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Hale Cat Door for Doors

Hale Cat Door for Doors

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Brushed Aluminum
Arizona Beige
Bronze (Very Dark Brown)

  • Insulated cat flap door designed specifically for cats
  • The option of a single or double flap for varying climates
  • Aluminum Hale door frame available in four colors
  • Hale pet door for doors works for cats of all sizes
  • Fits into doors 1/2" - 2" thick 
  • NOTE:  Built-to-order, your order may take 5-7 business days to ship; tracking number emailed when shipped

Product Details


The Hale Cat Door For Doors is a well-built, insulating door with brush weatherstripping and magnets along the flaps for an airtight seal that keeps out cold air and extreme weather. Some of the common weather-resistant pet doors are too heavy for cats, but with the lightweight, flexible flap design, this is the perfect combination for weather resistance and comfortable use. Choose between a single or double flap system depending on the severity of your climate and your insulation needs. Not only does this energy efficient pet door come in four different color options, you have the option of mixing and matching the interior and exterior frame colors to accurately match your home's aesthetic.

Not the pet door you're looking for? Check out our full selection of Hale pet products and indoor cat doors.

Features:

  • Available in small or small-medium options for cats of all sizes.
  • These cat doors for doors include a security panel cover with pin lock. Choose from which direction (left side, right side, top) you would like it to load in order to avoid any obstructions.
  • Aluminum frame colors include White, Arizona Beige, Bronze, and Brushed Aluminum.  Or customize your interior frame color.
  • Single flap cat door in-door designed for temperate climates; double flap designed for severe climates.
  • Clear & flexible vinyl flap(s) with fuzzy, nylon weather stripping and magnets.  Additional magnets can be added to increase wind resistance and insulation.
  • The standard range between door frames is from 1 3/8" - 2" A dimension larger than 2" would normally be considered a wall unit. It can be factory modified to collapse to as small as 3/4" gap.
  • Comes with a sturdy locking cover and steel pin lock. Customize the door by adding a side-loading locking cover if the default top-loading cover doesn't work for you.

Benefits:

  • Easiest weather-resistant pet door for cats to use.
  • Clear cat door allows them to see through the flap before exiting.
  • Hale pet doors for cats match well with your home's aesthetic.
  • Security cover allows you to keep pets inside or outside if need be.
  • Accommodates cats small and large.

Size Chart

Flap Dimensions:

5 1/2"w x 7 1/2"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Outside Frame Dimensions

8 3/8"w x 10 3/8"h

The outer edge of the pet door.
flap dimensions
frame dimensions
 rough cut out dimension

Rough Cut Out:

7 3/8"w x 9 3/8"h

The size of the hole needed to fit your pet door into your door.

Flap Dimensions:

6 1/2"w x 9 1/2"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Outside Frame Dimensions

9 9/16"w x 12 9/16"h

The outer edge of the pet door.
flap dimensions
frame dimensions
rough cutout dimensions

Rough Cut Out:

8 1/2"w x 11 1/2"h

The size of the hole needed to fit your pet door into your door.
Flap Size  &Flap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame DimensionFlap TypeRecommended Pet Height
Small5 1/2" w x 7 1/2" h7 3/8" w x 9 3/8" h8 3/8" w x 10 3/8" hSingle5" - 11"
Double5" - 11"
Small Medium6 1/2" w x 9 1/2" h8 1/2" w x 11 1/2" h9 9/16" w x 12 9/16" hSingle5" - 15"
Double5" - 15"


 Options:

Side-loading locking cover can be added to order if the default top-loading option doesn't work for your home. 

Inside frame can be ordered with a Different Inside Frame Color to match the inside of your home

These pet doors are available in custom dimensions at Hale Custom Dimension for Doors.

Not sure if this is the correct flap size? Here is a measurement guide to help you out.

Find The Best Pet Door Size For My Pet

A

Pet Height: inches

B

Pet Width: inches

Please fill the above fields.

Additional Information

Flap Material

Flexible

Your Maximum Pet Size

Cats

Climate Suitability

Severe-4 Season, Temperate-3 Season

Sealing Value

High, Average

Wind Resistance

High, Average

Installation Instructions

Installation icon Difficulty Difficult
Installation icon Steps 10
Installation icon Time Required 1 - 2 hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 05

Parts

  • Hale pet door frame
  • 1 Instructions and Warranty for Hale Pet Door
  • 1 Locking cover 5/8”
  • 5/8” #6 Phillips head screws
  • 4 2-1/4" (5,7cm) screws
  • 1 raincap (optional)

Tools

  • Blue tape
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw or Reciprocating Saw
  • 7/64” drill bit
  • Measuring Tape

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Wood Door Installation

Step 1 Pre-Installation Prep

  • Before installation, ensure that you have the proper size pet door for your cat or dog. If in doubt, it may be better to choose a larger size. It can be dangerous for your pet to use a too small pet door. A general rule is to install the pet door so that the height of the flap is at least as height as the top of your pet at the withers. If you have a short pet as well, be sure he won't have too high a 'step-over'.
  • Review the large illustration of the pet door at the end of the instructions and familiarize yourself with the various components.
  • Be sure you received all parts that should have been included.
  • The tools required may differ depending upon the type of door you are installing in. You will need a drill to start the rough cut out and also to drill the screw holes, A saw will be required to finish cutting out the rough opening and a Phillips head screwdriver for the screws.

Step 2 Decide Where to Install Door

  • Decide where to place your pet door. A good idea is to make sure that there are no knobs or other obstructions above the pet door that could interfere with the security cover.
  • Second, be sure that the rough opening will be at least four inches from the bottom and from the side of the 'people' door. This will maintain the integrity of the door. (This measurement may vary depending on the size and type of door being used.)
  • Use drop cloths on both sides of the door to ease cleanup.

