Best Pet Doors

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 15, 2017
Moving around freely is essential for your pets. Veterinarians confirm that lack of activity is bad for your pets’ health. Install a pet door to let your pets move freely inside the house and walk outside without any trouble. Our pet door review will help you choose. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
Type and Installation
Door size
Pet size
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Convenience
 
PROS
The double flap door won't let the cold air get into the house.
CONS
The frame is small. However, various door sizes are available on demand.
OUR VERDICT
The frame is sturdy and adjustable to your front door, wall of your house or garage. It's a suitable pet door for cats and small dogs.
detailed parameters
Type and Installation
Adjustable frame {keyword:pet} door for front doors, interior doors and walls.
Door size
8 x 10 x 14 inches (S size); M, L sizes available
Pet size
For {keyword:pet}s under 15 lbs (S size)
Material
Aluminium frame with polyvinyl flap
Convenience
A blocking flap against rodents, a telescopic frame to fit any door or wall.
PROS
This sturdy aluminium and glass construction is easy-to-install. You don't have to cut openings in doors or walls for it. And it won't let a draught in.
CONS
This pet door is very pricey, but you'll know what you're paying for.
OUR VERDICT
This pet door can be easily installed into any sliding door. It's a perfect option for houses and glazed verandas. The construction is compact. It won't reduce the width of your door too much.
detailed parameters
Type and Installation
Patio panel {keyword:pet} door for sliding doors. No cutting required
Door size
4 x 10.2 x 85.2 inches (S size); M, L, Large/Tall sizes available
Pet size
For small {keyword:pet}s under 15 lbs (S size)
Material
Aluminium frame with tempered glass
Convenience
Adjustable height, a blocking flap against rodents.
PROS
It takes only 30 minutes to install this pet door. And you will get a great door for a relatively low price.
CONS
In case of a very heavy rain, water can get into your house.
OUR VERDICT
This pet door is a perfect option for private houses. The 4-way locking system doesn't let unwanted guests (such as raccoons and possums) in.
detailed parameters
Type and Installation
Dog and cat flap for front doors, interior doors and walls. Simple installation
Door size
9.2 x 2.2 x 10 inches
Pet size
For large cats and small dogs up to 14-inch shoulder height
Material
ABS plastic frame with polyvinyl flap
Convenience
4 modes: "open", "close", "entrance", "exit".
PROS
You can quickly install this pet door in a house or a flat.
CONS
The flap may let the air in and cause a draught.
OUR VERDICT
A great pet door for dogs, especially large and middle-sized ones. The frame is made of high-quality ABS plastic. It takes little time to install the door. And it fits even interior doors.
detailed parameters
Type and Installation
Dog flap for front doors, interior doors and walls. Installation patterns provided
Door size
12.4 x 2.4 x 19 inches (EL size); S, M, SL, XL sizes available
Pet size
For dogs and cats up to 90 lbs (EL size)
Material
ABS plastic frame with polyvinyl flap and magnetic flap closure
Convenience
A blocking flap against rodents, a draught-proofing magnetic flap.
PROS
The pet door design features robust yet lightweight strong thermoplastic with aluminum lining, that guarantees reliability and long lifetime.
CONS
Sometimes moisture can still get in your house. Use the slide panel for more protection.
OUR VERDICT
This pet door is well-suited for large dogs. With this door, your pet will be able to go out and come back even when you're too busy to take it for a walk.
detailed parameters
Type and Installation
Adjustable pet door for front doors, interior doors and walls
Door size
10.5 x 15 inches
Pet size
For small and big pets up to 100 lbs
Material
Thermoplastic frame with aluminum lining, polyvinyl flap
Convenience
A blocking flap against wild animals, a draught-proofing magnetic flap

What is a Pet Door

Some of you have cats, some have dogs, but all pets need daily care and attention. A pet door is a cute invention for those who spend most of their time at work. It’s worth installing a pet door for dog or cat, so that your pet can go for a walk into the yard and come back, and you won’t worry about your floors, carpets and furniture! Pet doors vary in size and shape. The simplest pet door is a rectangular plastic or metal frame with a plate. Or it may be a more complex structure, like a mount-up installed in sliding glass doors. Here's our pet door review that will help you choose the right door for your pet.

