The Coastal Dog, Inc.

144 Middle Rd • PO Box 141 • Edgecomb, ME 04556 • Phone: 207-882-6700 Fax: 800-779-0658 •

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If Fido is booked to arrive on the 5th, stays with us 2 nights and goes home on the 7th, that is 3 calendar days. His bill would be $84 regardless of drop off time. If, on the 7th Fido was picked up before 10am, his bill would be $70.

Incoming boarding dogs should be dropped off prior to 12:00 noon unless specifically prearranged otherwise. We do this to ensure that your dog has had adequate time to expend some energy and get accustomed to being with us before ‘settle-down’ time after dinner. You may pick up your dog at any time during our open hours. Picking up your boarding dog prior to 10am (not 10:05 or later) will result in only a half day charge for that day.

You may drop your boarding dog off any time before 12:00 noon (unless otherwise arranged). We do not offer early drop-offs or late pick-ups. If a dog scheduled to go home is not picked up by 6:30pm, they will be considered an unscheduled boarding guest, fed the house kibble (if they do not have their own) and tucked in for the night. They can be picked up the following day and owners will be charged accordingly.

Cancellation Policy:
Clients who shorten or cancel boarding bookings with less than 7 days’ notice will be charged the full amount of the original booking. No-shows will also be charged the full amount of the original booking.

** Special Needs Dogs are those that require greater time, attention and care than average Coastal Dog guests:

  • Dogs requiring excessive medication administration (more than one medication daily, medication administered more than 2 times day, anything requiring injections, topical applications, bandaging, etc…)
  • Dogs requiring physical help to function normally (have trouble walking, getting up or needing to use ramps, braces or other aids)
  • Dogs that have behavioral issues and require more attention paid to them on a regular basis (extremely nervous or anxious​ dogs, dogs that are socially inappropriate, dogs that are destructive)
  • Dogs that mark indoors, are not fully house-trained or consistently defecate/urinate indoors during their stay
  • Dogs that have to sleep with overnight staff

If your dog is new to us, it may take some time to determine whether or not your dog is a special needs dog. In this case, fees may be adjusted accordingly. If you are unsure whether your dog falls into this category, please ask us!


Our overnight services include all the benefits of daycare plus a comfy night with the overnight staff, sleeping wherever your dog is most comfortable. We try to accommodate as closely as possible what your dog is used to at home. For more information about overnights with us, please read our Customer Handbook.

Boarding Prices:
For our overnight guests, the charge is $28.00 ($33 for special needs dogs, see below**) per dog, per calendar day regardless of the time of day you drop off. Boarding dogs picked up before 10:00am will only be charged a half-day for their pick up day. Boarding dogs picked up after 10:00 (even 10:05) will be charged a full-day for their pick up day.