I keep seeing this issue pop up in unrelated threads, so thought I'd start this off. We LOVE our pets!
We allow pets, case by case. Our ads all state this. If someone is truly allergic I'd hope they would be paying close attention to the content of our ads.
Many insurance companies have restrictions on the types/breeds of pets they will allow. ( yes, indeed- I've seen claims denied because of such.). Because of that, we deal with pet owners on a case by case situation. Depending on the breed & size I do or don't charge an extra Pet Damage Deposit Our area allows dogs on the beach ( unusual!!), so our Pet Policy has very detailed requirements.
I tend to negotiate this (sometimes waiving the Pet Deposit- they think they are getting a good deal). Here's our Pet Policy. What do you guys do, if you allow pets?
$50.00 Damage Deposit per pet, unless otherwise noted below. (To be refunded within 15 calendar days after renter checks out if no clean up or damage is assessed.)
Due to insurance coverage, The Galveston Sand Dollar Cottage can only allow certain breeds and sizes of animals. You MUST have this agreement signed by both Deb Jones, owner and __________________, Primary Renter, in order to have a pet on the premises during your rental period.
The animal(s) must be current on all vaccinations, and a flea prevention protocol.
Type of Animal:
Dog____ Breed_________________ Size (weight)____________
You must clean up all pet waste from the yard, (and surrounding properties, if you walk your pet.)
Cat_____ You must furnish your own litter box and dispose of used litter in an enclosed trash bag to be placed in the trash cans with other waste.
Terms of Agreement
- No pets are allowed on furniture, including beds and couches.
- Any damages to floors or furnishings caused by pet will result in loss of damage deposit. There will be an additional fee charged if damage is excessive.
- Primary Renter assumes all responsibility for any problems caused by the animal.
- The property owners and all of the property owners’ employees are not held liable for any damages to property or the health and safety of anyone during the rental agreement period. The Primary Renter assumes all liability of such.
I agree to abide by these conditions and the Terms of Agreement.
Pet Damage Deposit Amount_______________
Primary Renter Name (printed)__________________________________________________
Please bring copies of your pet’s vaccination record with you. This will insure your pet’s safety and well being in case you encounter any problems during your stay.