How Much Does a Dog Door Cost?
$100 - $2,000
$100 - $2,000
Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.
Updated December 31, 2020Written by HomeAdvisor.
The total cost to install a doggie door is about $780 on average, or between $100 and $2,000. Before the price of the door itself, a doggie door installation costs around $190 on average and can range from $75 to $300.
Dog doors vary in price based on style, size, materials, and placement. The cost to purchase and install a small, simple dog entrance runs from $100 to $400, depending on the placement. Adding a large, electronic version can run as much as $2,000 or more. Check out this table to get a better idea of the range of costs.
Talk to a local handyman or dog door installer to get an accurate estimate for your project.
On average, you’ll pay from $75 to $300 to install a pet door, before the cost of materials. The type of pet door you purchase will make a difference in the total cost of the job. Here, we break down a few different styles and estimate the total cost of the finished project.
|Type||Cost of Installation and Materials|
|In-glass||$355 - $1,250|
|In-wall||$400 - $2,000|
|Preinstalled||$950 - $2,300|
|Storm insert||$275 - $750|
|Cat door||$75 - $400|
In-glass pet doors range from $230 to $1,000 on average, before the cost of installation. The cost to install a glass patio door insert runs from about $125 to $250. Large versions will cost more to install than small ones.
Wall-mount dog doors cost $400 or more to install, depending on the placement. If wires, plumbing or concrete block the way, you may have to pay a higher cost. Larger dog doors cost more to install than small ones. Electronic pet entrances can cost as much as $2,000 to purchase and install. Find a handyman to help with an in-wall installation.
A preinstalled dog door costs $800 to $2,000 before installation. The labor cost to install an exterior door runs from $150 to $300. In total, adding a preinstalled pet entrance to your home runs from $950 to $2,300.
The total cost to buy and install a dog storm insert door runs from $275 to $750 or more. A weather-resistant option should include adequate insulation and dual-pane glass. You may also want to consider paying the cost to install a full-sized storm door for your entryway.
Buying and installing a cat door costs anywhere from $75 to $400 on average. Cat doors are generally smaller than dog ones, which may bring down the cost of materials. You can purchase cat doors as in-glass styles, in-wall, preinstalled and storm inserts.
Prices vary by brand. Here are a few popular manufacturers and their average costs. Keep in mind that different brands offer different products, including some high-tech offerings (like doors that open automatically) that may account for the upper end of the cost range.
|Brand||Approximate Price Range|
|PetSafe||$10 - $210|
|Hale||$180 - $110|
|PlexiDor||$190 - $2,000|
|Endura||$50 - $450|
|Power Pet||$350 - $800|
While it is possible to DIY install some doggy doors, it’s typically better to hire a professional for this kind of project. An experienced pro will likely get the job done faster and will know how to avoid costly mistakes.
Yes, you can buy a door with a doggie door already installed. These are called preinstalled options, and they typically run from $800 to $2,000 before installation.
Home Depot dog and cat doors run from $15 to $2,000. Small, simple options are on the low end of the price range. Large, electronic versions run toward the high end.
Installing a cat door in the wall can be a difficult process. In general, this project requires you or a pro to first cut into the wall, avoiding wires, plumbing and studs. Then, you’ll need to place the pet door in the hole you’ve cut and seal the surrounding area with caulk. Keep in mind that this process varies depending on the type of wall you have.
You can call a handyman to help install a pet door.