Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SureFlap Microchip Cat Door-Give-Away!

 I would often see homes with traditional cat doors and  wonder if the cat can enter the home, what other creature  far less desirable  could possibly enter? The thought of creatures such as rats, raccoon, possum, etc. would make me shudder.

 Since I have an indoor kitty I didn't have to trouble myself with such things.

That is until I was asked if I would feature the SureFlap Microchip Cat Door on  Cat Chat.  At first I refused because I don't have a need for a cat door since I am in an apartment/condo building, but when I read about the features of this unique cat door I felt I had to share it with those of you who would find this product to be highly beneficial!



SureFlap originated in the United Kingdom and was invented by the President of SureFlap, Nick Hill, Ph.D. He is the proud pet parent of Flipper, a tuxedo cat that was the impetus behind the invention of SureFlap.  Before he invented SureFlap, Dr.Hill had a standard cat door that allowed other cats that followed Flipper home, inside. These cats  would fight with Flipper, eat his food and "spray" the kitchen!

Dr. Hill is a physicist and used his extensive educational background to create SureFlap. He feels his product will add a new level of convenience for cat owners who can't always be there to let their cat in or out. It allows the cat to enter or leave at its leisure while keeping stray, possibly dangerous animals, OUT. Dr.Hill wanted to create a high-tech cat door that would provide safety and peace of mind.

SureFlap:

Allows only cats whose microchips are stored within the product to enter a home.

It is powered by 4 AA batteries and only powers up when a cat tries to enter/leave a home.

SureFlap works with a cat's existing FDXA, FDXB or Avid Secure/Encrypted microchip (these encompass the vast majority of microchip types).


SureFlap will work even if a cat wears a collar with a metallic bell or tag.

SureFlap stores the unique identities of up to 32 cats.

SureFlap is compact and suitable for most cat breeds with its 5.59" wide by 5.39" tall entry door.  (Some large breeds of cat, such as the Maine Coon, may have difficulty using it. They are currently working to develop a larger version of SureFlap, which is appropriate for small dogs and larger cats and it should be available during the first half of 2012.

SureFlap is easy to install in doors, windows and walls and glass mounting and wall installation kits are available.

To read more about SureFlap click here



SureFlap may be purchased for $149.99 plus shipping & handling at www.sureflap.com but ONE LUCKY READER OF CAT CHAT is going to win a SureFlap of their own! (U.S. ONLY PLEASE)

HOW TO ENTER (all steps are mandatory):

1.) You MUST be a subscriber of Cat Chat.

2.) "LIKE"  SureFlap  on Facebook and leave a comment saying Cat Chat sent you. You can do that here

3.) Leave a comment stating that you wish to be entered to win a SureFlap and that you have completed the above entry requirements.

All entries must be received by 11pm EST MONDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 2011, the winner will be announced WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th, 2011.

Good Luck!

In full disclosure we were not compensated for this blog post. We were offered a SureFlap but with our living situation there was no need for us to have one.  We gratefully accepted the offer of giving away one SureFlap to one of our lucky readers. We opted on our own to feature SureFlap because we liked its features and benefits and feel that it is a useful product. All opinions are strictly our own.

34 comments:

  1. Woof! Woof! How neat ... I wonder if they have one for dogs. My kitty friends will like this ... so we are entering your giveaway. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  2. Woof! Woof! Me again ... LIKE Sure Flap on FB. We know we are friends on FB ... your link above for "CAT CHAT ..." does not work. I manualy did a FB search and it says unavaiable profile. Check it out!
    Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  3. Ugh Sugar!!!! I tried the link last night before I posted and it did work, I noticed the same thing right now on FB, can't get in. I may take that requirement off. Have no idea what is going on with FB! Yes these are for dogs too but for right now small dogs, a larger flap is hopefully going to be on the market in 2012.

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  4. That looks like a flapp'in good giveaway. Meow.

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  5. @Sharon lol, not considering this to be an entry because you didn't way you want to be entered! :) But thanks, it IS! That's a big savings to get it free!

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  6. I am a subscriber to your blog
    3 giggly monsters
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  7. I like SureFlap on fb and left comment
    Alisha Kostiuk
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  8. I would like to be entered into this giveaway and I have done all of the requirements. thank you
    megankayden@yahoo.com

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  9. Our neighbor had a kitty door. One morning there was a skunk eating the kitty food. Another morning a raccoon. When they were finished they would leave, BOL
    Benny & Lily

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  10. That's a pretty cool invention! They should make one for dogs as well! Good luck to all the cats out there entering the giveaway.

    Nicole

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  11. We have a family member who has a kitty that would love this! We subscribe via google reader.

    kari@houndgirl.com

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  12. We wants to enter the SureFlap contest we completed the entry requirements. Mommy is Alasandra Alawine on FB. Daddy might let us have a cat door if he didn't have to worry about other creatures coming in.

