San Francisco hotel lets you order a dog just like room service – SFGate

San Francisco’s Hotel Nikko offers guests a unique perk – a precious pup to play with.

Buster Presutti Posey is a 2-year-old Maltese-Yorkie with a 9-to-5 day job. Guests can summon the furry visitor by dialing the hotel operator to set up a meet-and-greet. It’s like puppy room service, but free of charge.

When not greeting guests, Buster, named for the San Francisco Giants slugger, travels to local hospitals to spread cheer among patients. He’s also highly active on social media.

Says his Instagram bio: “I want to cuddle with you.”

Hotel Nikko is known for its pet-friendly policies. Dogs under 60 pounds are welcome to stay with their owners in the hotel (for an additional fee of $50 a night). Upon check-in, the furry guests receive a dog bed, bowl and treats.

The hotel underwent a $60 million renovation in March, a makeover that included refreshed guest rooms and public spaces, including an outdoor dog-run within the guest health club center.

Michelle Robertson is an SFGATE staff writer. Email her at mrobertson@sfchronicle.com or find her on Twitter at @mrobertsonsf.

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