What do the dogs do all day?

  • The dogs alternate between play time and nap/rest time throughout the day. Playtime takes place in our off leash yard and nap/rest time in private indoor/outdoor runs. We have a few different playgroups based on size and personality, so when one group is playing, another group is resting.


What should I bring?

  • We suggest bring your dog’s food from home to prevent an upset stomach. If you don’t want to bring food, we provide our house food at no extra charge. You may also bring a blanket and/or toy to make your dog feel more comfortable.


Is the kennel heated?

  • Yes! The kennel is heated in the winter and cooled in the summer to provide a comfortable environment for your dog.


What vaccines are required?

  • We require dogs to be up to date with Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella (kennel cough). We also require dogs to be free of worms and fleas.


Is it possible for my dog to get sick?

  • There is always a risk of contagious illnesses, when multiple dogs share space.

  • Please keep in mind that vaccinations can take up to a week to become effective. Your dog has a higher risk of contracting an illness, if vaccinations are given just a few days before your dogs' stay.

  • We do our best to minimize outbreaks, by adhering to a strict cleaning protocol and using high grade pet safe disinfectants.


How old does my dog have to be to stay with you?

  • We require our boarders and daycare dogs to be over 6 months of age.


Does someone stay with the dogs overnight?

  • The owner lives on the property and is always available in case of an emergency.


What happens in the event of an illness or injury?

  • Depending on the situation, we will either rush the dog to the closest vet or, in non-emergency situations, we will make the effort to take them to their own vet.  We will always attempt to contact the owner first.


Can I tour the facility?

  • Yes! We happily give tours of our entire facility! Please call to make an appointment any day between 11 am and 2 pm.


8 am to 5 pm daily

Pleasant Hill Kennels

81 Pleasant Hill Rd

Freeport, Maine 04032