IMPORTANT NOTICE: CHANGE OF SITUATION AT ORIGINAL HOST HOTEL
The original hotel for the National Specialty, Howard Johnson in Lima, has decided not to fully honor their contract with BHCA. At this point, they have 65 reservations - which will be honored - and should be considered full, they will not be taking further BHCA reservations.
Please note that the Howard Johnson will only accept 2 dogs per room, and this will be strictly enforced with rooms subject to inspection at any time. For individuals with more than two dogs, the Nationals Committee will be hiring a person to stand guard at the fairgrounds and dogs may be left in the building overnight. The building will be open from 6 AM to 11 PM.
Alternatively, or for those who prefer, the Nationals Co-Coordinators have secured rooms at three other motels:
- Motel 6 (behind the Howard Johnson) - 2 dog limit.
- Comfort Inn in Bluffton, OH, approximately 18 miles from the Howard Johnson - 4 dog limit.
- TownPlace Suites by Marriott, 1.9 miles from fairgrounds - 2 dog limit.
The blocks of rooms reserved will be released September 1st, so make your reservations soon!
Please read the BHCA Nationals Hospitality policy and the Howard Johnson Pet Agreement and Checklist which are posted here.
MOTEL 6, LIMA, OHIO
1800 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45804
Located behind the Howard Johnson.
- $75.99/one queen bed
- $85.99/two queen beds
- 2 dog limit - $20 cleaning fee with or without dogs
- NO MORE than 2 dogs/room. Those with more will be asked to leave.
- Phone: 419-228-0456
Motel 6 - Lima, Ohio
COMFORT INN, BLUFFTON, OHIO
117 Commerce Lane, Bluffton, Ohio, 45817
Located straight down highway, about 18 miles (20 minutes) from the host hotel.
- $109.99 - All rooms doubles with 2 Queen beds. Add a roll-out for $15 additional.
- 4 dog limit with pet fee: 1-2 dogs $25 for each three nights; 3-4 dogs $50 for each three nights. Must register number of dogs at check in.
- NO MORE than 4 dogs/room. Those with more will be asked to leave.
- Phone: 419-358-6000
Comfort Inn - Bluffton, Ohio
TOWNPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT, LIMA, OHIO
906 S Leonard Ave Rd, Lima, OH 45804
Located approximately 1.9 miles from the fairgrounds.
- 5 double-queen and 10 king (with studio bed) suites are available. Suites have a small kitchen with stove, sink, microwave, small fridge.
- 2-dog limit per room. $75 non-refundable dog fee.
No more than 2 dogs/room. Those with more will be asked to leave.
- Phone: (567) 289-9784
TOWNPLACE SUITES - LIMA, OHIO
RV Parking is available onsite at the Allen County Fairgrounds and includes electric, water and sewer hookups. Electric is 30 Amp with some spots to 50 Amp.
Pay for your parking online here, or mail a check with this form to Sue Frischmann or Candy Carswell.
Deadline for RV reservations is September 1.
DOG BATHING FACILITIES
There are two dog bathing facilities within easy driving distance from the show grounds.
Bruster's Car Wash (yes, they have dog washes also!)
- 940 Bellefontaine Ave, Lima OH (2 miles from show site)
- 980 Eastown Rd, Lima, OH (7 miles from show site)
Both have 2 private temperature controlled wash rooms.
Both open 7 AM - 9 PM Monday - Saturday and 8 AM - 9 PM on Sundays.
Price $5 for 10 minutes and then $1 for every two additional minutes. Shampoo provided in the wash or you can use your own shampoo using the rinse cycle. Air dryer for drying or bring your own towels. Cash or credit card both ok.