Ideal "Deluxe" Pet Doors For Doors

SKU# 03RI1

  • One of the most versatile pet doors in regards to installation options
  • Installs in a variety of materials 1/2" to 1 3/4" thick
  • Proves to be easy to train pets pets of all sizes to use with clear, flexible flaps
  • Durable aluminum framing is built to last
  • Covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 3-5 business days before it actually ships.

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Ideal "Deluxe" Pet Doors For Doors
The Ideal Deluxe is a versatile door with an aluminum frame and a flexible flap. Capable of servicing dogs of varying sizes and has the durability to last.

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  • One of the most versatile pet doors in regards to installation options
  • Installs in a variety of materials 1/2" to 1 3/4" thick
  • Proves to be easy to train pets pets of all sizes to use with clear, flexible flaps
  • Durable aluminum framing is built to last
  • Covered by a 1 year manufacturer warranty
  • PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 3-5 business days before it actually ships.
SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut-OutOutside Frame DimensionStock No
Mfr No
Small (Discontinued)5" w x 7" h5 3/8" w x 9 1/4" h7 1/4" w x 10 3/4" h03RI11
Medium7" w x 11 1/4" h7 1/2" w x 13 1/2" h9 15/16" w x 15" h03RI12
Extra Large10 1/2" w x 15" h11 1/4" w x 17 1/2" h12 13/16" w x 18 3/4" h03RI13
Super Large15" w x 20" h15 1/2" w x 22 5/8" h17 11/16" w x 23 5/8" h03RI14

Don't know which flap size to get? Here is a measurement guide to help you out

Replacement Flaps for this pet door are available at  Ideal "Deluxe"Replacement Flaps.

Ideal Deluxe Pet Doors

A simple pet door that gets the job done, the aluminum frame is more sturdy than plastic alternatives. It has a uniquely broad self framing range so you can install in a variety of applications. This is one of the most popular economy style doors on the market used primarily in moderate climates.

Features of the Deluxe Doors

  • Clear flap with a single long magnet across the bottom pulls a metal strip crimped to the bottom of the flap to help keep it sealed.
  • Sturdy aluminium frame available in White.  
  • The self-framing adjustment range is 1/2" to 1 3/4" which will accommodate most regular interior and exterior doors, and storm doors.
  • Includes a closing cover to shut off the pet door when not in use.

Perfect Time for the an Ideal Deluxe

  • The clear, easy-to-open flap makes this a great door for multiple size dogs sharing, or even more timid dogs and cats.
  • Great affordable option for your basic pet door.
  • Metal dog door frames are more durable than plastic frames, so will stand up to more abuse.
  • PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 3-5 business days before it actually ships.

PLEASE NOTE: This product ships directly from the manufacturer and may take 3-5 business days before it actually ships.

Customer Reviews

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  • New Door Frane size review by kenneth
    5 5 New Door Frane size

    the frame for new extra large door that I bought from you fit perfectly in the cutout for the old one I got from you years ago, what a work saver

    (Posted on 12/19/2018)

  • My German Shepherd easily removed the front magnetic flap. review by Scott
    5 2 My German Shepherd easily removed the front magnetic flap.

    Easy to install and easily destroyed. The flap was flimsy and cheap. I thought for the expensive price it would be a better product.

    (Posted on 3/27/2018)

  • Easily adjustable review by WValen
    5 4 Easily adjustable

    I installed the door in my screened lanai. Had to build a 2x4 frame secured to the aluminium structure and then install the pet door with slightly longer screws than what was included. But it worked fine.

    (Posted on 3/23/2018)

  • Excellent review by Veronica
    5 5 Excellent

    Had many of these over the years. We all love them!!

    (Posted on 2/23/2018)

  • great! review by Jim
    5 4 great!

    very sleek love the clear flap and closes really fast.

    (Posted on 12/5/2017)

  • Perfect for our 96 lb Golden Doodle review by Kirk
    5 5 Perfect for our 96 lb Golden Doodle

    This door was so easy to install. I have a 1 inch thick storm door and this was a perfect fit!

    (Posted on 11/29/2017)

  • Great experience review by Sue
    5 5 Great experience

    Fabulous dog door!

    (Posted on 7/17/2017)

  • FABULOUS review by Tallie
    5 5 FABULOUS


    (Posted on 2/22/2017)

  • Great Door review by Brent
    5 5 Great Door

    Great previous reviews, within budget, arrived quickly, installation was easy and the dogs love it!

    (Posted on 2/15/2017)

  • Bella loves it! review by Jen
    5 5 Bella loves it!

    Very happy with this door and my black lab Bella loves it! We had installed a cheap door with a hard plastic flap and Bella kept getting smacked in the face with it and eventually wouldn't go through it anymore. So we had to look for a door that had specific dimensions to cover the hole we already made in the door. This door was twice as big as the other one and we were concerned when we ordered it that it would be way too big. Well it is big but Bella LOVES it and it's music to our ears everytime we hear her go through it. And the bonus is that her larger dog friends can also fit through it. You get what you pay for! And now we have a much sturdier door and a very happy Bella. The only downside is the insert cover is plastic and a bit flimsy. If I kicked through it hard enough it would break. I do wish it were much thicker so I wouldn't worry about someone trying to break in when we are on vacation.

