RANGER Basic Dog Door

(3 customer reviews)

Free shipping available in contiguous US
Expedited & worldwide shipping available

RANGER Basic Dog Door

(3 customer reviews)

Free shipping available in contiguous US
Expedited & worldwide shipping available

Product Information

Video Overview

The Basic dog door is a RANGER Pet Door simplified down to only the essentials: the hyper-efficient DoubleMag flap system on a flat, mountable frame. It’s perfect for special projects and advanced DIYers.

Size Chart - extra Large dog doors, large dog doors, medium dog doors, and small dog doors

Sizing notes:

  • Too big is better than too small – if a dog has to squeeze through an opening, it can put dangerous stress on his or her back and knees.
  • Size for your tallest dog – buy and mount the door for your tallest dog, and make accommodations to assist smaller pets.
  • For tall dogs, the door should be off the floor – most dogs lift their feet up when the walk, naturally going through a door several inches off of the floor with ease.
  • If you’re not sure, do some testing – we suggest performing a simple simulation at home so you can quickly and easily see how well your dog will react to any of our doors.

SizeExample DogsPet OpeningMinimum Rough OpeningFrame Size
XLGreat Dane, Great Pyrenees, Mastiff16'' x 23''
(405 mm x 585 mm)
18¾” x 25”
(440 mm x 635 mm)
21¾” x 30”
(550 mm x 760 mm)
LargeLab, Golden Retriever, Boxer, Husky11'' x 17''
(280 mm x 430 mm)
13” x 18½”
(330 mm x 470 mm)
16” x 22½”
(405 mm x 570 mm)
MediumBeagle, Brittany Spaniel, Scottish Terrier9” x 13”
(230 mm x 330 mm)
11” x 14½ ”
(280 mm x 370 mm)
14” x 18½ ”
(355 mm x 470 mm)
SmallShih Tzu, Havanese, Yorkie6” x 10”
(155 mm x 255 mm)
8” x 11½”
(205 mm x 295 mm)
11” x 15½”
(280 mm x 395 mm)

The frame of all basic doors is 1/2” (12 mm) thick.

Pet Opening – The smallest opening through which your dog will have to pass when using the door. This dimension is used for properly sizing the door for your dog.

Minimum Rough Opening – The minimum size of the hole in your project needed to accommodate the Freedom Pet Pass dog door. Your opening can be up to 1” (25 mm) wider and up to 2½” (60 mm) taller than the minimum measurements.

Frame Size – The overall size of the frame on the pet door; the footprint of the dog door on your project.

In-stock doors ship same day*.

Your order will be shipped from our production facility in Bay City, MI, and it will be delivered directly to your home with no additional fees or delays**.

Below is a map with estimates for Ground Express shipping (recommended). Air shipping is available for guaranteed Next Day and 2-Day deliveries. Free shipping may add 1-2 days to the estimates given below, Canada Post may add 4-5 days.

All Addresses

In-stock doors ship same day* from our production facility in Bay City, MI. Your exact shipping costs and timelines can be calculated once you add your product(s) to the cart.

US Shipping

Below is a map with estimates for UPS Ground shipping in business days. Air shipping is available for guaranteed Next Day and 2-Day deliveries. Free shipping and postal shipping may add 2-3 days to the estimates given below.

Outside of US Shipping

Freedom Pet Pass ships around the world via both postal and UPS Air.

Postal shipping takes 6-10 days to reach your country + time spent in customs + delivery in-country. During the delivery process, your country’s postal authorities will collect taxes owed in your locality. This includes VAT and GST.

UPS Air will take 2-7 days to reach the delivery address, depending on country and service level selected. Customs are cleared electronically. We will collect a Tax Payment Fee to pre-pay all taxes  on your behalf, including VAT and GST, so your door will arrive with no COD or any other hassle.


*Orders for in-stock doors received on a regular business day with UPS Ground, 3-Day Air, 2-Day Air, and Next-Day Air shipping before 3:30 PM Eastern will ship out same-day. A “best effort” will be made to ship orders for in-stock doors received between 3:30 PM and 5:00 PM the same day. In-stock orders for delivery via US Postal Service will ship the same or next business day. In-stock orders with free shipping may be consolidated prior to shipping. Ready-to-build doors or made-to-order doors will ship the day they are assembled.

Air Leakage

0.03 cfm/sq ft
0.15 L/s/m2

ASTM E-283, “Standard Test Method for Determining Rate of Air Leakage Through Exterior Windows, Curtain Walls, and Doors Under Specified Pressure Differences Across the Specimen


0.61 Btu/(hr·ft2·°F)
3.5 W/(m2·K)

Installation of a Freedom Pet Pass basic dog door can be as simple as screwing the door over the opening in your project. It can also be more difficult than that, it all depends on your project.

