Dog Day Afternoon at the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa

VERO BEACH — In honor of National Dog Day, the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa and the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County hosted a doggie adoption party.  Oliver, a three year old Lhasa Apso and the hotel’s now famous director of pet relations, teamed up with several HSVB & IRC shelter dogs to greet both the two-legged and four-legged party attendees.   A former shelter dog himself Oliver was adopted in Miami by Vero Beach Hotel & Spa’s general manager, Marco Scherer and is now a wonderful ambassador.  While the dogs enjoyed some rambunctious play, the guests mingled over glasses of wine and learned about the HSVB & IRC pet adoption procedures and volunteer opportunities.  The 113-room hotel welcomes all varieties of pets with no size restrictions, additional fees or deposits.  To contact Oliver, you can e-mail him at For more information on the Vero Beach Hotel & Spa, visit or call 1-866-602-VERO.  Facebook users can check out Oliver and the hotel on their Fan page at For more information about the Humane Society of Vero Beach & Indian River County, visit or call (772) 388-3331.{igallery 23}

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