    (Posted on 9/2/2016)

  • 5 Stars review by Evan
    5 5 5 Stars

    5 Stars

    (Posted on 9/1/2016)

  • 5 stars! review by Syl
    5 5 5 stars!

    Repeat customer - we had this same dog door in our last house. We searched for it, because we knew we wanted the same!

    (Posted on 9/1/2016)

  • We chose this door as it was the only one that was adaptable to use with a aluminum storm door. review by Foxy
    5 5 We chose this door as it was the only one that was adaptable to use with a aluminum storm door.

    Our 15" beagle loves the freedom to come and go as she pleases through our side garage door. With the pet door in the storm door she is in a heated or air conditioned environment all the time indoors and never without the access to the outside. She easily hops through the medium size and no flies enter the inside of the garage. After 2 years we don't see any signs of wear.

    (Posted on 8/31/2016)

  • Great review by Marg
    5 5 Great

    Great product, easy install. Got the dark bronze, great color. Mounted on custom screen door on screened patio. Very secure and easy slide panel is a must!

    (Posted on 8/31/2016)

  • Very nice review by Chevy
    5 5 Very nice

    It was easy to install in Storm-screen combination door. We have 7 dogs and 2 cats, so it gets a lot of use. My one dog goes in an out at least 25 time a day. She could work for consumer reports. So far it is holding up well. It is nice that you have replacements if needed.

    (Posted on 11/11/2014)

  • Excellent Pet Product review by Commissioner
    5 5 Excellent Pet Product

    I ordered this pet door for an interior basement door for my cats. Plastic doors friends have for their pets always had installation or durability issues. The metal framed doors and the excellent magnetic strip are the best.

    (Posted on 7/28/2014)

Weight 7.0000
Manufacturer Ideal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet Size Cats, Large Cats, Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs, X-Large Dogs
Climate Suitability Mild or Utility
Wind Resistance Low
Sealing Value Low
Self-Framing Yes
Frame Material Extruded Aluminum
Insulation Value Low
Flap Material Vinyl
Flap Design Single, Flexible, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Replacement Flaps Available Yes
Ability to Lock Flap Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Top
Locking Cover Material ABS Plastic
Can Be Installed In Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Metal Door, Solid Core Door, Steel Door
Warranty Period 1 year
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 0

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Ideal Deluxe Pet Door Installation Video

Ideal "Deluxe" Pet Door Detailed Installation instructions



Scissors . Hammer and Awl (or Nail) . Drill and 3/8" Bit . Saber Saw . Phillips Screwdriver

    • 1. Determine template placement - Using scissors, cut template along dotted lines as indicated. Center template (width) in middle of door; tape in place. Position the top of the template 2" taller than your pet's shoulder. Important: Under no circumstances should the bottom edge of the rough opening be less than 3" from the bottom edge of the wood door.
    • 2. Outline pet door opening - With template taped in place, use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of template onto door. Use a nail or awl to mark inside edge corner holes and outer hardware drill holes.
    • 3. Drilling holes - Drill four 3/8" diameter individual holes (the inside edge corner locations will serve as a guide). Next: Drill the 3/8" diameter outer door hardware holes.
    • 4. Cutting the opening - Begin with one of the inside edge corner holes. Next: Using a sabre saw, carefully cut along the pencil line.
5. Assembly & Adjustment (See Diagram 1) - Insert outer frame (A) (no flap) into opening from exterior side. Make certain frame is flush with door surface. No adjustment is necessary if frame does not extend beyond interior opening. If part of the outer frame extends into interior, remove "break-off" levels on outer frame (B) as required. Use pliers to break off a single level at a time starting at top, bottom then sides. Start at corner and bend metal inward toward center in 2" intervals. Caulking is recommended under outer frame. Place inner frame (C) (with flap) into opening from inside of door, hold in place, insert binder posts (D) through exterior frame, then install screws (E) and tighten until snug. Do not over-tighten. If screws extended past outer edge of post, remove screw, cut-off accordingly, then re-insert.Ideal Deluxe Installation

Note: Uneven Surfaced Doors:

      If your door has an uneven surface, after cutting the rough opening, build up the lowest area with wood frame thick enough to make an even door surface. If both sides of your door are uneven, repeat the process for the other side.

Installation In Walls And Other Types Of Doors:

      The pet door can be installed in walls, steel doors and storm doors, however, additional materials such as wood framing, plaster, touch-up paint, longer frame screws and additional tools may be required.


      Once an opening has been made in a wall it will be necessary to build a frame to cover the exposed area between wall surfaces. Use wood screws to attach interior and exterior frame to wall surfaces. When cutting through walls, extreme caution must be used so as not to cut any concealed electrical wires, gas lines or water pipes. An Ideal Wall Kit is available.

Steel Doors: To create an opening in a steel door use a jigsaw with a hacksaw blade to cut the opening starting at pre-drilled corner holes.

