And then there was Olive….



I recently made a big change in my life; I became a dog owner. Yes, this is a big step for many but for me, it was colossal! I am a cat person (we have 4 to be exact!) I was hesitant at first but long story short, here we are months later and Olive has firmly established herself as family. We were sitting around the other day and began discussing our yearly spring family vacation and suddenly it dawned on me; what are we going to do with Olive? With our cats, there was never an issue. They had a cat door, a bowl of food & water and neighbor that just checked on them and kept them refreshed every so often. Clearly, that was not going to work with Olive!
Then, I thought rationally and realized I didn’t have to worry about what to do with her; I would take her with us! Yes, many vacation rentals are pet-friendly, as we here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales are well aware. When finding a vacation home, close to half of our guests want to bring their pup! Now I completely understand why, they are part of your family! Why shouldn’t they get to experience fresh mountain air, hiking the many beautiful trails throughout our State Parks or swim and splash in the refreshing waters known as Deep Creek Lake? For an additional fee, many of our homes will allow you to bring 2 domestic, house broken dogs.   
Layla, our Taylor-Made mascot!
Did you know that Deep Creek Lake is very pet-friendly? Many of our state parks allow dogs on the walking trails although they do have to abide by a leash law. Pack a picnic lunch and head out for a day of hiking with the family and your furry pal! We also have several dining establishments that allow you and your pet to dine outside on the patio. Enjoy a fresh cold beer and Fire on the Mountain pizza from Mountain State Brewery while dining outside. If you’re lucky, they may have live entertainment that day as they often do. Telli’s Deli offers a delicious array of New York/ Italian style sandwiches, soups, bagels and more. There little tables outside are the perfect place for you and the pup to enjoy breakfast or lunch. These are just to name a few but most of the restaurants that offer outside dining are more than happy to allow you to bring your best friend. So, next time you are planning that family retreat, remember that you do not have to leave your “Olive” behind.
Give us a call here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales (1-866-351-1119 or online and let us find you that perfect Deep Creek Lake pet-friendly rental home for your next Deep Creek adventure. Trust me, your best friendly will thank you! We can’t wait to see you at the lake!


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