Our Pet Door Recommendations

These are the pet doors we would personally use, and the situations we would use each dog door or cat door in to get the best results!

 

 

Best of the Best:

Known for their ability to insulate, these are built to last, making them both energy and cost efficient! 

  
Endura Flap Pet DoorHale Pet DoorPlexidor Pet Door
Endura Flap™ HalePlexiDor

Why do we love it?

  • Durability
  • Flexible and Safe
  • Semi-Clear Flap
  • Greatl in extreme temperatures
  • Stands up to wind better than most pet doors
  • Environmentally friendly
  • 15 year warranty

Why do we love it?

  • Durability
  • Flexible and Safe
  • Crystal Clear Flap
  • Great in extreme temperatures
  • Easy for timid pets to use
  • Customizable options
  • 5 year limited warranty

Why do we love it?

  • Durability
  • Semi-Clear Flap
  • Great in extreme temperatures
  • Keyed lock (on Medium, Large & Extra Large)
  • Sophisticated look
  • 5 year limited warranty

See Endura Pet Doors for:

Endura Flap for Doors
Endura Dog Doors for Walls
Endura Flap in Sash Window
Through Glass
Thermo Panel 3e Sliding Glass Doors
Custom Panels

See Hale Pet Doors for:

Hale Wall Mount
Hale Omni Sash
Hale Door Mount
Omni Panel Sliding Glass Doors
Hale Screen Mount Pet Door
Custom: Custom Dimension for Doors /Hale Custom Dimension for Walls

See Plexidor Pet Doors for:

PlexiDor for Doors
PlexiDor for Walls

 

Economy Style:

If you are looking for a pet door for your home that is not so pricey, and you live in a more temperate climate where insulation is of mild concern, these might work best for you!

 
PetSafe Extreme Weather FlapIdeal Ruff WeatherIdeal Draft Stopper
PetSafe Extreme WeatherIdeal Ruff WeatherIdeal Draftstopper

Why do we love it?

  • Triple Flaps for insulation
  • Flexible and Safe
  • Snap-on front closing cover
  • 1 year warranty

Why do we love it?

  • Double Flaps
  • Flexible and Safe
  • Easy for pets to use
  • Fuzzy weather stripping around edges
  • Clear Flap
  • Limited warranty

Why do we love it?

  • Side Magnets
  • Flexible and Safe
  • Clear Flap
  • Resists wind gusts up to 35 mph
  • Aluminum Frame
  • Limited Liftetime warranty

PetSafe Extreme Weather Pet Doors for:

Petsafe Extreme Weather Pet Door

Ideal Ruff Weather Pet Doors for:

Ideal Ruff Weather Door Mount
Wall kit for Ruff Weather Pet Door

Ideal Draftstopper Pet Doors for:

 Ideal Pet Door Draft Stopper

 

SureFlap Microchip Pet Doors:

If you have a cat or small dog and want a high quality electronic pet door that controls access using your pet's microchip or a tag they can wear on their collar, take a look at these options! These products work with all common identification microchips used in North America*, and you can program up to 32 pets! 

 
SureFlap Microchip Pet Door SideviewSureFlap Microchip Cat Flap OpenSureFlap DualScan Microchip Cat Door Back View
Microchip Pet DoorMicrochip Cat FlapMicrochip DualScan Cat Flap

Why do we love it?

  • Any animal can exit, you control who enters
  • Clear Flap
  • Curfew mode allows you to lock and unlock the pet door at specified times
  • 7" x 7" flap size works for large cats and small dogs
  • Comes with 1 RFID collar tag (if pet is not yet microchipped) 
  • Raccoon proof!
  • 3 year warranty

Why do we love it?

  • Any animal can exit, you control who enters
  • Clear Flap
  • Manual override lock to prevent any access to the cat door
  • 3 year warranty

Why do we love it?

  • Controls who exits and who enters your home
  • Safety mode, indoor-only pets can get back inside!
  • Clear Flap
  • Manual override lock to prevent any access to the cat door
  • Raccoon proof!
  • 3 year warranty

See Microchip Pet Doors for:

Microchip Pet Door
Sureflap Pet Door Tunnel Extender
Glass Kit for Sureflap Microchip Pet Door

See Microchip Cat Doors for:

Microchip Cat door
Sureflap Cat Flap Tunnel Extension
Glass Installation Kit

See DualScan Cat Doors for:

Microchip Cat Door Dualscan
Sureflap Cat Flap Tunnel Extension
Mounting adaptor for glass

 

 *All 9,15 and 10-digit microchips except 10-digit microchips with codes beginning 000..., 010..., 020...

