Plan Your Pet's Vacation!

No one knows your pet better than you. It is vital that you inform us of any previous health issues your pet may have so that we can do our best to look out for any symptoms or warning signs. Please make us aware of any special quirks or mannerisms your pet may have as well.


We require verification of up‐to‐date vaccinations for your pet to stay with us. These requirements adhere to Sate of Maine guidelines, ensure the safety of your pet, the staff and the other pets in the building. The vaccinations that we require are Rabies and Distemper. Bordatella is recommended for your pets health but is not required (please note that while it is mandatory for your vet to administer Rabies and Distemper vaccinations for your pet, Bordatella is something you have to specifically ask for at your vet’s office.).

If you have stayed with us before and your vaccinations are already in our system, please feel free to ask us to ensure that these three vaccinations are up‐to‐date. If your pet has recently been to the vet to update any of these vaccinations please have your vet e-mail or fax 207-942-5982 over your most recent records for us to update in our system. We recommend that you call us to confirm that any updated information sent over has been received and put into our system before you bring your pet in to stay with us.


You have the option of using our food or packing your own from home. Both of these options are free of charge. If your dog has a sensitive stomach, abruptly changing their diet may cause gastrointestinal distress such as diarrhea and vomiting. If this is the case for your dog we recommend keeping them on their familiar diet from home.

  • Our kennel food: We use a lamb and rice dry kibble. Our kennel food has no wheat, corn or soy. It is not "grain free".

  • Treats: We offer animal crackers and / or milk bone treats throughout the day free of charge.

  • Own Diet: You are welcome to bring your own food and provide us with directions so your pet is fed just like at home.

  • Allergies: Please let us know of any food or environmental allergies your pet may have.

Departure Services

After a long and fun‐filled stay at Carden Kennels, we’d love to send your best friend home smelling fresh and clean! Please let us know if you would like your pet to have a groom or bath with a nail trim before going home! When scheduling a groom or bath we will ask for your estimated time of pickup. This time ensures that your pet will get as much exercise as possible and play time before being bathed to go home. If your plans change and you will be picking up earlier or later than your estimated pickup time, please call and let us know!