Anyone who has a dog knows how expensive it can be to have to pay for pet boarding when going on a trip, well, unless of course you have someone who can keep and care for your furry pet. But for those that don’t, the ability to take their pet along can save not only money, but the stress of having to worry about your pet.
One man who had to travel took the initiative and decided to contact a hotel owner in the small Midwestern town he would be spending a night in during his trip. He wrote the hotel owner a letter explaining why he traveled with his dog, how well-behaved and trained his dog is. He then asked the owner if he would be willing to allow him to bring his dog with him to the hotel and sleep inside the room with him.
He explained to the hotel owner also that his dog was completely house-trained, not prone to chewing things up and would not disturb other guests by barking or being noisy. He mailed the letter off, hoping to receive a positive reply in return.
Of course there was a high probability the response to his request for permission would be denied, however, the only way to find out if something is possible is to first reach out and ask. The man waited.
He received a reply from the hotel owner, and with anticipation and even a bit of trepidation he opened the letter. The hotel owner’s answer took the man a bit by surprise. His response was as follows:
“I’ve been operating this hotel for many years. In all that time, I’ve never had a dog steal towels, bedclothes, silverware or pictures off the walls. I’ve never had to evict a dog in the middle of the night for being drunk and disorderly. And I’ve never had a dog run out on a hotel bill. Yes, indeed, your dog is welcome at my hotel. And, if your dog will vouch for you, you’re welcome to stay here, too.”
Needless to say the dog owner was not only pleasantly surprised by the hotel owner’s willingness to allow his dog to stay with him, the letter also gave him a bit of a laugh. Now all the man needed to wonder is if his dog would indeed vouch for him so he could stay also.
This is such a positive story and just goes to show there are hotels who understand that for most people their pet is a part of their family so they are kind enough to allow the ‘whole family’ to stay. Be sure to share this funny and heartwarming story with us. It’s thinks like this that prove there are still kind business owners in the world.