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Pet-Friendly Galveston Vacation Rental Homes

Can’t bear the thought of leaving your dog at home, with a pet sitter or with a boarding facility? Ryson loves our pets and encourages families to bring their dog along for the beachside fun! Vacations aren’t the same without your four-legged family member. Bringing your pet with the family alleviates separation anxiety for your pet, as well as relieves any concerns you may have about their care while you’re away.

Many of our beach house rentals in Galveston are pet friendly, ensuring that even your furriest friends aren’t left out of the vacation experience of a lifetime. Our pet-friendly vacation rentals come in a range of sizes to suit all kinds of vacations, from a couple’s getaway with the pup to family reunions with four-legged family members included. We have a wide range of pet-friendly accommodations available that allow you to satisfy your size, location, and budget requirements.

The Gulf Coast has plenty of pet-friendly attractions that everyone can enjoy; including all the island beaches, dog parks, and even many restaurants and bars. Galveston Island Humane Society holds an annual dog surfing competition, and all proceeds benefit the shelter.

There are so many fun things that you and your pet can do together here in Galveston! Get ready to enjoy the sun, surf, and sand with your four-legged best friend on the Gulf Coast!

To find out more about the pet-friendly recreation and sightseeing that you and your guests (including the ones on four legs) can enjoy in Galveston, call Ryson today!

Check out some of the island’s pet-friendly businesses!

  1. Restaurants
  2. — patios only —
  3. Benno’s Cajun Seafood
  4. Brewchachos
  5. Joe’s Crab Shack
  6. Little Daddy’s Gumbo Bar
  7. MOD Coffeehouse
  8. Mosquito Café
  9. Rita’s Italian Ice
  10. Russo’s Pizzeria
  11. ShyKatZ Cafe
  12. Brick House
  13. Sky Bar
  14. Shrimp N Stuff
  15. Taquilos
  16. West End Marina (Downstairs)
  17. Willie G’s
  18. Yaga’s Café
  1. Activities
  2. Baywatch Dolphin Tours
  3. Buster’s Old Time Photos
  4. East End Historic District Tour
  5. Galveston Duck Tour
  6. Galveston Historic Ghost Tours
  7. Galveston Island State Park
  8. Historic Strand District
  9. Seawolf Park
  10. Silk Stocking District Tour
  11. Stand Up Paddleboarding
  12. Surrey Bike Rentals
  13. Tree Sculpture Tour
  1. Shopping
  2. Dorothy May’s
  3. Hazy Daze on the Strand
  4. Jammin’ Sportswear
  5. Kitchen Chick
  6. Surf Styles
  7. Strand Brass
  8. The Collector’s Gallery II
  9. Tola’s Market
  1. Nightlife
  2. 3 Doors Down Bar
  3. DTO (Daiquiri Time Out)
  4. Devil & the Deep Brewery
  5. Galveston Island Brewery
  6. Jack’s Pub (on Seawall)
  7. The Proletariat
  8. Prohibition Red’s
  9. Sharky’s Tavern
  1. Dog Parks
  2. Kempner Park
  3. Lindale Dog Park
  4. Menard Dog Park

Participation subject to change.
Please contact Ryson to add your pet-friendly business to our listing.


All pets must be registered and pet fee paid in advance.
Restrictions vary by home and details should be stated in each individual property description.

Dogs should be leashed at all times.
This is not only a Galveston city ordinance, and you may be fined, it’s also against the terms of your Rental Agreement. Unfamiliar surroundings may encourage a normally well-behaved dog to take off when they normally wouldn’t. Dogs should also be wearing a collar and ID tags.

Keep dogs out of dunes.
Dunes are not only illegal for us to walk through, they are home to rattlesnakes, which can be lethal. It’s our responsibility to keep our dogs safe.

Avoid dehydration.
Bring plenty of fresh water for your dog to drink while at the beach, and discourage dogs from drinking salt water. Salt water will cause diarrhea.

Avoid summer mid-day sun.
The sand and temperature lower to the ground is hot. Dogs will often exhaust themselves and need the shade of an umbrella or canopy.

Rinse off after a day at the beach.
Salt water and sea water organisms may dry on dog’s coat, causing irritation and problems days later if not rinsed off.

Dogs should not be left unattended.
Even the most well-behaved dogs can make a lot of noise & act destructive when anxious or in unfamiliar territory.

Please clean up after your dog.
Please take along a baggie with you to pick up waste with & dispose of it properly. Our dogs are our responsibility. Along with this responsibility, is the dirty job of picking up after them.

Accidents may happen.
Even if your pets have never had a bathroom mishap inside, accidents can happen, especially if pets are stressed. Please ensure that you have cleaned up the mess to the best of your ability. If damage is done by your dog, please report this during business hours as soon as possible.

Fleas love the island as much as we do.
The island is a perfect breeding ground for pests. Please be sure to use a preventative before your vacation, and please do your best to be sure not to leave anything behind. If ever any sign of pests in the home, please report immediately.

Animal Control

Galveston Island Humane Society
6814 Broadway Avenue
Galveston, TX 77554


Campeche Cove Animal Hospital
10015 Steward Road
Galveston, TX 77554


Galveston Veterinary Clinic
2108 61st Street
Galveston, TX 77551


VCA Animal Emergency Hospital
1108 Gulf Freeway South #280
League City, TX 77573


Freeport Veterinary
1316 N Brazosport Blvd.
Freeport, TX 77541


Dogs at Dolphin View Boarding
10720 Termini – San Luis Pass Road
Galveston, TX 77554


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