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Pets in School?

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Take Your Dog (Or Cat) to College!

Every time I head up to UCF to see my daughter, she asks that I bring our dog. Let’s face it; the pup is everyone’s favorite family member. How do you manage pets at school? Personally, I would rather travel with a dog than have our daughter adopt one of her own that may eventually become mine too, so I often oblige. (You may want to see our blog on Pets at College if you already have a grandbaby with fur.) The good news is that is becoming rather common for people to travel with their pets.

Dog-friendly restaurants near UCF:

Bloodhound Brew

Boston Coffeehouse

California Pizza Kitchen

Dexters on Thornton Park

Gators Dockside

Graffiti Junktion by Lake Eola

Kelley’s Homemade Ice Cream

Kres Chophouse on Church Street Downtown

La Bella Luna at Baldwin Park

Relax Grill on Lake Eola

Seito Sushi at Baldwin Park

Taverna Opa on I-Drive

Teak Bar and Grill

The Hammered Lamb near Lake Eola

Pet-friendly Hotels

Best Western Orlando East Inn & Suites

Best Western Orlando East Inn & Suites on East Colonial

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Orlando/UCF Area Research

DoubleTree Resort by Hilton at Seaworld

Floridays Resort Orlando on I-drive

Grand Bohemian Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando.

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress near Disney on Lake Buena Vista

International Palms Resort on I-drive

La Quinta Inn & Suites Convention Center by Universal

La Quinta Inn Universal Orlando Studios

La Quinta Orlando Inn & Suites by UCF on Research Parkway

Park Plaza Hotel in Winter Park

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

TownePlace Suites Orlando East La Quinta Inn & Suites Orland UCF

Be sure, when making reservations, you tell them you are traveling with a pet. Some have fees. You can book directly through the different hotel brands listed below or book through a website like Expedia or Hotels.com.

Dog Parks

Perhaps while in the area you just want to let Fido get out and run a bit. Here are a few dog parks in the area:

Avalon Dog Park

Dr. Phillips Dog Park

Hound Ground Dog Park in Winter Springs. This park is only around 20 minutes away. However, they are closed on Wednesday’s from 7- 4.

Jay Blanchard Park on Dead Road is a less than a 15-minute drive from campus. It has big fields for your pups to run around.

Lake Eola Park – specifically on Sundays at the Farmer’s Market

Of course, if you are traveling with a service animal, which is not considered a “pet,” you are allowed to take your service dog virtually anywhere you are allowed to go. There should be no extra fees or deposits for this. However, emotional support animals may not be allowed to accompany their owner in public places, i.e. restaurants, stores, hotels, so you may want to check before you head out.

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2019-04-10T16:55:54+00:000 Comments

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