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The Best Pet Doors for Screen Doors

Pet doors allow your furry friend the freedom to come and go as they please, freeing up your time and energy. However, sometimes the classic door mount or wall mount isn’t the right fit for your home. This is where Pet Doors for Screen Doors come in handy.

dog using screen door pet door

Pet doors for screen doors are the ideal solution for a quick, easy, and low-cost alternative to the standard pet door installation. We’ll walk you through some of the best pet screen door options so you can decide which one is best for your home.

Magnetic Bug Screen for Doorway

For a simple and economically friendly option, the Magnetic Bug Screen for Doorway is the perfect option. This hanging mesh curtain attaches to your doorway with secure thumbtacks and velcro for a simple, no-fuss installation.

The screen allows you and your pets to come and go freely from the yard while keeping bugs out of your home. This is a great option for pets and people alike, allowing outdoor access for your four-legged friend as well as hands-free access for people.

Magnetic Bug Screen dor Doorway

BugOff Pet Screen Door

The BugOff Pet Screen Door utilizes the same design as the Magnetic Bug Screen for Doorway, just at a slightly higher cost. Whereas the Magnetic Bug Screen fits doorways up to 36” x 83”, the BugOff comes in a wider variety of sizes for irregular doors. For cost-effectiveness, our top choice is the Magnetic Bug Screen. For size options, BugOff is the ideal choice.

PetSafe Pet Screen Door

While hanging screen doors are great for your summer barbeques and socials, they aren’t always the right choice for every home. If you already have a screen door and want to allow your pet outdoor access without having to open it, you can install a pet door directly through it. For a pet screen door, you would cut a hole through your screen and install the pet door in that hole, the same way you would a pet door for doors.

The PetSafe Pet Screen Door is a simple, low-cost option for this style of installation. The pet flap is made of screen material to match your screen door and to maintain optimal airflow into your home. It’s a great choice for allowing your dog or cat access to a yard, screened enclosure, or patio. Can’t decide if a hanging screen door or screen door pet door is right for you?

Check out the differences between the BugOff Hanging Screen Door and PetSafe Pet Screen Door here.

Cat using a screen door pet door in a window

Hale Pet Door for Screens

While the PetSafe Pet Screen Door is perfect for smaller dogs and cats as well as calm, larger dogs, it is a bit too lightweight and fragile for very large, active dogs. For a large active dog, the Hale Pet Door for Screens is ideal. Whereas the PetSafe is installed through your door such that there is screen material on all four sides, the Hale Pet Screen Door attaches to the screen frame as well for stability.

The Hale Pet Door for Screen Doors has durable aluminum framing and a lightweight, flexible flap for a lasting installation that your pets can enjoy for years to come. For larger flap sizes, it comes with a stabilizing bar for additional stability.

Now that you’ve given your pets the freedom to come and go, see how to keep your dog in the yard and how to keep your cat in the yard. If a screen pet door doesn’t seem like the right fit for you, check out our full selection of pet doors to find the installation option that works best for you.

Elizabeth Muenzen

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Elizabeth Muenzen

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Content Specialist
DOG PERSON🐶

Pets: My dog Benji is mixed Yorkie, Poodle, Chihuahua, and MaltiPom (YorkiPooChiMaltiPom?), yet he mysteriously bears no resemblance to any of these breeds.
Fun stuff: I love to cook!

1 comment

  • Thanks for your nice above description about magnetic screen doors which is very helpful for pets movement. It is an essential element for pets to get out or in by themselves. I like your above information very much.

    Mr Buddy Pets

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