Mermaid Cottages has always been pet-friendly with many of our homes welcoming pets. Of all descriptions! We’ve welcomed birds, turtles, pet goldfish, in addition to the many dogs and cats who’ve come to stay with us. Tybee Island beaches are NOT pet-friendly. However, many restaurants and shops on Tybee love to welcome pets.
We believe very strongly in giving back. There are several ways we give back to the animal community. We support local and regional animal rescue groups including fostering, both financially and through volunteering. Many mermaids on our team take part in foster and adoption programs as well as volunteering at special events for these rescue groups. Part of our proceeds from every rental go to our annual sponsorship of Southeastern Guide Dogs, The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, and a non-profit organization, One Love Animal Rescue.
Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Puppy Sponsorship Program
Your stay with Mermaid Cottages will continue the efforts to support Southeastern Guide Dogs’ Puppy Sponsorship Program, which make it possible for disabled individuals to realize their independence through the use of a service dog. These programs also assist returning soldiers soldiers with a variety of needs including post traumatic stress disorder.
The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind
Your stay with Mermaid Cottages will also support The Guide Dog Foundation For the Blind. Since 1946, the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc. has provided guide dogs free of charge to blind people who seek enhanced mobility and independence.
One Love Animal Rescue
One Love Animal Rescue, Inc. of Savannah, GA is a non-profit organization helps abandoned, neglected, abused, and unwanted pets in the Savannah, GA area by partnering with shelters, rescue groups and the community to facilitate adoption of these animals into permanent and loving homes. One Love has no paid staff members and work primarily on donations from local and regional animal lovers who support our rescue mission.
Mermaid Cottages Beach Bum Biscuits
All of our pet guests are welcomed with goodies from Mermaid Cottages. Our pet guests receive their very own dog tags to wear during their stay with us and are welcome to take them back home as a special thank you for visiting us. Also, each home is stocked with our very own Beach Bum Biscuits, a special tasty treat we are sure will make them feel right at home! Anyone can take home their very own bag of Beach Bum Biscuits by purchasing them from Tybee Island’s local gift shop, Sea Side Sisters.
Service Animals are never charged a pet fee while staying at one of our cottages.