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What To Expect In A Pet Friendly Motel

Do you love your pet so you can’t leave it on a trip? You are in luck as there are many motels that accept pets. If this is the first time you have been traveling with your pet, here is what to expect:

Where the dog stays

Pet-friendly motels have small cages where your pet will stay. If your dog is trained in a cage, he will find it very comfortable to live in the motel; however, if he is not, he may be anxious and have trouble getting used to the new place. Before booking the motel, you should take a tour of the facilities and make sure it is clean, odorless and well organized.

If you do not want your pet to stay in a small cage, you should find a facility that offers high-end boarding. Such a facility usually has a small room with dog beds and toys that make the dog feel like he is still at home. If your dog has arthritis, you need to make sure the room is large enough for him to walk around.

Walk the dog

Most motels will allow you to walk the dog twice a day for a few minutes at a time. Before booking a motel, make sure you understand the number of times you are allowed to walk the dog. If you want your dog to do more exercise, you should ask him if there is a fenced area where the dog can take a walk.

While eating

Although many pet-friendly motels cook pet food, the food may not be your pet’s regular food. Since a change in diet can lead to stress leading to diarrhea and vomiting, it is wise to take your own food.

You should note that many animals do not eat well when boarding; therefore, you should always bring healthy food that will make the motel food more palatable. To protect your dog, always tell the boarder what food your pet can and cannot eat.

When the animal gets sick

It is common for pets to get sick. The cool thing is that many good motels monitor them regularly to make sure they are fine. You should note that it is your responsibility to take care of the veterinary bills in the event of illness of your animal.


This is what you should expect when you visit an animal friendly motel. To have a great experience, always do a thorough research and choose the best motel in the region.

by Duncan Lancer

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