It’s not news that devoted pet owners will do just about anything for their “fur children”, including luxury accommodations which are gaining popularity across the country. I have a friend who’s been putting her dog in a similar pet hotel for years, allowing her to watch her pets on a webcam while she’s away. After all, if you’re enjoying the place “Where Dreams Come True”, why not let your beloved pets experience some magic as well?
I was really impressed with the facilities at the Best Friends Pet Care, which opened this week. Situated across from Port Orleans Riverside on Bonnet Creek Parkway, the newly built Best Friends Pet Care replaces all other Disney kennels throughout the Walt Disney World Resort. With facilities for over 300 pets, this one new location will be able to comfortably accommodate all of Disney’s four-legged visitors. Whether you are just dropping your pet off for a day visit, or an overnight stay, they will be given as much attention as if they were a human guest at one of Disney’s deluxe resorts.
Here are some of the facts about the Best Friends Pet Care and its services:
The facility, which already has many pet guests booked for the Labor Day weekend, 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.
- Boarding rate: Standard $37 / Resort Guest $34
- Daycare rate: 6 hours or less $16 / More than 6 hours $27
- Boarding rate: Standard $40 / Resort Guest $36
- Daycare rate: 6 hours or less $18 / More than 6 hours $30
- Boarding rate: Standard $59 / Resort Guest $53
- Daycare rate: 6 hours or less $30 / More than 6 hours $53
- Boarding rate: Standard $76 / Resort Guest $69
- Daycare rate: 6 hours or less $46 / More than 6 hours $69
A la carte offerings for cats include:
Purina food is provided for dogs and cats, or owners may bring their own. Owners may come throughout the day to enjoy the Play Park with their dogs or play with their other animals. Grooming prices and Pocket Pet boarding prices vary depending on the animal and services provided. Pricing and other details are available at wdw.bestfriendspetcare.com or by calling 877/4-WDW-PETS. 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.
Will you bring your pet to Best Friends Pet Care? I’d love to hear how they like it! More pictures of the Best Friends facilities may be found at my flickr page.