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  1. Large Flap Type Pet Door in Beige on aluminum Colorview
    Large Flap Type Pet Door in Beige on aluminum Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  2. Large Mechanical Type Pet Door in Sand on white Colorview
    Large Mechanical Type Pet Door in Sand on white Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  3. Large Mechanical Type Pet Door in Beige on white Colorview
    Large Mechanical Type Pet Door in Beige on white Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  4. Small Mechanical Type Pet Door in white on Oak Colorview
    Small Mechanical Type Pet Door in white on Oak Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  5. Medium Mechanical Type Pet Door in Sand on Oak Colorview
    Medium Mechanical Type Pet Door in Sand on Oak Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  6. Small Electronic Type Pet Door in Sand on Mahogany Colorview
    Small Electronic Type Pet Door in Sand on Mahogany Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
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  8. Large Mechanical Type Pet Door in Blue on Oak Colorview
    Large Mechanical Type Pet Door in Blue on Oak Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  9. Large Electronic Type Pet Door in Black on Mahogany Colorview
    Large Electronic Type Pet Door in Black on Mahogany Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  10. Small Mechanical Type Pet Door in Black on Oak Colorview
    Small Mechanical Type Pet Door in Black on Oak Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  11. Medium Electronic Type Pet Door in white on Fir Colorview
    Medium Electronic Type Pet Door in white on Fir Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  12. Medium Mechanical Type Pet Door in Beige on Oak Colorview
    Medium Mechanical Type Pet Door in Beige on Oak Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
  13. Small Electronic Type Pet Door in Blue on Fir Colorview
    Small Electronic Type Pet Door in Blue on Fir Color
    Pets Unlimited pet doors are the ultimate option for your dog or cat. They can be installed in doors, windows, or even walls, and will fit any opening. Multiple design and security features are available to ensure your some stays safe while your pet enjoys increased mobility and freedom. Choose from a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to match your home. Is your pet microchipped? Security options include a microchip reader so no other animals can access your house. Installation is a snap, and professionals are available to help you. An industry-standard warranty will keep your door and house in good working order for decades to come. Choose from among a wide variety of flaps to match your home’s energy efficiency needs.
    Estimated Price: $99.00+
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Top Three Shopping TipsSmall Dog Doors

Is your small dog a nature enthusiast? Does he or she spend a lot of time gazing longingly out of your home’s windows into your yard? If your dog loves being outside more than you like being outside, investing in a dog door is a fantastic idea. Dog doors allow your dog the freedom to come and go as they please without needing your assistance.

The great thing about dog doors is that they came in a variety of sizes and can accommodate even the smallest of dogs. If you have a small dog that loves going outside, here are three shopping tips to help you make the best dog door purchasing decision:

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Consider Electric

Most dog owners opt to have their dogs microchipped nowadays. Microchips are beneficial because they increase the odds that your dog will be safely returned to you if he or she runs away. Another added benefit to microchipping is that it can be utilized when shopping for the perfect dog door. Electric small dog doors are available that use microchips to increase overall security for the home. Using built-in microchip readers, electronic small dog doors stop other creatures from using your dog’s door. Only those with paired microchips can gain access. Additionally, electric dog doors can automatically lock at certain hours of the day. This is an option that is worth considering if your small dog is known for going on frequent, unsupervised adventures in the yard.

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Sizing Matters

Dog doors come in small, medium, large, and extra-large.Choosing the right size door for your dog is of the utmost importance. While you may have a small dog, it is worth taking its age into consideration. For example, it is not in your best interest to buy a small dog door for a small Labrador puppy that will grow to be a much larger dog over time. In order to make sure that a small dog door is the right choice for your dog (assuming that it is not a puppy), measure the widest part of your dog’s body and then add two inches. That number is the minimum width that your dog door needs to be. In order to establish the door’s height, measure your small dog from his or her shoulders to the ground.

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An Eyesore No More

Dog doors have come a long way and are no longer eyesores that harm a home’s overall aesthetic. They are outfitted with an array of colors and finishes that easily complement any home’s décor. In order to make sure that your small dog door does not look easily worn, proper installation is very important for the lifespan of your dog door and for overall energy-efficiency. Professional installation is sometimes recommended if you are looking to install your small dog door in a glass door or an exterior wall; and be sure to take note of your dog door’s warranty to see what facets of the door are covered and for what period of time.

