TIRED OF EXPENSIVE AND INEFFECTIVE BABY GATES AND CAT DOORS?
We understand! And, that is why we created Door Buddy! To provide YOU with some relief from all these yucky and messy situations. Now you and your pets can your home without the hassle on your time and pocketbook.
Will it be strong enough to keep my baby/toddler out?
It depends on what stage you consider as a toddler. It is usually best to start using Door Buddy early when your baby just starts crawling. Then, when they reach the toddler stage they will know that room is "off-limits" already. If you start using Door Buddy when your little one is older than 2 years old then there is a chance that they will be able to push hard enough for the adhesives to come off.
However, please review the INSTALLATION GUIDE provided for alternative methods of installation. Using Method 3 is the strongest and will provide the greatest resistance to pressure.
Just remember that Door Buddy is intended to be a deterrent only and is meant to make your and your cat's life easier. Like any baby-proofing product, it is NOT a substitute for proper adult supervision.
Will it be strong enough for my dog?
For most dogs, ABSOLUTELY! Our customers have dogs ranging anywhere from 12 to 120 pounds and they love it. A lot of them are pleasantly surprised at how strong the adhesives are and how well it holds up to any added pressure.
However, please note that if your dog is a lot smaller than your cat or if you have a super aggressive dog, it may not work. If you're in doubt, make sure to check out our reviews for some experiences from real customers.
If you do have a large dog, please review the INSTALLATION GUIDE for alternative methods of installation. Using Method 3 is the strongest and will provide the greatest resistance to pressure.
My dog is smaller than my cat, will it work for me?
Door Buddy works best when your dog is slightly larger than your cat. We do have lots of customers who say it works great even though their cat is the same size as their dog. Cats can become pretty liquid and squeeze through tighter spots. We suggest judging it by head size or shoulder width.
If your dog is a lot smaller than your cat, Door Buddy may not work.
Will it work for my door?
Yes! Door Buddy works perfectly on left and right swinging doors, doors that push or pull open, pocket doors, double doors, and bi-fold doors.
You can even install on the back of the door for greater strength and resistance to pressure.
For more information on our installation process, it's best to visit our INSTALLATION GUIDE.
Here you will find our tips and tricks to ensure that your Door Buddy is fully optimized for your home.
What stops the door from closing and pinching fingers or tails?
Because Door Buddy is a strap it offers lots of flexibility in installation. However, that also means that it doesn't prevent the door from closing. That is exactly why we created the combo pack with the pinch guard/door stopper.
The pinch guard/door stopper stops the door from closing and prevents pinched fingers and pets from getting locked in rooms. Say goodbye to doors slamming shut as well!
What is the best way to use the Pinch Guard/Door Stopper?
The finger pinch guard/door stopper can be adjusted on top of the door to match the gap set by the strap to increase stability and minimize the movement of the door while keeping your door open.
It all depends on your needs. The adjustable strap and the fact that it uses adhesive makes it very customizable to either block or accommodate your furry friends and little ones.
Widest width (6-8 in) - blocks large dogs and bigger toddlers from entering the room while allowing smaller animals to enter as they want.
Medium width (3-5 in) - also blocks medium-sized dogs and babies from entering the room while allowing cats to enter as they want.
Narrowest width (approx. 0-2 in) - also blocks most cats and small dogs from entering the room.
Just plan ahead to determine where you want to place the parts, keeping in mind that the location you decide to mount each part will determine the minimum and maximum width of the door opening.
How do I remove Door Buddy?
To prepare for the removal, heat the adhesive with a hairdryer for several minutes to soften the glue. You can then use your hand and twist the plastic part clockwise or counterclockwise so that the plastic part separates itself from the adhesive that is still attached to the actual surface. Once the plastic is separated from the adhesive, you simply take your fingertip and roll the adhesive into a ball and remove it from the surface.
Alternatively, after heating the adhesive you can use fishing line or dental floss and slide it side to side between the adhesive and the door/door frame surface. This works really well and usually removes our product without any damage.
How much is shipping and how long will it take to get my order?
- USA shipping is FREE for all orders.
- Canada: Flat rate price of $10.50 per order or available on Amazon.ca
- UK: Available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk.
All orders are shipped within 24 hours Monday through Friday. Upon shipment of your order, you will receive a tracking number.
- USA: 1 - 3 ~ business days typically, but please allow up to 7 days due to the pandemic.
- Canada: 6 - 9 ~ business days typically, but please allow up to 30 days due to the pandemic.
- Europe: 7 - 14 ~ business days typically, but please allow up to 45 days due to the pandemic.
What if I am not satisfied?
We are confident that you will love your Door Buddy and therefore offer a 60 day, hassle-free, money-back guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied, simply return it and we will credit back the full purchase price.
However, we are dedicated to Door Buddy making your life easier! We are always happy to help you troubleshoot and will offer personalized suggestions to make it work better for your situation.