Claws and effect: Should your property be pet-friendly?

2 min. read
Published 12 Apr. 2019

It's now estimated that 44% of UK households own a pet. That's around 51 million furry friends in total. Many families can't bear the thought of a holiday without their dog (or cat, or hamster...) – which means that pet-friendly accommodations are proving more and more popular.

But before you hop on the bandwagon and welcome animals of all shapes and sizes through your door, here are a few things to consider:

1. A deposit
You don't want to price yourself out of the game, but a small nightly fee or a security deposit can come in handy if you're left with a bit of a mess. 

2. Restrictions
Do you accept dogs of all shapes and sizes? How many pets can your property realistically cater for? Are they allowed in all rooms on all floors? Make sure you answer these questions before you change your policies.

3. The logistics
Is the garden fencing secure? How will you handle potential noise complaints from neighbours? It's important to consider even the small things to always be prepared.

If you're still keen to give the green light afterwards, why not give your new guests a goodie bag with the basics they'll need throughout their stay...

  • Contact numbers for nearby dog sitters/walkers
  • Waste bags
  • List of parks/recommended walks
  • Tennis ball/treats
  • Food and water bowls
  • Dog bed
  • Spare leash
  • Pet-specific cleaning solutions
  • Vet contact number
It goes without saying that these aren't all necessities, but guests (and pets) will appreciate the extra effort you've taken to ensure their stay is as comfortable as possible.

Want to know how Inn Style's booking system can cater for pets?

Call us on 0800 133 7500, or sign up for a free demo of our system here.