PurrrfectPlacetoPaws.com: Pets are guests too!

Effective today travelers with pets now have more choices than ever on a wide variety of pet friendly hotel options in Canada while at the same time, supporting the humane treatment of animals. A new and innovative collaboration between the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS) and Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. (PHSI) has created a unique, pet-friendly accommodation program called the Purrrfect Place to Paws.

Hotels under the management of PHSI have been recognized as the Pet Friendly Choice of CFHS. Hotels in the Pacrim Hospitality Services portfolio are offering hotel guests traveling with their pets, comfortable pet-friendly accommodation and special pet “treats”. Importantly, with every room purchased under the Purrrfect Place to Paws program a contribution will be made to the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies supporting its efforts to promote humane treatment of animals.

/>“Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. prides itself on providing guest service that exceeds expectations as well as contributing to our communities,” PHSI CEO Glenn Squires said today in announcing the partnership. “We know that growing numbers of pet-owners travel with their pets while on business or pleasure. Our hotels will welcome them with services they appreciate and will support humane societies across Canada at the same time,” he added.

“The CFHS is thrilled and honoured to partner with Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. on this progressive and timely initiative,” says Chief Executive Officer Steve Carroll. “The contributions from the Purrrfect Place to Paws initiative will contribute to CFHS work in animal welfare programs such as national pet adoption and responsible pet ownership initiatives,” he said. The CFHS is the only national voice of humane societies and SPCAs and works collaboratively with member societies and Canadians to promote respect and humane treatment toward all animals.

The new pet-friendly program can be booked with any of Pacrim’s participating hotels online at www.PurrrfectPlacetoPaws.com, toll free at 1-877-672-7387 (PETS) or by calling the hotel directly. Intergy eMarketing and Reservation Solutions, a division of PHSI, is the technology partner for this initiative.

Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. is one of Canada’s largest, privately-owned hotel management companies with a portfolio of 60 hotels throughout Canada and the United States totaling more than 6,000 hotel rooms and suites. Pacrim Hospitality Services Inc. (PHSI) is the winner of the 2008 Pinnacle Award as Canada’s Hotel Company of the Year and is the preferred management company of Holloway Lodging REIT. PHSI is headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

About CFHS
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies is the National voice of humane societies and SPCAs. CHFS brings together those who work with, and care for animals to promote respect and humane treatment toward all animals. Since we were founded in 1957, we earned our solid reputation and enviable credibility as the “go-to” national voice on animal welfare issue on industry, media, government, non-governmental organizations, and the public.