You are looking for pet friendly Adirondack lodging, and you do not care if the hotel or motel offers soft and fluffy towels if it does not permit Fluffy to stay in your room. Travel is a favorite pastime of Americans, and no matter that gasoline prices have reached epic proportions, the fact that more and more travelers take to the roads with their pets in tow is showing a new trend. Hotels, motels, and even bed & breakfast operators know that pet friendly lodging will help to bolster the income and thus when it comes to pet friendly lodging, Portland (Maine), Los Angeles (California), and Boston (Massachusetts) are all in competition for the tourist dollar.
Yet pet friendly lodging is not created equal and even though the notion of not only welcoming the human guest but also her or his companion animal is not new, it is only recently that the competition is picking up and becoming quite fierce. For example, while one pet friendly accommodation may simply allow Fluffy to come into the room, the next hotel or motel will actually offer the pet owner a special pet travel bag at the front desk. It may contain a doggie towel, food and water dishes – all with the hotel logo of course – as well as other accoutrements. These latter pet friendly accommodations will of course soon be considered the cat’s meow in the circles of traveling pet aficionados and before long business for these establishments will be booming!
Of course, there are some rules that pet friendly lodging establishments have to impose upon their human as well as furry guests, and by and large they are little more than an exercise in common sense. Picking up where your pet leaves off, cleaning up spills and drips, and also being able to calm a noisy barker are just some of them. Yet did you know that some pet friendly lodging rules are actually there to make travelers without pets feel more welcome? As a matter of fact, many hotel chains not only welcome tourists with pets but also woo the business traveler without any animal companionship simply by advertising the fact that a pet friendly lodging hotel will provide the relaxation that comes from interacting with animals even if they are not your own! Sure, the rules stipulate that animals may not be touched and fed without the owner’s permission, but how often will a pet owner object to having Fluffy’s ears scratched by someone else? This latest trend truly helps pet friendly travel accommodations to beat out the competition!