BY BILL PHILLIPS
The Coast Inn of the North has taken ‘pet friendly hotel’ to the next level.
The lobby of the downtown hotel is the new, albeit temporary, home of Mooshoo, a foster dog from the Prince George Humane Society. Mooshoo will be busy greeting patrons until someone falls in love with the lovable pooch and decides to give Mooshoo a forever home.
“The Coast Inn of the North is beyond excited to announce this partnership with the Prince George Humane Society,” said Stephanie Young, front office manager for the hotel. “It’s something that’s close and dear to our hearts, being a pet friendly hotel. Ultimately this is one of those opportunities that helps showcase some of these animals and help them find their forever homes.”
Staff at the hotel will take care of Mooshoo, taking him for walks and, of course, giving him all kinds of love.
“The fosters are the lifeline of the Prince George Humane Society,” said Angela McLaren, executive director of the Prince George Humane Society. “Although we have a shelter location, we put most of our animals in a foster home for a period of two weeks so we can get to know them in an environment outside of the shelter.”
She said when the Coast approached them about putting animals up at the hotel, they jumped at the opportunity.
“We knew it would be a great opportunity for us to showcase the animals that are in our care,” McLaren said. “We want to encourage people to think of adoption as their first option. We’re excited to see the animals get adopted out.”
The Coast Inn of the North Ambassadors Club also presented McLaren with a $450 donation to the humane society.
“Without donations like this, we’re not able to do the great work that we do,” said McLaren.
Information explaining the fostering and adoption process will be available at the front desk and the adoption process will still be handled through the Prince George Humane Society.
So, next time you’re downtown, stop in at the Coast and see Mooshoo. You won’t be disappointed and, how knows, maybe your home is Mooshoo’s forever home.