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    pibomarco

    We were pet friendy for 10 years. This year we decided not to accept pets anymore.

    Our pet fee was: 10,00€/day per pet.

    I think during the low seasons etc is a good advantage to be pet friendly..

    About the cleaning.. it depends of the pet and the owner. Mostly no problems with cleaning etc.. but there are few cases per year, that some owners with pets are really dirty, and because of those few cases, I decided not to accept pets. Only if booked directly from our web page and under special conditions (must be trained or well behaved, must use his own pet bed, etc...). 


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    Blagoje Supic

    Thanks for your feedback.

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    M Adamopoulou

    My property is pet friendly. My fee is also 10 Euro/day per pet now. I used to have it completely free but one night when my guests arrived  they opened their van and inside there were 7 dogs all quite and beautiful in their cages.

    You can imagine my surprise.  The dogs were all champions and had come to attend a dog show competition.

    To make a story short my guests were very responsible people and the dogs behaved to the maximum.

    They cleaned the whole place and left me again surprised.

    Although this experience was terrific and I love dogs, I decided to allow only one pet uppon request.

    So it all depends on how responsible guests are.

     

     

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    Bandara Hotels & Resorts

    I think the fees is depend on you. you can research about other hotel near you for your guideline.

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    michael beeston

    We do not allow either Pets or Children and it works wonders.although we have 5 grandchildren and used to have 2 cats and a small dog  ourselves ,BUT for the apartment No.

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    michael beeston

    Wow !!!.."M"  7 dogs !!! ..Amazing !!!!

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    M Adamopoulou

    michael-beeston we are in a country village and is convenient for guests to bring their pets so for the time being my place is pet friendly.

    Amazing things happen all the time at The Adams Studio in Oropos....

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    Felipe

    We also accept pets but under some conditions and it is why we do not define ourselves as pets friendly but open to host them.

    1) we do not charge for the pet

    2) dangerous dogs like pit bull, rottweiler, german shepperd, doberman ... are not allowed (too risky and make our job harder if we have to access the unit to clean or ...)

    3) the pet can be in the living room, bathroom ... but obviously not on the top of the chaise long or bed and is not allowed inside the bedrooms (wood floor) and for respect to the next guest even if we clean you can allways still get some smell or whatever...

    4) ask for security deposit and if he pie on the matress or ... will keep the deposit for extra cleaning ...

    On a reservation point of view we notice a boost as in town many other accommodations (hotels, pensions, flats) do not accept them.

    So far we have not decide to charge for them but 10 euros may help us as well ... still thinking to charge or not ...

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    M Adamopoulou

    Felipe I like your conditions. Although I also state that pets are not allowed on bed, sofas, furniture etc. how can we be sure that pets dont get on beds??? Most guests they will probably ignore our rules.

    I have a dog and he is not permitted to get on furniture but most of our friends let their pets everywhere. 

    I am confused sometimes to be or not to be pet friendly???

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    Felipe

    Their is no way to know if the pet was in the room or not except if we add cameras in the rooms ... lol

    What is sure is that if we go to clean the room and see the cat on the bed (long stay) or a pie of a pet on the bed next morning the pet was or is in the bedroom ... even if you have lemon to clean you will not like it and I do not talk if you have just change to brand new matress ...

    The pets lose a lot of hairs ... so when you clean you will see it anyway. May be too late as the guest already checkout but if he comes back you know what to expect with that someone and let him know.

    Then you can either decline his next booking or as you know what happen already ask him for an extra charge even if normaly you do not do it ... it is also why for pets we advertise as charges may apply ... so it give us the way to not charge anything, charge a unacceptable amount if it is a pitbull (way to say no and cancel) or a small amount if we saw already issues (if small behaviors) with that guest with previous bookings.

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    Beach House on Fairway

    We are completely pet-friendly and I must say we have not had any real issues so far. I do not charge for pets, but do ask owners to clean up after their pets outside, that pets are not allowed on couches, beds etc, and that big dogs especially are not allowed inside the house. Most rules are probably ignored so it is a gamble, however I have managed to live with this, as I would rather have a booking, than turn someone away due to a no-pet policy. Like I said, we haven't had many (or any) problems as yet. We have a long stay in December (19 nights) for 3 couples with 6 dogs.....I'll update again in January about my no-pet policy!! 

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    M Adamopoulou

    Hi! Beach-House-on-Fairway and welcome to the forum. I agree with you, Hosting is a gamble in many ways. 6 dogs a great experience you will have. At least they informed you. In my case my guests without informing me they brought 7 dogs. All of them with championships. Unbelievable experience at the end of the day they left my place spotless. Good luck...

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    Felipe

    so far we got enought booking with pets that went well in order to still accept them. Nevertheless over maybe 20 booking with pets 2 of them did not go that well. one was with a cat that we could not remove from the bed (as we were doing the room and changing the bedsheets) till we call the owner ...  that cat also left his nail on the chaise longue. Just a bit but still.

    And 1 dog once pie on the bed and we had to clean the whole bed (linen, duvet as well) and lucky us did not reach the matress.

    All in all we still want to accept them as we look to the 90% that go smooth but have to remember that is a risk and 10% do not go that smooth.

    I also want to tell that we are talking about pets but sometimes some kids or even adults can be worst.

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    M Adamopoulou

    Felipe I absolutely agree with you. Adults can be more worse.

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