Ideal (Perfect Pet by Ideal) Designer Series Original Pet Doors

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  • Original Ideal Pet Products Pet Doors accommodate both dogs and cats
  • Fits in doors 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" thick
  • Clear, flexible flap is easy to use for pets of all ages
  • Quick and simple installation
  • Designed for mild climates

The Ideal Designer Series Original doggy door is a cost-effective solution for owners who have dogs and cats of varying sizes. The clear, lightweight door flap is easy to push open, making it a hassle-free adjustment for first-time flap users (and one of the best dog doors for timid or older pets). Featuring a thin flap with a magnetic bar at the bottom to help keep it sealed when not in use, this pet door is designed for mild climates. Both you and your pets will love this Ideal Original dog and cat door.


  • Durable plastic, light grey door frame adjusts to fit doors 1 1/4" to 1 3/4" thick
  • Clear & flexible vinyl flap contains a magnetic bar on the bottom to keep it sealed
  • ABS plastic sliding cover included
  • Available in sizes small, medium, extra-large, and super-large



  • Ideal dog doors are built with a durable, long-lasting frame
  • Quick and easy steps for Ideal Pet Door installation
  • The clear, flexible flap is easy for pets to use
  • Door with dog door means pets won't wake you up anymore to go outside

Size Chart

Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame Dimension
Small 5" w x 7" h6 1⁄4" w x 9 1⁄2" h7" w x 10 5⁄8" h
Medium 7" w x 11 1⁄4" h8 1⁄4" w x 13 1⁄2" h8 15⁄16" w x 14 7⁄8" h
Large (DISCONTINUED)9" w x 15" h10 1⁄8" w x 17 1⁄2" h10 1⁄2" w x 18 1⁄8" h
Extra Large 10 1⁄2" w x 15" h11 3⁄4" w x 17 1⁄2" h12 7⁄16" w x 18 5⁄8" h
Super Large 15" w x 20" h16 1⁄2" w x 22 1⁄4" h17 15⁄16" w x 23 7⁄8" h


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

Replacement Flaps for this pet door are available at Ideal "Original" Replacement Flaps.

For discontinued sizes, call us at 805-781-7700 to check availability.




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.

One Year Warranty:

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 the 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 the 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.

Additional Information



Frame Material


Flap Material


Flap Colors


Flap Thickness


Warranty Period

1 year

Return Period

30 days

Locking Cover Material

ABS Plastic

Flap Type

Single Flap

Your Maximum Pet Size

Cats, Large Cats, Small Dogs, Medium Dogs, Large Dogs, X-Large Dogs

Climate Suitability

Mild or Utility

Flap Design

Single, One Part, Flexible, Thin Flap

Ability to Lock Flap

Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Top

Can Be Installed In

Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Metal Door, Solid Core Door, Steel Door

Award Winning Design


Sealing Value


Wind Resistance


Self Framing


Replacement Flaps Available


Insulation Value


Installation Instructions

Ideal Original Pet Doors Installation Video


Tools required 

Safety Glasses


Nail or Awl


Tape Measure


Power Drill

3/8" Drill Bit 

Phillips Screw Driver or Bit


Please read instructions & notes thoroughly before beginning installation.


Step 1: If you have not yet measured your pet, be sure to measure them according to this measurement guide

Step 2: Take your measuring tape and measure from the bottom of the door. Using a pencil, mark 2” above your pet’s shoulder height. Make sure the line itself is level and straight. 

Step 3: Take the locking cover / install template for your door and place the top along your pencil line. While holding the cover against the door, trace around the cover / template. Using the level make sure the rectangle is level and centered on your door. 

Step 4: Using a drill and a 3/8” drill bit, drill the four corners of the rectangle for reference holes. Drill out all 4 corners inside of the lines.

Step 5: Next, insert your jigsaw into one of the starter holes, and cut along the lines into the reference holes. Cut all four sides. Gently remove and discard the cut out material. Wipe the area clean. 

Step 6: Inserting the outside frame first, sandwich both frames onto the door, making sure they are flush. Once together, hand fit the screws in place and hand tighten. Then, with a power drill or screwdriver, tighten the screws down. 

Step 7: Check the movement and fit of the flap. Check the locking cover, ensuring that it locks in place. 

If you do not have the tools or skills to properly install your pet door, we suggest using a professional handyperson or contacting a professional installer from our list of local installers

Cleaning the Flap: Use a clean rag and fresh water to remove dirt and grime that may accumulate on the flap panel surface. DO NOT USE strong detergents, pine or lemon oil, or any type of solvents as these will permanently damage the flap panels and flexible hinges.



Ideal "Original" Series Pet Doors

Ideal "Original" Pet Door Installation Video


Can I purchase just the plastic frame?

Unfortunately, we do not sell the frame on its own. A purchase will include a flap and parts for installation.

How can I replace my large frame and flap when it says discontinued?

Please contact our customer service team to order and check availability.

What is the difference between the Original and Deluxe?

The Ideal Original frame is a plastic pet door, whereas the Deluxe has an aluminum frame.

How high off the ground does this have to be installed?

The manufacturer suggests the cutout be no less than 4" from the bottom edge of your door. Make sure that it is at a comfortable height for your pet to step over and the top of the flap is at least 1" over the top of your pet's shoulders.

How can I clean the flap?

A clean rag and freshwater can be used to clean accumulated grime and dirt. Strong detergents like pine or lemon oil will permanently damage the flap panels.

How does the sliding cover stay secured?

There are channels in the interior frame you can slide your security panel cover into. Additionally, there is a locking latch to make sure it cannot be slid up and down.

 Is this available in any other colors?

Unfortunately, the Ideal Pet Products Designer frame only comes in white. A possible alternative is to spray paint the frame to match your home.

What is the return policy?

Like the Deluxe aluminum frame pet door, his item has to be returned within 30 days of receipt in the original condition and packaging. The item may not be accepted back for full merchandise total if it has been installed.

Can I purchase a replacement magnet bar? is a distributor for Ideal Pet Products, so we do not carry every part for this brand. The magnetic bar for the magnetic closure has to be purchased from the manufacturer.

How fast will this ship out?

Typically, this item will go out via FedEx. It will ship from the manufacturer in the Los Angeles area within 1-3 business days upon ordering,

Are these made by Barksbar?

No, they are very similar, but that is a different company and the parts aren't interchangeable.

Is this the same dog and cat flap that's in the Ideal Fast Fit Patio Panel Pet door for sliding glass doors?

Yes! And you can find replacement flaps for the Designer series plastic pet door and the patio pet door insert here.

Is this pet door energy efficient?

Since this door is not well-insulated, it's best suited for temperate climates. Ideal Pet Products does have the Ruff Weather series, which is made for extreme weather conditions. You can also try the heavy-duty Petsafe Extreme Weather Pet Door, which has vinyl dual flaps surrounding a third insulated flap layer.

Can I install this door into walls and windows? What about my screen door?

We do not recommend installing this door into anything but your door as it might damage your walls and windows. You can check out our full list of wall entry pet doors and our full list of window pet doors to find the best pet door for you.

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