Bayside Pet Resort welcomes the public to Oct. 14 grand opening event.

VENICE, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2023) – Wellen Park pet parents now have a convenient location for daycare and overnight boarding. Bayside Pet Resort is hosting a grand opening event Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and it will be open to the public. Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the new location and win a variety of prizes.

This is Bayside Pet Resort’s fourth location at 8800 South Tamiami Trail – a freestanding 16,000-square-foot building offering overnight accommodations for 100 dogs and 18 cats, two doggie daycares for large and small dogs, grooming, and obedience and agility training.

“We are thrilled to welcome Bayside Pet Resort to Wellen Park,” said Rick Severance, president of Wellen Park. “Wellen Park is home to many pet lovers who are excited to have this level of quality and luxury in pet care in our community.”

The grand opening event will have a variety of raffle prizes for attendees to win. Guests could win a discount on a reservation, a gift basket full of dog toys and treats, lottery tickets and more.

“We can’t wait to open our doors to the Wellen Park community,” said Angeline Pantazis, vice president of operations at Bayside Pet Resort. “We hope everyone can come out and celebrate with us at our grand opening event.”

The building, situated on 2.5 acres, is a new prototype with larger dog runs and outdoor spaces. It will have various-sized kennels, including overnight boarding in 100 air-conditioned dog suites – most with popular indoor-outdoor runs – and 18 kitty condos and penthouses. The kennels are humidity-controlled with fresh air circulated every 10 minutes and are equipped with webcams for owners to check in on their pets. Bayside Pet Resort also provides fresh linens and soothing music.

Bayside Pet Resort also accepts turtles, fish, bearded dragons, guinea pigs, rabbits and hedge hogs. A pot-bellied pig is also a frequent guest. Horses, birds and poisonous animals are not accepted. For more information, visit

About Wellen Park

Consistently ranked among the U.S.’s top-selling communities annually by prominent real estate consulting firms RCLCO and John Burns, Wellen Park offers a mix of single-family and multifamily residential, commercial and recreational options. The community currently has approximately 9,500 residents, and at full buildout will have more than 50,000 residents and 22,500 homes within its three distinct districts: West Villages, Downtown Wellen and Playmore.

Wellen Park’s expanding residential choices include new-construction single-family homes in picturesque neighborhoods, a dynamic new lifestyle concept for active adults 55+, paired and attached villas, coach homes and condominiums for a low-maintenance lifestyle.

Rental options in Wellen Park range from one- to three-bedroom luxury apartments and single-family homes to an apartment community for adults 55 and older, and world-class independent, assisted living and memory care.

Wellen Park is close to top-ranked Gulf of Mexico beaches and the area’s many attractions.

To learn more about living at Wellen Park, call 941-960-7805, go to or visit the Welcome Center at 12275 Mercado Drive in Venice, Fla. The Welcome Center is open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Jennifer Hamilton, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold Marketing and PR, 239-275-5758, [email protected]

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