Shadyside Inn All Suites Hotel, one of Pittsburgh’s most pet-friendly hotels, has announced a program to allow hotel guests to receive a free pet adoption after completing a five night stay at the property. Starting on April 30th, guests signed up for the program will receive a credit towards adoption from their local shelter, giving hope to animals in need and allowing guests to make a difference in their local community.
According to the American Pet Products Association, pet travelers are on the rise as 37% of travelers travel with their furry companions, up from 19% from a decade ago. "Pet-friendly hotels are increasingly becoming a requirement for travelers," said Anthony Melchiorri, Hospitality Expert and Host of Travel Channel's Hotel Impossible. "With this spike in pet travel, these hotels offer an unforgettable travel experience as pets are a big part of the family dynamic. Shadyside Inn is a shining example of a hotel featuring a pet friendly approach that caters to our furry friends with customized amenities including a spacious dog park on the premise.”
Shadyside Inn has a longstanding commitment to helping animals in need. President/CEO Jonathan Plesset is a co-founder of PAART (Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team) a rescue organization dedicated to providing animals a second chance by offering free air and ground transport from danger to safety. PAART’s trained volunteer pilots and drivers provide help to thousands of animals a year that are in danger of being euthanized by an underfunded shelter, displaced by a natural disaster, or in an abusive situation. Plesset and his co-founder Brad Childs, both pilots, started PAART as a way to use their flying skills in a creative way to create real change in an area of passion. PAART has grown from two founders with one airplane, to an organization with over 200 volunteers, multiple airplanes and ground rescue vehicles. Since its inception, PAART has rescued over 7,000 animals.
“Everyday there are animals waiting for our rescue teams to arrive and give them the second chance they need. Our hotel guests can now play a PAART in completing their story by adopting one of these rescues into their homes,” said Jonathan Plesset, President and CEO of Shadyside Inn and a co-founder of PAART.
Shadyside Inn is located in the heart of Shadyside, one of Pittsburgh’s most vibrant neighborhoods and within a mile of multiple universities and cultural attractions. A genuine independent hotel offering a long list of amenities, all suites at the hotel were former full apartments so guests can feel at home during their stay. The hotel has a pet-friendly policy and features a dog park on property so four-legged friends can play safely nearby.
Pittsburgh has been recognized internationally as a top travel destination. Travel & Leisure and Harper’s Bazaar have both voted it Best Places to Travel To in recent years and the Steel City has been revered for its flourishing arts scene. As the city’s culture is experiencing a renaissance, creatives and visitors alike are flocking to the area to experience world-class museums, breathtaking views, inventive cuisine and outdoor activities.