Pet Friendly Hotel on Marco Island Posted January 17, 2017

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At The Boathouse Motel, we love providing pet friendly rentals on Marco Island. Your island getaway should be stress free, and as you may know, traveling with pets can be both a blessing and a curse. Bringing your pet along with you to the Boathouse Motel means avoiding the stresses of finding a pet sitter or locating a trustworthy kennel for your furry friend. Once you’re here, consider that your pet will still need it’s daily meals, exercise and other elements of it’s daily routine, but in a foreign atmosphere.

Keep reading for our tips on how to keep your pet healthy and happy, and how to enjoy your vacation alongside your pet.

Before you leave, get a few things in order to prepare for your departure. Head To The Vet prior to your trip. It never hurts to get your fur baby a check up before heading to the island. Beyond ensuring your pet’s health, it’s the only way to get a bona fide health certificate. That certificate — and proof of an updated rabies vaccine — may be necessary during your stay. The check up will help you avoid potential issues that may arise during your stay. Next, double-check your pet’s tags. Check out the status of your pet’s collar before you leave—the last thing you want is to leave you pet with absolutely no identification in the case of an emergency Last, don’t forget to pack for your pet. While at The Boathouse, make your pet feel at home; be sure to bring their favorite food, toys blankets, bed and more! Pack a bowl for their water, treats, a first-aid kit, medications (both oral and topical), and a copy of their medical records. Most importantly, bring your pet’s own food. Trust us; this is not the time to get experimental with your pet’s digestive tract.

Also, there may be times you want to bring your pet with you as you explore the island. Take a trip to popular local dog park, Canine Cove. Want to grab a bite to eat at a pet friendly restaurant on Marco Island? CJ’s on the Bay, Mango’s Dockside and Little Bar Restaurant are just a handful of local eateries that will allow you to dine with your pooch. Want to your pup to receive a little bit of pampering during their getaway? Check out Marco Island’s Critter Café Pet Resort.

If you follow our tips, you’re trip is sure to run smoothly for you and your furry friends! If you have any other pet-related questions, please give us a ring at (239) 642-2400, we’re always more than happy to assist!