Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel Dog Door

SKU# 01RI3

  • The only energy efficient panel that fits seamlessly with your vinyl door
  • Dual pane lo-e glass keeps your heater and air conditioning inside where it belongs
  • Ultra Flex pet door stays closed in 35 MPH gusts
  • Mates with your existing sliding door lock
  • Manufacturer has a 1 year warranty

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Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel Dog Door

Ideal VIP 150 Vinyl Patio Dog Door

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  • The only energy efficient panel that fits seamlessly with your vinyl door
  • Dual pane lo-e glass keeps your heater and air conditioning inside where it belongs
  • Ultra Flex pet door stays closed in 35 MPH gusts
  • Mates with your existing sliding door lock
  • Manufacturer has a 1 year warranty
Flap SizeFlap DimensionStep
Stock Nr
Mfr Nr
Medium6 5/8" w x 11 1/4" h4"12 3/8"01RI30
Extra Large10 1/4" w x 15 3/4" h6"15 7/8"01RI32
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"

** Special Deal - Purchase a Bug Warden with any Ideal patio panel and get a 20% discount on the Bug Warden. Great idea if you want ventilation through your slider on warm days. The discount shows up in your cart.

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

Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel Dog Door

The only insulated panel made specifically for vinyl sliding glass doors. The Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel Dog Door fits wider sliding tracks and even has catches that can mate with your existing lock. If you have a vinyl framed sliding glass door, the sizes and rise options suit your pet, and if you don't mind a minor installation job then this pet door will look more like it 'belongs' than any other panel pet door.

Features of the VIP 150 Pet Door

  • Incorporates the Ultra-Flex flap which is made up of three rigid panels jointed together by flexible rubber. The flexibility is safe and still insulates and seals even in cold weather. Made of durable Lexan, the flap is "chew-proof". 
  • Dual Pane Low E glass unit.
  • Include two locking catches so you can install them based on your specific sliding glass door locking mechanism.
  • Vinyl framing insulates better than conventional metal framing.
  • Framing of the VIP fits 1 1/2" to 1 3/4" thick tracks. It will straddle rails up to a maximum thickness of 3/4" wide and 1/4" tall. 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.
  • Two adjustable height ranges are available, P - 76 3/4" - 78 1/2" and S - 92 3/4" - 94 1/2". In addition, you may add a height extension piece (one only for stability) to gain an additional 2" to either of these.
  • Available in an "off-white" only.
  • There are quite a few details that might be important for you to think about in purchasing any panel pet door. Check out our 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.

Perfect Time for a VIP Pet Door

  • Weather resistant pet door fits seamlessly with your vinyl slider or a clean look.
  • These flaps are very strong and durable unlike flexible vinyl, so Ideal considers them virtually chew proof.
  • Condensation will not form as easily on this vinyl pet door as on aluminum pet doors.

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  • bad door review by husky
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    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
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    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
    How do you rate this product?
    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
    How do you rate this product?
    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
    How do you rate this product?
    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.
    How do you rate this product?
    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
    How do you rate this product?
    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

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.

Q: Does the Ideal VIP 150 have single pane or dual pane glass?

A: The VIP 150 is dual pane, with low e glass, but the Ideal VPP Panel is single pane for the more climates.

Q: What type of flap does the Ideal VIP 150 Patio Dog Door come with?

A: It 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.

Q: What is unique about the Ideal VIP 150 Patio Panel?

A: 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.

Q: Besides the material it’s made from what makes vinyl framing different from aluminum?

A: Vinyl framing insulates better than conventional metal framing and 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.

Q: What are the extension options for the Ideal VIP 150 panels if the height range is just a little too short?

A: 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.

Q: How does the VIP 150 install into the sliding door?

A: The VIP 150 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.

Q: Is there a locking mechanism included on the VIP 150?

A: 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.

Q: What replacement flap should I use?

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