Cape Ann Animal Aid has partnered with Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston Hotel & Conference Center to create the Hotel Foster Dog Program
VISIT THE HOTEL
Four Points by Sheraton Wakefield Boston
Hotel and Conference Center
One Audubon Road, Wakefield, MA, 01880
To learn more about the program or to meet the dog(s) currently available for adoption at the hotel, please call 781-245-9300 or stop by the hotel anytime.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
When several hurricanes made landfall in the Atlantic Basin in fall 2017, the team at Four Points Wakefield Boston wanted to join the efforts to help. Thinking globally and acting locally, the staff kept an eye out for areas of specific need within their own community that would also play a role in helping hurricane-hit regions. Meanwhile, here at Cape Ann Animal Aid, we were mobilizing our response to the hurricanes. Already familiar with the plight of homeless animals in those areas, our organization had been transporting and finding new homes for dogs and cats from those regions for nearly ten years. In the aftermath of the hurricanes, the need for rescue and transportation hit an unprecedented high. We filled our facility to the brim, and worked overtime to coordinate, raise funds, and intake animals through rescue partners in Texas, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos, and beyond.
Recognizing the passion our employees have for animals, being a pet-friendly hotel, and truly believing in the good work of Cape Ann Animal Aid, we knew we wanted to partner with them. We feel that community outreach is a crucial part of running a successful business. Knowing that we are making a difference and helping not only communities down south, but also helping families in our region find loving animal companions, this program has brought so much joy to our staff and guests." - Steve Merrill, Four Points Wakefield General Manager
Together, we created a Hotel Foster Dog Program. Our dedicated adoption counselors work closely with hotel staff to identify a foster dog that would do well in the busy and social environment of the hotel. Then, the dog is introduced to the hotel team and settles in to live at the hotel until adoption. Someone is always on duty so the dog is never alone, even through the overnight hours. Potential adopters can visit the dog and fill out an application at the hotel, completing the final paperwork at Cape Ann Animal Aid and taking their new furry-friend home. Situated next to the new MarketStreet Lynnfield shopping plaza, and centrally located between the North Shore and Boston, the hotel is a great place to reach potential new adopters and visitors in the area. Since the program launched in December 2017, several dogs have already found their forever-homes (see wall of fame below).
Partnership with this hotel has allowed us to reach a new market of potential adopters. By showcasing the foster pup on the hotel Facebook page and word spreading from excited hotel staff members and guests, we have seen a lot of interest in these dogs. Together, we are increasing awareness about the plight of animals in other regions of the country and the importance of animal adoption.”
-Sunniva Buck, Executive Director of Cape Ann Animal Aid