Do you have an existing holiday accommodation business or planning on starting one and plan on making it dog friendly?
We have compiled a list of tips and suggestions on how you may be able to achieve this and in turn attract travellers with their dogs.
- Decide if you will allow guests to have their dogs inside or outside only and if allowed on furniture
- Vaccinated, wormed and receiving flea treatment prior to visiting your property
- Will dogs be allowed off lead on the premises or must be on lead at all times
- Cleaning fee or pet bond
- Bathing facility (even if just tub & hose) or recommend one nearby or list of local groomers
- Fully fenced and or fenced court yard/area
- If indoor, make furniture more pet friendly and stuff that can be cleaned easy from fur, mud/dirt, smells etc which includes floor furnishings/finishes
- Maybe supply natural cleaners in units so owners can clean up during stay
- Wash and wear paint
- Supply of dog bed (maybe plastic and they can bring own blanket) or outside plastic kennel (easily washed)
- Pet bowls and spoons if you don’t want them using your cutlery
- Dog pamper/welcome pack
Local Entertainment and Attractions
- List pet friendly excursions and walks/beaches
- Local events that allow dogs
The above are general tips and suggestions on how you could make your holiday accommodation dog friendly. We understand its a personal choice whether you allow pets or not on your property. However we hope we have given you some extra ideas if you are thinking about making it more dog friendly.
If you are a traveler that takes their dogs with them or are a business owner and you have any tips or suggestions that you would like to add, let us know.
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