Step 3 Makes Marks On Door

  • Mary the installation area using a level for accuracy. Use masking tape to record the placement before drilling.
  • Measure and mark all four sides before sawing. Use masking tape to mark the rectangle. Use the following dimensions to get the correct size rough opening for your size door:



















































  • Pet Door SizeRough Opening
    Width x Height
    Small7 3/8" x 9 3/8"
    Small Medium8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
    Medium10 1/2" x 14 1/2"
    Tall Medium10 1/2" x 18"
    Large13" x 18"
    Tall Large13" x 21 5/8"
    Tall Large Plus13" x 25 5/8"
    Extra Tall Large13" x 29 5/8"
    Extra Large16" x 21 5/8"
    Extra Large Plus16" x 25 5/8"
    Giant17 5/8" x 29 5/8"
  • Make sure the opening is square and level before drilling. This will help ensure that the pet door operates correctly.

Step 4 Cut Hole Out Of Door

cut away view of door bottom
cut away view of door bottom
where to drill door
saw hole into door
  • Drill out two corners diagonal from each other (top left and bottom right OR top right and bottom left) using a 7/8” wood bit or a 5/16” steel bit. If you use the 5/16” drill bit, drill three holes close together and wiggle the bit until you have connected the three holes. This procedure will allow you enough room to fit a jig saw blade into the holes.
  • Drill your initial holes carefully and take care not to go outside your marked opening. You may wish to use a level on the drill bit to make sure that both the inside and outside edges of the rough opening are correctly aligned.
  • After the holes are connected, use a reciprocating saw, scroll saw or jig saw to cut out the opening along the lines you've marked.

Optional Step Attach Rain Cap

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”pet
“raincap
  • If you elected to use the rain cap for your petdoor installation, attach it to the outer frame as shown. It will simply hook onto the top of the outer frame

Step 5 Place Frame In Door

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“drill
“frame
  • Separate the pet door frame into two halves and place the side with the locking cover to the inside. Remove the locking cover.
  • Before installing the pet door into the rough opening, loosen the screws holding the deadbolt lock. Back them out a few turns, otherwise they may protrude enough to keep the corner of the pet door off the people door leaving a gap.
  • Place the inside frame of the pet door into the opening in the door. Place the outside frame of the pet door into the other side of the door and let the pet door frame telescope together. Squeeze the two sides of the pet doors frame together tightly. You may hold them together with carpenter's clamps as you proceed.
  • Test fit the pet door prior to drilling any screw holes.

Step 6 Screw Door Into Place

“screw
  • Using the pre-drilled pilot holes in the pet door frame and a 7/64” drill bit, drill one hole through the inside edge of the outside frame at the bottom. Insert and loosely tighten one screw. Make sure the door is level and adjust if needed.
  • When door is level, tighten the inserted screw and repeat drilling and inserting the rest of the screws in the pet door frame. Also, retighten the screws that hold the pin bolt lock in place.

Step 7 Seal Gaps With Caulk

”fill
  • Once the pet door is installed you can fill any gaps or seal the edges with caulking if desired.
  • Do not caulk the bottom of the inside or outside frame. It is a good idea to place blue painter's tape around the three sides of the pet door that you will be caulking.
  • After you apply the caulking and smooth it, you can remove the tape for a clean edge and no mess on your people door.
  • See the instructions under “raised panel doors” for dealing with gaps and using caulking backer rod.

Step 8 Slide Locking Cover On

“slide
  • The Starboard® cover will slide easily into place in the built in frame and can be easily locked and unlocked with the positive action pin bolt lock.
  • The photo to the right shows the cover in place with the protective covering still on the Lexan cover (Lexan is now discontinued). Starboard covers do not need this covering as they are not prone to scratching.)

Step 10 Clean-Up Door

“clean
  • Remove the drop cloths and clean up the area. We recommend cleaning the frame and flaps of the pet door also. Use soap and water or glass cleaner without ammonia.
Installation icon Difficulty Difficult
Installation icon Steps 10
Installation icon Time Required 1 - 2 hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 05

Parts

  • Hale pet door frame
  • 1 Instructions and Warranty for Hale Pet Door
  • 1 Locking cover 5/8”
  • 5/8” #6 Phillips head screws
  • 4 2-1/4" (5,7cm) screws
  • 1 raincap (optional)

Tools

  • Blue tape
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw or Reciprocating Saw
  • 7/64” drill bit
  • Measuring Tape

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Metal Door Installation

Step 1 Pre-Installation Prep

  • Before installation, ensure that you have the proper size pet door for your cat or dog. If in doubt, it may be better to choose a larger size. It can be dangerous for your pet to use a too small pet door. A general rule is to install the pet door so that the height of the flap is at least as height as the top of your pet at the withers. If you have a short pet as well, be sure he won't have too high a 'step-over'.
  • Review the large illustration of the pet door at the end of the instructions and familiarize yourself with the various components.
  • Be sure you received all parts that should have been included.
  • The tools required may differ depending upon the type of door you are installing in. You will need a drill to start the rough cut out and also to drill the screw holes, A saw will be required to finish cutting out the rough opening and a Phillips head screwdriver for the screws.

Step 2 Decide Where to Install Door

  • Decide where to place your pet door. A good idea is to make sure that there are no knobs or other obstructions above the pet door that could interfere with the security cover.
  • Second, be sure that the rough opening will be at least four inches from the bottom and from the side of the 'people' door. This will maintain the integrity of the door. (This measurement may vary depending on the size and type of door being used.)
  • Use drop cloths on both sides of the door to ease cleanup.

