Best Summer Spots for your Dog in Plymouth, MA

Best Summer Spots for your Dog in Plymouth, MA

Summer in Plymouth, MA, is spectacular, but the influx of tourism can sometimes mean our dogs aren’t welcome at beaches, trails, and other establishments. Major bummer, but never fear! We’ve put together a list of the best outdoor spots that are open to you and your pup all summer long right here in Plymouth! What’s better than getting to spend parts of your summer in Plymouth MA with your dog? These fabulous places get two paws up from America’s Hometown Hound 2023 Tim Nash and America’s Hometown Hound 2022 Otis Crowley. Thanks for looking out for all your furry friends, fellas!

1. Plymouth Beach + Sandy’s

Beach day, anyone?!? If you’re a beach goer and your pup enjoys the ocean this will become a must-stop spot for you this summer! Not only can you and your pup spend the day in the sun and sand, but you can also grab a refreshing pup cup (or a platter of deliciously fried seafood for the humans) to top off your excursion and ensure it’s the Best. Day. Ever. Take a swim in the ocean or play fetch with friends and bring your beach umbrella for shade. The beach and Sandy’s seafood shack are dog friendly but please keep your pup on a leash.

Tim at Ellisville Plymouth MA

2. Ellisville Harbor State Park

Ellisville is hands down our favorite trail to hike with our pups! The path is broad, and about 85% is shady. Its down-and-back design makes it easy to follow (no getting lost on this one), and when you reach the end, enjoy the lovely and secluded Ellisville Beach. Depending on the tide, your pup may enjoy scavenging through the rocks or catching eyes with a sea lion just off the coast. Pack a picnic or make it a quick down-and-back trip, but either way, it’s a venture that has something for both you and your pup.

Otis at Morton Park Plymouth MA

3. Morton Park

Morton Park is Plymouth’s most prominent park area encompassing approximately 200 acres of forest and shoreline! The main entrance is at 248 Summer Street, and from here, you can enjoy 2.5 miles of footpaths and four miles of gravel roads. Much of the areas are shady, making them ideal on a warm summer day for dogs. Morton Park also offers swimming at Little Pond and Billington Sea for a refreshing dip to kick off or wrap up your hike. Check the town website for updates on water safety and any closures before diving in!

Plymouth Rail Trail and Otis AHH

4. North Plymouth Rail Trail

Also known as the Seaside Trail and the Grace Trail, this 1.2-mile trail connects Nelson Memorial Park and Cordage Park. This trail is wide and flat, alternating pavement, concrete, and crushed stone, making it user and stroller friendly. If you’re in the market for a scenic walk, this is the one! While there are shady sections along this trail, there is significant sun exposure, and on warm days it can undoubtedly heat up! Remember to keep your pup on a leash for this trail and treat them to a dip in Nelson Beach before or after your excursion.

Plymouth MA Waterfront with Tim, America's Hometown Hound

5. Brewster Garden & Plymouth Waterfront

You can always count on meeting many new friends when walking along the lovely Plymouth Waterfront and Brewster Gardens. If your dog enjoys meeting new people and pups, we highly recommend a stroll down Water Street. Enjoy some good people-watching, and stop for a nap in one of the many shaded and grassy areas. Even on the hottest of days there is a nice ocean breeze that comes off the harbor, making it truly one of the best places to walk your dog on the South Shore.

There you have it, the top picks by America’s Hometown Hounds, 2023 Tim and 2022 Otis, for the best outdoor places to enjoy for dogs in Plymouth, MA. Remember to spend part of your summer in Plymouth MA with your dog! Don’t forget! Always pack plenty of water for you and your four-legged friend when going out. Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to ensure your summer outing is safe and enjoyable! Be sure to check online for the current bacterial status of any beaches or ponds before entering. Learn more by visiting: Beach Pond Water Quality Testing

Just Around the Corner offers daily Dog Walking , Dog Hiking, and Cat Sitting/Pet Sitting in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about how Just Around the Corner can help, check out our Services Page. You can also Contact Us for more information. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram!

5 Must Dine Places With Your Dog – Plymouth, MA

5 Must Dine Places With Your Dog – Plymouth, MA

The dog days of summer are here! The only thing better than dining alfresco in Plymouth, MA, is being able to bring your dog. We’ve compiled our top 5 picks for eating places with your pup. Before we dive in, this is your sign to text a fellow pet parent and make your dog-friendly dinner, lunch, or brunch plans for the summer!

