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Say it isn’t so: Pluto no longer ‘top dog’ at Disney?

Don’t worry: Pluto is still the main canine at Walt Disney World Resort—but he won’t be the only dog.

The theme park will welcome dogs to four hotels for the first time ever beginning Sunday.

Dog lovers will find plenty of Disney perks for their four-legged friends. At check-in, dog owners will receive Pluto’s Welcome Kit, which includes a mat, bowls, a pet ID tag, disposable bags, puppy pads and dog walking maps. The kit also includes a Pluto “Do Not Disturb” door hanger to let hotel staff know that a pet is in the room.

Disney has partnered with Best Friends Pet Care, an on-property, full-service facility that can provide pet daycare and other pet services, for a fee.

Guests will also be able to purchase pet merchandise at the pet-friendly resorts.

Here are a list of the hotels and the per night/per room pet-cleaning rates:

Disney’s Art of Animation Resort — $50

Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort — $50

Disney’s Yacht Club Resort — $75

Cabins at Disney’s Ft. Wilderness Resort — $50

A maximum of two dogs per room are allowed. Each guest room will have access to outdoor pet walkways for exercise and green spaces with pet relief areas.

A caveat: While dogs will be allowed to stay in guest rooms, they will be expected to be well behaved, leashed in public resort areas and properly vaccinated.

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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