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Traveling With Your Pet
Lodging, Kennels & Other Helpful Information


Resources below for those traveling the Cape with pets -

           ~ Travel Tips
           ~ Lodging
           ~ Things To Do On The Cape
           ~ Kennels, Parks, and Veterinary Resources


  • Travel Tips 

    Be sure to bring the following items with you when traveling with your pet
              -  proof of rabies vaccination (most lodging now require this)

              -  up-to-date license
              -  medications & copies of prescriptions
              -  your veterinarian information

              -  pet crate
              -  for more great tips - "The Ultimate Guide To Traveling With Pets (2017)"

    Do you need to transport your pet? Consider using a pet transport
    service such as this -

                  - A Pet Transport Service that offers Private Pet Transports
 shipping your dog or cat and offering door to door


  • Pet Friendly Lodging On Cape Cod

If you plan on bringing your pet with you on vacation, Cape Cod offers travelers many options for lodging that allow you to keep your pet with you. Be sure to check on specific policies, such as in-season restrictions, weight limitations, etc.  Always bring your pet's rabies vaccination records and other important information (see tip above).

Even though a place may welcome pets as guests, always be sure to notify the establishment that your pet will be with you before making your reservation, and get all of the confirming details sent to you in writing. Be sure to be upfront about all of the details about your pet, too. Taking these steps avoids any misunderstandings or unexpected complications when you arrive. 

Bed & Breakfasts 
Barnaby Inn  Harwich  Dog graphic - tiny 
The Beachside at Nantucket   Nantucket  Dog graphic - tiny  select rooms
Brass Lantern Inn  Nantucket Dog graphic - tiny  $25/day; crating required when
      owners not present. Very pet friendly!

Cape Cod Harbor House Inn  Hyannis  Dog graphic - tiny  less than 50 lbs; $15/day; dog run on site
Cape Cod's Lamb and Lion Inn  Barnstable  Dog graphic - tiny  $25/day
Compass Rose Inn  (*** Formerly Colonial House Inn B&B)  Yarmouth Port  Dog graphic - tiny  

Inn At The Oaks  Eastham  Dog graphic - tiny   $50/stay; pets must be crated in
       owners' absence

Marston Family B&B  Hyannis Port  Dog graphic - tiny  Fees may apply
The Painted Dog  Eastham  Dog graphic - tiny  Lots of nice pet amenities
The Simmons Homestead Inn Hyannis Dog graphic - tiny  $25 clean-up charge *** NO CATS ***

Atlantic Oaks Campgrounds  Eastham  Dog  $4/night
Bayview Campgrounds  Bourne  Dog  Limit 2. Also has an enclosed pet park.
Bourne Scenic Park  Bourne  Dog
Cape Cod Camp Resort & Cabins  East Falmouth Dog   Up to $6/day. *** Lots of rules for pets and limitations on where they are allowed to stay.
Peters Pond Park  Sandwich Dog    Dog park on the grounds.  
Shady Knoll Campgrounds  Brewster  Dog  $4/night
Surfside Motel  Oak Bluffs, MV  Dog graphic - tiny  $25/night; 
no breed, size or weight restrictions! Many requirements - be sure to review ahead of reserving.
Sweetwater Forest  Brewster  Dog  $1/day; A/C day kennel on site

Cottages & Home Rentals
Private Rentals - Search anywhere in the U.S.
Woof Cottages  Nantucket Dog graphic - tiny  $25 fee per stay; welcome basket with
treats and toys; Nantucket bandanna; pet bed; dog walking service


Hotels & Motels
Econo Lodge   West Yarmouth  Dog graphic - tiny  $25/night/pet. Limit 2 pets up to 40 lbs.
Green Harbor Waterfront Lodging  Falmouth  Tiny Dog   $10/stay
Island Inn on Martha's Vineyard  Oak Bluffs, MV  Tiny Dog  $22/day
Outer Reach Resort  Truro  Tiny Dog  $15/day/pet. Limit 2.
Sandwich Lodge & Resort  Sandwich  Tiny Dog   Standard rooms only; Fees apply


  • Pet Friendly Things To Do On The Cape

Cape Cod National Seashore  Eastham  - pets must be leashed; restricted 
       areas marked

Martha's Vineyard   
January 1-March 31: No restrictions.
       April 1-May 14: Dogs are allowed on beaches but are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat.
       May 15-August 30: Dogs are allowed on beaches but are prohibited within 100 yards of posted nesting habitat; dogs are prohibited on all beaches between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
       September 1-September 15: Dogs are prohibited on all beaches between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
       September 16-December 31: No restrictions.

During the summer, dogs on a leash are allowed on beaches before 9 a.m. and after 5 p.m. Dogs are not permitted on beaches where lifeguards or endangered species habitat are present. Dogs are welcome on most ferries and on shuttle buses to and from the beach.

Dennis Fresh Pond Dog Park (& other dog friendly areas in Dennis)


  • Kennels, Parks & Veterinary Resources   

       For those travelers who enjoy bringing their pets with them, but select lodging that will not permit them to stay with you, there are kennels on the Cape. Be sure to ask your lodging host for suggestions for kennels, too. Below is a list of resources for kennels and other practical information for traveling with your pet.


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