Luxury Resort for Pets Opens Bookings at Disney World

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The latest luxury resort opening at Walt Disney World in Florida has fancy suites and a water park, but is not for humans.

Pet lovers visiting Disney World can board their furry friends at Best Friends Pet Care Resort, beginning Aug. 27 (reservations just opened).

Best Friends has more than 50,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space including covered outdoor runs and play areas. A private dog park, that owners can visit with their pets, has a fenced walking trail bordering natural wetlands, separate areas with artificial turf and shade trees and a "canines only" water park.

The pet resort can accommodate up to 270 dogs and 30 cats for both daytime play and overnight boarding, and will accept small furry creatures like hamsters as well.

The facility offers a variety of accommodations including, for the very top tier of canine visitors, four expansive VIP suites with TVs, raised bedding and private outdoor yards. Feline guests stay in the separate "Kitty City" pavilion, in two- and four-room condos.

Pet "parents" can choose from a range of a la carte add-ons including one-on-one playtime, social playgroups, cuddle time and bedtime stories, edible treats, bottled water or special premium/orthopedic bedding. There's a grooming salon for haircuts and baths too.

"Our goal is to ensure that pets staying with us have a fun, action-packed vacation – just like their families vacationing at Walt Disney World."said Dennis Dolan, president and CEO of Best Friends Pet Care, which operates facilities in 18 states.

The Best Friends Pet Care Resort is located across from Disney's Port Orleans Resort.

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Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World Resort
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