(PRESS RELEASE) WESTBROOK, ME – Planet Dog, the leading manufacturer of eco-friendly, innovative premium pet products announced that they have partnered with Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand, to launch Paws in the Neighborhood, an initiative that allows guests to share energizing, comfortable stays with their canines. The partnership will debut at Canopy by Hilton Washington D.C. The Wharf, the brand’s first property in the Americas. Paws in the Neighborhood ensures all guests, both two-legged and four-legged, are set up to have a just-right, local experience even before walking through the door.

“We chose to partner with Planet Dog as their values and community-focused initiatives mirror those of Canopy by Hilton,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “Known for their commitment to promoting dog health and welfare and consistent dedication to making the world a better place for all dogs, Planet Dog seemed like the natural fit when looking for a like-minded partner to align ourselves with for the Paws in the Neighborhood program.” 

Surprising extras are a core part of the Canopy check-in experience. Just as human guests receive a gift from the neighborhood upon arrival, their canine counterparts will receive their own Paws in the Neighborhood welcome gift, which includes: 

  • Paws in the Neighborhood Cinch Pack
  • Planet Dog Orbee ball, called the “world’s best and most durable dog ball” by industry experts 
  • House-made or locally-sourced dog treat
  • Dispenser of pickup bags
  • Planet Dog and Canopy by Hilton dog’s guide to the neighborhood
  • Eco-friendly, fleece-lined leashes and collars (available at welcome table) from Planet Dog’s best-selling hemp line 

Once checked-in, guests and their four-legged friends can settle into their Just-Right Room, complete with a Just-right dog bed, a Canopy placemat, “Woof!” door hanger tag and Planet Dog food and water bowls. There is also a filtered spring water station on every floor of the hotel, so both guests and pups can refuel throughout their stay. 

“The level of detail that Canopy’s leadership has put into ensuring every pet and their owner has the best possible stay is truly impressive,” said Colleen McCracken, CEO of Planet Dog. “We were honored to be selected as their preferred partner in the pet industry, and recognized for our own commitment to providing pets with the highest quality, most durable and simply, most fun pet products in the world.”

Canopy by Hilton provides a locally-inspired experience, and no exceptions are made for guests traveling leash-in-hand. As part of the Paws in the Neighborhood program, each guest will receive a dog’s guide to the neighborhood, a handy directory to local dog-centric spaces and services including parks and squares, beaches and trails, groomers and vets, dog treat bakeries and dog-friendly eateries – anyplace in the area where dogs and their people gather. Each Canopy dog’s guide to the neighborhood is written by local Canopy Enthusiasts with recommendations from Planet Dog for a true insider’s perspective on the local canine scene. To bring the experience home, every Canopy guest will be given access to a Canopy promo code for 20 percent savings every time they shop with Planet Dog.

Operating in partnership with Planet Dog events, Canopy by Hilton properties throughout North America will host a regular schedule of on-site gatherings for guests, locals and their dogs. Pup- centric programming will vary depending on hotel and location, but dog lovers can expect Yappy Hours, Halloween Pet Costume Contests, and other similar events at their local Canopy hotel.

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Terms & Conditions

Prior to arrival, guests traveling with their canine companions will receive a personalized email communicating the following: No more than two (2) dogs are permitted per room; dogs above 75 pounds to be permitted at the property’s discretion; guests will pay a standardized cleaning fee (non-refundable); not to exceed $50 USD, full details of the pet policy will be communicated via the in-room digital hotel guide. 

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