See How This Hotel Takes 'Dog Friendly' to a Whole New Level
Guests at a dog friendly hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, can now check out with much more than a good night's sleep.
Jonathan Serrie reported on "Happening Now" that the Aloft Asheville Downtown hotel is working with Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue to pair pet lovers with pets in need and to encourage guests to adopt shelter dogs.
"When you go to a shelter and you see multiple animals in the shelter, the six, eight or ten-year-old dog might be overlooked," Kim Smith, president of Charlie's Angels, said. "But if you come to the hotel and you walk up to the reception desk and see a single dog, your eye is on that single dog."
Only one adoptable dog is at the hotel at a time, clad in a yellow "Adopt Me" vest. Since the program was started last summer, more than 20 dogs have found forever homes.
Aloft Asheville Downtown representative David McCartney said, "Most of us really love dogs. And whether somebody's traveling for a convention or for leisure travel, I think they have the opportunity to fall in love with a dog."
Serrie reported that the program, which started as a short-term community service project, has been such a hit with guests that the hotel chain is considering bringing it to other locations.
Watch more from "Happening Now" above.
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