Dog Mate 215 & 216 Dog Doors

SKU# 03AM21516

  • Cost effective dog door for medium (215) and large (216) dogs

  • Fits materials 0-2” thick

  • Hard plastic flap lined with brush weather stripping for improved weather resistance

  • Includes a sliding locking panel that allows you to lock the door from the inside

  • Frame comes in white only

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Dog Mate 215 & 216 Dog Doors
This doggie door comes with a rigid flap to help with weather resistance

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  • Cost effective dog door for medium (215) and large (216) dogs

  • Fits materials 0-2” thick

  • Hard plastic flap lined with brush weather stripping for improved weather resistance

  • Includes a sliding locking panel that allows you to lock the door from the inside

  • Frame comes in white only

Flap SizeFlap DimensionRough Cut OutOutside Frame DimensionStock No
Medium8 3/4" w x 10 1/4" h9 1/2" w x 11 3/4" h11 3/8" w x 13 3/4" h03AM215 W
Large11 3/4" w x 14 1/8" h12 1/2" w x 15 3/8" h14 3/8" w x 17 3/8" h03AM216 W

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

The Dog Mate medium door and the Dog Mate large door are cost effective solutions for mild-mannered dogs. Featuring a hard plastic flap lined with brush weather stripping, the door is an ideal fit for temperate climates. The durability of the plastic door prevents warping in the heat for long lasting use. Whether you are away from home often or just don’t want to hassle opening and closing the door for your dog 24/7, this door will satisfy your basic needs!

The Dog Mate 215 dog doors are for small to medium sized dogs, and the Dog Mate 216 dog doors are for large sized dogs. If you are unsure which size would most accurately accommodate your pet, you can reference the dog sizing chart here.


  • Includes a slide-on locking panel that locks from the inside. Allows you to secure the door whenever you see fit.

  • Plastic door is easy to wash and clean.

  • Magnetic closure ensures that wind and bugs cannot enter.

  • Works for dogs of varying sizes.

  • Dog Mate 215w medium door can also accommodate large cats if need be.

  • Frosted acrylic flap has a small window at dog’s eye level to ensure that they can see outside prior to exiting.

Customer Reviews

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  • Does the job review by Adam
    5 4 Does the job

    Was fairly easy to install and seems sturdy. There are heftier models out there, but this one works well enough for our temperate area. The weather stripping on the sides of the flap is nice during the winter.

    (Posted on 7/25/2018)

  • Thank goodness replacement part still available! review by Mildred
    5 4 Thank goodness replacement part still available!

    Excellent service -
    had this doggy door installed when built my house 15 years ago - it’s not as sturdy as I would put in today but am very thankful that a replacement part is still available!

    (Posted on 3/27/2018)

  • Good door for dogs and cats review by Holly
    5 5 Good door for dogs and cats

    I got this for my chubby cat and small - medium sized dog to use. They both learned how to use this pretty quick with the help of a few well-placed treats. The hard flap seems durable and stays closed most of the time. Good value for the price.

    (Posted on 1/17/2018)

  • Good Door for cat to medium size dog review by Shanna
    5 4 Good Door for cat to medium size dog

    This is listed as a Dog Door but works well for a cat too. I probably would not recommend for an extremely active dog or larger dog. I like the design. I like the weather stripping around the flap to help insulate my home.

    (Posted on 12/27/2017)

  • Storm Door review by Natalie
    5 4 Storm Door

    Needed a door that would go through a thin metal plate at the bottom. Not the most energy saving door, but it wasn't pricey and worked well for where we put it.

    (Posted on 12/22/2017)

  • Cat's a fan, but not the dog review by Phil
    5 4 Cat's a fan, but not the dog

    I have a rather large, tubby cat and a small dog using this door. Cat has no issues, but my dog isn't a fan of the hard flap. Will probably take more treats and coaxing before he's willing to go through. We live in a pretty temperate area, so this isn't too big an issue, but from what we've seen the door probably won't hold up too well in very cold/windy areas.

