A Final Farewell To Copley's Canine Ambassador


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The beloved black Labrador who spent the past six years greeting guests at the Fairmount Copley Plaza has passed away.

The hotel announced the death of nine-year-old Carly Copley on Monday. She had retired from her role as Canine Ambassador last year, after becoming the second dog to hold the position. A farewell message was posted on the Instagram page of Carly's successor, Cori Copley.

Dozens of people shared their condolences on social media, and photos they took with Carly over the years.

Michael Eades, the Copley's doorman who adopted Carly after she retired in late 2019, told WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas that those messages brought back a lot of fond memories for him.

"You kind of forget the many different events that she was involved with, and all the people she knew." said Eades. "A lot of kids grew up with Carly... So you kind of get to know a lot of families, and I know they're mourning like I am, because Carly was theirs too."

Eades said Carly had been sick for a while, and they weren't sure if she would make her retirement party last Fall. Thankfully, she was able to make it to the huge gathering where employees, guests, and her doggy friends wished her farewell. "She had a great day that day," said Eades.

The Fairmount Copley posted a message that directs anyone who wants to send a condolence card to Carly's family to address it to the hotel. It also says any donations made in Carly's memory can be made to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, from where she was adopted.

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