Weighing the Many Benefits of a Pet-Friendly STR (Episode 311)

Airbnb Hosts Hanging Out in the Kitchen

Download the Definitive Essentials Checklist for Pet-Friendly Airbnb Listings

Don’t forget Fido for today’s special pet-themed episode of Thanks For Visiting as we unpack the immense power of the pet-friendly designation on Airbnb, recommended processes and platforms to smooth out your animal operations, and preview our brand new Pet-Friendly Essentials Checklist: breezeway.io/pet-checklist.

That’s right, we’ve created the most comprehensive pet checklist that we could so that you can download it and use it to set up your rental to be pet friendly. In this episode, we spotlight Breezeway as our partner in data collection on this project – sharing a few eye-opening figures on how welcoming pets into your properties can impact your bottom line.

We also touch on recommended cleaning supplies, offer up some ideas on homey pet-themed amenities, and do a deep dive on what your tech stack might look like when it’s all said and done. Make 2024 the year you check that box, invite furry family members into your homes, and watch as your booking and profitability metrics get a case of the zoomies. 

(01:29) #STRShareSunday: @cedarglengetaway

  • Preview to the power of pet-friendly at Cedar Glen Getaway
  • Instagram: @cedarglengetaway
  • Successful social media content strategies 

(04:45) Breezeway Shares the Data on Pet-Friendly Rentals 

  • Benefits of Breezeway – valued podcast sponsor 
  • Pet-Friendly Essentials Checklist: breezeway.io/pet-checklist
  • Gain a 6% occupancy rate by inviting pets 
  • Add 11% to your daily rate as a pet-friendly listing

(08:19) Preview to Pet-Friendly Essentials Checklist

  • Policies and procedures to keep in mind 
  • Using Asana for pet fee collection 
  • Important resources for pet guests 
  • Local emergency contacts and laws
  • Suggested included amenities  

(17:55) Recommended Cleaning Supplies & Communicating Pet Rules

  • Keeping accident spray in the house
  • Tips for respectfully communicating rules
  • Next steps to becoming a pet-friendly listing 
  • Considering service animals

Download a transcript of this episode.




Fitting right in with today’s episode theme – Cedar Glen Getaway is a rental that, no doubt, is as pet friendly as it gets. The hosts are pet parents themselves and are sure to show off how fur-baby-friendly their space is on their social channels. 

They also do a great job of segmenting out the property and its story into individual posts, giving potential guests a deeper understanding of what they’re all about. 

Don’t miss the cabin tour pinned to the top of their Instagram account, where you’ll find even further proof of the power pets can have on your booking calendar and reviews.

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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