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What are some tips for finding pet-friendly vacation cottages?

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When searching for pet-friendly vacation cottages, pet owners should be prepared to set aside extra time for the search. It may be difficult to find a place that allows pets, especially if traveling with a large dog. Pet owners should also have all of their documentation for the animal prepared to show.

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Rental companies or owners may also ask pet owners to pay for extra insurance or a little more rent per week or month. This is to help defray any potential costs to repair pet damage.

It is also a good idea to check out a directory of pet-friendly travel and lodging businesses, such as BringFido.com. Follow the steps below to find pet-friendly rentals.

  1. Go to Bring Fido
  2. Visit BringFido.com. Click on the Lodging tab at the top of the page. Scroll down and click on the Vacation Rentals link in the Worldwide Quick Links menu on the left side.

  3. Narrow down listings
  4. Type in a destination city in the search bar in the Quick Search field on the left side of the page. If the page resets to all types of accommodations, re-filter by clicking on Vacation Rentals again. Scroll through the list looking for cottages and cabins. Some locations have more listings available than others.

  5. Click on the name
  6. Click on the name of the cottage in each listing to learn more on another page. The rental's page offers photos, a description, a nightly rental cost, a contact number and customer reviews.

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