Posted on September 1, 2016
Life off the leash for salty dogs
Not just people but canines love the Cape too! Salty dogs play catch on the beach, window shop on Main Street and explore the network of walking trails at Beebe Woods. Falmouth is as dog-friendly a town as you’ll ever visit and that translates into happier locals.
Studies have proven that oxytocin concentrations skyrocket when you pet a dog. A feeling of happiness and love helps to lower cholesterol, relieve stress and boost self-esteem. No wonder Mutti and me shared regrets leaving behind our furry companion when we saw how many four-legged Fidos live in Falmouth.
When you visit be sure to say hello to the cutest Corgi overseeing a busy countertop at an emporium shop called Celebrations. Shoppers are encouraged to pet first, pay last.
Going for a walk in the woods and forgot the doggie bags? No problem if you trek the carriage trails behind the Cape Cod Conservatory at Beebe Woods. There are several waste stations at entrance points around the perimeter.
Empty stretches of sandy beach are rare in the summer but by the time the leaves turn color, the Frisbies are flying. This Border Collie rescue, by the name of Jackson, crouches in a ready position to retrieve his favorite toy from the ocean for the umpteenth time.
And, finally, get the scoop on accommodations and restaurants in Falmouth where you and your best friend can go through the Chamber of Commerce website, or, better yet, call and ask for Maura!