Monday, June 27, 2011
This past weekend staff dog Buddy and I made the beautiful trek from Vancouver to Whistler, BC to offer a Pet First Aid course. The course was kindly hosted by Spoil Your Pet Services and Whistler's Animal Shelter (WAG).
Buddy and I had arranged accomodation at The Summit Lodge & Spa in Whistler, BC. I have to say, they were a pleasure to deal with from the get-go. I easily made my reservation by phone and received a final confirmation shortly before my arrival.
When we got to the hotel we filled out a short and straight-forward dog waiver. Buddy was presented with a dog bowl, treat, and a poop bag to encourage him to clean up after himself. He also received a list of dog friendly places to visit along with some reputable businesses to call if he needed a dog walker or Veterinarian.
We headed up the elevator and picked up a free newspaper on the way to our room. The room was both clean and comfortable. Buddy gave it 2 paws up!
After settling in, we went downstairs to find that Buddy had received a warm welcome on the visiting "dog board" by the front desk. What a thoughtful and unique idea! It was obvious to me that the Summit really does love dogs.
Heading out on foot, we were surprised to find that we could quickly reach both Whistler village and the upper village in just a few minutes. The Summit is in a great location! We found the businesses and locals in Whistler to be very dog-friendly and Buddy thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our trip.
The next day Buddy and I taught our Pet First Aid course at WAG. After a rewarding day at work in class, we had a hot tub at the Summit (well I did, Buddy wasn't allowed in of course). We then spent our last day in Whistler visiting the Farmer's market before heading back home to the city.
Thanks to Whistler, Spoil Your Pet Services, WAG, and Summit Lodge for seeing value in pets and in Pet First Aid and safety. Buddy and I will be back!