Your pets don't have to be left out when you go to Walt Disney World. The new Best Friends Pet Care Resort will start accepting pets starting August 27. The property is more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including 17,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space, 10,000 square feet of covered outdoor runs and play areas and a private dog park. There is a grooming salon that offers baths and haircuts. The facility will accommodate up to 270 dogs and 30 cats for both daytime and overnight boarding.
Options for dogs include air-conditioned indoor rooms, indoor-outdoor suites, and four larger VIP suites with television, raised bedding and private outdoor yards. The dog park includes a fenced walking trail that has various play areas offering artificial turf, a shaded place to play and even a water park. There are also areas for owners to sit and watch their dogs frolic. Dog owners can choose upgrades like bottled water, ice cream treats and private time with the staff that can include cuddle time and bedtime stories.
Cats will be off in "Kitty City" which has two and four-level condos. Cats can also receive private playtime, activities toys and special treats. There is also a special facility for boarding hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and other small animals. The pet resort is located across from the Port Orleans Resort at 2510 Bonnet Creek Parkway in Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.
Both daycare and longer stays are available and rates vary depending on services. Top of the line VIP service with two potty walks, two playgroups, a flat screen TV, webcam,bedtime story and a Go Home Fresh bath costs $76.