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5 Feb 2020
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If you're like us, a vacation isn't complete without your entire family...and that includes your four-legged friends. The Copley Group Nantucket recently opened up two of our rental homes to be pet-friendly so you can truly feel at home while you're away.

If you're bringing your pooch along on your Nantucket vacation, use our guide to help plan your trip. From pet-friendly restaurants to the island's best pet stores, our guide has all the details you need. 

Getting Your Dog to Nantucket

Getting your dog to Nantucket is easy! Dogs are allowed on the Hy-line and Steamship Authority Ferries at no additional charge. Cape Air allows one pet (two if they are with the same family) per flight for a small fee. We recommend booking your pet's flight in advance. 

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Resources and Stores for Your Dog

Ran out of your dog's food or want to get your good boy or girl a new toy? Be sure to visit Geronimo's and Cold Noses. Geronimo's of Nantucket is a pet supply and gift shop in the mid-island and Cold Noses is located downtown on Straight Wharf, both owned by the same people. Geronimo's also offers pet services, like dog walks and feeding visits if you're spending a long period of time away from your vacation rental and you're not going a dog-friendly spot.

Offshore Animal Hospital and Animal Care with Kindness offer veterinary services on Nantucket. Offshore Animal Hospital is a full-service, year-round veterinary hospital that offers 24-hour emergency care, house calls, grooming, boarding, and more. Animal Care with Kindness offers in-home, concierge veterinary service on the island. 

Nantucket Dog Friendly Beaches & Parks

There are tons of places to take your dog for a walk in nature. You and your dog will both enjoy a walk at Sanford Farm or the 'Sconset Bluff Walk! Plus, there are 12 dog-friendly beaches on Nantucket, including Brant Point Beach, Surfside Beach, Cisco Beach, and Monomoy Beach. 

Pet-friendly Restaurants on Nantucket

Nantucket also has quite a few pet-friendly restaurant patios. Cisco Brewery is one of the most popular dog-friendly spots on the island. Additionally, Sandbar at Jettie's Beach, Easy Street Catina, Yummy, Island Kitchen, and The Tavern all welcome Fido to their patios. 

Dog-Friendly Events on Nantucket

March 14th, 10 a.m.: Shamrock Run: A fun run/walk to benefit homeless animals ending at Cisco Brewery for food and games!  Kids and dogs are welcome!

April 25th, 12:30 p.m.: Daffy Day Dog Parade: Daffy costumes and decorations are strongly encouraged! 

May 17th, 10 a.m.: Yappy Hour: Tito's and The Nantucket Wine Festival host a Yappy Hour to benefit the Nantucket Island Safe Harbor for Animals 

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