So Your Pet Door Fits Your Pet, But Does It Fit You?

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.

Keep it Subtle

So you don’t want the hole in your home to be obvious. I don’t blame you. Take some tips from these creative pet-lovers and see how you can incorporate these ideas in your own home!

White Framed DoorGreen Pet Door Decor










Most pet doors can be painted over to match the color of your home. Just let your local home improvement store know what material you are working with and they can help you decide on the type of paint. On the right, a pet owner painted their Endura Flap Pet Door for Walls so perfectly, you hardly notice it is there. Need something even more integrated with the house? Get a custom built cover over the pet door so it looks like it has been apart of the house the whole time! The smooth fit will give your home the put-together look you’ve dreamed about.

Wooden cover on Pet Door

Front Wooden Panel











Another example is this wood cover for the Ideal Ruff Weather Pet Door; the framework on the house and doggie door match seamlessly. We love this idea because not only does it match with your house, but also additional security was added with a keyed lock.

The Ultimate Hideaway








Do you have a wall perfect for a pet door? Or, do you have one installed already? Attaching a doghouse might be the way to go! Making a great combo, the doggy door and doghouse hides the opening from would-be thieves while remaining aesthetically pleasing. Installing a door through a wall is a great choice; allowing flexibility as to where it can go. You can also remove the door and patch up the hole in case you move or sell the house. As always, wall installations can be tricky, unless you are particularly handy we recommend having a skilled contractor install it for you.

Show off Your Pet Door!

On the other hand, you may want to decorate and customize your pet door so well, it is a talking point. These customizations can be both functional and attractive. Just take it from some of our customers who showed us their creative side!

Got to give the short dogs a little help!








Having your pet door easily visible can be very convenient for your pet. For smaller pets, building a walkway is the best way to go for you and your pet. Stairs or ramps let you install the pet door as high as you want, without them, your pet would not be able to step over certain heights forcing you to install the door lower to the ground.

Stand over step










You can make your pet the most extravagant entrance! Personalize a walkway with a welcome mat and overhead cover (which also serves as a rain cover).

Personalized Pet Door Welcome Mat

Pet Door Steps and Cover

Now that you have seen what you can do, consider where you can get it done.

Entrance to a Pet-Only Location

This could include shying away from the popular door installations to a cubby under the stairs or a cabinet in the kitchen. Not only does this give your pet their freedom, but also incorporates privacy and comfort.

Pet Door in a Crawlspace under the steps










Websites like and Pinterest are simply full of great ways that pet owners are using pet doors to customize their homes. Check it out:

  • Houzz’s web gallery – Houzz has produced an online picture book of creatively placed pet doors.
  • Pinterest Dog Door Ideas – These pictures are a hoot! Take a look at the unique ways people are using dog doors to please their beloved pets.

Comment with any pet door decor ideas you’ve seen or tried!


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11 thoughts on “So Your Pet Door Fits Your Pet, But Does It Fit You?

  1. Susan McKeegan-Guinn

    In the campus trip in the rain what does the middle dog have around his snout?
    By the way, my two furry family members love their pet door. It’s just plain & ordinary and partially blocks the sliding glass door to the oUtside but the pet door works for us.

    1. Rachel Long

      Hi Susan!

      Thanos is wearing a Gentle Leader, an alternative training tool to a harness for walking dogs. We’re always happy to hear about happy pets & people, thanks for sharing!

  2. Claire

    The little human-like pet doors are absolutely brilliant! A great way to elevate the aesthetics of an unsightly pet door.

  3. emily bennette

    These are some really unique pet doors. I love the one near the bottom that has stairs and a cover over it. I would love to not have to worry about water getting in around my pet door. Something like that seems like it would help prevent water damage.

  4. Kairi Gainsborough

    I love the idea of choosing a pet door that matches your home decor. The wooden door with the matching frame is really cute. I like that it is made from the same materials as the rest of the house. I should look for something that matches my decor this well.

  5. John Mahoney

    I agree that if you are planning on having pets you should make sure you give them a way to get in and out of your house on their own. It makes sense that installing a pet door would not only relieve you from having to open the door for them all the time but it would also be good for them. It is important to remember that making sure you train your pet on these types of situations can help you enjoy their company better.