(207) 234-3566
  • Dixmont, ME
  • Office - (207) 234-3566

Dog & Cat Boarding You Can Trust

Our brand-new climate-controlled boarding facility was designed to keep your furry family member comfortable during their stay, and their anxiety level as low as possible. We even used "fear free" colors inside our kennels to alleviate stress! The units are temperature controlled, with heat and air conditioning, and are backed up with an automatic generator to guarantee your pets comfort should the power go out. We make sure your pet has ample outside time to eliminate, stretch, and play. Our facility also has inside play areas for times when the weather is bad. Please review all our rules, regulations and requirements before contacting us to schedule your pets stay.

Please Note - Firefly Kennel does not accept credit cards. Checks or cash only.

Requirements Before Scheduling Your Pets Stay

  • Fill out our application online and submit electronically. Please fill out a complete application for each and every dog.
  • Please have your vet e-mail me your dog's vaccination summary to include: Rabies, Distemper, and Bordetella. Canine influenza is highly recommended and required for out of state dogs.
  • Please have your vet e-mail me proof that your dog is treated year round with Flea/Tick prevention and Heartworm prevention with a dewormer.
  • Once we receive all required vet information, we will contact you to set up a meet and greet to see if our facility is a good fit. Please bring dogs in on a flat collar and regular leash or a slip lead. No harnesses or retractable leashes please. Meet and greets take approximately 30 minutes. We observe how the dog(s) interact with their owners, to me and my staff, and to dogs around them. Dogs must walk nicely on a slip lead in and out of the kennel without excessive pulling or negative reaction to other dogs and settle nicely inside. All dogs must be house trained (with the exception of young puppies).
  • New boarding dogs must come for a day and a night before a longer stay. New daycare dogs will have a trial period.
  • Print and sign a hard copy of the Owner Agreement and Facility Use Agreement waivers.
  • Please have your vet e-mail me your cat's vaccination summary to include: Rabies, Distemper, and Feline Leukemia.
  • Pease have your vet e-mail me proof that your cat is treated year round with Flea/Tick prevention.
  • Cats must be liter box trained!

About our Boarding & Day Care Fees

  • If fleas are found during the pets stay, a flea bath will be given for an additional charge of $35 and up depending on the pet.
  • Firefly Kennel does not accept credit or debit cards. Cash or Checks only.
  • We charge a $25 returned check fee.

Boarding Fees

  • $35/night per dog
  • $45/night per dog for our Luxury Suites
  • $20/night per cat
  • $3/night per dog or cat for medication or special feeding requests

Check out is 11am. A daycare fee will be charged for pick-up after 11:00. Due to limited boarding availability, we charge a 1/2 down(minimum of one nights stay)deposit to secure boarding dates. Deposits are non-refundable but may be used as a credit within six months minus a cancellation fee of one nights stay, providing the cancellation is 1 week or more before drop off. Deposits are non refundable with no credit if cancellation is less than 1 week before drop off. The remainder is to be paid at drop off and is non-refundable for early pick-ups. Extending boarding dates is only possible if we have availability. If we can accommodate, additional charges will apply. Please note, we do not board dogs together. Each dog gets their own kennel. This is purely for safety reasons.

Dog Day Care

Our dog day care services are perfect for those wanting to leave their animal in a safe environment while they are working, or making a day trip, allowing your pet to enjoy their day as well.

Day Care Fees

  • $27/day - 1st dog
  • $25/day - 2nd dog & more

Day Care Passes

  • 10 days, $250 (only for dogs who come 2 or more days/week)

Additional Information

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 7am-5pm
(dogs must be picked up by 5pm to avoid a $25 late fee/dog)
Saturdays: 9am-10am and 5pm-6pm (pick-up and drop-off only)
Sundays: Closed to Public (no drop-off or pick-up)
Major Holidays: Closed to Public (no drop-off or pick-up):
New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas

Your Pets Food

Please bring your pet's food. Meals individually packaged is appreciated. An additional $3/day per dog or cat for medication or special feeding requests.


Please enter and exit with your dog on a leash and under control. Do not let your dog get close enough to make contact with another dog.


We offer limited grooming services:

  • Nail Trims: $10.00
  • Baths: $35+ depending on dog's size. (Short furred dogs only)
  • Other grooming services to be scheduled with staff groomer.

Additional Services Available

  • 20 minute leash walks, off leash walks, swimming, or snowshoeing: $14.00

Smoke Free Facility

  • Firefly Kennel, LLC is a smoke free facility. No smoking anywhere.


Firefly is open Monday through Friday from 7am - 5pm (dogs must be picked up by 5pm). We do not have staff to take in or check out dogs after 5pm. All hands are on deck to sanitize kennels, clean floors, and prepare for the next day. This is our busiest time of the day and any interruptions will not allow us the time we need to complete our work.

We do understand that unforeseen situations and emergencies arise and will do the best we can to work with you only in these times.

Please do not call and say you will be late unless it's a true emergency.

Late pickup is from 5pm - 5:30pm and a late fee of $25/dog will apply. Absolutely no pick up after 5:30pm.

If you can't make closing, you may request to board your dog overnight. Boarding fees will be applied.

We highly recommend providing a plastic container with at least two meals in case your dog needs to stay the night for any number of reasons...