Pet Policy

Pet Policy Introduction

Our Pet Policy was designed in order for everyone to enjoy our pet-friendly Custer Vacation Rental in Custer, South Dakota. We ask of our guests who bring their dogs to read and adhere to the Pet Policy. Enjoy your visit in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota.

Pets are permitted only with prior approval of the owners and the pet addendum must be agreed to prior to booking. When you pay, you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to the pet addendum as written. Evidence of a pet during your stay, without prior approval, could result in forfeiture of deposit.   

If it is your intention to bring a pet, and you have not obtained permission to date, please contact the owners immediately via email or phone and they will edit your payment to include the pet charges, as agreed on the VRBO website, to cover the additional housekeeping expenses.  If you have any doubt about whether you have paid a pet deposit and daily fees, please look at your payment breakdown on the VRBO website, the Hospitality App on your phone or just call the owner as he/she can confirm this for you quickly. 

Pet Policy Addendum

(Identical to the one attached to the VRBO Rental Agreement for your information)

It is hereby agreed by Vicki Bartz and David Bartz (“Homeowner”)

Registered Guest (“Guest”) that homeowner will allow guest to have “declared pets” on the property upon and are subject to the terms and conditions of the rental agreement and this addendum. Declaration of these pets shall be via email or the VRBO website.  Guests should check “YES” for pets on the initial sign in and also describe their pet(s) in a short email to the owner.  

Types of Pets Accepted

Only dogs are permitted. No cats or exotic pets are permitted. While we have the space for horses, we do not have any structures or corrals. We would be more than happy to refer you to a nearby reputable horse camp or stables.

The permission granted herein shall be limited to a certain pet as described below. Guest hereby agrees to comply the following:

Guest to pay additional pet fee in the amount of $145 plus tax. Additional fees may be assessed for multiple pets. Usually, no more than two pets will be allowed, unless specifically approved by the owners.  

Pet Policy Specification

All pets must comply with the following specifications:

    1. May not exceed 50 lbs.
    2. Must be at least one year of age or older. (no puppies)
    3. Must be spayed or neutered.
    4. Must be up-to-date on rabies vaccinations and all other vaccinations.

Documentation of latest shots (and tests, to include a fecal exam) from an accredited veterinarian must be provided by Guest upon request.

Rules for Pets

All pets must be leashed (or on a lunge line) at all times.

Guest is responsible for cleaning up any/all pet refuse.

Pets are not allowed on furniture at any time. Any evidence of pets on furniture may incur extra cleaning fees deducted from your security deposit.

All pets are to be treated with a topical flea and tick repellent a minimum of three (3) days prior to arrival or as recommended by the manufacturer. Fleas and ticks can cause harmful/fatal illness to humans and pets. THIS IS A FLEA and TICK AREA.

Pet must not cause damage to premises or furnishings. If damages are caused, the cost of the damage may be deducted from security deposit.

Guest should prevent pets from producing excessive noise at a level that disturbs neighbors.

Guest must prevent pets from chasing deer and other wildlife. Guest will comply with leash laws during their entire stay.

Pets will not be left unattended for an undue length of time, either indoors or out. Pet will not be left unattended on patio or porch. If a pet is left unattended, it must be crated and remain in the garage only. An exception would be during extreme weather, then the pet can be crated inside the home. Evidence of an unattended pet in the home may incur additional cleaning fees.

Homeowner assumes no responsibility for illness or injury that may occur to pets or humans while on the premises. NOTE:  We do occasionally set out vermin bait and traps, which can be harmful to pets. The Guest shall be solely responsible for the pet while on the property.

We hope you enjoy our pet-friendly vacation home in the Black Hills. Don’t forget to check out our blog.

Cream standard poodle on a road trip to a pet-friendly vacation rental in the Black Hills, South Dakota