Step 3 Makes Marks On Door

  • Mary the installation area using a level for accuracy. Use masking tape to record the placement before drilling.
  • Measure and mark all four sides before sawing. Use masking tape to mark the rectangle. Use the following dimensions to get the correct size rough opening for your size door:



















































  • Pet Door SizeRough Opening
    Width x Height
    Small7 3/8" x 9 3/8"
    Small Medium8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
    Medium10 1/2" x 14 1/2"
    Tall Medium10 1/2" x 18"
    Large13" x 18"
    Tall Large13" x 21 5/8"
    Tall Large Plus13" x 25 5/8"
    Extra Tall Large13" x 29 5/8"
    Extra Large16" x 21 5/8"
    Extra Large Plus16" x 25 5/8"
    Giant17 5/8" x 29 5/8"
  • Make sure the opening is square and level before drilling. This will help ensure that the pet door operates correctly.

Step 4 Cut Hole Out Of Door

cut away view of door bottom
cut away view of door bottom
where to drill door
saw hole into door
  • Drill out two corners diagonal from each other (top left and bottom right OR top right and bottom left) using a 5/16” steel bit. Use a chisel at the corners to start the hole. If you use the 5/16” drill bit, drill three holes close together and wiggle the bit until you have connected the three holes. This procedure will allow you enough room to fit a jig saw blade into the holes.
  • Drill your initial holes carefully and take care not to go outside your marked opening. You may wish to use a level on the drill bit to make sure that both the inside and outside edges of the rough opening are correctly aligned.
  • After the holes are connected, use a reciprocating saw with a 14 tooth/inch blade to cut out the opening along the lines you've marked.
  • Be careful that the saw blade does not dent the other side of the door while you cut. The Hale Pet Door™ “door” model is completely self-framing so there is no need to 'frame out' the inside of the door.

Optional Step Attach Rain Cap

”pet
”pet
“raincap
  • If you elected to use the rain cap for your petdoor installation, attach it to the outer frame as shown. It will simply hook onto the top of the outer frame

Step 5 Place Frame In Door

“drill
“drill
“frame
  • Separate the pet door frame into two halves and place the side with the locking cover to the inside. Remove the locking cover.
  • Before installing the pet door into the rough opening, loosen the screws holding the deadbolt lock. Back them out a few turns, otherwise they may protrude enough to keep the corner of the pet door off the people door leaving a gap.
  • Place the inside frame of the pet door into the opening in the door. Place the outside frame of the pet door into the other side of the door and let the pet door frame telescope together. Squeeze the two sides of the pet doors frame together tightly. You may hold them together with carpenter's clamps as you proceed.
  • Test fit the pet door prior to drilling any screw holes.

Step 6 Screw Door Into Place

“screw
  • Using the pre-drilled pilot holes in the pet door frame and a 7/64” drill bit, drill one hole through the inside edge of the outside frame at the bottom. Insert and loosely tighten one screw. Make sure the door is level and adjust if needed.
  • When door is level, tighten the inserted screw and repeat drilling and inserting the rest of the screws in the pet door frame. Also, retighten the screws that hold the pin bolt lock in place.

Step 7 Seal Gaps With Caulk

”fill
  • Once the pet door is installed you can fill any gaps or seal the edges with caulking if desired.
  • Do not caulk the bottom of the inside or outside frame. It is a good idea to place blue painter's tape around the three sides of the pet door that you will be caulking.
  • After you apply the caulking and smooth it, you can remove the tape for a clean edge and no mess on your people door.
  • See the instructions under “raised panel doors” for dealing with gaps and using caulking backer rod.

Step 8 Slide Locking Cover On

“slide
  • The Starboard® cover will slide easily into place in the built in frame and can be easily locked and unlocked with the positive action pin bolt lock.
  • The photo to the right shows the cover in place with the protective covering still on the Lexan cover (Lexan is now discontinued). Starboard covers do not need this covering as they are not prone to scratching.)

Step 10 Clean-Up Door

“clean
  • Remove the drop cloths and clean up the area. We recommend cleaning the frame and flaps of the pet door also. Use soap and water or glass cleaner without ammonia.

How to Adjust Magnets

You may also adjust the magnets in the frame if necessary. They can either be raised or lowered so the flaps seal but swing freely.

Adjust Upward

  • Adjust the magnets upward by twisting a flat headed screwdriver below the magnet between the magnet and the frame.

Adjust Downward

  • Adjust the magnets downward by tapping lightly with the handle of your screwdriver.

Note:

  • NEVER hit a magnet hard with a hammer as this may bend the legs of the magnet and cause it to eventually fall out of the door track.

Notes for Various Types of Doors

Raised Panel Doors

Two types of raised panel door are illustrated above. A true raised panel door will be built of solid wood, and the panels will be separate pieces of wood contained in the body of the door. This type of door is common on older homes, but in newer homes you are more likely to find doors whose surfaces have been molded to look like a raised panel door.

Carefully consider placement of your pet door before cutting the rough opening. Ideally, the pet door should be either centered on the door or centered on a panel. If the door is a true raised panel door, centering the pet door on the people door is not a good idea. Cutting out the vertical support will structurally weaken the door.

Once you have determined where to place the door, cut out the rough opening and install the pet door as described above. There should be gaps that need to be filled between the pet door and the door where the grooves from the raised panel are. Put blue masking tape on the door so that the bottom of the tape is even with the top of the pet door. Fill the gaps with "caulking backer rod". Make sure your filler does not come up to the edge of the pet door frame.

Fill the gap with caulk of an appropriate type and color. Smooth the caulk with a putty knife or a razor blade. Remove the blue tape carefully. Clean up and you are finished.

Cross Hatch Doors

To drill starter holes through a solid wood door, use a 7/8" paddle bit and drill almost all the way through the door. Go to the other side of the door and finish the hole. This will prevent splintering wood.

A crosshatch door, also called a farmhouse door, usually has a window in the upper half. The lower half is constructed very much like a raised panel door, but the panels are usually sunken in compared to the rest of the door. These doors are almost always solid wood. Be very careful when drilling your starter holes in wood. If you push too hard the wood may splinter.

