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
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
5 Pet door training Instructions for Dogs and Cats
Your pet is one step closer to freedom! Now, they just need the training to use their new door…Here are the do’s and do not’s for dog and cat door training! Continue reading
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
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
PetDoors.com has created a program to benefit animal rescues called Flaps for Fido. When buying an Endura Flap Pet Door, the consumer receives a 10% discount on the product by mentioning a non-profit animal rescue organization. PetDoors.com will donate a matching 10% of the original price to the mentioned rescue group! Continue reading
So, your pet has taken over your heart, and now their door has taken over your home. If you’re concerned about the appearance of this new addition, here are a couple of ways to make it your own with these pet door decor ideas.
You can choose to disguise the door the best you can, to hide all evidence that you cut a hole into your wall for your furry pal. Or, you can embrace the beauty of the pet portal and show it off to all of your visitors. I’ve included a few suggestions below for either case.
Choosing a Pet Door
It can be intimidating when choosing a new pet door. There are pet doors that are better than others based on the situation. Depending on your needs, you might want to spend a bit more on a high quality pet door that will last for your pet’s entire lifetime (and then some), or you might need a quick fix for a temporary situation. If you’re installing a pet door through your garage, you might have different concerns than if you’re installing one in your living room, too!
Not all dogs are made the same. Some are brown, some are white. Some have spots, some have stripes. Some are small and some are big…really big.
Since all dogs aren’t built the same – it would make sense that all dog doors don’t come built the same either. Mastiff owners might not be able to get away with the same doggie doors that cater to Chihuahuas and Yorkies. But not all pet stores are able to cater to the needs of all dogs – it takes a retailer with a large catalog and large heart to cater to the needs of Large Dogs as well as breeds with higher populations. Continue reading
There is a tune that rings all too familiar throughout the pet-owner community; lets see if you recognize it.
It’s the middle of the night, and there is a constant draft filtering into your home. You’re certain that the entire house is heated, and most areas upstairs are still warm. You search around for the source of the draft, but there are no indicators. The heat is at a comfortable setting, the windows are sealed completely shut, and none of your doors are ajar. The culprit; your pet door!
Yes, the pet door, your weather-stained passage for your beloved pet is allowing the outside cold air into your home during the winter– not to mention loads of insects during the summer! Continue reading