If you are interested in this review, probably, our cat doors review will be also of great use!

What Features to Compare

Before buying and installing a pet door, you should find the place for its Installation and choose the desired pet door Type. They can be structures that you can mount in a specially cut out opening in one of your exterior or interior doors or in a wall, which is much more difficult. A pet door can suit both apartments and private houses. If your house has sliding glass doors, you can outfit your door with a pet door or pet flaps mount-up. Such pet doors require no extra openings in your doors or walls and will naturally blend into your design.

Pet Door Size is the next important thing to consider. Mind your Pet Size and choose the door cat or dog of yours won’t get stuck in. A small dog flap might suit a puppy or serve as a cat door, but eventually wouldn’t fit an adult dog your puppy will become some day.

Please consider the Material and the design of your chosen pet door. Installing a pet door means changes to your interior and exterior, whether it be your house or apartment. A small plastic pet door fits well to your main entrance door or wall of a private house, and you can choose the color by yourself. Bigger pet doors can be made of plastic or aluminium. Such pet doors not only match your interior, but also provide security.

It’s also worth paying attention to the Convenience of the chosen pet door. Check for an option to block the pet door, so that rodents, raccoons or possums wouldn’t get in. Look for a weatherproof dog flap if you need better thermal insulation. Adjustable depth of a pet door frame provides easy installation in a door or wall of different thickness. Setting a pet door panel height might be in use if you have sliding doors. All this determines the convenience of a pet door.

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PetSafe PPA11-10915

Type and Installation

This pet door option can be mounted almost anywhere, in your entrance door or the walls of your garage or house. All you need is to make a cut in the wall or door and install the pet door. The installation takes little time and effort. And you won't have to wait for a long time to see the results. Your cat or dog will love this pet door. Besides, your door with dog door will look neat and cute.

Door and Pet Size

A small pet door for small animals — it looks great and is ideally suited for pets of 15 lbs or less. If you like this cat door (it can serve as a dog flap for small dogs, too), note that the manufacturer also offers M and L sizes. So this pet door with cat flap is also suitable for middle-sized pets, if you order the proper size.

Material

If you're looking for a safe pet door that would serve you for a long time, we recommend paying attention to this one. This pet door is extremely durable and reliable — it features two high quality plastic blocking flaps, made of polyvinyl, and a strong aluminium frame. The pet door provides protection against rough weather and can be easily mounted in almost any door or wall.

Ease of Use

If you worry that draughts or cold air can get into your house through a pet door, we can assure you — the double dog flap system of this pet door creates an air pocket, not letting the cold air in. The telescoping design of this pet door makes it easy to regulate the frame size, so you'll be able to mount the pet door into the wall of literally any thickness.

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Aluminium Pet Door
PetSafe PPA11-10915
PetSafe PPA11-10915
 

PetSafe PPA11-13124

Type and Installation

This high quality pet door is designed for sliding doors (generally, for your inner rooms or verandas) and features easy installation. It requires no special cutouts in a wall or door, so you won't have to spoil the overall look of your interior. And it will narrow your doorway just a little, so you won’t feel any discomfort.

Door and Pet Size

This pet door comes in various sizes. Whatever size of a pet door you’re looking for, you'll definitely find the PetSafe Freedom Patio Panel ideally suited for your pet. The pet door we present in this dog and cat door review has dimensions of 4x10.2x85.2 inches (S size), suitable for small pets under 15 lbs.

Material

A combination of strong aluminum frame and strong tempered glass makes this pet door extremely durable, safe and stylish. It will elegantly blend into your interior and withstand heavy use, serving you for many years. This pet door is weatherproof and has a plastic blocking flap that won’t let any ‘unwanted guests’, like feral or stray animals, get into the house.

Ease of Use

The beauty about this pet door is its telescopic design. It can be easily installed into a sliding door of any height. This pet door may narrow your doorway a bit, but not to the extent that you feel any discomfort. With this lovely looking pet door, your dog or cat will enjoy walking in the yard, and neither unwelcome visitors nor bad weather won’t bother you.

