Hosting Hotline: Tricks for Avoiding Pet Smells in Your STR (Episode 344)

Fighting Back Against Wet Dog Smell In Your Vacation Rental Listing

Welcome back to the Hosting Hotline! This is an Ask Me Anything where each week we’ll answer your questions on Airbnb, STRs, real estate, and everything in between.

Samantha asks:

We recently started our short-term rental business and we currently have two rentals down at the beach. We are allowing pets at both of them because we’re dog lovers ourselves. Our first guest had two dogs, and when we went in afterward, we noticed the scent of a dog. Do you recommend using any products, or staying away from scented products?

(00:01:31) Should I Worry if My Vacation Rental Smells Like a Dog?

(00:03:15) Pet-Friendly STR Hosting Tips 

(00:04:56) Training Your Turnover Team for Pet Issues

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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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