Installation of the pet door is about the same as with any other door. The difficulty is filling in the gaps. Depending on how deep the gap is, there are several different ways to approach this. If the gap is not very deep, caulking backer rod and caulk will work nicely. If the gap is deep you may want to consider filling with pieces of wood. This will require a hacksaw, miter box, and careful measuring.

Hollow Core Doors

If you are installing in a hollow core door, don’t cut your rough opening with a reciprocating saw if you can avoid it. It tends to shake the door surface violently, sometimes separating it from the interior “honeycomb”. Use a circular saw and diamond blade. It makes a clean, easy cut.

Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass doors can be cut with a reciprocating saw or a circular saw with a diamond blade but be sure to wear a good dust mask! You do not want to be inhaling fiberglass.

Wood Doors

Cut wood doors with a reciprocating saw. Do not try to use the circular saw. The diamond blade will simply scorch the wood, barely cutting it, and a wood blade will grab the wood and take off, which will be dangerously hard to control.

Steel Skin Doors

Steel skin doors are made of a foam core covered with thin steel skin. If the pet door you are installing is small, (medium or smaller), you can cut the rough opening with a diamond blade and clean up the corners with a reciprocating saw. If the pet door is larger than a medium, sink the diamond blade into the door in one spot on all four sides of the rough opening. This creates four grooves you can get a reciprocating saw blade into. Use a fine blade on the reciprocating saw. (18-tooth per inch at a minimum.)

FAQ

Does this door come in other colors?

Yes; it comes in Satin, Arizona Beige (Tan), White, and Bronze.

Can I get replacement flaps for the Hale?

Yes, pet owners can find the replacement flap kithere.

What is the Locking Cover Load Direction?

This is where you would slide in the cover. It comes standard as sliding in from the Top, however if you have something above where you are installing the pet door then you can choose for it to slide in from the Right or Left.

What is meant by Different Interior Frame Color?

Hale can make a pet door with two different color frames. So you can get the door to match your interior and exterior decor.

Is this door weather proof?

No flexible flap door is absolutely weather proof. Although this door does a very good job, as it has a fuzzy black weather strip around the flap and magnets and to hold it shut. The flap is also quite a bit thicker than most economy style doggie doors.

Is the single or double flap better?

The single flap would be suitable for more mild climates (Southern CA). The double would be recommend for more extreme areas with larger temperature variations (hot summers in Las Vegas and cold winters in New York), making it an energy efficient dog door.

If I get a single flap can I add another one later?

 Yes! All you would have to do is purchase a  replacement flap kit which comes with everything you need.

Can you get the Hale Pet Door for Doors in a wall?

 Yes, they make the  Hale Pet Door In a Wall version that can also be purchased on our site by clicking on the link.

How do I know what size to choose?

We suggest that you  measure your pet in order to find out the correct size before door installation.

Is this door durable?

It is one of the more durable flexible models and the 5 year warranty even covers flaps.

Are there any sliding glass door panels that use this door?

The Hale Omni Panel Cat Door for sliding glass patio doors will be the perfect pet door insert for you and your small and large cats. Not only does it have the same door, but it also has an easy, tools-free DIY installation.

Are there any sash window panel inserts that use this door?

The Hale Omni Panel Cat Door for sash windows will be the best cat door for you. Not only is the flap lined with magnetic closures to increase your door’s energy efficiency, but it will also give you cat easy backyard access. This panel is also available in a larger size for small dogs.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated at checkout.

Warranty

Hale Pet Door 5 Year Limited No Fault Warranty

All parts—including flaps—and labor.

Thank you for doing business with Hale Pet Door™. We are sure you will receive years of excellent service with your purchase. If the product does not meet your expectations, please contact our office for return authorization and return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price. Be sure to pack the product well as we can only give 50% credit for a damaged pet door.

HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. guarantees and warrants, subject to the conditions and restrictions stated below, that the Hale Pet Door™ products and component parts thereof, purchased from HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. shall be free from any defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty period for all Hale Pet Door™ model pet doors is effective from the date of purchase and extends to the anniversary date marking the end of the fifth year. We agree to exchange or repair at our expense, F.O.B. our plant or warehouse any unit found to be defective in workmanship and/or material, subject to plant inspection. (See notes A and B below).

1st year – 100% of all parts and labor; 2nd year – 50% of all parts and labor; 3rd year – 40% of all parts and labor; 4th year – 30% of all parts and labor; 5th year – 20% of all parts and labor.

This warranty does not include shipping to HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. or any field service labor unless the product was installed by Hale Pet Door™.

A-Glass Breakage: We use fully tempered glass of the greatest quality and strength available for each application. It also meets or exceeds all safety glazing laws and codes in the United States. Even tempered glass will break on occasion, but it is very rare. When there is a breakage of glass for whatever reason, within the FIRST YEAR, we will replace the unit for 50% of the current total price. There is no warranty on the glass after the first year.

B-Parts Damaged by Misuse or Neglect: HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will pay 20% of the cost of the current list price of parts and labor. No reimbursement shall be greater than the price of the replacement part.

C-Omni Oversize Panels: This application is not recommended. Therefore, we will only warranty 50% of the cost of the panel for the first year. However, the pet door itself is covered per our standard warranty.

HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will credit 50% towards the cost of a replacement Hale Pet Door™ that was damaged due to mis-cutting, mismeasuring, or any other damage due to no fault of HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will not accept any responsibility beyond 50% if the damage is due to no fault of HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. reserves the right to inspect any and all products before honoring any claim.



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07/25/2018
Jarred

Well worth the cost

This door is very well built. It insulates well with the weatherstripping around the frame and the magnets on the flap. It doesn't stick out too far from the door, so it doesn't have a huge presence like some other models do. It has a lot of options, such as locking cover direction and frame color and comes with a great warranty.