    (Posted on 12/5/2017)

  • Really nice door review by Valerie
    5 5 Really nice door

    Love this door it is well built and sturdy and was for the pets to use. The locking panel is VERY secure! Nice door and extremely good value!

    (Posted on 12/4/2017)

  • Terrific door review by Robinsong
    5 5 Terrific door

    I bought two pet doors at the same time, one for an inside door that leads to a mud room and this one that leads from the mud room to the back yard. I got someone to install them for me, and he had no problem installing this door, although he did have trouble with the other one. This Dog Mate door is far superior to the other door, and I'm glad I got it. It is weatherproofed around the edges (important, since I live in the North) and has a tough door that's still easy to use. I have three dogs, from 10 pounds to 50 pounds, and they all go through it just fine.

    (Posted on 8/16/2016)

  • Avoid this door if you have an active dog review by mikisdad
    5 2 Avoid this door if you have an active dog

    I purchased one of these a few years ago. It proved difficult to install because of the bolts that were supplied and the loose and flimsy side pieces that mask the inside of the opening. They do not fit all the way up the side of the door so it looks messy.

    The worst problem, however, is that the flap is made of rigid plastic and has small lugs at the top which fit into holes in the frame. These lugs are too short and the door was constantly flying out of its frame when our dog jumped through it. In the end one of the lugs broke & I had to cut the top of the flap and rivet on a new bracket and a metal rod to allow the door to swing.

    Replacement flaps are supposedly available but when I contacted the manurfacturer while the door was still under warranty, I got no response. Subsequently, the plastic flap actually cracked and so I again attempted to get a new flap. This time, a retailer managed to get through to the manufacturer (who hide their contact details very well) and we got some sort of response which tried to put the blame on me by first saying that my dog was too big - she isn't, according to their guidelines for a large door. Secondly, they suggested that I must have installed it improperly. I hadn't. I followed their directions to the letter. I sent photographs to them showing the installation & repairs I had had to make but have so far received no response.

    Not at all happy and have since seen many doors that are much better made and usually cost less. If you take my advice you will avoid this product. I am not phased if a product goes wrong but I do get annoyed when the supplier / manufacturer tries to put the blame on me and particularly when they don't respond at all.

    Buy something else - there are plenty of options and I would suggest a flexible flap with a strong slide-in metal closure for when you're not home. It may not matter so much with the small doors but the large one is big enough for a person to climb through.

    (Posted on 5/12/2014)

  • Handy but Hard to Install review by Satisfied
    5 4 Handy but Hard to Install

    I purchased this product to replace the old doggie door (exact same model) in my home. The plastic pieces of the older door began to crack after 5-10 years, and we wanted a new door with new parts.

    The door was challenging for us to install, but we got it done. Probably should have hired a handy man to install it for us, as we're not very handy, in general.

    The door is great for our 50 lb dog - we couldn't go any smaller with the size of the door. It's perfect for her. We also enjoy the locking door feature. The door isn't physically attached to the unit, so we pin the door on and off as needed to close and open access for our dog.

    The door itself keeps closed by a magnet, which works fine. However, once in a while (particularly if there's a strong breeze outside) the door stays open an inch or two, but we can easily tap it closed.

    (Posted on 2/21/2013)

Weight 2.0000
Manufacturer Cat Mate / Dog Mate
Your Maximum Pet Size Medium Dogs, Large Dogs
Climate Suitability Temperate-3 Season
Wind Resistance Low
Sealing Value Average
Self-Framing Yes
Frame Material Plastic
Insulation Value Average
Flap Material Acrylic
Flap Design Single, One Part , Rigid, Thin Flap
Flap Colors Frosted
Flap Thickness 1/8"
Replacement Flaps Available Yes
Ability to Lock Flap Separate Locking Cover-Loads from Top
Locking Cover Material ABS Plastic
Can Be Installed In Aluminum Door, Hollow Core Door, Metal Door, Polycarbonate, Plywood or Other Thin Material, Solid Core Door, Steel Door
Warranty Period 3 years
Return Period 30 days
Manufacturer's Restocking Fee None

To Replace the Flap in a Catmate or Dogmate Pet Door

Note: If you don’t feel comfortable installing the door yourself, hiring a contractor or handyman may be a smart option.


