Before going on vacation with your dog, it’s always a good idea to do a trial run at a local hotel to see how your furry friend does in a hotel room. If that hotel just happens to be the Mandarin Oriental San Francisco, then so be it. That was fine with Milo, who recently checked into the swank hotel that underwent a $25 million renovation in 2012.
Mandarin Orientals are known for their service and Milo can attest to that.
“Milo enjoyed many of the amenities, including the dog bowls and treats provided by Mandarin Oriental, San Francisco,” says his pet dad Brian Adams. “His favorite treats though were the staff members that greeted him when we took him for walks or came in to bring room service, hook up the Wii, or turn down the bed. They all gave him big cuddles and he gave them big smiles.”
In full disclosure, Milo’s pet mom Edwina Kluender is the Director of Public Relations at the hotel. Regardless, we’re sure your pet will be treated just as well as Milo. Seems like Milo will always expect the best now that he’s experienced an MO but that’s not a concern to his humans.
“You always run the risk of spoiling your pet when you stay at the top hotel first however he’s just like us, open to new experiences, happy to meet and chat with people from all walks of life, and eager to see new sites,” Brian said.
Milo already is enjoying new experiences. Brian and Edwina adopted him from the San Francisco SPCA when after they relocated to the City by the Bay. They haven’t had him take a DNA test yet but said he is a mixed-breed with possibly some Border Collie and possibly some Pittie and is roughly four and a half years old.
The couple didn’t take choosing a name lightly. While they didn’t consult The Giant Book of Dog Names , they did their own research, taking weeks to find the perfect name for their 50-lb. fur baby.
“We wanted to get to know him before we had anything etched on his tags,” Brian says. “We posted surveys online to our friends and family and in the end Edwina decided on the name of a childhood chocolate drink from Asia that brought her fond memories, just like our Milo.”
As for where they plan to travel with Milo, Brian said, “We frequently go to Asia and Europe however we prefer not to bring him on a plane. So for now we plan to drive him to as many lovely locations as we can, including Lake Tahoe and definitely along Route 1 on the California Coast. Milo is a real beach dog so we’ll make sure he has a long future of sun and surf.”
We can see Milo enjoying running freely on the beach at Carmel-by-the-Sea, just this petsetter Chula, who lives in Carmel-by-the-Sea, aka our pet paradise.
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