Pet Friendly Guide For Pet Care In Orlando
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If you’re coming to town with a pet or willing to take your pet with you to dine or roam around in Orlando. Fear not, there are many pet-friendly havens among Orlando’s seemingly innumerable places to be at and enjoy. As it’s hard to leave for when the last image you have is of your four-legged best friend staring out the living-room window with those sad eyes as you drive away. You don’t have to leave Spot behind any longer, he can finally join you on your adventures.
Our pet-friendly guide will help you for perfect weekend escapes with your pooch, kitty, bird, or fish. These places not only welcome your pets, but they offer many services to help make your stay more relaxing. Things like on-site grooming and complimentary dog walking are some of the amenities provided. In most cases, you’ll also be near outdoor spaces like dog parks if you both need some exercise, as well as pet-friendly restaurants.
Don’t ever feel guilty about leaving your beloved Maximus behind at home again. Our pet guide will help you and your family enjoy a wonderful time together. Some of the best pet friendly recommended accommodations are:
· Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
Petite pets of 17 pounds or under (we're looking at you, designer purse dogs!) are primed for a luxurious experience at the Four Seasons Orlando Resort at Walt Disney World Resort. In-room bowls and a sumptuous "Pampered Pets" room service menu ensure they'll feel welcomed. From the "Haute scrambled eggs, rice, veal stock to the boiled chicken and steamed broccoli your spoiled pet will be as delighted as you are amused. Beyond the dog- and cat-centric, of course, it's a Four Seasons, where happy owners, too, luxuriate in amenities like the pools one ideal for families, the other just for grown-ups, top-tier restaurants, sumptuous spa and superb views of the Disney fireworks.
Clean rooms, great rates and perhaps best of all for pet owners: no fees! Not at this super-Universal-and-convention-center-convenient location or any of this brand's other properties. The La Quinta Inn & Suites Orlando Convention center accepts a maximum of two pets per room, but there are no weight restrictions for other properties, its best to call as policies may vary. You'll need to remember your furry friends' food, of course, but come the morning, its human guests can enjoy a free breakfast after their mandatory morning walks with Rover. Free high-speed Internet access means you'll be able to research local pet-sitting and walking services if need be or peruse the city's many pet-friendly restaurants!
· Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista
A colorful-fun splash zone and 24-hour arcade are among the family-friendly amenities that make this Rosen Hotels property a Disney Good Neighbor Hotel, but its offerings extend to the pet-friendly as well. In fact, Rosen's entire Orlando portfolio welcomes pets, but Clarion's policies are among the most welcoming. Two pets of up to 50 pounds each can stay alongside their human family members and a super-reasonable pet fee just $15 for each animal make the Clarion Lake Buena Vista an affordable option, as well. What's more, they're running a VIP Pet Package with waived fees, special rates and other benefits on select nights through most of 2015! Check their website for more information.
· Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Since the introduction of the Loews Loves Pets program some 15 years ago, the brand has hosted many beloved beasties in its properties around the US. The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort is no exception. In fact, kitties and puppies even received a welcome letter from the General Manager upon check-in, along with an area map on which dog-walking routes are highlighted. Need something? You'll likely find it in your room amid an amenity complete with pet placemats, food/water bowls, toys, treats and more. And if you're short on kibble, rooms service will deliver dinner -- hot and/or cold entrees! -- right to your door. Orlando properties charge a flat pet fee of $50 per day $150 maximum.
· Aloft Orlando Downtown
The Aloft Orlando Downtown is clean, bright, modern and colorful and despite your furry best friend's lack of appreciation for the latter, he or she will greatly appreciate the brand's ARF program! Aloft extends the "friendly" part of its pet-friendly policy to your wallet. What does that mean? No fees. Zip, zero, none. Guests with pets will be required to sign a waiver and once this formality is done, both you and Fido will appreciate the special bed, bowl and doggie back of "woof-alicious" treats upon check-in. Even dog toys! Pets over 40 pounds need GM-approval; call ahead to discuss if need be.
· TooJay's Gourmet Deli
Home to numerous Readers' Choice awards, this New York style deli features a wide variety of gourmet dining choices, a tasty selection of choices for vegetarians, a variety of choice wines, and an onsite bakery producing tempting treats and artisan breads. There is outside seating for those with To Go orders. Leashed, dogs are allowed at the outside tables.
· Tropical Smoothie Café
Offerings from this health-minded cafe include all natural real fruit Super Fruit, Simply Indulgent, Super Charged, and Low Fat Smoothies; plus a selection of Coffee Smoothies. They also serve up freshly prepared signature wraps, flatbread and bistro sandwiches, garden fresh salads, all natural gourmet cheeses and meats, artisanal breads, vegan/vegetarian choices, and catering services. They are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Leashed, well-mannered dogs are allowed at their outside seating area.
· Johnny Rockets
All the American favorites can be found here: A fun retro, all-American decor and atmosphere, juicy burgers, specialty sandwiches, crispy fries, hand-dipped malts and shakes (dark chocolate ones too), fresh baked apple pies, tasty vegetarian choices, and something for all ages. Leashed, friendly dogs are allowed at their outside dining area.
· U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt
This frozen yogurt shop features a good variety of flavors and toppings for crafting your favorite yogurt creations. They are open Sunday to Thursday from 11 am until 10 pm and on Friday and Saturday from 11 am until 11 pm. Dogs are allowed at the outside patio anytime they are open, but on Sunday from 12 pm until 3 pm is "Pooch on the Patio" time with fresh water and free dog treats. Dogs must be leashed and under their owner's control at all times.
