by Loren G. Edelstein | October 16, 2017
As of yesterday, Oct. 15, four Walt Disney World Resorts allow guests to bring their canine companions. The properties participating in the pilot program are Disney's Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort, Disney's Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.

The new service permits up to two dogs per guest room. Each resort also offers easy access to outdoor pet-exercise areas and green spaces with pet-relief areas.

Among special amenities for the four-legged friends:

At check-in, Pluto's Welcome Kit includes a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, plastic disposable bags, puppy pads and dog-walking maps. Also included: a Pluto "Do Not Disturb" door hanger indicating to hotel staff that a pet is in the room.
Day care and other pet services are offered nearby at Best Friends, an on-property full-service pet-care facility. Fees apply.
Coming soon: Select pet merchandise at the four resort properties.
The resorts' per night/per room pet-cleaning rates are:

Disney's Art of Animation Resort: $50/night
Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort: $50/night
Disney's Yacht Club Resort: $75/night
Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort: $50/night
Per Disney's policy, "Dogs staying in a Disney resort guest room must be well behaved, leashed in resort public areas and properly vaccinated."