ENCINITAS–A tiny Shepherd mix puppy abandoned on the 10th floor of San Diego’s Grand Hyatt Hotel has been transferred to your Rancho Coastal Humane Society where it is expected to be available for adoption in about a month.
The puppy was found wandering the tenth floor of the hotel earlier this week. When an elevator door opened, the pup tried to get on board. A quick thinking guest who saw that the puppy wasn’t going make it in time blocked the door to keep the pup from being crushed.
Hotel officials checked with every guest on the 10th floor. None of them claimed the puppy. They nicknamed him “Hyatt Hound” and he stayed in an office at the Grand Hyatt for two days, giving the owner an opportunity to claim him. In a Facebook post the Grand Hyatt stated, “Thankfully, we are a pet friendly hotel and therefore have all the means to love and care for him while we find him a good home.”
When nobody came forward, Hyatt Hound was taken to the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services then transferred to Rancho Coastal Humane Society through the FOCAS program on Thursday afternoon. He is expected to remain in private foster care until he is 8 weeks old, then become available for adoption.
“As close as we can tell, little Hyatt looks like he might be a German Shepherd mix,” says Rancho Coastal Humane Society Foster Care Coordinator Kelly Peters. “He weighs 2-1/2 pounds and appears to be between four and five weeks old. He will get a complete medical examination and he will have up to date vaccinations and be neutered before he is adopted. He will also have a registered microchip. That will assure that he can be identified if he ever goes wandering again.”
“In spite of the circumstances, Hyatt is a lucky puppy,” says Kathy Zerkle, V.P. of Adoption Services at RCHS. “Unfortunately, puppies get abandoned every day. This is the first time we’ve ever had a puppy abandoned on the 10th floor of luxury hotel.”
For more information about Hyatt puppy and other dogs, cats, and rabbits that need forever homes, or to make a donation to help pay for Hyatt’s care, visit Rancho Coastal Humane Society at 389 Requeza Street in Encinitas, call (760) 753-6413, or visit www.sdpets.org.