Dog-Friendly Places to Eat, Stay and Play Near Walt Disney World
If you’re planning a trip to Walt Disney World and don’t want to leave your pooch behind, there are plenty of places in the Orlando, Fla., area that welcome dogs. However, Disney World isn’t one of them – unless your dog happens to be Goofy or Pluto.
Here are some of Orlando’s most dog-friendly places to eat, play and stay with your pup.
You’re in luck if you’d like your pooch to join you for outdoor dining in Florida. Earlier this year, Seminole County joined Orlando, Mount Dora, Tavares and Osceola counties in permitting restaurants to allow dogs on patios, according to the Orlando Sentinel. It’s up to individual restaurants to allow dogs, so be sure to call ahead to find out the policy.
For reviews of dog-friendly dining destinations, check out Scott Joseph’s Orlando Restaurant Guide.
Orlando is home to these off-leash dog parks. Your dog must be sociable, licensed and up-to-date on all shots.
If you’d like to take an urban hike with your dog in Orlando, these trails allow dogs on leash.
These dog-friendly (and budget-friendly) chains don’t charge extra for pets.
La Quinta – The seven properties in the Orlando area allow pets up to 50 pounds.
Motel 6 – This pet-friendly pioneer has two properties in Orlando that welcome dogs of all sizes.
Red Roof Inn – The two properties in Orlando allow one pet per room.
If you need day care or longer-term kenneling for your pooch, Best Friends Pet Care at Walt Disney World has pawesome amenities like a pups-only water park, nature trails and a 25,000-square-foot dog park.
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