Many pet-friendly hotels have changed their pet-friendly policies due to the disregard of irresponsible pet owners. Knowing and keeping yourself aware of pet etiquette can make the difference in being welcomed and even being invited back or being asked to leave. BringYourPet.com, a leading resource for finding quality, pet-friendly accommodation in the US and elsewhere gives the following tips to make the best of your trip for you, your pet as well as others you'll come in contact with.
1. Never show up with a pet unannounced without checking the pet policies where you'll be staying.
2. Keep identification on your pet as well as recent photos and vet records in your luggage.
3. Keep your pet on a leash when out of the hotel room to respect other guests as well as protect your pet.
4. Bring your pet's comfort items such as bedding, toys, treats, water/food bowls, etc.
5. If your dog barks frequently, other guests might be disturbed, so consider leaving your pet at home.
6. After walking your pet, clean up its mess.
7. If leaving your pet in your room alone, keep them contained since maids will likely service your room. Also, leave on a television or radio to keep them company.
8. Bring covers for furniture or beds to keep shedding to a minimum. Remove hair from the room.
9. Feed your pet in the bathroom to avoid staining carpets while eating and drinking.
10. Be considerate of others when they are around your pets. Many will reach to touch your pet and might frighten Fido, causing him to nip at the stranger.
You might think this is stating the obvious but you would be surprised.