Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel Dog Door

SKU# 01RI3

  • Ideal vinyl patio pet door
  • Designed for severe, four-season climates
  • Installs into existing sliding door tracks
    1 ½” ‒ 1 ¾” wide
  • Two stock height adjustment ranges
    (76 ¾” ‒ 78 ½” and 92 ¾” ‒ 94 ½”)
  • Available in medium and extra large

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Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel Dog Door
The Ideal Panel is an economical product that can fit into any vinyl door. The Thermo glass keeps the heat and AC inside your house.

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  • Ideal vinyl patio pet door
  • Designed for severe, four-season climates
  • Installs into existing sliding door tracks
    1 ½” ‒ 1 ¾” wide
  • Two stock height adjustment ranges
    (76 ¾” ‒ 78 ½” and 92 ¾” ‒ 94 ½”)
  • Available in medium and extra large
Flap SizeFlap DimensionStep
Pet Height*
Stock Nr
Mfr Nr
Medium6 3⁄8" w x 11 1⁄4" h4"12 3⁄8"12" – 14 1⁄2"01RI30
Extra Large10 1⁄4" w x 15 3⁄4" h6"15 7⁄8"18" – 20 3⁄4"01RI32

*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 + Extension: 78 3⁄4" – 80 1⁄2"
  • S: 92 3⁄4" – 94 1⁄2"
  • S + Extension: 94 3⁄4" – 96 1⁄2" 

Replacement Flaps: The Ideal VIP uses the Ideal Ultra-Flex (also marketed as "Multi-Flex") replacement flap.

With vinyl patio doors on the rise, this Ideal Pet Products VIP Vinyl Insulated Pet Patio Door is one of the only vinyl pet patio doors on the market. Featuring dual-pane, Low-E glass, this panel maintains insulation and provides energy efficiency to keep your house at a comfortable temperature in severe weather conditions. The Ideal VIP 150 patio pet door panel is a sturdy, long-lasting door that you and your pet can count on.



  • Fits into sliding glass door tracks 1 ½” ‒ 1 ¾” wide
  • Straddles rails up to ¾” thick and ¼” tall. If your rail is taller than ¼”, you can still use the VIP. Deduct the additional rail height from your total measured height.
  • Four adjustable height ranges available:
    • 76 ¾” – 78 ½”
    • 78 ¾” – 80 ½” (with extension)
    • 92 ¾” – 94 ½”
    • 94 ¾” – 96 ½” (with extension)
  • A height extension piece is available to add 2” to either of the listed height ranges. Only purchase one to ensure that stability is not compromised.
  • Includes two locking catches that allow for your sliding glass door to lock into the panel to maintain the security of your home. Review the ‘Installation Instructions’ tab to make sure that your lock will work with the provided locking catches.
  • ABS plastic locking cover included
  • Draft stopper provided to seal any gaps
  • Flap is the “Ultra-Flex” model: made up of three rigid panels joined together by flexible rubber. Durable lexan material is chew-proof.
  • Panel is made with dual-pane, Low-E glass
  • Choice of medium or extra large flap
  • Available in “off-white” only
  • Designed for severe, four-season climates


  • Vinyl frame has higher insulation value than conventional metal framing
  • Matches well with your existing vinyl door
  • Solid, secure, and long lasting
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Gives pets the freedom to come and go as they please

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  • Excellent quality construction, very good installation instructions. review by Greg
    5 4 Excellent quality construction, very good installation instructions.

    Matches perfectly with our sliding door. Feels solid, secure and weather tight. Only hitch so far is that the magnetized flap makes it difficult for a cat. Ours would not push against it instinctively, no matter how badly he wanted in/out. I had to remove the third section so that he could stick his head into that space to start with. I'm hoping that once he's got the idea, I can put that last section back in place for better insulation, bugs, etc.

