Extended-stay hotels are usually outfitted with more amenities than the typical hotel, but none of them can beat what the Home 2 Suites extended-stay hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi, can offer. The hotel is partnering with the Humane Society of South Mississippi to allow guests to foster or adopt a dog during their visit.
The idea was conceived by the hotel’s Sales Director Teresa Johnston, as a way of freeing up space at the Humane Society’s shelter, and making the hotel stand out. The program allows guests to opt for a commitment-free fostering for the length of their hotel stay or choose to adopt.
The pooches are in a kennel in the lobby, perfectly placed to tug at your heart strings. Since the program began in 2018, 33 guests have decided to adopt a dog.
If you do choose to adopt a dog, the process is pretty simple. Just fill out a $50 adoption application at the concierge desk, though the shelter does reserve the right to deny your request for adoption. Every dog up for adoption has been neutered/spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and received preventative heartworm medication — all you have to do is love them.