AFAR: "Just a seven-mile drive south of Portland, Maine, Inn by the Sea is an idyllic beach getaway on the Atlantic coast. The private boardwalk, a full-service spa, and a seafood restaurant with ocean views are worth the trip, but the best amenity this hotel offers is the opportunity to adopt an animal in need."
"In its partnership with the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, Inn by the Sea has facilitated 118 adoptions since 2015. That’s when the first dog—Mombo, a three-year-old Bernese mountain dog—was adopted in less than 24 hours. The hotel fosters one dog from the animal shelter at a time; the staff takes care of him, and guests have the opportunity to walk and play with him—and should they fall in love, they can adopt him."