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12/27/2017
Esperanza

Excellent door for cats!

This is a high quality door. The flaps are soft and crystal clear. I like the weather stripping along the edges of the flap to make it more insulating. For the interior designer in me, I was able to get a different frame on the outside and inside to more closely match my design aesthetic.

R
12/22/2017
Richard

Looks so nice!

This looks way better than the ones in stores! I was able to get the framing on the inside and outside different to match everything and it looks like a super quality product. I was a little put off by the cost, but totally seems worth it.

C
12/07/2017
Cecilia

Love it!

I have had other cat doors in the past but this is by far the best one. I like that the flap is soft and clear, it makes it so much more comfortable for my cats to use. The quality of the construction is just so well made!

M
12/05/2017
Meredith

Perfect for my cat!

We get lots of wind and rain and this door is the perfect combination of a weather resistant door that isn't too hard for our cat to push through. Cat also likes the clear flap because she can sit there and watch everything from inside the house.

Hale Cat Door for Doors

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Size Chart

Flap Dimensions:

5 1/2"w x 7 1/2"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Outside Frame Dimensions

8 3/8"w x 10 3/8"h

The outer edge of the pet door.
flap dimensions
frame dimensions
 rough cut out dimension

Rough Cut Out:

7 3/8"w x 9 3/8"h

The size of the hole needed to fit your pet door into your door.

Flap Dimensions:

6 1/2"w x 9 1/2"h

The entry way your dog goes through.

Outside Frame Dimensions

9 9/16"w x 12 9/16"h

The outer edge of the pet door.
flap dimensions
frame dimensions
rough cutout dimensions

Rough Cut Out:

8 1/2"w x 11 1/2"h

The size of the hole needed to fit your pet door into your door.
Flap Size  &Flap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame DimensionFlap TypeRecommended Pet Height
Small5 1/2" w x 7 1/2" h7 3/8" w x 9 3/8" h8 3/8" w x 10 3/8" hSingle5" - 11"
Double5" - 11"
Small Medium6 1/2" w x 9 1/2" h8 1/2" w x 11 1/2" h9 9/16" w x 12 9/16" hSingle5" - 15"
Double5" - 15"


 Options:

Side-loading locking cover can be added to order if the default top-loading option doesn't work for your home. 

Inside frame can be ordered with a Different Inside Frame Color to match the inside of your home

These pet doors are available in custom dimensions at Hale Custom Dimension for Doors.

Not sure if this is the correct flap size? Here is a measurement guide to help you out.

Find The Best Pet Door Size For My Pet

A

Pet Height: inches

B

Pet Width: inches

Please fill the above fields.

Flap Material

Flexible

Your Maximum Pet Size

Cats

Climate Suitability

Severe-4 Season, Temperate-3 Season

Sealing Value

High, Average

Wind Resistance

High, Average

Installation Instructions

Installation icon Difficulty Difficult
Installation icon Steps 10
Installation icon Time Required 1 - 2 hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 05

Parts

  • Hale pet door frame
  • 1 Instructions and Warranty for Hale Pet Door
  • 1 Locking cover 5/8”
  • 5/8” #6 Phillips head screws
  • 4 2-1/4" (5,7cm) screws
  • 1 raincap (optional)

Tools

  • Blue tape
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw or Reciprocating Saw
  • 7/64” drill bit
  • Measuring Tape

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Wood Door Installation

Step 1 Pre-Installation Prep

  • Before installation, ensure that you have the proper size pet door for your cat or dog. If in doubt, it may be better to choose a larger size. It can be dangerous for your pet to use a too small pet door. A general rule is to install the pet door so that the height of the flap is at least as height as the top of your pet at the withers. If you have a short pet as well, be sure he won't have too high a 'step-over'.
  • Review the large illustration of the pet door at the end of the instructions and familiarize yourself with the various components.
  • Be sure you received all parts that should have been included.
  • The tools required may differ depending upon the type of door you are installing in. You will need a drill to start the rough cut out and also to drill the screw holes, A saw will be required to finish cutting out the rough opening and a Phillips head screwdriver for the screws.

Step 2 Decide Where to Install Door

  • Decide where to place your pet door. A good idea is to make sure that there are no knobs or other obstructions above the pet door that could interfere with the security cover.
  • Second, be sure that the rough opening will be at least four inches from the bottom and from the side of the 'people' door. This will maintain the integrity of the door. (This measurement may vary depending on the size and type of door being used.)
  • Use drop cloths on both sides of the door to ease cleanup.

Step 3 Makes Marks On Door

  • Mary the installation area using a level for accuracy. Use masking tape to record the placement before drilling.
  • Measure and mark all four sides before sawing. Use masking tape to mark the rectangle. Use the following dimensions to get the correct size rough opening for your size door:



















































  • Pet Door SizeRough Opening
    Width x Height
    Small7 3/8" x 9 3/8"
    Small Medium8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
    Medium10 1/2" x 14 1/2"
    Tall Medium10 1/2" x 18"
    Large13" x 18"
    Tall Large13" x 21 5/8"
    Tall Large Plus13" x 25 5/8"
    Extra Tall Large13" x 29 5/8"
    Extra Large16" x 21 5/8"
    Extra Large Plus16" x 25 5/8"
    Giant17 5/8" x 29 5/8"
  • Make sure the opening is square and level before drilling. This will help ensure that the pet door operates correctly.

Step 4 Cut Hole Out Of Door

cut away view of door bottom
cut away view of door bottom
where to drill door
saw hole into door
  • Drill out two corners diagonal from each other (top left and bottom right OR top right and bottom left) using a 7/8” wood bit or a 5/16” steel bit. If you use the 5/16” drill bit, drill three holes close together and wiggle the bit until you have connected the three holes. This procedure will allow you enough room to fit a jig saw blade into the holes.
  • Drill your initial holes carefully and take care not to go outside your marked opening. You may wish to use a level on the drill bit to make sure that both the inside and outside edges of the rough opening are correctly aligned.
  • After the holes are connected, use a reciprocating saw, scroll saw or jig saw to cut out the opening along the lines you've marked.

