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  • On Mar 3, 2023
    Carmen from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello. Do you still have a place to take your dogs while visiting the parks? How does that work? Thank you. I looked on the map and can't find it. What does this all look like for the pets. I have 2 small pets under 5 pounds. Thank you

    Hi there, Carmen!

    Welcome to planDisney! I heard through the Twilight Bark that you were inquiring about taking your two petite pets with you on a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth! My Golden Retriever Lilo is my constant companion and, as a fellow dog owner and veterinarian, I try to take her wherever I can. 

    I'm afraid that, according to the Disneyland Resort Rules, only service animals are allowed onto Disneyland Resort property. Therefore, pets would not be allowed into the Downtown Disney District or the Parks. The Disneyland Kennel Club has been closed and there are no current plans to re-open it. 

    That doesn't mean that you have to leave your two little pups at home, though! There are several Good Neighbor Hotels around the Disneyland Resort area that are listed as Pet Friendly and allow you to leave your pets in the room while you are enjoying a day at the Parks. If you perform an Internet search, you'll also find several dog boarding facilities in the area if you'd like your fur babies to be monitored. 

    Just because your two companions aren't physically with you in the Parks doesn't mean you can't include them in your day! Here are some ideas:

    • If you have a picture of your pets on your phone, the artist outside the exit of Pirates of Caribbean in New Orleans Square will create a cartoon caricature of them! This makes a wonderful souvenir. A friend recently had one made of Lilo and it turned out wonderfully!
    • Purchase a souvenir for your dogs! I feed Lilo out of a bowl that says "Feed Me, Foolish Mortal!" 
    • Admire the other animals in the Park, from security dogs to the Disneyland horses, even the Prison Pooch on Pirates of the Caribbean
    • Did you know that the Disney PhotoPass Lenses in the Disneyland Mobile App will work on animals too? Take some fun and creative snaps with your pets!

    Carmen, I hope you were able to use the information in this answer and that you have a wonderful visit to the Disneyland Resort! Feel free to write back to us anytime here at planDisney!

    "Why everybody knows a dog's best friend is his human." - Trusty (Lady & The Tramp)

    Have a Magical Day!

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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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