Lodge on the Desert

Pet Friendly

Well-behaved pets are welcome!

We are pet lovers and have dogs and cats of our own. In order to achieve harmony amongst our guests, we have certain pet rules. Our pet policies are much the same as at most pet friendly inns. The below policies are geared towards dogs, but know that other pets are welcome too:

  • NO SICK PETS ALLOWED - pets must be:
    • On flea protection (Advantage or a flea collar)
    • On heartgard medication
    • Current on vaccinations and copies must be sent in advance
  • Pets must be pre-approved
  • Pets must be leashed or in their carry crate at ALL times when outside the room
  • Pets are not allowed in the atrium or on the east patios (even on leash)
  • Walk your pets on the street or across the street; do not let them use the garden area and plants - please do not consider the garden as your pet's private kennel area
  • Dogs are NOT allowed on the furniture or the beds - please bring your own pet bed along
  • Pets must be quiet in the rooms
  • Pets must be attended at all times and not left alone in the rooms
  • We DO make an exception for pets left alone in the room ONLY if the dog has been crate trained. Owners will need to crate the dog before leaving the room and lock the interior door
  • Shaded outdoor kennels with insulated dog houses are available at $3.00 per day; gates must be kept locked
  • Pet deposit of $150 cash - if there is no damage, this cash deposit will be returned at checkout

 

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs are welcome anytime and free of any additional charges. No vaccination records will be required. It's expected that a guide dog will be with its owner at all times.

 

Things to Know

A recent survey showed the standard, overwhelming "pet peeve" of innkeepers when allowing dogs, was that they leave their dogs alone in the rooms when they should not. Many innkeepers say that even though guests told them the dog would be quiet, the dog barked constantly.

 

Another problem was that some dogs (even normally well-behaved dogs) became scared and were destructive to the room, like chewing or scratching on the door.