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We provide the U.S. with the best pet fence on the market. Pet Stop systems use the most advanced technology available, and include our unmatched service you won't find anywhere else. We're pet lovers too, and will make sure you and your best friend are taken care of start to finish.

Pet Stop Dog Fence History

Glance over the highlights below and you’ll see a few of the many features that have helped build the Pet Stop reputation as “the pet-friendly choice.” But we happen to believe we’re pretty doggone owner-friendly, too.


Two entrepreneurs named Bob Slattery and Bob Wolfe, the founders of ReachUSA® and ValPak of Cincinnati®, saw a genuine opportunity to make something better, an entirely different kind of pet fencing product. Together, they engineered a pet fencing model that improved upon the existing technology by incorporating a variety of dynamic new features.

1993 to 1994

Introduced a revolutionary new pet-fence that incorporated a number of industry-changing technologies including:

  • Rubberized Comfort ContactsⓇ to prevent pressure necrosis (a skin infection)
  • Flash AlertⓇ, the industry’s first low-battery light
  • Tri-ScannⓇ, a three-antennae collar to prevent blind spots
  • SafetyStopⓇ, to prevent over-correction
  • Zapp AlertⓇ, a warning system signaling a lightning strike or wire break


Pet Stop was joined by John Purtell, perhaps the most accomplished executive in the business. John founded the Invisible Fence® Company in 1976, managing its dynamic growth throughout the ’70s and ’80s from a start-up into the largest pet containment organization in the industry.


The Elite Receiver — the smallest, lightest, and most customizable collar in the industry


The UltraEliteⓇ Series 2 — the industry’s first universal receiver collar, programmable to work on any brand of pet-fence

GentleSteps™ — a safe and gentle way to gradually train a dog to a Pet Stop system

Gentle Spring Contacts — a retracting gentle alternative to rigid steel


The Universal Remote — a hand-held training product that works with any brand of pet-fence

Incorporated the Stopper™ Feature in all receivers. This Pet Stop exclusive is particularly useful in containing even the most headstrong breeds


EcoLite™ — the industry’s first rechargeable receiver for professionally installed systems, with an optional white light feature


EcoLite Plus with Charging Cradle Plus — the industry’s first rechargeable receiver complete with charging diagnostic cradle


Pet Stop Link mobile app for Android & iOS — the industry’s first mobile app which allows Link collar owners to connect their collars via BluetoothLE to use an extensive range of features

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