Your Real Best Friend Can Now Come to Disney World as Hotels Finally Welcome Dogs

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Food Editor19 October 2017

Bark for joy! You’ll never have to leave your precious pup behind when you go to Walt Disney World ever again.

For the first time, you’re allowed to bring your doggo to four of the resort’s on-site hotels: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort — Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort cabins.

Celebrate! No dog need ever be left behind again | © Park Troopers / Unsplash

Starting from 15 October, your four-legged friend will be welcomed just as warmly as your two-legged ones.

Pooches can expect the star treatment. All pawsome guests will receive a free kit filled with food and water bowls and a mat, a pet ID tag, disposable bags, puppy pads and even a map with local dog walking routes.

Your dog will look as happy as this | © Marion Michele / Unsplash

All puppers on Disney property must be ‘well behaved, leashed in resort public areas and properly vaccinated’ – we’re sure Goofy, Pluto, Lady and Tramp will attest to that.

Owners will pay $50 per night at all the hotels except the Disney Yacht Club, which will cost $75, to cover cleaning charges, and can’t take more than two dogs per room. All four hotels will have designated pet relief areas so Fido can do his thing.

Disney have never let dogs stay in hotels before | © Travis Gergen / Unsplash

This marks a change in attitude from Disney about dogs, as they’ve never been allowed inside hotel rooms before and were only permitted at the Fort Wildnerness Resort campgrounds.

Besotted dog owners will never again have to leave their best friend behind when they go away, and Disney even offers doggie daycare, so your dog will feel as loved and pampered as you will.

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