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Animal Fearing Guests


I always wanted to go to an IKEA. Only because I heard about it on this forum. I have to drive at least 40 minutes one way to any Walmart…always depends if the driver in front is a tourist or slow driver - one way in, one way out. I think there is an IKEA in Atlanta. It sounds really cool from posts like being adults in a candy store…lol


It was one of the best possible days in Florida news when it was announced that a branch of Ikea was opening just a few miles away from here.

Being originally from the UK, I was accustomed to going to Ikea for most things.

Before Ikea opened here, the alternative was buying from them online and the delivery charges were ridiculous. It was cheaper to rent a U-Haul and drive to the nearest branch which (in the early 90s) was New York!


IKEA has yet to grace our shores and I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve craved a LACK side table or a BILLY bookcase. Staple furniture items in the UK!

We have to make do with overpriced copycats and import companies with ridiculous mark ups


Yes, I also miss my IKEA here in Peru. However one does find IKEA products in some smaller stores, at literally 5 times the normal price. Peruvians don’t know it’s ‘just’ IKEA and they think it’s high end design. And some of the copycats do sell at almost comparable prices, but in those cases it’s 10% of the quality.

I once bought 6 reusable plastic cups in a supermarket here, price +/- US$ 5,00. A month later in IKEA Belgium I found the exact same cups for € 0,99. Three weeks ago we travelled here with 3 large suitcases filled with IKEA stuff.


LOL! I did a special check on bag stuffed with IKEA when I came from California.


Oh-mi-Gawd…this thread evolved from “Animal Fearing Guests” to IKEA! I love it!

I’ve never been in or even SEEN an IKEA store. I finally ordered a catalog…just because…and arrgghh!

I am sooo deprived!!


They do, and I’ve found it helpful. I’ve had a previous issue mentioned when asking about something and the comment passed that “you only call with good reason”. So those who call and deemed to be without good reason, are probably flagged negatively.


Your dog is lovely, adorable and cant cause an allergy as its a poodle mix. Sending love and dont give any refunds to guests who dont like Coco.


We have one in Charlotte. Come in over—I’ll give you a tour! :grinning:


Back to the original post which I read before the Ikea comments. Its always amazing to me when someone is terrified of a dog, but they must have their reasons. I will be mentioning our dog who is a brown doberman and the neighbors dogs who bark in the listing several times. In fact, if the guests want to come visit us, they will have to brave opening the gate which Bella will be attending!! Not asking for dog lovers or dog owners, just people that realize most dogs are friendly but not necessarily quiet.

YA I have a trip in my future just to see what Ikea has<><


@gypsy - “Its always amazing to me when someone is terrified of a dog…”

(You’re kidding, right?)


I strongly advise putting a picture as well. Even with descriptions and pictures you will, no doubt, get guests who approach the gate, see the dog, leave and cancel their booking. You may or may not get to keep the money. Good luck.


Yes there will certainly be photos of dogs. And we certainly do not want any guests that are unhappy. I’d rather see them go straight off and refund them within reason.


Well; I’ve only met one person who was terrified bona fide. I think she had been bitten or maybe attacked in her past. But she had owned dogs too. I guess I just love animals and they love me back:)


People are generally “terrified” if they have been traumatized in some way.

That you find it “amazing” when someone is terrified of a dog…amazes me.
Just sayin’.


I love animals and they love me back too. I board dogs in my home and have hosted 100s of dogs. I’ve also been bitten several times.

I’m sure you mean well but your seeming naïveté on this topic is unsettling. You are going to meet people doing airbnb that you haven’t met before.


I was amused that a potential guest asked me to get rid of my cats so we could receive him. I told him we didn’t have a closet big enough for him, not the cats. Honestly, how can people be so idiotic. Perhaps he should tell parents of brats to closet them too as they are obnoxious while our cats are educated gentlemen.


I am so nervous about animal fearing guests! I just posted my listing, which is on my small hobby farm. I call it the farmhouse camper and have pictures of the animals + my dogs, but I just know someone isn’t going to read everything and show up and be terrified by all the chickens and other random animals milling around haha OR be annoyed when my roosters are crowing in the morning even though I write that there WILL BE lots of animal noises.

I know better than to expect every person to read my whole listing, but anytime I personally stay in an Airbnb I read every word to make sure I’m not going to run into something I’m not prepared for.


Just message the guests to confirm the understand they are staying on a noisy farm.


Are there quiet farms???