    (Posted on 4/11/2018)

  • looks great review by jenni
    5 3 looks great

    Matches really well with our vinyl frame and is not as heavy as I thought it would be - closes really fast so air does not come in

    (Posted on 12/5/2017)

  • A+++++++++++++ review by Neiferone
    5 5 A+++++++++++++

    I bought this door 13 years ago, and I use it EVERY Fall/Winter/Spring for my cats. This has got to be one of the best purchases I ever made. I was hesitant to buy it due to the price, which I thought was a little high at the time - now, I can tell you it was worth every single penny. I have NEVER had a single problem with this door. I install it every year without a problem, and take it down a few months later with no problems. I store it in my basement until it starts to get cold again, and bring it back up for another season. I absolutely LOVE this door, and won't hesitate to buy another one when this one finally gives out. Extremely reliable and well-built product! 5 star product, A+++++++++++++

    (Posted on 2/21/2017)

  • bad door review by husky
    5 1 bad door

    have an extra large pet door and my 60 pound Husky can push the lock out panel out. Which is concerning because you cannot keep the dog outside when you desire. Would not recommend this store does not keep the pet outside when you desire. customer service fix for this problem. I quote "return the door to Home Depot they are very accommodating".

    (Posted on 12/22/2014)

  • Looks nice but wait till you get it home review by Screwed
    5 1 Looks nice but wait till you get it home

    Should put in BOLD print NOT compatible with Hurricane doors. Also AFTER you pay for large shipping price that you won't get reimbursed they advise you of restocking fee, then they suggest you try and resell the door yourself.

    (Posted on 6/9/2014)

  • Very high quality review by Rick
    5 4 Very high quality

    The overall fit and finish was very good and the quality of the door seems really good. The installation was a bit more cumbersome than I had anticipated and was fairly time consuming although the instructions were accurate. I would recommend this door to anyone wanting a secure long lasting door for their dogs.

    (Posted on 9/8/2013)

  • Great door but.... review by Brian
    5 3 Great door but....

    So i got this magnificent door, to fit my HUGE 96 inch sliding door. while it was a great fit, i also had a problem withe the h shaped plastic adjustments (on top) not reaching the whole distance across the top of doggy door. (leaving a 2 inch gap.

    i called customer service and they directed me to the manufacturer who could only send me another one (not a bigger one that would actually fit) just another h beam so i could rig something up to fit. In the end i found some weather stripping that covered it (store and some glue). However it left a sour taste in my mouth that such an expensive item would not fit, nor would actually have the correct size beams (beams are actually 2 inches or so shorter then width of doggy door) so i am not sure how they expect it to fit.

    As for the below review talking about the draft guard, i was under the impression that went on the back of the now half open door to block the draft from there. i do have a guard that goes in between the door (sliding) and doggy and i still have the gap.

    Overall a great door with very durable materials. However beware some manual adjustments and improvisations may be needed for a snug and draft free fit..

    (Posted on 7/18/2013)

  • Great product review by ledge41
    5 4 Great product

    We are very happy with this product.

    The "H" shaped plastic adjustment for the top of the door is 1/2" too short so we had to cut a piece of 2x4 to fill the gap and caulk it.

    The only part that doesn't seal well is where the two regular sliding doors now mismatch with each other. We are still looking for a solution besides taping it on both the inside and outside spaces.

    This product is expensive but well-made and worth the investment.

    ed. note - The Ideal VIP product includes a 'draft stopper' designed to seal the gap mentioned. This customer should call our customer service if that item was missing from the package (we cannot identify our reviewers).

    (Posted on 6/23/2013)

  • An awesome product review by Craig P.
    5 5 An awesome product

    I've had this door for 5 years and I love it. It fits right in with my patio slider and looks like it was built in.

    I am totally blown away by this company. I recently noticed that the 10 inch strip of weather stripping was worn and I called Ideal to get a replacement weather strip. Instead of just the strip, they sent a whole new door flap (the dual pane, triple tile one), at no charge to me.

    If I had another door, I would buy Ideal with no questions. They aren't cheap, but given that the fit was effortless, the quality unmatched, and the service incredible... there is no reason to consider any other door.

    (Posted on 1/19/2013)

  • Great review by Mrs B
    5 5 Great

    Perfect fit! Never had a dual pane sliding glass door, so I was relieved to find the Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel Dog Door. It works like a charm.