Because basic dog doors can be used in a huge variety of different types of projects, limited instructions are provided. We recommend this door for people with substantial DIY skills or pros.

Freedom Pet Pass dog doors are engineered to last for years and years with minimal maintenance and come with a 3-year limited warranty against malfunction due to manufacturing or material defects.

If you’re having any problems at all with your door, don’t hesitate to contact us, whether your door is in warranty or if you’ve had it for 10+ years. We’re here to help for the lifetime of your dog door.

Freedom Pet Pass takes pride in providing only quality, energy-efficient pet door products. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you may return the item within 30 days of delivery, subject to the following return policy:

  • This return policy is for doors bought from Freedom Pet Pass directly. Doors bought through distributors or retail outlets must be returned through the place of purchase.
  • Please contact us prior to sending a return.
  • All items must be received in like-new and resellable condition. Doors that have been installed are not eligible for return.
  • Return shipping is customer’s responsibility. We recommend purchasing insurance and using a shipping mode that allows for tracking of packages.
  • Once a return is received, the door will be inspected. Upon passing inspection, a return will be issued.
  • Customized orders are not eligible for return.
  • Returns that do not meet these criteria will be subject to restocking fees and/or rejection of the return.

Michigan Sales Tax

Shipments to Michigan will be charged 6% sales tax.

Canadian Taxes

We recommend buying on freedompetpass.ca for pricing in Canadian dollars appropriate tax calculations.

UK & European Taxes

Shipments to the UK and European countries are subject to VAT and duties, which vary by destination country. If you choose postal shipping, these taxes will be assessed during customs inspection and collected by your country’s postal authority during the delivery process.

If you choose UPS air shipping, we will charge a Tax Payment Fee and pre-pay taxes on your behalf to give you a landed cost. You will not be charged anything additional during the delivery process.

Australian Taxes

Shipments to Australia are subject to the country’s 10% GST. If you choose postal shipping, these taxes will be assessed during customs inspection and collected by Australia Post during the delivery process.

If you choose UPS air shipping, we will charge a Tax Payment Fee and pre-pay taxes on your behalf to give you a landed cost. You will not be charged anything additional during the delivery process.

New Zealand Taxes

Shipments to Australia are subject to the country’s 15% GST. If you choose postal shipping, these taxes will be assessed during customs inspection and collected by NZ Post during the delivery process.

If you choose UPS air shipping, we will charge a Tax Payment Fee and pre-pay taxes on your behalf to give you a landed cost. You will not be charged anything additional during the delivery process.

Other Countries

If you choose postal shipping, your country may assess taxes during customs inspection. These will typically be collected by your country’s postal authority during the delivery process.

If you choose UPS air shipping, we will charge a Tax Payment Fee and pre-pay taxes on your behalf to give you a landed cost. You will not be charged anything additional during the delivery process.

DoubleMag™ Seal Technology

15X better than Energy Star standards

Pet door air leakage/ efficiency comparison chart, shows pet doors compared to Energy Star window and door requirements

Avoid Leaky Pet Doors

Most doggie doors are extremely leaky, which leads to cold, drafty rooms and high energy bills. In fact, over 90% of the energy loss from conventional pet doors comes from air leakage – letting cold air directly into your home. The RANGER dog door by Freedom Pet Pass is virtually airtight, so it keeps winter air outside where it belongs.

15X Better than Energy Star

The DoubleMag seal on RANGER dog doors is so good, third-party lab testing showed that it is 15X better at preventing outside air from coming in than US Energy Star requirements for human doors.

500X Better than Other Pet Doors

Other brands pet doors don’t actually make a seal. Even those with a “double flap” or magnets to “keep the door closed” aren’t good enough, because they don’t actually seal out the wind and drafts. Lab testing with the “best selling” pet door shows how much better RANGER dog doors by Freedom Pet Pass perform. Under official testing conditions, the competitive door leaks over 16 cubic feet of air per minute per square foot. That’s over 500X worse than the RANGER standard of 0.03 cfm/sq ft!

Insulated Dog Doors

Insulated Flap Seals Out Extreme Temperatures

FLIR Image - Freedom Pet Pass vs Aluminum Pet Door

Left – Standard aluminum-framed dog door
Right – RANGER by Freedom Pet Pass insulated dog door

Outside temperature was -1° F (-18° C) and indoor temperature was 55° F (13° C). Oranges, yellows, and whites are areas of relatively warm temperature, while purples and blacks are areas of relatively cold temperatures. Temperature scale is on the right of the image.

