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Luxury Pet Resort Opens at Walt Disney World Resort

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Tails were wagging at Walt Disney World Resort today when Best Friends
Pet Care opened the doors to its new, luxury pet resort. 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.

The facility, which already has many pet guests booked for the
Labor Day weekend, is able to accommodate as many as 300 pets for
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 TV,
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.

The facility offers a private dog park exclusively for the use of
Best Friends guests. It comprises a walking trail overlooking natural
wetlands and several large areas of varying terrain for running and
playing, including a 1,300 square-foot “canines only” splash-and-play
water feature. There also are sitting areas where owners can relax and
watch their dogs play.

Other features of the resort include: a grooming salon, which will
provide go-home-fresh baths and haircuts for pets and two 1,100
square-foot “camp rooms” for play group and doggy day camp, each opening
onto an outdoor play-yard.

Pet parents can choose from a wide range of a la carte activities
for pet guests from one- on-one playtimes and social playgroup with
other doggy guests, to 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 bestfriendspetcare.com or by calling 877-4-WDW-PETS.

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