Recent accounts make that case. On May 7, just days after former NFL linebacker Junior Seau’s suicide, a man squeezed through the dog door at his Oceanside home and walked out the garage door with a $500 bicycle, police Lt. Leonard Mata said.
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LOL, you're right of course. But I do actually live that way most of the year. If I'm home and it's not too cold, the garage door is open. My wife can't stand having the inside door open for a variety of reasons. While I don't have a doggie door, the amount I open and close the inside one for the dog has had me thinking about adding one. I don't want one directly to the outside for the reason AndyC mentioned. (Though racoons is only one small concern. )
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What usually happens is a regular door is installed between the house and garage. The house is inspected and permits signed off. Then the dog door is installed. What the inspector doesn't know about he is unlikely to complain about. This won't make the fire department any happier or you any safer and I don't advocate the method but it does happen. I have seen it done two or three times.
Pet doors are a wonderful convenience