We recently heard that a large regional vacation property management company here in the Phoenix/Scottsdale market had gone “Pet Free”. Did we hear that right? No…they had to have said “Pet Friendly”, but to our surprise, it was true…”Pet Free”.
This flies in the face of a continually increasing trend for travelers looking for short term, fully furnished housing. Pet ownership, while off it’s peak, is significantly higher than in past years, and more and more people are traveling with their pets. Pets have become a key part of life for many of us and the idea of leaving a part of your family with strangers for weeks or months at a time is not an attractive one.
Here at AvenueWest Phoenix we pride ourselves on offering a selection of pet friendly corporate and short-term furnished rentals. Nearly 90% of our properties welcome pets, which range from single bedroom apartment style condos to 5 bedroom single-family houses.
To make sure you have a good experience traveling with your pet, be sure to be upfront about having a pet and what kind of animal it is…while there may be a pet fee or deposit, it is usually smaller than an “undisclosed” pet fee that is applied at the end of your stay. In the event that you acquire a pet during the course of your stay be sure to contact your property management company in advance to ensure your new pet will be welcome into the home you’re staying in. As previously stated some properties/companies won’t allow any pets at all.
When booking your stay be accurate in the size and breed of your pet. Some owners of properties don’t allow cats for instance or restrict the number of dogs they will allow in their properties. Many homeowner or condominium associations have very strict regulations regarding breed, size and number of pets. Violation of which can be costly and potentially unpleasant, and the tenant may face having to vacate the property or having to board their pets for the remainder of their stay.
To make sure you don’t face these issues, ask questions of the corporate housing representative so your needs, wants and expectations are made clear up front.
This is all fine and dandy for those folks with pets, but what if I don’t want to stay in a place after pets have been there? This is a common concern for a number of business travelers, so ask the corporate housing representative about their policies if this is an issue for you. For instance, at AvenueWest Phoenix we perform a multi faceted, step-by-step process that we refer to as “Pet Remediation” after each pet vacates one of our properties. The mission being that the next guest should have no idea that a pet was ever in the property!
About AvenueWest Phoenix; Owner Meghan Hartman states, “we strive to be the supplier of choice when it comes to corporate housing in the Phoenix/Scottsdale markets by routinely exceeding expectations.”
We pride ourselves on supplying fully furnished, pet friendly, unique properties, in diverse locations throughout the entire Valley of the Sun. In addition, we can perform quick custom setups. Anything from a custom full house setup in a particular location to adding an over-sized recliner or a particular bed size and all points in between. Our flexibility sets us apart from the historical “cookie cutter” approach to corporate housing. Call us today to experience the AvenueWest Phoenix difference – 602.753.2412.