Just when we think we've learned everything about our favorite Disney parks, a new fact arises that catches us completely off guard - let's file the fact that Disneyland has its own freakin' pet day care center under this category. Somehow, after many years of visiting the parks and finding other accommodations for our furry (and feathered, and scaly) family members, we had no idea that the Disneyland Kennel Club existed.
You are responsible for feeding them and taking them out for bathroom breaks
The onsite kennel service is a convenient and affordable way for park visitors to ensure that their pets are in good hands while they enjoy a day at Disneyland. At a rate of $20 per pet, the Kennel Club guarantees that your pet is kept safe, watered, and cool; with 52 climate-controlled kennels and a full-time staff of Disney cast members, it's a great alternative to leaving your pet back in a hotel room or home alone.
The kennel is first-come, first-serve (it opens 30 minutes before the park) and located to the right of the Disneyland entrance. It's important to know a few rules about using Disneyland's pet-care service before arriving:
- If boarding a dog or cat, you must show proof that your pet is fully vaccinated during check-in. The full rules are listed on the Kennel Club webpage.
- If boarding a bird, rabbit, rodent, or reptile, you must provide their own carrier for containment, as the 52 main kennel cages are reserved for canine and feline guests.
- The kennel attendants are not legally allowed to handle your pets, which means that you are responsible for feeding them, taking them out for bathroom breaks, and putting them into the kennel cage. The attendants will refresh your pet's water and call you if your pet is in need of assistance, but it's the owner's responsibility to return to the kennel every few hours to refill food and make sure your pet gets a potty break!
- There is no overnight boarding available, so you must return to check your pet out at the end of your park visit. (As if you would forget!)
Basically, this is the perfect service for Disney addicts who can't bear to leave their fur babies alone for 12+ hours. With the Disneyland Kennel Club, you can take breaks from your Disney fun to make sure your pet is happy and healthy! It certainly seems to be a favorite spot among animal guests, too; scroll on for photos of satisfied kennel guests.