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Ideal "Ruff Weather" Dog Doors (aka Perfect Pet All Weather Pet Doors)

SKU# 03RI2

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Stock No: 03RI2

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Regular Price: $99.00

Special Price: $89.00

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Price From:

Regular Price: $99.00

Special Price: $89.00

Quick Overview

The Ideal Ruff Weather Dog Door provides a double flap installation in exterior doors. A wall mount kit is available that allows for installation in walls to 7.25" thick. This pet door is also marketed as the Petfect Pet "All Weather" Pet Door

Ideal "Ruff Weather" Dog Doors

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Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame DimensionStock No
Mfr No
Small 5" w x 9" h 6 1/2" w x 11 1/4" h 9" w x 13" h 03RI18
Medium 7 1/4" w x 13" h 8 1/2" w x 15 1/4" h 11 3/8" w x 17 1/2" h 03RI19
Extra Large 9 3/4" w x 17" h 11 1/4"x 19 1/2" h 14" w x 21 1/2" h 03RI20
Super Large 15" w x 23 1/2" h 16 1/4"x 26" h 19" w x 28 1/5" h 03RI21

Replacement Parts and Flaps for the Ruff Weather and Protector Series Pet Doors

Replacement Flaps   Ideal "Ruff Weather" Replacement Flaps

Wall Kit Ideal "Ruff Weather" Wall Installation Kit

Pile Weather Strip Ideal "Ruff Weather" Pile Weather Strip

Gasket Kit Ideal "Ruff Weather" Gasket Kit

All Weather Pet Door

The Ideal Ruff Weather Dog Door is self-framing for doors to 1 3/4" thick. It includes an all weather injection molded structural foam adjustable frame, weather seal gasket and nylon window pile for added insulation.

Many who have purchased this door say that it's easy to install, and even easier to get your pet to use it. With minimal interference, installation and first use can take place within 45 - 50 minutes.


There are two flaps: one on each side for better insulation and wind resistance value. There is also one locking cover. The magnet bar at the bottom 'floats' up to the bottom of the flap for a better seal at the bottom of the flap.

This pet door is available in four sizes and will accommodate small pets to very large dogs. When installed, it will protrude about 3" from the face of the door on both sides.

  A special wall kit is available to allow 'self-framing' in a 2x4 or 2x6 stud wall.

  A version of the Ruff Weather called the Protector Series (found in this section or in 'Petsafe' under the 'Manufacturers' menu) adds an alarm to the original Ruff Weather. This alarm sounds whenever the locking cover is unintentionally removed, which is good for additional peace of mind.

Replacement flaps and wall kits are exactly the same for the Protector Series as for the Ruff Weather.

Limited lifetime warranty.

PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 1-3 business days before it actually ships.

good door
How do you rate this product?

I purchased this door at Home Depot 5 years ago. Installation was a snap in a steel door. Just follow the instructions and use the template. I have replaced one of the flaps 2 times, but that is understandable given the harsh weather here. I recommend this door.

Terrible door
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We obviously read the description wrong and really are unhappy with this door. Unfortunately, I didn't see the door till it was already installed in a very expensive new door we purchased. This door is very thick and to get our dogs to go through it we had to rig it on both sides....with books and bricks. In windy KS there are many nights I have to seal it off because it blows open!

Great doggy door
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The door is larger than I thought but works great for my big babies and the double flaps are a fantastic idea. Works really well to keep the winds /rain/snow from blowing through on our 4 acres.

nice and warm
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I purchased this door last week and it took me 45 min to install on a steel door. A grinder with a cutting disk, 3/8 and 1/2'' drill mesh and a screw driver are all you need. I cannot feel any air leaks with my hand. Took me 2 minutes to show my 4 month old Brittany how to use it. Easy since the flaps are transparent. Just take the required time to draw the pattern for the bolts and door opening before cutting anything. I drilled the holes first and draw the door pattern on each side after that.

Great Product
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Up here in Canada with the cold winters this product is great

Verry good but could use modifications
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We have had the door install for over 10 years. We have high winds so I doubled the flapps on the inside and outside to keep snow out. Dogs have had no problems. KEEP YOUR RECEIPT. The warranty is worthless without it.

Dont buy it
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I purchased a Ruff Weather dog door at Home Depot. I asbolutely do not recommend buying it. It was a nightmere to install - there is no easy way to line up the bolts with the holes, and most of all there is a design problem - the countersunk bolt hole diameter is SMALLER than the bolt heads which keeps the bolts from engaging into their intended location to secure the dog door to the people door. DONT BUY IT. Btw, I am a handy man and a mechancal engineer so I know what I'm talking about.

Wal vs Door Installation
How do you rate this product?

