We were sure to pack a doggy first aid kit, (which came with bowls!), but added in things like Pepto (liquid gels), and Dramamine. There was space for his treats too! We brought his shoes, Copy of vaccination records and put it all his own backpack. Diaper bags are great because they can also keep things cool, hold mini waters instead of bottles, give access to bags and wipes, and be a comfortable and stylish backpack at the same time! Too bad Disney ones are hard to find!
|When ya gotta go, you gotta go!|
Besides the parks, you’re allowed to bring your service animal to any of the Disney resort hotels. However, as is true with having your animal anywhere, you must make sure that they are not being rowdy or obtrusive. Plus, you’ll want the Cast Members to be happy that your dog is staying there and be willing to welcome you both back.
Here are Disney’s dog-friendly resorts, if you want your pup to also be around other dogs:
Cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort For those traveling to Disneyland, you’ll need to book a stay at a non-Disney hotel, since they currently don’t have any pet-friendly accommodations (aside from the Kennel Club).
If you book a stay at one of Disney’s pet-friendly resorts,
you can request a Pluto’s Welcome Kit.
The kit includes a pet ID tag, a mat, bowls, disposable doggie bags,
puppy pads, dog walking maps, and a Pluto-theme “do not disturb,”
sign so the resort staff knows you have a dog in your room.
Doing this on a hard floor as in the bathroom or kitchen (if your accommodations have one) will make wiping the floor up when they’re done much easier. Further, if your room is equipped with a vacuum, it’s a good idea to vacuum especially if your dog sheds. If your room does not have a vacuum, leaving an extra tip for Mouse-keeping is a polite way to say “thank you.”
|Pluto Welcome Kit|
Need to let your dog out before calling it a night? Don’t worry, Disney has you covered with pet walkways and green spaces at all of their pet-friendly hotels. The best part? You won’t have to go far to reach one of these areas. All pet-friendly rooms are located near the walkways and green spaces.
Disney World allows guests to bring in food and non-alcoholic drinks (as long as nothing is in glass containers), and that is extended to service dogs as well. Disney World does not charge admission to service dogs. Service dogs are usually trained pretty well, and some may be off leash at all time, but not at Disney World. Service dogs are required to remain on a leash or harness at all times while in the park.
When making your Advanced Dining Reservations, you should reserve space for your service animal as a plus one. You can do this much like you would for a baby. For example, if there are two dining guests in your party, reserve two plus one. Explain to the reservation agent that you’ll have your service dog with you. Furthermore, plan to arrive at the restaurant early. When you enter with a dog, you might have some explaining to do. The host might also have to find a different table than they had planned if it’s not the right height or if it would put you or your animal in an interfering location.
Advise the cast member, what you need assistance with; for example for someone with Autism, they normally can’t wait in lines for long, and don’t do well with crowds. Most of the time cast members will put you down the Fast Pass lane, (if you’re nice about it) or handicap lane (if there is one), making your wait much shorter. I’d suggest the accompanying party get a Fast Pass, or Fast Pass+ to join them. The GAC Card does work at Epcot for Characters too!