Doris Day's hotel in Carmel is one of the pet-friendliest around

Actress and animal lover Doris Day , who died early Monday at age 97, will also be remembered as co-owner of the Cypress Inn in Carmel, Calif., a place Sunset Magazine once described as “probably the most famous dog-friendly hotel in the country.”

The lobby of the boutique hotel features posters from her movies, such as “Pillow Talk,” “That Touch of Mink” and “Young at Heart.”

“Since leaving the Hollywood spotlight more than 30 years ago, Doris has turned her attention to a second career with the same enthusiasm and energy that put her at the top of the entertainment world: the welfare of animals,” the inn’s website says.

Terry’s Lounge, the popular restaurant inside the hotel, “speaks equal parts Shar-Pei and Sazerac with an animated Yappy Hour and muttinis served daily …,” according to the website.

This year it was “Pillow Talk,” which served a custom-made cocktail made with Tito’s vodka , Chambord, Stirrings peach liqueur, pineapple juice and a splash of soda.

Many Twitter posts on Monday were from pet owners who had stayed at the inn in hopes of meeting Day.

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