Stay at The James to Pamper Your Pup and Support Animal Shelters

The hotels offer Bruce Weber-designed dog beds and other luxe amenities, and a portion of proceeds benefits local shelters.

More and more hotels are opting to be pet friendly these days, but some are going above and beyond for their furry guests. Like the James Hotels with the amazing Pets Welcome Program offered at its New York and Chicago locations.

Not only does your traveling pooch get access to upgraded amenities such as leashes, collars, and beds designed with famous photographer Bruce Weber, all from American-made retailer Shinola Detroit, but you’ll also receive organic biscuits for your four-legged family member, an in-room dining pet menu, and maps guiding you to nearby dog runs and parks during your visit. And don’t forget to ask the concierge for help finding a great walker or groomer if needed.

The-James-Hotel-dog-pets-welcome. Photo by Sophie Gamand
A shelter pup relaxing on a Bruce Weber-designed bed. (Photos by Sophie Gamand)

Treating your pet well at the hotel also means you’ll be supporting local shelters because the James is donating some of the proceeds from each pet’s stay to Animal Haven in New York and PAWS in Chicago. In fact, talented animal photographer Sophie Gamand snapped all the gorgeous Pets at The James imagery featuring adorable pooches looking for forever homes currently at Animal Haven.

The Pets Welcome add-on is an extra $75 (pet cleaning fee).

Whitney C. Harris

Whitney is a New York-based writer for websites including Dogster,, and A former book and magazine editor, she enjoys running (with her dog, Finley), watching movies (also with Finley), and cooking meatless meals (usually with Finley watching close by). She and her husband (and Finley, too) welcomed a baby girl named Rowan in August.


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