If you have a dog, you might naturally want to bring him along with you on your vacations. Of course, this is one of the best things you could for your dog, but make sure to properly take care of your dog and his needs while on the road! Below are some of the things you will need to look out for when booking hotels:
• Pet friendly accommodation – the number one thing you need to look for out for when travelling with your dog (or any other pet for that matter) is to make sure that the hotel has a pet friendly policy. Most hotels cite their policies with regards to pets on their websites, however, you should make sure to let the hotel know beforehand that you are bringing a pet with you – never wait until check-in to let the hotel know of the pet which has come together with you (for one, it’s simply rude to the hotel).
• Policies and regulations – even if the accommodation in Brunswick is pet friendly, this does not mean that all pet friendly hotels have the same regulations with regards to pets. For example, certain hotels discriminate on certain breeds, others do not allow pets which exceed certain heights or sizes. This is also another reason why you should double-check with the hotel – or you might end up being turned away due to your infringement of policies.
• Room location – when renting a room with your dog, it’s best if you request for ground floor hotel rooms. The reason is quite simple – not only you have more luggage to carry (and hence, stairs are just going to be troublesome for you), but you can avoid causing trouble to other hotel stayers if your dog ends up making noise. Furthermore, if your dog is not used to elevators, staying in upper floor rooms can become stressful to your pet. Another thing that would also help is picking a room that’s far from the elevator, especially if your dog is the noisy type.
• Pet food – since you will be keeping pet food with you, you have to make sure that you will be able to properly store in the room. If you have fresh food or other food that can easily go bad, request a room with a fridge to store your pet food in.
• Leaving your dog at the hotel – most hotels request owners to keep their dogs in a crate if they leave the hotel without their pet. It’s a good idea to do so, even if the hotel does not explicitly expect this for you. Crating your dog can prevent him from causing mischief or trouble to the hotel staff in your absence. Make sure to not stay out too long, and also keep some treats and toys in the crate for the dog to play with.