Sometimes you just want to get away from it all and take a solo vacation - but as social creatures sometimes isolation sounds better in theory. Luckily for the people on this list they had some furry companions to keep them company during their Airbnb stay. These sweet dogs and cats may have been better hosts than their owners were, providing services such as all-night cuddles, slobbery greetings upon arrival, ear licks and standing guard over the property while you enjoyed your holiday. Yes, there is no doubt that all of the people at these listings served up 5 stars for their four-legged hosts - which, as you will see, was well deserved. Scroll down below to see some of the unofficial 'superhosts' on Airbnb and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

Staying At An Airbnb And I Woke Up To Their Kitten This Morning Licking My Face. Instant 5 Star Review

Staying At An Airbnb And I Woke Up To Their Kitten This Morning Licking My Face. Instant 5 Star Review

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Janine B. 5 months ago

10/10 purrfect kitty. <3

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For those interested in having an animal Airbnb experience of their own, the site offers different routes to ensure an animal experience during your stay. If you want to bring your own animal you can check to see if pets are allowed in the description or make it as one of your search preferences. 

#2

My Airbnb Has A Bellhop Now

My Airbnb Has A Bellhop Now

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Molly Block 5 months ago

OMG why isn't this voted higher???

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#3

Airbnb Host Was Concerned I Would Cancel Because He Had Puppies. Instead, I Stayed An Extra Week!

Airbnb Host Was Concerned I Would Cancel Because He Had Puppies. Instead, I Stayed An Extra Week!

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C 5 months ago

I would not leave without them!!

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If you don't have an animal, but like the people on the list would be welcome to a furry surprise host, you can check the amenities section of the listing to see if there are pets already at the listing. If you see 'Pet Owner' then expect to see another host roaming around at your vacation spot. Just because a host already has a pet does not necessarily mean you can bring your own so always check.

#4

This Sweet Boy Benny Greeted Us With His Teddy Bear When We Got To Our Airbnb

This Sweet Boy Benny Greeted Us With His Teddy Bear When We Got To Our Airbnb

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diane a 5 months ago

Aww - one of my dogs would do that to me - and every visitor.

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#5

When Your Airbnb Comes With A Cat. My Airbnb In Flagstaff Had The Best Host. This Is Hector Who Kept My Head Warm All Night At No Extra Charge. 10/10 Would Book Again

When Your Airbnb Comes With A Cat. My Airbnb In Flagstaff Had The Best Host. This Is Hector Who Kept My Head Warm All Night At No Extra Charge. 10/10 Would Book Again

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FatBaby 5 months ago

This is sooo cute...I can't...I just just can't.

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Why are we so drawn to animals and why do they instantly brighten our day? Well unless you're allergic, animals are proven therapy for humans and research has the data to back it up. One example is of the relationship between dogs and humans. Studies have shown that dogs relieve stress. 

#6

This Majestic Beast At My Airbnb

This Majestic Beast At My Airbnb

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Laugh Fan 5 months ago

Such a sweet, solemn little face and BOOF - all the fluff!

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#7

Heard A Lot Of Airbnb Horror Stories. This Is Not One Of Them

Heard A Lot Of Airbnb Horror Stories. This Is Not One Of Them

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C 5 months ago

Beethoven!!!

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In a study of college students at the University of British Colombia, therapy dogs were provided to 246 students to pet and cuddle with for drop-in sessions. The results, published in Stress and Health, showed a significant decrease in stress levels, increased happiness, and higher energy after the sessions. Stanley Coren, study co-author and professor emeritus of psychology at UBC said: “We found that, even 10 hours later, students still reported slightly less negative emotion, feeling more supported, and feeling less stressed, compared to students who did not take part in the therapy dog session.”

#8

Arrived Back At My Airbnb In Japan To Find This In My Bed

Arrived Back At My Airbnb In Japan To Find This In My Bed

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Rowlie 5 months ago

"Your" bed

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#9

This Is Burger, Our Airbnb Host For Our Stay In Tromsø Last Month. He Likes Licking Ears

This Is Burger, Our Airbnb Host For Our Stay In Tromsø Last Month. He Likes Licking Ears

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C 5 months ago

Burger is a perfect name

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Benefits from pets don't only apply to dogs, but cats as well. A study was done by Cats Protection in 2011 involved 66 cat and non-cat owning participants, who described themselves as currently having mental health problems. The survey found that 87% of people who owned a cat felt it had a positive impact on their well-being and 76% said they could cope better with everyday life thanks to their feline. A third of respondents described petting their cat as a calming activity. 

#10

Last Month We Hit The Airbnb Jackpot

Last Month We Hit The Airbnb Jackpot

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Monday 5 months ago

He looks so derpy! I love it!

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#11

Our Airbnb Came With A Flying Dog!

Our Airbnb Came With A Flying Dog!

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Hans 5 months ago

"To the rescue!"

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Cat companions can also have a positive effect on your heart. One study over a 10-year period showed that cat owners are 30 percent less likely to die of a heart attack or a stroke than non-cat owners. This takes into account that cat owners might be more relaxed or stressed people in general. 

#12

First Time Airbnb... Never Saw This Cutie Before. Slept The Whole Night On My Blanket

First Time Airbnb... Never Saw This Cutie Before. Slept The Whole Night On My Blanket

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DforDorothy 5 months ago

Looks like Toothless! Little Dragon with a huge heart!

