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Old 09-16-2007, 08:45 PM
 
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We are looking for an oceanfront cottage or duplex that accepts 5 large, well behaved dogs (over 50 pounds each). Because of health problems we need a place that does not have a lot of stairs and has at least one (preferably 2) bedroom on the groundfloor. There are 10 of us including the grandkids. A fenced in yard that is 6 feet or higher would be wonderful for the dogs, but not a must. We are hoping to find something reasonable for 4 to 7 nights. We would like something anywhere in the area from Emerald Isle to Surf City/Topsail. We have looked for hours online, and most places have a lot of stairs or have an elevator but cost more than we have in our budget.
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Old 09-17-2007, 10:43 AM
 
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Gosh, don't take this wrong as I'm a dog lover who frequently travels with my dog, but I think it's going to be tough to find a rental that will accept five large dogs.

Any way you can find a friend, family member or dog sitter to mind those pooches while you visit the coast? Or put them into a local kennel here on the coast??

It's likely that a property owner or manager would be very reluctant to risk their property, thinking of the potential damage that could be caused by five dogs in new surroundings...even if the dogs are well-behaved while at home.
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Old 09-17-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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We are looking for an oceanfront cottage or duplex that accepts 5 large, well behaved dogs (over 50 pounds each). Because of health problems we need a place that does not have a lot of stairs and has at least one (preferably 2) bedroom on the groundfloor. There are 10 of us including the grandkids. A fenced in yard that is 6 feet or higher would be wonderful for the dogs, but not a must. We are hoping to find something reasonable for 4 to 7 nights. We would like something anywhere in the area from Emerald Isle to Surf City/Topsail. We have looked for hours online, and most places have a lot of stairs or have an elevator but cost more than we have in our budget.
I know lots of rentals on Topsail that will take one or two dogs…but five? I think you may just have to call around to the real estate companies and ask if any of their home owners will make special arrangements…and if they do, it won’t be cheap and it won’t have a 6 foot fence that is for sure!
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Old 09-17-2007, 03:11 PM
 
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Not to be mean but five dogs are a lot of tails,I love dogs but take five to the beach is maybe a bit crazy,I leave my four dogs at home and the sitter look at them,is your vacation,enjoy it with the other humans,and back home with more energy to play with your friends.....they will not care.......they will be fine belive me,I have done that many times
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Old 09-17-2007, 06:01 PM
 
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The dogs are almost all high maintance rescued dogs with health problems as in crippled, seizures, etc. We took in dogs that otherwise would have been put down. Most are geriatric and sleep most of the day. All are fully housetrained, and half are cage trained. I fully understand not wanting to open a home to 5 rambunctious dogs, but with ours we are talking elderly dogs that want a nice dog pillow in the corner to lie on 18 to 22 hours a day. We understand the fees for the dogs will not be cheap. We took half of them with us to Myrtle Beach last year when there were few of us and them so we could stay in a hotel. The dogs were so well behaved there was not a single incident of damage. Again I understand not wanting to take a chance on 5 large dogs, but I was hoping somewhere there was a very pet friendly cottage or duplex where we could stay. If we cannot find a place that will accept all 5 dogs, we will have to cancel the vacation plans or stay in separate homes for a higher overall rent.

If anyone hears of any place please post. Thanks for those who have posted. Until we got these dogs, we had healthy pets that could be kenneled or left with relatives. It's just not possible now.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:19 PM
 
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The dogs are almost all high maintance rescued dogs with health problems as in crippled, seizures, etc. We took in dogs that otherwise would have been put down. Most are geriatric and sleep most of the day. All are fully housetrained, and half are cage trained. I fully understand not wanting to open a home to 5 rambunctious dogs, but with ours we are talking elderly dogs that want a nice dog pillow in the corner to lie on 18 to 22 hours a day. We understand the fees for the dogs will not be cheap. We took half of them with us to Myrtle Beach last year when there were few of us and them so we could stay in a hotel. The dogs were so well behaved there was not a single incident of damage. Again I understand not wanting to take a chance on 5 large dogs, but I was hoping somewhere there was a very pet friendly cottage or duplex where we could stay. If we cannot find a place that will accept all 5 dogs, we will have to cancel the vacation plans or stay in separate homes for a higher overall rent.

If anyone hears of any place please post. Thanks for those who have posted. Until we got these dogs, we had healthy pets that could be kenneled or left with relatives. It's just not possible now.
Have you called the rental companies out there yet? In the off season you might find someone to work with you....but only they will know if they can or not.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:41 PM
 
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We are looking for an oceanfront cottage or duplex that accepts 5 large, well behaved dogs (over 50 pounds each). Because of health problems we need a place that does not have a lot of stairs and has at least one (preferably 2) bedroom on the groundfloor. There are 10 of us including the grandkids. A fenced in yard that is 6 feet or higher would be wonderful for the dogs, but not a must. We are hoping to find something reasonable for 4 to 7 nights. We would like something anywhere in the area from Emerald Isle to Surf City/Topsail. We have looked for hours online, and most places have a lot of stairs or have an elevator but cost more than we have in our budget.
When we have traveled with our dogs we have checked out the online pet friendly lodging websites which have been very helpful and there are several online. Don't know your price range but try a search on pet friendly rentals and maybe this one Carolina Beach NC - Vacation Rentals - Kure Beach NC - Topsail Island Vacation Rentals NC.

Hope you can take your "whole family" on vacation! They deserve it!
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Old 09-18-2007, 08:31 AM
 
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Thanks! I'm calling the rental companies this week and I have checked a few online pet friendly search sites.
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Old 09-18-2007, 12:14 PM
 
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There is a site ..VRBO® is Vacation Rentals by Owner® Vacation Homes Rentals by Owner (http://www.vrbo.com - broken link) and you can check by town/state/pet friendly. Each listing has most of the information you would be looking for, a avaiability calendar, costs, and email or contact # for the owners.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:33 PM
 
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thank you for rescuing, the dog surely do appreciate it! we would give up a vacation for our dogs, too! (:
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