The Richmond SPCA’s 2011-2012 Mascot, Lottie Dula, is on the move to pet-friendly places around Richmond. We’ve outfitted her with a GoPro video camera so you can see her perspective on the world.
This week Lottie is visiting The Jefferson Hotel. The luxury Richmond hotel is the home of much anticipated Fur Ball, where Lottie won the honor of becoming our mascot in last year's spirited live auction.
All areas of the famed Jefferson Hotel are pet-friendly – with the exceptions of the restaurants, private meeting rooms, health club and swimming pool. Throughout her tour, the staff greeted Lottie with genuine warmth and enthusiasm for her visit. The staff of Blooms at the Jefferson, who were working on preparations for a wedding, took time to stop and offer Lottie a rose to sniff. Many recognized her as the Richmond SPCA's Mascot, and one family of guests were quite curious about her "doggie cam." We hope they'll continue to follow her travels!
Like all four-legged guests checking in with their families, Lottie was welcomed by name and given a bag of gourmet dog treats before being shown to her room. Mark Paterson, the hotel's director of sales, showed her to the Presidential Suite, which was recently featured on Richmond.com's list of "Five Fantastic Richmond Honeymoon Suites."
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