Back in the day, establishments worked with a “no pets allowed” policy. Vacationing with your pets was a far-fetched dream. Thankfully, that is the case no longer. These same establishments have grown warm and welcoming to your pets, and we couldn’t be happier. You no longer need to plan your vacations with a heavy heart and spend them being pet-sick.
You see, the rules to a hotel visit are pretty simple, you behave just like you would when visiting a friend for the first time. You act like the perfect guest, don’t litter, and never leave the pet-poop to soil the hotel property. To let in on the secret to being an ideal visitor, here are some hotel etiquette to follow when traveling with pets. These tips are sure to get you re-visit invitations, be it at a motel, a hotel, or the White House.
Be sure to check with the policies and rules of the place of stay before walking into their premises. Even if you have visited the site previously, it is essential to check, allowing the staff enough information to be prepared for your needs and necessities.
- No secrets
Trying to sneak in your dog should not be on your list if you are trying to keep up with the hotel etiquette. Pets take time to adjust to new surroundings, and you are bound to need some help with them, including supplies. Save yourself the embarrassment of being caught by informing the staff beforehand while calling them for bookings.
- Every little detail matters
Don’t try to hide your pet’s breed or weight from the hotel authorities when asked for details. You trying to save some bucks on your pet’s expense slyly can cost you later. Hotels tend to have weight limitations, and some allow only some breeds to stay on the premises; instead of making your vacation difficult, research and pick a hotel that meets all your requirements.
- Please don’t leave them alone
Your pets can get antsy when you are out sightseeing and vacation-ing for hours. It is advised not to leave them alone on their own in your hotel room. The kind thing you can do for both your pet and the hotel staff is to drop them at a pet-care center. If that does not work for you, you can hire a pet sitter to look after your little friend while you are out. If you are stepping out only for a while, some hotels will let you leave your pet in a crate within the room, with a “Do Not Disturb” sign on the door.
- Carry their supplies
Feeding your pets in the hotel’s ice trays doesn’t fall in the list of hotel etiquette that you should follow when traveling with pets. If possible, carry their supplies, such as food bowls, beds, toys, and some other necessities. If that is too much trouble, request the hotel services to provide them to you. They would be glad to help you out.