5 tips for staying in hotels with your dog

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Traveling with pets is a lot easier these days because there are more pet-friendly accommodations available. If you would like to take your dog or cat with you on your Mexican vacation, there are a few steps you should take in advance.

Mexican regulations allow travelers to enter the country with up to two dogs or cats, but if traveling by air, airlines will only allow one pet per person.

If you want to ensure a safe and fun hotel stay for you and your dog, you better start to prepare for it. Planning doesn’t just mean packing dog clothes and toys for the trip though.

Here are some tips to consider if you travel to Mexico with your pet:

Confirm the hotel guidelines and restrictions for pets

Finding hotels that will accept furry friend can be a challenge. Inquire beforehand to make sure you will be welcome there.

Pet guidelines and restrictions vary depending on the hotel so check them before you even book your stay. Some considerations include the number of pets, weight limits, fees, type of rooms, and potty areas.

Get the right room

Your best bet is a room on the ground floor. This way, potty runs will be easier especially late at night. This is also great for dogs that get antsy riding an elevator.

Examine the room before and after your stay

Before you let your dog loose in the room, check it thoroughly to make sure it is safe for him. Make sure there aren’t any sharp objects that can hurt him or any leftover pills from previous guests that he might ingest.

Make your stay comfortable for your dog

The hotel is an unfamiliar territory for your dog. So be prepared for him to experience travel anxiety. You can ease this by bringing him familiar comfort items such as a blanket or some treats.

Be responsible

Follow proper canine etiquette. Clean up after your dog. Put him on a leash when you’re walking him around the property. In case he causes any damages, pay for the cost.

A hotel stay can be fun and safe for both you and your dog as long as you prepare well and plan ahead.


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