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    Keith and I are headed to North Carolina for the weekend. Chapel Hill/Raleigh area specifically. Keith has an Australian Rules Football game and I went to UNC, so it will be a nice little trip.

    As usual, we're taking the dogs with us! I can't wait to walk around campus with them!

    However, for some reason whenever we stay in hotels with the dogs -- and it has always been fine, no issues -- I get paranoid that housekeeping is going to accidentally let them out or that someone will steal them.

    I'm crazy, I know. Just venting. But am I totally unfounded? What do you guys think the odds are that a dog would get taken from a hotel room?

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    Sounds fun! I would probably put up the do not disturb sign and they won't come in. Take it down when you leave with the dogs. Have a good time

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    Quote Originally Posted by g8erjackie View Post
    Keith and I are headed to North Carolina for the weekend. Chapel Hill/Raleigh area specifically. Keith has an Australian Rules Football game and I went to UNC, so it will be a nice little trip.

    As usual, we're taking the dogs with us! I can't wait to walk around campus with them!

    However, for some reason whenever we stay in hotels with the dogs -- and it has always been fine, no issues -- I get paranoid that housekeeping is going to accidentally let them out or that someone will steal them.

    I'm crazy, I know. Just venting. But am I totally unfounded? What do you guys think the odds are that a dog would get taken from a hotel room?
    I've thought the same thing and pictured the same scenario... Talk to the people at the front desk. If it's a pet friendly hotel... they've already heard it all! Ask to postpone maid service until you return. As for someone stealing them from the room... buy the biggest stainless steel dog food bowl you can find and "distress" it. You know, run it over with the car... punch some holes in it with a screwdriver... or if you're in a hurry, just bang the crap out of it with a hammer. Take a marker and write "KILLER" on the side and leave it outside your room. No one wants to mess with that!

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    @Biscuitsmom - Good Idea!!
    @g8erjackie - You are rightfully justified, I WOULD be the SAME way with Ellie, What are the rooms like when staying at a petfriendly Hotel?? - Sorry little nosy, and curious...


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    @g8erjackie OMG Not unfounded AT ALL !!!! Joey has traveled with me since she was a baby and I ALWAYS put the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door AND travel with one of my wireless cameras....WITH SD card on RECORD. So if you think you're paranoid........just saying

    Edited to say HAVE A BLAST!!! Sounds like a perfect weekend!!!
    May the sun in your eyes be your ONLY problem today! Peace Friends!

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    @MFrey2012 - The "dog friendly" description of hotels can vary drastically and range from the hotel charges you per pet per stay and requires dogs to be crated at all times (accidentally booked on of those once and switched after the first night...) to having a bowl of treats at reception and special "four legged guest" magnets for your door so staff doesn't enter if you've left your dogs in the room.

    I generally call the front desk before booking now and feel them out. They're normally pretty honest about how the hotel feels. I've found that the nicest, most dog friendly hotels we've stayed in don't charge fees unless there is some sort of damage or undue noise.

    If you're going to a major city, Kimpton hotels allow any domesticated pet -- so cats, dogs, pot bellies pigs, iguanas, etc and are beyond friendly about it. If we're just on the road and have little choice, we've stayed at a dog friendly Res Roof Inn, but didn't leave the dogs alone in the room for a second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisters3 View Post
    @g8erjackie OMG Not unfounded AT ALL !!!! Joey has traveled with me since she was a baby and I ALWAYS put the DO NOT DISTURB sign on the door AND travel with one of my wireless cameras....WITH SD card on RECORD. So if you think you're paranoid........just saying

    Edited to say HAVE A BLAST!!! Sounds like a perfect weekend!!!
    OMG I'm so glad to know I'm not the no my one who brings her own surveillance!!!!! I set up a camera when I leave always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey View Post
    As for someone stealing them from the room... buy the biggest stainless steel dog food bowl you can find and "distress" it. You know, run it over with the car... punch some holes in it with a screwdriver... or if you're in a hurry, just bang the crap out of it with a hammer. Take a marker and write "KILLER" on the side and leave it outside your room. No one wants to mess with that!
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    You are, but it's all good.
    Hug your bully today

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    Get a sign that says 'dog bites", and put the do not disturb sign up,too.Have fun,Enjoy!
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    Unfortunately you do hear of it happening. I think you have been given excellent advice but if you have crates for them, can you take those too, just as an extra precaution? Once when travelling from NC to Florida, we stopped at Animal Kingdom on the way and instead of leaving our dog in the hotel, booked her into a kennel for the day. We enjoyed the day without me being a nervous wreck!!
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