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• Sarasota • Lakewood Ranch • Osprey •

Holiday Reservation Tips

Here is a friendly reminder of what to pack and what not to pack for your pet’s lodging stay.

We are so excited to have your pets with us over the holidays! As we usually do this time of year, we’d like to provide you with some tips and detailed information about our busy holiday season. 

We value and respect your time, and have taken several steps to expedite the check-in/check-out proves while still providing the top level of care your pet deserves. 

Please call us with any questions you may have. 

Patience:  On some days we will have 75 -100 pets checking in and or out of our facility in a single day! If you have a flight to catch, please allow adequate time for check-in so that we may get thorough and complete care instructions for your pet. Our staff will be working as efficiently as possible but anticipate a bustle of activity.

Pre-bagged food: We always tell pet parents to pre-measure their pet’s meals into individual baggies whenever possible. This helps to ensure your pet receives the same portions you feed at home. No need to date them, but if A.M. and P.M. portions are different, feel free to use a permanent marker on the baggies differentiating the morning from evening meals. Staff will confirm feeding information with you at check-in. 

Personal Items:  We provide water bowls, food bowls, and a raised bed with bedding. We recommend bringing in only those items that are necessary for your pet’s comfort. Please feel free to bring in a toy or two to help your pet feel at home – we will inventory the items at check-in. As a reminder, please keep your pet’s “irreplaceable” belongings at home. For the safety of your pet, we no longer permit tennis balls or tug toys.

Vaccines: Please ensure your pet is up to date on the following vaccinations before their stay:

Cats Dogs
Rabies: 1 year Rabies: 1 year or 3 year
Distemper: 1 year Distemper: 1 year
Bordetella: 6 months


Camera Suites: To expedite your check-out process, we will be gathering and laundering pets’ belongings the night before their scheduled departure. Should you look in on your pet and find their belongings have been removed, rest assured your pet will always have access to one of our beds at all times.

Bayside Care Club: As a reminder, we are now offering this protection program to all of our lodging clients for added peace of mind throughout your pet’s stay. For more information, including coverage/non-coverage and FAQs, visit our informational website at

A few last things before you go…

Standard lodging includes three potty breaks. We offer extra activities for an additional fee to accommodate pets that need a little bit more time out of their suite. Keep in mind your pet will be stimulated with the hustle and bustle of the holiday festivities and may come home all “tuckered out”, so please select activities compatible with your pet’s energy level. 

Although your pet may be housebroken, it is not uncommon for a pet to have an accident when in a new environment. We offer full-service grooming and bathing if you would like your pet freshened up before you take them home. 

We will do our best to make your pet’s stay with us a comfortable, positive experience and wish everyone a Happy Holiday Season!

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