Miss your pets while you’re away on vacation? A hotel in Bali might have the perfect solution for you. Puri Garden Hotel and Hostel in Ubud offers puppy therapy sessions!

The establishment has partnered with a local dog rescue, Bali Dog Association, reports Lonely Planet. The charity works towards ending the suffering of street dogs on the Indonesian island. To do so, it brings many little puppies to play with the guests at the hotel twice a week.

What does puppy therapy entail?

These sessions are being called ‘puppy therapy’ sessions.They  are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.  The arrangement works perfectly for both the guests and the animals. While the guests get to relax and have fun with the cuddly creatures, the stray puppies receive love and affection and also learn social skills.


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The hotel has set up an enclosed area by the pool. Here, guests can sit and play with the rescue dogs. Since the area is penned, the puppies can’t run astray. Additionally, dog toys are also provided.

Other recreational facilities at the hotel

Aside from puppy therapy, the hotel also offers other recreational activities like daily yoga classes and breakfast on offer. Guests can sunbathe by the pool; have massages and lounge in hammocks. Room options at the hotel include a double, twin, four-bed female dorms, and eight-bed mixed dorms.

The tariff at the hotel starts from 310,000 Indonesian rupiah ($21.95/€19.26) for a bed in a dorm, and goes up to 980,000 RP ($69/€60.56) for a private twin or double room with an ensuite bathroom.

The hotel also puts on barbecues, traditional Balinese dance performances and movie nights for the guests, free of cost. Guests can also dig try out its new cafe, where they’ll find many food options including vegan and vegetarian options as well as Asian and Western-style meals.


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