Attention dog and cat lovers! As you may already know, most Ocean City hotels do not allow pets. Rather than leaving your pet at home consider bringing them along and making accommodations for your furry friends at the Dogtel Hotel.
Located on route 50 just 2 miles west of Ocean City the Dogtel Hotel is an easy place to stop on your way to your Ocean City hotel. I recently met with Dan, the owner of the Dogtel Hotel, along with longtime employees/dog whispers Cindy and Judy. They both stressed that you have to be cautious and safety conscious to work at the Dogtel.
“You have to be a dog whisperer. Everyone we hire has animal experience.”
They encourage you to visit your pet or even take them for the day. From May 1 - Sept 30 no pets are allowed on the beach or boardwalk in Ocean City, but there are plenty of places to take your pet for an afternoon or a whole day. Herring Creek nature park at the end of nature park drive is a short drive from the Dogtel Hotel and has a nice looping trail by the bay. Assateague Island National Seashore also allows pets on the beach and makes for a nice day trip.