Just in time for National Pet Month (May), Pan Pacific Whistler has donated $9,100 to Whistler Animals Galore (WAG) to support a worthy cause that, like many charitable organizations, has suffered reduced funding due to the global pandemic. With an influx of pet adoptions over the past year, the Whistler Village Centre location invites owners and their four-legged friends to book now, travel later with pet-friendly hospitality that’s sure to get tails wagging!

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre welcomes furry friends in style, with an amenity package – that includes food and water bowls, biodegradable waste bags, a blanket and delicious treats – as well as information about local dog walkers and pet sitters. Pet fees apply at a modest cost of $25 per night plus tax. If you and your pet are staying for over four nights, the fee is capped at $100 per stay. Pet adoptions – particularly for dogs – have skyrocketed during the pandemic, with more people staying at home and seeking companionship. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre’s pet program makes it easy for people to travel with their four-legged friends when public health restrictions are eased – and, as an added incentive, the hotel will donate $5 per night from every pet stay booked to WAG, a Whistler-based animal shelter committed to enriching the lives of animals who have not yet found their homes. Recognizing that financial difficulties have significantly curtailed charitable donations over the past year, Pan Pacific Whistler has integrated the donation into the pet package cost, making it easier for animal lovers to give back. For its part, the hotel has made a lump sum donation of $9,100 to the shelter.

While Whistler is extremely dog-friendly, some experiences might not be suitable for four-legged friends. In these cases, Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre staff are happy to recommend professional pet sitters that offer in-suite pet sitting or private walks, such as Whistler Dog Sitting. Alpine Dogs offers morning adventure hikes in the Whistler backcountry; the hotel’s Guest Services team would be happy to arrange the excursion. Don’t forget to tag your pet’s Whistler adventures using the hashtag #panpacificwhistlerpets for a chance to win a stay at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre.

“We’re so pleased to offer a fun getaway for new and seasoned pet owners in the heart of Whistler,” said Julie Lanteigne, general manager of Pan Pacific Whistler. “We love animals at Pan Pacific Whistler, so we’re beyond thrilled to be able to support WAG while offering our guests a much-needed escape with their dogs or cats. We hope lots of people bring their pets during their stay when travel restrictions are lifted, so we can continue supporting local animals seeking their forever homes.”

“We’re so grateful for Pan Pacific Whistler and all of the hotel’s guests for supporting WAG and enabling us to continue helping lost or unwanted animals,” said Catherine Mazza, assistant manager and marketing coordinator at WAG. “We offer programs ranging from a Matchmaker adoption process to foster programs, animal rehabilitation, and lost and found animal services – and none would be possible without generous donors like Pan Pacific Whistler.” For more information on the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre’s Pet Program, click here.