With a mesh height of 34 inches, Retract-A-Gate is one of the tallest available. When locked, the mesh is held taut, so it is difficult to push down.

Retract-A-Gate’s tightly woven mesh fabric would be difficult for a cat to climb over.

Most cats are inclined not to jump up and over things; they want a flat surface to land on first before they jump back down. Since the retractable pet gate doesn’t offer a “ledge” for them to jump up to, most cats will not jump over the pet gate.

If your cat loves to jump and can jump over a three foot fence or safety gate, you will need a taller cat gate.