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Fairmont’s Canine Ambassadors

Known for thoughtful and welcoming service, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts offers a distinctive service at select hotels with resident hotel dogs known as Canine Ambassadors. Travelers missing their own furry friend or looking for a companion while taking a walk can bring along the resident Fairmont dog for extra security and the comfort of home. Click here to learn more about individual hotel pet policies for your next visit.

  • Bear

    Fairmont Banff Springs

    Bear, an 18-month Black Labrador has adapted to life in the Canadian Rockies beautifully and has been an integral part of our Fairmont family. From his kind nature to his love of meeting people and going on numerous adventures, Bear is ready to do it all! On top of being Banff’s most popular recruit, he brings 18 months of training to his new position as a recent graduate of the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind Program.

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  • Carly Copley

    Fairmont Copley Plaza

    Carly Copley is delighted to follow in the pawsteps of her ‘big sister’ Catie Copley – who retired after 12 years as canine ambassador. Carly was adopted from the Animal Rescue League of Boston. Sweet as can be, Carly enjoys catching rides on the hotel's bell carts, taking part in community events and greeting guests in the hotel lobby.

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  • Stanley

    Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

    Stanley is a Black Labrador Retriever, trained at the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind School. At the tender age of 1.5 years old, Stanley decided he needed more action and bounded into beautiful Jasper National Park. Now happily settled into his job, Stanley loves going for walks around Lac Beauvert and getting exercise with Fairmont guests.

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  • Smudge

    Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

    Smudge, a Yellow Labrador, is the first dog at Fairmont to receive an international job transfer. She began her ambassadorship at Fairmont St Andrews in Scotland, then crossed the pond to join the team at in Edmonton. Smudge loves to volunteer and help raise funds for the local Humane Society. To know more about Smudge's adventures, follow SmudgeTheDog on Facebook.

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  • Daphnie


    Daphnie is a St-Pierre breed – a cross of Bernese Mountain Dog and Labernese. Trained by the Mira Foundation to become a guide dog, Daphnie’s kindness, outgoing nature and social skills led her to switch careers and become a Canine Ambassador. Now she joyfully spends her days meeting, greeting and making guests feel welcome.

  • Bello

    Fairmont Le Château Montebello

    Ciao Bello! Bello is a gorgeous Black Labrador trained by the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in Ottawa. Although an excellent candidate, the city streets made him feel a little timid. The country life at Montebello is now Bello’s happy place where he loves to go hiking with guests and take part in social and community events.

  • Grammy

    Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club

    Why have one dog when you can have two? Tusker and Grammy are sister-dogs, of Labrador and Ridgeback descent. Together the duo mix work and pleasure at Fairmont Mount Kenya Safari Club. They can be found around the Club taking walks together, jumping into ponds and chasing birds over 100 acres of picturesque landscape.

  • Roux

    Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu

    Roux, a Golden Labrador Retriever, trained by the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in Ottawa. At the age of 3 years old, Roux decided that he preferred a more laid back life style in beautiful Charlevoix. Now happily settled into his job, Roux is making guests feel welcome and hopes to take a selfie with you!

  • Bixby and Gibbs

    Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

    Best buds Bixby and Gibbs are a dynamic duo of Canine Ambassadors. Bixby, a Yellow Labrador Retriever, loves golf cart rides and cuddling up with kids. Gibbs, a Red Golden Retriever, loves hugs and enjoying the beautiful Arizona weather. The dogs’ first book, The Golden Friends of Fairmont, just got “two paws up”!

  • Georgie

    Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown

    Georgie, a Yellow Labrador, started her career with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, at four-months she decided to change careers and joined us as the hotel's Canine Ambassador. She loves greeting guests in the lobby, and hosting special events. As she continues to learn the city, she will accompany guests on walks and introduce them to her favorite spots.

  • Alta

    Fairmont Chateau Whistler

    Alta is a Black Labrador, and arguably the most popular team member of Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Her days are spent exploring scenic trails with our Whistler Experience Guides and adventure-seeking guests. During her down time Alta can be found roaming The Chateau, greeting guests and colleagues alike. Alta was trained by Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, and is proudly owned by Executive Chef Isabel Chung.

  • Beau

    Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

    Ella, a Yellow Labrador, and her best Elly, are former BC Guide Dog trainees who each found they were better suited to the social life of a hotel ambassador. The highly photographed and much-petted pups love the busy lobby, the interaction with guests, the community events and posing for selfies.

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  • Winston

    Fairmont Empress,Victoria

    Winston, part Labrador and part Golden Retriever, joined the hotel from Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in Ontario. He works in the reception lobby Monday to Friday, and is happy to join guests for walks throughout the city.To keep up to date as Winston explores the city, make sure to follow @WinstonAtTheEmpress on Instagram.

  • Lucky


    Lucky, a Golden Labrador, has been Fairmont Tremblant's Canine Ambassador since August 2018. After training with Canine Guide Dog Association, he chose to pursue a life full of luxury with Fairmont. Lucky enjoys water, running and meet and greets with hotels guests, especially kids.

  • Chelsea


    Chelsea, a Yellow Labrador Retriever, is a loyal Fairmont Ambassador. Prior to joining Fairmont Kea Lani 'ohana, Chelsea spent her early days at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. Often found greeting guests in the lobby and playing on the beach, Chelsea is an active member of the Fairmont Sustainability team and loves participating in the beach cleanups.

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