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Survey Reveals 63% of Pet Owners will Extend
Hotel Stay when Fido Comes Along
Knoxville, TN – September 2 , 2004 – According to a recent 6–month long survey conducted in conjunction with Dog Friendly Directory and, 63% of respondents stated that they would extend their hotel stay if they could bring their pet.

Instead of spending the money on expensive boarding or kennel facilities, pet parents now prefer to just take Fido along and use the money saved to extend their vacation.

Longer stays are good for the bottom line. Not only do longer stays mean more reserved rooms, but fewer reservations to process, fewer room cleanings, and a more satisfied clientele. However, because pooches and their owners are traveling together in greater numbers than ever before, pet owners are encouraged to call ahead for availability and reservations—especially around the holidays.

"We, at The Millennium Hotel, welcome all well mannered furry, four legged family members. After registering your furry family member, we will provide a welcome amenity and when needed, items such as potpourri scented pooch bags or litter bags which can be retrieved through Housekeeping or our Concierge desk,” states Lisa Carrere, General Manager of the Millennium Hotels. “Our resident goldens, Dakota and Kylie, always welcome having their friends as guests in our hotel. Rooms are limited and subject to availability, be sure to reserve your room before arriving."

About Dog Friendly Directory

Dog Friendly Directory lists dog-friendly lodging in the US and Internationally. The company Web site located at makes planning a successful dog-inclusive travel experience simple.

For information on listing hotels and other lodging accommodations on Dog Friendly Directory visit: 

For information on the Millennium Hotel, please visit or contact Lisa Carrere directly at

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