Staying in Hotels with your pup
As always, we are thrilled that our pup gets to travel with us, regardless of where we go. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Although she is a Emotional Support Dog, a lot of hotels are unaware of ADA (American’s with Disabilities Act) Regulations. This is something I have found to be a huge problem. Between trying to explain to hotel staff what the ADA is, what an Emotional Support Dog is, and that she isn’t going to pee everywhere.. it gets tough.
There are a lot of great ways to figure out if a hotel is “dog friendly”, but the best way is just to call the hotel. Ownership, Management, and rules change so it’s smart to talk to the hotel directly before making a reservation. Most hotels that are “dog friendly” do charge a fee. But keep in mind, those fee’s are usually refunded upon checkout; it is only to cover damages.
When calling a hotel to find out if it is Dog Friendly, as to speak to a manager. More often than not, I find that the front doesn’t actually know what their policy on dogs are; much less about Service Animals. Always, ALWAYS get things in writing, just to play it safe.