Dog Rules

We love to welcome our guests’ canine companions to the cottages, but we appreciate that while your pet is part of your family, not all our guests have or like dogs. For the benefit of all our guests, please follow the ‘Dog Rules’ during your stay.

These ‘Dog Rules’ are incorporated in the Terms and Conditions. You hereby agree that as a dog owner, you are responsible for the behaviour of your dog during your stay at Wallops Wood.

Worm and flea treatments are up to date and your dog is microchipped and registered.

You agree to accept full responsibility for any and all damages and/or soiling caused by your dog during your stay. You understand that the cost for the repair or additional cleaning requirements will be deducted from your Damages Deposit accordingly (Terms and Conditions clause 16). If you have a group booking of more than one cottage, please ensure your dog(s) do not enter any cottage other than the one you are staying in. Otherwise we will levy an additional dog fee for the extra cleaning costs.

They poop, please ensure you scoop! We provide a complimentary scoop and bags in the dog welcome basket in your house.

Please do not allow your dogs in the bedrooms. Blankets and throws are provided in the dog welcome basket for you to cover the sitting room furniture, please use them. Dogs must not be left unattended with free run of the properties. If you are going out somewhere your dog is not permitted, please ensure you use a dog crate. We have some for guests to borrow, please request one of the right size for your dog to save space in the car. Local dog sitters and walkers can also be booked.

A towel is provided in the ‘dog basket’. Please don’t use the bath or showers in the cottages to wash your dog or any of the other towels provided in your cottage.

Each cottage benefits from an enclosed garden, but please ensure the gate is shut and do not leave your dog unattended outdoors for any length of time.

Dogs are welcome to enjoy running around your enclosed garden, but please be considerate to other guests who may not be familiar or comfortable with dogs. There will be other guests and maybe other dogs at the houses, so please keep your dog(s) on a lead when taking your dog to your car, or setting out on a walk direct from the door.

We regret that dogs that bark continuously are not allowed at Wallops Wood as they will disturb other guests. If any dog persistently causes a nuisance or distress, we reserve the right ask the owners to leave.

The Countryside Code

Please ensure you are familiar with and follow the Countryside Code when out for a walk:

  • Maintain effective control of your dog and consider other people
  • It is an offence to have a dog on a designated road without being held on a lead
  • Protect the natural environment and wildlife
  • Leave gates and property as you find them
  • Follow paths unless land is designated for Open Access and follow any official signs
  • Bag it and bin it – it is an offence to fail to remove dog faeces
  • It is an offence for a dog to worry livestock on agricultural land and farmers are entitled to destroy a dog without compensation to the owner