We realise that dogs are very much part of people’s families, however Knockshannoch is very much part of our family so please look after it for us. Also some of our guests will be visiting without dogs.
We thought it only fair that as a prospective visitor, our House Rules for Dogs should be plainly stated so you can decide if Knockshannoch Lodge is right for you & your pet/s.
Please can we ask you to:
Please clean up after your dog/s - both inside and out. Please bag and bin all deposits. In case you run out, poo-bags are provided in the Doggie-Box in the storage room.
This area has wonderful walks, countryside and beaches, but alongside that comes rain and mud on occasion. If your dog/s are wet and muddy please wipe and dry them as much as possible before coming in and then keep them in the kitchen area until they are clean and dry.
If you do like your dog/s to curl up with you on furniture then please bring and use your own throws/towels. There are some provided for emergencies kept in the doggie-box in the Storage Room. If you do use the towels provided by us for your dog/s, please ensure they are washed and dry by the time you leave. If required there is also a vacuum cleaners in the storage room.
Dogs are not allowed in the bedrooms.
Please bear in mind the garden boundaries are not secure.
Leaving your dog/s alone in the cottage - we would prefer this is only done in the kitchen area and only if you are confident that your dog/s will settle if left alone in a strange place or they are happy in crates. In the unlikely event of your dog/s causing any damage, this will be taken from your damage/security deposit (see conditions). There is plenty of room to set up your own crate if required.
Our doggie-box has some toys in it for your dog/s to play with, plus a spare lead. Please return them at the end of your stay.
End of doggy house rules!! We are confident that our guests are responsible dog owners and considerate human beings and will look after Knockshannoch for us.
And finally....if you get home and find you have some lovely photos of your dog/s enjoying their holiday we would love to see them and put them on our Facebook page.
Mark & Pam