Aloft Hotel relaunches dog adoption program after pandemic hiatus

The Aloft Hotel in downtown Greenville is once again welcoming furry guests. The hotel is relaunching its foster dog adoption program in partnership with Greenville County Animal Care. The program was suspended for a year due to the pandemic. The program restarted last week and the hotel expects to receive a new dog by Friday. The hotel and animal care are extremely excited to put the partnership back into action. “For people in the public who maybe have never had any sort of interaction with a shelter animal, and it gives those animals exposure,” said Paula Church of Greenville County Animal Care. The hotel’s general manager says the program has been a hit with guests and staff.” Aloft Hotel General Manager Dustin Cash said. “They have their own house, a bed. by the front desk and the staff here.” Cash said he paused the program in April due to pandemic concerns. He says they also had few to no guests for a while. “It’s not just for the animal not to have guests here,” Cash said. “So when things really slowed down, you needed an atmosphere and a place around it.” Throughout the pandemic, Church says the Need for Homes hasn’t taken a break. She says they’ve seen interest in promotion and adoption rise th n arrow. “We’re really moving to a new community-centric model of accommodation, and it’s just a great way for us to show that businesses can have a huge impact on animal welfare,” she says. The adoption program is back with some security measures in place. Cash says a lot of those precautions were in place originally anyway, so thankfully not much has had to change. “We don’t allow the dog to go up in the guest rooms, we limit the number of people who can walk them each day, we take their ID and let us know who you are and how long the dog has been out, we’re trying to limit gatherings around the house,” he said. With an increasing number of returning guests, Cash says they’re excited to relaunch the program. He says it’s become a win-win situation for them, Greenville County Animal Care, and the dogs. For nearly 100 dogs over the past three years with the program. If you’re interested in the dog the hotel has at this particular time, Cash says that you can go through the adoption process and bring the dog home the same day.

The Aloft Hotel in downtown Greenville is once again welcoming furry guests.

The hotel is relaunching its adoptive dog program in partnership with Greenville County Animal Care.

The program was suspended for a year due to the pandemic. The program resumed last week and the hotel expects to receive a new dog by Friday.

The hotel and animal care are extremely excited to put the partnership back into action.

“For people in the public who may have never had an interaction with a shelter animal, and it gives those animals exposure,” said Paula Church of Greenville County Animal Care.

The hotel’s general manager says the program has been a hit with guests and staff.

“We house them here,” Aloft General Manager Dustin Cash said. “They have their own house, a bed. They are taken care of by the reception and the staff here.

Cash said he suspended the program in April due to pandemic concerns. He says they also had few to no guests for a while.

“It’s not fair to the animal not to have guests here,” Cash said. “So when things really slowed down, you needed an atmosphere and a place around it.”

Throughout the pandemic, Church says the need for homes hasn’t stopped. She says they’ve seen interest in promotion and adoption skyrocket.

“We’re really moving to a new, community-centric model of accommodation, and it’s just a great way for us to show that businesses can have a huge impact on animal welfare,” she said. declared.

The adoption program is back with some security measures in place. Cash says a lot of those precautions were in place originally anyway, so thankfully not much has had to change.

“We don’t allow the dog to go up in the guest rooms, we limit the number of people who can walk them each day, we take their ID card and let us know who you are and how long the dog has been out, we are trying to limit gatherings around the house,” he said.

With an increasing number of returning guests, Cash says he’s excited to revive the program. He says it’s become a win-win situation for them, Greenville County Animal Care and the dogs.

“It’s just a great way to raise awareness of the needs of shelter animals, companion animals,” Church said.

The hotel says it has found homes for nearly 100 dogs over the past three years through the program. If you’re interested in the dog the hotel has at that particular time, Cash says you can go through the adoption process and bring the dog home the same day.

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