PAMPER A POOCH
A holiday in the Cayman Islands really can be a walk in the park, thanks to a new scheme called “Doggie’s Day Out” started by the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman in association with the Human Society.
Twice a week, on Wednesdays and Fridays, the five star resort, located on Seven Mile Beach, takes on two dogs from the Humane Society and offers its guests the chance to walk them in return for a US$25 donation to the Society. The scheme isn’t only open to resort guests however, and visitors from all over the island are queuing up for their turn.
The programme was started by the Housekeeping Manager who happens to own a veteran from the Humane Society, named Charlie. Together with the engineering team, she designed a walk around the resort’s Blue Tip Golf Course and the North Sound Club which provides plenty of shady locations for resting between walks.
The scheme is also helping to find homes for the dogs, as people become attached to their dogs and choose to adopt them. The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman is investing in ‘Adopt Me’ leads and offers free grooming for any dog that gets adopted to ensure they are in good shape for their new home – or possibly for their flight back to Canada.
For information on the Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman visit www.ritzcarlton.com and for more information about The Humane Society of the Cayman Islands see www.caymanhumanesociety.com
As you remember, my parents and I visited the Cayman Island Humane Society last June while staying on the island. We had so much fun meeting all of the staff and very cute dogs and cats available for adoption! Here are some pictures from last year:
Kudos to the the Ritz-Carlton organization for helping out these innocent and super cute doggies find their forever homes and of course encourage their guests to adopt rather than purchase. This program will encourage hundreds to re-think the type of dogs that are currently at animal shelters either on the island or back in their home countries! This is a happy story that makes me feel much more positive after the previous post today!