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Rio de Janeiro launches Pet Friendly Seal for the Hotel sector

Aiming at an increasingly frequent audience and possible new customers, environments that can welcome pets have been gaining important space in the market...

Understanding this need, the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, through the State Secretariat of Agriculture, currently responsible for the Subsecretariat for Animal Protection and Welfare – RJPET, will launch the AMIGO PET/PET FRIENDLY seal.

The first sector that will receive certification is the hotel sector, through a partnership between the department, ABIH-RJ and HotéisRIO, granting establishments affiliated with them, as long as they allow pets to enter, stay and, also, have environment prepared to welcome them with comfort and well-being.

For the acting Governor, Cláudio Castro, the institution of the seal is the beginning of the path for the State of Rio de Janeiro to become a global reference in the institution of policies for pets.
The Secretary of Agriculture, Marcelo Queiroz, creator of the proposal, highlights the importance of integrating the state with private entities to improve the environment for pets, the population and national and international tourists.

“Allowing pets to be part of a consumer public alongside their owners, in addition to bringing benefits to the animals, will also have important impacts on our State's economy. The presence of animals in all our daily activities is a global trend.” concluded the secretary.

Interested accommodation facilities must register with ABIH-RJ, for hotels located in the state and, for hotels in the city of Rio de Janeiro, with HotéisRIO.

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The president of ABIH-RJ, Paulo Michel, highlights the importance of the launch for the hotel sector across the state.

“Offering a suitable service for pets is yet another attraction for families and provides extra security for the animals. That is why the initiative has the full support of ABIH-RJ.”

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Alfredo Lopes, president of HotéisRIO, believes that there will be strong adherence to certification.

“The Amigo Pet seal initiative came at an excellent time, as Brazilians, especially RJ, SP and MG, are the main drivers of the resumption of tourism in the capital. For longer stays, being structured to welcome families with their pets is a competitive differentiator for hotels.”

What does it take for the Hotel to earn the seal?
To receive the Pet Friendly Seal, the interested hotel must fill out a registration form with ABIH-RJ (hotels in the interior of the state) and Hotéis Rio (hotels in the city), where information regarding the particularities of services for pets within the city will be sent. the profile of each enterprise.

Then the HotelsRIo / ABIH-RJ will forward it for information and registration to the Department of Agriculture, through the Subsecretariat for Animal Protection, which will send the Seal electronically to each registered enterprise.
Get in touch to receive yours! (21) 2226-2520 (HotéisRIO) / (21) 3410-5131 (ABIH-RJ)

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