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A Shopper’s Guide to Small Dog Doors

If your dog is less than 15 pounds, then small dog doors may provide an ideal solution for allowing them to enter and exit the home at their discretion.

Pet owners often feel that installing a dog door simplifies their life, particularly if someone isn’t always home and readily able to let a dog outside to relieve itself or play. Small dog doors can be found in a variety of styles that can be installed in different places, including:

  • Traditional Exterior Doors
  • Sliding Doors
  • Walls
  • Windows

The sheer array means most homes have a location that could support a small dog door, as long as it is properly installed.

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Security

One of the main concerns homeowners have about adding a dog door is security. Luckily, small dog doors don’t typically have openings large enough to allow a person to fit through, lowering the possible risk associated with a break in. Additionally, most small dog doors have additional security features to help close off the opening, giving you extra peace of mind.

For example, most dog doors come with a removable panel that can be used to cover the opening, creating a more substantial barrier. Others are available with special locking mechanisms designed only to open when the connected collar is within a particular range of the door. This can be ideal if there are other animals that could approach the door as they won’t be able to gain entry even if your dog can freely enter or exit through the entryway.

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Measure Your Dog

Even if your pet falls below the weight limit typically associated with small dog doors, that doesn’t mean you should forgo measuring them. Generally, you’ll need to measure your dog’s height at the shoulder and width at their widest part, such as the chest, hip or abdomen. Once you have the measurements, you want to make sure that the opening itself is at least two inches taller and two inches wider than your pet.

This ensures they have sufficient clearance to move through the opening comfortably, making it more comfortable to use. It is important to note that, if your dog is a puppy, you need to purchase a dog door based on their possible size when they are full grown. Otherwise, they may exceed the size the door is designed to handle, and you’ll have to buy a new one to maintain the same level of access.

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Installation

Whether or not a homeowner can tackle the installation of small dog doors on their own depends on a number of factors, such as the material surrounding the dog door, available tools, door design, and personal comfort level. Typically, sliding glass door insert variants are very easy to install, so most people will feel confident enough to handle this task on their own.

Small dog doors mounted in an exterior or storm door is more challenging, as the exterior or storm door must be cut into for the installation. Adding a small dog door in a wall or in the glass of a door are the most difficult installations to handle and may require assistance from a professional. This means there could be an additional cost, so factor that into your decision-making process.

Questions And Answers

Do pet doors work?

Yes, pet doors do work. Just show your pet a few times that the door is there, and then they will begin to go in and out as if the pet door has been there all along. You and your pet will both reap the benefits of a pet door.

How much does it cost to put in a doggie door?

The average cost of a hinged pet door across the country is about $154. For those looking to add a glass pet door, the cost on average is around $247. If you need to install the pet door in a wall the average cost is around $206.

How secure are dog doors?

How secure the door is will depend on the type of dog door that you purchase. Some doors have built-in security features that will only allow the pets that you permit to enter and exit the pet door that you have. Other doors allow you to set times for access.

How do you train a dog to use a doggie door?

Training your dog to use the doggie door is not difficult. You can entice your dog to go through the door a few times. Let them see that the door is there for them to use. Before too long, your dog will understand that he can use this door.

how do I measure my dog to determine the pet door size?

Measure the widest part of your pet and add about two inches for safety reasons. You can also allow your pet to walk through the door to get the width, again adding two inches. Now, measure from the shoulders of your pet to the ground. This is the height.

Can you use a dog door for cats?

Yes, a dog door can be used for cats. They might need to be trained how to use the door and not all cats will enjoy using the dog door.

How do you install a pet door?

To install this door, measure your dog’s or cat’s height at shoulders near your door. Take door off and put template for pet door on it. Drill in holes at corners of template. Check proper fit and install the flap or door. Hang your door back on hinges.

How do I install a pet door?

Installing a pet door doesn’t take a lot of work. You take the door off, after measuring your pet’s shoulder height near it. Trace the template on the door, drill in the holes and cut out the template you drew. Install the door and hang door back on its hinges.

is installing a pet door hard to do?

Installing a pet door does take quite a bit of work. You will need to place a template on the door and make sure the cut is exact, so the pet door fits correctly.

