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Dogs Rule!

Having your dog with you when you travel is oodles of fun. Finding an accommodation to stay, that accepts your dog, has been getting easier and easier. Many pet friendly lodging prepare for your visit and will often take the time to suggest activities and places to go with your dog. Make sure to do your homework and a little advance planning before traveling to avoid any surprises.





  1.  Please respect other quests, staff and the property of hotels. Be considerate and make sure you always clean up after your dog and that your dog does not bark unnecessarily, keep him/her as quiet as possible
  2.  Although we have thoroughly check out the hotels we have listed, please call ahead and confirm the hotels pet policy. Unfortunately policies do change.
  3.  Bring an old sheet or blanket to cover bedding at a hotel if your dog is allowed to sleep on the bed. This is not only out of respect for the hotels property but for health safety of your dog. Dogs can get BEDBUGS too.
  4.  If your dog is used to sleeping in a crate there are many light weight folding crates available.  Make sure you bring one.(see Packing Pointer # 6)
  5.  Wipe your dogs paws off before entering the room if you have been outside on an adventure.
  6.  Although most pet rooms are on the ground level make sure you ask for a ground level room. Makes it easier for potty breaks and some dogs have anxiety when it comes to elevators
  7.  Do not let your dog drink out of a decorative hotel fountain. Many contain antifreeze which is poisonous to pets.
  8.  Accidents do happen, please report any damage to the hotel immediately and volunteer to cover the cost.
  9.  Never leave your dog in the room unattended. Although some hotels allow it, dogs left alone, especially in unfamiliar surroundings, can cause damage, bark consistently or scare housekeepers.
  10.  If you must leave your dog alone be sure to place the Do Not Disturb sign on the door.  Leave the radio or television on for background noise and make sure the fan for heating or air conditioning is on to keep the room temperature at a comfortable level.
  11.  Majority of hotels will not allow dogs in the hotel room unattended. Make sure to plan your day with your pet or find a pet sitter/doggie daycare while you are gone. We prefer finding activities/restaurants where Fido is welcome.