Hello again from Sarah Graves, writing to you from Eastport, Maine, which has gone to the dogs. And I mean that in a good way: first of all, our friends Ken and Denise Brown are going great guns with Eastport Pets, a food-and-supplies store for our furry pals. Food, toys, OTC remedies, grooming items, wearables — you name it, if it’s for dogs or cats (some other critters, too), they’ve got it. Our house runs much more smoothly now that Evie the Doggie Diva can get food and treats that don’t make her break out in hives or worse, and from the amount of traffic in and out of the store I think lots of other Eastporters feel the same.
Next: The Ken and Julia Gholson Memorial Dog Park! Named in memory of some beloved people and frequented by many of Eastport’s most interesting personalities, the dog park is fast becoming a favorite. Double gated, securely fenced, and big enough so even a large dog can get up a good head of steam, the park is open to all, residents and visitors alike, who are willing to pick up after their animals.
Two pet care services cover the needs of animals whose humans want or need a break: CPL Kennels is a traditional boarding operation for dogs, while Pampered Pets offers day care, scheduled doggy play times, dog walking, and other animal services like trips to the vet and in-home feeding and exercise. And for animal health care, nearby Little River Vet Clinic offers the full range of veterinary services.
Eastport’s the perfect place for animal owning vacationers or day trippers. A daring dog can even take a trip to Canada on the ferry! Just make sure Fido’s papers are in order: a current rabies certificate will insure that the pup gets welcomed back into the country as easily as s/he was let out of it.
If you’d like to help downeast Maine animals and have a good time, too, you might be interested in an upcoming event to benefit them:
An evening of Downeast Entertainment with Maine’s favorite humorist Tim Sample will benefit PAWS Brave Hearts on June 23 at 7 pm. Desserts and coffee will also be available. Tickets are $20 and available at Eastport Pets, Urban Moose, and at the door.
For more information contact Anthony Giard at (207) 454-7662