Ideal VIP 150 Large Cat Patio Panel Pet Door

SKU# 01RI29

  • The only energy efficient option that fits seamlessly with your vinyl pet door
  • Maintains your home insulation with dual pane, Lo-e glass
  • Conveniently matches with your slider's existing lock
  • Clear, rigid flap surrounded by fuzzy weather stripping for a tight seal
  • 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 VIP 150 Large Cat Patio Panel Pet Door
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  • The only energy efficient option that fits seamlessly with your vinyl pet door
  • Maintains your home insulation with dual pane, Lo-e glass
  • Conveniently matches with your slider's existing lock
  • Clear, rigid flap surrounded by fuzzy weather stripping for a tight seal
  • 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.
Flap SizeFlap DimensionStep
Pet Height*
Stock No
Mfr No
Large Cat Flap7 1/2" w x 10 1/2" h4"12 3/8"12"-13 1/2"01RI29

*measured from the ground to the tallest point of their back 
The recommended pet width is generally 1-2" added to the width of the flap.

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

Height Adjustment Ranges

  • P - 76 3/4" - 78 1/2"
  • P+Ht Ext - 78 3/4" - 80 1/2"
  • S - 92 3/4" - 94 1/2" 
  • S+Ht Ext - 94 3/4" - 96 3/4"

Here are the key points

  • Dual pane "Low e" glass for better insulation
  • The very large (7 1/2" x 10 3/4") Large Cat Flap will accommodate the very largest cats and smaller dogs.
  • A locking mechanism that utilizes your existing lock! (This has never been done before)
  • Vinyl framing that insulates better than conventional metal framing.
  • This is one of the few panels that can mate with an existing sliding door lock. They include two locking catches that you would install on the side of the pet door panel based on your set up. Review the Installation Instructions tab on this page to make sure that your lock will work.
  • The VIP Large Cat Panel Pet door installs 'semi-permanently'. However, the latches for fastening it in place are hidden inside the jamb. No visible screws and no drilling holes in any visible location. * Framing of the VIP fits 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" wide tracks. It will straddle rails up to a maximum thickness of 3/4" wide and 1/4" tall. Note that if your rail is taller than 1/4", you may still use the VIP but you must deduct the additional rail height from your total measured height.
  • Available in an "off-white" only.

Bottom line

If you have a vinyl framed sliding glass door, if the sizes and rise options suit your pet and if you don't mind a minor installation job then this one will look more like it 'belongs' than any other panel pet door.

One caution

Ideal specifies 'fits most vinyl sliding glass doors'. We think you should carefully review the excellent installation instructions to ensure that yours is among those that will work. Particularly check your lock against the choices offered.

There are quite a few details that might be important for you to think about in purchasing any panel pet door. Begin with key points to get a quick overview of the most important issues. Then study the comparison chart and read the information on the Patio Panel FAQ page which cover the fine points of patio pet doors.

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


No USPS Priority Mail Shipping on this Item.

Customer Reviews

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  • Locks with my existing door review by Catherine
    5 5 Locks with my existing door

    The best thing I like about this panel is that it locks with my sliding glass door, so I didn't have to buy or install any additional locks. The installation was a bit advanced for me, but my contractor did it with no issues. Cat loves it, we love it - all good.

    (Posted on 12/5/2017)

  • Great cat door, matched my patio door exactly review by Patrick
    5 5 Great cat door, matched my patio door exactly

    This is a great product. I've had it for a couple years and have had no major complaints. It is currently enduring two cats, twin 2-year olds, and a 2nd grader.

    (Posted on 9/1/2016)

  • Great product. Best I've found review by mpapalia
    5 5 Great product. Best I've found

    I have a 15 lbs dog and used to leave the back door cracked to allow her in/out access (which is not ideal for many reasons). I did a good amount of research on companies and options. I've had this door for 2 years and am very happy with the quality, reliability, security, and look. I couldn't live without it--very glad I found it!

    (Posted on 8/31/2016)

  • Installation Difficult review by RJ
    5 3 Installation Difficult

    OK, I consider myself about an 8/10 on home projects. The installation instructions would benefit from a link to an on-line video or a dvd shipped w/the door. There isn't enough detail. For instance, there is a mention of a critical 5/16 min. clearance during the installtion of the H channel. The close up doesn't show enough detail. I eventually figured it out, but the VIP door install took me about 3 hours, and I haven't installed the door seal extension yet, as the instructions aren't very clear on exaclty where it needs to be installed. I will try to call on that this week. Again, a video would really help. Finally, we're missing 3 of the self tapping 1 inch screws used for the installation of the door seal extension and door latch. BTW, the door latch install took about 45 minutes alone, it was very tricky to get it just right. Even so, it still isn't perfect -- really have to crank down on the door latch to get it in place. I think another latch spacer would help with this.

    Other than that, it appears to be a good product. I'm hoping the installation of the door seal assembly will seal it better as I can look through the cracks to the exterior of the house right now. Thanks for reading!

    (Posted on 7/19/2015)

  • Great review by Chad
    5 5 Great

    Matched perfect to my brand new milgard slider. I would order again and fell the cost was worth it.

    (Posted on 10/14/2013)

Weight 35.0000
Manufacturer Ideal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet Size Cats, Large Cats, Small Dogs
Climate Suitability Severe-4 Season
Sealing Value Average
Wind Resistance Average
House Locking Method Works with Sliding Door Lock (see instructions)
Frame Material Extruded Aluminum
Track Width Minimum 1.5" - 1.75"
Tools Required For Installation Yes
Insulation Value High
Flap Material Vinyl
Flap Design Single, One Part , Rigid, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Can Be Installed In Dual Pane Glass Sliding Glass Door, Vinyl-Framed Sliding Glass Door
Dual or Single Pane Dual Pane
Low “E” Coating Yes
“Draft Stopper” Included to Seal Stationary & Sliding Panel Overlap Yes
Warranty Period 1 year
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee 0

Complete Installation Instructions PDF File

Mounting the Pet Door to the Sliding Door Frame

Step 1:

Remove existing lock catch plate from your sliding door frame as it will interfere with your new pet door.

NOTE: Your new pet door comes with two (top and bottom) Mounting Hangers attached. Please leave these Hangers in place.

Step 2:

Carefully remove "H" Top Section from top of door. Place your pet door in position as shown.

Make sure that the bottom Hanger on door is interlocked with Hanger on frame.

Step 3:

With the pet door in place, mark a pencil line to correspond with the top of the door on the edge of the frame

Remove the pet door panel then measure down 5 1/4" and make a new pencil line, then transfer the line down to the inside of the frame. This new line indicates the bottom edge of the "Top" Hanger. Place the top Hanger in frame and line up the bottom edge with the pencil line

Using the screws provided in Poly Bag #1, attach the hanger to the frame, keeping it centered on frame.

Step 4:

Place two Track Fillers underneath the door. Re-hang the V.I.P. Pet Door. The fit should now be snug to keep the pet door from moving in the track.

Adding the "H" Section Filler

Step 5:

Slide "H" Section onto the top of the door over the springs.

A gap of 1/4" must be left at the sliding door-side area of the filler section to clear the Door Seal Extrusion pieces.

NOTE: Some doors may require adjustment to the "H" section. You may need to cut it to the required length with a hacksaw.

Height adjustments to the "H" section may be made by cutting along the desired groove with a utility knife.

Step 6:

After the "H" Top Section is in place, secure it in the door using two (3/16" x 5/8") screws provided in Poly Bag #2. Place screws well away from glass.

This step is optional but will add structural stability and security.

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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)
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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.