Our Pets for Vets Guest

Have you heard of the Pets for Vets program? It connects military veterans with rescued animals to create second chances and new beginnings. With over 300 successful matches, they are changing lives one lick at a time!

At Sonesta, we love dogs and welcome them at all of our Sonesta ES Suites locations; it is through our dog-friendly hotels and Instagram that we recently met Lucy of Traveling Frenchies, who, with her dad Jacob, is a Pets for Vets ambassador.


Jacob served in the US Army for 15 years, retiring in 2014. After returning home, he struggled with day-to-day life outside of the world he had known for so long, which led to him wanting to end his life. Thankfully, he reached out to Pets for Vets instead, and there he was paired with Lucy. When sharing how Lucy impacted his life, Jacob said “To say she has saved my life is a true understatement. ”


Jacob is now paying it forward by bravely sharing his story at bases around the US and bringing hope to those suffering from PTSD. Lucy, with her adorable face and kind demeanor charms everyone she meets, including our team at Sonesta ES Suites Cleveland – Westlake, where the two recently stayed.  We are looking forward to seeing more of Jacob and Lucy’s travels and to having them #StaySonesta again in the future. If you would like to follow along with their life-saving work ad travel adventures, visit their Instagram page.

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