pets_welcomeI’ve often grimaced at some of the rules and regulations put out by certain hotel/motel chains that present themselves as being “pet friendly.”  In reality, they are about as pet friendly as the nearest city dog pound!These are the chains that relegate you to a quick bucket of chicken purchased at the drive-thru with Fido in tow and eaten in your room so as not to subject your babykins to the possibility of being taken away by the management and dumped off at the nearest shelter.  All because Babykins was suffering a little separation anxiety and let out a yip or two after you left.  Yes!  That truly is what some of those rules and regulations are all about.

My dream for our little four-legged children would have to be to create a nationwide chain that caters to, is built and landscaped for, provides room service and restaurant facilities especially for, and not to mention pet-sitting personnel,  so the experience can not only be stress free but a delightful journey into the world of pampered pets.  Alas, not in my immediate future, but perhaps the following information can be a much-needed spark of enlightenment for many other chains across the country.  God Bless these Loew’s guys and they will certainly see me this summer.  JoJo says he can hardly wait to get there and munch down on those Scooby Sliders.  And if JoJo pees, well . . . , I know it’s just from his excitement at being there.  So, sorry, guys, but loving our critters like you do, I know you’ll forgive him.  Mom will clean up.  I always do.

Enjoy and let us know if you’ve taken advantage of their offering. 

Summer is for the Dogs at Loews Hotels
New York, NY (May 19, 2010) – In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Loews Loves Pets program, Loews Hotels launches its new pet-friendly “Dog Days of Summer” package. Available May 1 – August 31, 2010, the one-night package includes treats, toys and tips such as a special room service meal of veterinarian approved “Scooby BBQ Sliders” (recipe below), a “Fling Thing” Frisbee from West Paw Design and dog walking tips from “It’s a Dog’s World,” pet expert Wendy Diamond’s new book. Pricing ranges from $174 at the new Loews Atlanta Hotel and $314 at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel. To book, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit
Loews Hotels has also partnered with West Paw Design because it creates products with minimal environmental impact by using nontoxic, organic or recyclable materials for all canine products. Fling Thing toys are a perfect fit for dogs of all sizes and are strong enough to last through endless hours of fetch or rough housing. Made with nontoxic, durable and pliable material, the Fling Thing can also be recycled.


Since the start of the Loews Loves Pets program, many VIPs (Very Important Pets) have made Loews Hotels their home away from home, enjoying the special treatment and privileges that are offered at all of the chain’s properties in the U.S. and Canada. As part of the program, each visiting VIP can travel in first-class comfort with gourmet room service, specialized bedding, a pet amenity and guest services designed to make pets and their owners feel right at home.

The Loews “Dog Days of Summer” package is subject to availability and is bookable at 18 Loews Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. For more information or to book, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada, including the newest 414-room Loews Atlanta Hotel opened April 1, 2010. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry’s most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check
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Emily Goldfischer
Loews Hotels