Did you know that Maine Greyhound Placement Service offers exceptional boarding accommodations for greyhounds (and all sighthounds) in need of a cozy and safe place to stay? Our boarders enjoy clean, comfortable and climate-controlled conditions and a whole lot of extra TLC, all in a pleasant country setting. Soothing background music plays continuously to promote a peaceful atmosphere. MGPS has its own fully serviceable veterinary clinic on site, as well as access to several area veterinarians should a medical issue arise. Our facilities are equipped with interior and exterior security cameras, closed circuit television sets, and motion detection lighting. Your pet’s safety and security are top priority here at MGPS.
All boarders are housed separately from the adoptable greyhounds in the shelter. Boarders are turned-out into a large fenced-in exercise yard in groups of four a minimum of four times a day. All greyhounds wear basket-type muzzles while out together, just to be on the safe side. MGPS provides everything for your dogs stay, up to and including food, coats, bowls, muzzles and more. Bedding and toys are thick and plentiful and all dogs are fed twice a day. If your dog has special dietary needs, you may bring your own food from home provided it is stored in an airtight plastic container with feeding instructions included. Furthermore, if your dog has a special blanket, toy or treat, you are welcome to bring those types of items, too. If your dog is on any medications, please make sure to include them in your dogs ‘luggage’.
The standard boarding fees are as follows:
- For MGPS members, boarding is $15.00 per calendar day per dog.
- For non-members, boarding is $20.00 per calendar day per dog.
It is so easy to become a member of MGPS and worth every penny. For a minimum donation of $25.00 you receive membership status for one year, which includes the benefits of reduced boarding fees, 4 quarterly issues of our newsletter, The Greyhound Express, and free access to our large Greyhound Park for fun and frolic. Memberships are renewable on an annual basis.
To make your dogs stay complete, MGPS also offers luxurious grooming services, all performed by our veterinary technician. The fees are as follows:
- Bath & Ear Cleaning = $15.00
- Nail Trim Only = $10.00
- Bath & Ear Cleaning & Nail Trim Combo = $20.00
- Anal Gland Expression = $8.00
We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. The fees associated with boarding and grooming help to fund the daily care of the retired greyhounds awaiting adoption in our shelter.
We require that all dogs boarding with us are up-to-date on their Distemper/Parvo, Rabies, and Kennel Cough vaccinations and/or have titers proving antibody protection. Additionally, we require proof of a stool sample analysis (with a negative result) performed within the last year. Lastly, we ask that all dogs coming in to boarding be free of fleas and ticks. If your dog is in need of any vaccinations, we would ideally like to have them done 10 days prior to your pets stay. If this is not possible, we are able to conduct all of the above services right here at our clinic. We have flea and tick prevention (Frontline Plus, Vectra, and Capstar) available for purchase, as well.
Greyhounds have very unique requirements. Don’t let your precious dogs board just anywhere. Leave them here with us for a fun and comfortable stay. You can rest assured that your hound will be taken care of by trained folks that truly know greyhounds in every sense of the word and are familiar with all those special needs.
For more information and/or to set up a reservation, please call 207-626-2893