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  13. Didn't have a problem with FB, we saw the other comments so we thought we would let you know.

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  14. we liked sure flap on facebook under Hound Girl and left a comment on their wall.

    kari@houndgirl.com

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  15. We are trying to be friends with on facebook but it wasnt working, we will try again later. We did do all the steps.

    kari@houndgirl.com

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  16. Hi Caren and Cody!
    A cat flap! That only lets in the right cats! We will have to look more at this.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  17. Wow, what a great idea! Our boys are indoor only, so we'll pass on entering the contest. But that is going to be an awesome prize for the lucky winner! :)

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  18. Wow what a great idea, right now we just meoooooow for the humans to let us out.

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  19. And invented in the UK!!! ;) If only I could get Austin to go through the one we've got!!! lol Sounds a great idea :)

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  20. @3 giggly monsters, thanks for coming by and thanks for following all of the steps! you are entered!

    @Carolyn it IS a great idea!

    @Erika and Blair yep it is a great idea, are you entering? Same w/Carolyn, if you are entering I please need to know that you are and that you completed the steps :) otherwise I will assume you aren't entering :)

    @meowmeowmans Cody is indoor only too, they did say you could install it if you want a door for them to go through to enter into other rooms, something to think about :)

    @Nellie okey doke! If you decide to enter please let me know :) Hugs and kisses!

    @Hound Girl thanks for completing the steps! you are entered!

    @Artemisia thanks so much! One of the previous requirements (that I deleted) was to like Cody's page on FB...for some reason that page hasn't been showing since early this morning. I Googled it and it doesn't appear to have been canceled, some people said this has happened to their page periodically, it says the profile of Cat Chat With Caren & Cody isn't available at this time and to try again later. It has been HOURS! Didn't know that the SureFlap page was doing the same thing but I am glad you didn't have any trouble :) You are entered!!
    Good luck to you and everyone who has entered so far, this is one pawsome prize!

    @Nicole, small dogs CAN use this! They are in the process of working on a design for larger cats/dogs for 2012 :)

    @Benny and Lily, they are lucky that that isn't all that they did! That is why they designed this door to only work with a microchip, it leaves out "unwanted guests!" :)

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  21. So lucky winner will be excited but I'll have to pass, no outside allowed, no collars, no chips and no dip! Sounds darn cool though!!!

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  22. Brian thanks so much for stopping by and I agree the winner will be super excited! No outside allowed here either, Cody doesn't wear a collar either and "no chips, no dip" but I have been considering getting him a "chip". Thanks so much!

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  23. I 5 cats want to enter please
    katielynnmitchell@gmail.com

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  24. What a neat idea :-) I will have to pass on it, too. Bazinga is an indoor kitty =^.^= and is allowed out only under strict supervision, harness, & leash. I'll have to see if my sister may be interested; her cats are indoor/outdoor.

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  25. @Katie, no problem! Just please be sure you completed all 3 steps :) Good Luck!

    @chocolateangel I understand, so is Cody. Tell your sister! :)

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  26. Gee, that sounds like a cool gizmo :) We are indoor kitties too, so do not need one. It is good to know other animals would not be able to get inside ;)
    We look forward to seeing the winner and how they enjoy the Sure Flap :)

    Purrs Tillie and Georgia

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  27. This guy is a genius! We would love to have one of these!

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  28. @Tillie and Georgia thank you for wishing the others good luck! That is so sweet of you! We can't wait to see who wins either!

    @Tucker ok! Thank you! Good luck!! Hope you "liked" them on Facebook too!!! Best of Luck!

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  29. That looks cool, but there's nowhere outside for me to go--just dirty sidewalks and asphalt and traffic. Sigh.

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  30. We don't need a cat door, but wow, that is such a cool one! I have wondered about the safety of cat doors too, but this is brilliant!

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  31. Hi everyone,

    Wow so much interest in the SureFlap Microchip Cat Door - how fabulous! Good luck to everyone entering this giveaway!

    Just wanted to comment on the queries regarding whether or not the SureFlap is suitable for dogs. As Cat Chat have mentioned, we are bringing out a larger version of the SureFlap next year, which will be suitable for large cats and small dogs.

    The current size is only really big enough for dogs that are the same size as cats or smaller. We cannot completely guarantee that a dog's microchip will be read accurately in the current size of the SureFlap because it depends on the length of a dog's nose and therefore the distance between the microchip and end of the dog's nose (i.e. the microchip might be too far away for it to be read accurately). However, we can offer a tag mounted microchip to get around this.

    Technical spiel over and good luck everyone!

    With best wishes,

    The SureFlap Team

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  32. You can easily install microchip cat flap on corridors by using simple household tools. The Moveable flutter allows your pet, cat to come inside and exit from shelter without any difficulty.

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  33. Veterinary doctors prefer area just under the shoulder of pet, cat for injecting microchips with safe and sound.


    Microchips For Cats

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