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If you’re planning to bring your dog or pet to Disneyland, we have gathered advice just for you with tips for “pets at Disneyland” including information on the Disneyland Resort Kennel Club. Keep reading to learn how you can take your pet on your Disneyland vacation.
It’s not always easy to go on vacation when you have to leave your dog or pet behind. Even if you’re just doing a day trip to Disneyland, we have helpful planning advice for you and your pet at Disneyland.
Pets at Disneyland: Kennel Club
Did you know that Disneyland has a Kennel Club located on the east side of the esplanade? It’s tucked away just to the side of the stroller rentals and provides a climate-controlled environment for pets to stay during the day.
Disneyland Kennel Club Hours and Price
The Disneyland Kennel Club opens about 30 minutes before park opening (including any early morning access). Reservations are NOT accepted, so I suggest you arrive 30 minutes before park opening to secure your pet’s spot at the Disneyland Kennel Club. Pick up is required no later than 30 minutes after park closing.
As of March 2016, the fee is just $20 per pet, per day. You can call 714-781-7662 for current pricing and policies.
Dogs, Cats and other Pets
Disneyland Kennel Club accepts dogs and cats over four months with proper proof of vaccinations. Small (legal to the state of California) pets like birds, rabbits and select rodents may stay at the Kennel Club if they are in their own carrier and do not need any vaccination records.
What to Bring to the Disneyland Kennel Club
Proof of vaccination for dogs and cats at Disneyland is required. This means you must bring up-to-date paper work from your veterinarian including: name, address, phone number, pet’s owner, complete description of the pet, dates of each vaccination and the name, address and phone number of each vet that administered the vaccines.
A simple letter stating vaccinations will not work and there are no exceptions; be prepared to show the proper forms.
You may also bring a leash, blankets, toys, food and other items to help your pet feel comfortable.
Getting to the Disneyland Kennel Club
The Mickey and Friends parking structure offers pet-friendly transportation to Disneyland.
What to Expect at the Disneyland Kennel Club
Disneyland attendants are not allowed to handle pets, but can fill water bowls that are within reach. They ask that you come to relieve your pet at least every four hours.
There is an exercise yard nearby to take your pet for a quick walk right on Disneyland property with artificial grass and hedges. There are also areas just outside the resort on Harbor Blvd. that provides a great place for a quick walk with live grass and hedges.
When you check your pet out for a walk or even for an extended time to hang out at your hotel, be certain to tell the attendant you’re out for a long walk. Otherwise they may give your spot to another pet.
Pets at Disneyland: Pet Prep
You’re ready to go to Disneyland with a bunch of Mickey gear (shirts, backpacks, ears) but is your pet ready for his Disneyland appearance?
First, make sure your little princess pet dresses the part with this Snow White pet costume or this Mickey Mouse costume. (Thanks for clicking and buying through our affiliate links, full disclosure here and in the sidebar.)
We know you’ll be enjoying lots of delicious treats at Disneyland, so why not grab a little something for your pup? My top picks is this Mickey Mouse vinyl squeak ice cream bar chew toy and this Monsters University tug ‘n squeak pull toy. Seriously, could these Disney pet products get any cuter?
Pet Friendly Disneyland Hotels
When you’re heading to Disneyland we can’t forget hotels. Currently none of the Disney owned hotels allow pets on site, but there are still tons of options close by. When searching hotel packages with Get Away Today, simply select “pet friendly” under the amenities option.
You can book discount hotel rooms from our partners at Get Away Today, and don’t forget to use promo code HAPPIEST10 for extra savings on 2 nights or more! Plus get discount Disneyland tickets here so both you and your pet at Disneyland will have a magical vacation!
Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.