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144 Middle Road, PO Box 141, Edgecomb, Maine 04556 207-882-6700

Here at The Coastal Dog, it is our mission to make your dog happy by providing a safe, fun, caring atmosphere. Whether your dog is with us for a daytime visit or an extended stay, his or her time will be filled with whatever activities they enjoy the most! Popular activities include playing ball, swimming, snuggling, digging, romping, napping, eating, sniffing, chasing butterflies, and a myriad of other doggie joys.

The Coastal Dog is a home, not a kennel. That's right! There are no cement runs, no long lonely nights and endless days of echoed barking. Your dog can go inside and out as they please, snuggle on a soft bed or mingle with playmates to their heart's content.

Our outdoor play spaces are large and professionally fenced for your dog's enjoyment and safety. Our indoor spaces are open and airy, filled with natural light and pleasant music.

Nighttime at The Coastal Dog is peaceful and quiet and your dog can sleep where they are most comfortable - a comfy dog bed on the floor, a soft blanky on a raised dog bed, a people-mattress complete with pillow, a cozy crate, a room with his or her siblings or snuggled up with the overnight staff. We always try to accommodate what your dog is used to at home

Basic Requirements for All Visitors

Want to know if we're a good match for your dog? Please read our eligibility flow chart for fast answers! 


Dogs visiting The Coastal Dog must be well socialized and have a history of playing well with others. We cannot take dogs that do not get along with ALL other dogs. The exception to this rule is young puppies (between 3 and 5 months) who may not yet have had much of a chance to meet other dogs. If you do not know if your dog plays well with others, The Coastal Dog is not the place to bring them to find out. 


All dogs visiting The Coastal Dog must be up to date on:

  • Rabies
  • Distemper/Parvo
  • Kennel Cough (every 6 months)
  • Leptospirosis 

All sexually mature dogs must be altered. This usually means between the ages of 6 to 8 months. We realize that many breeders and some veterinarians prefer owners to wait longer than this. It's a personal choice and we respect an owner's decision, however that doesn't change the fact that we will be unable to accommodate intact sexually mature dogs. 

Local vs. From Away

The Coastal Dog takes local customers only, dogs who live here year round or are seasonal residents. We get lots of inquiries from folks visiting our area who want to take a day trip and ask to book in for a day or two. Unfortunately, we are too busy with our regular customers to accommodate these types of visits.