Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, announces today the launch of Paws in Paradise

March 22nd, 2018

Boca Raton, Fla. – February 8, 2018 – Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, announces today the launch of Paws in Paradise, allowing guests to experience first-class luxury service with their pup in tow. The program ensures all four-legged guests are treated to True Waldorf Service at the South Florida resort, inclusive of welcome amenities, signature spa treatments, dining options and an in-house veterinarian.

“Since adopting Hays, the resort’s ‘Canine Director’ and puppy-in-training as part of the Assistance Dogs of Hawaii Program, we were inspired to a launch a pet-friendly program that speaks to the luxury of the resort,” said John Tolbert, President and Managing Director of Boca Raton Resort & Club. “Hays also served as an inspiration for the launch of the resort’s fundraising efforts for service dogs, and we could not be more excited to find additional ways to give back to our community and to all of our canine guests.”

At check-in, pets will be greeted by Hays in addition to receiving a welcome letter from our puppy-in-training, water and food bowls, a luxury dog bed, and access to the dog park at the Bungalows. For events and conferences, the Resort and Club offers the Puppies & Ice Cream Breakout Session, where attendees can interact with service animals.

As an added service, the resort provides dog sitting and walking, pooch “Nanny Cams” available to rent and resort-branded wardrobe accessories. In partnership with Chateau Poochie, a local, full-service luxury canine hotel, Boca Raton Resort & Club will also provide guests’ pets with pampered grooming and indulging spa treatments, doggy daycare social lounge play, and five-star overnight boarding. The Chateau Poochie limo offers both pickup and drop off for its canine guests.

Tim Mullally, Top Canine Trainer and President of A Dog’s Best Friend, South Florida’s premier positive obedience school, has awarded the Resort and Club a Five Paws Certification for its facilities and new pet program and services. Mullally has created a series of walking routes on-property for dogs and their owners, ranging from garden and waterfront paths to exercise routes for those that desire a longer walk. Additionally, Mullally will offer guests on-site training and a comprehensive resource list to enhance the dog and owner’s stay.

To ensure the safety and health of all pups on-property, Boca Raton Resort & Club offers its members and guests access to the property’s exclusive veterinary services. The resort’s Veterinarian Concierge, Dr. Tanis Whyte, offers services and care for pet medical needs by appointment.

“I am excited to join Boca Raton Resort & Club’s mission to provide an unparalleled hospitality experience to all members, guests and pets who visit the resort,” said Dr. Tanis Whyte, In-House Veterinarian at Boca Raton Resort & Club. “I am committed and dedicated to the health and well-being of all pets on-property, and I look forward to working with the resort staff and ‘Canine Director’ Hays to carry out this new program.”

The $150 one-time, non-refundable fee includes dog-friendly room service, daily tuck-in service, dining options at Shaka and 501 East Terrace as well as access to the marina, resort shuttle, and designated pet relief stations in the Tower, Yacht Club and Cloister.

The resort and club provides a full dog park with designated pet relief stations, luxurious dog beds, and custom-made dog accessories for discerning pups. For canine guests with sea legs, Boca Beach Club offers paddleboards for dogs and their owners to enjoy together on the Atlantic coastline.



Dogs Welcome at Select Walt Disney World Hotels Starting Oct. 15

October 15th, 2017

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We have exciting news for Disney Parks fans who are also dog lovers. Beginning this Sunday, Oct. 15, for the first time ever, the Walt Disney World Resort will welcome guests – and their dogs – to four of its resort properties!

Four Walt Disney World resort hotels have been designated dog friendly. Each property’s per night/per room pet-cleaning rate is:

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort $50/night
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort $50/night
Disney’s Yacht Club Resort $75/night
Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort $50/night

A maximum of two dogs per guest room can be accommodated. Each guest room will have easy access to outdoor pet walkways for exercise and green spaces with pet relief areas.

We will also designate certain floors or sections of a hotel as dog-friendly, while the majority of areas will remain canine-free to accommodate Guests with allergies or other concerns.

Dog lovers will find plenty of Disney amenities and special touches for their four-legged friends.

At check-in, Pluto’s Welcome Kit includes mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, courtesy plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps. Also included: a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger indicating to hotel staff that a pet is in the room.
Disney enjoys a partnership with Best Friends Pet Care, an on-property full-service facility that can provide assistance with pet daycare and other pet services (fees apply).
Pet merchandise is coming soon to participating resorts.
While there are no in-room services available at this time, Best Friends Pet Care does provide services like doggie day care at its nearby facility on Disney property.

Dogs that are allowed to stay in guest rooms will be expected to be well behaved, leashed in public resort areas and properly vaccinated. For more information about the new dog-friendly trial program, including other restrictions and policies, guests may contact 407-W-DISNEY. DVC Members should contact Member Services at 800-800-9800.

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No pet left behind. Royal Caribbean comes to the rescue for 4-legged stranded by storm

September 17th, 2017

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St. Martin – One of the heartbreaking aspects of any evacuation is everything that must be left behind. And in the wake of Hurricane Irma, people across the Caribbean were being asked to make a singularly painful sacrifice: evacuate without their pets.
For many, it wasn’t a choice at all. After Hurricane Irma left St. Martin in shambles, Jack Schultz, 38, said he had to turn down two military evacuation flights and the offer of a boat ride because they wouldn’t let him take his mutts, Tillie and Corbin, with him.
That changed, however, as Miami-based Royal Caribbean International began offering an exit, pets included. The Majesty of the Seas — occupancy 2,767 two-legged guests — was rerouted to pick up evacuees in the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin, the shared Dutch-French island in the Caribbean.

Read the whole story at the Miami Herald…