Pet Friendly Rooms

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by Clemson Bama Fan, Sep 4, 2010.


Should Disney Offer Some Pet Friendly Rooms?

  1. Yes, our pet loves to vacation in style.

  2. No, I prefer to board our pet.

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  1. Clemson Bama Fan

    Clemson Bama Fan How 'bout them Tigers!

    Jun 27, 2010
    Should Disney offer some "pet friendly rooms" at their resorts? Our first trip to Orlando we stayed at the Poly. Very nice, but we had to board our dog. Ever since then we have stayed at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal because our dog can stay in the room with us and we just make day trips to Disney parks when we are not at a Universal park. We would love to see Disney offer a few pet friendly rooms at some of their resorts as having our pet with us relieves any worry about our pet while we are on vacation and makes for a much better time. Not to mention our dog just loves it.
  2. Pixiedust34

    Pixiedust34 <font color=blue>It's like I'm stuck in a music ti

    Jun 23, 2005
    WDW just opened a brand new state-of-the-art kennel. You can even get a VIP suite for your pet with a flat screen TV, private yard, and bedtime stories with milk & cookies. : )

    I don't like pet friendly hotels, and hope WDW continues their no pet policy. We love our dog, but board her when we travel.
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  4. gillenkl

    gillenkl DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2006
    totally agree - with the new kennel I don't see a reason for pet friendly rooms.
  5. airhead

    airhead DIS Veteran

    Sep 6, 2000
    I travel with my dogs all the time to dog shows and my dogs stay in their softcrates with no problems. No barking no issues. But,my dogs are TRAINED early in their lives for travel. I don't think the average pet owner does this. I don't let my dogs get up on beds and furniture. I wouldn't like to stay in a room where some smelly dog was allowed to sleep on the bed or lounge on the chairs in a hotel room. That's not cool with me. For that reason,I say no dogs in WDW hotel rooms.
  6. justplaingoofy

    justplaingoofy DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2005
    We have 2 yellow labs and we LOVE animals!!! However....
    We've been in "pet friendly" hotels where dogs are barking in rooms and I would not want to deal with that. Its bad enough at times having screaming kids next door let along a barking dog.
  7. TheRatPack

    TheRatPack Under penalty of law this tag not to be removed ex

    Sep 1, 2003
    I said yes....or atleast have a hotel where there is a kennel onsite. The new kennel is AWESOME but it's going to be a nightmare to get to during the day. There are no buses that go anywhere near it, unless you go to the resort across the street and play frogger to walk across. So you'll have to get on a resort bus from the park and go all the way back to your resort, get in your car or your rental and then drive to the kennel...etc. Before if they were at the kennel at the main gate, you would just walk out and go visit them or feed them, walk them...etc and back to the parks.
  8. pickles

    pickles <font color=red>Just call me Capt. Barbossa-someon

    Apr 30, 2006
    they should make a pet /people resort and they should include maybe crates in the room or even a boarding kennel on site, so when you go out during the day you can leave your pet on the kennel.

    tho really, if you are at disney doing theme parks, why do you need your dog there? isnt like he will see you much anyway
  9. Checkers

    Checkers DIS Veteran

    Nov 19, 2006
    Not to mention people who have allergies and let's face it, there would always be those who wouln't "pick up" after their dogs.
  10. cinmell

    cinmell <marquee><font color=blue>The first person to repl

    Jan 17, 2000
  11. nurse.darcy

    nurse.darcy DIS Veteran

    Feb 16, 2007
    I am sorry, but is your pet truly happy staying in a motel/hotel room while you are out touring the parks? Do you come back every couple hours to walk them and take them out to potty? When you go for the day to a Disney Park do make arrangements for the dog to relieve themselves while you are out playing? I don't hold my bladder for 10 hrs nor would I expect my pet to do so.
  12. Matt'sMom

    Matt'sMom DIS Veteran

    Jan 24, 2005
    As a fellow dog trainer and handler, I totally agree. :thumbsup2

    I feel that a WDW vacation is a less than ideal situation for having pets in the resort rooms. Too many owners would be tempted to either leave the animal crated for over extended periods of time (while they tour the parks, etc.)... or alternatively might allow them free run of the room. Barking dogs, and the odors from elimination 'accidents' in a neighboring room or the hallway, are not something I personally want to experience during my WDW family vacation.

