Dog-friendly cottages in demand

Dogs chilling out in Porthtowan

The demand for dog-friendly holiday accommodation continues to grow and if you are allowing man’s best friend to stay at your property, here is an extract of a letter that I felt was very apt; 

“Dogs Welcome”

A man wrote a letter to a small hotel in a town he planned to visit on his holiday. He wrote: “I would very much like to bring my dog with me. He is well-groomed and very well behaved. Would you be willing to permit me to keep him in my room with me at night?”

An immediate reply came from the hotel owner, who said: “I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel, and, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here, too.”

Lots of people have dogs and more often than not, they want to take their pet with them on holiday; one thing that you may wish to consider supplying is a ‘doggy pack’ – things like old towels for after muddy walks, food and water bowls, and spare poop bags. Also provide details of a local vet for emergencies.

In our experience, careless dog owners are few and far between.

Chris Grieve