We love our pets, but understand that not everybody will. For that reason (and for hygiene), our dogs are not allowed in the kitchen or upstairs.

Our cats, of course, are not so easily disciplined and go where they will! If guests don't want them in their rooms it would be best to keep their doors closed.

By the same token, we welcome dogs that are clean and friendly. Dogs that bark all night, keeping other guests awake, or are liable to have "accidents" or leave fleas are not welcome.

Guests' dogs are allowed in their bedrooms, but we ask that their dogs have up-to-date flea treatment, and that they bring a dog bed or covering to protect bedding, upholstery and carpets.