July 7, 2021
Prior to the pandemic statistics showed that 67% of US households owned a pet, that’s 85 million families!
The pet adoption rate skyrocketed during the pandemic and the latest figures show that 49% of Americans added a pet to their family during Covid for emotional support, happiness, and needing something positive in life. It makes complete sense that, compared to last year, travel accommodation searches for “gardens” and “backyards” increased by 343% and “pet-friendly” vacation rental searches increased by 65%.
This increase in popularity and demand for pet-friendly rentals has led many homeowners to embrace pets as part of the family vacation (or workcation) and there are more pet-friendly options than ever before. If you’re traveling with your pet this summer, give yourself a head start and be fully prepared for the trip with our top tips for booking a pet-friendly vacation rental.