Product lacks information on framing the door in "walls" .
I framed the door in a wall and used the "wall" extender kit and now the door frame extends out past the wall by 11/2 inches.

best door I've owned
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I've had this large size door for over 7 years but am losing it in the divorce. It is very well made and insulates better than the open able window in the door. I hope they are still made in the USA???

Product Literature Needs Information about using through wall vs. door!
How do you rate this product?

An installation kit for use through walls 6" thick or more is available, but not part of the basic package. We had to place a second order to get the wall kit.


Super Large Ruff Weather Dog Door
How do you rate this product?

We purchased this pet door because the one we had would blow open with the wind. The Ruff Weather door stays closed and does not let the cold or heat in.

One of our working K9's sustained a torn ACL and needed the large door for ease of exit and entry. This door fits the bill. Even our 10 lb Yorkie uses the same door.

Installation is easy and straight forward.

ideal ruff weather dog door
How do you rate this product?

Im on my second dog door, last one lasted 6 years, until i accidently locked the dog door while my shepherd was out she chewed it up trying to get in for 6 hours, I am very happy with this product and my dogs love it, installation was extremly easy, but I am a 30 year carpenter but I think most do it yourselfers could handle it it really blocks the cold air very well, however I noticed it came with only one locking panel, I got 2 on my first door, no biggie great door

Quality product/Hardwork
How do you rate this product?

This a good product but requires a great deal of knowledge to install beyond that of a normal homeowner. I used the wall kit and I had to saw and drill through 6"X 12" thick wood beams. Cutting the bolts off to length and restoring the threads is enough to intimidate anyone much less getting the bores and cut out to line up squarely.
I was able to get the job done in 3.5 hours using several power tools and special accessories.

Ruff weather x-large pet door
How do you rate this product?

We bought this one to replace the other one that lasted at least 15 years. It is perfect for us and allows our dogs freedom to go in and out. It keeps the drafts out with the magnetic strips. So glad we replaced it and Patio Pacific was very friendly and got the order to us very quickly

Manufacturer Ideal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet Size Cats, Large Cats, Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs, X-Large Dogs
Climate Suitability Temperate-3 Season
Wind Resistance Average
Sealing Value Average
Self-Framing Yes
Frame Material Plastic
Insulation Value High
Flap Material Vinyl
Flap Design Double, One Part , Flexible, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Replacement Flaps Available Yes
Ability to Lock Flap Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Top
Locking Cover Material ABS Plastic
Can Be Installed In Steel Door , Solid Core Door, Hollow Core Door, Metal Door, Aluminum Door
Adapter Available for Installation in Wall Yes
Warranty Period Limited Lifetime
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 15%
The Ideal "Ruff Weather" Pet Door



Installing the Ideal "Ruff Weather" Pet Door

IDEAL "Ruff Weather" or "Protector Series"Dog Door

Detailed Installation Instructions

Graphics showing the installation of Ideal Ruff Weather and Ideal Protector Series Dog Doors

Tools Required for Installation

Hammer and Awl (or Nail) . Drill and 3/8" Drill Bit . Saber Saw . Phillips Screwdriver


    - The die-cut template is located in the center of pet door. Remove screws holding the frame together; lift out template. Center template (width) in middle of door; tape in place. Position the top of the template 2" taller than your pet's shoulder. Important: Under no circumstances should the bottom edge of the rough opening be less than 3" from the bottom edge of the wood door.

    - With template taped in place, use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of template onto door. Use a nail or awl to mark inside edge corner holes (as indicated) and outer hardware holes.

    - Drill four 3/8" diameter inside edge corner holes. Next: Drill the eight 3/8" diameter outer door hardware holes.

    - Begin with one of the inside edge corner holes. Next: Using a saber saw, cut along inside edge pencil line.

    - Insert outer frame (A) into opening from exterior side (frame must be flush with door surface). Place inner frame (B) into opening from inside door and hold in place. Install screws (C) and tighten until snug. Do not over-tighten.

    Slide cover into guide channels located on both sides of pet door opening. Lock inside slide (D) with Shurelock TM red tab located on door's upper left side.
Ruff Weather Installation

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Ideal Pet Products Limited Lifetime Warranty We believe that our pet doors are the most durable on the market. That's why we were the first to offer a Limited Lifetime Warranty in workmanship and materials. All defective parts will be replaced free of charge. Limited Lifetime Warranty applies to the original purchaser only, with proof of sales receipt. Excludes flap or breakage of the glass panel.

A replacement part will be sent when we receive proof of purchase and a check in the amount of $10.00 to cover shipping and handling, payable to:

24735 Ave. Rockefeller
Valencia, California 91355
Attn: Pet Products Warranty Dept.

This warranty is void if damage to material is due to improper installation or intentional abuse.

As with any home improvement project, if you do not have the tools or skills to properly install your pet door, we suggest using a professional handyman or licensed contractor.

Ideal imposes a 15% restocking fee on all returns.