About Us

What’s our story?

Pet Flaps UK began during the pandemic when owner and director John Carolan was looking at the possibility of having a dog door installed for his dog Lola. Like lots of pet owners, his dog was great companionship during the hard times of lockdown and excellent motivation to go out for walks!

Searching for a local tradesperson to assist he was unable to find any reputable company that could help in his hometown. The more he looked, the more it became apparent that there was a distinct lack of professional companies offering this service.

Lola, being far too boisterous for the simple budget flaps, led John to realise that not only was there an opportunity for a professional installations business but for much better quality pet flaps than the decades old designs that people associate with the plastic flap rattling in the bottom of the kitchen door.

Although he had no knowledge of cat flap and dog door installations, with four decades of business experience under his belt John was able to quickly establish rapport with recognised manufacturers and soon had a sound business plan. Two skilled installers were taken on and very quickly the work started coming in.

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Deals were done and 3 major international manufacturers – keen to take market share in the UK – were soon eager for Pet Flaps UK to be their agent.

Before long, the phones were constantly ringing and there was more work than one man could manage in the office! Now the business provides employment for a team of over a dozen admin staff and installers. From the germ of an idea conceived in the worst of the Covid lockdown Pet Flaps UK now covers much the UK for all types of glass installations and the installation team installs into doors and walls in and around the major cities.

A real success story in these challenging social and economic times.

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We have installed over

2000

Cat Flaps and Dog Doors all over the UK from Belfast in Northern Ireland to Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland to Truro in Cornwall in our first two years.


We Install Dog Doors, too!

Dogs benefit from being able to go outside regularly—it reduces the chances of accidents inside if they can go out freely to use the toilet. Obviously, this isn’t suitable for all dogs—especially those prone to escaping from your garden or those who love being noisy by barking at the neighbours.

However, if you have a secure garden or area that you would like your dog to be able to use, you can consider a Dog Door to make your life that little bit easier. No longer will you have to get up to let the dog out and then back in again less than 5 minutes later when they realise that it’s raining! Dogs thrive in fresh air, relish being able to sunbathe and enjoy soaking in the atmosphere in their own outdoor space.

Dog Doors are available in sizes that suit most breeds and can be installed into most places—please ask us what Dog Doors are best suited for the type of installation that you need, and we will advise you further, so that you can choose the best Dog Door to suit your requirements.

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To find out more about our range of high quality cat flaps, or for your free, no-obligation installation quote, please get in touch.