Awesome Hotel Is Fostering Homeless Dogs For Local Shelter

An awesome hotel in Tallahassee, Florida, has started doing something quite spectacular this week…fostering homeless dogs from an area animal shelter. On Wednesday, the Aloft Tallahassee Downtown Hotel hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch of its Dog Foster Program which is made possible through a partnership with the Leon County Humane Society.

One lucky pup at at time gets to stay in the hotel lobby, in a custom built dog house which is a replica of the actual hotel (a creation by Oliver Sperry Renovation). On Wednesday, Aloft Tallahassee Downtown introduced its Facebook followers to the first four-legged guest:

Thank you to everyone who joined us today for the launch of our Foster Program and Penelope’s official debut! Special thanks to Leon County Humane Society for bringing us such a sweetheart! Penelope is a 3 month old German Shepard (sic) mix who has stolen all our hearts and is ready for her FURever home. Come see her before it’s too late!

Leon County Humane Society’s Lisa Glunt explained to WCTV News how the unique pet-hosting program helps all of the pets at their shelter, “The visibility that it will give to our program and especially the need that we have for new foster parents.”

As reported by WTXL News, guest pet fosters are cared for by the hotel’s animal loving staff, but the final adoption decisions are solely up to the Leon County Humane Society. Hotel guests who hope to spend one-on-one time with the in-house foster pet can do so after signing a waiver.

Find Aloft Tallahassee Downtown on Facebook here.

Leon County Humane Society on Facebook here.

(photos via Facebook/Aloft Tallahassee Downtown and Leon County Humane Society)

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. Lisa Dryman-Rice says:

    Bravo, Aloft! You are good people!

  2. Mona Stephens says:

    This is wonderful! I wish more businesses would become involved. Thank you!!

  3. Grace says:

    This is so awesome. I wish Marion County, Florida was supporting a program like this one. YOU REALLY KNOW TRUE LOVE WITH A RESCUE ANIMAL!

  4. Angela Roach says:

    Would LOVE to work at this hotel! 10 years as a rescuer – I applaud You!

  5. Elaine Whinston says:

    What a wonderful idea! Let’s hope that lots of these pups find forever homes through this program!

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