Book off-peak times
Just as if you were traveling without pets, traveling with your dog during off-peak periods can fetch real savings. That off-peak period may be based on the day of the week—weekends are cheaper at business hotels, weekdays are less expensive at many vacation properties. Peak season is also defined by the actual season when demand is typically highest, generally summer for many destinations. You and your dog will find good bargains in late summer at dog-friendly Caribbean and Mexico properties as hurricane season drives down prices.
Depending on the destination, the difference between high and low season prices can vary as much as 40 percent. Resorts and hotels that seem out of reach during peak season may be right in your price range during off-season. Other options are “shoulder” seasons, those months just before and after high season. During this period, you’ll find lighter crowds than during high season and (usually) good weather, but prices somewhere between those found during high and low seasons.
Paris Permenter and John Bigley via DogTipper