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Vancouver BC: Fairmont Hotel “Pets Stay Free” Program

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Entire Family Welcome with “Pets Stay Free” Program at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

There won’t be any sad faces left behind this fall when visitors travel to Vancouver and stay with The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. The hotel has always been pet-friendly, but they’re taking it to the next level this fall by encouraging guests to bring Fido along for free. It’s all woofs and wags with special welcome treats and toys, a pets-only in-room dining menu and of course, a welcome from the hotel’s friendly Canine Ambassadors, Mavis and Beau.

The “Pets Stay Free” promotion will run throughout September and October and means the $30 pet fee is waived. All pets will receive the hotel’s usual pet amenities: welcome mat in the room, pet dish, welcome treats and toy, plus an information sheet on local pet activities and hot spots.

Mavis & Beau, Canine Ambassadors: When it comes to celebrity status and the most photographed colleagues at The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, there is no doubt this honour belongs to a pair of tail-wagging personalities, Mavis and Beau. Mavis holds court in the hotel’s lobby with her prince of a companion, Beau. Both Canine Ambassadors are yellow Labrador Retrievers and BC Guide Dog trainees who found their calling in the hospitality industry. Ten-year-old Mavis and six-year-old squeeze, Beau, can usually be found on duty next to the Concierge desk to meet and greet visitors, shake a paw, or take a walk with hotel guests. Both hotel dogs take guest relations seriously and regularly respond to their email: and

Deluxe Pet Menu: Mavis and Beau have been influential on the culinary side with the creation of the hotel’s gourmet Pet Menu. After several tastings, the two gourmet hounds selected mouthwatering treats such as Organic Venison and Cranberry Pepperoni (made with organic venison and juicy cranberries), Organic Beef Granola Bars (protein-rich snacks made with certified organic extra lean beef, whole oats, eggs, fresh veggies and apples) and Turkey & Spinach “Paw-Stickers” (made with all-natural ingredients like hormone-free turkey breast and fresh spinach). The hotel didn’t forget feline friends with offerings such as Succulent Salmon Stew for Cats (a hearty stew made with salmon and veggies like zucchini, pumpkin and carrots) and Wild Salmon Jerky (a high protein snack chock full of omega-3’s and local BC flavour).

Fairmont’s Canine Ambassadors Worldwide: Known for thoughtful and welcoming service, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offers a distinctive service at select hotels with resident hotel dogs known as Canine Ambassadors. Travellers missing their own furry friend or looking for a companion while taking a walk can bring along the resident Fairmont dog for extra security and the comfort of home. Currently, there are nine Canine Ambassadors working with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. See here for a full list, photos and bios.

Vancouver’s landmark hotel, The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is a castle in the heart of the city. Historic yet timeless, modern yet classic, the hotel’s ambience, service and hospitality never fail to impress. Griffins Restaurant features exceptional dining, a decadent Sunday brunch and daily dessert buffet, while 900 West Lounge offers traditional Afternoon Tea and comes alive in the evening with live entertainment and perfectly crafted cocktails. To learn more about the hotel, visit: or follow us on Twitter @FairmontVan.

Greyhound Bus Lines Doesn’t Allow Dogs – They should change their name

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

We think that Greyhound Bus Lines should change it’s name since it doesn’t allow dogs. Even little dogs aren’t allowed in carriers, not to mention leashed dogs.’s Dog Travel Guide now available as a free iPhone/iPad App

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Android App Also Available

Main PageSample Page has been providing travel information for people and their pets. Now these guides, which include pet-friendly hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, campgrounds, attractions, outdoor restaurants, shopping centers, stores, beaches, parks, off-leash parks, ferries and transportation that allows pets and emergency vets are customized in an app for easy use on your iPhone and iPad. This FREE app has many tens of thousand dog-friendly destinations which are researched, described and reviewed by researchers at and our army of readers. Available in the app is our complete travel guide for the United States and Canada which is updated monthly with new places, changes and removing places as necessary. From large cities to small towns, we have thousands of pet-friendly destination cities and resort regions. Also in the app is’s unique pet-friendly highway guides to many major highways including I-5, I-75, I-95, I-80 and twenty other highways. These guides tell you where you can stop for the night with your four-legged travel companion. And there is access to’s Dog News blog, it’s city guides for major cities and’s annual Top 10 places to visit with your dog. Easily access the premier pet travel guides from your iPhone and iPad with’s app.
To download the free Mobile App:

There is also a free Android app available. See this link for the Android App.