If you’ve ever traveled with a pet, you know how difficult it can be to find places that’ll welcome your furry friend.

That’s why we were tickled to learn that not only is the Westin Ottawa 100% pet-friendly, but they also provide a loving and temporary home in the lobby for abandoned, abused, or neglected dogs while they wait to find their forever home. For real! (That’s Bobby, a former resident, pictured above). 

And if you are thinking of taking a trip this holiday season, don’t send your best friend to the kennel–bring ’em with. The Westin Ottawa & Westin Harbour Castle proudly offer pet-friendly accommodation that includes complimentary plush Heavenly Dog Beds (omg) and dog dishes. The hotel’s concierges are also happy to show you walking paths along the Rideau Canal, dog-friendly parks throughout the city, or scenic running routes along Toronto’s harbourfront so that you can enjoy your time with your bestie!