frequently asked questions
WHEN WILL THE NEXT DOXIE DAY BE?
Doxie Day will be held the last Saturday of September each year.
HOW DO WE GET THERE?
Easy to get to from Route 6 West – take Exit 6, merge onto Route 132 North / Iyannough Road towards Barnstable, make a slight right towards Main Street and merge onto Main Street. There is plenty of free parking, and all events will take place behind the Barnstable County Courthouse.
ARE THERE PET FRIENDLY PLACES TO STAY OVERNIGHT
The Lamb & Lion Inn is pet-friendly and located approximately a mile from where Doxie Day will be held.
Red Jacket Resorts in the neighboring town of Yarmouth has three pet-friendly properties
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ARE THERE PET FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS NEARBY
Barnstable Tuscan Cuisine has outdoor courtyard seating on Main Street weather permitting.
Osterville Fish Too is ½ mile down from Main Street for chowder and lobster rolls with outdoor picnic tables
Smitty’s Ice Cream is right on Main Street with picnic tables
The Barnstable Market on Main Street has snacks, sandwiches, pizza and more with outdoor chairs
Nirvana Coffee Shop on Main Street has specialty coffee and tea with outdoor chairs
Cape Cod Beer - 1 mile away welcomes friendly dogs on leash in the beer garden.
ARE THE BEACHES PET FRIENDLY
After Labor Day most beaches in Barnstable welcome dogs on leash. There is also a new dog park at the entrance to Hathaway’s Pond on Phinney’s Lane about 1 mile away.
DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS
Cape Cod Doxie Day sponsored events and merchandise sales accept cash, checks and credit cards. Each vendor is different, although most accept credit cards. There is a Cape Cod Five ATM right on premises.
I HEARD DOXIE DAY WAS NOT GOING TO BE ON CAPE COD THIS YEAR! IS THIS TRUE?
Cape Cod Doxie Day will take place in historic Barnstable Village, Cape Cod with funds going to local animal wellness and rescue organizations. Unfortunately the New England Doxie Day event planned in Walpole, MA with funds going to C2CDR has been cancelled.
ARE DOGS OTHER THAN DACHSHUNDS WELCOME?
Yes! All well-behaved dogs are welcome at Cape Cod Doxie Day, so long as they are vaccinated and on-leash.
HOW MUCH MONEY SHOULD I PLAN TO BRING TO CAPE COD DOXIE DAY?
Admission and parking are free. Participation in the parade is free. Entry to most contests and events require a donation, with funds going directly to local animal wellness and rescue organizations. Raffles and silent auction are also available for donation.
SHOULD I BRING WATER AND SNACKS FOR MY DOG
There will be bowls of water throughout the venue as well as bottled water for purchase.
Many vendors have dog treats and samples available as give-aways.
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