Are you looking for dog kennels in Maine?
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Below you’ll find 10 dog boarding facilities. One of these might just be the right place to board your best friend!
1. Shangri-La Kennels
Based in Auburn, Shangri-La Kennels have been in operation since 1984, taking care of all clients’ dogs as a family. Their absolute priority has always been, is and will be 100% safety, so if you’re not sure about boarding, had a bad experience in the past, or simply can’t bear the thought of leaving your beloved pup with someone else, Shangri-La staff may be the ones to ease the process for you.
Dogs never leave the property, safely playing in their fully fenced outside area and resting indoors. Only owners can pick up their dogs, or inquire about their behaviour and well-being. Constant supervision, care and attention are provided to make sure your dog’s needs have been catered for responsibly. Shangri-La is especially suitable for shy or less sociable dogs, as they will not be made to integrate with others – unless they want to give it a try!
Prior requirements: All dogs are required to have valid vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper and Canine Cough.
For more information, please visit the FAQ page. To contact the kennels about availability and pricing, call at 207-784-4685.
2. Suntar’s Kennels
If a friendly, yet professional atmosphere is something you care deeply about when choosing a dog boarding facility, the Saco-based Suntar’s Kennels might be the place for you and your furry friend.
Dogs of all sizes are welcome to stay at Suntar’s, where for $35 a night they can enjoy spacious, temperature-controlled runs, creative play yards adapted for having lots of fun, as well as the perfect balance of socialising and relaxing. The owner resides on-site, so you can be sure your pet will be well looked after. For some extra pampering, various grooming services can be added to the stay, making it even more memorable and special.
Prior requirements: Distemper, Bordetella and Rabies vaccinations are required from all. Due to dogs often experiencing stomach sensitivity, you should also provide your own food if possible. Male dogs need to be neutered.
Suntar’s Kennels are open every day of the week, so that you can visit the facility and get to know the staff before making your decision. The best way to enquire about appointments is via phone (1-207-282-1948). Feel free to send an e-mail to email@example.com, unless you need somewhere to leave your pet urgently.
3. Paws Wings & Things Kennel and Pet Sitters
Do you happen to be a parent of one fussy fur baby? Make sure to find them kennels where staff recognise different personalities – such as Paws Wings & Things in Bucksport!
Run by a veterinary expert Jo-anna and her husband, this boarding facility is where experience with different breeds combined with medical knowledge, create the perfect environment for taking care of stranger’s dogs.
The state-of-the-art facility has been recently renovated, offering modern security solutions, plenty of space for running around, as well as luxury amenities, such as heated flooring or a large fish tank for relaxing evening observations. Apart from boarding, the owners also offer pet sitting, daycare and grooming – all tailored to your needs and convenience. As it’s a private facility, special treats are often offered, e.g. a bath for long-term guests so they’re nice and clean just before their trip home! The price for boarding is $22 per night.
Prior requirements: All dogs must be vaccinated against Rabies, Distemper and Canine Cough before checking in at PW&T.
You can find the e-mail address and phone number on the contact page.
4. Haggett Hill Kennel
This homely-looking, comfortable kennel in the heart of Edgecomb, has been preserving the standards of traditional dog hospitality since 1981. The long history and experience allows Haggett Hill staff to truly understand the fluffy visitors’ needs and accommodate them accordingly with plenty of comfort and safety.
All dogs stay in individual runs, which allows the staff to make sure every single one of them has been given the equal amount of love and attention. The top-notch structure of operation also means the facilities are cleaned and maintained regularly, as well as monitored for any sights of danger – potential hazards are also ruled out immediately. There are no hidden fees or additional charges – boarding costs $23 per night with everything included.
Prior requirements: Before you check in your pet, make sure the kennel has received your dog’s proof of vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper and Kennel Cough. You may also want to provide your own food, and a rag or a t-shirt to remind your dog of home should they feel stressed or confused to begin with.
You can find necessary contact details here. Always make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment!
5. Country Kennel
As their name suggests, this boarding facility situated in Bangor should be the perfect, quiet getaway for all those pets tired of the city living.
For only $22 per day, visitors can make use of the organised playtime, naptime-worthy beds, large running areas, as well as yummy pet food provided by the premium brand NutriSource. Relaxation, active time and interaction with other guests comes in equal amounts, so that your dog is perfectly happy when you pick them up, without feeling too exhausted or lethargic.
If you’re interested, Country Kennel also provides grooming services, daycare, obedience classes or private training. Whatever it is that your dog requires, they can do for you!
Prior requirements: Whether you’re booking for boarding, grooming or classes, your dog needs to be vaccinated against Rabies and Distemper. The Bordetella vaccine is highly recommended.
If you’d like to come in for a tour of the place or book a visit, it’s best to call at 207-945-9221 or simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Barker Brook Kennels
Judging from the ultra-positive reviews and comments, Barker Brook is a happy place both for animals and their parents. Based in Bethel, Maine, it’s an all-year facility that hosts and grooms dogs of all breeds and sizes.
The facility is small, therefore more directed at keeping things cosy and providing a lot of one-on-one attention to the four-legged guests. Located in close proximity to the mountains, it’s the perfect holiday spot if your pooch needs a breather!
What sets Barker Brook apart is that a large percentage of the kennels is actually cage-free, so your dog can feel just as free as they do at their own home. With plenty of affection, a packed schedule in the day and lots of rest at night, this facility offers the perfect vacation.
The standard boarding fee is $28 per night.
Prior requirements: Bordetella, Rabies and Distemper vaccines are required. You’ll also be asked to provide home food. Bedding and toys are included in the price, however it may be easier for your dog to settle if they have an item that reminds them of home. Animals should also be neutered and on some kind of flea preventing medication.
Would you like to know more about Barker Brook Kennels? Find all of their contact details here.
7. Brickyard Kennels
In this huge house painted red, all dogs are treated as members of the family! Located in North Yarmouth, the idea for this facility was born out of the common issue most fur baby parents face: who do I leave my pet with when going on holiday?
The founder Emma has worked professionally with dogs for many years, and the 11 years that she has been running Brickyard Kennels for, have made her a real expert when it comes to pups. The boarding offer is based on companionship, good fun and lots of tender love and care. The accommodation is cosy, while playtime is varied and never boring – what else could you possibly ask for?
Dogs of all ages and physical conditions are catered for, fed with premium food and bathed before they go home (if they’re staying for over three days). Although the rates are slightly higher in comparison to other kennels ($40 per dog), your pooch will really thank you for this one!
Prior requirements: Vaccinations against Rabies, Distemper and Kennel Cough are required.
You can find answers to your burning questions on the FAQ page. This is also where Emma’s contact details are listed.
8. Critter Hill Kennel
If you’re local to the Presque Isle area, you may want to consider Critter Hill. Organised with three priorities in mind – hygiene, stress reduction and safety – it’s a place where leaving your dog even for a week or two doesn’t have to cause you both anxiety.
Located on the picturesque Robinson Farm, it’s a beautiful place for your dog’s holiday. With plenty of open space and green grass, far from busy roads and city noise, it’s bound to be a very calming and happy experience.
Critter Hill is fairly intimate with space for only 10 dogs at a time, which also means more attention and care can be given to each individual pet. Yummy treats, a daily walk on the leash, as well as some group play are all included in the schedule. With the price of only $15 per day, you could not ask for more!
Prior requirements: All dogs need to be immune to Rabies, Bordetella and Distemper. Flea treatment is highly suggested. You must also provide your own food, blanket and bed.
Fill out the contact form and someone will get back to you soon with all the details!
9. Maine Animal Keeper
If you care about professional approach and a variety of extra services, Maine Animal Keeper in Hermon is a boarding facility you should really look into.
All of the staff is highly qualified in caring for animals and training them, so you can be sure your dog will only gain from this experience. On top of that, the owner Sharon has veterinary knowledge, in case of an emergency.
Depending on their sizes, dogs are assigned to different boarding sections. During the day, they will be given plenty of time to make new friends, play and exercise, before they go down for a good night’s sleep. Dogs that are staying for a sleepover can still mingle with daycare guests and make the best use out of the gym and spacious exercise yards.
On top of the standard care, you can book your dog in for obedience classes, a relaxing full groom or just a nail clip or bath. If you’re a busy bee worrying about opening times, worry less! Maine Animal Keeper is open from 6 am for an early drop-off.
Boarding costs $28 per night.
You can find out how to get in touch on the contact page. As prior requirements have not been listed specifically, make sure you ask about company policies before making a booking!
10. York Bark & Play
Offering both boarding and daycare, York Bark & Play is a great option to look at if you live in the area. They offer expertise, outdoor and indoor play areas, as well as personal attention and care. Liz the owner, as well as her all-ladies team, simply can’t wait to meet your dog, truly get to know them and tailor the experience to their individual needs.
Looking at the daily picture updates on Facebook, you can really see the best possibly testimonies in the happy, smiling pooches and their waggling tails. At Bark & Play, dogs get plenty of time to interact with one another, but can also chill in a waddling pool or take a little nap in the shade on a hot summer day. A full 24h with daycare costs $40, but you can save some if you have more than one fur baby in the family!
Prior requirements: Before making a reservation, first-time visitors need to fill out registration forms and provide a proof of all standard vaccinations (Bordetella, Rabies and Distemper). Female dogs in heat will not be accepted to the facility.
Here is where you can find the contact details for York Bark & Play. You may also want to take a look at the FAQ page. E-mail or call them today to guarantee quality care for your pooch!
Are there any other dog kennels in Maine that should be on this list? Please tell us about them in the comments box below!
Zofia Filipowicz is a freelance journalist living in Poland. She has graduated from De Montfort University in Britain, with a first class degree in Journalism and English Literature. Since then, she’s worked with different print and digital publications. Currently open for commission.