Insulated Flap System

RANGER dog doors by Freedom Pet Pass have a thick, insulated flap to reduce conductive heat loss, which is heat loss through material. Made for cold weather, the flap components will stay flexible and functional to -40 and below.

Insulated Frame Material

The cellular PVC used in our frame is 3,000X more insulating than the aluminum material used in the frames of lesser doggie doors.

Zero Drafts

With pet doors, most energy loss comes from convective heat loss – cold air blowing in around a poor seal. The DoubleMag seal on RANGER dog doors eliminates air leaks.

Independent Lab Testing

Actual lab data - not marketing hype

ASTM E283 testing on medium Freedom Pet Pass energy-efficient pet door
Freedom Pet Pass door being tested at Architectural Testing, Inc., a qualified Energy Star certification laboratory

Many dog doors “claim” energy-efficiency with bogus comparisons and no proof.

RANGER dog doors by Freedom Pet Pass have extensive independent laboratory testing that prove how efficient they are.

Our doors are evaluated using the same tests that are used for Energy Star certification for windows and human doors, and the results show that RANGER dog doors are 15X better at blocking outside air than Energy Star requirements for human doors and windows.

Made from the Best Materials

Engineered from the best raw materials for a rugged, long-lasting door

Cellular PVC Frame – Strong, weatherproof, and mold-resistant, and 3,000X more insulating than metal frames used on lower-end dog doors.

Rugged Flap System – The insulated flap system is made from premium materials for maximum energy-efficiency, pet safety, and durability. The flap has an insulating SBR rubber core, protected with marine-grade canvas on each side. The flap seal is made from thermoplastic polyolefin, a material also used for industrial roofing.

Questions and Answers

Basic doors have the exact same insulated DoubleMag flap system and airtight seal as RANGER by Freedom Pet Pass door-mounted or wall-mounted doors. Cost savings compared to our other doors are achieved from lower material and labor costs because of the simplified frame and lower shipping costs from the packaged product being smaller. We did NOT sacrifice performance or quality with our Basic doors.

Absolutely! We have many multi-pet households where small dogs and/or cats share a door with their big brothers and sisters. When purchasing the door, you want to size and mount the door so that your biggest dog can use it properly. From there, you may need to provide some accommodation to help your smaller pets use the door (like our Pet Step).

Pretty much any dog or cat has the physical capability to open a RANGER Pet Door. If your pet can push open an unlatched interior door, he or she is capable of using a RANGER Pet Door.

Yes, very well. There has never been a report of an unwanted animal entering a home through a RANGER Pet Door.

Smaller animals, like mice, snakes, bugs, etc. do not have the physical capability to overcome the DoubleMag™ airtight seal even if they wanted to do so.

Larger critters, like skunks, possum, etc. do not use the Freedom Pet Pass door because of a combination of lack of incentive and danger signals.

The opaque, insulated, and airtight flap system on the RANGER Pet Door means that inside light, smells and temperatures stay inside where they belong.

To wild animals, the RANGER Pet Door is no different than any other section of wall or door. Without the draw of inside light and/or food scents, there is nothing attracting them to the pet door area. The only smell present will be that of your pets, and this is a danger signal to wild animals.

With nothing enticing animals to the pet door and your pet’s odor actively discouraging them, wild animals avoid the RANGER Pet Door. We have never received a report of a wild animal using a RANGER Pet Door by Freedom Pet Pass.

No. The insulated flap system on RANGER dog doors by Freedom Pet Pass remains free and flexible to -40° and below. Low-end doors often use plasticized PVC flaps that can become brittle and crack at temperatures regularly experienced in the northern US and Canada. The premium SBR rubber core and marine-grade canvas used in the RANGER dog door flaps do not have that issue.

It is certainly possible to install a basic RANGER dog door into glass, but there are challenges inherent with making holes in glass. We do not provide any specific guidance for this, and we recommend contracting with a professional glass contractor.

RANGER Pet Doors are manufactured in Bay City, MI using locally-sourced components and labor. Over 85% of our purchases are from vendors within 150 miles of our production facility, and over 95% of the value of our product originates from North America (US and Canada). The screws are the only components not made in the North America.

The cellular PVC frame of the RANGER dog door by Freedom Pet Pass is very paintable. While the material accepts any exterior paint, best results are achieved with vinyl-specific paints. Search “paint Azek” for tons of tips and tricks (Azek is a popular brand of cellular PVC).

No part of the flap system is paintable.

RANGER Pet Doors by Freedom Pet Pass offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you open the package and are unhappy with the product, you may return it within 30 days for a full refund. Returned products must be in salable (uninstalled) condition to qualify for a refund.

RANGER Pet Doors have a limited 3-year warranty against failures due to manufacturing or raw material deficiencies.