1. ThreeV Sandbar:

Formerly (Stack Shack) has come under new ownership by, yes, you guessed it, ThreeV Restaurant to bring you a laid-back dining experience on the beach in Plymouth’s historic Cordage Park. ThreeV Sandbar is a casual outdoor establishment featuring tasty food and unique drink specials. Oh! And they are V dog friendly. *pun intended* Check them out on Instagram and Facebook @threevsandbar

2. Bramhall’s Country Store:

Whether you live in Plymouth or are just passing through, Bramhall’s is a must-stop spot, and they love it when you bring your dog! Enjoy their famous lobster roll, shop for local produce, enjoy sitting under the shady trees as you listen to the birds, and finish off your visit with some Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. You and your pup are sure to love this relaxed environment located in the heart of quaint Chiltonville, and you might even make a new friend. They are open 7 days a week from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM, so plan your visit!Dog ad Bramhalls Plymouth MA Dog Friendly

3. Plane Jane’s Place:Plane Jane's Dog Friendly Plymouth MA

Plane Jane’s Place is a casual dog-friendly restaurant at the Plymouth Municipal Airport. If you want to add a little excitement to your dining experience with your pup, this is the place! They have outdoor seating where you can enjoy a meal while watching planes take off and land. Their menu is full of American classics, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads, so there is something for everyone, including a basket of fries for your well-behaved pup.

4. Anna’s Harborside Grille:Anna's Harboarside Grill Dog Friendly Plymouth MA

Looking for a more elevated dining experience with your dog? Head to Anna’s Harborside Grille outdoor patio! This dog-friendly restaurant is situated right on Plymouth Harbor. Enjoy dining with your dog and panoramic views of the water while digging into delicious seafood and other New England-inspired classics!

5. Plymouth Beach + Sandy’sAmerica's Hometown Hound at Sandy's Plymouth MA

Beach day, anyone?!? If you’re a beach goer and your pup enjoys the ocean this will become a must-stop spot for you this summer! Not only can you and your pup spend the day in the sun and sand, but grab a refreshing pup cup (or a platter of deliciously fried seafood for the humans) to top off your excursion and ensure it’s the Best. Day. Ever. Take a swim in the ocean or play fetch with friends and bring your beach umbrella for shade. The beach and Sandy’s seafood shack are dog friendly but please keep your pup on a leash.

There are dozens of dog-friendly restaurants in Plymouth, MA, but this list should get you started this summer! Remember to check with each restaurant in advance to confirm their dog-friendly policies, as some restrictions may apply. Additionally, always keep your dog on a leash and ensure they are well-behaved while dining out.

Just Around the Corner offers daily Dog Walking , Dog Hiking, and Cat Sitting/Pet Sitting in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about how Just Around the Corner can help, check out our Services Page. You can also Contact Us for more information. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram!



5 Ways to Appreciate Pet Sitters

5 Ways to Appreciate Pet Sitters

The pet sitters and dog walkers of Just Around the Corner are hard-working sitters that strive to provide the best care to you and your pet. We aim to ensure you have peace of mind when leaving your pet with us. Our pet sitters are dedicated and insured pet professionals that take their job very seriously. For Professional Pet Sitters Week, we would like to share five ways to show your pet sitter some appreciation for all the hard work they do. We love taking care of your pet and love to see our care appreciated! Here are some ways you can show us your support.

Leave a Tip

Our pet sitters aim to provide the best service to all our clients. Leaving a tip for your pet sitter is the most direct way to thank your sitter. Only a portion of the pet sitting service price goes to the pet sitter, so a bonus is sure to make them feel appreciated. If you feel like your pet sitter did a fantastic job and went above and beyond, be sure to show your appreciation with a little extra tip for all their hard work. Tips can be left in cash, or charged through your Pet Portal profile.

Pet Sitters of Plymouth say thank you!

Loyal Pet Sitters say Thank You!

Leave a Review and Like Our Page

Leaving an excellent online review for our business can go a long way. Great reviews attract new clients, and existing clients stay loyal to our services. Positive reviews improve our reputation online and in reality. Liking our social media pages also enhances our reputation and helps us stand out. In fact, don’t just like our page — follow us! You may get to see some great pets – maybe even your own. Don’t forget to take a couple of minutes to leave us a review or comment on our services. Feel free to mention by name the pet sitters who provided care for your pet.