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Deluxe Patio Panel Pet Door
PetSafe PPA11-13124
PetSafe PPA11-13124
 

Dog Mate 221WD

Type and Installation

This pet door offers a wide range of installation options — the front door, the wall and even the garage. And no matter what you choose, this door will look great and match almost any interior. All in all, the instruction manual is included with a door, so you'll have it installed easily and quickly.

Door and Pet Size

You know how difficult it can be to find the right pet door for your cat or dog. This particular pet door is great for very large cats and small dogs (up to 14-inch shoulder height) — such as Yorks, Pekinese, Dachshund, small Poodles and Spaniels. The dimensions of this door are 9.2 x 2.2 x 10 inches.

Material

This pet door is a reasonable choice for small pets' owners, featuring good design and materials for a very good price. This pet door is made of ABS plastic. It is durable enough to ensure its convenient use for many years. The pet door frame has a polyvinyl blocking flap. Its color is white, matching almost any interior.

Ease of Use

You know, pets, especially dogs, seldom care if they become dirty. If you want your pet to enjoy plenty of walks in a muddy yard and never soil your floors, you might want some time to wash your dog before it enters the house. This pet door provides several different modes ('open', 'closed', 'entrance', 'exit'), which are very useful to make the use of the door more comfortable. Besides, they can be very helpful to prevent rodents from getting into your house.

Dog Mate 221WD
Dog Mate 221WD
 

Ideal Pet Products PPDXL

Type and Installation

If the walls of your house or garage are not too thick, this pet door is for you. It can be installed in your front door, country house or garage doors. All you need to install this pet door is a screw gun. The door with a dog door might look not as attractive as you'd expect (which mostly depends on the exterior and interior of your house).

Door and Pet Size

This pet door is provided in various sizes, from the smallest options for pets under 12 lbs to super large dog breeds under 120 lbs. With this original pet door with telescoping frame by Ideal Pet Products, you are surely going to pick the one, which fits your pet best. In this dog door review, we focus on the pet door for medium dog breeds that need timely walking.

Material

This door for dog (and cat) is made of ABS plastic. Its polyvinyl flap can be fixed with a magnet, so that it won't swing and make noise. There's also a special plastic blocking flap to keep rodents away. You can rest assured that your pet will be the only one to get into your house through the flap.

Ease of Use

It's great if your pet can walk outside anytime they need. After installing your pet door, which takes only about 30 minutes, you won't need to come up to the door to open and close it for your dog or cat anymore. The pet will do it effortlessly itself. This pet door flap also has a locking system to prevent feral animals and rodents from getting inside your house.

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Installing The Original Plastic Pet Door By Ideal Pet Products
Ideal Pet Products PPDXL
Ideal Pet Products PPDXL
 

BarksBar Bar-0832

Type and Installation

The robust BarksBar pet door is made of reliable thermoplastic and has an aluminum frame. This pet door is ideally suited for installation in your main entrance door or interior doors. The included instructions will help you quickly make the necessary hole and install the door. The recommended thickness of the door or the plasterboard wall where you plan to mount the door should be between 1.25 inches and 2 inches.

Door and Pet Size

The door’s great for medium and large dogs of up to 100 pounds. If your pet is still a puppy, you’ll be able to train it so that it can go for a walk on its own when it gets bigger. This pet door has a flap size of 10.5 by 15 inches and a heavy-duty magnetic flap closure, so your pet will now go out and come back freely, even when you are at work, busy with domestic chores or simply have no time to take the pet out for a walk.

Material

The BarksBar pet door features a solid thermoplastic frame with an aluminum lining. It looks great and ensures a long service life. The discreet design of this pet door allows it to blend naturally with almost any door design in your house. The dog flap is made of polyvinyl with a strong magnet closure, providing for comfortable use and keeping the weather out. The pet door also includes a self-locking slide panel made of robust plastic, which allows you to restrict access when needed.

Ease of Use

It’s worth noting that this pet door is very easy to install. It comes with installation template guides so that you can make a perfect cut and mount the door pretty easily. The soft vinyl flap stays firmly in place thanks to its magnetic closure. The rigid slide panel helps to lock the door and keep the pet in. It also provides reliable protection against squirrels, raccoons and other stray and wild animals.

BarksBar Bar-0832
BarksBar Bar-0832
 
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