Beginning January 10, 2008, the Walt Disney World Resort will transition its kennel operations to an industry expert, Best Friends PetCare Inc. Best Friends is a national provider of pet hospitality in the United States, with 44 locations in 18 states.
Conversion of Walt Disney World Resort Kennels to Best Friends will occur in phases throughout the months of January and February 2008 with the anticipated transition schedule as follows:
1/10/08 - Transportation and Ticket Center and Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground Kennels
1/24/08 - Epcot Kennel
2/7/08 - Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom Kennels
Best Friends is also slated to build and operate a full-service, luxury pet "resort" at the Walt Disney World Resort. The one-of-a-kind pet facility is expected to open in mid-2009 and will be located on Bonnet Creek Parkway. The luxury pet "resort" will cater to park and resort Guests and will provide a full range of pet hospitality services. Note, with the addition of this facility, there are no plans to allow pets in Guest rooms at any of the Disney Resort Hotels with the exception of designated service animals.
For additional information on Best Friends PetCare Inc., please view their website at http://www.bestfriendspetcare.com