Our Brand – Pet Stop®…  The Invisible Fence® Alternative

What makes Pet Stop the best pet fence manufacturing company?

The answer is simple…

… It’s their people.

The difference is reflected every day in the spirit that drives their organization in everything they do. From product design to custom configuration to installation and training, they work hard to deliver a superior solution that works gently but effectively for you and your pet. Happy, healthy pets is their inspiration.

Everyone at Pet Stop is in one way or another an “old dog” in this business. In fact, the management team has over 70 years of combined experience. They’re truly the dog fence experts. And they stand behind a pet-containment solution that is simply superior to any other.

… It’s because of the nationwide dealer network.

Every local Pet Stop dealer is a caring representative who delivers the full expertise of the Pet Stop organization in person. Not only does Pet Stop have some of the most experienced pet-boundary professionals in the business; they are particularly proud of the fact that 75 percent of them were previously with competing manufacturers.

What does all this say about Pet Stop? The dealers know a superior dog fence when they see it and have opted to offer their valued customers the most responsible, advanced and safest dog fence on the market today. Call it a sense of duty to your pet’s safety or just plain smart business, but over 100 dealers moving to Pet Stop brand from Invisible Fence, Dog Watch, PetSafe Professional and others speaks volumes.

… It’s because Pet Stop is designed and manufactured in the US.

Pet Stop pioneered and patented many of the features incorporated in our equipment that protect your pet and bring you peace of mind. Best of all, the design team resides in Pennsylvania, where the product is manufactured. Their people are pet lovers who understand the importance of making a superior product, and relish the role they play in helping to keep your pet safe. It’s why they place so much emphasis on pursuing product development. When you select Pet Stop, you’ll experience a unique brand of pet-containment.

Pet Stop is the only hidden fence product made 100% in the USA. Pet DeFence proudly sells only this premium, American-made product.

John Purtell  – President of Pet Stop

John Purtell, a nationally recognized business leader founded Invisible Fence®, Inc. in 1976. He built it into what it is today. He once earned an esteemed spot as a finalist with Inc. Magazine’s  “Entrepreneur of the Year”.  John sold his interest in Invisible Fence® in 1993. In 2002 Invisible Fence® was bought by venture capitalists who laid-off employees, closed the plant in Pennsylvania and moved production to China.  Eyeing an opportunity to return to the industry he’d help create, John hired back laid-off workers and brought back jobs and production to the USA.


Former Chief Engineer of the Invisible Fence® brand, Scott remains a leader in pet containment. He has composed several patents while overseeing the development of numerous products that have gone on to define the industry standard. Scott is a crucial part in developing Pet Stop’s innovative and groundbreaking designs.

Why Pet DeFence Chose the Pet Stop® Brand

Of all the pet containment companies vying for our attention, Pet Stop® is the only one to combine the depth of knowledge, commitment to technology, and genuine love of pets to produce the finest, most reliable pet containment system we could find. Pet DeFence staked our reputation on the Pet Stop® brand. It is our flagship system. We know we can trust their products to deliver the best solutions for you. We are so proud of it that we call it “OUR” brand.

Invisible Fence® versus Pet DeFence Hidden Fence

A Quick Comparison…

If you are shopping for a dog fence in Johnson County (Leawood, Lenexa, Olathe, Overland Park and all other cities), Kansas City, Lawrence and beyond, you will encounter both of these companies. Here’s why you should choose Pet DeFence.

Pet DeFence or Invisible Fence®? Want a Local Contractor?

Since 1994, Pet DeFence Hidden Dog Fences has been continually owned and provided professional installation, training and service to over 8,000 pets and their families. Invisible Fence® dealerships have been owned by at least five different contractors in Kansas City and moved around to various locations. We believe so strongly in our brand and business model that we turned down multiple offers from Invisible Fence® throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Today’s local Invisible Fence® dealership is run out of state via an 800 phone number and a contractor with a van. Do want a local response?

Already own Invisible Fence®? Pet Stop is compatible.

As a small local contractor, Pet DeFence has provided service for hundreds of former Invisible Fence® clients. Sometimes service is as easy as an adjustment or wire repair, but with the current levels of warranty offered, many clients find themselves without warranty. Pet DeFence offers compatibility with programmable components for many Invisible Fence® systems.