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Who Let The Dogs In?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

dog day of summerCalling All Dog Lovers.

Sit!
Stay!
Play Ball!

The C’s Dog Day of Summer will host activities to keep your pooch active and entertained, all while giving fans the chance to enjoy Canadian baseball at it’s finest. (more…)

 

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6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The BC SPCA

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

teddyAt Accent Inns we love animals, we welcome them into our hotels and proudly support the BC SPCA – so much so that every time a pet stays at one of our hotels and we collect the pet fee and we give the organization $1 on their behalf. Approximately 4,000 animals stay at an Accent Inns hotel every year, so this means a welcome contribution wends its way to BC SPCA. We also regularly partner with, and promote, special campaigns in support of this amazing organization. (more…)

 

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10 things to know and love about Pets

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

vip petAt Accent Inns we love animals, we really do! Staff love to meet and greet guests’ furry, and sometimes not so furry, companions and show them to our designated pet-friendly rooms where pets and their owners can relax together. Heck we even donate a percentage to BC SPCA every time you’re pet stays with you! (more…)

 

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Dog-Days …and Nights (Travelling with your dog)

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

dog2I have an Australian Shepherd called Finnegan – Finn for short – he’s a great dog; friendly, well-behaved and adores everyone. I rarely take him with me on out-of-town trips though because finding a hotel that takes dogs is tough, if they say they accept pets, it usually just means they ‘tolerate’ them. I thought finding a hotel that actively welcomed them would be well-nigh impossible. That is until I checked out Accent Inns – these guys seriously love dogs, as their advertising says they really do speak Pekinese; although Finn is not fluent in Pekinese he certainly understands the sentiment and approves by vigorously wagging his little nub of a tail (Australian Shepherds don’t have full tails). (more…)

 

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Fitness While You Travel

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

FITMany people these days are doing a super job creating and maintaining a fitness regime while they are at home. They work out before, during or after work. Some at home and some in their local fitness centers. We’ve learned from many of our community partners that fitness is one key way to hold off or repair the damage done by many of the chronic diseases that our society suffers from. But what happens when you go on the road? (more…)

 

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Come and hang out with us this summer!

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

20140725_120046Accent Inns’ easy-to-spot, iconic blue roofs haven’t changed over the years, but just about everything beneath them has. In Victoria, we have just completed an expansion to our lobby as well as we’ve added a new breakfast room, all with a West Coast design and feel to it. Construction will begin this fall on a brand new restaurant, scheduled to open in early 2015. And all of our locations have new bedding – gone are the bedspreads which have been replaced with upgraded linens for a more modern look. (more…)

 

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Go horse or go home?

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       APRIL 1, 2014

bbyEquip rooms for horses, BC hotel group says, and lower the stress of separation

VICTORIA, BC – Accent Inns is once again at the forefront of innovation in the highly-competitive world of hospitality, with the addition of one more offering to their already-specialized services: equi-accommodation, aka the provision of rooms for people and horses, together. For many years, the BC-based, family-owned hotel group catered to guests travelling with their pets, their bicycles and motorcycles. Now, horses – whether for show, racing, riding or just companionship – will be shown the same outstanding service that travellers have come to count on at Accent Inns since 1986. (more…)

 

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Happy St Patrick’s Day

Friday, March 14th, 2014

st pat dayAs a little Irish Colleen growing up in Ireland, here’s some of the things I remember and was told about St Patrick’s Day; wearing green, pining some shamrock “the real stuff” to our jackets, painting our cheeks, heading out as a family to watch the “St Patrick’s Day parade,” having fun making noise (but not me, I’m a good girl NOT). After the parade we couldn’t wait to get home for that yummy Irish Stew. You could smell it as soon as you walked in the house and of course those green cupcakes for dessert. Mum made the best. Oh and watching the Darby O’Gill and the little people movie. (got to say that banshee was always scary) (more…)

 

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Why Be a Dog Friendly Hotel?

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

KE Sep 2009 18bSo many folks tell us how thrilled they are that Accent Inns is a dog friendly hotel, but on occasion I get asked by some, “why would you welcome dogs in your hotels?” I can understand if someone isn’t a pet owner they might not understand. It’s simple really, our pets (dogs, cats, etc…) are living breathy mammals just like you and I and being so, it’s instinctual (in my opinion) for us to form tight bonds, love our pets. (more…)

 

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The Key to Understanding Dogs

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Dr Coren FlyerUnderstanding Dogs. I once had a dog owner tell me that she had taught her dog over 100 words and that the dog fully understand the meaning of each word.  A little later when I asked her why she didn’t let her dog run off-leash in a dog park, she told me because he wouldn’t come when he was called.  It seemed strange to me that not one of those 100 words was the word “Come!”

But it did get me to wondering just what does go on in our dog’s heads? Do they understand our words or just the emotions they sense accompanying the words.  Is it as the cartoon says – all they hear is Blah Blah Blah Blah Treat  or Blah Blah Blah Blah Walk?

I suspect there is more to the dog brain than that but I don’t know for sure.  That is why I am planning to attend the talk being given by Dr Stanley Coren in Victoria on November 6.  The title of his presentation is “The key to Understanding Dogs” and Dr Coren plans to address such topics as: Just how intelligent are dogs?  Do dogs dream?  And the one that I am most interested in – How much language does a dog understand? (more…)

 

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