I have a “no animal policy” partly to keep my home allergen free for all guests and mostly because my place is a farm and with dogs there is always the potential for livestock conflicts which can end just as badly for the dog as they can for my livestock.
I got a booking request a couple days ago - 4 adults for a wine/golf weekend. Great! We exchanged messages and confirmed the booking. Everything seemed copacetic. Then today I get a message from the booked guest asking if his daughter and her boyfriend can also stay WITH THEIR 12 WEEK OLD PUPPY. I messaged back thanking him for asking and let him know daughter and boyfriend are welcome at no extra charge (I accommodate up to 6 people) but I had to decline the puppy. He cancelled.
I don’t really care about the cancellation but I have to wonder is the puppy even house broken? What were they planning on doing with it while the tasted wine and golfed? Our temps are in the 80/90s now so you can’t leave the poor pup in the car (not that you should anyway). Since I don’t allow dogs I have no fence, no kennel, nothing for a dog. Seriously got to wonder what these people were/are thinking. Almost seems like prank given my no animal policy and the fact that I reiterate “no animals” in a message to all guests before I accept their reservation.