Pet Fees and Pet Deposits

THLA has received a number of questions about pet fees and deposits.  

While there is no legal requirement for hoteliers to waive pet fees or pet deposits during a storm emergency, a number of hotel properties are waiving these fees and deposits as a courtesy for evacuees. 

Similarly, hotels that ordinarily don't allow pets aren't required to change their policy, but most hotels are waiving these restrictions for evacuees. In all cases, if a pet is permitted, the hotel can hold guests liable for any damages to the room caused by the pet.