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Welcome Smudge, Our Canine Ambassador

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald is proud to be a pet friendly hotel.

Meet Smudge, our beautiful Yellow Labrador known for her warm and engaging service (especially if you have treats ;))!

In partnership with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, Smudge started her hospitality career at Fairmont Algonquin as their Canine Ambassador before emigrating to Fairmont St. Andrews in Scotland. Now residing at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, Smudge is officially the first Canine Ambassador to be employed in Edmonton, Alberta!

In her role as Canine Ambassador, Smudge welcomes guests in the lobby with a wag of her tail, making them feel right at home. Smudge also loves to volunteer and help raise funds and awareness for local animal rescue organizations. 

After a long day at work, Smudge heads home with the hotel’s General Manager, Garrett Turta, to enjoy the evening with a loving family.  

Fun Fact: Smudge is the first Fairmont Canine Ambassador to receive an international job transfer.

Smudge in the Spotlight
CTV Edmonton - Spotlight Stolen by Smudge  
Edmonton Journal
Huffington Post

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Keep in Touch!

Smudge loves to stay connected with our guests. Like her Facebook Page, “Smudge the Dog” and follow her various hotel adventures. Write on her wall or send an email to

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