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Disney hotels to your dogs: Be our guest

Beginning Sunday, Oct. 15, Walt Disney World Resort will allow dogs at four resort hotels: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Beginning Sunday, Oct. 15, Walt Disney World Resort will allow dogs at four resort hotels: Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Walt Disney World Resorts

Pluto and Goofy must have spoken up about Disney resorts’ ban on pets.

Beginning Sunday, four resort hotels in Orlando will begin allowing up to two dogs per guest room, Walt Disney World announced Friday. Dogs are still not allowed at Disney parks, unless they’re service dogs.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground are all participating in the pilot program. Reservations for pooches are open through October 2018, according to The Associated Press.

Pups will get access to outdoor pet exercise and relief areas, Disney said, and an aptly named Pluto’s Welcome Kit.

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort and the cabins at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground are all participating in the new pilot program.

The kit includes a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, plastic disposable bags, puppy pads, dog-walking maps and a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger as an indicator to hotel staff. Day care and pet services will also be available — for an added fee — at Best Friends, an on-property pet care facility.

Up next: pet merchandise at the four properties.

Bringing along your canine won’t be free, though. Art of Animation, Port Orleans - Riverside and Fort Wilderness have a $50 per-night, per-room pet-cleaning rate. The Yacht Club’s fee is $75.

Guests are encouraged to only bring good boys or girls to the resort: All pets must be well-behaved, leashed while in public areas and vaccinated.

Chabeli Herrera: 305-376-3730, @ChabeliH

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