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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can you help me book a reservation?

We do not directly book reservations for visitors. Please search or browse through the site to locate accommodations, then contact the accommodation directly. Be sure to let them know that you will be bringing your pet.

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Do these accommodations accept all types of pets?

Not necessarily. Each accommodation has its own pet policy, which is stated on its listing. However, you should contact them prior to booking to ask for details. Pet policies can and do change.

Many pet owners are concerned that some rentals allow only small dogs, or only allow pet-toting travelers to stay in smoking rooms. Here at Pet Friendly Canada, we know that many big dogs are excellent guests, and that many pet owners are also non-smokers! We are working to show property managers how they can benefit from catering to pet owners. However, these common pet policies have been in use for quite some time now, and they won't change overnight.

In the meantime, you can help us -- and all traveling pet owners -- by leading by example! Demonstrate that your pets are good guests... and over time, hopefully we can influence a change in pet policies.

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What rules are there for bringing my pets to a hotel/accommodation?

Prior to booking your stay, always contact the accommodation and ask for details about their pet policy. Most accommodations have certain rules, eg. pets cannot be left unattended in guest rooms (ask for suggestions on doggy daycares or pet-sitters); extra pet fees may apply; pets usually have to be leashed in common areas; and pets are usually not allowed in dining areas or pools.

Every accommodation is different so it's best to ask. Some will also require guests to sign a "Pet Waiver" upon check-in.

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I have a pitbull/rottweiler/other controversial dog breed. Can I travel with him?

Unfortunately, some cities and towns in Canada prohibit certain dog breeds. Leave ample time to do your research before you bring your dog. Accommodations must abide by local laws as well, so they would not be able to legally welcome your pet. Call the city or town's Animal Control division and ask. If you have a mixed-breed dog, be sure to ask for clarification on what they consider a prohibited dog breed (is it a pitbull, for instance, if it simply looks like one?).

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How come my search results return listings that don't exactly match the city I entered?

When you search for a particular city or town, the search results will return to you the properties in that city or town plus others that are close by.

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Are there any regulations or restrictions for bringing my pet into Canada?

Yes. See the article, Traveling Between Countries? Know the Regulations for Bringing Your Pet in our Pet Travel Tips section.

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Please click here. You can also unsubscribe using the removal link located at the bottom of every newsletter.

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How do I find old issues of the newsletter?

Archived issues can be found here.

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I want to show off my pet! How do I send his photo to you for the newsletter?

We love photos! Simply email them to us. We can't guarantee that every photo will be chosen, but please subscribe to the newsletter to see our Featured Pets.

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Do you have a packing checklist for pets?

Absolutely! Click here for a pet travel checklist.

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I'm moving - do you have a list of apartments or other long-term housing rentals that allow pets?

Not at this time, however, please see this pet-friendly rentals and housing website for tips on what you can do to help find yourself and your pet an appropriate pet-friendly apartment.
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