Pet-friendly travel is big right now: airplanes allow carry-on pals, more hotels are accommodating our fur babies and there are countless pet boutiques that offer everything from gourmet treats to designer pet wear. Orlando is no exception when it comes to rolling out the red carpet for Rover or Boots in town for a visit. Here are some of our picks for the best places to ensure your best friend is comfortable and pampered on vacation.
Disney World’s Best Friends Pet Care
Keep your pet safe and secure in this top-notch kennel right on Disney property. Services range from doggie and kitty day care to extended stays. Staff will tailor the visit based on your pets needs such as special foods, exercise requirements and medications. Pet parents can leave up to two toys while their pet is there for a reassuring reminder of home. Web cameras and photos snapped of your pet during the day are part of the piece of mind. Fun equipment for active dogs and cozy spots for lounging cats are all provided. 2510 Bonnet Creek Parkway, 877.493.9738.
Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming
This small franchise focuses solely on dogs. You’ll find nutritious food and treats, plus cute accessories such as bowls, leashes, collars and beds. They also offer grooming services. Locations throughout Orlando, with one near the visitor corridor: 671 Front St., Celebration, 321-939-2253.
This hotel was rated by Travel + Lesiure readers as one of the best hotels in Florida. What makes this beautiful hotel full of modern art and sun-lit atriums even more attractive is they allow pets to stay, too. 300 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, 407.998.8090.
This local favorite in Winter Park caters to animal-loving humans who consider their pet to be a family member (albeit a furrier one). You’ll find decor customized by breed, artsy toys, humorous T-shirts and upscale bedding and clothing. 329 N. Park Ave. Winter Park, 407.644.2969