    The new 'pet resort' style kennels are a much more appropriate solution for those who do wish to travel with their pets, but choose to stay on WDW property. They allow owners the opportunity to be able to travel with and enjoy time with their pet during vacation, without having any negative impact on other WDW guests.
  13. NOLA_Tink

    NOLA_Tink Second star to the right & straight on til morning

    Jul 3, 2008
    We've boarded our dog at WDW & she was so much happier than she would have been if we had left her alone in the room all day. I LOVE our dog, but I don't want to sleep in a bed that may have had other people's pets sleeping in it. Plus, it would really be a shame if others tried to sneak their dogs/cats into a hotel that has pet friendly rooms w/o paying extra for a pet room. Sadly, some cheapos think that rules don't apply to them.
  14. Allison

    Allison DIS Veteran

    Oct 27, 2005
    No, they should not.
  15. PiperMickey

    PiperMickey Mouseketeer

    Oct 24, 2006
  16. Disneydenise

    Disneydenise DIS Veteran

    May 21, 2000
    I love my dogs but they are not properly trained to travel. My older dog is so sweet but she likes to sleep at the foot of our bed. I would hate to think of someone who doesn't feel the same about dogs to be stuck with that issue with the mattress. I always get a pet sitter to stay at our home. The dogs miss us but at least they are in their own familar place. I think that they would bark or howle when we were gone. We rent a house at the shore in the summer and my younger dog came home with an eye infection. We didn't bring her crate because the owner told me we didn't need to if she was trained. I think she got the infection from sleeping on the rug. I would never stay in a resort hotel without crating. I won't ever go without a crate for my dog again.
  17. dancer4life22

    dancer4life22 I wanna go to Disney

    Jun 18, 2009
  18. ElizabethB

    ElizabethB <font color=teal>I have a raw meat fetish. Who kne

    Jul 7, 2004
    We just returned from PBH. We were in the West Wing. There was a pet designated room next to us. We heard a dog bark once during our 4-night stay. Having pet designated rooms seems like no big deal to us. I do not have a pet and am allergic to dogs and extremely allergic to cats.

    Disney is way behind the curve on pets. Many upscale hotels permit pets in rooms these days. I guess that's why they built the fancy new kennel. An attempt to compete with Loews for pet lover business.
  19. Planogirl

    Planogirl I feel the nerd in me stirring

    Aug 11, 2000
    The Loew's hotels seem to handle pets onsite successfully as do La Quintas. I'm on the fence because I realize that allergies and phobias are an issue for some people. Maybe they could open a pet resort or just have certain wings be pet friendly?
  20. TagsMissy

    TagsMissy It's not always easy being the wife of a soldier.

    Jun 25, 2008
    :thumbsup2:thumbsup2 I am against Pet friendly rooms... in fact I think it's somewhat cruel to go to WDW leave your dog alone from morning to night while you have fun.
  21. millie

    millie Mouseketeer

    Jan 16, 2006
    We went to Universal in June and stayed at PBH with our dog. During the day he was at doggie day care and in the evening he was with us in the room.

    We drove from Philly and were able to make this trip a lot longer than usual because we could bring the dog as opposed to leaving him in a kennel for over a week or with a sitter which is very expensive. It actually cost less to bring him with us and pay for daycare and the hotel pet fees.

    We never left him alone in the room which works at Universal because there isn't a lot of nighttime entertainment plus in was so hot we were pretty worn out by the end of the day and we knew that by bringing the dog back to the hotel each night we were limiting ourselves on what we could do in the evening but that is what everyone wanted to do. We chose Universal for this trip because we knew that we could bring the dog and just went to Epcot for one day to use our give a day passes. There were a lot of dogs at PBH and we never heard any of them, just saw them out walking or in the halls.

    The new pet resort looks very nice but I do not plan on taking the dog when we stay at Disney as he cannot stay in the room. We normally only fly and stay 4 nights when we leave the dog at home with a sitter.

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