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Without the symbol or text, they do not have a pet policy. Always inquire about this when making a reservation. pet friendly hotel status changes like the wind in the lodging business. There may or may not be fees and limitations. In most cases, there are fees and you may be stuck in a smoking room as well. We are finding more and more chains that are taking advantage of pet lovers in a big way, charging as much as $200 in fees per stay for a $50 room. They seem to be taking "unfriendly" lessons from certain large airlines. Please read on below for more important information on traveling with your companion.

Coming up with a directory of Pet Approved Property Stays is not easy but we feel it's worth it. As animal lovers ourselves, we think it's an important plus to a travel related site. Most sites assume that our families are only human but we know that it's not necessarily the case. Whether or not they are our member properties or have online booking, it's good to have a list of possibilities for you and your extended family.

The important thing to stress here is that ownership and management changes everyday at some property somewhere..... so policies change. We encourage the use of our information as a guide but stress that you should contact the property for a detailed up to date policy before you reserve. There may be fees involved, special rules, limited rooms for pets or maybe they just changed the policy yesterday.

Hotel Chains: This is a common issue and we have a bit of information for you. Chains are many times owned by franchises which means separate owners and managers. You may find one location that takes pets and another in the same area that does not. Make sure you check with the property before you assume.Some common considerations for properties are that you are liable for damages. You may be asked for a credit card to secure payment for possible damage. You should keep your pet leashed or contained when outside the room at all times. You should be courteous to neighbors and not leave them unattended in a strange room. A limit of one pet is common. Make sure you have permission to have more than one. Weight limits are also common. Check on this. Deposits and fees are not always required but they are common. Make sure you know what they are upfront to avoid nasty surprises on your bill. Here is some info on a few common names:

Marriott: Residence Inn and Towneplace Suites are the two Marriott brands that are pet friendly.

Days Inn: A mostly pet approved chain but also franchised so you need to check when you reserve.

Motel 6: The most pet approved chain with all 800-plus locations accepting most pets (except where prohibited by law). The manager does reserve the right to deny you however under certain guidelines. Pets under 25lbs are preferred and you should notify them if they are larger. Dogs should be leashed at all times outside the room and not left unattended inside the room.

Red Roof Inns: Another pet approved chain with more than 250  locations accepting most pets (except where prohibited by law). The manager does reserve the right to deny you however under certain guidelines. Dogs up to 80lbs are welcome. Dogs should be leashed at all times outside the room and not left unattended inside the room.

Travelodge: Around 300 pet approved locations. Please check first.

Four Seasons Hotels And Resorts: All locations accepts pets of 15lbs and under. Please check first.

E-Z 8 Motels Inc: This chain accepts most pets (except where prohibited by law). The manager does reserve the right to deny you however under certain guidelines. Dogs should be leashed at all times outside the room and not left unattended inside the room.

Loews: A very nice pet approved chain but as always, check first for restrictions and limits.

La Quinta Inns: This chain is rather pet accepting but as always, check first for restrictions and limits.

A Good Cause (Add your shelter)

Purrfect Pals
Pet Assistance League of Virginia

Pet Friendly Resources

American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Humane Society of the U.S.
PetEducation.com

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