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The Best Pet Doors on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best Halloween costumes, outdoor houses, and accessories for your pets before, here we’re going deep on the best pet doors on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best Pet Door for Sliding Glass Door Installation

PetSafe Freedom Aluminum Panel Sliding Glass Dog and Cat Door
From $125

“OK … I have to admit … this is the best thing since sliced bread! We have a small and a medium/large dog that like to come and go. They are always asking to go in or out on our back patio with a large sliding glass door. Uggghhh! My bigger, younger dog figured the door out (with the help of treats) in about 2 minutes. My little, older dog is afraid to push doors (bedroom, crate, etc.) but learned to use this door by himself after about two days. We live in a hot climate and I think the door does a pretty good job of keeping the heat out. My husband commented just yesterday that he was so glad we got this door… he is definitely a convert!”

“Two small dogs with small bladders. My life just got SO much easier. I ordered this product so my little dogs could just hit the back yard when needed and we could avoid the many purchases of Nature’s Miracle and multiple carpet cleanings each year. Installing things is not my bag, baby. The instructions are a bit vague. I wrestled with this for about an hour before heading over to YouTube out of desperation. I found a few videos and realized what I was doing wrong. The pet door popped right into place once I did it right and my little dogs have been happily enjoying their freedom since. No more accidents in the house. Just awesome!”

Best Pet Door for Wall Installation

From $80

“Please note this could be a project for ones not handy with a saw, screwdriver, ruler, and pencil. I found the supplied instructions to be very easy to follow along with, and the included cutout helps a lot. The total install time was less than 3 hours. Pet training was extremely easy. Our dog was using the door herself within 2 hours after install.

One thing I really like about this doggy door is the grey plastic closing door that keeps unwanted critters out of your house. I find this to be a CRITICAL item that is lacking from many other doors in this price range.”

Best Pet Door for Screen Installation

Ideal Pet Doors Screen Guard Pet Door
From $42

“First things first … make sure you understand that this pet door is made to be installed in a screen door with a screen guard in place at the bottom. It does not come with that guard. We chose this design because it strengthens the setup a lot more than if it was simply installed through the lightweight insect screen only. We have two dogs. The bigger of the two is a male schnoodle (mix of schnauzer and poodle). He’s roughly 25 pounds. He’s about 16” from the floor to the top of his shoulder, and around 7.5” wide across the chest. This door is a great size for him. Our other dog (female) is a little smaller, so she has plenty of room. This door seems well made. The materials are of good quality, and installation was very easy with the included instructions. The door has a flexible, clear plastic flap for the dogs, and also comes with a solid panel that can be slid into place to ‘lock’ it.”

Best Pet Door for Window Installation

Ideal Pet Products Aluminum Sash Window Pet Door
From $85

“Fits my very narrow window perfectly. The dogs took to it right away and can now go in and out of the house as they please. I’m in a wheelchair and this saves me from always having to transfer myself from my recliner to the wheelchair … Every. Single. Time. They. Wanted. In. Or. Out. Which was ALWAYS. The magnet in it helps to keep the plastic door in place. It’s easy to nudge open (for their nose sake) and it ‘slaps’ back into place. It’s a great product for my needs. The security door slides into the slots very easily when it’s time for bed or when I leave the house. The window access goes onto a covered porch so I don’t know if it would leak water when it rains or snows. It’s very snug in the window and isn’t going anywhere. My dogs are Chihuahuas and a Beagle. They weigh from 3 to 20 pounds. All of them can nose the door to get through.”

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