Room with a zoo: hotels that invite or loan pets

Sneak preview:

If you can’t take Spot or Puff along with you on your next trip out of town, don’t fret.  In my “Room with a Zoo” story on MSN.com, you’ll find plenty of hotels that have on-site pets that can entertain, keep you company, or join you on a walk.

Some examples:

parrot

Koko has been living at the Southern Palms Beach Club in Barbados for at least 45 years.

burros

Iris and Thistle, two unusual white burros, visit with guests at the Hidden Meadow Ranch in Arizona’s White Mountains.

giraffe

And giraffe are regular visitors at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi.

For lots more “Room with a Zoo” ideas, see the full slide-show at MSN.com.

Feel free to send along photos and tips on other hotels with cool animals on-site.