Photo by Humane Society of Southern Mississippi

At this hotel in Mississippi, you can get a lot more than just food delivered with your room service.

As a means of helping shelter dogs find their forever homes, the Home2 Suites in Biloxi has been hosting adoptable dogs in their hotel so that they can encourage their long-term guests to foster a dog during their stay.

The dogs, which are kept in a kennel in the hotel lobby, are from the nearby Humane Society of Southern Mississippi in Gulfport.

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Not only does their “Fostering Hope” program help shelter dogs to get adopted, it also helps free up space in the kennels at the Humane Society.

Since the dogs are kept in the hotel lobby, all guests have to do is ask the concierge for the dog to be brought up to their room DURING THEIR STAY.

Bianca Janik, the shelter’s relations manager, told USA Today that the program is ideal because the hotel hosts a lot of long-term military visitors: “They have a lot of transient guests who stay for months at a time near our army and navy bases and that’s just enough time to fall in love with a dog.”

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Since launching the program in October 2018, the hotel has helped 33 dogs get adopted into forever homes.

The hotel now hopes that their program will inspire other businesses to setup similar initiatives with their local animal shelters.

Photo by Humane Society of Southern Mississippi

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