Pet Policies and House Rules

Read about Mighty Vacay's pet policies and house rules.

We are HUGE pet lovers, especially dogs! While not all homes are not well-suited to accommodate pets, many of our homes are in fact dog friendly! Read more about our official pet policies and house rules if you are interested in bringing your pet with you on your upcoming stay with us.

Pet House Rules

Be sure to review our pet house rules if you decide to bring your dog with you on your vacay with us. Following these rules will not only help ensure that you experience the best trip possible, but it will minimize your chances of receiving unwanted charges against your security deposit upon check out!

  1. We only accept dogs in designated “dog-friendly” homes. Unfortunately, we do not accommodate cats or any other types of pets at this time in our vacation homes.
  2. Contact us PRIOR to booking in order to learn about our pet policies and house rules. By booking your reservation, you affirm to agree and accept our pet policies and fees in the event you choose to bring your furbaby with you.
  3. All pets must be registered for the reservation at booking. To register, you must provide the number of dogs, breed type, and weight of each dog.
  4. Only non-aggressive dog breeds are allowed to stay on-premise. Learn more about aggressive dog breeds.
  5. Dogs shall be completely house-trained and crated if left alone at the Rental Property on their own.
  6. Dogs’ nails shall be groomed and trimmed to reduce scratching of the floors.
  7. Dogs are not allowed on the furniture or beds.
  8. Dogs must be walked off the property and all pet waste shall be immediately picked up and discarded in a sealed bag. Dogs shall not urinate or defecate anywhere on-premise.
  9. Dogs shall be walked on leashes.
  10. In the event that your dog causes any damage and/or requires excessive cleaning due to shedding fur and left waste matter, Mighty Vacay may recover costs from your Security Deposit.
  11. Pet fees and sales taxes shall apply to all pet dogs and emotional support dogs. Pet fees are charged on a “per dog basis,” as determined by size (weight).
  12. Any evidence of an unpermitted pet(s) found in or about the rental property will be grounds for expedited eviction and/or forfeiture of all monies paid, including your security deposit. You will be responsible for any and all costs for enforcing such a termination from the property and any related services required to bring the home back to its original condition.

Aggressive Dog Breeds

While we love dogs, we are unable to accommodate ANY dogs that are disallowed by our home insurance policies, especially since our homes are located in vacation destinations with lots of people and children roaming around. Most insurance companies have strict dog policies that exclude large dogs and certain breeds and types of dogs from liability coverage, including aggressive breeds, trained attack dogs, unneutered male dogs, and dogs with a history of biting.

These are the dog considered to be aggressive dog breeds by many insurance carriers:

  1. Pit bull
  2. Rottweiler
  3. Chow Chow
  4. Wolf dogs and wolf hybrids
  5. Presa Canario (Canary dog)
  6. Akita
  7. German Shepherd
  8. Husky
  9. Mastiff
  10. Alaskan Malamute
  11. Bullmastiff
  12. Caucasian Shepherd
  13. American Bulldog
  14. Cane Corso
  15. Great Dane
  16. Malamute
  17. Giant Schnauzer
  18. Boxer
  19. Catahoula Leopard
  20. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  21. Beauceron
  22. Belgian Malinois
  23. Coyote dog
  24. Dingo
  25. Dogo Argentino
  26. English Bulldog
  27. Shar-Pei
  28. Tosa Inu
  29. Weimaraner

As a result, our pet policy and house rules do not accommodate for any dogs and hybrids of breeds that are included on this list.

Emotional Support Dogs

Yes, it’s so hard to leave our fur babies home. We feel the same way. However, please note that pets and emotional support animals (ESA) are not protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or the state laws of Tennessee, Florida, and Alabama. Per the federal and state laws, owners of public accommodations are not required to accommodate emotional support animals, but are only required to accommodate official service animals and dog guides that are needed to support individuals’ medical care.

The good news is that if your dog is a “non-aggressive dog breed”, our pet policy and house rules will accommodate him/her on your trip as a “pet” in our dog-friendly cabins and beach homes. If you bring your pet dog, you will be charged a non-refundable pet fee per dog based on its size (weight), plus sales taxes.

Pet Fees

Many guests ask why we need to charge a pet fee and/or why are they so “high”. As you know, dogs can cause additional wear and tear to our property, such as:

  • Scratching floors with their nails and/or poor behavior.
  • Soiling floors with pet waste on carpet and/or wood floors.
  • Soiling furnishings with pet waste and/or hard to remove pet fur.
  • Damaging landscaping by with digging behavior and/or leaving pet waste on lawns and flower beds.

In general, the larger the dog is, the more potential damage it can cause, too. As a result, we have set pet fees to cover the additional maintenance and cleaning costs associated with you bringing your dog.

Dog-Friendly Vacation Homes

Now that you know our pet policies and house rules, are you ready to find the perfect dog-friendly cabin or beach home for your trip? Here are the homes that are set up to accommodate you and your pet(s) for your upcoming trip.

Smoky Mountains, TN

Panama City Beach, FL

Gulf Shores, AL

If you have already booked and are still interested in adding a dog(s) to your reservation, please contact us at Let us know how many dogs you want to bring with you, what breed they are, and how heavy they weigh. Got questions? Not a problem, just ask away!

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