With more and more pet-friendly hotels popping up worldwide, little Fido no longer has to go to the kennels. Even better, there might be a resident pooch (or cat, or duck, or giraffe) with whom he can play – and you can find all the hotel pets on Instagram.
Move over Rich Kids of Instagram, introducing the pampered pooches, parrots and ponies of the hotel world.
Fairmont Hotels have Canine Ambassadors at select properties across the US, Canada and Kenya.Pictured is Carly Copley, of Boston’s Fairmont Copley Plaza in the US. Picture: @fairmontcopley
American hotel group Kimpton allows pets in most of its properties. In some, it even has Directors of Pet Relations (i.e. resident dogs), who keep pups like Manny (above) happy. Picture: @kimptonnyc
Stylish (and pet-friendly) SoCal hotel L’Auberge Del Mar in the US is located near Del Mar’s Dog Beach, which hosts the Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon fundraiser every year. Picture: @laubergedelmar
Giraffe Manor in Kenya has a herd of Rothschild giraffes who often stick their necks through the windows of the house, in hope of a treat at breakfast and dinner time. Picture: @thesafaricollection
Loews hotels not only offer information on local pet-friendly restaurants, pet-sitting services and dog-walking routes, some of their properties even offer in-room pet massages. Picture: @loewshotels
Cat lovers will melt at the sight of Le Bristol Paris’ resident Burmese cats, Fa-Raon and Kleopatre, possibly the most elegant felines in France's capital, who prance around the hotel in Goyard collars. Picture: @lebristolparis
Timmy is the Director of Pet Relations at the Hotel Monaco in Portland, in the US. Picture: @monacoportland
If you’re petless, the Kimpton Hotel Group will deliver a goldfish to your room to keep you company during your stay (at select hotels, such as the Palomar in San Diego in the US). Picture: @palomarsandiego
The Equestrian Centre at the Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire in England has stables for 14 horses, and guests can even bring their own. For younger guests, the hotel offers an Own a Pony experience. Pictured are the hotel's resident donkeys, Pepsi and Cola. Picture: @fshampshire
The Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire also has a resident black lab, Oliver Beckington. Picture: @fshampshire
Pictured is Ashford Castle’s resident owl, Dingle. The grounds are also home to horses, swans and falcons. The hotel, in Ireland, offers private guided Hawk Walks and Falconry School. Picture: @ashfordcastle
Part of the Dorchester Collection, Coworth Park in Ascot, England, offers activities such as horse riding (with Oscar, above) or polo lessons with the Guards Polo Club. Picture: @dorchestercollection
The Algonquin Hotel in the US city of New York has had a long-standing tradition of having a resident cat since the 1920s. The current cat is Matilda, who can usually be found posing or lounging by the front desk. Picture: @directfur
JW Marriott Desert Springs in the US state of California is home to more than 30 Chilean flamingos. Picture: @desertsprings
Mind what you say about the service in front of R2D2, the Hyatt Regency Maui’s parrot, who lives the high life in the US state of Hawaii. Picture: @hyattmaui
The Mandarin Oriental group has some pet-friendly properties. The Mandarin Oriental Paris offers The Posh Dog’s Menu, which includes traditional Parisian ham (€18/$A26), chopped fillet of beef (€26/$A37) or basmati rice (€10/$A14). Picture: @mo_hotels
Beautiful dogs abound at The Standard High Line in New York, which also occasionally hosts petting zoos on its roof, with goats and farm-yard animals. Picture: @thestandard
Known for its marching mallards, The Peabody in the US city of Memphis has pet ducks that live in the hotel lobby’s fountain. They march at 11am and 5pm daily. Picture: @peabodymemphis
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