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Dog Policy

Here at Access Realty, we have a really nice selection of dog-friendly Topsail vacation rentals to choose from, so you won’t feel limited. Take a look at what we have to offer, and go ahead and “favorite” your top picks for easy reference. You can even refine your search to include exactly what you’re looking for when it comes to amenities, location, type of rental and number of guests. We make it really easy!

Dog friendly vacation rental options:

Dogs Allowed with Pet Fee: Many of our property owners will allow dogs and/or service animals on the premises. If you wish to bring your dog or service animal, be sure to select a property that is marked as "Dogs Allowed with Pet Fee".

Homeowners that allow dogs in their homes generally charge an additional non-refundable Pet Fee PER pet (2 dog maximum, price varies by home). *Please note, for Service Animals with paperwork proof only, there is no pet fee charge.* This pet fee is for the convenience of allowing dogs in the home and does not cover any damage done by your pet.

The towns on Topsail Island have a mandatory "Leash Law" and "Pooper Scooper" rule stating that you must keep your dog on a leash in public places (including on the beach) and you must clean up your pet waste (many public beach accesses provide dog waste bags).

Please remember that many people are allergic to a variety of animals. It is extremely unfair to owners and future tenants to introduce a pet (or even a service animal) in a non-pet friendly home. We will do everything we can to find you a home that is set up to accommodate you and your service animal without jeopardizing the health and wellness of another guest or homeowner who may have an allergy.

If you cannot find an appropriate home that allows pets, we suggest you either kennel or leave your dog with friends or family. Information about local kennels is available by calling our office or completing a simple online search in our area.

Please do not jeopardize your vacation. Any dog found in or around a non-pet friendly property is a ground for expedited eviction, forfeiture of all monies paid, and a charge for a non-declared pet fee of double the standard pet fee rate for the particular property, or at the sole discretion of Access Realty.

No Dogs Allowed - Guest/Tenant: The properties labeled "No Dogs Allowed - Guest/Tenant" typically means that an owner may have a dog, but prefer not to allow guests to bring a dog OR in some cases it means the Home Owner's Association may not allow guests to bring dogs. Unfortunately, an HOA's rule overrides a homeowner's choice or ours, so please be mindful not to bring a dog to any property labeled No Dogs Allowed. Please understand that HOA's may ask a guest to leave if they are caught with an undisclosed animal on site. Service animals may be allowed with documentation, dependant upon the HOA's rules, and it is required to be submitted for approval in advance of check in.

Pet-FREE: Pet Free homes are homes that have not had an animal inside of them at any given point. Typically, owners do not have a dog due to an allergy in the homeowner's family and therefore guests are prohibited from bringing any animal in to the property. We cannot gaurantee any home is 100% allergen free, but if you have an allergy, we highly recommend renting one of these homes.

Are dogs allowed on the beach on Topsail Island?

Dogs are allowed on the beaches but must be on a leash between May 15th and September 30th. During the remainder of the year, dogs are allowed without a leash but they must remain under voice command and any waste must be picked up and disposed of.

Where can I find an oceanfront rental that is pet friendly?

Refine your search by selecting 'Oceanfront/Oceanside' under the View search filter. This will show you all of our oceanfront pet friendly rentals on Topsail Island.

What are some pet friendly things to do in Topsail?

Topsail Island is home to quite a few dog friendly parks and restaurants and even has its own doggy spa. For a full list of pet friendly things to do in Topsail, check out our guide on how to plan your pet friendly Topsail vacation.

What is the pet policy for vacation rentals?

Before booking your pet friendly rental, make sure you know all of the rules and regulations regarding pets. For our pet policies, check out the 'Dogs and Service Animals' tab on our Rental Policies page.

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