If you're planning to take your dog to Disney, here's what you should know

If Fido isn't popular, some pet parents won't be interested in going. For many reasons, many people don’t want to leave their dogs behind, especially when traveling. Some public places don't allow dogs, but if you're a pet parent, you might avoid some places that you didn't realize were dog-friendly, like theme parks. If you're wondering if you can take your dog to Disneyland, the answer is yes. But there's a problem.

Service animals are welcome at the Disneyland theme park, but they are not allowed on certain rides for safety reasons. Pet dogs are also allowed. While puppies can't play with their humans in the park, Disneyland offers doggie daycare at the main entrance for just $20 per pet per day. Disneyland kennels operate on a first-come, first-served basis, which means you need to arrive early to ensure your dog has a spot.

Not a dog person? If cats are your fur baby, you can also foster them at Disneyland. Keep in mind that most cats are not very keen on traveling. Before taking Fluffy to Disneyland, make sure your cat can handle the long trip. If the kitten would rather stay home, ask a friend, family member, or pet sitter to care for them so you can enjoy Disneyland without having to worry about Fluffy having a meltdown.

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If you have a non-traditional pet, Disneyland won’t discriminate against you. "You also have the option of boarding birds, rabbits, some rodents and many other animals that are legal to keep in California. However, each pet must be in its own cage," Disneyland notes on its website. So if you don't want to leave your pet hamster or hedgehog at home, you don't have to.

According to the Happiest Blog on Earth, it's important to know that Disney employees are not allowed to handle your pet, although they can refill food and water. Pets not in separate cages will be placed in a kennel and it is recommended that you take Fido to the toilet every four hours.

Some people online have suggested dressing up pets in Disney costumes for their theme park debut. But remember, most pets don't like wearing clothes. Since your pet may be a little anxious about being left in a kennel, maybe you shouldn't make the situation worse by dressing them up in a Snow White costume. Also, be sure to read all pet rules and regulations before bringing your beloved animal to Disneyland.

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Although Disneyland offers pet day care, pets (except service animals) are not welcome at Disneyland hotels. This means you’ll have to do some research and find a nearby pet-friendly hotel or Airbnb to accommodate your pet parrot, dog, or rabbit.

If you're just heading to Disneyland that day, keep in mind that the kennels may be full, so get there at least an hour before the park opens to get in line. For those who park farther away, you can take your pet on the Disneyland Resort Streetcar from the Mickey and Friends parking lot.

There's no doubt that Disneyland's kennels serve park visitors well. Before you decide to saltwater your pet, make sure your pet can be left alone in a kennel. If this is Fido's first time at the kennel, it's best to find a pet sitter. After all, if you're worried about your furry friend, you'll have a hard time enjoying the happiest place on earth.