Our home is flea-free. We insist that visiting animals be healthy and
parasite-free. Cats must be FeLV-negative.
New Bedford has a leash law. Be prepared to walk your dog on city sidewalks
and to scoop the poops. (We provide plastic bags.) Our garden is small and not
suitable for potty outings. A de facto off-leash area is a pleasant 10-15
minute walk from the house through a neighborhood of historic homes.
Dogs are invited to accompany you in the parlor, the conservatory, the dining
room, and the garden, always under your supervision and control, of course.
Cats are not permitted outside the guest rooms. When unattended, unless left
in a carrier, they must be confined to your bathroom. We provide a litter box
and scratching log in the bathrooms for feline guests.
We are relying on our human guests to be responsible for the behavior and
needs of their animals at all times, both in their room and on the property.
We do not require a damage deposit. Any damage will be charged to your bill.
You will be asked to sign a copy of our pet
policy when you check in, indicating your agreement to abide by these rules
and your understanding that we will terminate your stay with us if you fail in
any way to comply. Your signature at check-in also authorizes us to charge
damages or cleaning costs if necessary. The minimum cleaning charge for
"accidents" is $25. Be advised that if carpets must be sent out for
professional cleaning, or other extraordinary expenses are incurred, including
loss of revenue for the period of time needed to restore the room or
furnishings to rentable condition, the cost will be substantially greater.
Please do not court
disaster by leaving your dog alone in your room unless you are absolutely
confident of his/her ability to be quiet and nondestructive.
We can arrange daycare for your best friend while you are day-tripping. Ask
Guest rooms are furnished with pet beds. If you and your buddy are accustomed
to sleeping together, we will gladly furnish your bed with a suitable
comforter cover. Please tell us in advance so we can prepare your room
The small refrigerator in the conservatory may be used for perishable pet