We stand behind our products for the long term. Even if your door is outside of warranty, don’t hesitate to write or call. We can often help fix doors without the need to buy anything.

Unfortunately, no we are not. Energy Star does not currently have standards for pet doors, so it is impossible for any pet door to be Energy Star approved at this time.

That being said, we don’t think that a lack of Energy Star standards for pet doors should stop them from being energy-efficient. Our approach is to use the same tests that Energy Star requires for windows and human doors on our pet doors. We have also had our doors tested at an independent laboratory that is approved for running Energy Star testing for windows and human doors.

The results of that testing have led us to be the first and only pet door to be meet pet door standards laid out under California’s stringent Title 24 building code (in fact, we exceed them by a factor of 10!). Our doors have also been included in hyper-efficient certified Passive Houses. We also think the results show that the performance of our pet doors compares very nicely with the performance of Energy Star doors and windows.

Part of how we can offer Basic doors for a much lower price is by streamlining production. This means that our stock Basic doors all feature our standard dirt-hiding chocolate/tan color scheme.

Depending on the season and other factors, it may be possible to get a Basic door with a custom flap for an additional fee. Please contact us to discuss.


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3 reviews for RANGER Basic Dog Door

  1. Reginald E Smith

    I bought the model s used

    Absolutely!! Amazing!!ROLLS ROYCE of ? doors!

    I thought a dog door was a dog ?not true at all,if you live in a cold windy climate like upstate N.Y.
    Purchase one you won’t regret it !
    Definitely Absolutely a energy saver!
    Flap seals tight even with the wind blowing hard!
    Wow unbelievable!
    Very unique design!
    5 star ✋s down!

  2. Mike

    Amazing doors! We are so incredibly happy with our Freedom Pet Door. We have been trying to find a pet door solution for a while. I found Freedom Pet Pass doors and was skeptical of their claims. We live in a high wind area of Montana and the only option for us to use a doggie door faces the direction the wind comes from. We were obviously concerned about energy loss and a draft that would be expected with a typical doggie door.

    After reading the reviews, including some from people in similar wind situations as ours, we decided to try it.

    We read the installation instructions and watched the installation videos. We found them to be very informative and helpful. I would consider myself average when it comes to diy. The instructions/videos were broken up into segments which was helpful as we were installing. We found the video showing how to seal the door using caulk particularly helpful.

    The door had been in for a few days and we are so happy! I would recommend this door to anyone who is concerned about weather or energy loss.

    PROS: the design is excellent. I found a video of the “candle test” and was skeptical. However I can personally attest to it’s legitimacy. Zero wind is getting through the pet pass door.

    The installation videos are EXCELLENT. I would highly recommend watching them entirely before you begin the process and then have the video open on each step as you go. I found this to be very helpful.

    CONS: The first one isn’t even really a “con” but more of a warning. My advice would be to get the door best fitted for your dog. They have a pretty sweet sizing chart and I suggest you stick to it. (Of course if you have big and small dogs, get a door that will fit the largest dog.) I purchased a medium size door even though my dogs are smaller (miniature schnauzers). My thought was it would give us options for the future if we decided on a different breed. The problem with my logic is that the magnets on the Freedom Pet Pass Door are strong and so my dogs have a little trouble pushing the door open. This is amplified when the wind is blowing and they are going out the door. The smaller dog will sometimes try to push the door and feel the wind pushing back and stop and wait for us to let him out. We’ve only had it a couple of days, so I’m hoping his confidence grows.

    Additionally, there was a couple times with very high winds that the flap didn’t seal all the way after the dogs came through. The wind kept the door just a little ajar. We immediately felt the draft and closed it. This could have more to do with my dogs being timid so far as they use the door. I believe as they gain confidence and “burst” through the door, the door will snap back more rapidly to seal the magnets.

    Lastly, I didn’t read this before I purchased the door, but they do advise that you don’t use the locking panel to keep your dogs outside. This makes total sense as the security panel is not visible to dogs that are on the outside. You don’t want your puppy barreling though what they have come to expect is an open door and hurt themselves by running into the closed panel. We do, however, like our dogs to be outside on summer days (plenty of water and shade) while we work. If left up to them, they would be inside laying on the couch, but we want them to get their exercise running in the yard. I wish there was an optional panel for the outside as well. That would be my only suggestion for this system. We will probably just block their access to the door altogether on days we want them to stay outside.

    Overall, we are so extremely happy with the door and would recommend it to anyone! Thank you Freedom Pet Pass!

  3. Danny Aldridge (verified owner)

    I ordered the XL version, and it worked great for the heated dog house I built for my mastiffs.

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