Referrals go a long way since they are personal reviews given out to friends, family, and people you know. People are more likely to go with a service that you vouch for and recommend. If you feel like your pet sitter does a fantastic job, please tell everyone you know. This word-of-mouth message grows the business and truly shows your pet sitter the appreciation you have for them.

Pet Sitters love the pets in their care

Pet Sitters love caring for your pets!

Leave Clear Instructions (and Snacks Help too!)

Pet sitting can be a complicated job with various schedules to follow every day. Everyone has a different routine for their pet, and it is the pet sitter’s job to complete that routine. Any pet sitter will agree that keeping pet care information updated in your pet profile allows your pet to follow their routine a lot more smoothly than unclear and broad instructions. Pet sitters want to do a good job, so leaving them with a detailed list of tasks and responsibilities helps them get the job done right. Leaving snacks is also a nice little gesture to show your pet sitter some appreciation.

Love your Pet Sitter in Plymouth MA? Refer them!

Love your Pet Sitter? Refer them!

Stay in Contact and Keep Us Updated

Pet Sitters love to send you updates on how your pet is doing while caring for your pet. They understand that you are busy while you’re away, so you may not have time to always be in touch. But please respond to your pet sitter from time to time. They like to know that you are receiving their messages and that all is well. Pet sitters also appreciate being updated on any changes made to your return or travel so that they can complete all their tasks accurately and before you get home.

After our services are completed, we still love to hear from you. When clients send our pet sitters holiday cards or images of their pets, we truly feel like our services impacted their lives. Sharing your pet photos with us helps pet sitters feel appreciated and loved.

pet sitters in Plymouth MA

All Out Loyal Pet Sitters Say Thank You!!

The pet-sitting industry is a busy one and keeps us on our toes every day. For Professional Pet Sitter Week, we thought we would share five ways to appreciate your pet sitters next time they come to pet sit at your home. Our pet sitters are hard-working and qualified individuals that only want to provide the best service and company to you and your pets. We are very proud of our JAC pet sitter team and would like to thank them all for their hard work and dedication to serving our clients.

Just Around the Corner offers daily Dog Walking , Dog Hiking, and Pet Sitting in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about how Just Around the Corner can help, check out our Services Page. You can also Contact Us for more information. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram!

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Dog Friendly Plymouth, MA

Dog Friendly Plymouth, MA


Are you a dog parent/grandparent/auntie living in Plymouth, MA or surrounding areas, looking for Dog Friendly places to take your best friend? Maybe you are visiting America’s Hometown and have brought your pup with you?

How many times have you wanted to take your pup along on a day trip but you just didn’t know where dogs are welcome? We may have a few answers for you! Thanks to our Plymouth community we were able to put together a list of Dog Friendly Places in Plymouth, MA and the surrounding area. The list includes restaurants, stores, and other venues that welcome dogs and their owners.

Below you will see our Ultimate List of 35 Dog Friendly Spots in and near Plymouth, MA. We are always adding to the list – see somewhere we missed? Just let us know and we will add them! Plymouth pups sure are lucky dogs.

Looking for more dog friendly activities in the Plymouth, MA area? Check out our two blogs on great places to take your dog on a hike. Follow these links:

Dog Friendly Trails Part 1

Dog Friendly Trails Part 2

Hope you and your pup enjoy these spots in Plymouth, MA, America’s Hometown!

JAC Mascots Quinn and Misha with America's Hometown Hound Charlie Brown Plymouth MA

Ultimate List of 35 (and counting!) Dog Friendly Places in Plymouth, MA

Anna’s Harborside Grille, 145 Water St.

Best Buy, 228 Colony Place

Blue Eyed Crab, 170 Water St.

Books & Sundry, 150 Water St #104

Bramhall’s Country Store, 2 Sandwich Rd.

Cabby Shack, 30 Town Wharf

Carmen’s Cafe Nicole, 114 Water St.

Craft Beer Cellar, 31 Main St.

Dick’s Sporting Goods, 205 Colony Place

Dirty Water Distillery, Cordage Park Location Coming Soon

Ellisville Harbor State Park, 1861 State Rd.

Food Court, 39 Court St.

Healthy Appetites Natural Foods, 11b Raffaele Rd.

Home Depot, 39 Long Pond Rd.

JB’s Doggie Delight Ice Cream Truck, Various Locations

Kupcakes & Kibble, 29 Main St.

Leyden Street Coffee, 709 State Rd. Manomet

Lobster Hut, 25 Town Wharf

Mama Mia’s Pinehills, 3 Village Green N #312

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, 114 Water St.

