For many of us, traveling means leaving our beloved pets at home or with a sitter. But at The James, pets are always welcome to accompany you, just like any family member. We understand that pets can enrich our lives, and vice versa. That’s why we do our best to foster a pet-friendly environment at our hotels—and in our community.

You might enjoy soft bedding and world-class dining, but your pets require different hotel amenities. We’ve teamed up with Shinola—a Detroit-based brand known for handcrafted products made by American artisans—to provide our four-legged guests with perks such as size-appropriate doggie beds, colorful leashes and collars created in collaboration with renowned photographer Bruce Weber, and a selection of toys.

Just let us know that you’ll be traveling with your pet and we will furnish your room with these special items. We’re also happy to offer food and water bowls, organic treats upon arrival, maps of local dog parks, in-room pet menus, and arrangements for daycare, walkers, and sitters.

To keep our love for animals on display, we’ve partnered with Sophie Gamand, an award-winning photographer, author, and animal advocate. Sophie photographed the dogs in our pet images at The James New York, all of whom are adoptable from Animal Haven. You can catch even more pet pics on our Facebook page, where pup Scruffy recently won our Picture Perfect Pet Contest!

We believe that every animal deserves a loving home. Because we support building no-kill communities in our cities, we’ve partnered with Animal Haven in New York and PAWS in Chicago. When your pet stays with us, we’ll make a donation to these organizations—so that shelter pets can grow and thrive, too.

For more information about our #petsatthejames program, contact The James.