Ideal "Ruff Weather" and "Protector" Pet Doors Replacement Flaps

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  • One Ruff Weather replacement flap by Ideal
  • Fits the "Protector" models as well
  • Clear & flexible vinyl flap
  • Available in sizes small, medium, extra-large & super large
  • Flaps sold individually

Is your Ideal Designer Series Ruff-Weather pet door in need of a pet door flap replacement? Avoid replacing your entire pet door for months or years with this Ruff Weather replacement flap. The Ideal "Ruff Weather" and "Protector" Pet Doors fit both of these models, restoring your pet door to good as new. The Ideal Ruff Weather dog door flaps are made of clear, flexible vinyl for the ultimate ease of use for your pet and great energy efficiency. The bottom of the flap has a magnetic strip to help seal it when it is not in use for maximum insulation.

These replacement pet door flaps come in sizes Small to X-Large. The flap size is engraved into the flap right above the magnetic bar. You can also confirm the size of your flap by checking the number of holes at the top:

  • Small (S): 3 holes, 5" w x 9" h
  • Medium (M): 4 holes, 7 1⁄4" w x 13" h
  • Extra Large (XL): 4 holes, 9 3⁄4" w x 17" h
  • Super Large (SL/XXL): 6 holes, 15" w x 23 1⁄2" h

All flaps are sold individually, so if you need to replace both flaps for your double flap Ruff Weather pet door, you'll need to purchase two.

Not the doggie door part you're looking for? Take a look at our full make and model selection of replacement flaps and parts. You can also check out these other Ideal Dog Door replacement flaps. 

Please Note: Your extra large flap may have the dimensions of 101/2" x 17" embossed on the flap. However, the manufacturer has guaranteed that this 9 3/4" x 17" replacement flap will work, regardless of what dimensions are marked on the flap. Additionally, the Ideal Pet Products brand is also sold under the name Perfect Pet Products. Ideal pet door replacement parts will work for Perfect Pet dog doors. For more Ruff Weather Replacement flaps or Ruff Weather dog door parts see replacement parts. The Ideal pet products ruff-weather pet door is the Perfect Pet All Weather dog door.

Size Chart

Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame Dimension
Small5" w x 9" h6 1⁄2" w x 11 1⁄4" h9" w x 13" 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"x 19 1⁄2" h14" w x 21 1⁄2" h
Super Large15" w x 23 1⁄2" h16 1⁄4"x 26" h19" w x 28 1⁄5" h

Other Ideal Ruff weather replacement parts such as the fuzzy weather stripping and frame gaskets are also available.

Additional Information



Flap Colors


Installation Instructions

Ruff Weather and Protector Series Flap Installation Instructions


Ideal Ruff Weather & Perfect Pet All Weather Replacement Flap Installation


How do I know this is the flap I need?

Before ordering, check the logo or writing on your flap (if any). Ideal Pet Products will have their logo, name, and sometimes the model of the door in the center of opening or on the pet door frame at the bottom. If not you can double check if the size is embossed on the bottom near the magnet bar on either side. These replacement flaps will work for both the ruff weather wall kit and the ruff weather door mount (and the "protector" models).

Are there any other flaps that are the same size I can use instead?

The ruff weather dog door replacement parts are not interchangeable with other brands or models even with matching pet door sizes, so you will need to order the same kind of flap replacement or part replacement.

I have had smoky or tinted colored flappers before, is this only in clear?

Yes! We carry a clear flexible version so that the dog and cat door has maximum visibility. It's still the same energy efficient doggy door flap design.

What I am measuring does not match your size chart, what size flap do I get?

We suggest uninstalling one of the double vinyl flaps so you can see the size in the top right corner. This will help you order the correct size. They also have the size of the flap embossed on the lower corners of the flap right above the magnet bar.

Do I have to take out the entire door to replace the flap?

No! You need only to unscrew the bar that holds the flap for the pet door wall kit or door kit. Your entire outer frame does not need to be removed. Once the bar is removed, you can then discard your old flap, and insert the new one. A screwdriver is the only tool you need.

What size is the ideal super large ruff weather replacement flap?

Ruff weather replacement door flaps for the super large door are 15"w x 23 1/2"h.

Can I get just the cover guard for the Ruff Weather?

Unfortunately, we do not carry the Ideal ruff weather pet door locking cover as a separate purchase. The ruff weather cover needs to be purchased from the manufacturer.

Our bar at the top needs to be replaced, where can I get one?

This is another item we do not carry. Please check with the manufacturer for this part as well.

How long will this replacement last?

A flap's life depends on the usage and weather exposure. Flaps used by an energetic, large dog will wear more quickly than those used by a small, mellow dog. These vinyl flaps are a great product for longevity, tending to last longer than some other flap materials. In the event your flap gets dirty, use a clean rag with fresh water.

Can I attach extra magnets at some point?

The ruff weather replacement doors are not made to add additional magnets. There are dual-flaps to provide better insulation than a single flap door, serving the same purpose as additional magnets.

My flap reads 10 1/2 x 17 not 9 3/4 x 17?

They changed what was embossed on the flap, so the 9 3/4 by 17 would be the ruff weather replacement parts you need.

What if I get the wrong size?

If this is the case, please contact us so we can arrange a return and get you the correct one. Please be aware this item has a 30 day return policy.

I need Ruff Weather dog door replacement flaps but the flaps are missing. How do I know what size to order?

You can measure the existing cutout size (width and height of the opening) and refer to the size chart for the corresponding flap/pet door sizes. Depending on whether you have a single flap or dual flap door.

Where can I buy Ruff Weather dog door parts?

You can type "ruff weather" in the Search field above for a complete list of parts we carry. They are the Pile Weather Strip, Frame Gasket, Wall Installation Kit and Replacement Flaps.

How many screw holes are at the top of each Ruff Weather replacement flap?

The Ruff Weather flap has two holes at the top.



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)

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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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