accept cats, and dogs who are well behaved, quiet, housebroken, and
Limit: There is a limit of 3 pets. No weight
limit on dogs.
Price: We will charge a one-time fee of $30 for the first
pet, and pets 2 & 3 stay for free! (Most places charge
for extra pets.)
Fleas, Please: As a
courtesy to all future guests, pets must be flea-free.
Dirty Dogs: We hope your pets have fun here, but
not bring dirty dogs into the cottage. Plan to bring towels to
wipe off wet or dirty fur. Dogs are not permitted in the
Jacuzzi, hair will clog our septic system. Bathing should take place outside; you can use
the water spigot on the side of the cottage.
We prefer that dogs and cats stay off the furniture, but if you know
your dog or cat will be on the couches or beds, bring clean sheets
or blankets to completely cover the furniture (two couches, two
If you leave your dog or cat unattended at the cottage, it must be
confined in a crate. A pet left alone in strange surroundings
is very likely to express it's frustration by chewing, scratching or
marking it's surroundings which, in this case, would be the cottage.
& tags: Dogs must be
kept on a leash when outside the cottage. They may encounter
other dogs, see a deer or other wild creature, or find other interesting diversions which
would encourage them to run. Also, there are dogs, cats, horses, etc.
in the area which should not be chased. Dog visitors in the Hocking Hills
are, unfortunately, routinely lost in the miles of woods because the owners did not keep
them leashed. (ID tags are highly recommended in case they do
Barking: While we expect to hear dogs bark, persistent
barking should be attended to.
Please clean up after your dog around the cottage
property. We have provided a pooper-scooper and garbage can,
and doggie poop bags. Any
deposits left in the wooded area are OK.
Any damage to the cottage property which is caused by your pet, will
be charged to you in accordance with our Rental Agreement.
our Gandolf & Endokee, and our
For the inexperienced pet traveler, may we suggest:
bed/blanket for sleeping
towels for drying wet fur & feet
leash and collar
ID tags (very important!)
bottle and dish for traveling
with comfy bedding
baggies for cleaning up messes
familiar toys for those times when you may need to leave your pet
pan for cats
proof mat for food & water bowls
vet's phone number handy
Hiking Restrictions for Dogs:
parks permit dogs but they must be leashed. Nature preserves,
like Conkle's Hollow and Rock Bridge, do not permit dogs.
not ever leave your dog locked in your car during hot weather, even for a short time with the windows cracked.
Death from heat stroke is a real possibility.
Enjoy the Dog Park at Lake Alma!
This dog park
has access to the lake so your dog can frolick and swim to his/her
heart's content! This is a state lake, please visit their website
for more information. During the summer, note you should check the
advisories on their web page for water conditions (click below).
Josie and Simon spent a four
day Easter vacation with us.
(Thank you, Valerie!)
Alex was the very first dog
to enjoy our cottage in the woods. She's a sweetheart.
(Thank you, Becky &
Brody (aka Brody-Doo) liked
the deck and hiking at Rock
He loves his people, Anton
Bosco navigates the stairs
at Old Man's Cave, while
Oscar, below, happily surveys his new territory.
Thanks, Jenny & Jake!