    (Posted on 5/23/2012)

Weight 40.0000
Manufacturer Ideal Pet Products
Your Maximum Pet Size Large Cats, Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs
Climate Suitability Severe-4 Season
Sealing Value High
Wind Resistance Average
House Locking Method Works with Sliding Door Lock (see instructions)
Frame Material Vinyl
Track Width Minimum 1.5"
Tools Required For Installation Yes
Insulation Value High
Flap Material Vinyl
Flap Design Single, One Part , Flexible, Insulated Flap
Flap Colors Clear
Flap Thickness 7/8"
Locking Cover Material ABS Plastic
Can Be Installed In 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

Ideal VIP 150 Patio Pet Door

Complete Installation Instructions PDF File

Ideal Vinyl Patio Pet Door Installation Instructions

Step 1: Remove the existing lock catch plate from your sliding door frame, as it will interfere with your new pet door.

Please Note: Your new pet door comes with two (top and bottom) mounting hangers attached. Please leave these hangers in place.

Step 2: Carefully remove the "H" Top Section from the top of the door. Place your pet door in position as shown. Make sure that the bottom hanger on the door is interlocked with the hanger on the 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. Measure down 5 ¼” and make a new pencil line, transferring 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 the frame.

Step 4: Place the two track fillers underneath the door. Re-hang the IDeal VIP pet door. The fit should now be snug to keep the pet door from moving in the track.

Step 5: Slide the "H" Section onto the top of the door over the springs. A gap of ¼” must be left at the sliding door-side area of the filler section to clear the door seal extrusion pieces.
Height adjustments to the "H" section may be made by cutting along the desired groove with a utility knife.

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

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 the screws well away from the glass.

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

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The VIP 150 ideal patio door has dual pane, with low e glass, but the Ideal VPP Panel is single pane for the more climates.

The vip vinyl insulated pet patio door comes with the Ideal UltraFlex flap. This three part flap is made of very strong polycarbonate blocks with flexible hinges between them. The polycarbonate blocks are hollow so they improve the insulation value, kind of like dual pane glass. There is plastic weather strip around the flap to provide for a good seal as opposed to the ideal magnetic strip you see on the Fast Fit and VPP panels.

This door can actually mate with an existing sliding door lock. This is specific for vinyl doors, and the VIP will only work if it is semi-permanently installed in a sliding glass door with a track between 1 ½” and 1 ¾” wide.

Vinyl dog door framing insulates better than conventional metal framing. In addition with vinyl pet door for patio glass sliding doors you won't get condensation from cold weather. It will also match your existing vinyl sliding glass door, creating a more holistic and professional look.

The P height adjustment range (76  3/4" - 78 1/2") has an extension option of 78 3/4" - 80 1/2". The S height adjustment range (92 3/4" - 96 1/2") has an extension option available of 94 3/4" - 96 1/2". You are getting about 2" of additional height.

The vip150 is specifically for vinyl sliding glass doors that are 1 ½” - 1 ¾” in track width, and will straddle a bottom rail that is ¾” wide and ¼” tall. If your track is taller you can use the panel, but just deduct the additional height from your full track measurement.

The ideal vinyl pet door installs semi-permanently. The latches for fastening it in place are hidden inside the jamb and there are no visible screws and no visible drilling holes. Since you do have to do a bit of drilling and cutting, if you are not a fairly handy person we would suggest hiring an installer.

Since this sliding pet door panel has to be screwed into the track you can remove it and fill in the holes, but it is not a quick uninstall.

Yes, this dog door actually has the capability to mate with an existing locking mechanism. You would want to double check the installation instructions that we have on the site to make sure that your lock will work with it.

The Ideal VIP uses the Ideal Ultra-Flex (also marketed as "Multi-Flex") replacement flap.

Nope, all you need is a screwdriver to remove the frame. You do not need to uninstall the entire pet door.

Ideal uses the Ultra-Flex pet door. It is more durable than the Original doors used in the more economical panels. It has 3 lexan sections that pivot on a rod at the top so the doors tend to last longer and are more resistant to chewing.

Ideal makes the VPP panel which is a more economy style door. It has the Ideal Original door and single pane glass.

If you have a white vinyl door this one will fit nicely as far as aesthetics. Also if you live in cold climates you won’t run the risk of having condensation develop as can happen with aluminum.

No, the Ideal VPP is the more economical version for vinyl doors and the Endura Flap Vinyl Sliding Glass Dog Door.

The vinyl ideal patio pet door panel we recommend is the VIP. It has dual pane glass and an energy saving flap design.

You can visit this link and you will want order a track height of 76 3/4" - 78 1/2" and Medium size flap.

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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.