How Much Does a Dog Door Cost?

Typical Range:

$100 - $2,000

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Cost data is based on research by HomeAdvisor.

Updated December 31, 2020

Written by HomeAdvisor.

Doggie Door Installation Cost

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.

Average Dog Door Cost

Average Cost $780
High Cost $2,000
Low Cost $100

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.

Pet Door Installation Costs

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 Door Cost

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.

Dog Door In-Wall Installation Costs

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.

Preinstalled Dog Door Costs

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.

Cost of a Dog Storm Insert Door

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.

Cat Door Installation Cost

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.

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Dog Door Prices

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

DIY Doggy Door Installation vs. Hiring a Professional

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.


Can you buy a door with a doggie door already installed?

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.

What are dog or cat door prices at Home Depot?

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.

How do you install a cat door in the wall?

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.

Who do you call to install a pet door?

You can call a handyman to help install a pet door.

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