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Has Your Pet Planned His Vacation Yet?

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Vacation season is fast approaching and more people are looking for destinations that are pet-friendly.  A recent article I found on listed some locations in Florida that cater to furry family members.  Check these out:

  • Key West- The Westin Key West Resort & Marina allows dogs up to 40 pounds.  There is no fee for pets, but owners must sign a waiver at the time of check-in.  A complimentary Heavenly Dog bed is available upon request.  Check for more info.
  • Vero Beach-The Vero Beach Hotel and Spa has a Lhasa Apso on staff as Director of Pet Relations.  Welcome treats are available in the lobby, food and water bowls, and a doggie bed are in the room, and a list of nearby veterinarians is available upon request.  There are no restrictions on size or number of pets allowed, and there are no fees.  Visit verobeachhoteland for more info.
  • Orlando-The three onsite hotels at Universal Orlando are all about pets!  The two Loews Hotels on the property off the “Loews Loves Pets” program which gives pet owners the option of ordering gourmets meals like Bow Wow Tenderloin and Kitty Salmon Supreme.  All meals on the menu have been veterinarian approved.  The hotels also give pet ID tags to all pet guests as well as pet treats.  There is a one-time $25 fee per stay.  Visit for more info.
  • The Hard Rock Hotel, which is also on Universal Orlando property, offers similar pet amenities.  There are designated dog walking areas at all three hotels.  Pet owners receive a list of area pet services such as groomers, pet stores and dog parks.

These are just a few of the pet-friendly locales in Florida.  A good resource to check before embarking on vacation with your furry family members is

Does your pet have her bag packed yet?

The article “Florida Travel with Pets:  These hotels welcome Fido”, by Georgina Cruz, May 11, 2011 was a source for this post


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