Wakefield Pet-Friendly Hotel
We understand that pets are part of the family too, that's why we are proud to be one of the few Wakefield pet-friendly hotels. We invite you to bring along Spot, Fido, or Skip, and we'll make sure they get plenty of treats for good behavior. Forget to bring a bed or food dishes? We've got a few to lend out so that you can pack lighter.
All dogs must be kept on a leash or in a carrier while in public areas and are kept out of all food and beverage outlets*, including our on-site restaurant, Market Bar & Grill. Guest must be present while any member of the hotel staff such as housekeeping or engineering is in the room. Room cleaning must be scheduled in advance for a time when the dog will not be in the room or the owner is present, and if damage is found after checkout, the credit card on file will be charged.
Please contact us ahead of time to confirm a dog (up to 80 lbs.) on your reservation by calling 781-245-9300.
*Does not apply to service animals.
Foster Dog Program
When several hurricanes made landfall in the Atlantic Basin in fall 2017, our team at Four Points Wakefield Boston wanted to join the efforts to help. Thinking globally and acting locally, our staff kept an eye out for areas of specific need within our own community that would also play a role in helping hurricane-hit regions.
Meanwhile, Cape Ann Animal Aid, a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter located in Gloucester, was mobilizing its response to the hurricanes. Already familiar with the plight of homeless animals in those areas, the organization had been transporting and finding new homes for dogs and cats from those regions for nearly ten years. In the aftermath of the hurricanes, the need for rescue and transportation hit an unprecedented high. The Animal Aid filled its sheltering facility to the brim, and worked overtime to coordinate, fundraise, and intake animals through rescue partners in Texas, Puerto Rico, and Turks and Caicos.
“We heard what they were doing to help and we were inspired.”
- Donna McManus and Talia Osgood, managers at Four Points Wakefield.
“Recognizing the passion our employees have for animals, being a pet-friendly hotel, and truly believing in the good work of Cape Ann Animal Aid, we knew we wanted to partner with them. We feel that community outreach is a crucial part of running a successful business. Knowing that we are making a difference and helping not only communities down south, but also helping families in our region find loving animal companions, this program has brought so much joy to our staff and guests."
- Steve Merrill, Four Points Wakefield General Manager
The result was the creation our Foster Dog Program. Situated next to the new MarketStreet Lynnfield shopping plaza, and centrally located between the North Shore and Boston, our hotel is a great place to reach potential new adopters and visitors in the area.
Cape Ann Animal Aid staff work closely with hotel staff to identify a foster dog that would do well in the busy and social environment of the hotel. Then, the dog is introduced to the hotel team and settles in to live at the hotel until adoption. Someone is always on duty so the dog is never alone, even through the overnight hours. Potential adopters can visit the dog and fill out an application at the hotel, completing the final paperwork at Cape Ann Animal Aid and taking their new furry-friend home.
Since the program launched in January, four dogs have already found their forever-homes. Currently, the hotel is fostering Wilhelmina, a three-year-old hound mix that was originally rescued as a stray in Alabama. If it wasn’t for rescue and transport to Massachusetts, she likely would have been euthanized at an over-crowded animal shelter in Alabama.
“The partnership with this hotel has allowed us to reach a new market of potential adopters. By showcasing the foster pup on the hotel Facebook page and word spreading from excited hotel staff members and guests, we have seen a lot of interest in these dogs. Together, we are increasing awareness about the plight of animals in other regions of the country and the importance of animal adoption.”
- Cape Ann Animal Aid’s Executive Director, Sunniva Buck.
To learn more about our Foster Dog Program, or to meet the dog currently available for adoption, please call 781-245-9300, or stop by the hotel anytime.