Your dog friendly special day

Always wanted your 4 legged best friend with you for your special day but wondered how it all worked? Read on and we will tell you all...

This is where here, at The Ocean Sands Hotel we want your wedding to be uniquely yours in every sense of the word.  Families aren’t just made up of human’s, but of pet’s too… and if you want your Dog to be part of your special day, then so do we!  Let’s make it memorable, let’s make it easy, let’s make it yours… 

  1. If we plan on staying the night before the wedding what happens? Don’t worry we have pet friendly room’s!  So you dog can either stay with you or a relative the night before.
  2. Do you have recommended Dog sitters? Yes we do!

Marie Tails & Trails, Rathlee, Easkey 085 105 4009

3. How long is our Dog allowed to stay for? If your dog is well trained they can play the part of ‘Ring Barer’ during the ceremony, however there must be a competent handler with the dog at all times.  If this isn’t the case then the dog can be brought to the drink’s reception in the Garden area after the ceremony for a while for photographs, you could even go onto the beach with them for photo’s too!

4. Is there anywhere our Dog isn’t allowed?Unfortunately Dogs are not allowed in any areas where we serve Food & Beverages.  We do have an allocated dining area for guests who have dog’s.  We recommend Room service for Breakfast, and Lunch / Dinner can be enjoyed in a separate dining area in the Lobby.

5. Do you provide food & water for the Dog?  We ask guests to bring their own dog food and accessories, e.g. bed, bowl etc

6. Do you have a policy? Yes we do,

  • An additional charge of €15 per night per dog applies.
  • We allow a maximum of two dogs per room.
  • Pets must be well-trained, well-mannered and up to date with all
    standard IRL vaccinations.
  • Pets must be accompanied and on a lead at all times when in the
    hotel or the hotel grounds.
  • We ask that all owners respect the local area and clean up after
    their dogs.
  • Dogs causing any disturbance in the lobby or the room will have
    to be moved out.
  • Any damage caused to the room will be charged accordingly

We do have restricted breeds of Dog’s, please see the list below:

Please note that we do not accept dangerous dogs as specified
in regulations made under the Control of Dogs Act 1986
including but not limited to such breeds as: American Pitbull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Bull Mastiff, Dobermann Pinscher, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Rottweiler, Japanese Akita, Japanese Tosa, Bandog, German Shepherd (Alsatian)

Sample Itinerary for your special day with your Pet...

Sample Itinerary for your special day with your Pet…

Arrive to The Ocean Sands Hotel the day before your special day.  Have a seamless check into your dog friendly room.  Karen from Tails and Trails will meet you at the hotel to take the Dog for a walk whilst you get ready for your pre-wedding celebrations!  Your pet can either stay with you, a relative or Karen will take your dog for the night if you wish, and bring him/her back the next day.

Spend the morning enjoying the preparations getting ready to say ‘I do’ with the comfort of knowing your fur baby is being looked after.

Karen will bring your pet back to you for the ceremony and stay until the photographs have been taken.  He/she can spend the night with Karen again and will join you the next day.

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