We met Wolfi, this lovable, eight-year-old German Shepherd, at The Point, a luxurious resort in the Adirondacks that once was the private home of William Avery Rockefeller. Wolfi jetted in on a private plane, of course, from Mississippi then enjoyed hiking and cross-country skiing at the private estate on the edge of Saranac Lake.
“He even tried to ice skate, but found that a bit tricky,” says his pet dad Vaughan McRae. “He loved playing in the snow and the attention he got from all the staff as he got free range of the resort (except for the kitchen!). His favorite activity was curling up by the giant fireplace in “Weatherwatch.”
The Point pampers pets like it does its guests on two legs. When Mingus, one of our petsetters featured in the gallery as well, visited earlier this year, he feasted on grilled salmon. Oona and Rufus spent many summers and winters at The Point with their human Suzanne Mitchell as well, in part due the way the dachshunds were treated. Our mascot Lucy had a grand time during her stay, which is when we met Wolfi.
It’s particularly heartwarming to see a grand resort like The Point, known as Camp Wonundra during the Great Camp Era, welcome pets of all sizes and for no fee. Wolfi was extremely well-behaved. Then again, traveling is nothing new to him.
He took his first flight as a puppy, flying from his birth kennel in Maine to Mississippi. He’s been to Dallas and enjoyed the hospitality of both The Palomar and The Lumen, both Kimpton hotels, a brand we love because its across-the-board pet policy allows pets of all sizes, regardless of breed, weight or number, and for no extra charge. A pet-tastic time for him is going on a car trip to the mountains in the summer to escape the heat.
With the mercury rising, we imagine Wolfi will be doing that soon. Happy trails to you Wolfi!
And thank you Vaughan for sharing your photos of Wolfi with The Jet Set Pets.
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