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Old 03-29-2013, 07:49 AM   #1
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Dogs allowed?

We just booked at Kidani for the end of August. This will be our first trip to WDW. Does anyone know if they allow dogs at KV?
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:57 AM   #2
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Nope. They will allow service dogs but that's it. If you have a dog with you, you might want to look into the onsite kennels.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:34 AM   #3
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As PP mentioned, only service dogs are allowed at the resorts.

I think I read on another thread that dogs are allowed at Fort Wilderness if you are camping with your RV/trailer. But I'm sure someone can correct me if that's not the case
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #4
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There are some campsite loops at Fort Wilderness that allow dogs, but other than that, no on-property resort allows pets, except for service animals.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone. I figured that would be the case but just wanted to check.
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Old 03-29-2013, 12:27 PM   #6
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I'm sure PPs are correct, however, that was a flexible policy when I worked at a luxury hotel chain (not Disney). The answer was usually no except for service dogs but management also made exceptions on a case by case basis and imposed a $300 deep cleaning fee for once the guest left. In the three years I worked there, I saw about four guests who were allowed dogs.

I do think the kennels at WDW are a great option though! Very clean and nice.
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:12 AM   #7
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We used Best Friends once and it was very nice. However, we quickly tired of their high prices. There is an additional charge for even minor services. Our dog loves to interact with other dogs in group play but the additional charges begin to add up. So, we searched for another kennel and found VIP Pet Resorts which is about 15 minutes away. We love it! Our dog has now spent a week there during our last two trips. The facility is immaculate, the staff is top notch and the prices are reasonable. They even text you pictures. If you want to visit your dog every day or are staying just a day or two I might stick with Best Friends. If you are staying longer and are looking for better prices and group play I would definitely consider VIP Pet Resort.
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That is the hardest part of going to Disney world is leaving my Scottie! I totally understand the no pet dog rules but she is so good and would sit happily in my lap on easy rides...I would love to be able to bring her...in a perfect world maybe.
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That is the hardest part of going to Disney world is leaving my Scottie! I totally understand the no pet dog rules but she is so good and would sit happily in my lap on easy rides...I would love to be able to bring her...in a perfect world maybe.
In a perfect world there would be no dog allergies, no children that fear dogs, etc.
I love dogs...up until last summer, I always had a dog. But, I seldom brought the dog into situations where he might negatively impact others. I wish other people thought that same way. I have seen people ignore postings about no dogs allowed. The owners will say...'Oh my little Poopsie is sooo good. He would never do anything bad.' but little kids are still afraid and no one can say for certain exactly how their dog is going to react in a strange situation. And in my opinion, most people do not properly socialize their dogs..so there are a lot of situations that will be 'strange' to the dog.
Not to mention...is it really fair to drag a dog around a theme park? I understand that people love their pets...but they are animals, not humans. And animals tend to revert back to animal behaviour and believe me, animal behaviour is not always in the best interests of humans!!!
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I totally agree! It more of a dream of mine. She is such a lap dog I would carry her around the park and ride low key rides, and she would sleep right next to me, even sit in my lap during meals...again this is just a dream. . In the real world I don't even like the idea of dogs on planes. Or hotel rooms.
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I would love to bring my pup to Disney World! I have seen so many little service dogs at Disney and it cracks me up. Are little dogs considered service dogs to help with anxiety? I have always wondered that.

I always have dreams where I take my dog to Disney and keep her locked up in the bathroom. I don't know why I dream that all the time
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