For daytime dog and cat boarding, Universal charges $15 per pet at its first-come, first-served kennel (407/224-9509) in the parking structure; there, owners must feed and walk their own dogs, but water is provided. You don’t have to stay at a resort property to use Universal’s service.

Off-property, there’s VIPet Resort (407/355-3594;; $55–$65 dogs, $32 cats overnight, $30 daytime), near where Sand Lake Road meets Florida’s Turnpike. For all these services, you must have written proof of current vaccinations.

Universal's resorts (minus Cabana Bay, Aventura, and Endless Summer) allow pets for a $100 fee, and the hotels also provide welcome amenities. Even hotels that are pet-friendly usually charge a daily fee. To find more pet-friendly hotels, two solid resources are and

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.