additional amenities for the vacationing pooches. But did you know that lots of hotels have weight restrictions for their four-legged guests? The restriction does not make a whole lot of sense to me--I know plenty of gentle giants that tread more lightly than dogs the size of their head. This means that the most common family dog--the Labrador-cannot travel with their packs. Giant George would surely be excluded, as well as medium sized mutts like me.
My friends at GoPetFriendly.com have teamed up with AndASmallDog.com to get the message to hotels because big dogs deserve vacations too! They have launched a campaign called Give Big Dogs a Break where they are collecting signatures for a petition they will send to hotels to encourage them to lift their strict restrictions on size.
In part, the petition states, "We believe size should not be a factor in deciding which pets are appropriate hotel guests. Other factors, such as training, temperament and level of socialization are far more indicative of a well-behaved pet. By instituting alternative policies, such as cleaning charges and crating requirements, hotels can welcome large dogs and avoid the undesirable outcomes their weight restrictions are designed to prevent." Click here to read more and sign the petition!
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