Residence Inn Arlington Capital View Hosts Popular ‘Pet Show’ Segment

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Extended-stay hotel in Arlington, VA, shows support for pioneer guide dog training program

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“It was truly a pleasure hosting ‘The Pet Show’ live and learning about the impactful program … and, of course, meeting Godrick the dog before he graduated!”

The Residence Inn Arlington Capital View had a dog gone great time hosting NewsChannel 8’s “The Pet Show” for its segment on the Atlantic Shores/Guiding Eyes for the Blind Puppy Love Program.

Atlantic Shores, an active adult retirement community in Virginia Beach, has teamed up with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an internationally accredited guide dog school, to create the Puppy Love program.

As one of the first-of-its-kind in the nation, the program links generations together in a partnership to ultimately provide guide dogs to deserving visually impaired individuals. Specially selected puppies Joanie and Godrick were matched with Atlantic Shores residents and staff, who raised them during a critical time in their lives.

NewChannel 8’s veterinarian and resident animal expert Dr. Katy Nelson covered the story for “The Pet Show” episode that aired Saturday, March 23. Visit the NewsChannel 8 website to view the segment.

Being a pet-friendly hotel, the Residence Inn Arlington Capital View was happy to host filming in support of animal lovers and a great cause. The segment was filmed partly in the breakfast seating area and partly in the lobby sitting area of the LEED-certified Arlington, VA, hotel, showing off the cozy environment where guests can meet with colleagues, mingle with friends and catch up with family.    

Denise Durgin, director of sales and marketing at the extended-stay hotel in Arlington, VA, organized the filming. “It was truly a pleasure hosting ‘The Pet Show’ live and learning about the impactful program … and, of course, meeting Godrick the dog before he graduated!”

The Arlington, Virginia, hotel suites are a mile from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and near fabulous dining and shopping. The extended-stay hotel adjoins the Renaissance Arlington Capital View, sharing facilities including the modern Italian restaurant, Socci, expansive health club and heated indoor pool. For more information, call 1-703-415-1300 or visit ResidenceInnArlingtonCapitalView.com.

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