Now, there's no reason not to take your dogs with you on vacation!
Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (PRWEB) February 03, 2012
Otalo has just released its vacation rental search portal specializing in finding dog-friendly vacation houses. The portal enables people to use a single search to find over 150,000 dog friendly vacation rentals from all across the web, giving them a free and easy to use tool to find the perfect house or condo for their vacation that matches their family needs. The new portal lists dog friendly vacation rentals in over 130 countries from Andorra to Zambia, and of course all of the United States.
Take The Whole Family on Vacation, Including the Dogs
"Many people have a hard time taking their dog on vacation with them as most hotels do not allow pets and it's hard to find dog friendly vacation rentals," said Baer Tierkel, one of Otalo's founders, "Now travelers don't have to leave part of the family at home because they can find a vacation rental that works for the whole family!"
57% of American households in 1996 owned either a dog or cat, a substantial increase from the four in ten households (44%) which had these pets in 1956. Otalo's new dog-friendly portal was built specifically to cater to these households who have a hard time taking their pets on vacation with them. Most hotels do not allow pets, and many vacation rentals do not either. Otalo's new portal has found over 150,000 vacation rentals worldwide that do accept dogs and cats.
Families that were forced to leave their animals behind on vacation incurred boarding kennel fees that could add between $20-50/day to their vacation cost, in addition to the emotional distress of leaving your best friend in a cage while you walk on the beach. The Otalo portal enables travelers to navigate around different countries, regions, states, and towns to find dog-friendly homes to rent for their vacation. It's a great way to find dog friendly rentals in Lake Tahoe or pet friendly rentals on Cape Cod.
Otalo's Dog-Friendly Vacation Rental Search portal can be found at:
"No one likes to show up on vacation and see a bunch of rental houses that you wish you had rented but never saw online," said co-founder Mike Giles, "with Otalo you can see all of the choices in one place and save and share them while you're planning your vacation."
With Otalo, travelers no longer have to wade through hundreds of different vacation rental websites trying to find a great vacation rental. Otalo enables travelers to use a single search of their vacation house preferences across over 850,000 rental listings from across the many different vacation rental sites the web. Otalo gives travelers a central place to save their favorites as well as share the homes they've found with their friends and family, making the vacation planning process much easier. Otalo has been described as the "Kayak" of vacation rentals, referring to the flight search website.
Otalo is a vertical search engine that crawls the web constantly, searching for more quality vacation rentals to include in its search index, much like Google does. Otalo's partners include HomeAway, AirBnB, TripAdvisor, Homelidays, Escapia, Zonder, PackLate, InterHome, We Need A Vacation, Rentalo, Vacation Roost, and many more.
For additional information about the next-generation Otalo search engine for vacation rentals, contact Baer Tierkel at baer [at] otalo.com or visit Otalo on the web at: