I'm just wondering because so many hotels allow you to take your pets. I was wondering how that works. Lets say you have to go to a meeting during the day and can't take your pet with you. Can you leave them in the hotel room? Do you think it's safe?
Not that I'm planning on doing it, but just wondering.
Usually when I go on vacation I am out and doing things all the time and it wouldn't be right to leave them in the hotel all day, and so many places they can't go. Hmmm, I wonder if the Luxor would let me have four dogs sit at the slots with me, lol.
My brother has a Dane and travels a lot with his family. They don't take trips without Bailey, if Bailey can't go, then neither will they. They also don't just randomly stay at a hotel. If they're traveling from, let's say New York, to California...they'll drive until night, crash at a hotel, leave and then the next night, crash at another hotel. They don't leave Bailey in the room.
Actually, a few months ago, they stopped at some hotel that allowed dogs..but once they saw Bailey, the hotel manager said "no way..that dog is way too large, must be under 50 lbs" so my brother's wife and daughter slept in the hotel, while my brother slept in their truck with Bailey.
IMO, I wouldn't trust leaving my dogs in a hotel room by themselves. I can trust my dogs, but not the people that have access to the rooms.
I aggree. Even if left in a crate I'd be afraid someone would steal them, or tease them or mistreat them. People are just mean. We haven't really gone far with jada yet. Just to my mom's and she's very welcome there!
I stayed at the Ramada a few weeks ago, I brought Leeza with me and the rules are the dog can stay in the room, but cannot be left in the room alone incase the dog starts to bark. So I brought my brother to watch her, during the day when I was out. Some of the more fancy places have pet sitters on staff.
I do suggest calling the specific hotel you plan on stayign at before you even leave to make absolutely sure what the pet policy is. One major chain just became 'pet friendly' but, it seems not every hotel owned by them is pet friendly yet, so they are using false advertising, and could potentially screw up your vacation plans. Others are known to be pet friendly, and then have size restrictions when you arrive. Just be very specific and clear wanting a detailed description of pet policys.
Some places also want proof that your pet has a carrier with it *ie kennel* as hopeful insurance for them that your dog will always be under some control I've found. They don't want dogs in rooms loose alone ever.
whjen I was moving from Pa to Fl I had 2 dogs and 2 birds with me. I had no problems getting aroom but I did have to pay extra for the pets. I did not have the problem of leaving them alone though. I'm not sure I would have done so anyway.
This was about 7 yrs ago and I did'nt even check what hotels/motels were pet friendly. I just went by gut instinct and got very lucky.
***Edited By: Skittles on 5/26/2005 7:16:53 PM*** Reason: addition