It’s not easy being the official canine concierge of Hotel Bellwether. You’ve got to greet the guests with a happy face and a wagging tail. You’ve got to step up if they need help at the front desk. Sometimes you even need to get your paws dirty and chase away those pesky rabbits that like to hide in the bushes out back.

It’s a big job, but somebody’s got to do it, and Bellwether Bella does it all like a pro.

Bella’s owner and Bellwether’s general manager, Jim Haupt, said the 1 1/2-year-old French spaniel not only likes to hang out near his office by the front desk, she also has her own Facebook page.

“We use Bella to kind of tell people what’s going on around here,” he said.

Bella’s page is full of pictures of her helping advertise the hotel’s Spring Fling wine tasting, Bellingham Beer Week, or nearby businesses like Still Life Massage and Float.

Guests of the hotel also love taking pictures with her and they can even take her for a walk, Haupt said. They may even get one of her big, sloppy kisses.

So the next time you find yourself at Hotel Bellwether, stop in and see the canine concierge herself, Bellwether Bella.

 

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"It’s a big job, but somebody’s got to do it, and Bellwether Bella does it all like a pro."