The hotel is in need of a Fur Butler for their resident Bernese Mountain dog 

By Skye Sherman
October 29, 2019
Courtesy of St. Regis Aspen

If you’d prefer a boss with four legs and fur, then the job of your dreams is waiting for you at the St. Regis Aspen Resort, where a new hotel dog named Kitty is seeking a Fur Butler to attend to his every beck and call.

As Fur Butler, a position best suited to dog lovers and snow bunnies, main responsibilities of a hopeful applicant will be to manage Kitty’s day-to-day duties and execute the resort’s Pet Program. A typical day on the job might look like accommodating any Kitty-related requests from guests — he’s available for daily walks, airport greetings, play dates, property tours, and pet amenity deliveries, for starters — as well as monitoring Kitty’s manners, coordinating the monthly Bark ‘n’ Brews, and attending daily resort events.

And while serving as Kitty's handler, the Bernese Mountain dog will also be required to tend to the needs of pets staying at the hotel. 

“The Fur Butler’s success is rooted in a deep passion for animals, service, uncompromising standards, the ability to anticipate needs, and impeccable interpersonal skills,” according to the job description, posted on Facebook. "We’d add that you probably need strong inter-species skills, too."

Prospective Fur Butlers that are looking to work with the pup and furry hotel guests should also be skilled at photography and be able to keep Kitty's Instagram page active. 

If you think you have what it takes to implement the rigorous daily schedule of your tail-wagging superior — at a five-star luxury resort located at the base of Aspen Mountain — then send an email to kitty@stregis.com and hope for the pawprint of approval.

Life as a Fur Butler isn’t all glamorous, though. Kitty’s walks and accident clean-up are also in the job description.

“The Fur Butler will be expected to be comfortable and calm with pet restroom activity,” according to the job description.

The role reports into the hotel's Butler Service team and includes close collaboration with the Director of Marketing in order to successfully execute the many pet amenities offered and uphold the hotel’s longstanding tradition of excellence.

Though Kitty is a recent hire at the St. Regis Aspen Resort, the tradition dates back more than 100 years. When John Jacob Astor IV founded the original St. Regis in New York in 1904, he too had a dog named Kitty.

For humans heading to the St. Regis, bringing a furry friend will cost a one-time fee of $75 and additionally $25 per day, according to the hotel's website. 

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