Garfield announced as the First-Ever Chief Pet Officer for Motel 6

TORONTO — Recently, Motel 6, Proud Sponsor of Pets and official hotel partner of The Garfield Movie, appointed its first-ever Chief Pet Officer to help make travelling with pets easier, safer and, most importantly, more fun. The world-famous and beloved orange tabby cat, Garfield, has stepped into the role in support of the new Columbia Pictures/Alcon Entertainment hit animated film, now playing exclusively in movie theatres.

“After a lasagna-filled adventure, Garfield knows he’ll experience VIP (Very Important Paws) hospitality at Motel 6,” says Irwin Prince, president and COO of Realstar Hospitality, master franchisor of the Motel 6 brand in Canada. “At Motel 6 we are proud to be pet-friendly and offer a clean, comfortable room to travellers and their furry companions.”

Pet enthusiasts can enter for a chance to win one of three Motel 6 Garfield Movie Getaways, which includes a free two-night stay certificate valid at any Motel 6 location in Canada, a $100 pre-paid movie gift card and Garfield-themed merchandise. Now through August 31, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. (EST), applicants can enter for a chance to win at

“Through this creative and impressive campaign, Motel 6 will certainly raise the bar for the ultimate pet experience with Garfield’s high standard seal of approval,” says Jeffrey Godsick, EVP of Global Partnerships and Brand Management and Head of Location Based Entertainment at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

All travelling pet parents can join My6, a free discount program from Motel 6. My6 members save at least six per cent off every stay at Motel 6 locations across the country and have access to hundreds of pet-related and travel benefits. Pets stay free at all Motel 6 locations across the country. 


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