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Guests who show up with dogs without notice


#1

We welcome dogs at our place. But it is so nice to have advance warning. I put a machine washable coverlet on the bed rather than the dry clean only, one. I put a minimal pile throw rug out, instead of the thicker one. I place a dog bowl set out for them to use rather than my people dishes, etc. Why doesn’t airbnb have a box you have to click, when you are making a reservation with a pet? Even while looking for a place, clicking pets allowed , instead of simply the number of guests?


#2

Why don’t you make it part of your house rules, that you will only accept dogs, if guests let you know in advance that they will be bringing their pets?


#3

If someone shows up with an unannounced dog, call Air nd tell them you are not comfortable with this guest, and have them re-homed somewhere else.


#4

There is a place to click if you are bringing a pet. I allow dogs as well and have very specific guidance in my House Rules including that we do not allow puppies - dogs under 1 year - and we charge a fee for each dog - $50.00 per stay. We have only had one dog damage a screen and the owner left us money to cover the repair. My big annoyance with Airbnb, unlike VRBO and HomeAway, is if someone indicates they are bringing a dog it does not trigger the pet fee therefore I have to send a notice to the guest asking if they noticed in the House Rules there is a pet fee and then send them an altered reservation which they have to approve. All this is time consuming and unnecessary since Airbnb is a high tech company and should be able to add this feature easily.


#10

Through airbnb, there must be a spot the guest clicks, because twice now the notice that states how many guests that are coming, stated pet. I just wish airbnb made it mandatory. I have placed in my rules that I need to be notified if pet is coming. I do not charge a pet fee, I think many guests feel, if there is no extra fee, why do I have to notify the host…


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