THIS IS AWESOME! And based in North Carolina, my home state!
According to Mashable,
At this hotel, guests are welcomed with a wagging tail or a warm lick on the face.
A dog will bound out from behind the registration desk, clad in an “Adopt Me” vest, as visitors arrive at the Aloft hotel in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, believed to be the only hotel in the United States where guests can adopt the dog that greets them when they check in.
But the hotel doesn’t overwhelm road-weary travelers at this mountain tourist mecca, where people come to tour the nation’s largest home, the Biltmore estate; cast a fly-fishing rod; or hoist a beer in what has been dubbed “Beer City USA.” Only one adoptable dog is at the hotel at a time, and is always on a leash.
The pooches at the Aloft Asheville Downtown hotel are part of an adoption program run by the hotel and Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue. The rescue saves the pets from possible euthanasia at area shelters.
Even better, 14 dogs have already been adopted since they started the program in July.
This reminds me of a recent post I saw on reddit – “Girlfriends mom stayed at a super pet friendly hotel. You can ask them to bring you a fish to your room.” This is also pretty great!