Optional Step Attach Rain Cap

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“raincap
  • If you elected to use the rain cap for your petdoor installation, attach it to the outer frame as shown. It will simply hook onto the top of the outer frame

Step 5 Place Frame In Door

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  • Separate the pet door frame into two halves and place the side with the locking cover to the inside. Remove the locking cover.
  • Before installing the pet door into the rough opening, loosen the screws holding the deadbolt lock. Back them out a few turns, otherwise they may protrude enough to keep the corner of the pet door off the people door leaving a gap.
  • Place the inside frame of the pet door into the opening in the door. Place the outside frame of the pet door into the other side of the door and let the pet door frame telescope together. Squeeze the two sides of the pet doors frame together tightly. You may hold them together with carpenter's clamps as you proceed.
  • Test fit the pet door prior to drilling any screw holes.

Step 6 Screw Door Into Place

“screw
  • Using the pre-drilled pilot holes in the pet door frame and a 7/64” drill bit, drill one hole through the inside edge of the outside frame at the bottom. Insert and loosely tighten one screw. Make sure the door is level and adjust if needed.
  • When door is level, tighten the inserted screw and repeat drilling and inserting the rest of the screws in the pet door frame. Also, retighten the screws that hold the pin bolt lock in place.

Step 7 Seal Gaps With Caulk

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  • Once the pet door is installed you can fill any gaps or seal the edges with caulking if desired.
  • Do not caulk the bottom of the inside or outside frame. It is a good idea to place blue painter's tape around the three sides of the pet door that you will be caulking.
  • After you apply the caulking and smooth it, you can remove the tape for a clean edge and no mess on your people door.
  • See the instructions under “raised panel doors” for dealing with gaps and using caulking backer rod.

Step 8 Slide Locking Cover On

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  • The Starboard® cover will slide easily into place in the built in frame and can be easily locked and unlocked with the positive action pin bolt lock.
  • The photo to the right shows the cover in place with the protective covering still on the Lexan cover (Lexan is now discontinued). Starboard covers do not need this covering as they are not prone to scratching.)

Step 10 Clean-Up Door

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  • Remove the drop cloths and clean up the area. We recommend cleaning the frame and flaps of the pet door also. Use soap and water or glass cleaner without ammonia.
Installation icon Difficulty Difficult
Installation icon Steps 10
Installation icon Time Required 1 - 2 hours
Installation icon Sections 03
Installation icon Flags 05

Parts

  • Hale pet door frame
  • 1 Instructions and Warranty for Hale Pet Door
  • 1 Locking cover 5/8”
  • 5/8” #6 Phillips head screws
  • 4 2-1/4" (5,7cm) screws
  • 1 raincap (optional)

Tools

  • Blue tape
  • Drill
  • Jigsaw or Reciprocating Saw
  • 7/64” drill bit
  • Measuring Tape

Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before installation.

Metal Door Installation

Step 1 Pre-Installation Prep

  • Before installation, ensure that you have the proper size pet door for your cat or dog. If in doubt, it may be better to choose a larger size. It can be dangerous for your pet to use a too small pet door. A general rule is to install the pet door so that the height of the flap is at least as height as the top of your pet at the withers. If you have a short pet as well, be sure he won't have too high a 'step-over'.
  • Review the large illustration of the pet door at the end of the instructions and familiarize yourself with the various components.
  • Be sure you received all parts that should have been included.
  • The tools required may differ depending upon the type of door you are installing in. You will need a drill to start the rough cut out and also to drill the screw holes, A saw will be required to finish cutting out the rough opening and a Phillips head screwdriver for the screws.

Step 2 Decide Where to Install Door

  • Decide where to place your pet door. A good idea is to make sure that there are no knobs or other obstructions above the pet door that could interfere with the security cover.
  • Second, be sure that the rough opening will be at least four inches from the bottom and from the side of the 'people' door. This will maintain the integrity of the door. (This measurement may vary depending on the size and type of door being used.)
  • Use drop cloths on both sides of the door to ease cleanup.

Step 3 Makes Marks On Door

  • Mary the installation area using a level for accuracy. Use masking tape to record the placement before drilling.
  • Measure and mark all four sides before sawing. Use masking tape to mark the rectangle. Use the following dimensions to get the correct size rough opening for your size door:



















































  • Pet Door SizeRough Opening
    Width x Height
    Small7 3/8" x 9 3/8"
    Small Medium8 1/2" x 11 1/2"
    Medium10 1/2" x 14 1/2"
    Tall Medium10 1/2" x 18"
    Large13" x 18"
    Tall Large13" x 21 5/8"
    Tall Large Plus13" x 25 5/8"
    Extra Tall Large13" x 29 5/8"
    Extra Large16" x 21 5/8"
    Extra Large Plus16" x 25 5/8"
    Giant17 5/8" x 29 5/8"
  • Make sure the opening is square and level before drilling. This will help ensure that the pet door operates correctly.

Step 4 Cut Hole Out Of Door

cut away view of door bottom
cut away view of door bottom
where to drill door
saw hole into door
  • Drill out two corners diagonal from each other (top left and bottom right OR top right and bottom left) using a 5/16” steel bit. Use a chisel at the corners to start the hole. If you use the 5/16” drill bit, drill three holes close together and wiggle the bit until you have connected the three holes. This procedure will allow you enough room to fit a jig saw blade into the holes.
  • Drill your initial holes carefully and take care not to go outside your marked opening. You may wish to use a level on the drill bit to make sure that both the inside and outside edges of the rough opening are correctly aligned.
  • After the holes are connected, use a reciprocating saw with a 14 tooth/inch blade to cut out the opening along the lines you've marked.
  • Be careful that the saw blade does not dent the other side of the door while you cut. The Hale Pet Door™ “door” model is completely self-framing so there is no need to 'frame out' the inside of the door.

