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Dog friendly hotels in Ocean City

When you are trying to decide whether to take your dog with you on your Ocean City family vacation, weighing the costs of boarding with the convenience of having your pet along isn’t too difficult a choice. Finding pet friendly hotels in Ocean City is as easy as performing a search on our hotels page or just searching below.

Ocean City Dog Playground –

If you’re bringing your dog to Ocean City, you’ll want to make sure they have just as much fun on vacation as you do. The dog playground on 94th street is the only outdoor area within town limits where dogs are allowed off-leash on public property, and it’s also the only dog park within a 25-mile radius.

Places that allow pets in Ocean City

Pets are permitted on the beach or Boardwalk between October 1st and April 30th, but not permitted during the summer season. Pets are allowed in the Assateague National Seashore Park (although not on State Park beaches) year round.  Pets must be kept on a leash at all times and the owner/handler is responsible for removing any waste from public or private property. If you’re traveling to Ocean City in season and want to let your pet stretch its legs, the Ocean City Dog Playground is located at Little Salisbury Park on 94th St. For information call Ocean City Recreation & Parks at 410-250-0125. 

Find park information, veterinarians, pet hotel listings and more below.

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Dog friendly Winter Activities –

Last Wednesday, The conversation in my house went like this: T: “What do you think? Should we go down to the beach this weekend?” A: “Well, there’s not much going on but the weather looks like it will be nice. I’m sure we can find something to do with the dogs.”

Caring for your pets in Ocean City

There are several veterinarian offices around the Ocean City region. When planning your vacation with your pet, consider contacting them in advance to arrange for any of your dog’s specific needs or just to have some peace of mind about the treatment and hours available.

VCA Delmarva Animal Hospital10311 Old Ocean City BoulevardBerlin, MD(410) 629-1800

Ocean City Animal Hospital11843 Ocean GatewayOcean City, MD

(410) 213-1170

Berlin Animal Hospital

10302 Old Ocean City Blvd,

Berlin, MD 21811

(410) 641-1841

Precious Paws Animal Hosp Inc118 Atlantic AveOcean View, DE 19970(302) 539-5763

Whaleyville Animal Hospital8901 Whaleyville Rd, Whaleyville, MD 21872

(410) 352-3311

Sussex Veterinary Hospital Ltd

30053 Vines Creek Rd,

Dagsboro, DE 19939

(302) 732-9433

Boarding your pet in Ocean City

If you can’t find rooms in one of the various Ocean City hotels that allow pets, or if you chose a rental that doesn’t allow pets but want your dog to join you during the day on your vacation, there are several kennels in the area that will board your pet. Some allow regular day visits and will accept your pet for overnight or extended absences.

Village Kennels


Bishopville, MD

Dogtel Hotel


West Ocean City

Delmarva Kennels


Selbyville, DE