Hotel Owner’s Response to Dog Request May Surprise You

A man wrote to a hotel asking if he could bring along his dog; the reply he received is priceless.

I once had to help a visiting friend find a hotel that allowed dogs. Hers is just a little guy and he’s very well-behaved. The first few hotels I called in the city she wanted to stay in all said, “Sorry, we don’t allow pets at this hotel,” or some other variation of “no.” But then I found one that did. This hotel even had a special little play area for dogs. The employee’s response was kind, letting me know that of course they allow dogs. She even seemed surprised when I told her other hotels in the area did not.

Those of you who have ever tried traveling with a dog know that not all hotels treat dogs equally. Sometimes dogs are allowed; other times a hotel guest’s canine companion is just not welcome. So to avoid any surprises at check-in, pet parents should always check ahead… which is exactly what one man did.


All hotels should allow dogs, don’t you think?   imagine632/iStock/Thinkstock

In an article posted by tickld, when a man wrote to a small hotel, he informed the establishment that he’d like his dog to stay at the hotel with him, then went on to state that his dog was well-behaved. The hotel owner responded with this:

“I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here, too.”

If only all hotels had that response.

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