Ideal "Deluxe" Pet Doors For Doors

SKU# 03RI1

  • Affordable aluminum pet door
  • Installs in doors ½” ‒ 1 ¾” thick
  • Designed for mild climates
  • Available in sizes medium ‒ extra large
  • Frame comes in white finish

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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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  • Affordable aluminum pet door
  • Installs in doors ½” ‒ 1 ¾” thick
  • Designed for mild climates
  • Available in sizes medium ‒ extra large
  • Frame comes in white finish
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.

Looking for a simple, cost effective metal pet door? The Ideal Deluxe Pet Door is an economical, self-framing metal dog door that installs in doors ½” ‒ 1 ¾” thick. With a durable aluminum frame, this door is built to last! The flexible, lightweight flap is ideal for both dogs and cats. Give your pet the freedom they deserve with the sturdy, metal doggie door.



  • Flexible vinyl flap is easy to see through
  • Sturdy, extruded aluminum frame comes in white
  • Magnet on the bottom of flap helps keep it sealed
  • Available in medium ‒ extra large
  • ABS plastic locking cover included
  • Self-framing adjustment range (½” ‒ 1 ¾”) installs in most interior and exterior doors, as well as storm doors
  • Suitable for mild climates



  • Accommodates dogs and cats
  • Clear flap is easy for pets of varying sizes to use and share
  • Affordable option and simple installation
  • Aluminum frame holds up longer than alternative plastic frames
  • Locking covers allow you to keep your pets in or out when necessary
  • Grants your pets a newfound independence

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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

Ideal Deluxe Pet Door Demo



Ideal Deluxe Pet Door Installation Video

Ideal "Deluxe" Pet Door Detailed Installation instructions


  • Scissors
  • Hammer and awl/nail
  • Drill and ⅜” bit
  • Saber saw
  • Phillips screwdriver



Step 1: Determine template placement: Using scissors, cut the template along the dotted lines as indicated. Center the template (width) in the middle of door and tape in place. Position the top of the template 2" taller than your pet's shoulder.
Please Note: Under no circumstances should the bottom edge of the rough opening be less than 3" from the bottom edge of the wood door.

Step 2: Outline pet door opening: With the template taped in place, use a pencil to draw around the inside edge of the template onto the door. Use a nail or awl to mark the inside edge corner holes and outer hardware drill holes.

Step 3: Drill four, ⅜” in diameter individual holes (the inside edge corner locations will serve as a guide). Next, drill the ⅜” diameter outer door hardware holes.

Step 4: Cutting the opening: Begin with one of the inside edge corner holes. Using a saber saw, carefully cut along the pencil line.

Step 5: (See Diagram 1) Insert the outer frame (A) (no flap) into the opening from the exterior side. Make sure that the frame is flush with the door surface. No adjustment is necessary if the frame does not extend beyond the interior opening. If part of the outer frame extends into the interior, remove the "break-off" levels on the outer frame (B) as required. Use pliers to break off a single level at a time starting at the top, proceeding with the bottom and the sides. Start at the corner and bend the metal inward toward the center in 2" intervals. Caulking is recommended under the outer frame. Place the inner frame (C) (with flap) into the opening from the inside of the door and hold in place. Insert the binder posts (D) through the exterior frame, then install the screws (E) and tighten until snug. Do not over-tighten. If the screws extend past the outer edge of the post, remove the screw, cut-off accordingly, then re-insert.

Ideal Deluxe Installation


For Doors with Uneven Surfaces

After making the rough cut-out, build up the lowest area with a 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. Then proceed with the steps above.

For Walls:
Once an opening has been made in the wall, it is necessary to build a frame to cover the exposed area between the wall surfaces. Use wood screws to attach the interior and exterior frames to the wall surfaces. When cutting through walls, make sure not to cut any concealed electric wires, gas lines, or water pipes.

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

Storm Doors ½” or Less in Width:
Starting at any pre-drilled corner hole, use tin snips to cut out the rough opening. Break off levels 1 and 2 (B) as required (see Diagram 1). Then proceed with the steps above.

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.