Palomar hires new director of pet relations

The Hotel Palomar has announced another major staffing change. No, Graham Dodd is still the exec chef at Central 214. The new employe goes by a single name: Higgins, director of pet relations.

The position of pet relations is a demanding one, as the Kimpton property is proudly pet- (and gay-) friendly, with food and water bowls and hotel I.D. and “wag bags” provided for four-legged guests.

You can welcome Higgins, a beagle mix, to his new job at a fundraiser for Paws in the City on Thursday at a meet-and-greet, with wine and cocktails, food, pet adoptions and a pet costume contest all covered by the $20 donation. Plus, you can get 25 percent off the pet-friendly rate, which would more than rebate the donation.

I’m well-known as a sucker for dogs, and Higgins is a cute one! I adopted one of my dogs from Paws i the City. It’s a good cause.

The event takes place tomorrow from 6 to 8 p.m.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones