Kennels / Best Friends Pet Care Resort
Pet lovers visiting Walt Disney World Resort can now plan to board the family pet in fun, luxurious new accommodations.
The one-of-a-kind resort comprises more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, including 17,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space, 10,000 square feet of covered outdoor runs and play areas, and an expansive private dog park exclusively for the use of pet resort clients and their dogs.
The facility can accommodate up to 270 dogs and 30 cats for both daytime and overnight boarding. A wide selection of suite choices for dogs includes air-conditioned indoor rooms, 48-square-foot indoor-outdoor suites, and four expansive VIP (very important pet) suites with television, raised bedding and private outdoor yards.
Feline guests will spend their visit in the separate “Kitty City” pavilion -- away from the dogs -- in two and four-room condos. All suites and condos are designed to provide comfort and privacy and will be cleaned daily with hospital-grade disinfectants.
The resort’s exclusive dog park features a fenced walking trail bordering the natural wetlands around the park. Inside the trail, guests can choose from a variety of different play areas, including a 3,300 square-foot area covered in artificial turf, a 4,500 square-foot area with shade trees, and a 1,300 square-foot “canines only” water park. There are several large areas for owners to sit, relax and watch their dogs play. The entire park is secured from outsiders and is illuminated for use after dark.
Other features of the resort include: 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, each opening onto an outdoor play-yard; and a special facility for the boarding of “pocket pets,” such as hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and ferrets.
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.
Camping with pets is welcome at designated Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground campsites. Should guests choose for their pooch to "ruff" it, there is a fee of $5 per day, per campsite. Guests can specially request a pet site when making reservations at 407/W-DISNEY.
For more information, pics, guests may call the kennels located in the following areas:
Best Friends Pet Care Resort -- located across from the Port Orleans Resort at 2510 Bonnet Creek Parkway in Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830. Guests can make reservations at wdw.bestfriendspetcare.com or by calling 877/4-WDW-PETS.
Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground -- (407) 824-2735
Includes two potty walks.
Resort Guest $34.00
Includes one potty walk.
Resort Guest $36.00
Includes one potty walk, playgroup, a flat screen TV & a turndown biscuit.
Resort Guest $53.00
VIP Luxury Suites
Includes two potty walks, two playgroups, a flat screen TV, webcam,
bedtime story and a Go Home Fresh bath*
Resort Guest $69.00
*Go Home Fresh Bath requires a minimum 3 paid overnight
boarding stay and is limited to one pet in suite. Haircuts are extra.
a la carte
||$15 for 30 min
||$8 for 10 min
||$8 for 10 min
|Walk & Explore
||$8 for 10 min
||$5 per day
||$6 per story
|Ice Cream Break
||$5 per day
Cats - Two Level Condo
Resort Guest $21.00
Cats - Four Level Condo
Resort Guest $30.00
a la carte
|Cookies & Milk
|Tuna on a Ritz
||$3 per day
|Deluxe Kitty Bed
||$5 per day
*2nd and 3rd pets sharing Standard suite will receive 30% off
**2nd and 3rd pets sharing Villa or Luxury suite will receive 50% off
||Up to 6 Hours
||Over 6 Hours
|Cats - Two Level
|Cats - Four Level
Full Day $27
Value Point Packages (1pt = 1visit)
5 Point Packages $125
20 Point Packages $480
Dogs must have proof of the following vaccinations, given by a licensed Veterinarian:
D.H.P. (Distemper, Hepatitis, Parainfluenza)
Bordetella (aka Kennel Cough, Canine Cough)
Cats must have proof of the following vaccinations, given by a licensed Veterinarian:
Panleukopenia (aka Feline Distemper)
Lap of Luxury: Up to 270 dogs of all breeds and sizes can curl up comfortably in standard and luxury indoor-outdoor suites. The truly pampered pooch may beg for an oversized luxury suite with plush raised bedding, TV and a private outdoor yard.
Meowificent! No “knead” to fear -- at least 30 cats will be “purrfectly” content at the resort’s Kitty City pavilion with two- and four-story cat condos.
Polly Wanna Cracker? Cockatoos and other pet birds stay in their own special facility along with hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets and other pocket pets.
Go, Dog, Go! No bones about it, the resort’s exclusive dog park is the place to burn off canine calories. Inside a fenced walking trail, dogs will have a squirrel-chasing good time in the 3,300-square-foot play area covered in artificial turf. Another 4,500-square-foot area is dotted with shade trees for owners who want to sit and watch pets play. The park’s 1,300-square-foot splash-and-shake zone is a cool extra.
Day Tripping or Sleeping Over? Park-hopping guests can book their pets into the resort just for the day. Overnight stays make Fido feel right at home when the family settles in at a nearby Walt Disney World Resort hotel.
Tales and Treats: Routines make a pet feel right at home. If your pup is used to a bedtime story, a staff member will read a “tuck-in” tale. If kitty craves fish, order Tuna on a Ritz room service. The resort’s TV sets play favorites like “Milo and Otis” or “Homeward Bound” for media-savvy pets.
Doggie Play Dates: There’s plenty of room for canine cavorting at the resort’s two 1,100-square-foot doggy-day-camp rooms that open onto their own play yards.
Extra, Extra! It’s a pet’s world, after all, and that’s why pet parents can choose from among many a la carte activities for their best friends. Amenities and upgrades include: Ice Cream Treats, Puppy Cuddle Time, Bottled Water and Premium/Orthopedic Bedding for dogs. Feline guests can be pampered with private playtimes, activity toys in their suites, or Ice Cream Treats.
Best in Show: Practical pets know that extra cuddles are in store when they greet their families after a “go-home-fresh bath,” offered along with other services at the resort’s grooming salon.