… can now be shared with your pets! The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida now has a pet specific accommodations that will be opening its doors beginning August 27th. Called the Best Friends Pet Care Resort, it spans over 50,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor space and can accommodate 270 dogs and 30 cats. They can even take care of “pocket pets” such as hamsters, gerbils, ferrets, guinea pigs, and rabbits as long as a cage and supplies are provided.
Dogs can stay in either two-room standard suites (climate controlled rooms with either an indoor sleeping area with cot and an outdoor patio or just a climate controlled indoor bedroom), two-room vacation villas (a tiled bedroom with platform bed and a flat screen t.v. as well as a private outdoor patio), or the VIP luxury suite (a bedroom with a paw print floor, tiled walls with a platform bed, flat screen t.v. and a covered outdoor play yard where family can come and play. The VIP suite also comes with a personal pet butler). Kitties have their own special kitty condos which are two or four-room condos with private “relief” areas.
Families don’t have to feel guilty about having a blast while their pets stay behind as there are plenty of things for pet guests to do. Dogs can enjoy activities ranging from playtime featuring everything from fetch to tug-o-war, playgroup with other dogs, cuddle-time with staff, walks, bedtime stories, and time to explore the 10,000 square feet of outdoor runs, play areas and a private dog park. The dog park has a fenced walking area, a shady play area, an artificial turf play area, and a dog only water park! There is also a grooming salon for dogs looking to get a new hair cut or shampoo. Cats can enjoy supervised playtime and access to a special toy!
There are also special snacks that pet guests can indulge in! Kitties can enjoy tuna on a Ritz cracker while dogs can have the occasional soy ice cream break. And don’t forget the free flowing bottled water.
If you’re planning a vacation to Disney and want to bring your furry friend along, rates at the Best Friends Pet Care Resort run from $34 per night for a standard indoor suite to $76 per night for a VIP luxury suite. Let your best pet friend get their mouse ears too!
Happy tail wags!
P.S. Make sure you tune in tomorrow for a very special surprise!!
Sources: Best Friends Pet Care, Disney Parks Blog