At Nashoba Valley we appreciate the importance of dogs in our lives and therefore we currently allow dogs to enjoy our property.

However, our tolerance for owners not managing their dogs is quickly changing and we will be changing our policy soon if we continue to experience owners that are not picking up after their dogs, are allowing their dogs off leaches and bringing aggressive dogs to the winery.  After being bit this year by a dog and after having a dog take cheese from an customers plate and after many customers complaining that there is dog poop all over the grounds, a few bad owners are forcing us to modify our policy because they cannot take responsibility.

Being Responsible for your dog includes the responsibility to respect other visitors and our staff who might be afraid or allergic to various animals.  If you cannot follow the rules or you do not believe rules apply to you, we must request that you not bring your dog to the winery.  If you are asked to leave, please understand that we are enforcing a zero tolerance policy and not open to a discussion about how it will not happen again.

If a dog has or does  bother you during your visit, please let someone on a Segway know and we will have the owner and his dog leave the premises.  New rules will be implimented in 2017 if the problem continues.

We therefore ask that you follow our simple rules:

  • All dog owners are required to clean up and properly dispose of waste of his/her dog. We do not provide bags for disposal so owners are required to bring their own.
  • Dogs acting aggressively must be removed immediately.
  • All dogs must be on a leash at all times with maximum 8-foot leash. Dogs cannot be left unattended or tied to a tree or post and left unattended.
  • Dogs are allowed in designated areas of the picnic grounds and in the orchards areas that are open to the public.
  • No dogs (except HC assisted) are allowed in any building at any time or on the outside patio area, tasting areas or porches of either the winery or the restaurant.
  • It is not possible to participate in a tour or tasting with your dog and it is not possible to dine at the restaurant leaving your dog unattended. We suggest that you order picnic lunches and dine on our grounds where dogs are allowed.
  • Dogs must be under control of their owners at all times.
  • Owners must control excessive barking and noise.
  • All dogs must be licensed and vaccinated.
  • Dog bathing is not allowed.
  • Female dogs in heat are not permitted.
  • No dog under 4 months old are permitted.
  • Please make sure your dog understand that they are responsible for the behavior of their owners! 😉

NASHOBA VALLEY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO HAVE ANY DOG REMOVED WITHOUT CAUSE AT ANY TIME.