Can you apply to host if you have pets? Yes!
Here's some good-to-know information about homestay pets:
Our hosts can have pets, it just needs to be stated clearly on your profile.
Some students will fall in love with your pets! ❤️
Some students will be afraid, allergic or have a religious prohibition regarding pets.
In these cases, we’ll ensure you aren’t matched with that student.
Your student will always know ahead of time if you have a pet. We use this information as part of the host family matching process. Your student will likely see a picture of the pet(s) in your profile before they arrive.
Please ensure any pets are kept out of the student’s room (unless they are invited in by the student).
Because so many homes in America have pets, students must upload medical documentation of their pet allergies if they cannot live with pets.
Students are not allowed to bring new pets into the home, but are encouraged to interact safely and joyfully with household pets.
Please be mindful and monitor your student's interaction with pets to verify that he or she gets along with them before leaving the pet alone with them.
It is not your student's responsibility to take care of your pet.
Regardless of how your student feels about your pet, they are expected to treat the animal with tolerance, gentleness and kindness when they do interact.