Pet Friendly Accommodation
Pet Friendly Accommodation in America
Pet friendly accommodation has increased in facilities throughout America. It has come a long way in making its hotels, vacation homes, restaurants and other facilities expand their amenities, even going so far as making pet friendly accommodation a key selling point. While only 5% of the hotels provide pet friendly accommodation in the U.S., it is making advances. For the most part, if a hotel is pet friendly, you can expect to have food bowls and a bed at the very least. Some go over the top, providing a welcoming pet basket, organic treats cooked up by the hotel chef and even a photo of your pet in the room on the dresser upon arrival. You may even find the hotel has a pet concierege. At the very least, any hotel, motel or other lodging that provides pet friendly accommodation, you should at least expect a warm welcome. If you are planning to stay in a hotel, you will likely need to bring a crate. Even if the hotel or motel offers a dog bed, it is likely they will require your animal to be crated while room services refreshes your room. They most likely will want to see your pet’s vaccination records so keep them handy.
Vacation Homes and Restaurants
Hotels aren’t the only facilities hoping on the bandwagon. Seeing that more than 50% of America’s families have pets, those that have vacation homes are making pet friendly accommodation a part of its package. Restaurants, while still pets are typically only allowed on the patio, still are making their services available to pet owners.
With pet friendly accommodation finally taking root in America, Pet Hotels of America has taken great strides in providing you with everything you will need when planning your trip and while at your destination. The key to a vacation is to be prepared so you can spend your time having fun. This translates into “do your research first.” A good way to start is to input the city you are considering visiting into the Plan a Pet Friendly Trip search box. This will take you to a page that has categories including pet friendly parks, beaches, restaurants, events, expos, activities, interesting places, hotels, motels, vacation homes and much more for that particular destination.
Hotels that Provide Pet Friendly Accommodation
Once you decide where you are going, you will then need to research the hotels an other places to stay that provide pet friendly accommodation. The main thing most hotels take into consideration s the size of your animal. Hotels tend to like dogs and cats 25 pounds or less. However, often you can sway them into accepting larger dogs as long as he is well mannered. Make sure you clean up after your pet to ensure the hotel’s pet policy stays liberal. We want to make it good for the next guy.
Make sure the hotel has:
A place to take your pet to do his business
A nearby park–you can see listings of off-leash dog parks as well as pet friendly parks on each City Page at Pet Hotels of America.
A nearby pet store in case you need some extras
Other than that, the rest is up to you. It’s important you bring what you need and know where you are going before stepping on board the airplane or backing up out of the garage.
If you intend to fly on an airlines that provides pet friendly accommodation, make sure you know their rules and regulations. Typically whether your pet flys in the cabin or cargo hold depends on the size of your animal. Some animals, short-nosed dogs, are not permitted to fly at all because it can cause harm to their respiratory system. If your dog is placed in cargo, the airlines is very particular about the temperatures of the places you will be passing through. It will not allow a dog in cargo if extreme temperatures are inevitable. Whether your pet flys in the cabin or cargo hold, make sure you line it with old blankets, T-shirts and sheets – the mustier the better. Your dog or cat will associate those smells with home and comfort. Add some favorite toys, too.
Driving is a cinch with pets in America. Our hotels may be reserved from your mobile phone, so if you have your course even somewhat charted, you should easily be able to find a hotel that provides pet friendly accommodation. Can may also call our main line: 866-676-7078. Make sure to use promo code HBC3456. You can also find nearby pet friendly restaurants, parks and whatever else you need to make your travels with your pet easy.