Storm Doors with 1/2" or less: Starting at any pre-drilled corner hole, use tin snips to cut out rough opening. Break off levels 1 & 2 (B) as required (See Diagram 1)

Q: What is the difference between the Ideal Deluxe and Ideal Original?

A: The frame of the Ideal Deluxe is metal whereas the frame of the Ideal Original is plastic.


Q: Is the Ideal Deluxe's flap more insulated than the Ideal Original flap?

A: No, the flap is the same for both doors.


Q: What are the advantages of getting the Ideal Deluxe over the Ideal Original?

A: The aluminum pet door frame won't break down like the Ideal Original plastic frame In addition metal dog doors don't crack and change color over time when installed in an area with direct sun.


Q: What is the flap material?

A: It is a flexible clear polyvinyl flap


Q: Is this a self-framing door?

A: Yes! It includes an inner telescoping frame


Q: How thin/thick can my door be to install this pet door?

A: The Ideal Deluxe can accommodate doors 1/2"" - 1 3/4"" thick


Q: What climates is this door suitable for?

A: We recommend use of this door in moderate climates and any interior installations


Q: Can I lock this door?

A: Yes, there is a closing cover included to restrict access when not in use


Q: I need a replacement flap for my ideal pet medium aluminum pet door, do I get a round or rectangular logo flap?

A: Existing models of the Ideal Deluxe Pet Door purchased BEFORE 2006 will need a rectangular logo design on the flap, no screw holes, and a smooth magnet bar running along the bottom.


Q: I have an Ideal Fast Fit Panel, can I replace the current door in that one with this one?

A: No, they will not be compatible. Please refer to the Ideal ""Fast Fit"" Flap and Frame Assembly for a replacement.


Q: Can I fit this in an all metal door?

A: Yes it can be installed into a metal door.


Q:Is this considered an xxl doggie door?

A: It is suitable for very large dogs as the Super Large flap is 15"w by 20"h.


Q: Do you have the Ideal Deluxe Large Bronze frame door?

A: No all the bronze deluxe doors have been discontinued so they are only available in white.


Q: Is a metal dog door better?

A: Aluminum framed pet doors do tend to hold up better than the plastic, especially if it is installed in areas that get direct sunlight.

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One Year Warranty And Disclaimer

The new and revised warranty that follows this disclaimer supersedes any and all previous warranties of whatever nature or description, whether express, implied or set by law. Any unexpired warranties shall now be governed by the terms of the new warranty for the duration of the existing warranty’s unexpired term.
Ideal’s pet doors are very durable and with the proper care will provide many years of service for you and your pet. Thank you for selecting Ideal for your pet door. However, please be aware the pet doors are not waterproof against inclement weather or any excessive water exposure. The one year warranty set forth below applies to Ideal’s pet door(s). 
This product has a One Year Warranty from the date of the purchase of the product to be free of manufacturer’s defects in workmanship and materials. This express One Year Warranty is limited only to the original purchaser of the product and is non-transferable. Satisfactory proof of purchase must be provided to the manufacturer for this one year warranty to apply.  In that case, the manufacturer will replace at no charge to the purchaser the defective part(s). No refunds will be provided to the purchaser. No service contract is being provided under this One Year Warranty. Proof of purchase so that the One Year Warranty may be honored must be made to:
Ideal Pet Products, Inc.
24735 Avenue Rockefeller
Valencia, California, USA 91355
Attention: Warranty Department
(661) 294-2266 / 1-877-IDEALPET (433-2573)
Any and all implied warranties are expressly disclaimed and of no force or effect. These warranties include, but are not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, implied fitness for any intended purpose, and any warranties under the California Song-Beverly Consumer Act.  
This One Year Warranty is void if damage is due to improper installation, intentional misuse or abuse, repairs by anyone other than the manufacturer, the failure to follow manufacturer’s instructions, or if the product is being used for commercial purposes. Purchaser assumes all risks and liabilities for the misuse or abuse of the product, the commercial use of the product or the failure to follow manufacturer’s instructions.
This One Year Warranty only applies if the product is used for domesticated animals. The Manufacturer, Ideal, is not responsible and shall not have any liability for any damage to or defects caused by acts of god, criminal activity, dog abuse including, but not limited to chewing on the door, lightening, abuse, alteration, trespassing, children’s use of the product, unauthorized access, entry by non-domesticated or “stray” animals, or any other unintended use or misuse of the product.
The Manufacturer, Ideal, disclaims and excludes any liability for incidental, consequential, punitive, general, special or other damages arising out of or connected with the purchase, use, or misuse of the product or concerning any warranty herein.
This One Year Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, USA. Venue shall be with the Los Angeles Superior Court, North Valley District.
This product, or any of its accessories, parts, or attachments may not prevent adults, children, animals, insects, or objects from passing through or using the opening created by the product.
Ideal Pet Products will not be liable for any unintended or accidental usage, misuse, abuse, criminal conduct, water intrusion, acts of god, damages or injuries occurring or accruing from the use of this product except in strict accordance with Ideal's One Year Warranty accompanying the sale of this product to the original purchaser.