Cute Jackulas. I still get requests, despite not having pet friendly ticked. And now with this one I got tonight, I am left having to ‘deny’, again, and it was a very unpleasant so and so to boot.
Hi your place looks lovely, I have a 10b yorkie/bichon who’s super cute and very well trained, is that ok. Thanks
Oh, if only I hadn’t heard that so many times before (with disastrous results) I might have fallen for the ‘super cute and well trained’. I mean, not to be rude, but this person can’t even be bothered phrasing a decent question. So I said this:
I see that you are new to airbnb, so I can help you look for places that accept pets. That way you can find out without having to ask people info that they have already posted. The thing you need to do is look for listings that have the ‘pet friendly’ box ticked. You can do this by narrowing your search - this will give you different options including the pet friendly one. People that do not have the box ticked will not accept your dog, no matter how little, so it’s a good idea to only stick to those that have themselves marked as pet friendly to save yourself and the hosts time.
I hope that helps.
And then I thought I would see if she would remove the request so I can stop having to decline these idiots, to disastrous results!! I said:
PS, I think if you can remove the request to book, it will free up my listing. Much obliged!
Its because I’ve been on Airbnb for a very long time that I know that asking can sometimes sway a person to open up their doors to pets when they are not that buys with guests. As for the request, that’s not standard procedure for someone who’s inquiring about a room to remove the request!? Thats for you to figure out
This person has been a member since March, and has no reviews to her name. I shouldn’t have responded, but feeling cranky after the hoo ha with the cancellation with the guy today, I replied:
I was confused by your lack of reviews. Unfortunately I have heard the line - ‘very well trained’ too many times to count, and it is very subjective to say the least, and exactly why I do not allow dogs any more (despite having and traveling often with my own dog). In my opinion someone that is willing to try to ‘sway me because I am not busy’ is also liable to say whatever they think I want to hear. There’s no need to be polite and remove the request as asked - it’s just that hosts having to decline a booking has a negative effect on the hosts ratings.
ok bitch, get a fucking life!