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Listing Your Property with PetFriendly.ca

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I get my accommodation listed in your directory?

Click here.

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How do I get an application form?

You can apply online, or request one to be sent to you by fax, email, or postal mail.

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I'm already listed somewhere else. Why should I list with you too?

The Internet is a vast place... and the more places you are listed, the better the chances of someone finding you. With a PetFriendly.ca listing, you'll increase your exposure and help visitors find your property. Pet Friendly Canada also caters to a very specific market. This means we can "home in" on targeted search engines and websites that already have receptive audiences of pet lovers.

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What makes PetFriendly.ca different from other accommodations sites?

PetFriendly.ca appeals to pet lovers who want to travel within Canada. This is an ever-growing market, and people with pets are always struggling to find places that will accept their furry friends! As this market continues to grow more and more people will be coming here to find great vacation rentals which their entire families can enjoy.

We hold top 10 listings in the search engines for many excellent key phrases, and we're linked on hundreds of sites all over the web so that people can more easily find the properties listed with us. We promote the directory and the accommodations in them not just through the web, but also through magazines, publicity, trade shows and more. Pet Friendly has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, British Columbia Magazine, Canadian Living, the Vancouver Sun, on CBC Newsworld, and much more.

Note that we do not chase "hits", which is a very ambiguous term - and a meaningless one too (many programs can be used to inflate "hits"). We focus solely on drawing interested travelers to the site - people who want to get information, make inquiries, or make bookings.

Finally, last but certainly not least, you'll enjoy fast, friendly, and personal service!

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Does my property have to accept all pets?

No, however you must allow pets to sleep indoors with their families. When you list your property on PetFriendly.ca, you'll be able to enter your pet policies in detail to help ensure a good match. Of course, the more welcoming you are, the better the opportunity to book rooms to travellers with pets! Click here to read comments from pet-toting travelers regarding pet policies.

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What is the difference between a Standard Listing and a Custom Direct Link?

Standard Listings are what most of the accommodations on our website use. These full-page listings offer up to 4 photos, room for description, amenities, pet policy, and of course, your contact information. An email inquiry box is also conveniently located at the bottom of your listing. Standard Listings are essentially abbreviated versions of your own website.

A link back to your website is also provided with a Standard Listing, for visitors who want more information. However, we have found that many of our visitors appreciate the concise, "at-a-glance" information provided. The consistent format of the Standard Listing also makes it fast and easy for visitors who don't have much time to spare.

Custom Direct Links were introduced due to requests from some of our clients. They consist of a single photo and a description, and a link directly back to your own website. That is, when visitors browse the site and see a lodging they'd like more information on, they'll click a "More Info" link. With Standard Listings, this leads to a page on the PetFriendly site. With Custom Links, visitors are sent automatically to your own website instead of to ours.

Which type of listing should you choose? Each accommodation has to make the choice whether the Standard Listing or the Custom Link is the right choice for them. There is no black-and-white answer. Most accommodations find that the Standard Listing is sufficient, while others prefer that visitors view their own website.

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How can I get more exposure on the site?

We now offer "Featured Text Ads". These ads are province-specific, and appear at the top of every page.

For example: if you would like to attract visitors from British Columbia, your Featured Ad would appear at the top of all British Columbia pages.

Featured listings may be purchased in 3, 6, or 12-month increments, with discounted rates for 6 and 12 month packages. Pricing varies depending on province. Please contact us for details. A limited number of Featured Ads are available and thus are subject to availability.

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How do I update my listing?

Click on the Update / Login link near the top left corner of the screen. That will take you to another page where you can login and make changes through your personal administration page. If you've forgotten your login ID or password, you'll also be able to request them there.

You can also contact us and ask us to make changes on your behalf.

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How do I renew my listing?

You have two options: renewal by credit card, or renewal by cheque. Renewal notices are sent out approximately 60 days prior to your expiry date, 30 days prior, and 1 week prior. Payments can be made here.

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Do you have a "pet-friendly" icon or graphic that I can use on my own website?

Yes, Pet Friendly members are welcome to post our logo. Click here for instructions.

Note that use of the Pet Friendly logo is strictly prohibited to all others.

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What if my question isn't answered here?

Please contact us.

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