Ideal Designer Series Ruff Weather Dog Door and Wall Mount Kit

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  • Highly insulating, double-flap pet door
  • Telescoping tunnel frames out walls 4 3/4" - 5 1/4" or 6 3/4" - 7 1/4" thick
  • Available in small, medium, extra-large, and super large
  • Ideal for temperate, three-season climates
  • Locking cover fits on either side of the frame

If you're looking for a reliable dog or cat door for walls, the Ideal Designer Series Ruff Weather Dog Door and Wall Mount Kit is the perfect option. It includes the plastic frame, double flaps, adjustable telescoping tunnel (for walls 4 ¾ - 5 ¼ or 6 ¾ - 7 ¼ thick), and a template to make installation smoother. Featuring tinted double flaps lined with brush weatherstripping, this wall doggie door is designed to function most efficiently in temperate, three-season climates. Prevent heating and cooling loss during the summer and winter months with this insulating, weather-resistant pet door for walls.


  • Tinted vinyl flaps surrounded by brush weather stripping
  • The plastic frame is 3" thick on both sides
  • Sliding locking cover works on both the interior and exterior frames
  • Telescoping tunnel fits walls 4 3/4 - 5 1/4 or 6 3/4 - 7 1/4 thick
  • Installation template and wall hardware included
  • Available in small, medium, extra-large, and super large


  • Keeps heat out in summer and cold out in winter
  • Holds up in rough climates
  • Double flap stands up to the wind while remaining easy for pets to open
  • Variety of flap sizes accommodates pets of all sizes
  • Template makes for an easy installation

Not the door you're looking for? Check out our other Ideal Pet Door Flaps and Doors

Size Chart

SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame Dimension
Small5" w x 9" h6 1⁄2" w x 11 1⁄4" h9 1⁄16" w x 13 3⁄8" h
Medium7 1⁄4" w x 13" h8 1⁄2" w x 15 1⁄4" h11 3⁄8" w x 17 1⁄2" h
Extra Large9 3⁄4" w x 17" h11 1⁄4" w x 19 1⁄2" h13 15⁄16" w x 21 5⁄8" h
Super Large15" w x 23 1⁄2" h16 1⁄4" w x 26" h19" w x 28 1⁄8" h

Do not know which flap size to get? Here is a measurement guide to help you out

Replacement Flaps at available at Ideal Ruff Weather and Protector Replacements.

Additional Information

Frame Material


Flap Material


Flap Colors


Flap Thickness


Warranty Period

1 year

Return Period

30 days

Locking Cover Material

ABS Plastic

Your Maximum Pet Size

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

Climate Suitability

Temperate-3 Season

Flap Design

Double, One Part, Flexible, Thin Flap

Ability to Lock Flap

Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Top

Can Be Installed In


Sealing Value


Wind Resistance


Replacement Flaps Available


Insulation Value


Wall Thickness Range

4 3/4" - 5 1/4" or 6 3/4"-7 1/4

Installation Instructions


  • Tape Measure
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Hammer and Nail
  • Electric Drill with ½" Regular Drill Bit
  • 3/8" Drill Bits
  • Saber Saw
  • Electric Screwdriver with Phillips Bit
  • Safety Goggles
  • Vice Grips
  • A Second Person
  • Silicon Caulking (not supplied)


Make sure to take extreme care when cutting / drilling through walls to avoid gas, electric, and plumbing lines. Use the template and instructions provided with the door to accurately cut the opening.


Step 1: First, measure the thickness of the wall you will be cutting through. For walls measuring 6 ¾" to 7 ¼", use the wall kit as it is. For walls less than 6 ¾" please follow these steps:

A) Put together the six panel sections of the the wall tunnel. 

B) Mark an “X” on all panel sections on the left side of the edge tabs.

C) Snap off the “X” marked edge tabs using vice grips. 

D) Reassemble and test the newly sized tunnel kit for fit. 

E) If the tunnel still needs to be shorter, snap off the right side edge tabs using your vice grips.

Step 2: Finish the final assembly of the kit by firmly pressing all six of the panel sections together.

Step 3: The wall kit screws are 9 ½" long. Use the following instructions to determine custom lengths: Take your wall dimensions and add 2 5/8". This will be the wall kit screws custom length you need. To cut the screws, mark this length on the screws and thread a ¼" x 20 nut onto the screw past the mark. Now clamp the screw and cut with a hacksaw at the mark.

Step 4: Have a friend hold the outer frame of the door in place and insert the assembled wall kit into the opening from the inside. We recommend a wood support to be installed inside the wall, underneath the wall kit. Now place the inner frame of the door into the opening around the wall kit. The wall kit is going to be slightly shorter than the cut-out opening thickness. Push the wall kit until it is touching the ribs on the inside frame. Caulk in place with silicone caulk.

Step 5: To complete the installation, insert the wall kit screws and tighten securely. Be careful not to overtighten the screws.

Step 6: We recommend using silicone caulking for added insulation to fill any gaps where the wall kit joins the inside and the outside portions.


My Ruff Weather has a label of 10-1/2" x 17" on it. Which flap size should I order?

You should order the XL Ruff Weather Replacement Flap (which is marked as 9-3/4" now, although the actual dimension of the flap did not change).

Would small pets sharing with larger pets have an issue with the double flaps?

No, the Ideal Ruff Weather Dog Door and Wall Mount Kit is easy for smaller pets to push open even with the double flaps since it only has magnets on the bottom.

What is the tunnel made of?

It is very durable plastic. However, we would recommend putting some framing in the cut out to support it on the bottom, especially in the extra-large and super large sizes.

What is the flap made of?

The flap is a clear flexible vinyl, 1/8" thick.

How far does the frame stick out?

The frame is pretty bulky, more than most doors, and it sticks out about 2 1/2" from the wall. 

Is this the same as the Ideal Ruff Weather Dog Door and Wall Kit Combination?

They are exactly the same in size, but the flaps on the Designer are tinted and the frame is grey as opposed to the clear flaps and cream color frame on the old style.

Is this easy to install?

If you are very handy, it could be a good DIY solo pet door installation. Otherwise, we recommend hiring a licensed pro for all wall installations.

What is the maximum wall thickness for the Ideal Pet Products Ruff Weather Pet Door with Telescoping Frame?

The maximum wall thickness is 7 1/4".



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.

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