3 Tips to Find a Pet-Friendly Short-Term Rental

For some people, circumstances change that may require them to relocate on a temporary basis, or perhaps even permanently. It could be due to a new job or perhaps a home renovation. For these people, needing to find a new place to live immediately is important.

Some people also have pets such as dogs and cats. Finding a place that takes in pets can pose some challenges. For a short-term rental that is pet-friendly, there are a few things to know and consider, so let’s take a closer look at this situation.

1. Give Yourself More Search Time

Looking for a new place at the best of times takes a fair amount of time. Unless it is something that is so dramatic where all the pieces suddenly fall into place, you will have to go to several places, search online, ask friends and then start thinking about which place would be the best choice. However, if you have pets, it becomes a little harder and will take even longer.

Keep this in mind when you begin your search process. This means, you may have to start a search a little earlier and also take your time in doing so. There will be great places that may not take pets. Then, there will be pet-friendly accommodations that may be a bit of a dump or situated in a bad neighbourhood. Searching at the last minute or not giving yourself enough time could cause you to make a rash decision out of desperation, one that you may regret.

2. Breed Restrictions

Cats may not be that much of a problem. In fact, many people are guilty having cats in buildings that do not allow pets. With a cat, it is much easier to get away with it. It is not so easy when it comes to dogs. You had better play by the rules. You may have a big dog and if someone knocks on your door, the dog is going to bark and everyone will know about it!

Some buildings may allow dogs but only smaller dogs while others may not have any restrictions as to what breed it is. Before you sign anything, assuming that you find a short-term rental that takes dogs and you quite fancy the location, make sure to find out if they have any restrictions as to the breed of the dog. Some dogs, especially bigger dogs, may have aggression issues that could be scary to others (even if yours is just a big, friendly baby).

3. Exercise

Again, cat owners are pretty much exempt from this, however, dog parents need to make sure that their dogs get proper exercise. If you happen to have a large dog like a German Shepherd or Golden Retriever, then, as a responsible pet owner, you have to make sure that the outdoor area is convenient enough for you and your dog to have decent exercise as well as for going to the toilet. If you like to let your dog off its leash for a runabout, assuming it is legal, then you will need to take this in consideration before you sign the dotted line.

People love their pets and don’t want to have a separation. Since you want to be with your pet, make sure to find out as much as you can about pet-friendly accommodation in a short-term rental so that you don’t have any problems as soon as you move in.

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