Three Things to Look for in a Pet-Friendly Vacation Rental
If you're itching to pack your bags and hit the road for a vacation with Fido and the family, we've got tips for finding the perfect pet-friendly vacation rental in your destination.
- Get all the details. So, you think you've found the perfect dog-friendly rental, but did you ask about size limitations? Some vacation rentals may only allow dogs up to 25 pounds in size. If Sally the Great Dane weighs in at 140 pounds, it won't be fun to arrive and be turned away. Just like you research pet-friendly restaurants or attractions that allow dogs, don't forget to thoroughly research your vacation rental.
- Book directly through the owner when possible. If an owner allows pets in their vacation property, chances are they're a pet lover themselves. The added convenience of having a direct line to the property owner can provide peace of mind when you're traveling to a new area with your treasured fur children. Owners will also have a wealth of information about the area and will likely be able to give you tips and information about the destination. For a large selection of pet-friendly vacation rentals, start your search at PetFriendlyRentalsByOwner.com.
- Is there an outdoor area suitable for your pet? Ensure there is an easily accessible grassy area for walks and potty breaks. Take a good look at photos and carefully read the vacation rental description to ensure Fido will have a place to romp when he is outdoors. However, be a good neighbor and remember to clean up after your dog when his business is complete.
For more tips on pet-friendly travel, check out our do's and don'ts of vacationing with your furry family member. To stay up-to-date on the latest pet-friendly vacation rental news, subscribe to our monthly email newsletter.