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Old 07-18-2013, 04:50 PM   #331
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The kennel is near the Port Orleans resorts, right? We are considering booking our dogs here (together) next summer, but they're both a little sketchy about fireworks. Well, one is a little scared and one is TERRIFIED! We're a little worried about them hearing them EVERY night from Epcot and DHS since they're fairly close by that area. Does anyone have dogs with similar fears who've stayed here before?
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Old 08-01-2013, 08:30 AM   #332
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The kennel is near the Port Orleans resorts, right? We are considering booking our dogs here (together) next summer, but they're both a little sketchy about fireworks. Well, one is a little scared and one is TERRIFIED! We're a little worried about them hearing them EVERY night from Epcot and DHS since they're fairly close by that area. Does anyone have dogs with similar fears who've stayed here before?
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Old 08-03-2013, 03:40 PM   #333
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The kennel is near the Port Orleans resorts, right? We are considering booking our dogs here (together) next summer, but they're both a little sketchy about fireworks. Well, one is a little scared and one is TERRIFIED! We're a little worried about them hearing them EVERY night from Epcot and DHS since they're fairly close by that area. Does anyone have dogs with similar fears who've stayed here before?
Ummm...lots of dogs are scared of fireworks, I wonder if they can't be heard much at Best Friends. Good question.
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #334
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Ummm...lots of dogs are scared of fireworks, I wonder if they can't be heard much at Best Friends. Good question.
This question came up a couple years ago and if I remember correctly, the animals can't really hear the fireworks at the kennel. I think I asked on the kennel's facebook page. I'll see if I can find it...
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:25 AM   #335
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So I was looking at the original pictures at the front of the thread.

First I saw the doggy suites, and thought to myself, "Wow, those are awesome. I don't have a dog but I suppose if I was travelling with my kitties they could stay here. I can't wait to see what they have for the cats!"

Then I saw pics of the cat condo area.

What the hell?! So I can book a luxurious room for my dog, but can only stick my cat in a kitty jail cell? Are there any you know...real rooms for me to book for a cat? How the heck is my cat supposed to play and exercise in one of those cat condo bookshelves? My cat doesn't warrant a flat screen TV with movies? My cats don't get an option playtime or bedtime stories? NO KITTY PLAYGROUND?!

I haven't gone very deep in the thread but does anyone who has boarded a cat there have any input on this?
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:36 AM   #336
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So I was looking at the original pictures at the front of the thread.

First I saw the doggy suites, and thought to myself, "Wow, those are awesome. I don't have a dog but I suppose if I was travelling with my kitties they could stay here. I can't wait to see what they have for the cats!"

Then I saw pics of the cat condo area.

What the hell?! So I can book a luxurious room for my dog, but can only stick my cat in a kitty jail cell? Are there any you know...real rooms for me to book for a cat? How the heck is my cat supposed to play and exercise in one of those cat condo bookshelves? My cat doesn't warrant a flat screen TV with movies? My cats don't get an option playtime or bedtime stories? NO KITTY PLAYGROUND?!

I haven't gone very deep in the thread but does anyone who has boarded a cat there have any input on this?
Wow! I haven't had a cat for several years now so I never even thought about what options the cats have! You're right, I didn't see anywhere that cats have options for TV/movies but the pictures on their Facebook page show the cats getting to walk about and playing. The description of Kitty City on their web site says this:

Kitty City is designed to be a sanctuary for our feline friends. Housed in a separate wing of the building, it is protected from the sights, sounds and smells of dogs.

We have accommodations for up to 24 kitty guests, who can relax in your choice of a two-room or four-room condos, and watch the world through their windows. Each condo has a separate, private relief area; and all condos are individually vented to outdoors for the health of our guests.


And here's what it has as far as rates/options for cats:

Two Level Kitty Condo - $25 Standard/ $23 Resort Guest/ $22 Daycare*

Four Level Kitty Condo - $34 Standard/ $32 Resort Guest/ $31 Daycare*

a la carte Kitties:

Playtime- $8

Cookies & Milk- $3

Tuna on a Ritz- $3

Activity Toy- $3

Deluxe Kitty Bed- $5
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:55 AM   #337
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So I was looking at the original pictures at the front of the thread.

First I saw the doggy suites, and thought to myself, "Wow, those are awesome. I don't have a dog but I suppose if I was travelling with my kitties they could stay here. I can't wait to see what they have for the cats!"

Then I saw pics of the cat condo area.

What the hell?! So I can book a luxurious room for my dog, but can only stick my cat in a kitty jail cell? Are there any you know...real rooms for me to book for a cat? How the heck is my cat supposed to play and exercise in one of those cat condo bookshelves? My cat doesn't warrant a flat screen TV with movies? My cats don't get an option playtime or bedtime stories? NO KITTY PLAYGROUND?!

