We wanted to put together a helpful guide for finding the best dog door for renters & rental properties.
Obviously if you’re a renter, you can go around cutting into doors and walls and making permanent changes, so you’ll need a dog door you can remove and take with you when you leave.
Below we’ve listed the top rated dog door options that allow a temporary but secure installation, which is a perfect solution for renters.
You should still get permission from the landlord or owners of the rental property before installation just to make sure they are ok with it though.
Let’s check out these pet door options!
(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)
Best Dog Door For Renters & Rental Properties
Our top picks for the best dog door options for renters and rental properties are
Aluminum & Vinyl Sliding Glass Door Pet Doors
- PetSafe Freedom Patio Pet Doors for Sliding Doors (on Chewy)
- PetSafe Freedom Aluminium Patio Panel Sliding Glass Door Pet Door (on Amazon) – for aluminum sliding glass doors. Largest model flap opening size is 10 inches wide x 16 inches high, with an 8 inch rise below, for pets up to around 130lbs
- Ideal Pet Products Aluminum Modular Pet Patio Doors (on Chewy)
- PetSafe Sliding Glass Pet Door, Aluminum (on Chewy)
- Ideal Pet Products Vinyl Sliding Glass Door Pet Door (on Amazon) – for vinyl sliding glass doors. Extra Large flap opening size is 10.25 inches wide x 15.75 inches high, for pets up to around 120lbs
Aluminum Window Sash Pet Doors
- Ideal Pet Products Aluminum Sash Window Pet Door (on Amazon) – for window sashes. Biggest size has a 10.5 x 15 inch flap opening, for pets up to around 120lbs
Magnetic Screen Door Pet Door
- Flux Phenom Reinforced Magnetic Screen Door (on Amazon) – fits doors up to 38″ or less in width and 82″ or less in height. Easy to install and remove with black thumbtacks and a weather resistant hook, and loop backing. A full size door pet door
Best Dog Doors For Renters & Rental Properties: Reviews
You can also find individual reviews for each brand of dog door listed above here except the Flux Phenom which is a straightforward pet door:
Best Dog Door For Renters & Rental Properties: Buyer’s Guide
How To Know Which Pet Door To Get For A Rental Property?
The pet door options above can be mounted into aluminum sliding doors, vinyl sliding doors, aluminum window sashes and regular door frames WITHOUT any cutting or permanent modification required.
They can all be installed and removed easily without causing damage to the rental property.
So first, pick where you want to install or mount your pet door, then pick a pet door that suits that installation location.
If you read the product description of the pet door they should tell you one or both of these things:
The type of door or window the pet door can be mounted on
The thickness, height or width of door or window the pet door can be mounted on
It also helps if you read the installation guide/manual provided by the manufacturer before you buy the pet door – they usually give you more information on the type of door it can be mounted on, and how you might approach installation for doors made of different materials.
How To Measure A Dog For A Pet Door?
The manufacturer should give you instructions on how to measure your dog.
But generally, you might:
Measure the width of the rib cage
Measure from the floor to the top of your pet’s shoulders
Find out the size of the opening or flap of the dog door, and make sure based on your dog’s dimensions they have enough room to fit through.
Installing A Pet Door In A Rental Property
No installation information is a substitute for the instructions in the installation guide/manual provided by the dog door manufacturer.
So, make sure you read this information.
But in general, sliding door, window sash, and magnetic pet doors can be installed without any cutting.
Sliding door and window sash pet doors fit into the sliding door track or window sash and are then tightened or fixed into the track or sash.
The magnetic pet door is fixed with thumbtacks to the door frame.
Other Dog Doors
You can check out the best dog doors across different dog door types in this guide.
We also include information such as how to pick the right size dog door, and how to install a dog door.
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