Category Archives: Cat Doors

Adopting My First Cat & Helpful Tips

A couple months ago, I adopted my first cat, Guster / Gus, from Woods Humane Society in San Luis Obispo, CA. My roommates and I never owned a cat before and we were thinking about getting one for quite a while. When we went to our local shelter to see what cats were available, we immediately fell in love with Gus. He was incredibly shy when we met him but he was so responsive to our pets. We were able to bring him home the day after. Follow his journey through his Instagram (@ThugsterGuster)!

It can be pretty overwhelming to be responsible for another life so preparation is key. Here are some tips that I found helpful when adopting my first cat. Continue reading

Insert a pet door directly in your sliding glass for optimum convenience!

In the Glass Pet Doors

What are my Glass Door Options?

So how to install a dog door in a glass door or glass sliding door is becoming a question we’re hearing  more and more often.  There are a couple of different ways you can install dog doors for glass doors in conjunction with a sliding glass door, sash window, side sliding window, or fixed panel glass door. The most temporary, simple installation of a dog door in your sliding glass door or window is with a pet door insert, which will sit just in the track of your door or window.  This should help clarify and answer the can a dog door be installed in glass question for you. Continue reading

Find your the patio panel pet door for sliding glass door

A patio panel insert allows you to keep from drilling into your home’s walls or doors. A great solution for renters, you will never have to get up to let your pet outside. These inserts allow you to use your slider normally. Once installed, you the insert attaches to your frame, leaving room for you to walk through. Your insert will take up some walking space, be sure to check the size chart to check panel width. This is helpful so you can gauge whether it is going to take just enough space or not. Lastly, most inserts cannot mate with your existing slider lock, so additional mechanisms will come with purchase. Continue reading

Always measure your pet for a door, when it is too high it can be too dangerous!

Stepping Over, and Out! The Step-Over Guide for Safe & Easy Pet Door Access

No matter where you’re installing a dog or cat door, a step-over should be one of your most prioritized considerations. The height of your pet door can affect whether your pet has trouble going through their door or not. This mean having the dog door too high or too low.  Keeping in mind how your pet will be stepping over their pet door from the start will save you time and money. Continue reading

When Dog Doors Meet Sliding Glass Doors

A Need-to-Know guide to patio panels! So your pet needs their own door but you need your that kitchen door or wall intact? A great option requiring little to no tools are Sliding Glass Dog Doors. These great panels do not ask to modify the frame of your sliding glass doors. Installation is simply placing the panel in the same track your slider slides on. The panel will meet with your frame and can even adjust to your track height with its spring loaded top! Continue reading

About “Self-Framing” Doors

Besides the screwdriver, self-framing pet doors can be one of the most useful tools when it comes to installation. These types of frames can give your DIY project a clean, finished look. For hollow core doors or thin material, before installing a pet door, these materials need to be framed out. Without a certain saw, this can be difficult. If you have an existing hole in your door or wall that needs a door replacement, a self-framing option can make the selection process easier. Continue reading

Best Electronic Pet Doors for 2019

Have you looked around and considered how many electronic devices you are using on a daily basis?  Our lives are totally surrounded by electronics assisting us, guiding us and sometimes frustrating us too.  They have even made their way into the world of pet doors.

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A perfectly measured sliding dog door makes for a happy dog!

10 Myths about Pet Doors: Exposed

So are doggie doors a good idea? Of course! Pet Doors are a great way to have a happy and healthy pup. There are so many options, how does anyone choose? The first step is separating pet door facts from fiction. Pet Door experts have come together to tackle the top 10 pet doors myths!

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Chinese Take-Out Container being used as a crown by a cat overlord.

In the War Against Dogs, Cats are the Purrfect Pet

Have you ever wondered which species is better, cats or dogs? Of course you have. It’s one of those timeless wars of the ages. Both sides have fought valiantly and sent their argumentative  volleys to the other side in the course of battle with valid, documented facts in well calculated, scientific debates. Today you might expect another, well written document calmly and collectedly explaining the benefits of our feline companions over their canine alternatives.

Today is not that day…

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