Are you pet friendly, ideas!

Dog bones with a beaver play toy
Homemade milk bones

Traveling with your pet

Pet-friendly travel has changed so much over the years! We can speak from experience of the days when pet friendly rooms were NOT top notch and very expensive! Current trends now have many upscale inns and bed and breakfasts offering luxurious lodging, top-notch amenities for the humans and delicious dog treats for the beloved pets.

White Labradoodle
Our dog Harrison

Expanding your revenue base

if you are looking to expand your revenue and have rooms with private entrances, you may want to consider adding some pet friendly lodging at your bed and breakfast or inn. Covid has more and more families bringing home puppies and adopted animals and with a huge pent up demand for traveling, there are sure to be many travelers looking for comfortable destinations that they can enjoy with their beloved pets.

Both of our former properties were Select Registry and they recently added a pet friendly tab to their web site where you can search for deluxe pet friendly rooms and be assured of the quality of your stay. Palmer House Inn in Falmouth does a great job of promoting their pet friendly accommodations which you can check out here. We also experienced and can speak first hand of the comfortable pet friendly rooms at our favorite inn in Asheville, The Inn on Montford.

Homemade amenities for your pet friendly rooms

We recently had a four legged guest stay at our home in Hendersonville that kept Harrison company for the past week. I decided to make them some treats and was pleased with the results of these easy to make Milk Dog Bones. If you decide to add some pet friendly rooms at your inn or if you are looking for a special treat for your four legged loved ones, this recipe will not disappoint.

Home Made Dog Bones (Harrison’s favorite!)

Donna Cain
These cookies are easy to make and really fun when you use a doggie bone cookie cutter
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Dogs


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup peanut butter unsalted, natural and smooth
  • 1 cup milk


  • Preheat oven to 375. Grease cookie sheets.
    In a medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter and milk. In a separate bowl whisk together the flour and baking powder. Stir in the flour mixture with the peanut butter and mix well. Tun dough onto lightly floured surface and kneed until smooth. Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness and cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart onto prepared sheets.
    Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cook on wire racks.

Inn Keeping Consultants here to help

If you are looking to add some pet friendly rooms at your bed and breakfast, let Waterfall Associates help you with the details. Our services include marketing, social media, photography and consulting. Call us today for a free inn visit to discuss how we can help you reach your goals in 2021!

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