Dog Rules...
(or should that be: Dogs Rule?!)

Dogs Welcome Here!

We love dogs and have 3 of our own. They are in 7th heaven here and we're sure yours will be too.

We also love having a nice house! Happily, we've found that by sticking to a couple of rules it is possible to have both...

Thanks for doing your bit!

  • First and foremost, we would prefer that your dogs NOT jump up on the furniture or beds!! They are all new and we'd love to keep them looking that way for as long as possible! Besides, you will find several very comfortable dog beds scattered about for your dog's lounging pleasure! If you know your dog is likely to jump up, then please, PLEASE use one of our sheets/throws and ensure the furniture/bed is completely covered. You will find a variety of large throws/sheets in a cupboard in the laundry room. (PLEASE don't use the fancier red Pottery Barn throws in the living room. These are for human use only!!)
  • Secondly, we have all new, pale-colored carpets in the bedrooms (not the most practical choice, we know!) PLEASE make sure your dog's paws (and yours too for that matter!) are clean and dry before he enters the bedrooms. The best bet is to try and keep the bedroom doors closed as much as possible. As a general rule, please give your dog a quick rub down before he enters the house any time he looks dirty! We have lots of "dog towels" in the cupboard in the laundry room!
  • If your dog tends to wander off, you will need to keep an extra close eye on him or her. We have no fences and there are thousands of acres of forest surrounding us (most of them privately owned). In fact, even if your dog doesn't tend to wander off, this may be the exception since there are wild animal scents everywhere to tempt him!
  • And finally, please pick up after your dog and remove any visible signs of your dog's presence!

Thank you for helping to ensure that our house remains inviting to all our guests!

Wishing you happy tales from the trails! Our gang: Buckaroo, Ebony and Scamper.