We love our pets more than ever these days. They are not just the loyal animal who brings our pipe and slippers, but a bona fide member of the family. Our dogs especially come everywhere we go, even on vacation to Maine. If you are spending a few weeks of your summer here, of course you are bringing up your beloved pup. Traveling with pets is easier than ever, with so many public places welcoming well-behaved animals, providing water bowls and little bones to keep your doggy happy while you eat, shop, and play. We’ve got a few ideas about how to have the best time ever adventuring around Midcoast Maine with your trusty animal companions.
Places to Explore and Play
Freedom is one of the reasons so many people love to come to Maine. There are acres of wilderness, miles of beaches, woods and fields and natural wonders to explore. How wonderful to let your puppy run, to chase and scamper the way that he was meant to. In Camden, bring your dog to Camden Hills State Park to hike on leash with you up magnificent Mount Battie. There are 30 miles of trails to explore. This park is awesome and the folks who frequent it are definitely dog people. If you want to let your furry friend off her leash, bring her to the Community Dog Park on Camden Street in Rockport. There are two fenced-in areas so that large dogs and small breeds can safely play separately. It’s a lovely, grassy, scenic spot, and a nice place for dog-loving humans to socialize while the pups play. You may meet like-minded new friends to hang out with on your summer vacation.
We don’t want to consider the possibility, but we must be prepared for something to happen to our pet on vacation. If your dog gets hurt, sick, or injured it’s good to know who to call in case of emergency.
Harbor Road Veterinary Hospital
626 St. George R, South Thomaston
Midcoast Animal Emergency Clinic
191 Camden Road/Route 90, Warren
207-273 – 1100
If you arrive in Maine and discover you forgot your dog’s favorite food or chew toy, or if you just want to pick up some new supplies, you have got to head to The Loyal Biscuit Co., with locations on Main Street in Rockland, Route 1 on the Camden/Rockport line, and a few others to the north, south, and west. In the event that your dogs ends up a bit stinky from romping around in the Maine woods, bring him down to the self-serve wash; they provide everything you need and clean up the mess. Everyone there is knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to share treats and advice.
Maine is a state for dogs. We love our furry friends here. Bring your pet along with you when you come to adventure, explore, and dream. If you are looking for a pet-friendly home rental in Maine for the summer, we have some beautiful properties to show you! SummerMaine loves your animals as much as you do.