The struggles of owning a dog without a dog door are real! If you’re out of the house for too long, you might start to worry if the poor thing is busting to go outside, and if you don’t make it back in time this could mean a big mess on your floor! You may also find yourself getting up to let them out at inconvenient times, which can be a real nightmare if you have a busy schedule or mobility issues.

But it’s not all about us! We also tend to want what’s best for our pets, and having their own access point can improve their lives in many ways. Being cooped up will often leave dogs under-stimulated, especially if we don’t get time to walk them often, so allowing your dog to wander outside and sniff around is great for their mental health. Likewise, if you have an outside dog, access to the home or laundry area can provide a much needed escape from harsh weather.

However, for those of us who rent (or don’t wish to modify our doors), pet doors aren’t exactly an option.

Or are they? If you have a glass sliding door, you might be surprised by how accessible they can be! Without leaving any traces on your property, a pet door insert will bring you all the benefits of a doggie door with none of the permanent changes. And, with the help of a specialist company like Patio Link, they can be affordable, high quality, and easy to install as well!

Who are Patio Link?

Patio Link are a family owned business based in Varsity Lakes, Queensland. As the original manufacturers of pet door inserts in Australia, they have been leading providers for over 20 years! In fact, they are the only company who specialise in custom inserts. From their Sydney factory, Patio Link are able to engineer doggie doors for all shapes and sizes, with Australia wide delivery.

After discovering way back in 2000 that there were no options for removable pet doors, the family behind Patio Link set out to solve this problem for renters everywhere. Just because we can’t modify our homes, shouldn’t mean that we have to put up with inconvenience or unhappy pets. And thus, Patio Link was born!

Since then, the technology and innovations have only improved. Today, Patio Link remain Australia’s number 1 option for strong, high quality inserts which are easy to install and can be taken with you every time you move!

And if you need extra guidance, the customer service at Patio Link is fully comprehensive.

As a family-run company, Patio Link love to contribute to the happy homes of other families and their furry loved ones. You can peruse the testimonials at patiolink.com.au to get a feel for how friendly and helpful the team at Patio Link can be. By using the contact form, or phoning 1800 457 503, you can get expert advice about the best products for your home, or ask any questions that can’t be found in the FAQ.

Why you can trust Patio Link’s pet door inserts

The pet door inserts manufactured by Patio Link are 100% made in Australia, with the most durable, high quality materials available. And because this promise of long lasting quality is based in decades of experience, Patio Link have complete confidence in their products. In fact, they’re confident enough to back them up with 10 year warranties and 100% money back guarantees.

One reason that pet owners may be wary of pet door inserts is the concern about security, but this is another area in which Patio Link’s innovations have created the perfect solution. With inserts from Patio Link, you can continue to lock your glass sliding door and keep your home safe, while enjoying the benefits of a lockable doggie door.

Every pet door insert from Patio Link can be fully locked and secured without any permanent modifications or damages to your glass or screen door. Made out of hardy aluminium, with a powder coated frame and 5mm tempered glass, the inserts feature unbreakable polycarbonate flaps. These flaps stay closed with the help of magnets, so that no other little critters can find their way in. And, with 100% eco friendly weather seals made out of mohair and rubber, your home will be protected from drafts as well. They can also be locked with a sliding cover for those times when your doggie needs to stay inside or out.

You will also receive a FREE locking bracket with every purchase.

Patio Link believe that safe, secure homes with happy, healthy pets should be accessible to everyone, so they always strive to keep their high quality products affordable. When you shop with Patio Link, you can trust that you’re buying the very best pet door inserts in Australia, at the very best prices. And if you’d prefer to pay in installments, Afterpay is available too.

How to install Patio Link’s pet door inserts

Please note, the products supplied by Patio Link are for DIY installation. However, this doesn’t mean you’re on your own! Wherever you are in Australia, Patio Link can assist you with the installation of your new pet door insert.

For those who are willing and able to DIY, Patio Link’s pet door inserts are specifically designed to be easy to install. With minimal tools and a comprehensive range of helpful tutorials at patiolink.com.au, you don’t need lots of time or handyman skills to get the job done. Inserts can be installed in minutes and removed just as quickly.

But of course, there are many reasons why DIY is not always an option, so Patio Link are happy to go a step further. With trusted, affordable, and flexible handyman contacts all over the country, you can be supplied with a number to call for reliable help in your area.

Whichever installation method you decide on, the first step is to make sure the insert you order is the right size for your door. Patio Link is here to help with this step as well! For assurance that your insert will be exactly the right size, all you need to do is email photos of your door to sales@patiolink.com.au (including clear images of your locks and the door track at the bottom of your glass sliding door). The team will then get back to you about the best fit and installation method for your home!

What size pet door insert should I buy?

There are two sizes to consider before buying your new pet door insert – the size of your pet, and the size of the door you will be attaching it to.

At patiolink.com.au, you can browse the measurements of flap sizes to get the perfect fit for your pooch. These include standard sizes (small, medium, large and extra large), as well as more descriptive sizes like ‘St Bernard’ or ‘Greyhound’ to help you visualise these sizes in relation to common dog breeds. If you’re still unsure, you can follow Patio Link’s instructions for measuring your dog.

Next, it’s time to measure your door. This can be done by opening your glass sliding door and running a measuring tape from the top inside channel down to the bottom inside channel. However, this doesn’t need to be exact. The closer you are, the easier sizing will be. However, there’s also a little bit of room for error, as Patio Link’s inserts are height adjustable – there are panels at the top that go up or down by 10cm, allowing for a perfect, secure fit.

Although many doors fit the standard sizes available, this isn’t always the case. The standard height for glass sliding doors tends to fall between 2.0-2.1m tall, but if yours is taller, this isn’t an issue. As the only company who specialises in custom heights, you can get your very own custom height insert up to 3m tall.

What customisations can I get with Patio Link?

Aside from height, Patio Link offer plenty of other ways to customise your pet door.

For instance, if the standard colours (black, white, primrose and grey) don’t suit your home décor, you won’t find a company more flexible with custom colours! Provided you can give a clear indication of the original colour, your new insert can be colour-matched to suit all homes and tastes.

Or, if you’re more of a cat person than a dog person, there are solutions for you as well. Everybody knows the old cliché about cats being indecisive! Many cat owners will attest to the frustration of getting up and down at all hours of the day and night to let them out. Thankfully, Patio Link also makes custom inserts for windows. With all the same features and security of doggie doors, the size and window fitting make these doors cat friendly, so you can relax while your kitty comes and goes at their leisure.

You can also purchase things like wheels, so your pet door slides alongside your glass sliding door, or soft flaps if your pet prefers a gentler approach.

Whatever your requirements are for your home or pet, you can phone Patio Link on 1800 457 503 or use the online contact form at patiolink.com.au to discover your options. Check out the photo gallery to see what’s possible, and read the testimonials of happy customers. If you’re looking for patio pet doors to give your doggie more freedom, or a window insert to give yourself a break from indecisive kitties, Patio Link are the company to call.

Available online & at our selected pet stores Australia wide!