Rethinking Pet Fees: A New Perspective on Campground Economics

Unleashing the Issue: Pet Fees at Campgrounds

Greetings, campground connoisseurs! Are you sitting comfortably? Good. It’s time to unleash a topic that has been hounding the RV community for ages – the infamous pet fee. Now, before you start growling at your screen, bear with me. Let’s paws for a moment to dig into this fur-ocious issue.

The Argument Against Pet Fees

Our very own Donna, known for her progressive perspective on accounting and her knack for growing robust campground businesses, thinks it’s high time we address this pet peeve of ours. No, she’s not barking mad; she’s onto something.

The Real Cost of Pet Fees

In a recent video, she unleashed her thoughts on why pet fees at campgrounds might be doing more harm than good. Having wagged her way through nearly 200 campgrounds across the United States, she’s got quite a few bones to pick with the current system.

The Problem with Pet Bag Dispensers

And then there’s the argument about supplying pet bags and maintaining dispensers. Here’s the thing – many pet owners, like Donna, come prepared with their own bags attached to the leash. So, if your dispensers are empty, you’re not just sending the wrong message; you might be barking up the wrong tree.

The Risk of Negative Reviews

But wait, there’s more! Pet fees can lead to guests fibbing about the number or type of pets they have, causing friction. And let’s not forget the potential for negative reviews. As campground owners, we know that a positive online presence is vital for attracting new visitors. So why risk it for a biscuit?

A More Welcoming Approach

Instead, Donna suggests pressing play on your bigger ideas and taking a more welcoming approach towards guests with pets. Think pet-related items in your store, “Frosty Paws Friday” events, and pet-friendly merchandise. After all, who doesn’t love a good doggy bandana?

Conclusion: An Inclusive Environment for Guests with Pets

In the end, creating a positive and inclusive environment for guests with pets can contribute to a thriving campground community without the need for pet fees. So, let’s reassess our rationale behind pet fees and explore alternative ways to enhance the overall guest experience.

Ready to rethink your pet fee policy and breathe life into campground ownership? Then fetch the full video [here] and let’s make your campground the ultimate playground for both two-legged and four-legged guests alike!

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Donna Bordeaux, CPA with Campground Accounting

Creativity and CPAs don’t generally go together. Most people think of CPAs as nerdy accountants who can’t talk with people. Well, it’s time to break that stereotype. Lively, friendly, and knowledgeable can be a part of your relationship with your CPA, as demonstrated by Donna and Chad Bordeaux. They have over 50 years of combined experience as entrepreneurial CPAs. They’ve owned businesses and helped business owners exceed their wildest dreams. They have been able to help businesses earn many times more profit than the average business in the same industry and are passionate about helping industries that help families build great memories.

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