· Wazzabi Sushi
This Japanese steakhouse and fresh-to-order sushi bar also has a full liquor bar and outdoor patio seating. Dogs are permitted at the outdoor tables, and a water bowl is also made available for them. Dogs must be well behaved, under their owner's control, and leashed and cleaned up after at all times.
· The Wine Room
This wine bar offers an eclectic selection of 1,200 wines for retail, and guests can sample over 150 of them via a state-of-the-art Enomatic wine dispensing system. They also offer a variety of hand-crafted meats, artisan cheeses, and desserts. Leashed, well mannered dogs are allowed at the outside tables.
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· Dr. Phillips Dog Park
This much-loved fenced dog park includes separate small dog sectioon, water fountains, and shade trees. Enjoy the lovely views while your pet plays off-leash. This park is great for all dogs, spacious for both large and small breeds. Everyone is friendly the dogs are wonderful. Very clean park with a kiddie pool, dogs wash and three shaded area for pet owners!
· Barber Dog Park
Pets are welcome to play off-leash at this fenced Orlando dog park, which includes a separate small dog area and agility equipment. This cozy park is close to the airport and a welcome haven for travelers and local residents alike whose dogs need to run off leash. There is green grass, shade, agility equipment, and water fountains. During ball season on the weekends it’s really an enjoyable place to be at.
· Meadow Woods dog park
This fenced, off-leash dog park is a convenient place to bring your pet for some exercise. Includes separate areas for large and small pets, water fountains, and walking paths. Surely an area of the park can be fenced so our dogs can play together. Clean fresh grass, no sand pits, Small dog side, staff is friendly, and no one leaves their poo in the grass.
· Lake Eola Park
Although technically not a dog park, the nearly 1-mile walking path around Lake Eola in downtown Orlando, Florida is very pet friendly. There are several dog-related events that take place at Lake Eola each year, and almost any time of the day you'll find pet owners taking their four-legged friends for a walk around the lake. Poop bag dispensers are conveniently located around the lake path so that you can clean up after your pet.
· Avalon Dog Park
Locals love this friendly neighborhood dog park, which is fully fenced. A great place for your pet to play off-leash. There are many condo and apartment residents in the downtown Orlando area that need a place for our dogs to play off leash. Avalon Dog Park makes it happen with ease, the best nearby place to take your dog for timely walk.
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· Dog Day Afternoon
Dog Day Afternoon offers supervised group play all day long! Your dog plays with friends instead of sitting home lonely and bored. Instead of chewing your shoes, your pet will chew our toys and when you come home exhausted from a long day, your dog will be pooped, too! Totally crate-free environment. Dogs are grouped by size and temperament. They play in groups all day long and are always supervised by the staff. In addition, they have air-conditioned playrooms with special sanitary flooring and an outside play yard.
· V.I.Pet Resort
The V.I.Pet Resort is your pet's ultimate vacation spot for extended vacations or short getaways. Your pet will enjoy spacious air conditioned rooms, pleasing amenities, and a friendly and caring staff to cater to their every need. The V.I.Pet Resort is the perfect location for those pets who simply demand the best! Now with three locations in the Central Florida region: Orlando, Kissimmee , and Lakeland.
· Pampered Pooches Pet Services
Pampered Pooches Pet Services is a retired husband and wife team who love dogs. They have opened up their home for either day care or 24 hour care, and can take up to 4 dogs. Small and medium size only, no pitt bulls. Rates are: $17 a day per dog for day care and $28 per day per dog for 24 hour care. Discounts given for dogs staying 5 days or longer. They will walk your dog every 2-3 hours during walking hours, and have no problem with giving them medications.
· Orlando Canine Country Club
Orlando Canine Country Club is your dog's home away from home! They're a country club for dogs with a 1/2 acre, fresh grass, leash free backyard for lots of outdoor play time in the fresh Florida sunshine. Dogs can enjoy a dip in their bone shaped baby pools, relax on the 100' sundeck, complete with shade awning, or play in one of their 3 sports-themed day care rooms. Orlando Canine Country Club has crate-free overnight accommodations, including their standard suites or specialty suites. Their Canine Cams are located in all specialty suites, day care rooms and all outdoor areas so you can sneak a peak at your pooch having fun. 20 minutes from Universal studios, Disney, and downtown Orlando.
· The Dog MaHall
The Dog Mahall is a luxury pet hotel located approximately 20 minutes from all area theme parks. They are open 8am to 9pm, 7 days a week for Boarding. They also offer Doggie Daycare and Grooming services. So whether you live in the Orlando area and need to be away from home for a while or you're there to visit the famous theme parks, you can rest assured that your best friends will enjoy the time of their lives at The Dog Mahall.
There are a number of other things to do while in the Orlando area with your dogs. Historic Sanford is a nice area to walk and has an off-leash park. There are also other off-leash parks throughout the region. For hiking, camping and exploration of Florida State Parks try the Wekiwa Springs State Park and the Blue Spring State Park. The Kissimmee Air Museum may allow your well-behaved dog to view the air exhibits. For indoor dog swimming as well as aquatic therapy for dogs there is the Hip Dog Canine Aquatic Rehab and Fitness Center. There are one hour swim times available for visiting dogs. Small dogs that can be carried can ride the LYNX Orlando buses.
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Orlando can be said to be the center of the Florida "doggy dining" revolution. When Florida health inspectors began blocking restaurants here from allowing dogs at patio seating legislation was passed and signed by the governor permitting Florida dogs at patio restaurants when approved locally. It has been approved locally in most of Florida now. Orlando has many outdoor restaurants where you can take your dog. A detailed guide is located in our PetFriendly Directory Post. You can find dog-friendly restaurants, stores, spas, clothing, supermarkets and much more. We hope this pet friendly guide for pet care in Orlando will be helpful to you.