Pets are not allowed in cars without the host’s explicit, written consent except in the case of service animals. Service animals are allowed in any vehicle, but guests must notify the host in advance and are still responsible for any costs related to cleaning after the animal. Learn what constitutes a service animal (in the US only).
We strongly recommend that all guests who want to travel with their pets filter search results to look for “Pet friendly” listings and, once they’ve chosen one, let their host know that they’ll be bringing a pet. If a vehicle does not specify that it’s “Pet friendly,” guests must ask their host’s permission to bring a pet in a message that accompanies their request to book.
If a host reports that a guest has transported a pet without their authorization or the car is returned significantly dirtier than when it was picked up, the guest will be subject to additional fees and may be removed from the platform for violating the Terms of Service. Service animals are not exempt from any cleaning fees that may be necessary after a trip.
Some hosts may offer a pet fee to their guests as an Extra to cover any costs of cleaning and maintenance that may result from traveling with a pet. Guests who purchase a pet Extra could still be held responsible for cleaning charges if they return the vehicle in extremely filthy condition.