When it comes to maximizing your bookings, there are some ways to make your vacation rental welcoming to all members of the guest’s family, including pets. Here are some tips and tricks to consider when making your property pet-friendly:

No Ruff Housing

Make a set clear of rules for the pet owners to follow. Even though the vacation rental is pet-friendly, it is important for the guest to know some of the rooms or areas are for humans only.

Paw-fect Flooring

Don’t use carpet in order to avoid stains and other damage. Tile is your best bet. Other floorings such as linoleum and laminate are also great options. Rugs can be added to improve the design and can be thrown away if chewed or ruined by your pet in any way.


Use gates and other child-safety measures to prevent pets from going into restricted areas. Provide such materials for your guests, that way you know your rules are enforced.

Furless Furniture

Couch covers are suggested because it is easier to clean a cover rather than a whole couch. If you do not use a cover, try to select furniture with patterns or bright colors as they are good at concealing marks and stains.

Welcome the Pet with Open Paws

Show your guest that their pet is truly welcome by adding the pet’s name to the reservation list. You can have dog treats and toys prepared as a welcome package for your furry guests as well.

“Pets are people too! We love pets and celebrate them.” – Kim Hermon (Big Bear Vacations)

Once your property is prepared and your rules are clear, you can start to maximize your bookings by making your vacation rental pet-friendly!