Optional Step Attach Rain Cap

”pet
”pet
“raincap
  • If you elected to use the rain cap for your petdoor installation, attach it to the outer frame as shown. It will simply hook onto the top of the outer frame

Step 5 Place Frame In Door

“drill
“drill
“frame
  • Separate the pet door frame into two halves and place the side with the locking cover to the inside. Remove the locking cover.
  • Before installing the pet door into the rough opening, loosen the screws holding the deadbolt lock. Back them out a few turns, otherwise they may protrude enough to keep the corner of the pet door off the people door leaving a gap.
  • Place the inside frame of the pet door into the opening in the door. Place the outside frame of the pet door into the other side of the door and let the pet door frame telescope together. Squeeze the two sides of the pet doors frame together tightly. You may hold them together with carpenter's clamps as you proceed.
  • Test fit the pet door prior to drilling any screw holes.

Step 6 Screw Door Into Place

“screw
  • Using the pre-drilled pilot holes in the pet door frame and a 7/64” drill bit, drill one hole through the inside edge of the outside frame at the bottom. Insert and loosely tighten one screw. Make sure the door is level and adjust if needed.
  • When door is level, tighten the inserted screw and repeat drilling and inserting the rest of the screws in the pet door frame. Also, retighten the screws that hold the pin bolt lock in place.

Step 7 Seal Gaps With Caulk

”fill
  • Once the pet door is installed you can fill any gaps or seal the edges with caulking if desired.
  • Do not caulk the bottom of the inside or outside frame. It is a good idea to place blue painter's tape around the three sides of the pet door that you will be caulking.
  • After you apply the caulking and smooth it, you can remove the tape for a clean edge and no mess on your people door.
  • See the instructions under “raised panel doors” for dealing with gaps and using caulking backer rod.

Step 8 Slide Locking Cover On

“slide
  • The Starboard® cover will slide easily into place in the built in frame and can be easily locked and unlocked with the positive action pin bolt lock.
  • The photo to the right shows the cover in place with the protective covering still on the Lexan cover (Lexan is now discontinued). Starboard covers do not need this covering as they are not prone to scratching.)

Step 10 Clean-Up Door

“clean
  • Remove the drop cloths and clean up the area. We recommend cleaning the frame and flaps of the pet door also. Use soap and water or glass cleaner without ammonia.

How to Adjust Magnets

You may also adjust the magnets in the frame if necessary. They can either be raised or lowered so the flaps seal but swing freely.

Adjust Upward

  • Adjust the magnets upward by twisting a flat headed screwdriver below the magnet between the magnet and the frame.

Adjust Downward

  • Adjust the magnets downward by tapping lightly with the handle of your screwdriver.

Note:

  • NEVER hit a magnet hard with a hammer as this may bend the legs of the magnet and cause it to eventually fall out of the door track.

Notes for Various Types of Doors

Raised Panel Doors

Two types of raised panel door are illustrated above. A true raised panel door will be built of solid wood, and the panels will be separate pieces of wood contained in the body of the door. This type of door is common on older homes, but in newer homes you are more likely to find doors whose surfaces have been molded to look like a raised panel door.

Carefully consider placement of your pet door before cutting the rough opening. Ideally, the pet door should be either centered on the door or centered on a panel. If the door is a true raised panel door, centering the pet door on the people door is not a good idea. Cutting out the vertical support will structurally weaken the door.

Once you have determined where to place the door, cut out the rough opening and install the pet door as described above. There should be gaps that need to be filled between the pet door and the door where the grooves from the raised panel are. Put blue masking tape on the door so that the bottom of the tape is even with the top of the pet door. Fill the gaps with "caulking backer rod". Make sure your filler does not come up to the edge of the pet door frame.

Fill the gap with caulk of an appropriate type and color. Smooth the caulk with a putty knife or a razor blade. Remove the blue tape carefully. Clean up and you are finished.

Cross Hatch Doors

To drill starter holes through a solid wood door, use a 7/8" paddle bit and drill almost all the way through the door. Go to the other side of the door and finish the hole. This will prevent splintering wood.

A crosshatch door, also called a farmhouse door, usually has a window in the upper half. The lower half is constructed very much like a raised panel door, but the panels are usually sunken in compared to the rest of the door. These doors are almost always solid wood. Be very careful when drilling your starter holes in wood. If you push too hard the wood may splinter.

Installation of the pet door is about the same as with any other door. The difficulty is filling in the gaps. Depending on how deep the gap is, there are several different ways to approach this. If the gap is not very deep, caulking backer rod and caulk will work nicely. If the gap is deep you may want to consider filling with pieces of wood. This will require a hacksaw, miter box, and careful measuring.

Hollow Core Doors

If you are installing in a hollow core door, don’t cut your rough opening with a reciprocating saw if you can avoid it. It tends to shake the door surface violently, sometimes separating it from the interior “honeycomb”. Use a circular saw and diamond blade. It makes a clean, easy cut.

Fiberglass Doors

Fiberglass doors can be cut with a reciprocating saw or a circular saw with a diamond blade but be sure to wear a good dust mask! You do not want to be inhaling fiberglass.

Wood Doors

Cut wood doors with a reciprocating saw. Do not try to use the circular saw. The diamond blade will simply scorch the wood, barely cutting it, and a wood blade will grab the wood and take off, which will be dangerously hard to control.

