RANGER Pet Doors for Doors (cats)

(6 customer reviews)

Free shipping available in contiguous US
Expedited & worldwide shipping available

RANGER Pet Doors for Doors (cats)

(6 customer reviews)

Free shipping available in contiguous US
Expedited & worldwide shipping available

In Stock | Ships Same Business Day or Next

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In general, most cats can use the Standard cat door without problem. For the very largest cats (Maine Coons, etc.), the Mega cat door may be easier to use. While most of our sizing information is targeted at dog owners (dogs are much more sensitive physiologically to door sizing than cats), you can use the same instructions to test different sizes for your cats: Pet Door Sizing

SizeExample CatsPet OpeningRough OpeningFrame Size
MegaVery large cats9” x 13”
(230 mm x 330 mm)
13” x 17½ ”
(330 mm x 445 mm)
14” x 18½ ”
(355 mm x 470 mm)
StandardMost cats6” x 10”
(155 mm x 255 mm)
10” x 14½”
(255 mm x 370 mm)
11” x 15½”
(280 mm x 395 mm)

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

Rough Opening – The size of the hole in your door needed to accommodate the Freedom Pet Pass cat door.

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

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 door-mounted cat door is relatively fast and easy. Any DIYer with the right tools can do it, and it should be a snap for any professional.

Our doors come with illustrated written instructions, and there are step-by-step video instructions available here: link.

Freedom Pet Pass cat 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 cat 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 dog and cat 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 cat door by Freedom Pet Pass with DoubleMag seal is virtually airtight, so it keeps winter air outside where it belongs.

15X Better than Energy Star

The DoubleMag seal 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 windows and 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 cat 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 by Freedom Pet Pass standard of 0.03 cfm/sq ft!

Insulated Cat Doors

Insulated Flap Seals Out Extreme Temperatures

FLIR Image - Freedom Pet Pass vs Aluminum Pet Door

Left – Standard aluminum-framed pet door
Right – RANGER by Freedom Pet Pass insulated pet 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 cat 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 kittie 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 cat 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 cat doors “claim” energy-efficiency with bogus comparisons and no proof.

RANGER cat 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 cat doors are 15X better at blocking outside air than requirements for human doors.

Made from the Best Materials

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

Features of Freedom Pet Pass door-mounted pet door

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

Locking Security Panel – The locking security panel is made from 100% acrylic, the same material used in many grades of bulletproof glass. The “up-and-in” insertion of the panel means no additional clearance is needed around the pet door.

note: to prevent injury to pets and damage to the door, do not use the security panel to lock your pets outside.

Questions and Answers

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 cat door by Freedom Pet Pass. If your pet can push open an unlatched interior door, he or she is capable of using one of our pet doors.

All door-mounted RANGER cat doors come with a locking security panel. When the panel is in place, the pet door is as secure as a locked door or window. Not impenetrable, but difficult to access without breaking something.

Yes, very well. There has never been a report of an unwanted animal entering a home through a RANGER cat door by Freedom Pet Pass.

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 RANGER cat door by Freedom Pet Pass because of a combination of lack of incentive and danger signals.
The opaque, insulated, and airtight flap system on the RANGER cat door mean that inside light, smells and temperatures stay inside where they belong.

To wild animals, the RANGER cat 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.

No. The insulated flap system on RANGER cat 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 Pet Door flaps do not have that issue.

Yes, but it’s complicated and can be expensive. You will need to work with a specialized glass contractor (glazier); this is not a do-it-yourself job. We recommend speaking with your contractor prior to ordering the door, as he or she may want the pet door customized in some way or another to make the installation easier. We are more than happy to work with your contractor to get you the door that you need.

RANGER cat doors by Freedom Pet Pass 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 Pet Door 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.


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6 reviews for RANGER Pet Doors for Doors (cats)

  1. Dan Godfrey

    Our two cats and one dog have been using a Freedom Pet Pass, they all learnt to use it straight away although they did already use a traditional cat flap so that may have helped. This design is simply the best we have seen, there is zero draught even in a storm and it still performs exactly as it did when we installed it 11 YEARS ago! Very functional, 100% effective and durable too. Expensive compared to alternatives but in our experience worth every penny.
    Thanks for such a great product.

  2. Kathleen Flanagan

    I am now the proud owner of FOUR of your pet doors! They are worth every penny! This last one I bought has a bit of a backstory – I agreed to take in 5 rescue kitties from a hoarding situation. These five cats were to be barn cats eventually, but I got them the end of October and it was entirely too cold to let them out and expect them to find their way / survive in their brand new home. So I set them up in a back bedroom until spring. These 5 half-feral “barn cats” turned into 5 of the biggest love bugs you ever saw! There was no way I was kicking them out to the barn. So I bought another one of your cat doors and hired a contractor to install the door into the open bedroom window complete with a tiny outdoor deck for them to access this new door. Here is the newest one from inside a back bedroom. I have to wait for the wood to dry out a bit to paint it.

  3. Julie Clausen

    We have 15 cats that use the door – all have adjusted even our calico that only has one eye and that eye has a scar – she doesn’t like new things since she can’t see very well.

    With all these cats go in and our old door let in some such cold air I had to close it down most of the winter – so far so good even on windy days. Only time I’ve had to close it if it’s windy and the cat goes thru slowly. But once It’s closed no air

  4. Gilberte Roulstone

    Quite a few months ago I purchased a freedom pet pass cat door. I just wanted you to know how pleased I am with it. English autumns aren’t the warmest or the driest but I’ve had no problems with draughts or water ingress, I couldn’t have asked for a better cat door. No more draghts!

  5. CatPersonUK

    When the door was fitted, the draughts disappeared which was amazing. However, the cats would not use the door. I have 4 cats, all Siamese and Orientals. They’re an intelligent breed, so I wrongly assumed they’d be fine with the new door. The 2 boys grasped it first, not because their intelligence is higher, lol, but they’re taller/leggier so it was easier for them, plus they’re bigger built than the girls and this new flap takes a bit of pressure to open in comparison to the useless cat door that was there before.

    In total it took 2 weeks to train all 4 of them to use the door. It was necessary to tie up the outer door for about 3 days, and towards the end I think they were having me on, playing at being helpless! The door has exceeded my expectations in terms of draught control and now the cats are using it just fine, everyone’s happy.

    The door you supplied is going to make such a difference to the temperature in my kitchen during the colder months. I’m convinced my heating bills will be much less because of the airtight seal on your door.

    The construction of the Freedom Pet Pass cat door is excellent; it’s extremely robust and aesthetically very pleasing.

  6. Stephen Boreham

    Hi, I just had to write to say how immensely pleased we are by the cat door you sold to us. We are in an exposed position on the coast where we receive lots of south westerly winds accompanied by rain. I have fitted several different cat flaps in the past but most of them were expensive rubbish. Either the cats broke them or the wind and rain came in and soaked the floor. Now I have fitted your cat door my kitchen is warmer and my oak floor is no longer being damaged by rain. We are really impressed by your product. I would strongly recommend that you market your product in the U.K.

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