We love our pets, don’t we? We love to spend time with them, all pet owners do; well the responsible ones do, we are pet friendly. So it makes sense that we should want to spend time with them on our holiday.
That all makes sense doesn’t it? Plus, when we have a pet friendly rental we don’t have to worry about how someone else is looking after our much loved pet, have we done the right thing, are they happy without us, are they too happy without us, will they have the strop when we get back, will they be OK when we get back. Also we don’t have to spend a fortune for them to be looked after, or worry about who is looking after them.
It can really be a great pet holiday when you take your pets away and they don’t have to be just dog holiday or cat holiday or even a cats holiday, I know a couple who take their budget away. In fact you can take nearly any pet away, just make sure you ask pet friendly rental company if it’s OK, where your going.
It may sound obvious, but you need to make sure you can look after your pet while you are away. You know you have to look after them at home, so it should be obvious that you must look after them while you are away. However it is easy to forget the things you might need while you are away, especially when you are used to having everything you need close to hand at home.
So have a good think before you go, what do you need on your pet holiday, you can always buy anything you have forgotten, but who needs that extra expense? Most pet friendly rentals will insist that you have something for your pet to sleep on or in, in the case of dogs a blanket or basket. It is good to take food and water bowls, especially if your pet is used to them.
There will be a pet holiday cottage contract, this is not unusual, you must respect the desire of the holiday owner to look after their property, after all you wouldn’t want to arrive at a dirty pet friendly home, damaged by previous pet friendly holiday families, even if they haven’t got pets.
Remember, we are all ambassadors for pet holiday owners, the more we can assure pet friendly rental property owners that we want to look after their properties whilst we are on holiday, the more places will be made available for us to go on cat holiday, dog holiday or any pet holiday.
It will be a condition for most quality pet holiday cottages that your pet must be up to date with the normal vaccinations, worming etc. You know this makes sense, especially as it makes sure that your pet is protected. Remember any company that doesn’t insist on this is putting your pet at risk.
Look after your pet friendly rental home, make sure that your pet doesn’t cause any damage. You will certainly be charged for any damage you pet causes, increasing your pet friendly holiday costs, but more importantly, we don’t want to put holiday owners off providing pet friendly holidays, or there will become less available for us to us.
If your pet requires particular conditions for it to enjoy itself, make sure they will be available. If your on a dog friendly holiday, make sure you can dry it or them off if the weather is bad without wrecking your pet friendly holiday home.
If you have large dogs perhaps there is a conservatory or large kitchen area where your pets can be dried off and sleep or perhaps an individual grassed area where they can please themselves.
If your on a cat holiday or even cats holiday, make sure there is window sill or something similar, so they can watch the world go by.
There can sometimes be large tiled areas, these can be great to keep you pet friendly rental clean should the weather take a turn for the worse, don’t forget it’s your holiday too, you don’t want to be cleaning all the time.
Pets are not usually allowed in bedrooms or upstairs. If there are restrictions on where your pets are allowed make sure you observe the rules. If you think your pet might be exempt from some or all the rules, ask the pet friendly rental company, it may be that your right. It never hurts to ask, it is better to find out first, rather than finding problems whilst you are at your pet holiday cottages.
Remember, If you find a place where your pets are welcome on holiday, you can have a great holiday and so can they, so look after it. Your will appreciate it and so will those providing your pet friendly rental holiday, you will want to go back, your pet will want to go back and the holiday owners will love to see you come back. Everyone’s a winner.
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