Best Friends Pet Care opened its new, luxury pet resort at Walt Disney World last month to much tail wagging and rave reviews. Its four-legged guests gave the unique pet resort an enthusiastic “two paws up” whereas owners were thrilled to have such a great place to leave their pets during their amusement park vacation.
The newest Best Friends Pet Care luxury resort offers more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space just for pets. This includes opulent air-conditioned suites, a state-of-the-art grooming salon, covered outdoor runs and play areas, and a 25,000-square-foot dog park exclusively for Best Friends clients and their pets.
According to Dennis Dolan, CEO of Best Friends Pet Care, this special facility incorporates the best concepts from other Best Friends facilities with some creative extras that are sure to delight Walt Disney World visitors. Disney execs agree. “Where else can vacationing dogs have their own water play park or bedtime stories? How many cats on holiday get to enjoy room-service treats like Tuna on a Ritz?” said Phil Bernard, Vice President of Operating Participants for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts.
The Best Friends Pet Care resort at Walt Disney World can accommodate as many as 300 pets for both daytime and overnight boarding. Dog owners can choose from standard indoor suites, indoor-outdoor suites, expansive vacation “villas” and lavish VIP (Very Important Pet) suites with a television, raised bedding and private outdoor yard. Feline guests can relax in spacious condos in a separate “Kitty City” area which is located away from the dogs. This Best Friends pet resort even offers boarding for pocket pets, small mammals and birds!
Activities and Amenities
Pet owners wishing to pamper their pooch or coddle their kitty can choose from a long list of a la carte activities and special amenities. Dogs can enjoy solo games and outdoor romps with a Best Friends Pet Care staff member or interactive play with a friendly group of carefully selected doggy pals. Dogs can also be indulged with cuddle-time (which includes belly rubs and back scratches), bedtime stories, bottled water, soy ice cream sundaes with dog-cookie topping, and ultra-comfy orthopedic mattresses. Feline guests can be coddled with supervised playtime in their private suite, activity toys, plush kitty pillows and tasty treats like albacore tuna on a crunchy Ritz cracker.
The Best Friends private dog park includes a “canine only” water play area, a walking trail overlooking natural wetlands, and several areas of varying terrain where doggy guests can run and play. The entire dog park is secure from outsiders and is available for after-dark use.
Best Friends Doggy Day Camp
In today’s work-centered world, many pet owners must leave their canine buddy home alone all day. A bored, lonely and unhappy dog will often engage in naughty behavior just to spice up his day. The Best Friends Doggy Day Camp at Walt Disney World provides a safe, fun and affordable solution. Residents of the local community can drop Fido off in the morning so he can burn off energy with rambunctious play, then chill out with his doggy pals until it’s time to go home. This dog day care facility features two extra-large camp rooms with attached outside yards.
About Best Friends Pet Care
Founded in 1991, Best Friends is a leader in the U.S. pet hospitality industry, providing high-quality boarding facilities as well as day care, grooming and related pet services. The company redefined pet boarding in 1996 when it opened its first full-service pet resort in Connecticut. Today, Best Friends has more than 40 pet care centers in 18 states. The Best Friends Pet Care facility at Walt Disney World Resort is staffed by 45 highly trained, certified and devoted pet lovers. The luxury pet resort is open 365 days a year.