For those pet lovers who want to bring their fur baby on an upcoming road trip can still enjoy everything the Walt Disney World Resorts have to offer. You will find everything from a place to allow your pet to play while you play at the parks or even spend the night while you enjoy one of the many Disney World Resorts. You can even bring your pet with you when staying at select campsites at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. Here are a few pet-friendly options when staying visiting Walt Disney World.
With the exception of Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground, none of the Disney World Resorts allow animals in the rooms (except service dogs). If you choose to bring your pet and stay at a Disney Resort you will need to board your pet at one of the area kennels. Best Friends Total Pet Care is available on Bonnet Creek Parkway and offers full boarding services for Disney and Orlando area guests. (See below for more details about this facility.)
Those staying at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground can have their dogs stay with them when they are staying at the full-hook-up campsites. They are not allowed in the cabins. When making your reservations, ask for a pet-friendly site.
Best Friends Total Pet Care
Those visiting the Walt Disney World Resorts with their furry family member can use the services available at the Best Friends Total Pet Care. This center has more than 140 dog years of experience taking care of and treating visiting pets like family. Both overnight and daytime only boarding are available to those wanting to bring their pet with, but not have it with them at the park or in their hotel room. You can even take advantage of the Go Home Fresh Bath and have your pets groomed before picking them up.
Because the center can fill up quickly, it is highly recommended to make reservations for your pet in advance. You can do this by calling (877) 493-9783. The pet center is open seven days a week throughout the year. Operating hours vary depending upon park hours and does accept pets of those who are not staying at a Walt Disney World Resort. Best Friends Total Pet Care is located at 2510 Bonnet Creek Parkway in Lake Buena Vista. For more information call (407) 209-3126.
In the state of Florida it is illegal to leave you pet inside a parked car with the windows down. The heat can kill your beloved pet within minutes. Take the time to take your pet with you or leave it at a local kennel while you are at the theme parks, eating or enjoying the area. If you cannot do this, please leave your pet at home.
Be aware that depending upon where you are staying and what you plan to do while at Walt Disney World, policies at different locations may vary. Call ahead to verify policies are current and to find out more details about what you can expect when bringing your pet with you.