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The canine ambassador at the Fairmont Hotel

At the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald in Edmonton (Canada), you will be greeted by a very special staff member – Smudge the Yellow Labrador!

SmudgeSmudge is a failed guide dog (due to her enthusiastic/over-friendly nature) and so thanks to a working arrangement with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, Smudge came to work at the hotel.

Guests can book to take Smudge out for a walk and she will visit meetings on request.  Look for her (on her bed, by the concierge desk) when you are visiting.

Smudge also has her own Facebook page and you can follow her activities there.

Here’s a bit more about Smudge: