Ocean Edge Resort's Pet Policy

Freedom to Bring the Whole Family

Our pets are family, which is why we invite you to bring your four-legged companion on vacation! We’ll welcome them with a plush dog bed, food and water bowls, and, of course, plenty of treats.

Spend your days exploring Cape Cod’s numerous dog-friendly beaches and trails, before turning in for the night in our spacious one-bedroom villas.

And after all, who loves a trip to the beach more than your pup?

Pet-friendly accommodations will be available at The Villages at Ocean Edge beginning in March 2018. Availability is limited. Reservations can be made by calling the Resort directly at 508.896.9000 or emailing stay@oceanedge.com

To ensure the needs of our human and four-legged guests, some rules and restrictions do apply.

Standard Pet Policies and Guidelines:

A limited number of pet-friendly guestrooms are available at The Villages at Ocean Edge. Guests will be required to sign and comply with the Resort’s Pet Policy upon check-in.

  • Pets are limited to two per room.
  • Pet fee of $45 per night per pet does apply. The nightly pet fee covers additional cleaning of the room. A plush pet bed, food and water bowls, mat, and treats are provided for use during your stay.
  • If your room requires excessive cleaning, or if damages are incurred as a result of your pet’s actions, the Resort reserves the right to charge for additional services and repairs.
  • Proper veterinary records, including up-to-date vaccination records and flea/tick preventative, must be available upon request.
  • A “Pet in Room” door hanger will be provided at check-in and must be displayed on your guestroom door.
  • Pets may be left in the guestroom unattended, however, they must be crated or in a pet carrier while you are outside of the room. However, if your pet is disturbing other guests or causing damage, then it cannot be left unattended and must remain in your control during your stay.
  • Pets are not allowed in the public areas of the Resort, including the lobby, restaurants, pools, beach, fitness facilities, spa, or golf course.
  • For the consideration of other guests, pets must remain leashed when outside of the guestroom. Owners are responsible for picking up after their pet. Pet Waste Stations are located adjacent to our pet-friendly guestrooms.
  • Housekeeping Service: Pet must be removed from the guestroom prior to housekeeping service or other arrangements must be made with Resort management.
  • In addition to the Resort’s Pet Policy, you are also responsible for complying with all local laws and regulations.

Pet-Friendly Beaches and Trails

Town of Brewster
Dogs and other pets are not allowed on public beaches, tidal flats, landings, and public ponds from May 1st through October 1st.
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Town of Dennis

Dogs are not allowed on public beaches during the summer season, however a selection of ponds and conservation areas remain dog-friendly throughout the year. Please note that these areas may be closed due to shorebird nesting.
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Town of Orleans
Dogs are not allowed on public beaches from April 1st through Labor Day.
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Cape Cod National Seashore
Dogs are welcome at numerous locations throughout the Cape Cod National Seashore, including ocean beaches outside of the lifeguard-protected areas. Please note that dogs must remain on a six-foot leash and are not allowed on the Coast Guard Beach Shuttle, in posted shorebird nesting areas, or in other designated areas.
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Nickerson State Park
Nickerson State Park offers a wealth of dog-friendly trails and ponds. However, please note that dogs must remain leashed and are not allowed on the beaches at Big Cliff, Small Cliff, or Flax Pond.
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Cape Cod Rail Trail
Dogs are allowed on the 22-mile Rail Trail, which offers paved paths and multiple parking locations. The Rail Trail runs adjacent to The Villages and can be accessed via the connector path by the Britterige Guard Shack. Dogs must remain leashed, and should be kept on a close leash due to the number of bikers and walkers on the trail.
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Ticks on Cape Cod:

Ticks remain a problem throughout Cape Cod. Please ensure that your pet receives proper flea/tick preventatives prior to and after their visit, and check them thoroughly after going outside and before re-entering your guestroom.
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Veterinary Clinics:

Brewster Veterinary Hospital
Website . 508.896.2540

Animal Hospital of Orleans
Website . 508.255.1194

24/7 Emergency Veterinary Hospital:
Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in Dennis
Website . 508.398.7575

Pet Stores:

Barkers of Orleans
Website . 774.316.4101

Agway of Orleans
Website . 508.255.8100