Mayflower Brewery, 12 Resnik Rd. #3

Michaels, 211 Colony Place

Morrison’s Home & Garden, 90 Long Pond Rd

PetCo, 216 Colony Place

PetSmart, 88 Shops at 5 Way

Pet Supplies Plus, 133 Samoset St.

Plane Janes Place, 246 S Meadow Rd.

Plymouth Long Beach, 1 Ryder Way

Red Robin, 269 Colony Pl.

Rye Tavern, 517 Old Sandwich Rd.

Sandy’s, 132 Warren Ave, 1 Ryder Way

Second Wind Brewery, 7 Howland St

The Shanty Rose, 16 Town Wharf

Smith Family Popcorn *NEW*, 114 Water St.

Stack Shack (seasonal), 198 Cordage Park Circle

Surfside Smokehouse, 14 Union St.

Three V, 10 Cordage Park Circle Suite 253

Top Notch Nutrition, 2307 State Rd.

Want a PDF version of the Ultimate List of 35 Dog Friendly Spots? Just DM or email us at [email protected]. Give us your email address and we will be happy to send that PDF copy right out to you. You can also join our mailing list by texting JACPETSIT to 22828.


Holiday Pet Safety Tips

Holiday Pet Safety Tips

The holidays are here, which means lots of decorative additions to your pet’s home! We sometimes forget to “pet-proof” our fabulous decking, so we came up with some holiday pet safety tips to be aware of. Let’s enjoy the holidays and prevent unnecessary emergencies during this magical season.

Pet-safe Holiday décor

With so many items to put out and nooks and crannies to decorate, we forget to press PAUSE and think about how our pets will react to these decorations. Remember these four essential rules when turning your home into a safe winter wonderland for the holidays.

  1. Keep the electric cords out of reach or hidden. Even if your pet leaves the year-round cords in your home alone, they may not do the same for new and exciting ones with sparkling lights. Remember that anytime we make changes in THEIR home, they will be curious. Remember not to underestimate what they may do when new cords appear in their space.
  2. Be aware of the seasonal plants you purchase. While they are beautiful, many of these festive flowers are highly poisonous to our pets if ingested. A few of the most popular ones to be aware of are Holly, Mistletoe, and Poinsettias. Before bringing a seasonal plant into your home, check the full list of plants toxic to pets. (Need more information on toxic plants? Read our blog from July, 2020!)
  3. Keep tinsel and ribbon out of reach. The sparkle of the tinsel, the flow of a ribbon, is too much for a kitty to stand! For tinsel, the biggest concern is ingesting it, which can cause severe blockage and intestinal issues. While playing with ribbons is an enjoyable pastime, our pets can become tangled up quickly. If wrapped around their neck or paws, it can send them into a panic and escalate the situation. In addition, many ribbons have wiring in them, which can poke an eye or even be chewed off and ingested. Keep a watchful eye out for any tinsel and ribbon playing this holiday.
  4. Keep an eye on festive flames. Whether you are lighting up some candles for fun, warmth, or practicing an important tradition, always keep these flames out of reach of pets. They can become too mesmerized by the glow or accidentally bump the furniture with a burning candle. Never keep your pet in a closed room with any flame.

kitten with Christmas decorations

The Christmas Tree

Whether you have a real tree or a fake tree, knowing the potential dangers and trouble your pets can find is important. Here are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to Christmas Trees in your home and the safety of your pets.

  • Chewing on branches. Ingestion of pine needles or plastic needles can cause major blockages in your pets’ intestines and other health complications. Be sure to discourage biting or chewing the tree. If the behavior continues, consider moving or guarding the tree away from them. You can also try spraying some Bitter Yuck (safe for dogs and cats) to deter them.
  • Tree Water. The water in a tree stand can contain dangerous chemicals. Avoid letting your pets sneak a sip from the tree base to keep them safe. Use a tree skirt to cover the opening of the tree base to keep your pet from being able to drink from it.
  • Most decorative tree hangings are pretty fragile and can easily shatter to pieces. Cats might want to bat at all the shiny objects, becoming a safety hazard. Try attaching small zip ties to ensure the ornaments are not removable off the tree.
  • Tree Lights. Sparkling lights draped on the edge of a tree can lead to your pets pawing or getting tangled in the cords. Rather than draping them around the outer edge of your tree, try placing them closer to the trunk of the tree. The illumination will still be there while making them far less tempting to our fur babies.

