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Pet-friendly Vacations

Jennie Sparrow | 6/29/2017

Family vacations are all about bonding with family members – among those members, your pets! Below, we’ve listed a few special spots you can enjoy with your furry friends as well as some places you can stay on the Cape that are pet friendly.

Pet Events:

Paw Palooza:

It’s all about Fido at this major pet event happening in July of 2020! Once again, Cape Cod will host the region’s largest dog festival! Put on by The Agway of Cape Cod Charitable Foundation, the event will benefit the Cape’s two largest animal shelters—the MSPCA in Centerville and the Animal Rescue League of Boston’s shelter in Brewster. Enjoy events such as the thrilling DockDogs® tournament, Mike Piazza and his team of high flying Frisbee, and K-9 units from the Barnstable County Sheriff and Yarmouth Police Departments showcasing the skills of their working patrol dogs! Learn More

Swimming, hiking and playing:

The Cape is full beautiful parks and open spaces! Below is a short list of perfect outside locations to take your furry family member.

Nickerson State Park (Brewster):This 1,900+ acre park has some of the best dog hiking trails and swimming ponds on the Cape! Learn More

Fresh Pond Dog Park in Dennis: A fenced in park with two enclosed areas, this spot is located next to a swimming pond with a ½ mile dog hiking trail in woods. Learn More

Falmouth Dog Park: There are two fenced in areas on this 1.6 acre site, one for large dogs and one for small ones. Learn More

Pilgrim Bark Park in Provincetown: Ranked 2nd best dog park in America, it has a dog water fountain, dog memorial and even a dog art gallery! Learn More


Pets need pampering too! Visit these local boutiques and treat your pet to some new swag!

Agway of Cape Cod (Orleans, Chatham, Dennis): Offering a wide array of pet food, toys, supplies and more.

The Cape Cod Dog (Eastham): Specializing in holistic pet food, raw diets, supplements, collars, leashes, and so much more.

Hot Diggity (Mashpee): Offering pet toys, organic pet food & dog apparel.

Paws 7 Claws (Chatham): Offering affordable, quality pet foods, raw diets, natural treats, training aides, grooming supplies, toys, collars and leashes, and more. Self-service dog washing and an in-house grooming salon as well.

Pupcakes (Hyannis): Featuring a wide array of funky, funny & eclectic boutique items for your dog & cat.

Where to Stay

These beautiful Cape and Island homes welcome your pets.

Dennisport: Property 22505

East Falmouth: Property 28249

Truro: Property 2618

East Falmouth: Property 28249

Eastham: Property 6219

West Yarmouth: Property 27174

Vineyard Haven:Property 27902

Nantucket: Property 6219

… and there are many more! Please search our site for more options and select the “Pets Considered” filter when searching: