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Why you should quit your job and become a 'fur butler'

Dream job. Images: Getty, Instagram (kittythebernese)

Posh Colorado hotel The St. Regis is hiring a full-time ‘fur butler’ to attend to Bernese mountain dog, Kitty, and if that isn’t a dream job, what is?

Oh, and by the way – Kitty is from the North Pole. 

The St. Regis Aspen Resort announced the news on Facebook this week, calling for interested parties to apply for the role. 

“The St. Regis Aspen Resort is taking the hallmark Butler Service, introduced initially over a century ago at The St. Regis New York, to the next furry level with the introduction of a Fur Butler at the Resort,” the Marriott-owned hotel said.

“The anticipatory, personalised service of the St Regis Butler ensures that each guest’s unique preferences are understood and realised – now for our four-legged friends, too, with our new Fur Butler role.”

As part of the job, the Butler will be required to report to the front office team and collaborate with marketing to boost Kitty’s social media, and must also – obviously – have a “deep passion for animals”. 

That’s in addition to “uncompromising standards”, “impeccable interpersonal skills” and “the ability to anticipate needs”. 

Wait - why is the dog called Kitty? 

This concerning question could - quite fairly - prevent those who suspect Kitty is actually a cat from applying. 

But, as The St. Regis resort explained: “In December of 2018, The St. Regis Aspen Resort received a gift from the North Pole – a new puppy named Kitty.

“The gentleman who founded the original St. Regis in New York in 1904, John Jacob Astor IV, had a dog named Kitty. As the second property in the collection, The St. Regis Aspen Resort honors his legacy (and sense of humour!) by having a hotel dog named Kitty.” 

So Kitty is a dog. 

Sign me up!

To apply, you need to post a photo to Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #kittysfurbutler. In this pitch, you need to show why you would be a paw-esome addition to the team. 

Then, you need to email your resume to, including your social media handles.

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