BOSTON – The Fairmont Copley Plaza has welcomed a new canine ambassador. Cori Copley is only three weeks into the job, and the 2-year-old black Labrador Retriever has already garnered a growing fan base.

“I was ready,” concierge Joe Fallon shared with CBS Boston of welcoming a new canine ambassador to the Fairmont family. “I think she’ll do a great job.”

Aside from accompanying concierge Joe Fallon on his daily duties, Cori will serve as somewhat of a therapy dog for the hotel’s staff and guests. Once settled in Cori's duties will encompass taking walks and runs with guests who would like her company and more.

“They’re not having a good day…they want to pet the dog and go back to work,” Joe said. “They feel much better. She turns into a therapy dog in addition to a Canine Ambassador.”

Right now Cori Copley is getting the lay of the land and getting to know everyone after taking over for the former Canine Ambassador Carly Copley, who has retired alongside her partner, former Fairmont doorman Michael Eades.

“She’s mapping out the whole hotel in the back of her mind. If she scoots away, she knows where she’s going…right to the restaurant. She knows where the good stuff is,” Joe shared of Cori’s time so far at the Copley.

Fallon feels as though Cori will be “good medicine” for him and those around her. Cori is from the Guide Dog Foundation on Long Island, New York where she was trained but failed to meet the criteria.

“I knew I was going to get a great dog…the training that goes down at the Guide Dog Foundation is unbelievable,” Joe shared. “They do a great job.”

Cori will be working at the Fairmont Copley Plaza from Sunday through Thursday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., as confirmed by the Boston Herald.

“I wouldn’t change anything,” Joe said of his new partner. “She’s a good boss.”

You can follow Cori Copley's day to day adventures at her official Instagram page, @CoriCopley.


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