Planning and Budgeting for vacations It can be stressful, and then there are worries about what to do with your beloved pets when you’re gone. I remember there were times when I was at home worrying about my dog for the entire holiday. Was he eating well? Did he miss us? Was he wondering if we were ever going to come back? This affected the entire trip as I could not calm my nerves. Our dog back home.
For pet owners who are planning Disney World Vacation, and for those with some extra funds to boot, those kinds of worries can be completely forgotten thanks to Disney Park’s out-of-this-world pet resort where pets get the VIP Disney treatment. When you’re riding Space Mountain and nibbling on a turkey leg, you can rest easy knowing your pet is in good hands.
The posh pet resort on Disney property – Best Friends Pet Care – ensures that pets are having a blast and are fully cared for.
Disney World fan and annual pass holder, Noel (aka @snugglyyducklingg) shared a sneak peek of the resort’s onsite kennel, called Best Friends Pet Hotel.
Her dog stayed in their tiny hotel room, which had multiple beds, toys, food and water bowls, and even a small TV playing movies (Noel’s dog watching a 2004 movie was Garfield. How fitting!) The room also includes a personal green space for them to run around and do their business at their leisure.
According to the official Best pet friendly hotel Page on Disney’s website, their primary mission is to offer “peace of mind to Walt Disney World Resort guests traveling with pets.” Pet owners can rest easy knowing that their beloved family members are in good hands as the staff consists of highly trained pet care providers, who are all animal lovers, on site. Accordingly, first of all.
Best Friends Pet Hotel features 17,000 square feet of air-conditioned indoor space, a 10,000 square foot covered outdoor run and play area, and a 25,000 square foot dog park where dogs can romp around for a good night’s sleep. Happiest Kennel on Earth.
Another huge plus: You can visit your dog at any time during your Disney stay.
“…we meet him all the time! You can take them out and play ☺️,” Noel wrote in a comment to followers.
Disney pet hotel packages vary, from a simple overnight stay to a full splurge, including a Club Suite. A Club Suite stay includes a personal pet concierge, welcome Frilly Bone Birth Pop, 2 potty walks, 2 playtimes, and a flat screen TV.
The suite also comes with a webcam so pet owners can check in with the dog whenever they want as well as a private outdoor patio, premium bedding and bowls, bedtime story, daily/nightly wake-ups with photos. Best friends with seasonal gifts for dates, baths and at the end of a visit.
For a pet, this sounds amazing. But of course, you’re thinking like me: How much will it cost? Will I still be able to afford college for my kids?
The Best Friends Pet Hotel page does not explicitly list prices for their pet boarding offer. However, when asked in her comments section how much she spent on a pet hotel for her Golden, Noel replied, “A lot 😅.”
According to AllEars.net, VIP luxury suites run about $109 per day per pet. The level below VIP, the Vacation Villa, is about $93 a day. The last two levels (indoor space boarding and indoor/outdoor space boarding) will cost $47 per day and $52 per day, respectively.
The indoor-only room includes two potty walks, and the indoor/outdoor option only offers one.
Disney Pet Hotels will also accommodate small animals such as birds and reptiles (although they must come with their own enclosure).
If the price makes this kind of situation seem like a distant dream, some Disney World Resort hotels have designated dog-friendly accommodations, including Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disneyland Resort Orleans – Riverside Disney’s Yacht Club ResortAnd Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort.