Dog Friendly Disney Resorts

Have you ever been on vacation at Walt Disney World and thought, “I wish my dog could be here”? Good news – there are a few resorts on property that are dog-friendly and would allow your dog to join in on the vacation fun! Here are the dog-friendly resorts at Walt Disney World!

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Dog Friendly Resorts

Walt Disney World has made it very easy to bring our dogs on vacation! To anyone who has ever had a pet, you know they aren’t just “pets”, they are members of your family. As of right now, there are four resorts that allow your dog to stay with you. 

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort- Riverside, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, and The Cabins at Fort Wilderness Resort are the four designated dog-friendly resorts. Prices range from $41 per dog per night at a value resort, and around $97 per dog per night at a deluxe Vacation Villa. If you would like to bring your dog on your upcoming visit to Walt Disney World, you must call (407) 939-7539.


The dog-friendly rooms all have easy access to outdoor walkways so that your dog can exercise and use the pet relief areas. Upon check in, all guests with dogs will receive a complimentary Pluto Welcome Kit. This includes a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, plastic disposable waste bags, puppy pads, and dog walking maps. There is also a Pluto “Room Occupied” sign that alerts Cast Members that a dog is in the room.

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Basic Pet Policies

There are some pet policies that you should know before you decide to bring your dog on vacation. According to the Walt Disney World website, dogs are the only pets that are allowed. As always, guests are responsible for looking after their pets, and there is also a two dog maximum per guest room. This includes making sure that the dogs are always on a leash or in a carrier when you are outside of your guest room, and cleaning up after them. Be sure to also have an up-to-date vaccination record upon check-in.

Dogs are not permitted in Food & Beverage locations, club lounges, pool areas, and fitness centers. Other locations included in this are also the Theme Parks, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and Disney Springs. *This does not apply to service animals

Room Policies for Pets

Your furry best friend should not be left in your room for more than seven hours unattended. It is also important to know that Housekeeping cannot enter your room while your dog is in there. If you would like your room to be cleaned, you will have to call Housekeeping to schedule a time. Provided upon check in, you will also get a “Room Occupied” sign, which must be displayed to alert Cast Members that there is a pet in your room.

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Best Friends Pet Care

If you don’t want to leave your dog alone while you are at the parks all day, you can choose to board them at Best Friends Pet Care. This is a full-service animal care facility that includes everything from a few hours of playtime to full overnight stays complete with pampering. For the doggy daycare package, it starts at $30 per day and gets less expensive the longer you book. If you would like to leave your pet overnight, packages range from $47-$109 depending on which package you choose.

Best Friends Pet Care accepts dogs, cats, and other small animals too! If you would like more information on Best Friends Pet Care, visit their website or call (877) 439-9738.

Images by @disneypets


Disney does a wonderful job to ensure that your pet will have a great vacation too. They go above and beyond to make your dog feel welcomed and loved! It is nice to know that there are plenty of options for your dog to enjoy their stay from offering plenty of space for them to run around and play and even offering doggy daycare so they can have the most fun a pup could have! If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World and you don’t want to leave your dog at home, you now have plenty of great options to bring them along with you!

Have you ever brought your furry best friend to any dog friendly Disney resorts?

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