Use Your Hotel Pet Friendly Etiquette
Pet friendly hotel etiquette is important no matter which pet friendly hotel you are staying at. There is a certain amount of pet etiquette you should enforce out of simple consideration for hotel workers and other guests. Some etiquette is just common sense, but there are things that people traveling with pets simply may not think about.
#1. Make sure your dog is on a leash when the valet opens your door. Finding your pet among 30 travelers–some that like pets, some that don’t–can cause a real disturbance at the drive through loading/unloading zone.
#2. To make sure the hotel you are staying at remains pet-friendly, we suggest enforcing the “be nice to the help” rule. You can start by ensuring your pet doesn’t bite the bellman. Even if you tip him or her well, it’s tough to compensate for a missing finger, no matter how much Boxer enjoyed woofing it down.
#3. If your dog barks, please use a bark collar. I can promise that your neighboring guests will only think the “ruff” “ruff” is only part of their elaborate dream for a few seconds. When realization hits and you get that knock on the door, you want to make sure Boxer can rightfully declare innocence.
#4. Please don’t let your dog use the eating utilities or eat off people plates. There are those that believe pets should have their own bowls and most pet-friendly hotels provide these. If you don’t find them in the room, ask for them to be delivered. Besides, metal spoons are really bad for any pet’s digestive system.
#5. If your dog has to do his business in the middle of the night, please take him outside. The lanai is not a bathroom. Plus, think about it, it has drain holes.
#6. Bring a doggie bed for your pet. While all of us on this blog are most likely here because we travel with pets and want to make our trips, whether for business or pleasure, as enjoyable as possible, there are some people allergic to animal fur. You will recognize them by their sneeze and swollen eyelids. They have rights too and, as pet owners, we need to be respectful of them.
Remember, booking early is essential when traveling with pets. See what’s available today so you get the best deals. Start your search for pet friendly hotels here. Then sit back and think of all the fun things you can do when you get there!
All of us pet owners must do our due diligence in keeping America’s pet-friendly hotels, pet friendly. Please be considerate of other guests and those booked to use the room after you. It took many years for hotels to become pet friendly. Now it’s our job to kept them that way.
Thank you and have a great pet-friendly day!