One-Eyed Pug Gets Rescued From Bad Home, Becomes Chicago Hotel Concierge
By Editorial Staff
June 7, 2016
A middle-aged rescue pug who is missing one eye found a cozy home at a posh hotel in Chicago, where she is fast becoming its main attraction.
Walter Brindell, Park Hyatt Chicago’s manager, recently adopted the 5-year-old pug named Parker and even made her the hotel’s new concierge, Today reported.
While wearing her Burberry bandana “uniform,” the cuddly pooch has been attracting quite a lot of attention during the past three and a half weeks of her stay in her new home. Aside from just sitting and looking cute in the lobby, Parker’s duties include the usual selfies with guests and escorting visitors to their rooms.
Hotel staff are in charge of taking care of her 24 hours a day, looking after her medication, diet and her regular walks.
Before landing at the fancy Michigan Avenue lodging, the pug lived in two different foster homes after she was rescued in Tennessee with a damaged eye.
Parker’s medical needs were reportedly extensive when she was first brought into the care of Paws Chicago in November and it was under their care that she was carefully nursed back to recovery.
“She was found with painful, oozing skin tags, an irreparably damaged eye and a delicate respiratory pattern,” Paws Chicago founder Paula Fasseas told Today.
She added: “In addition to her basic vaccinations, microchip and spay surgery, our veterinary team performed major dental surgery to remove rotten, infected teeth, an ultrasound, blood work and treatment for urinary tract infection.”
Brindell said it was love at first sight when he saw her.
“When she came out, it was just complete pleasure. We were looking for a dog that was not high energy and a dog that was going to be very child- and pet-friendly,” the hotel manager said.
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