Our Story

Hello! Welcome to Doggie Divider…

We are a small family run business based in Leicestershire, in the UK.

Doggie Dividers were first created back in 2009, not long after we brought home our lovely Miniature Schnauzer puppy, Marley.

It became apparent very quickly, not having had a dog before, that we needed some form of barrier to section off areas of the house while we were out (and in!), initially, to stop those ‘little accidents’, where we didn’t want them, and then later, to stop everything we own being eaten or chewed until unrecognisable – from this, the Doggie Divider was born! 

There are, of course, other room dividers available, however, we found they were mostly tall, which block out light, and can easily get in the way, or, metal mesh type dividers, which our clever canines can claw open, but the main problem with these being that they are see-through, so, from a dogs point of view, it didn’t stop the appeal to want to get to the other side.

I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve visited a fellow dog owners home, and noticed an array of obstacles put in place to block an entrance, or section off a room – a random piece of furniture, side-ways lying coffee table, clothes airer, unfolded cardboard box…just to name a few!

After receiving lots of comments from family, friends and visitors to our home, asking where we bought our Doggie Divider from, we decided we needed to go into production.

We initially advertised and sold just through eBay, but were overwhelmed by the response we received, so we quickly realised they deserved, and needed, a website of their own.

Doggie Dividers were originally made just in the one standard height of approx 63cm (25 inches), purely because this was a practical height for our own use. Due to several customers asking if we could make them taller, they are now available in two heights, tall being approx 1 metre (39 inches). We do not want to produce them any taller than 1 metre, as we feel this would compromise the reason they were made – dividing off a room/area without blocking out valuable light and visibility.

As Doggie Dividers are made of separate wooden panels, hinged together, they can be supplied in various widths, depending on what is needed. E.g. we use a 10 panel Doggie Divider for the large archway opening between our kitchen and living room, whereas for a doorway or stairs, it may be that only 5 or 6 panels are required.

The simple concertina design means they are easy to fold away and store when not in use, and they can even be painted to ensure they fit in with the colour decor perfectly!

All Doggie Dividers are made by hand, by us. If you have any questions, queries or specific requirements, please do not hesitate to use the ‘Contact Us’ page, and get in touch.

We will try to assist and give guidance wherever we can, as we want you to find Doggie Dividers as invaluable as they are for us.

Karen.


Marley & Max – Co-Founders of Doggie Dividers!