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Unique Places to Install a Pet Door to Improve Your Life

Mia Daniele

We’ve all seen pet doors installed into the backdoor, giving your dog endless access to the backyard and more. We know them, and we love how they can improve your dog’s health while cutting down on the number of times you have to be the doorman for your pet. But while pet doors are great for giving your pet access to the great outdoors, there are plenty of non-conventional uses for a pet door.

In this article, we’ve outlined a few unique uses for pet doors to show you some of the best non-traditional locations where they can be installed.

dog using pet door

The Dog House or Shed

If you leave your dog outside while away from home for long periods of time, then giving them some kind of shelter is the best thing you can do for them. You never know how the weather may change throughout the day, so giving your dog a place they can hide from rain or intense sun does wonders for keeping them safe.

Putting a pet door on a dog house is great for keeping those hostile elements away from your dog’s safe space. Rain won’t get in and make a puddle where they want to lay down, and the Dragon Flap’s insulated design would help keep the interior warm during cold winter months. If you don’t have a dog house, giving your dog access to the outdoor shed is a good alternative. A pet door would allow them to duck inside whenever they need without you needing to leave the doors opened or unlocked all the time.

The Bed Room Door

We all want privacy in our bedrooms, but we also love snuggling with our pets before going to sleep. But you might not like having to get up in the middle of the night to let them out afterward, or you might not be comfortable sleeping with the door open.

Whatever your reasoning, a pet door in your bedroom door is a great feature for your home. A door mount pet door is easy to install and would allow your pets to come in and out while giving you the privacy you need. (And if you ever want to keep your pets out, you can always slide a locking cover over the flap until you’re ready to let them back in).

Two cats crowding around a Cat Mate pet door

The Litter Box

Giving your cat their own personal space is a great way to reduce anxiety and keep them happy. And one of the best ways you can do that is by giving them a special space for their litter box. Not only can they have a space to hide in whenever they are overwhelmed, but you can also prevent the smell of your cat’s litter from spread around your home.

There are plenty of places where you can hide your cat’s litter box. We’re personally partial to a catio that your cat can access through a window pet door, but other great solutions are the laundry room and closet. Some pet owners even install pet doors into the sides of cabinets so that their cats can get in while leaving the cabinet door shut.

These are only a few ideas of where else in your house you can install a pet door. They may not be as conventional as a sliding glass door or a garage door, but they can improve the quality of both you and your pet’s lives. But before you install a pet door, make sure you measure your pet to ensure that you get a properly sized door.

Mia Daniele

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Mia Daniele

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Pets: I have a fluffy, 14 year old chow-collie mix with red fur named Rosso. He's very stubborn and has the standoffish personality of a cat.
Fun stuff: I am a hot chocolate connoisseur.

Copy Editor
DOG PERSON🐶

Pets: I have a fluffy, 14 year old chow-collie mix with red fur named Rosso. He's very stubborn and has the standoffish personality of a cat.
Fun stuff: I am a hot chocolate connoisseur.

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