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Hosting guests with pets

That could be an option for those hosts who love animals, have space and the practical setup (easy to clean) to manage it all nicely. 

As long as the rats and cats, the dogs and the rabbits, the lion and the lamb don't share the same rooms, it's ok :) 

Hahaa, it's sounds a bit zooooish. 

 

But who knows :) 

 

Wishing all animal lovers a wonderful new year. 

 

Greetings, 

Aaltje B. 

 

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M Adamopoulou

Unfortunately guests that travel with their pets they treat them like humans and expect to share everything with them even their bed...

Although we have an adorable dog we don’t accept pets anymore because guests let their pets get on beds, chairs, couches etc. and then the whole place is full of hair and very difficult to clean...

We love animals but their owners are not always as responsible as they should be...

Happy New Year!!!

 

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1 month ago
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Aaltje B.

True, 

And there are so many guests with allergies that we can't afford one negative review, especially with the latest updates in place. 

You obviously have not complained to the guest with the dogs , otherwise, your score wouldn't be that high. 

You probably kept smiling, even after all the intense vacuuming and mopping and brushing....;) 

1 month ago
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Aaltje B.

I am not good at smiling but internally I am cooking. 

Friendly, but honesty is the key for me. 

Ah well, everyone is wired differently. And it is a good thing. 

 

Greetings, 

Aaltje B. 

1 month ago
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M Adamopoulou

Yes of course I kept smiling...I faced the whole situation as a challenge and the experience was great!!!

Their review was excellent....but after that I stopped being pet friendly....

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1 month ago
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Don Burns

As the host of rentable guestrooms in my house, I ask myself:  "What would the manager of a standard, well-known hotel do to accommodate a guest's unusual request?"

 

Would Hilton Hotel or Holiday Inn managers allow rats, rabbits, cats and other non-service animals in their hotel rooms?

 

We are in the lodging business and are not a refuge haven for pets.

1 month ago
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Aaltje B.

Yp, they can expect all sorts of unusual situations. And we will too. It's good that we have this team here to help us think and set clear boundaries. 

Thanks for everyone's support so far. 

 

Greetings, 

Aaltje B. 

 

1 month ago
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M Adamopoulou

 

Don you are so right!!!and we have to think of guests that have allergies or they just don’t like pets at all.

Once a guest told me that it’s better for pets not to travel with their owners on holidays...it’s better for their own safety and comfort to stay at home.

 

1 month ago
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Barry Reilly

 

Hi

 

As someone who not long ago evicted a long term tenant with a Cat , before refurb and starting HomeStay.... I can 100% say never  ever again will I allow pets.

 

I do miss the dog my parents had growing up and would love to have a small dog and or cat myself.... but no just crazy to allow it. I saw the room after she left and was like holy cow this needs to be repainted and walls scrapped by the cat stripped and painted. no no no never again.  

I know we can debate pets versus service dogs for blind etc... and yes technically we should allow a service dog. But if they booked a room and didnt mention they are lbiund and have a dog too, oh hell no, thats not ok, and just turn up.

 

On the other hand if you are located where there is plenty of outdoor space orfenced in at say back of house and can have kennels, sheds, barns etc with partitioned 'living spaces' for animals to co-habit, fair enough.

 

I can just imagine and hear the sounds in the night with my back garden shed of cats and dogs shouting at each other,and me opening the bedroom shouting ..."will ye shut up already" in me best irish culchie accent., lol

 

[moderator: Stop editing Irish sayings you don't understand , seriously leave it alone.  Learn the concept of context]


Pet Hotels and Pet Minders

 

Yes I have actually heard of some where you drop the pet off to a pet hotel then you leave them there and go to your own holiday.  

 

 

 

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1 month ago