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FAQ: Can I Bring My Pet With Me to Myrtle Beach?

By Megan Burke Follow me on Google+

Of course!

Dog in the Myrtle Beach surfVery few hotels and resorts in Myrtle Beach are pet-friendly, but there are plenty of kennels and doggie daycare facilities in Myrtle Beach that will take good care of your pet while you enjoy your vacation.

Some animals get very territorial in new places, especially when other animals have been there. This makes for an anxiety-filled atmosphere for your pet and can lead to sleepless nights for the both of you during your vacation. On the flip side, the boarding facilities in the area give you a chance to bring your pet with you to the beach or other area attractions they will enjoy, without having to worry about what to do with them when you’re out to a nice dinner or want to explore an indoor Myrtle Beach attraction. Plus the boarding facilities will pamper your pet, leaving you both well rested at the end of your vacation. Here is a Captain's Quarters blog post on the ways to have a dog friendly Myrtle Beach vacation that contains information on some of the best boarding facilities for your furry family member.

Many of Myrtle Beach’s outdoor attractions, such as Barefoot Landing, allow you to stroll around with your dog as long as it’s on a leash and many outdoor restaurants also allow you to dine alongside your pet in outdoor seating areas. Make sure you check out the areas pet stores and pet bakeries for special toys and treats, such as The Baker’s Dog in Barefoot Landing.

There are strict rules regarding dogs on the beach, especially during the high tourist season. Between May 1 and Labor Day, you can only take your dog to the beach before 10 a.m. and after 5 p.m., and you and your pet can only walk the Boardwalk between 5 and 10 a.m. Dogs must be leashed at all times.

There are also two “Barc Parcs” in Myrtle Beach located at Market Common and the YMCA on 62nd Ave. North where you can take your furry friend to run and play. You can also go on a long, leashed walk at Myrtle Beach State Park.

Myrtle Beach is largely a pet-friendly place so don’t be afraid to make your pet a part of your next vacation.

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