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Old 10-16-2017, 09:45 AM   #11
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I remember using the kennels at each of the parks when I traveled with my two cocker spaniels. We would stay at a Residence Inn so they would be with us at night. A couple of the tram drivers would let us on with Joey and Phoebe when they didn't have many riders. My dogs enjoyed the attention, for sure!

Now, I have Chandler left (just turned 15) and my husband has a lab named Savvy (about 12). We pay a sitter to come to the house twice a day - $44 total. They are both older, and it would be hard on them to travel! Hoping that if I get the job in Florida, we can find someone just as good to take care of the pups!
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Old 10-16-2017, 11:12 AM   #12
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The MK/TTC kennel shared the building with Lost & Found. I went into the kennel once with a friend to visit her chinchilla she had brought because it needed daily medication. It was very old school - just cages - Best Friends was a definite upgrade.

I suspect the kennels at each park initially was for day guests, but as people started traveling with animals more, the need for Best Friends became apparent. I don't know the prices now, but Disney did Best Friends right when it opened - great design, fantastic staff, respected national chain, with prices lower than here in the Northeast.

We boarded Ludwig at the location in East Windsor, NJ which is where the Disney manager came from. Disney's location was much nicer, but the staff here was good to. It also cost $5 more per day here than at Disney!

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Old 10-16-2017, 11:21 AM   #13
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I don't know the prices now, but Disney did Best Friends right when it opened - great design, fantastic staff, respected national chain, with prices lower than here in the Northeast.

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The MK/TTC kennel shared the building with Lost & Found. I went into the kennel once with a friend to visit her chinchilla she had brought because it needed daily medication. It was very old school - just cages - Best Friends was a definite upgrade.

I suspect the kennels at each park initially was for day guests, but as people started traveling with animals more, the need for Best Friends became apparent. I don't know the prices now, but Disney did Best Friends right when it opened - great design, fantastic staff, respected national chain, with prices lower than here in the Northeast.

We boarded Ludwig at the location in East Windsor, NJ which is where the Disney manager came from. Disney's location was much nicer, but the staff here was good to. It also cost $5 more per day here than at Disney!

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Had no idea the Disney manager came over from East Windsor. Very cool!
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Old 10-16-2017, 07:32 PM   #15
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It was great to have the multiple locations for us when we traveled with a guide dog. Sometimes it was easier for the dog to be kenneled and that made it convenient. We haven't traveled with one since they closed down the locations.
You had a guide dog that you didnít need to use all the time?
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You had a guide dog that you didn’t need to use all the time?
I do not have a guide dog. The person I traveled with did. It was actually quite hard to deal with a guide dog in a place like that on many rides, so we would kennel him for a few hours and we'd guide her. So it's not that she didn't need guiding, just the dog could be replaced by a human and there were a lot of us there on that trip to take place of the dog. They also left the guide dog behind when they cruised for similar reasons and subsequent trips to Disney as her kids got older, they would leave the dog with a trusted person. It's really not as easy as one would think to use one in a park with rides. But when she's by herself in public the guide dog is invaluable. The cane helps quite a lot, but the dog really helps in many situations. She's had about 3 or 4 in her life so far (in her 50s).
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I do not have a guide dog. The person I traveled with did. It was actually quite hard to deal with a guide dog in a place like that on many rides, so we would kennel him for a few hours and we'd guide her. So it's not that she didn't need guiding, just the dog could be replaced by a human and there were a lot of us there on that trip to take place of the dog. They also left the guide dog behind when they cruised for similar reasons and subsequent trips to Disney as her kids got older, they would leave the dog with a trusted person. It's really not as easy as one would think to use one in a park with rides. But when she's by herself in public the guide dog is invaluable. The cane helps quite a lot, but the dog really helps in many situations. She's had about 3 or 4 in her life so far (in her 50s).
Thank you for answering my question. I was a little nervous about how it was going to be received...
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Thank you for answering my question. I was a little nervous about how it was going to be received...
No worries at all! I think until you experience certain situations with a guide dog, it's hard to imagine how it could work. If it was one for a different disability that had to be there 24/7 no, you wouldn't kennel the dog. However about half of her adult life she's had one and other times not so she's good with dog or human (or no) guides LOL. Even a great guide dog can get a little stressed at a place like Magic Kingdom and truthfully you cannot ride with a dog on all rides so when the kids were smaller (grade school aged) it was easier for us all to do it. It was an experience for sure. The rest of the time I've been with them, it's not been a question if the dog would be there or not. Just some places it's not as easy and so we step in and help out.
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