As fun as it can be to travel, being away from home can be hard.
So hotels try to do things to make you feel as comfortable as you would be at home:
Free wine in the lobby, hot popcorn. Cookies.
But one hotel in Mississippi is going the extra mile to make its guests feel welcome–and to help out the local canine population too.
The Home2 Suites by Hilton located in D’Iberville, Mississippi, just north of Biloxi, has been piloting a program called “Fostering Hope” since 2018.
Together with the Humane Society of South Mississippi, the hotel helps dogs find their forever home.
One at a time, each lucky doggo gets to visit the hotel.
Dog friendly guests are invited and encouraged to interact with the dogs.
According to Mental Floss:
They can take the dog for a walk and feed them during their stay. They’re even allowed to bring the pet into their hotel room overnight.
So far, more than 60 dogs have been adopted since Home2 Suites began fostering them in October 2018.
It’s a brilliant plan! People don’t even know they want a dog, until they fall in love with a specific dog.
They don’t even know they have room for a dog, until it’s too late because the dog has already taken up residence in their hearts.
These people know what they’re doing.
Who can say “no” to these faces?
Since 2018, the program has been a huge success.
In their first year, they found homes for about 30 dogs.
And things may have slowed a little due to the pandemic, but Home2 Suites aren’t deterred.
They’re looking to roll out this program in more locations across the US soon.
If you’re not planning on visiting Biloxi any time soon, you can still check out some of the eligible fur-babies on the Humane Society’s Instagram @HumaneSocietyOfSouthMS.
And if doggos aren’t really your thing, they have gorgeous kitties available for adoption too!
What do you think about this program? Would it make you book a room at Home2 Suites on your next trip?
Tell us in the comments!