexibility of storing it out of the way. This gate can be locked in both the extended or rolled up/closed positions, offering visibility while creating a soft wall. The mesh allows for visibility while creating a soft wall, making this gate child-safe and great for most pets.

Easy Walk Thru Pet Gate Safety Gate Durability Dog Gate For House, Stairs, Doorways, Fits Openings 29.5" To 32"
Easy Walk Thru Pet Gate Safety Gate Durability Dog Gate For House, Stairs, Doorways, Fits Openings 29.5" To 32"

Easy-to-use pet gate for walk-through doors and stairways, designed with durability and safety in mind.

Dog Gate Safety Baby Stairs Doorway Pressure Mounted Pet Gate
Dog Gate Safety Baby Stairs Doorway Pressure Mounted Pet Gate

This extra-wide gate is easy to use: simply move the lever on top, and the gate will open wide enough for you to walk through. The gate can be opened from 29.5 inches to 37.75 inches wide, so you won’t have to worry about your kids or pets suddenly falling down the stairs or rushing to the kitchen or basement, somewhere dangerous without any signs.

Charlie Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Charlie Wall Mounted Pet Gate
$113.99

Extra-tall 41" model for openings from 24.6" to 42". Tucker Murphy Pet™ Charlie wall mounted pet gate tested by an CPSC-Approved lab to ensure maximum strength and safety. Lead and Phthalate Free to ensure your pet’s safety.

Free Standing Pet Gate
Free Standing Pet Gate
$86.99

The pet gate is an efficient and safe way to confine your pets. The gate is made of four panels that are secured together with sturdy hinges, allowing it to fold out into a wide Z-shape. Once folded out, this gate is free standing and may be used in front of doorways, entryways, halls, bedrooms and staircases.

The Stair Barrier Banister to Wall Fabric Baby and Pet Safety Gate
The Stair Barrier Banister to Wall Fabric Baby and Pet Safety Gate

Introducing the stair barrier wall fabric pet gate is an innovative solution for keeping your curious toddler or playful puppy at bay. The stair barrier can be installed at an angle and attached to banisters of all shapes and sizes.

Bonnie Extension Pet Gate
Bonnie Extension Pet Gate

Tucker Murphy Pet™ Bonnie extra tall 41" Pressure Fitted Pet gate (Model number DS-Bonnie-BLK) includes two 2.8" extensions for adding more pet openings to a tall gate up to 47” high. The gate can accept up to six additional extensions to cover a maximum openings of 47”. It has been tested by an independent laboratory to ensure maximum strength and safety. Lead free and Phthalate free, it ensures your pet's safety.

Levenson Pet Life Porta-Gate Travel Collapsible and Adjustable Folding Cat Dog Pressure Mounted Pet Gate
Levenson Pet Life Porta-Gate Travel Collapsible and Adjustable Folding Cat Dog Pressure Mounted Pet Gate

The Porta-Gate Travel Collapsible And Adjustable Folding Pet Cat Dog Gate is the perfect solution for those who want an easy-to-install and expandable pet gate solution that will work for various door opening lengths. This unique pet gate easily collapses and rolls up, taking up very little storage space.

Scandinavian Streamline Extra Tall Wall Mounted Pet Gate
Scandinavian Streamline Extra Tall Wall Mounted Pet Gate
$72.92

The Scandinavian streamlines pet gate is ideal for keeping dogs and other animals out of areas where they are not welcome. The pet barrier slides to adjust to wider openings, making it great for larger animals.

Metal Banister And Stair Safety Gate
Metal Banister And Stair Safety Gate

The Safety Gate in Black is designed to fit openings 31” to 46” wide and accommodates banister-to-banister, banister-to-wall, or even wall-to-wall installation. This 32.5” tall baby and dog gate is made of metal and comes with six non-removable side panels and two non-removable end panels.

Retractable Gate

This polyester mesh dog gate for stairs works outside and inside. It’s portable and includes a childproof lock, so your toddler can’t accidentally release the family pet. The light wood finish and metal mesh come in black and white, matching most decors, and is easy to clean. Choose between two heights and protect your dog from stairs as wide as 55”.

Safety Mate Expandable Wall Mounted Pet Gate

Choose from white, smokey blue, natural, and gray for a gate perfectly suited to your home decor. Made from rubberwood and wall-mounted, this sturdy gate can withstand most dogs. Use the one-handed child-lock protected handle to open the swing gate to easily pass through. At 29” tall, it will prevent most small to medium-sized dogs from accessing your stairs.

Pressure Mounted Pet Gate

This 27” tall plastic, pressure-mounted gate is perfect for small dogs and young puppies. Weighing only 8.7lbs, it’s easy to move, depending on where you want to keep your pup for the day. The light wood off-white finish matches most decors, and the swinging door allows easy access for adults.

Extra Tall Deluxe Easy with 2 Extensions Safety Gate

If your pup loves to jump, this 36” tall metal gate is a necessity. Pressure-mounted, this gate swings open in both directions, making it easy to get up and down the stairs. The extensions allow it to cover stair openings from 28” to 38.5”, making it versatile for most homes, and the hold open feature lets you easily pass back and forth.

Supergate III Safety Pressure Mounted Pet Gate

This plastic pressure-mounted dog gate for stairs has five placement options, letting you use it in multiple locations, including between wrought-iron railings. Its door sockets give it extra-holding power, and at 26” tall, young puppies and small to medium dogs will struggle to jump over it. Choose from dark brown or light white to match your home.

Tall Metal Auto Close Safety Gate with 2 Extension

Mount this brass dog gate for stairs to your wall using the included mounting cups. The stunning pewter color will enhance your hallway, and the Lokk latch makes it safe but easy to open. The door swings in both directions and can be opened with only one hand. If necessary, you can lock it in the open position.

3-Panel Free Standing Pet Gate

Choose from gray, brown, or white to match this beautiful free-standing pet gate to your existing decor. It folds up for easy storage and weighs only 11 lbs. At 23.75” tall, use it to keep younger puppies out of trouble. You can place this gate at the stairs as a temporary barrier or keep them in a certain room. However, this item may not be ideal for leaving pets at home unattended.

Walk Through Pressure Mounted Pet Gate

Although made of durable metal, this pressure-mounted gate has a beautiful white wood finish that complements home’s aesthetic. Fitting doors and stairways from 30” - 37.5” wide, it’s also chew-resistant. At 30.5” tall, it will deter most small and medium dogs, and the lift and slide lock makes walking through easy for the human members of the family.

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