Pet-friendly Cape Cod is a 413-square-mile dogleg-shaped peninsula sticking out into the Atlantic in southeastern Massachusetts. (Actually, it’s more of a hook, but since we’re not a pirate site, we’ll go with the canine metaphor.) It’s only natural, therefore, that it would be a fantastic place to take your best friend for a delightful pet-friendly vacation


There are tons of pet-friendly hotels on Cape Cod, so what’s not to like? We guarantee that from Buzzards Bay all the way out to Provincetown, you’ll find plenty of pet-friendly lodgings, activities, and places to visit with your favorite animal. And if you make it all the way to Ptown, you’ll find out why Dog Fancy magazine named it Dog Town USA 2010. In addition to enjoying everything it has to offer, you’ll find off-leash areas there to run your pup, including Pilgrim Bark Park, which landed in the #2 spot of Dog Fancy’s Best Dog Parks list for 2010.

On the way out to Provincetown, you can stop at many Cape Cod pet-friendly beaches and venues. For example, you can pick up some cool antiques with your pet at the Wellfleet Flea Market/Drive-In. And, if you’ve trained your dog well (sit, stay, growl at the vendor who’s trying to rip us off), you’ll probably even get a better deal than those shopping without 4-legged friends!

The bottom line is that whenever we talk to our pet-friendly proprietors on the Cape, they seem so happy and cheerful. There must be something going on out there that makes them enjoy life more than the rest of us. Even their dogs seem to prance about with more of a bounce. If you’re New Yorkers, like we are here at petswelcome, it makes you feel even more miserable (and that’s not easy…) knowing that they’re having a better time than we are. The only cure, then, is to hit the road with your best buddy, drive over the Sagamore Bridge and find out what’s so damn entertaining. Of course, if you’re like us, you’ll still be miserable. But with a lobster roll in one hand, a leash in the other, and a Cape Codder (vodka and cranberry juice) somewhere in the vicinity, you’ll deal with it.

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Cape Cod

Pet Policy: We are pet friendly and allow up to two dogs in a rented room. The size limit for any one dog shall be 80 pounds. Other pet types (e.g. cats) may be allowed upon the hotel?s approval prior to arrival. Pet rate is $30 per day. A refundable cleaning and dam

Policy Confirmed: 01/14/2022 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 01/14/2022

Pet Policy: Dogs only. A $50 fee per dog, per night applies, with a maximum of two dogs per room. No size limit. Max. 2 dogs.

Policy Confirmed: 09/29/2019 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 09/29/2019

Featured Pet-Friendly Restaurants & Cafes in Cape Cod


Joe Coffee & Cafe

170 Commercial Street,
Provincetown, MA
Pet Friendly Joe Coffee & Cafe in Provincetown, Massachusetts

A great place to grab a cup of coffee and a bite for breakfast and lunch. Bring your buddy and sit at one of their pet-friendly tables outside. GREAT soups! And don't miss their beef chili (you can share it with you-know-who...) Also try one of the pastries.


Central House at the Crown

247 Commercial St.,
Provincetown, MA
Pet Friendly Central House at the Crown in Provincetown, Massachusetts

Central House has a lovely pet-friendly deck where you and your pup can enjoy their menu, with seafood-forward choices like Seared Scallops, Wellfleet Mussels, Lobster Pappardelle, and Fried Seafood Basket.

Featured Pet-Friendly Dog Parks in Cape Cod


Pilgrim Bark Park

Route 6 and Shanker Painter Road,
Provincetown, MA

Pilgrim Bark Park on Cape Cod has a designated large and small dog off-leash areas. Many of the features of the park like the benches, poop bag stations, and signs were made by local artists. The Whale's Tail Memorial and a super-sized dog house are located right outside the enclosed fence. The signature piece of the dog park is the Mayflower Bench. Provincetown's canine history dates back to 1620 when two dogs came over on the Mayflower Ship.