Knysna Pet Friendly Cottages: Forest Edge Pet Policy
We understand the needs of responsible pet owners who travel with their companion dogs, looking for pet friendly accommodation, Garden Route and we offer ONE pet friendly cottage with a garden enclosure.
FairyDen cottage has AN ENCLOSED GARDEN AREA for your pets to enjoy playing or lying in the sun while you laze in the hammock without having to worry about them haring off. With wildlife occasionally visiting the property, however, it is not suitable to leave your dogs unattended in this pet enclosure, so we really cater for owners who take their dog/s with them wherever they go.
Our pet hospitality has sadly been abused in the past. Rather than scrapping the pet friendly option, we devised a policy to still accommodate at least a segment of responsible pet owners (who tend to agree with the policy anyway). We have a duty to protect ourselves and other guests against harassment, loss, injury. When you check out, honeymooners with pet allergies who painstakingly paid off their honeymoon may check into your cottage - they also have the right to a good stay. Please read the policy in this light.
In the interest of all guests, this pet policy (updated October 2013) will apply to all pet visits:
Download Pet Policy (PDF format) to complete, sign and return to us
If you dislike our policy, you will surely find alternative pet friendly accommodation. Also, for those with large or long-haired dogs or who find our policy restrictive, there is a:
Great kennel 10 minutes from Forest Edge: Shepherds Glen Kennel on 044-3860135They are very reasonable (cheaper that our per dog rate!) but book in advance (months in advance for peak seasons); they have a minimum stay requirement and will ONLY take pets with up-to-date innoculation certificates upon arrival.
Please understand: given our right to choose who we welcome does not mean we will allow your dog to chew our couches or kill our chickens! Responsible animal lovers looking for Garden Route pet friendly accommodation in Knysna need look no further... you are most welcome!
Controlled dogs can have a ball at many places in Knysna and there are also some pet friendly restaurants, beaches and swimming spots.
Our pet friendly cottage offers a pet enclosure for your peace of mind.
|DID YOU KNOW?
We own Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
We LOVE our dogs. We RESTRAIN them.
We CONTROL their barking.
We keep them clean, treated, disciplined,
exercised and off our furniture.
We CLEAN UP after them.
Like all responsible pet owners, we are bound
by KUSA's S9 Code of Ethics relating to
"responsible dog ownership",
which stipulates these things amongst others.
DOES IT SOUND FAMILIAR??
Please adhere to bylaws on beaches.