Thursday, November 10, 2016

Evaluating Vacation Options - Pet Care

"No mouse ears for us."
Last month I was reading information on the Walt Disney World closures/modifications due to Hurricane Matthew and I came across this line:

"Best Friends Pet Care is closed through Friday, October 7, 2016. A crew will remain with the animals."

My reaction was, "Wait, what?" I had absolutely ZERO idea that WDW had a kennel! This really doesn't change our plans, since we'd have to get two German Shepherds from New Jersey to Florida and back. As I've already established, we're taking the Auto Train, which means this is a no-go, but it's nice to have that option if you're a pet owner and live closer than we do.

So, what are the options that we have? Not many, really. We could either have someone come in and feed the dogs/let them out during the day, but I can't really ask anyone to take that on.*

The only real option for us is a kennel, which is where we take them any time we travel. They like it, it's on the same property as a vet, and they offer grooming. Plus, their rate for large breed dogs (aka over 50 lbs) is only $25 per day, so it's quite reasonable.

* Not that I'd turn down volunteers, you understand. ;-)

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  1. You better get them some mouse ears because I did see them for dogs at one of the gift shops in Downtown Disney. If not, I have a particular set of skills and will employ them Gene. Now where did I put my thimble...

  2. I'll look into it, but I don't know if they're have any that would fit. Every other item that I see "for dogs" is meant for animals that are about the size of the head of one of my beasts. ;)