Sometimes it’s much easier to make the pet door fit the hole than it is to make a hole to fit a pet door. Common situations include removing a pane of glass (or several panes) from a french door, fitting the opening left by a previous pet door or fitting a dog door between two studs in a wall. The solution may be a San Diego pet door installation using a custom dimension pet door. Contact us for consultation.
The actual flap size is a little narrower and a little taller (due to the top metal bar attachment). If you are not sure of your door size, the easiest measurement to take is the tip to tip size. Measure the outermost frame distance as shown in beige in the graphic above. Use the chart above to translate the tip to tip measurement into a door size and order the appropriate size flaps.
There are three measurements to take into consideration when choosing the correct size door for your pet: 1) the width of the passage opening, 2) the height of the opening, and finally 3) the “rise” or the lip at the bottom of the door that the pet must step over to use the door. Use the following guidelines to ensure a proper fit for your pet.
Alternate method: You can also make a sample door opening out of a large piece of cardboard based on the above size chart. Place it in a door opening and experiment with height placement. Order the size most comfortable for your pet.