Luxury Pet Resort Opens At Walt Disney World
Well…this is different! Best Friends Pet Care opened the doors to their new, luxury pet resort at Walt Disney World Resort, earlier this month.
The one-of-a-kind pet resort offers 17,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space, 10,000 square feet of covered outdoor runs and play areas, and a 25,000-square-foot dog park exclusively for the use of Best Friends clients and their pets.
“Best Friends is thrilled to open the doors of this special, luxury pet facility,” said Dolan. “We’ve been looking forward to this day for a long time and we are very excited to finally be ready to open the doors and show off this special facility. It incorporates the very best concepts from our other Best Friends facilities with some imaginative ideas that we think will delight and surprise our Walt Disney World guests.
Even though they just opened, many pet guests stayed at the facility over the Labor Day Weekend. The facility is able to accommodate as many as 300 pets for both daytime and overnight boarding. Dog owners can choose from a variety of accommodations, ranging from a standard 32-square-foot all-indoor suite, to an expansive 226-square-foot VIP (Very Important Pet) suite with television, raised bedding and private outdoor yard. Feline guests will spend their visit in the separate “Kitty City” pavilion – away from the dogs – in two- and four-room condos. There also is a special area for the boarding of pocket pets, small mammals and birds.
Facilities at the resort include
- A private dog park (exclusive to the furry guests)
- A walking trail overlooking natural wetlands
- Several large areas for running and playing
- A 1,300-square-foot “canines only” splash-and-play water feature
- Many sitting areas
- A grooming salon, which will provide go-home-fresh baths and haircuts for pets
- Two 1,100-square-foot camp rooms for play group and doggy day-camp
A la carte activities are also available and pet parents can choose from one-on-one playtimes, social playgroup with other doggy guests or cuddle time and bedtime stories with staff. Additional amenities and upgrades include ice cream treats, bottled water and premium orthopedic bedding. Feline guests can also enjoy private playtimes, activity toys in their suites, and treats such as ”Cookies and Milk” or “Tuna on a Ritz.”
Best Friends Pet Care resort is located across from Disney’s Port Orleans Resort-Riverside at 2510 Bonnet Creek Parkway in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 32830. Pricing and other details are available at wdw.bestfriendspetcare.com or by calling 877/4-WDW-PETS.
Source and Photos: Walt Disney World Resort