Your Dog’s Inn
Doggie Daycare, Dog Grooming, and Dog Boarding
Your Dog’s Inn is a “Doggie Daycare” that offers dog grooming, daycare, and boarding located just off of I-95 at exit 174 in Newburgh, Maine which is conveniently close to the greater Bangor area.
We provide your best friend with personal attention throughout the day, and give your dog something to do, like playing with other dogs, or going on walks on our 90 acres of land. We are open 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM every day except Sunday. We are closed for rest periods from 1:00 PM -3:30 PM each day as well.
Also, if we do not have dogs scheduled for the day, we will be closed. So give us a call to reserve a time for your doggie daycare. We do close down for a few days of vacation every year but those times are posted well in advance.
We are an appointment only shop with all our services. Just call ahead to reserve a time for your dog.
Why should you bring your dog to a doggie daycare?
Socialization of your dog can’t be taught by you or your trainer. It is an instinct that dogs use to size each other up. Packs of dogs have a language all of their own, something that groups of dogs can teach each other, such as how to greet other dogs the right way by smell, sound, and body position.
If you bring your dog home from its litter mates as a puppy and it never gets a chance to play with other dogs, both known and unknown dogs, it will never learn the right way to meet and greet other dogs, how to play, and most importantly, establish a sense of well being and confidence.
Many dogs with fear and anxiety are dogs that have never been socialized, or have been kept away from other dogs. Keeping your dog at home away from other dogs, sometimes manifests in an insecure dog, dependent on you for all its needs, at all times.
When you then try to board your dog, it has a miserable time because your dog is not used to being away from you, and no boarding facility can make it comfortable. Your dog only wants you. If, for the next 15 or 16 years you don’t mind this, i.e. no vacations away from your dog, great! However, if you are like most of us and require your dog to be boarded, then you may want to look into daycare every couple of weeks.
If you have an anxious dog, or a dog that is clearly troubled with disruptive or overactive behavior, then why not try daycare? This lack of exposure to other dogs and play can lead to antisocial behavior, fearful dogs, and separation anxiety.
Your dog will observe and learn playful behavior, work off some of the energy every dog has, and help socialize and train your best friend. You will be amazed at how calm and relaxed your dog is after a day here.
We require reservations in advance, with any service we offer, doggie daycare, dog grooming, or dog boarding. If your dog has not been here before, a brief consultation with you and your dog is required first before receiving doggie daycare or boarding. Dog grooming consultations can be done over the phone.
Part of your consultation requires a temperament assessment to make sure there are no aggression issues. We do not accept aggressive dogs for the safety of our other clients. We have never had a dog or person hurt by another dog here, and we have never had a dog fight. We plan on never having any dog or person injured here.
Call us to arrange a consultation, and bring your dog with you. Consultations are important because we also get the chance to reserve a specific time for you to tell us what you want for your dog, how we can meet your needs, and what your expectations are. A consultation at the facility gives your dog the chance to get used to the smells, surroundings and other dogs.
We also need proof of all vaccinations, including kennel cough, as well as flea preventative. Standard vaccinations are easily verified by a phone call to your vet. It’s important to protect all our clients, and rest assured, all our clients have been cleared before their first day at doggie daycare. Most vets will give us this information freely over the phone, so there is rarely a need to go to your vet to get copies.
Some dogs need medication such as insulin, or oral medications, and we can give those as well. There is no need to bring bedding, but if your dog prefers a special bed, and you would like to bring it, please do so. The only requirement is that your dog is flea free and the dog bed is as well. Puppies will need clearance from your vet, and your puppy must have had its second set of shots. Most puppies eat three times a day, so please bring a lunchtime meal. All dogs are monitored at all times while at play.
We do have “rest time” from 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM for adult dogs when all dogs go into their crates until 3:30 PM. We are closed while the dogs are resting and re-open at 3:30 PM when it’s time to go out and play again.
At 6:00 PM the dogs are crated until owners arrive here to pick them up. We shut the doors at 6:00 PM. That means that your dog might be an overnight guest, unless special arrangements are made in advance.
We do find dogs that have fleas without the owner knowing about it, and we reserve the option to give your dog a flea bath to prevent spreading the fleas to the other dogs here. Please understand that fleas can be spread to other dogs quickly and that we have an obligation to keep all our clients safe from infestation. Because of the early spring in 2012, we also use all natural kennel spray every two weeks to keep ticks away. We encourage you to utilize one of the flea and tick preventative products ASAP. We have never had an outbreak of fleas here.
We disinfect the facility every day, with bleach to make sure that everyone starts the day with clean and fresh surroundings. We have NEVER had an outbreak of kennel cough. We disinfect with bleach as required by The Maine Animal Welfare Program twice a day. Our run areas are kept clean of animal waste and sanitized throughout the day.
We use natural cleaning products to keep sanitation safe for the Earth and your pet. We are a current licensed animal boarding facility and are registered with the Maine Animal Welfare Program. Boarding Kennel Facility 7 MRSA 3932. Expiration Jan 2014
Please call ahead to plan for your dog’s grooming appointment.
Regular dog grooming visits range from 4-6 weeks for most dogs, and regular dog grooming keeps your dog in good shape so that it takes much less time to groom them when they return. A dog that has not been regularly groomed is harder to clean and takes longer to finish — Unless the dog has been shaved down, which is certainly an option for low grooming maintenance.
A dog on a regular grooming schedule is often times $25.00 or less. Dogs that have not been groomed on a regular basis can range from $35-$65 dollars.
If your dog has never been here before, we will need to have you schedule a consultation and bring your dog with you, well before your date of departure.
Please don’t put off your consultation with us to the last minute, because there are times that we are unable to accept a dog that is too stressed, anxious or, not used to an open boarding environment. We are first and foremost all about the comfort of your dog, and if we feel that your dog will not be relaxed, and happy here, we will not accept your dog for boarding.
The schedule above is what their day is like while you are away. They are crated from 6:00 PM when last feeding occurs until 8:00 PM when they are let out for one last visit to the rest area and to romp for a little longer. Bedtime is 8:00 PM and NO dog is left in a crate overnight longer than 8 hours. We let the dogs back out at 4:00 AM. They are crated again with their morning food option, and we open at 6:00 AM.
We have boarded dogs come before 11:00 AM. Checkout on day of pick up is before 11:00 AM. If doggie daycare is needed later than 11:00 AM, then a daycare charge is added to the bill. Boarding for your dog is a pay in advance service.
Boarding here is the same as doggie daycare. Your dog has fun while you are away in the day, and has a regular play day, then is crated after 9:00 PM for the night.
We want you to know that your dog is not sitting in a crate all day, but having fun and playing. That’s what I would want when I go on vacation, to know my dog is having as good a time as I am.