Alaska’s booming pet market has forced the state’s rental marketplace to rethink its fees, according to a new report.
The state has a population of nearly 3.8 million and nearly 1,200 pet parks, according the Pet Owners Association of America.
Some of the parks charge between $15 and $20 per day, while others charge between 15 to 30.
The agency’s Pet Owner Alliance found that rental fees vary from one park to another, depending on the type of pet and size of dog.
Rentals in small dogs range from $25 to $50 per day and in large dogs range up to $150 per day.
Rental fees vary by the type and size, depending of the breed and the owner, the association said.
For instance, in the tiny Bighorn Mountain Kennel in northwest Alaska, dogs for $20 an hour are usually available at the beginning of the year, but then there is a $15 surcharge for the first dog and a $20 surcharge on the second dog.
The association estimates that the cost for a large dog varies from $30 to $60 an hour, depending upon the breed, size and whether the dog has a microchip or microchip implant.
Rentals are available in pet-friendly stores, but many are not, the Pet Owner Association said.
Pet owners are asked to bring their own litter box, water bowls and food bowls, but most pet shops and food stores do not have a pet-share program.
They usually have dog crates for smaller dogs, but do not offer pet beds or pet-care facilities, the report said.
In some places, pet shops may have “free” parking, where pet owners can bring their pets.
But the owners have to bring a pet with them, and that is not always the case.
For example, a dog who comes with a small dog will be given free parking at a dog park but not in the pet store.
Pet stores are not allowed to have pet rooms and food.
Some pet owners have been reluctant to rent their pets because they are worried about the risk of being charged more fees.
A pet shop may charge a fee, and a pet owner might pay for the dog but not the pet.
But Pet Owner Council of Alaskans President Karen Hargis said it is important for pet owners to know what their pet’s rights are, especially when they rent out their pet.
“If the owner is not prepared to have the pet come to their home and interact with their pet, then the animal owner has no choice but to make a payment to the rental property,” she said.
“The more information that we can share with the public and the more information we have to share with our pet owners, then we can get this right.”
Renters can learn more about pet-sharing at www.petshare.org.