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#13

My Airbnb Host Has A Dog. I Got Up To The Bathroom, Came Back To This

My Airbnb Host Has A Dog. I Got Up To The Bathroom, Came Back To This

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Rowlie 5 months ago

He booked it first

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Part of being a healthier human includes sleep. Multiple studies in the UK have shown that people (particularly women) prefer sleeping with their cats over their partners, and even reported better sleep. In addition to this report, the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine revealed that 41% of people in the study indicated they slept better because of their pet and only 21% said it led to disturbances. 

#14

Staying At An Airbnb On A Farm, $22/Night And All The Animals You Can Pet

Staying At An Airbnb On A Farm, $22/Night And All The Animals You Can Pet

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DforDorothy 5 months ago

"Pick meeeh! "

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#15

Arrived At My Air Bnb For The Night And Made Friends With The Cat, Turns Out He Doesn't Even Live Here!

Arrived At My Air Bnb For The Night And Made Friends With The Cat, Turns Out He Doesn't Even Live Here!

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Hans 5 months ago

They do double rentals obviously.

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While this list only includes cats and dogs, there are some pretty exotic service animals that one may come across. According to the ADA (Americans With Disabilities), a service animal is any animal that provides assistance to a person with a disability. These include: miniature horses, ferrets, boa constrictors, parrots, potbelly pigs, and capuchin monkeys. 

#16

I Rented A Place Off Airbnb And It Said There Were A Few Dogs On The Property. This Little Fella Was One Of Them. Best Rental Ever

I Rented A Place Off Airbnb And It Said There Were A Few Dogs On The Property. This Little Fella Was One Of Them. Best Rental Ever

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Hans 5 months ago

:)

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#17

This Is Belle. One Special Goat Friend At Our Airbnb (Our Host Assured Us She's Fine)

This Is Belle. One Special Goat Friend At Our Airbnb (Our Host Assured Us She's Fine)

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diane a 5 months ago

Fine - just a bit strange.. Lol

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Service animals are meant to help their owners with specific tasks, however, emotional support animals are easier to qualify because they don't need to be as highly trained. In order for a person to legally qualify for an emotional support animal: "He/she must be considered emotionally disabled by a licensed mental health professional (therapist, psychologist, psychiatrist, etc.), as evidenced by a properly formatted prescription letter."

#18

Woke Up Next To This Guy At An Airbnb Room I'm Staying At

Woke Up Next To This Guy At An Airbnb Room I'm Staying At

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logical fallacy 5 months ago

I melt when cats hug their tails.

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#19

My Airbnb Comes With It's Own Drug Sniffing Dog

My Airbnb Comes With It's Own Drug Sniffing Dog

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Monday 5 months ago

For your convenience he can be paid in treats and cookies

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There are so many benefits to owning or even playing with animals but let's not forget one last fact - they are just flat out adorable! 

#20

At An Airbnb This Weekend. It Also Came With Pearl, A 23-Year-Old, Three Legged Cat. She Looks Grumpy, But Is An Absolute Sweetheart

At An Airbnb This Weekend. It Also Came With Pearl, A 23-Year-Old, Three Legged Cat. She Looks Grumpy, But Is An Absolute Sweetheart

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DforDorothy 5 months ago

I would look grumpy too if I was an old granny, missing a leg and found a stranger in my house...

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#21

This Very Good Boy Lives In Our Airbnb Apartment. He Was Rescued From The Beach By Its Owners A Few Days Ago. He Is Such A Heartthrob

This Very Good Boy Lives In Our Airbnb Apartment. He Was Rescued From The Beach By Its Owners A Few Days Ago. He Is Such A Heartthrob

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Cosmo 5 months ago

Super adorable!!

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#22

My Paris Airbnb Came With A Kitten Roommate. Meet Zeus!

My Paris Airbnb Came With A Kitten Roommate. Meet Zeus!

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Monday 5 months ago

"I am Zeus! Keeper of the WiFi password"

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#23

Away For Work And Missing My Pupper, Luckily My Airbnb Host Has This Beautiful Creature

Away For Work And Missing My Pupper, Luckily My Airbnb Host Has This Beautiful Creature

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diane a 5 months ago

Derpy eyes - aww

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#24

I Made A Friend Named Mewcifer At My Airbnb

I Made A Friend Named Mewcifer At My Airbnb

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Cat on a bike 5 months ago

Awesome name ! 😻

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#25

The Airbnb Host Dog, Woodruff, Required Pets And Scratches Before We Were Allowed To Leave

The Airbnb Host Dog, Woodruff, Required Pets And Scratches Before We Were Allowed To Leave

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DforDorothy 5 months ago

100% good boy!

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#26

Our Airbnb Came With Jeff At No Extra Charge

Our Airbnb Came With Jeff At No Extra Charge

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Hans 5 months ago

And now get your obligatory face lick!

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#27

This Guy Greeted Me When I Arrived At My Airbnb

This Guy Greeted Me When I Arrived At My Airbnb

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diane a 5 months ago

I love close-ups of dog's noses.

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#28

Our Landlord For The Weekend At Our Airbnb

Our Landlord For The Weekend At Our Airbnb

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Rowlie 5 months ago

Seems nosy

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#29

You Know You've Picked The Right Airbnb To Stay In When You Walk In And See This Guy

You Know You've Picked The Right Airbnb To Stay In When You Walk In And See This Guy

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madapult 5 months ago

He looks guilty.

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#30

Staying At A Airbnb In Puerto Vallarta. They Failed To Mention The Best Feature Of The House!

Staying At A Airbnb In Puerto Vallarta. They Failed To Mention The Best Feature Of The House!

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Molly Block 5 months ago

That kitty knows how to SIESTA!

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