1. Remove the closing panel from the frame. Push the button marked “press” and lift up at the same time.

Note: The bottom of the opening should be at least level with your pet’s stomach, and the top of the opening should be at least 1” higher than the highest part of your dog’s back. This ensures optimal comfort, as your pet will not have to duck its head to push through the flap.

2. Next, tape the frame to the door and mark the screw holes with a pencil.Trace all the way around the frame inside the opening. Make sure that the line is straight and level.

3. Drill out the marked holes with a ¼” diameter bit.

Tip: For doors that are more than 2” in you will have to provide your own screws, as the ones that come with the door will not be long enough.

4. Mark a cutting line that is ⅜” square outside the line that you traced for the inside of the pet door frame. Use a level to make sure that the cutting line is even. Drill out holes with a ¼” diameter bit in each corner.

5. Cut out along that outer line using a jigsaw or similar tool.

6. Measure the door thickness. Add ¾” to that door thickness measurement and cut the liners to the nearest guidance line on all liners closest to the door thickness. Do not cut the notches on bottom of the liners.

7. Using a hacksaw, trim the mounting bolts to the thickness, accounting for the ¾”. File them down for easier threading.

Note: For doors over 2”, the manufacturer recommends making your own liner out of a 2 mil plastic sheet (not supplied).

8. Assemble the liners in the channels of the exterior frame and tape them temporarily to hold in place. The smooth side should be facing in. The notched liner will go at the bottom, as the notches will go around the magnets.

9. Fit the rubber seal into the groove in the exterior frame. Make sure that you leave a tiny drainage gap at the bottom of the frame in the middle.

10. Dry fit the door in the opening using tape, and before screwing it in place check that the flap is functioning properly. Then screw it in. Be careful not to over tighten the bolts.

11. Cover the screws with the hole plugs.

12. For additional security, there are 2 plastic pins that should be inserted in the holes located at the bottom of the inner frame and through the closing panel.


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The door has a magnet and a fuzzy weather stripping surrounding the flap. We would recommend that this be used in more 3 season moderate climates.

The flap is a rigid polycarbonate material.

You can see through it, but it is tinted.

It is plastic.

The large and medium plastic pet door both have a closing panel.

Yes, the Dog and Cat Mate doors are very good choices for installing into thin materials.

The door is pretty heavy so even though you can use it in thin materials the screen would probably not be strong enough to support it properly.

Yep, you can find them here.

This is only offered in the dog mate medium dog door or large dog door, so not really suitable for really big pets. We suggest that you measure your pet just to make sure.

Since the door can be installed in many different applications the ease of installation can vary depending on the material that is is being installed into. The dog mate dog door installation instructions for normal door mounting are on this page as well.

The dog mate medium 215 and 216 dog mate large dog doors used to come in a grey and brown. Now the only option is white, but since the dog mate dog door is plastic you can paint it.

No, this is the same Dog Mate Medium Door with a flap dimension of 8 3/4" w x 10 1/4" h

The Dog Mate 216 dog doors is the largest with a flap opening of 11 3/4" w x 14 1/8" h.

This would be a good choice as long as your pets weren't too rowdy. If you have very active pets then you will tend to go through more replacement flaps.

We do not have a video for the DogMate 216, but there are detailed installation instuctions on the Installation Instructions tab above on this page.

We have the Medium size dog door with a flap opening of 8 3/4" w x 10 1/4" h and rough cut out of 9 1/2" w x 11 3/4" h.

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