Yuletide Yummies

As tempting as it may be to give our furry friends table scraps, it’s best to avoid this kind gesture for the sake of their health. Not only are many of our dishes toxic to pets, but they also have a sensitive digestive system. Like people, an upset stomach for our pets causes discomfort, and no one wants an upset tummy on a special day like Christmas. If you’re looking to make their holiday meal special, add a dollop of pumpkin puree or some chicken broth. Foods to always keep out of reach of pets include: Chocolate and other holiday candies, raw egg (particularly in dough), grapes and raisins, fruits and veggies containing pits such as olives and cherries, and onions.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on the trash can!

Be Prepared for Emergencies

Now that you’ve safely decorated for the holidays, you can think of your emergency plan. Knowing what to do in an emergency is critical in making sure the situation does not escalate. Make sure you and everyone in your household understand the steps to take if an emergency arises. Be sure to always have important phone numbers in your contacts and placed in a visible location, like your fridge. Regular vet, emergency vet and Poison Control are a few numbers to have on hand. Keep your pet’s medical records in a convenient location as well—the more information you can provide during an emergency, the better. Lastly, remember to have a plan. Know the places you could call for help and the quickest route to get there.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Help keep your pets safe this holiday season by keeping an eye out for potential dangers in your home and following these safety tips. Ensure that your pets are taken care of with Just Around the Corner. We offer pet care of all kinds, including daily Dog Walking, Dog Hiking, and Pet Sitting in Plymouth, MA. To learn more about how Just Around the Corner can help, check out our Services Page. You can also Contact Us for more information. Be sure to Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Instagram! Wishing you and your pets a happy and healthy holiday season!



Why Retractable Leashes are Not a Good Choice

Why Retractable Leashes are Not a Good Choice

Retractable leashes have become a popular trend in recent years. They are a nifty-looking tool and do work in theory. Practically,however, these leashes are no good and could be a safety hazard to our dogs and us. At Just Around the Corner Pet Sitting, we ultimately dislike these leashes. Here is why retractable leashes are not a good choice and why you should stick to the regular leash.

Reinforces Bad Training

The way retractable leashes are designed allows dogs to pull to extend their leash. This reinforces the habit of pulling during walks. Dogs that are being trained should not use a retractable leash and should stick to a regular one. Training a dog on a retractable leash teaches them to pull and harms them if the leash snaps from its retractable device. This leash is an ineffective and non-consistent walking tool, especially in training.

Injuries to People and Pets

It’s not unheard of for retractable leashes to snap. Even the most expensive brands of retractable leashes have the risk of snapping if extended too far. If your dog is known to bolt, chase, or is a bigger dog with a strong pull, please don’t use a retractable leash. If the leash were to snap, it might send a harmful whip toward you or your dog, resulting in injury. In addition to the snapped leash, you have lost complete control of your dog, leading you to other issues that you preferably wouldn’t want. Not only is the risk of snapping dangerous, but there are also known instances of owners being tangled up in the leash as well. If your dog gets excited and starts wrapping the leash around your legs, it’s much harder to reel the leash back into the device. This results in bruises, cuts and even burns on your legs depending on the leash material.

Less Secured Control in Animal Confrontations

Even if your retractable leash doesn’t snap, those flexible leashes will never have the same control as a regular leash. An excited dog meeting others can jolt the leash right out of your hand, which can not only hurt you, but it can hurt your dog and other dogs as well. Reeling in your dog from another dog is also more difficult. Typically, the extendable leash is made from a rope or cable material that is uncomfortable to hold and pull on. It’s better to stick to leashes that you can manually pull back and put around your hand to ensure you have complete control at any given moment.


Awkward to Handle

Retractable leashes usually are prettier and have a poop bag holder attached to them, but they are overall awkward to handle despite their looks. The constant shortening and lengthening of the leash can wear out the mechanism. They aren’t as long-lasting as traditional leashes. In addition to the easy wear and tear, they tend to be more awkward to hold. There is only one handle and one way to hold the leash, resulting in less control at critical moments. These leashes also tend to be more expensive. It’s a nice piece of technology, but the regular old leash is the most effective and cost-efficient for most dogs.


There are likely many more reasons why retractable leashes are not a good choice. These are just the four most prominent reasons why we do not recommend them. At Just Around the Corner Pet Sitting, we believe in keeping your dogs safe and away from harm. This includes keeping them safe from their own walking equipment! Check out our dog walking and hiking services and treat your dog for some safe and exciting fun with us!