I haven't gone very deep in the thread but does anyone who has boarded a cat there have any input on this?

Still no kitty reviews?
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Old 09-11-2013, 11:06 AM   #338
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Tipping

This may have been asked, but is tipping appropriate at the Kennel at the end of your stay? I happily tip my Mousekeepers for cleaning up after my family, and I will happily tip my Precious' Mousekeepers as well.
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Old 09-11-2013, 12:56 PM   #339
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This question came up a couple years ago and if I remember correctly, the animals can't really hear the fireworks at the kennel. I think I asked on the kennel's facebook page. I'll see if I can find it...
This can't be true. The kennel is very close to Epcot. We often stay at Old Key West which is about the same distance from Epcot and we can hear the fireworks quite well.

Some of the dog kennels are inside-only and they may have extra sound-proofing. There are many, however, with indoor/outdoor access and I am sure the dogs could hear the fireworks, even inside.
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Old 09-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #340
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This can't be true. The kennel is very close to Epcot. We often stay at Old Key West which is about the same distance from Epcot and we can hear the fireworks quite well.

Some of the dog kennels are inside-only and they may have extra sound-proofing. There are many, however, with indoor/outdoor access and I am sure the dogs could hear the fireworks, even inside.
I don't know. I didn't hear them at POR which is right across the street. The dogs don't have access to the outdoors 24/7 so I imagine indoors it's pretty quiet as far as fireworks go.
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Old 10-04-2013, 08:18 PM   #341
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I cannot for the life of me picture the indoor/outdoor suite and the regular indoor suite. How are they different?? And why does the indoor/outdoor only come with one potty trip when the indoor comes with two for less money?

I have a 12 year old cocker spaniel and he has to go potty a few times a day or he will go on himself. Not sure what to do.

Also, do the playgroups have to be with other dogs?? He is old, deaf and has cataracts (poor guy) and doesn't play well with others b/c he isn't sure of them with this hearing and sight.

We will be staying at POFQ so I'm sure we will run by and see Pouncer before going to the parks early or after we leave at closing if they will allow us every day.

Any advice on which room type for him and other questions above?? Thanks!
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #342
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I cannot for the life of me picture the indoor/outdoor suite and the regular indoor suite. How are they different?? And why does the indoor/outdoor only come with one potty trip when the indoor comes with two for less money?

I have a 12 year old cocker spaniel and he has to go potty a few times a day or he will go on himself. Not sure what to do.

Also, do the playgroups have to be with other dogs?? He is old, deaf and has cataracts (poor guy) and doesn't play well with others b/c he isn't sure of them with this hearing and sight.

We will be staying at POFQ so I'm sure we will run by and see Pouncer before going to the parks early or after we leave at closing if they will allow us every day.

Any advice on which room type for him and other questions above?? Thanks!
I'm glad you asked this because I was wondering the same thing. We have a cocker spaniel and my mom does too, so we were thinking of boarding them together. I can't imagine only one potty time per day?!
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I cannot for the life of me picture the indoor/outdoor suite and the regular indoor suite. How are they different?? And why does the indoor/outdoor only come with one potty trip when the indoor comes with two for less money?
The indoor/outdoor suite has a private outside area in addition to the suite.

Those with the indoor/outdoor suite get just one potty run because they have access to the outdoor area where they can do their "business".
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Is it like a doggy door or something they go out to grass on? I'm trying to imagine this! Lol!!
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I cannot for the life of me picture the indoor/outdoor suite and the regular indoor suite. How are they different?? And why does the indoor/outdoor only come with one potty trip when the indoor comes with two for less money? I have a 12 year old cocker spaniel and he has to go potty a few times a day or he will go on himself. Not sure what to do. Also, do the playgroups have to be with other dogs?? He is old, deaf and has cataracts (poor guy) and doesn't play well with others b/c he isn't sure of them with this hearing and sight. We will be staying at POFQ so I'm sure we will run by and see Pouncer before going to the parks early or after we leave at closing if they will allow us every day. Any advice on which room type for him and other questions above?? Thanks!
The indoor outdoor has an indoor room and an outdoor patio they can potty on. Depending the heat they will close it and open the doggy door throughout the day. You can get extra potty breaks a la carte.

If you don't want your dog playing with other dogs you can exchange it for a one on one session, but I think those are only 15 minutes while the play group is longer.

They requested we not coming to visit after a certain hour. I believe it was 9 or 10 but I'm not positive. It just helps the dogs from getting amped up.
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