Are you considering taking a trip to an exotic location with your friend or family member? Are you a dog owner who is a little uncertain about what to expect while traveling? If so, maybe these few tips will get you started. And lead you on the right path on when to take your pet with you and how to make your hotel stay successful.
Your pet is unique and special to you, it is important to plan accordingly so that your canine friend is comfortable during your unforgettable getaway.
Double Check Hidden Pet Fee’s
Some hotels will have restrictions on the age and size of an animal. For example, puppies are not accepted in most cases because they are not fully developed and can disrupt their surroundings because of their lack of training. Fees can transform, it is best to understand if a fee is a daily or a one-time flat fee.
Hotels with non-refundable deposits need to be clear and concise on their terms and conditions. Look for an itemized list of directions or have the front desk representative explain the charges.
Look For Surrounding Locations Suitable For Your Dog
Try choosing a hotel that can offer your canine friend a walking area. You will want to be away from busy paths and roads. Chain motels should be your last choice since they are located near busy highways. This is not every chain motel, however, it is best to ask in advance so you are familiar with the surrounding before booking a room.
Request A Ground-Floor Room Or A Spacious Room
Ask for a ground floor room, this will be convenient during your stay because you will eliminate the long walks for late-night potty visits. Plus, some hotels do not have elevators, imagine walking up and down the stairs during the night because your special friend has to use the bathroom.
If you can, request a suite or spacious room for your pet. This will give your pet the room he/she needs to feel relaxed. Don’t underestimate the quality of a suite, having a kitchen, bathroom and a special room for your dog can give you and the pet a little space during your stay.
Bonus Tip: Use A Crate Or Carrier
If you decide to leave your pet in a room while you visit local shops or casual dining. Make sure that employees know you have a pet in the room. This will be helpful in case a worker has to enter the room when you are not in it. To minimize any misunderstandings, place your pet in a crate or a carrier while you are away from the room. You can also hang a “do not disturb” sign on your door if that makes you comfortable.
Remember, it is not a good idea to leave your dog unattended for long periods of time. If you think you will be out of the room for an extensive time frame, hire a doggy daycare assistant or dog walking service. In some areas, hotels would be more than happy to assist you with finding a well-reviewed sitter to fit your needs.
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