There’s nothing better than being able to bring Man’s Best Friend with you on vacation. For many of us, our dogs are truly a part of the family, and a family vacation would feel incomplete if you had to leave Fido at home. Luckily, we at Seaside Rentals completely understand that feeling, which is why we have plenty of pet-friendly beach rentals that will allow you to have an amazing vacation with all your family members (including the furry ones!).
Here are some of our best pet-friendly rentals:
- 5 Bedrooms
- 4 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 14
- Private Cabana Pool
- Hardwood Floors
- Oceanfront Master Suite with Jacuzzi Tub
- 7 Bedrooms
- 7.5 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 18
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Two 60″ Smart TVs
The Ritz – Garden City Beach, SC
- 7 Bedrooms
- 7.5 Bathrooms
- Sleeps 20
- Private pool
- Oceanfront Sun Decks
- 3 Oceanfront Master Suites
- Jacuzzi tubs
- Wet Bar
When you’re ready to plan your family vacation, contact the vacation experts at Seaside Rentals!
One of the best things about renting a beach house from Seaside Rentals is that many of our properties are dog-friendly! But if you plan on bringing man’s best friend with you to the beach, there are a few things you should keep in mind before you hit the sand.
Check the Rules for Dogs on the Beach
Horry County (Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach) May 1 – Labor Day, dogs are allowed on the beach only before 10 am and after 5 pm. From Labor Day – April 30 each year, dogs are allowed on the beach at any time of day. At all times when dogs are allowed on the beach, they must be on a leash and dog owners must pick up and properly dispose of the droppings.
Make Sure Your Dog Can Swim
Don’t automatically assume your dog is a swimmer. Test out how they do in water by letting them test the waters in a shallow area. Give your pup time to acclimate, and consider letting them practice their swimming technique in a dog-friendly pool or shallow lake. Invest in a doggy life jacket for extra safety.
Bring Fresh Water and Shade
Prevent your dog from drinking saltwater by ensuring they have plenty of freshwater available to drink. Just like children, dogs need plenty of access to shade so that they don’t overheat, so grab an umbrella!
Grab the Pet Sunscreen
Many people assume that dogs are immune to sunburns because of their fur, but that isn’t the case. Purchase dog-friendly sunscreen and apply regularly if you’re spending a lot of time under the sun!
After letting your dog play in saltwater, be sure you rinse them off thoroughly so they don’t ingest salt from licking themselves.
Contact Seaside Rentals today to learn more about renting dog-friendly properties in Myrtle Beach.
Dog owners across the country understand the pang of guilt experienced when it comes to boarding their pets. While friends try to help and tell you that pets consider the boarding facility: a “vacation”, “summer camp”, and just a cool opportunity to hang out with other canines, it doesn’t seem to relieve the guilt any. At Seaside Rentals we get that and that’s why we have 25+ dog-friendly vacation rentals to offer where you can stay and bring your pooch, too!
While your four-legged family members won’t get the same benefits of lounging by the pool or on the beach with a tall, cool drink in their hands (paws?) as you will, they’ll be over the moon happy just to be with you.
If you want a more sparsely populated beachfront on which to enjoy time with all of your family you pretty much have two options:
- Go to the beachfront early in the morning or later in the evening when the general population of beach goers aren’t there and it’s cooler out.
- Take your vacation during the off-season between October and April. Again, the temperatures are much cooler for walking about in a fur coat 24/7!
When you want to go out in the heat of the day, we suggest leaving your dog – who is hopefully very well behaved – in your vacation rental to enjoy the air conditioned comfort. Dogs spend the majority of their day sleeping when you’re not around. They don’t (as some people think) sit around wringing their hands (paws?) wondering if you’ll be able to find your way back home again without their help.
Be sure to visit the Surfside Beach Dog Park located between 1st Avenue and Pine Drive by the Town of Surfside Beach Library. It provides your pet with off-leash time to socialize with other dogs and they just love it.
When you’re ready to make vacation arrangements take a look at what Seaside Rentals has available for pet friendly vacation rentals. We know you and your pet will like what you see!