Disneyland Kennel Club
Are you like me and you tend to travel with your fur baby? Do you want to go to Disneyland but not sure what to do with your dog? Did you know Disneyland offers a special place for your fur baby at the Disneyland while you are enjoying the day in the park? If you haven’t heard about the Disneyland Kennel Club before let me tell you all about it.
Disneyland Kennel Club located next to Stroller/Wheelchair Rental building (on the right side of the entry plaza.)
Walt Disney had a love of animals that he feared park guests would bring their dogs with them and leave them locked in the car. He wanted to prevent that so he built the kennel right next to the entrance to give pet owners a place for their pets to go so they would be safe for the day. The Kennel was opened in 1958 located the right of the Main Entrance of Disneyland park and is still housed in the same building to this day, although it has gone through major renovation throughout the years. The building is temperature controlled and in my opinion a pretty calm and relaxing place.
Disneyland Kennel Club has become such a major part of every trip I make because I travel with my 2 small dogs – JJ the Chihuahua and Jessie the Papillon. I could never leave my dogs in my hotel room or in the car while I was having fun and the closest pet boarding facility is about 15-20 minutes away with limited hours which limits your enjoyment in the park since you are worried about the time. I was so grateful when I was planning our very first trip to Disneyland to I find out about the Disneyland Kennel Club. It has become my dogs home away from home. Since we started going to Disneyland back in 2009, JJ the Chihuahua has probably stayed at the Kennel Club roughly around 300+ days and is still going several times a year. JJ has gone so many times that once we get off the tram from Mickey & Friends parking garage in Downtown Disney, his tail pops up, he starts to strut and leads me all the way to the Kennel since he knows the way. Jessie the Papillon has probably been to the Kennel Club around 200+ days and has made many of friends with Cast Members and many of the park guests she meets along the way to the Kennel. She has one friend in particular who works in strollers area that she is always looking for when we go by and she makes sure to say “hi” to everyone. I feel really comfortable and confident in bringing my dogs with me to Disneyland and using the kennel services. The kennel staff is amazing (some have become my friends) and I know they are there looking out for my babies.
Jessie & JJ all checked in at the Disneyland Kennel.
A few things to keep in mind about the Disneyland Kennel Club
- The Kennel opens 30 minutes prior to the park opening and closes 30 minutes after the park closes. Pets are only allowed to ride on the Disneyland Trams from Mickey & Friends parking structure but not the buses from the Toy Story parking lot, so make sure you park in Mickey & Friends or you will have to walk from Toy Story which is a little over a 1-mile walk.
- The cost is $20.00 per pet/per day and reservations are not available. The Kennel Club is just for the day, sorry no overnight stays.
- The kennel has a limited number of kennel spaces and very few dog run kennels for large dogs (only 4 runs for large dogs). It is recommended to arrive early to make sure there is space available, especially during peak season. Holidays and Special event days typically the Kennel is full within the first 2-4 hours.
- Unfortunately, the kennel staff are unable to walk or feed your pet so you are responsible for that and it is recommended that you check on your pet every 3-5 hours but how often you check on your pet is up to you.
- All pets from dogs and cats to birds and small rodents to pigs and any legal to own animal according to California law are welcome at the Kennel.
You must provide proof of current vaccinations for Dogs and Cats. Here are the vaccination requirements according to the Disneyland’s website. For dogs, must be 4 months and older, guests must show proof of the following vaccinations:
For cats, must be 4 months and older, guests must show proof of the following vaccinations:
The Kennel also provides you with the use of blankets and if you need to feed your dog during the day, they have food (dry & canned) and treats for available if you did not bring your own.
This is my dogs home away from home while we are at Disneyland and is the place I trust leaving my dogs at. They are always happy when I pick them up and the kennel staff is very attentive, if they notice your pet isn’t doing well they will call to let you know so you can come to check on them. This is the BEST on-site kennels I have experience when visiting an amusement park, museum, aquarium, and tourist location.
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Guest post by Brianna.