I am new to Airbnb. I would like to allow for small pets (dogs). I can't see where I can add a pet deposit. I do have a security deposit but if someone has a pet I'd like to have a bit more to take care of any issues their pet might have or might leave. Is it possible to add a pet deposit seperate from a security deposit?
I agree with Peggy... I don't need to charge a security deposit every time; but I do want to charge extra if someone brings a pet. There is a place to add extra charge for extra people, but not for pets. This would be nice, because there is extra laundry/cleaning involved when guests bring pets. There should be an extra charge.
There is no "pet fee" button. I charge an additional fee for pets and explain it in my listing description. When someone books and wants to bring their pet, I send them the additional fee through the Airbnb Resolution Center. The fee has to be accepted before I send the guest the door code on check in day. It very easy and the extra fee is not subject to the Airbnb service fee percentage for guest or host.
That's if the guest declares they have pets. I have a guest who did not and has 3 dogs. I have no issue with that but want to be able to charge additional fees or I will be losing money. It's also why it's critical I TALK with guests prior.... to get this addressed upfront, but Airbnb doesn't allow that either.
I agree as my guests have been honest about there pets being on the furniture so far. I would like to charge extra for a pet simply because, its extra cleaning: floors and blankets that are covering the leather furnature.
I am implementing a cost per night for pets to cover cleaning costs. When we recently traveled the hotels charge 20 a night for a pet.
Curious if anyone else is doing this as well within Airbnb :-)
Thank you and have a super day!
I am certainly not telling you what to do but I would not allow pets. I am a pet lover and used to allow for pets on my listings. After two very bad expereinces I decided it was just not worth it. One dog shed so badly I had to spend 3 times what I normally do to clean a room. I almost lost a booking over it. The last straw was when a guest thought it was a brilliant idea to lock his two dogs in my guest room for 6 hours. They had no access to the outside and they spent the better part of the evening loudly yelping and scratching my door disrupting my entire household. The guest returned to blame me for his dogs behaviour. It was a nightmare.
I have the following rules in my listing:
During winter, we will accept pets in the bedroom and house with the following conditions: We will charge a pet cleaning fee depending on the pet size and breed. Please contact us before booking if you plan to bring along your pet. Pet must not exceed 10-15 pounds and must be trained. Pets nails must be trimmed. Only dogs and cats will be accepted as pets. Only one pet per stay will be allowed.
Please understand, my wife loves pets, however; we are not a kennel and we will not be responsible for the pet behavior and/or if the pet causes damages while the pet's owner is away. Any property damage caused by the pet will be the pet owner's responsibility.
If they contact us before booking, I usually send them an offer with the new rate. If they let me know after they book, I send a request for extra money. If they do not let me know and show up with a pet, I will charge them a little more and expect payment in advance, otherwise they will not be allowed to stay and I will contact Airbnb immediately.