When you are staying in pet friendly accommodation, you should always take care of the place as if it were your own. Fair enough, right? Here are some great tips on pet friendly accommodation etiquette:
Keep it clean
Keep in mind that the way you leave the house will directly reflect the owner’s willingness to continue permitting pets to be around. Being a model pet owner is expected of you while you are in holiday accommodations of any sort. You should take steps to keep the location in the best condition possible for both the owner and for future pet visitors.
Be mindful of neighbors
Always keep the neighbors in mind when you take your pet along for the holidays. The neighbors may be permanent residents, and they will report your actions back to the owner. Make sure the neighbors are aware that you have a dog with you, but not by letting the dog announce itself. It is considered polite to let those around you know that they may encounter you while you are out walking your dog. This will keep them from being surprised by meeting your pet, or confrontations between pets by accident.
Keep it quiet
Keeping the neighbors in mind means that you don’t let your pets disturb the neighbors while they are inside. Just because the accommodations are listed as pets allowed doesn’t mean that the neighbors want to listen to your dog howling all night long. Keep your dog quiet, and keep your cat indoors — even at night. Make sure the yard is always cleaned up so that the neighbor’s kids don’t step in dog poo while playing a spot of cricket.
Keep the fur under control
Here at TakeYourPet.com.au, we suggest that you try your best to keep the pet fur inside the house under control when you take your pet on holiday with you. Consider restricting your pet’s access to the house furniture, or using a lint roller to get all of the fur off before you go. Make sure your pet is clean at all times, including wiping their feet of mud should it start raining. Before you leave, make sure the house is clean of all evidence that a pet was there.
Follow and respect the rules
Obey all of the house rules while you are in ‘pets allowed’ accommodation. Feed your pets only in designated feeding areas (like outside), and if your pet makes a mess, take a minute to clean it up properly. If this means spending time on your knees scrubbing at spots with cleaners, then that is what you must do. Don’t permit your pet to claw the furniture, climb the curtains, or dig up the flower bed, and always leave the house looking as clean as you would like your own at the end of your stay.