First Dog Bo Vacationing On Martha’s Vineyard

Bo isn't the only dog vacationing on Martha's Vineyard, pups abound. You don't need to be the First Dog to have a good time on...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Aug 25th 2009


Bo isn’t the only dog vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, pups abound. You don’t need to be the First Dog to have a good time on this island.

Although you can’t bring dogs to the main beaches in the summer, you can usually find a quiet place for a secret swim. There’s also a new dog park where you can go enjoy an afternoon of fun with your pooch.

If you feel like shopping you can stop by the very popular Black Dog to get some fun tee shirts and Good Dog Goods to buy necessities for your pup.

One of the biggest draws on the island is the Black Dog, a general store full of branded merchandise, along with a bakery and a popular restaurant.

But now, with talk of the arrival of Bo, there’s some competition.

“The slogan ‘the new dog in town’ means it’s a change,” said John Farrington, who designed Bobama merchandise. “It has some political overtones to it. Basically, I think it’s a neat looking shirt.”

The shirts and caps are on sale at Good Dog Goods, a dog specialty store in Oak Bluffs. It has an enclosed backyard where dogs can socialize and you can pick up supplies like tick repellent.

You can find plenty of restaurants with outdoor seating so your dog can you join for a morning latte or late dinner. Looking for dog-friendly lodging? There are a variety of lodging choices available that allows dogs. The Tivoli Inn even has their own inn dog, Saki.

Thanks to all the dog-friendly places on Martha’s Vineyard you and your pup are sure to get the presidential treatment. Follow along with NY1’s Travel reporter Valarie D’Elia as she travels to Martha’s Vineyard to get the full scoop on this dog-friendly destination.

*Photo courtesy JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty