Hotel staff, guests deal with missing dogs to keep them safe

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – Even in the midst of this winter storm, our community is coming together to offer a helping hand wherever they can – and that includes helping out man’s best friend.

It all started last night when two puppies made their way inside the Element Nashville Airport hotel and parked, catching the attention of hotel manager Tonya Goodale.

“I ran and chased guests into the elevators,” Goodale said. “I said ‘We’d like your dogs to be on a leash if possible’ and they said ‘Oh, those aren’t our dogs, they just followed us’.”

None of the hotel guests claimed the dogs, so with only one collar and no tags between them, Goodale had to figure out where those dogs would sleep.

“My guests all came in, like, ‘We’ll take them, we’ll take them, we’ll take them!'” Goodale said.

The hotel is frequented by flight attendants and pilots, who gave the two huskies the temporary names SkyWest and American.

On Tuesday, Goodale posted about dogs on Hip Donelson’s Facebook page.

A member has already offered a place for the dogs to stay for the night.

“This community, man, they’re here for you,” Goodale said. “I wish we had more in the big cities. It shows you how tight-knit this region is, it’s remarkable.”

But until the true owner of these dogs is found, who better than a hotel manager to provide a home away from home.

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