California hotel offers puppy cuddles on demand

By Cailey Rizzo | Travel + Leisure

If you’re missing your furry friend on your next trip, just call for an on-demand puppy cuddle from Hotel Nikko’s Canine Operating Officer.  (iStock)

Travelers who miss their furry companions while on the road can now book a puppy cuddle on demand.

The Hotel Nikko San Francisco has appointed a “Canine Operating Officer” in charge of visiting guests and dispensing dog kisses.

Upon check-in, guests will find a stuffed animal dog and a notecard on their beds. The notecard informs guests that it will be $29 to take the stuffed animal home (purchases benefit a local animal shelter) — or they can dial the operator and book a “meet and greet” with the real thing.
Buster will also play with any traveling dogs who need extra canine company.

He may even make special appearances at the front desk and welcome guests at check-in.