Jen Hanna, For The Love of Dog!
Jen has five dogs. Moose, Bramble and Lulubell are her three labs who keep her balanced and energized. Scout and Charlie, her two pugs, help her stay positive and good humored. They are her inspiration to be a better person.
Heck, we were all that just visiting the Noble Dog Hotel at Hampton Station.
Exclusive Photography: FishEye Studios, Greenville, SC
Jen is seen here with a beautiful drawing of Jake, her sidekick for 13 years. "He is the sole reason I created Noble Dog." Jake passed away last year or as we say in dog language, he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. Thanks for your inspiration Jake.
The Noble Dog Hotel offers luxury stays in private suites with concierge services, a doggie cam for unlimited viewing, a fitness center, private chef and a Puppy Photo of your Noble Dog. For a few dollars more the Penthouse suites offer gift baskets, Evening story time, room service, and spa treatments. They had us at Storytime.
Five star luxury for our four legged friends includes luxury hair products from partner Bo Stegal. Not to mention meal preparation by a private chef that include eggs, fruit, yogurt and a yummy grilled turkey burger for dinner. Gift boxes include healthy muffins.
Hair and makeup. Advisories are noted on all doors. They might include meds, pawdicure appointment times, behavioral quirks or special privileges.
For instance, Saffron here enjoys a salad dressing accouterment on her meal and prefers to dine on her bed.
“Our goal was to capitalize on a market opportunity where there wasn’t a concept like Noble Dog.” We’ve never seen anything like it. It is best described as smart, clean, efficient, comprehensive and filled with the love of dog.
After graduating in 1998 from Furman University Jen played the Futures Tour before she earned her LPGA status in 2000. She played golf through 2005 when she accepted the position to coach for Furman for 7 years.
How much is that doggie in the window?
Meet Hampton, our first dog for the Canine Healing Project. "We adopt dogs from the animal shelter, train them to be therapy dogs and find them loving homes," she explains. For Jen, LOVE is a four legged word.
What’s in the future? Look for a retail boutique, café, an outdoor fitness area, and a shuttle service from North Main and other locations. She would like to open more of the same concept hotels. “Anyone who works here has the opportunity to eventually become an owner.”
Writer: Lianne LaVoy, Off the Grid Greenville