The Grey Gull Hotel is happy to accommodate you and your dog during your stay. Out of consideration for your surroundings and your fellow guests, we ask that you kindly review the following guidelines:
Pets are defined as dogs; no cats or any other animals.
Advance notice of the number of pets is required. Undeclared pets or additional pets not reported at time of check-in are subject to a $100 non-refundable fee. ______ Initial
Dog owners agree to pay a $25 fee, per night per dog, with a maximum of 2 dogs per room. Additional fees will be charged for damage and/or unreported accidents to Grey Gull property up to $300 or cost of replacement/repair. ______ Initial
By Owner request and out of respect for guests with allergies, we limit our dog-friendly rooms to specific unit numbers only. Please confirm your dog friendly room with the front desk.
Dog owner agrees to not leave their dogs unattended at any time during their stay; which includes both guest rooms and private vehicles.
Due to safety concerns for our employees and your dog, we will not clean a room with an unattended dog. Dog owners may be asked to vacate the property if their dogs become a nuisance to other guests.
Owners agree to keep their dogs on a leash or in a kennel, while the dog is on any public or common area of the property.
Dog owners agree to walk their dogs in the designated, “dog area”, and also agree to clean-up after their dog as needed.
Dogs are not allowed in the pool, hot tub, or sauna areas.
Any guests planning on bringing a dog must contact The Grey Gull Hotel directly, by calling locally 360-289-3381 or toll free 1-800-562-9712.
Effective January 1st, 2019
The state legislature has found that misrepresentations of pets, therapy animals, or emotional support animals as service animals has made it harder for people with disabilities to get acceptance of their properly trained and essential service animals.
What does the new law do?
• Limits the definition of “service animal”
• Imposes a fine for misrepresenting an animal as a service animal
What is a “service animal”?
The definition includes only
• dogs and miniature horses
• individually trained to do work or perform tasks directly related to their owner’s disability
Does this include emotional support animals?
What kinds of work do service animals do?
Some examples include
• guiding an owner who is blind or has low vision
• pulling a wheelchair
• assisting during a seizure
• detecting allergens
• fetching medication or the phone
What is a place of public accommodation?
Restaurants, stores, hotels, and so on. The longer list is at RCW 49.60.040(2).
How will the law work in real life?
If a service animal’s trained purpose is not apparent, a place of public accommodation or a police officer can ask:
• Do you need the animal because of a disability?
• What work or task has it been trained to perform?
They cannot ask for
• a demonstration of the animal’s training
• proof that it is a service animal
What happens if someone misrepresents an animal as a service animal?
The person may have to
• pay a $500 fine (RCW 7.80.120)
• remove the animal from the premises
This is also true of someone who refuses to answer the questions asked of them in situations described in “How will the law work in real life,” above.