All Creatures Great and Small
Gabriels Ambassadors: Mr. Pippin and Miss Potter,
at Provincetown Harbor, one block from Gabriel's
Required reading: Our Pet Policies at Gabriel's
Provincetown is the perfect destination for those who consider their four-legged friends to be part of the family and Gabriels is your most pampering and luxurious Provincetown pet-friendly lodging choice! In Provincetown you are welcome to take your dog along for whale-watching, sunset cruises, on miles of off leash scenic beaches year-round and also enjoy our safe enclosed town dog park. Our favorite sail: Dog Gone Sailing Charters (508.566.0410) with Captain Rosemary, which offers private sailing excursions for 4-6 folks and your animal companion is invited too (though we are not sure they would let your canine play captain in a tri-corner hat and buckle-shoes).
Provincetown town beaches are open to dogs off-leash at the following times:
- Memorial Day through November 1st: 6AM to 9AM and 6PM to 9PM
- November 2nd through the day before Memorial Day: 6AM to 9PM
Dogs must be under voice and sight control. Please ALWAYS CLEAN-UP after your animal and dispose of the waste in a waste container so that residents and visitors can continue to enjoy off-leash time. Bags are provided at many locations throughout the town including right by our office door at Gabriel's.
At Gabriels we also have bowls, pick-up bags, and leashes available if you forget yours. Just stop by the office and also find organic dog treats here! Gabriels complex is located next to the Bas Relief Park where you can take your pet for daily romps in the grass and walkways.
A comment from our guests, Elaine Craghead and Emily Goldman:
"Some places call themselves 'pet friendly' but they really aren't. They hassle guests who bring pets and make staying difficult with extra rules. Gabriel's is a breath of fresh air for dog owners - they are pet embracing. Our dog had a great time and so did we. The dog bed, bowls, and biscuits were a real treat for all of us. Thank-you so much for helping us to have a relaxing and memorable vacation."
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."
Provincetown Pet Appreciation Weekend takes place in the second half of September. Events include pet parades, photo contests, Olympic-style Canine Games, and even a pet tea dance! The weekend is sponsored by Carrie A. Seaman Animal Shelter (casasanimalshelter.org), an important Provincetown non-profit that serves as a no-kill animal shelter for homeless dogs and cats: so if you don't already have a best furry friend, this could be your place to find one.
RESTAURANTS that welcome dogs in their outside seating area:
BUBALA'S, 183 Commercial St., 508-487-0773, bubalas.com
KAROO KAFE, 338 Commercial Street, 508-487-6630
CENTRAL HOUSE, at the Crown and Anchor, 247 Commercial St., 508- 487-1430 ext 3, onlyatthecrown.com
FAR LAND PROVISIONS, 150 Bradford St., 508-487-0045, farlandprovisions.com
JOE'S COFFEE AND ESPRESSO BAR, 148A Commercial St., 508-487-6656
PATIO, American Grill and Cocktail Bar, 328 Commercial St., 508-487-4003, ptownpatio.com
PIED PIPER BAR, 193A Commercial Street, 508-487-1527
THE RED INN, (for cocktails only) 508-487-7334
WATERFORD CAFE & TAVERN, 386 Commercial St., 508-487-6400, thewaterfordinn.com
"The least we can do is speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves."
- Jane Goodall
MORE FOR FIDO:
ARK ANGEL ANIMAL HOSPITAL is a small neighborhood practice owned and operated by Dr. Daniella Schutzengel that caters to customers who truly love their pets and want the best possible medical care. 1532 State Highway, Wellfleet 508-349-2355
PILGRIM BARK PARK, Gated, off-leash space for dogs and their owners.
Open from dawn to dusk. Located on corner of Shankpainter Road and Route 6
(parking area is on Route 6 Eastbound side) (508) 487-1325
KC's ANIMAL RESORT, 79 Shankpainter Road, Provincetown (508) 487-7900
Daycare for pets, grooming, and boarding services.
HERRING COVE ANIMAL CLINIC, Animal Hospital facility, 83 Shank Painter Road, Provincetown (508) 487-6449