Pet Friendly Timeshares – Some Are, Some Are Not

Ready to go on vacation with your pets?  Wondering if your timeshare resort is pet friendly?

Here’s a short guide to traveling well with your pets to keep both of you happy plus a list of pet friendly timeshares!

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1.  Take Stock of Your Pet – Assess whether or not your pet is okay for travel. If you have never taken your pet on a long trip before, try them out on a short weekend trip first. Also, if your pet is very young, old, ill, pregnant, or recovering from surgery, now may not be the best time to take your pet on vacation.

2. Schedule a Visit with the Vet – Make sure their shots are all up to date. Inquire with the vet if the area you are traveling to is at risk for diseases or pests that your pet needs to be prepared for.  Consider having your pet microchipped. If you become separated from your pet in unfamiliar surroundings they would be much harder to find. If you are traveling by air, you may have to have a copy of their current rabies and other vaccinations.

3. A Secure Pet Carrier – Make sure you have a sturdy, well ventilated pet carrier. Mark the carrier with your name, address, and phone number.  Have water and food available and clear out any entangling items.

4.  Plan Your Trip – Be sure to bring along your pets’ favorite toys, food, medications, plenty of water, nail clippers, brush, bedding, and everything else you might need to make them comfortable, well, and safe.

5. Other Tips – Never take your pet on an escalator unless held or in their crate. Their paws, fur, or leash might get entangled and injure them. Obey all leash laws, clean up after them, and most of all, have a good time!

“Take me on vacation!”

6. Pet Friendly Timeshares – Always call your timeshare resort before finalizing your plans. Their rules may have changed since you last stayed there, and this list of pet friendly timeshare resorts may not be 100% accurate.  But, at the time of writing this, here is a sample of pet friendly timeshares:

Scottsdale Resort Club, Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, The Plaza Resort and Spa, The Inn at Silver Creek, Orlando Breeze Resort, Grand Seas Resort, Celebration World Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Villas, Disney’s Boardwalk Villas, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Westgate River Ranch, Caribe Beach Resort, Apple Mountain Resort, Rangeley Lake Resort, Lucayan, Saint Tropez Condominium, Sandy Square, The Bay Club, The Pointe on the Bay, The Waves, Atlantic Resorts, Vacation Village in the Berkshires, Oak ‘n Spruce Resort, Lodges at Fox Hollow, Surrey Vacation Resort, Surrey Grand Crowne Resort, Villas at Lantern Bay, Kimberling Inn Resort, Executive Timbers Resort and Golf Club, Chateau Rouge Lodge, Yellowstone Village, Mountain Edge Resort, Rancho Ruidoso Condominiums, and Westgate Historic Williamsburg.

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