 

 

 

Storm Doors:

If you're installing a pet door through a storm door, chances are the door material is very thin. Here are some options that are easily installed in very thin material! If your storm door is the same thickness as a standard door, check out the Best of the Best pet doors above! 

 
PetSafe Freedom Pet Door Dog Mat Doggie DoorCat Mate Cat Doors
PetSafe FreedomDog MateCat Mate

Why do we love it?

  • Fuzzy weather stripping helps keep out drafts
  • Flexible flap is easy for pets to use
  • Aluminum frame, plastic frame version available as well without weather stripping
  • Installs in doors 3/8"-2" thick

Why do we love it?

  • Rigid flap won't warp over time
  • Clear Flap for pet to see through
  • Fuzzy weather stripping around edges to help with draft
  • Installs in doors 0-2" thick

Why do we love it?

  • Rigid flap won't warp over time
  • Clear flap for pet to see through
  • Fuzzy weather stripping around edges to help with draft
  • Installs in doors 0-2" thick
Aluminum Version
Plastic Version
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Specific Situations


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Selecting the correct flap size will ensure the pet door is comfortable for your pet for the rest of their life! The flap should sit high enough for your tallest pet to comfortably walk through without crouching, and low enough for all your pets to comfortably step through. Keep in mind that as pets grow older, it can become more difficult to pick up their paws for a pet door that is installed higher off the ground!

Find out how to measure your pet here!

The Endura Flap™ is the most recommended pet door for all weather conditions. With the option of having either a single flap or double flap set up, you can get the option that is best suited for you!

A double flap consists of a flap on the outside frame as well as the inside frame, and is recommended for areas where extreme weather persists. It is not recommended for shy, weak or timid pets who have issues using pet doors, but the magnets on this pet door are completely adjustable to ease the learning process for all pets!

Endura Flap All Sizes

The Hale Pet Door is a great option for very big dogs with very little doggy siblings! The flap is very easy for pets to open, so even sizes that are big enough to accommodate the large dogs while remaining low to the ground will be easy enough that the little guys don't have problems! 

Timid or Fearful Dogs

Since the flap on the Hale Pet Door has strategically placed magnets instead of solid magnets along the sides and bottom, it remains easy for pets to open. The flap itself is also nearly perfectly clear which helps anxious pets feel a little better about using the pet door!

Big dog playing with little dog

There is nothing quite like coming home to a destroyed room, covered in raccoon prints! While most pet doors do come with some type of closing cover that you can use at night, the only way to prevent them from coming in without locking up is with an electronic type pet door. The best one we've seen against these critters is the SureFlap Pet Door. At this time the only size is 7" x 7" so it will not work for larger pets. The Dualscan will also work against raccoons since it does control both directions.

For larger pets we recommend an electronic pet door that can control from both inside and outside, so that it has that extra lock that works against the smart little raccoons! This includes the PetSafe Smart and Passport pet doors. Automatic Electronic pet doors can also work, given the raccoon does not try to get inside while your pet is entering or exiting your home! These pet doors have a safety feature so if anything blocks the pet door from closing, it will open back up (possibly letting a persistent raccoon enter). Check out the High Tech Power Pet Door and Plexidor Electronic.

Raccoon proof your home!

The only way to truly control access to a pet door is by having an electronic type. When trying to keep one pet inside while another pet is allowed outside, what can always happen is the inside-only pet can closely follow the outside pet and get outside. The way to minimize this possibility is with an electronic pet door that has a normal swinging flap that will close and lock right behind them! 

For cats: SureFlap DualScan

For dogs: PetSafe Smart Door or PetSafe Passport

Keep one pet in and let another out

Almost every pet door available comes with some type of closing cover, some serve as great security measures while others are meant just to prevent a dog from pushing through. All the top notch pet doors we carry have very secure locking covers, but for extra protection that works with nearly any exisiting dog door we recommend the WatchDog Security Cover!

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