• Hi there.

    My name is Lord Monticello, but everyone just calls me Monti. I've been living at The Jefferson, DC as their official Executive Canine Officer, or ECO, since the beginning of the New Year and everyone has been pretty great in helping me get settled in at the hotel.

    My job so far has consisted of getting to know all the staff and some of the hotel's more frequent guests until I get acclimated to the day-to-day life of an ECO. I'm a fast learner though, so I should be greeting guests a little more frequently in the months ahead.

    How does one come to become the Executive Canine Officer? Good question. I knew from the day I was born that I was destined to live and work in a hotel like The Jefferson, DC. I remember telling mother, "One day, I'll do great things." She didn't pay much attention to me, since I had four other brothers and sisters that she had to look after. So I kept to myself most of the time, planning for a life of greatness. My time finally arrived when the good people at PAW Rescue, based in Maryland, introduced me to The Jefferson.

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    You can follow Monti on his adventures in Washington, DC and at The Jefferson on Twitter and Instagram @thejeffersondc. Have a picture of Monti you'd like to share with us? Use #LordMonti.

    To learn more about how to get involved with PAW Rescue, please visit www.paw-rescue.org.

    Bring your pet to play with Monti! The Jefferson is a pet friendly hotel in Washington, DC and all of our four legged guests receive dog beds, bowls and treats! The hotel's excellent concierge staff is equipped with detailed maps of the best nearby dog-walking routes and can recommend pet welcoming establishments throughout the city. The Jefferson does not charge a deposit for visiting pets (although a fee may be assessed for any inadvertent damage to a room occupied by a pet) and we do not require that you crate your pet when you are not in the room.