Should you get a pet door?

If you have a pet, then yes, you should get a pet door. Your pet deserves to have some freedom and be able to get outdoors when they need and want to.

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How To Install A Pet Door

Unless, you have a pet who can wait hours and hours to go outside to relieve themselves, you are going to run into some problems. Are you tired of having to run your pet outside hour after hour? Maybe you even have a pet that won’t go poop and pee at the same time so you must take them out even more. If you feel like a slave for your pet, it is time to learn how to install a pet door. Once you have the pet door installed, you are going to feel more like your pet is a member of the family instead of a constant reminder that you never get to sit down and just enjoy them.

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How To Install A Cat Door

If you are looking for a way to let your cat in and out of the house without having to actually having to do it yourself, then you are in luck. Installing a cat door is not a very difficult. It won't take up much time and you don't need many tools in order to be able to complete it.

Make sure you measure your pet when choosing the cat door you will use to ensure that it can comfortably and safely fit in and out of the the opening. You will be measuring the height and the width of your pet. The door needs to be a minimum of two inches wider and two inches taller than your pet is. You don't want too large of an opening either, unless your pet is expected to continue growing, then you might want to make adjustments for the height and width your cat is expected to be when full grown.

Once you have picked out the door you will be using, installing it is simple and can be completed in no time. Your cat will finally be able to get the indoor and outdoor time that is desired. The cat door will allow it to come and go freely and allow you to carry on with your busy schedule as needed. Just grab these tools and get started once you have the door in hand.

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How To Install A Cat Door In A Hollow Core Door

Many homeowners would like to give their cat access to a specific room in the house while keeping other animals, like dogs, out. By installing a cat door, this can be accomplished with ease.

Initially, it may seem tricky to accomplish this feat, largely because interior doors tend to be hollow core. But, with the right tools and a little bit of time, most homeowners can complete this project successfully, letting them install a cat door in a hollow core door located anywhere in their house.

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Pet Doors For Screen Doors

Because there are times you are busy around the home or have some extended period during the day when you’ll be away, your pet’s need to go outside is something that you must consider. Easy access in and out of the home is the top reason to add a pet door to your home. Although traditionally made for the exterior door, pet doors for screen doors are now available, providing even easier access to and from the home when you’re enjoying the beauty of the outside from indoors. These door options are offered in sizes small and large, perfect for cats and dogs of all sizes. A variety of pet doors are available to add to the screen door and adding a pet door to the screen door is affordable and makes life simple as a pet owner. You’ll be able to swing the door open, enjoy the sunshine and cooling breeze, sit back and relax with a cool glass of lemonade and read the paper while your pet can head outside to also enjoy the sun, relieve itself, or just bark at the neighbor child who loves it. read more

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Sliding Door Dog Door

The type of dog door you get makes a difference. You want to make sure the one you get is high-quality, durable, and is the best one for your dog. You want to be sure your dog can enter and exit the house without having any trouble at all. There are several options to choose from such as build into the door with a flap to open and shut, or lock into place, but another which you probably haven’t heard of is the sliding door dog door. Having a sliding dog door is helpful for both you and your pet and you will see that with these advantages. Choosing a dog door doesn’t need to be as tough as it may seem. Yes, it may seem like there are a lot of choices but don’t let that get you down. Many dog owners prefer having a sliding dog door over any of the others they have had not just because of their simplicity, low maintenance, and nice look, but because they last a long time. Look at the options below and gage for yourself if they are worth the slightly more investment you are planning to make. read more

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Automatic Dog Door

Many pet owners find that they are busy with work, errand running, and spending so much time away from home. You might find yourself in a comparable situation. This can turn into a problem if you have a dog that you need to walk or even a cat that enjoys spending time outdoors in the safety of your back yard. If could also be that during certain times this is urgent while at others it is not, but the convenience and peace of mind you have may outweigh any cost incurred by installing a pet door. In more recent years there has been an upgrade to the traditional pet door and now there are automatic dog doors. These doors are a practical as well as a safe way for you to let your pet in the home and out of the home without you being present. An automatic dog door will allow the pet to exit and enter the home only when they meet certain circumstances based on the setting you use on their special collar. Only pets that you set to allow in the home will be able to gain entry, so those other outside animals are unable to do so. read more

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