Our dogs made it through another Maine winter by our sides and they want to enjoy everything that a Maine summer has to offer, too. From ice cream to beach romps to summer camp, your pup will have the #BestSummerEver.

1. Sunset Playtime at East End Beach

Many your favorite dog friendly off-leash beaches switch to a before 9 a.m and after 5 p.m. policy. Your dog doesn't care what time of day it is, in fact, they'll probably prefer the cooler sunset air as they build sandcastles with their pals on the beach. East End Beach on Portland's Peninsula is a favorite spot for pups and their owners to burn a little energy at the end of the day.

2. Doggy Daycare at Roscoe's Bed & Bark

I can't say the name Roscoe in my house without my dogs turning into two crazed monsters who can't wait to get into the car and on the way to see all their puppy pals. Roscoe's Bed & Bark offers drop in daycare and overnight accommodations for you beloved fur-children. It's perfect for those warm, sunny days when you'd really love to give your dog some much-deserved outdoor time but you still have to do that pesky thing called your job.

3. Puppy Ice Cream at Red's Dairy Freeze

Ice cream for dogs is a thing and they really love it. Red's Dairy Freeze will serve up a doggy cone or bowl for your pup.

4. First Annual Hops & Hounds Event

Dogs love to party, too! We're throwing the first annual Hops & Hounds event at Raitt Homestead Farm in Eliot, Maine on Saturday, June 17th. The event will give your dog lots to do including new butts to sniff, a hydration station, and plenty of vendors with new toys to shop. Don't worry, we'll take care of the humans, too, with adult beverages and the Dock Dogs Competition.

5. Day Hike at Bradbury Mountain State Park

Get outside and explore Maine with your dog. Bradbury Mountain State Park is a great easy hike for first timers. Make sure you take plenty of photos at the summit.

Get your tickets to Hops & Hounds and join us for a dog and family friendly day of fun at Raitt Homestead Farm on Saturday, June 17th. 


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