Book now widget

The booking widget is an easy to use tool for you and your customers to make bookings.

It allows your customers to see available dates and fill in customer information themself.

This can greatly reduce the time you as a pet hotel manager spend on phone calls and e-mails.

The tool uses the same availability checking tools as regular bookings so that no double reservations can be made.

It also keeps track of opening hours and fully booked rooms.

How to use

Sharing the page

The book now widget is hosted on the servers of Animalo. The widget is performant, maintenance free and easy to use.

At the top of the page you can find a direct link to the booking widget, feel free to send this links to customers or add it to your website. It is unique to your pet hotel.

Alternatively we provide a small html code that can be embedded into your website.


Before you can use the booking widget, you need to set up the basic configuration on the book now widget configuration page.

You need to setup the Terms of service link, this should link to the terms of service of your own website.

Users will have to agree on these terms before they can complete the booking.

Hide administrative area: If you prefer not to show the administrative area in the address form, you can check this option and it will be hidden.

Online payments: If enabled, and you have setup online payments an automatic e-mail will be sent to the user after the booking is made.

How many months upfront can bookings be made?: You can use this option to limit how many months upfront customers can make bookings.

Verifying bookings

After a customer creates a booking using the widget, you can see it in the bookings list under the tab "to verify".

This allows you to verify if you want the specified breed or other things.

Customers and pets

When a customer creates a booking and you already have this customer in Animalo, we will automatically match it based on their e-mail address.

For pets, Animalo uses a similar approach, however then the matching is done based on pet name and pet type, this reduces duplication to a minimum.

Which rooms can customers book online?

The customer can book all rooms that you have configured to be bookable using the configuration.

For more see the documentation:

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