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: There is an additional $43 per animal per night fee.

Policy Confirmed: 05/29/2024 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 05/29/2024

Pet Policy: Well-behaved, well-socialized dogs are welcome in the designated dog-friendly rooms at Palmer House Inn, one dog per room, at a pet charge of $40 per night. For the comfort of guests who may be suffering from allergies, no pets are permitted in the Main House. By registering your dog as a guest, you, the dog owner agree to maintain control of your dog and to clean up after your dog and agree not to leave your dog unattended in your room, in any Palmer House building or on the grounds. You agree to clean up any mess your dog may make on the grounds and to deposit the mess in the area designated by Palmer House. You further agree that in the event your dog urinates on or soils the floors in any Palmer House Inn building or damages any Palmer House Inn property, you will pay for the cleaning and/or remediation of such property, and authorize Palmer House to charge your credit card for such cleaning or repair. You further agree that Palmer House Inn has the right in its sole discretion, to require you to remove your dog, should your dog be a nuisance or danger to other guests staying at the inn or to staff members or to other people on the Palmer House Inn property, or to other dogs registered as guests at the inn.

Policy Confirmed: 03/08/2023 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 03/08/2023

Pet Policy: Dogs only. Pet fees are $43 per day per pet. Pets can be left unattended in rooms if needed.

Policy Confirmed: 05/29/2024 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 05/29/2024

Pet Amenities: Doggie Treats upon check-in. Dogs allowed on the private beach. There is an outdoor doggie shower. Walking distance to pet-friendly Ptown shops & restaurants.

Points of Interest: Dog Park, pet-friendly town. Private beach on property dogs allowed.

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Featured Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Cape Cod


Lower Cape Escape - Chatham

Chatham, MA 02659

Modern 3 bedroom, 2 full bath ranch style home located in Chatham!

Pet Policy: Our home is dog friendly. Up to 2 well behaved dogs are allowed in our rental ( if you have a 3rd dog like we do, we can talk about that!). We have great dog-friendly amenities, such as toys, treats, balls, an outdoor dog bed, raised food/water bowl, waste bags, a folding baby gate, and a cool down mat. All you would really need to bring is your dog’s bed/crate and food! We have a dog guest/scrapbook and Bluetooth Kodak Polaroid camera! We ask that you please snap a photo of them living their best life and put it in our scrap book with your dog's vaca activity!

Description: 1/10th of a mile to Old Colony Bike path and 1 mile to Forest Park Beach. Quick drive to Red River, Ridgevale & Hardings beach. Home features super Fast WIFI, Central Air, Smart TV's in all rooms, Quartz counters, Keurig, Brand new appliances, all new mattresses, 6 foot vinyl fenced in yard, outdoor shower, fire pit, gas grill, large composite deck & Washer/Dryer! Directly across from 10 acres of public conservation land! This property has been renovated inside and out, so you can just leave all your worries outside the door! Towels and linens included. Kitchen is stocked with pans, dishes, utensils, coffee maker, mixing bowl, blender etc. All beds are Sleepy memory foam. From experience we find them very comfortable and we consistently get great comments about them. Several guests have gone home and purchased one after staying with us! The Space Primary bedroom: 1 king bed, private full bath, 43" smart tv & closet bedroom 2: 1 queen bed, 50" smart tv, closet bedroom 3: 1 full bed, twin bunk beds, 43" smart tv, closet Need an extra bed? The living room has a pull out couch and 55" smart TV

Type: Home