Establishing clear pet policies is crucial in providing an excellent guest experience.
First, decide whether you will allow pets in your rental at all. Consider their potential impact on your property and weigh the pros and cons. Allowing pets can attract a wider range of guests and result in positive reviews while also considering the potential for extra cleaning and potential damage.
Setting Your Pet Policy
In your account, navigate to your listing and update the pet policy section to be one of the following:
- Dogs Only
- Cats Only
- Not Allow
Once you’ve decided to allow pets, it’s time to establish your house rules regarding them. Be as specific as possible to avoid ambiguities and misunderstandings. Specify the type of pets allowed, the maximum number, and any size or breed restrictions.
Charging a Pet Deposit
To protect your property, consider charging a pet deposit. This can be used to cover any damages or extra cleaning costs that may arise due to pets. Clearly outline whether the deposit is refundable and under what conditions a refund would be issued.
Making Pets Feel as Comfortable as Your Guests
To make your guests’ stay more comfortable and pet-friendly, provide pet-related amenities such as:
- Bowls for food and water
- Pet-friendly furniture covers
- Towels to wipe off paws
- Scratching posts and litter boxes (for cats)
Offering these amenities will provide a better experience for your guests and furry companions, ultimately leading to more positive reviews and feedback.