The Best Pet Doors for Popular U.S. Cities

Pet doors are not one size fits all. In the same way that you can choose between glass styles for a new window—single pane, Low-E, dual pane—pet doors come in a variety of styles to fit your insulation needs.

In this article, we’ll give our pet door recommendations for a few popular U.S. cities so you can choose the best door for your location. Be sure to Measure Your Pet when purchasing a new door to ensure the proper fit!

German shepherd running into snow through the Hale Pet Door for walls

New York City, New York

In New York, severe weather protection is an important consideration when choosing a pet door. You’ll need a pet door that holds up to hot summers and cold winters without warping, cracking or fading. Endura Flap Pet Doors are the best on the market for severe weather protection.

The Endura Flap Pet Door for Doors is our top recommendation for NYC weather. It withstands extreme temperatures from -40℉ to 110℉ and winds up to 50 mph, making it the perfect option for New York City. Check out our list of the Best Cold Weather Dog Doors for more options.

Miami, Florida


For a larger electronic pet door, see the High Tech Pet Doors. They don’t use microchip scanning technology, but they come with a special collar key your dog wears to unlock the door.

High Tech Power Pet Automatic Dog Door with Wall Mount

Austin, Texas

In Austin, Texas, heat is going to be your main concern when choosing a pet door. We would recommend the Pride Pet Door for Doors in this city. Every Pride Pet Door has the same two-piece flap design that creates a complete seal over the pet door opening, keeping your AC contained inside your home and reducing your energy bill.

The heavy-duty flap is made from recycled rubber, heavy enough to stay shut in the wind yet lightweight enough for pets of all sizes to use. The black flap also blocks direct sunlight into your home for additional insulation.

San Francisco, California

In San Francisco, you’ll want a pet door that keeps your home warm and cozy in colder weather. We recommend the Liberty Pet Door for Doors for this city. Liberty Pet Doors are top-of-the-line in durability and weather resistance. The translucent flap is flexible and easy to use, yet high-quality and long-lasting.

The Liberty Pet Door is perfect for allowing your pets outdoor access while keeping your energy bill down during colder months. Liberty doors are similar to Endura Flap Pet Doors in quality, just slightly less insulating. 

liberty pet door for walls with two clear flaps

Los Angeles, California:

We’ll end our pet door tour in sunny Los Angeles. Our top pick for Los Angeles is the Dragon Pet Door for Doors. Dragon Pet Doors are a great option for mild, warm climates. All Dragon Door Models feature the same two-piece flap, which fully covers the pet door opening to keep your home cool during the summer months and warm during winter months.

Every part of the Dragon Pet Door from the flap to the frame has UV-resistant additives to protect the door from damage in warm weather and direct sunlight. An added bonus, Dragon Pet Doors are extremely cost-effective, making them a great choice for pet parents shopping on a budget.

We hope you enjoyed this list of pet door recommendations for popular U.S. cities. Check out the Best Pet Doors of 2022 for some more pet door recommendations.

Elizabeth Muenzen

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Elizabeth Muenzen

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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!

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