Steel Skin Doors

Steel skin doors are made of a foam core covered with thin steel skin. If the pet door you are installing is small, (medium or smaller), you can cut the rough opening with a diamond blade and clean up the corners with a reciprocating saw. If the pet door is larger than a medium, sink the diamond blade into the door in one spot on all four sides of the rough opening. This creates four grooves you can get a reciprocating saw blade into. Use a fine blade on the reciprocating saw. (18-tooth per inch at a minimum.)

FAQ

Does this door come in other colors?

Yes; it comes in Satin, Arizona Beige (Tan), White, and Bronze.

Can I get replacement flaps for the Hale?

Yes, pet owners can find the replacement flap kithere.

What is the Locking Cover Load Direction?

This is where you would slide in the cover. It comes standard as sliding in from the Top, however if you have something above where you are installing the pet door then you can choose for it to slide in from the Right or Left.

What is meant by Different Interior Frame Color?

Hale can make a pet door with two different color frames. So you can get the door to match your interior and exterior decor.

Is this door weather proof?

No flexible flap door is absolutely weather proof. Although this door does a very good job, as it has a fuzzy black weather strip around the flap and magnets and to hold it shut. The flap is also quite a bit thicker than most economy style doggie doors.

Is the single or double flap better?

The single flap would be suitable for more mild climates (Southern CA). The double would be recommend for more extreme areas with larger temperature variations (hot summers in Las Vegas and cold winters in New York), making it an energy efficient dog door.

If I get a single flap can I add another one later?

 Yes! All you would have to do is purchase a  replacement flap kit which comes with everything you need.

Can you get the Hale Pet Door for Doors in a wall?

 Yes, they make the  Hale Pet Door In a Wall version that can also be purchased on our site by clicking on the link.

How do I know what size to choose?

We suggest that you  measure your pet in order to find out the correct size before door installation.

Is this door durable?

It is one of the more durable flexible models and the 5 year warranty even covers flaps.

Are there any sliding glass door panels that use this door?

The Hale Omni Panel Cat Door for sliding glass patio doors will be the perfect pet door insert for you and your small and large cats. Not only does it have the same door, but it also has an easy, tools-free DIY installation.

Are there any sash window panel inserts that use this door?

The Hale Omni Panel Cat Door for sash windows will be the best cat door for you. Not only is the flap lined with magnetic closures to increase your door’s energy efficiency, but it will also give you cat easy backyard access. This panel is also available in a larger size for small dogs.

How much does shipping cost?

Shipping is calculated at checkout.

Warranty

Hale Pet Door 5 Year Limited No Fault Warranty

All parts—including flaps—and labor.

Thank you for doing business with Hale Pet Door™. We are sure you will receive years of excellent service with your purchase. If the product does not meet your expectations, please contact our office for return authorization and return it within 30 days of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price. Be sure to pack the product well as we can only give 50% credit for a damaged pet door.

HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. guarantees and warrants, subject to the conditions and restrictions stated below, that the Hale Pet Door™ products and component parts thereof, purchased from HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. shall be free from any defects in materials and workmanship. The warranty period for all Hale Pet Door™ model pet doors is effective from the date of purchase and extends to the anniversary date marking the end of the fifth year. We agree to exchange or repair at our expense, F.O.B. our plant or warehouse any unit found to be defective in workmanship and/or material, subject to plant inspection. (See notes A and B below).

1st year – 100% of all parts and labor; 2nd year – 50% of all parts and labor; 3rd year – 40% of all parts and labor; 4th year – 30% of all parts and labor; 5th year – 20% of all parts and labor.

This warranty does not include shipping to HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. or any field service labor unless the product was installed by Hale Pet Door™.

A-Glass Breakage: We use fully tempered glass of the greatest quality and strength available for each application. It also meets or exceeds all safety glazing laws and codes in the United States. Even tempered glass will break on occasion, but it is very rare. When there is a breakage of glass for whatever reason, within the FIRST YEAR, we will replace the unit for 50% of the current total price. There is no warranty on the glass after the first year.

B-Parts Damaged by Misuse or Neglect: HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will pay 20% of the cost of the current list price of parts and labor. No reimbursement shall be greater than the price of the replacement part.

C-Omni Oversize Panels: This application is not recommended. Therefore, we will only warranty 50% of the cost of the panel for the first year. However, the pet door itself is covered per our standard warranty.

HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will credit 50% towards the cost of a replacement Hale Pet Door™ that was damaged due to mis-cutting, mismeasuring, or any other damage due to no fault of HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. will not accept any responsibility beyond 50% if the damage is due to no fault of HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. HSPD Manufacturing, Inc. reserves the right to inspect any and all products before honoring any claim.

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07/25/2018
Jarred

Well worth the cost

This door is very well built. It insulates well with the weatherstripping around the frame and the magnets on the flap. It doesn't stick out too far from the door, so it doesn't have a huge presence like some other models do. It has a lot of options, such as locking cover direction and frame color and comes with a great warranty.

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12/27/2017
Esperanza

Excellent door for cats!

This is a high quality door. The flaps are soft and crystal clear. I like the weather stripping along the edges of the flap to make it more insulating. For the interior designer in me, I was able to get a different frame on the outside and inside to more closely match my design aesthetic.

R
12/22/2017
Richard

Looks so nice!

This looks way better than the ones in stores! I was able to get the framing on the inside and outside different to match everything and it looks like a super quality product. I was a little put off by the cost, but totally seems worth it.

C
12/07/2017
Cecilia

Love it!

I have had other cat doors in the past but this is by far the best one. I like that the flap is soft and clear, it makes it so much more comfortable for my cats to use. The quality of the construction is just so well made!

M
12/05/2017
Meredith

Perfect for my cat!

We get lots of wind and rain and this door is the perfect combination of a weather resistant door that isn't too hard for our cat to push through. Cat also likes the clear flap because she can sit there and watch everything from inside the house.