Every time a major hurricane hits, those in the affected areas are left scrambling to figure out what to do with their pets. Contrary to popular belief, many hotels don’t allow evacuees fleeing a hurricane to bring their pets with them to hotels, so many are left with the incredibly difficult decision to abandon their pets while they flee or to ride out the storm with their furbabies by their side. Although many hotels are changing their policies to allow evacuees to bring their pets with, this is still a major issue that many face while preparing for natural disasters.
HOUSTON, TX – AUGUST 27: Andrew White (L) helps a neighbor down a street after rescuing her from her home in his boat in the upscale River Oaks neighborhood after it was inundated with flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Harvey, which made landfall north of Corpus Christi late Friday evening, is expected to dump upwards to 40 inches of rain in Texas over the next couple of days. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Luckily, there are plenty of hotels that, although they might not allow pets during regular business hours, they are sympathetic to the already incredibly stressful event of having to evacuate homes and cities. So there are plenty of shelters that want to give pet owners some peace of mind by allowing them to bring their furbabies along.
You can determine if a specific hotel or chain allows pets by typing in your zip code at petswelcome.com. Below is also a list of popular pet-friendly hotel chains:
Americas Best Value Inn
Ascend Hotel Collection
Canadas Best Value Inn
Clarion Inns & Suites
Extended Stay America
Four Points Hotels
Holiday Inn Express
Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts
Linchris Hotel Corporation
Motel 6 – G6
My Place Hotels
Red Roof Inn
Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Suburban Extended Stay
Westin Hotels & Resorts
There are also many hotels that either lower or completely waive the pet deposit fee during natural disasters. This website provides a list of hotels that may have vacancies to accommodate those displaced, and many of them come with discounted rates.
“We hope everyone stays safe and calm. And please evacuate if you’ve been told to. You can replace your house and things, but we can’t replace you,” the post says.
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