Pets Are Our Priority.

Suntar’s Kennels!

750 Portland Rd. (U.S. Route 1)
Saco, ME 04072
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Suntar’s Kennels, located in Saco, Maine has been offering quality boarding/daycare and grooming services at our family run facility for over 25 years. The owner of the facility is on-site.

We provide your pet with a healthy atmosphere and the personal attention you would provide to them in your own home. Our facility is in a convenient country setting, close to U.S. Route 1, which makes it an easy commute to and from I-95 and the surrounding towns of Old Orchard, Biddeford, Scarborough and Portland.

Our kennels are temperature controlled to ensure your pet is warm in the colder months and keeping their cool when the warm weather approaches.


Pick-Up & Drop-Off Hours

Pick-up & Drop-off Hours

Monday – Sunday
7:00 am – 10:00 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
All major holidays we are open only from 4-6 pm.
We will call you to arrange pick-up time
for all dogs being groomed. 
Pets picked up between 4 – 6 p.m. will be charged for that day.
An additional fee of $15 per 15 min. will be applied to any customer arriving after scheduled pick-up and drop-off hours.

Dropping off before 9:00 am will ensure your dog will be part of the morning play group!

Pet Boarding

Pet Suites, Play Time and Roomy Play Yards Your Dog Will Love!
Suntar’s Kennels knows your pet is your family. Our staff will provide quality care and playtime to ensure the best experience possible with us. We have both indoor/outdoor suites for small, medium and large dogs which are connected to roomy play yards in a very comfortable country setting. Each dog will have a raised Kuranda bed and soft microfiber blanket for added comfort!

Throughout the day, approximately every 2 hours, the dogs go out to play. We encourage friendly dogs of similar size to play in the group play, with the owner’s permission. Play groups are organized by size, age and energy level to ensure everyone has the best time possible.

Dogs who prefer their independence will be taken into the yard by themselves and also be entitled to individual play time on the property. All of the dogs staying with us will enjoy one-on-one time with our staff and of course, everyone will have their nap-time and it is our goal that everyone has a pleasant night’s sleep!

We highly recommend a trial visit during the day so your dog can become familiar with our facility, suites and routines prior to boarding. Especially if you are considering bringing your puppy to stay with us!

Boarding Rates

Effective June 1, 2024 *All rates reflect a 4% cash discount. Credit/Debit card payments will forfeit the discount.


$54.00 for one dog
$40.00 for second dog from the same family, same suite
$27.00 for third dog from the same family, same suite


$28 per cat

Day Care Rates

Dog: $42 per single visit 
Discounted Enrollment Pass:  $190 for 5 visits for One dog or $380 for 10 visits for One dog or $680 for 20 visits for Two dogs from the same family (to be eligible for this pass, your dog(s) must be committed to set weekly daycare days)

Cat: $18.00 per single visit

Medication: $1.00 per administration
House Food: $1.00 per meal

10% discount on boarding charges of 14 days or longer.
Please call as prices are subject to change.

Pick Up / Drop Off

Day Care rate will apply for pick-ups made between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Reminder: An additional fee of $15 per 15 min. will be applied to any customer arriving after scheduled pick-up and drop-off hours.

Cancellation/Modification Policy

24-hour notice for Daycare

72-hour notice for Boarding

All cancellations that are not confirmed within the above timeframes will result in a charge for the full day of daycare or the full boarding reservation. Additionally, boarding reservation will be billed based on the original reservation or actual days stayed, whichever is greater. All boarding modifications, where days are being removed from the initial reservation, must be communicated to us at least 72 hours prior to arrival.

What to Bring


Please bring your choice of food as dogs are sensitive to changes in their food (Pre-portioned zip-lock baggies work best!). We do have a house dry dog food available for $1 per meal. Additionally, if your pet requires medicine administration, please provide pill pockets (we also have them available for $0.50/pocket) or another edible aid that will helps us ensure your pet is able to be medicated.


All dogs will have a Kuranda bed and a soft microfiber blanket.

Toys, pools, Playhouses & New Friends Provided at No Charge!

Vaccination Requirements

In order to board your pet or attend daycare we require that each dog be vaccinated against rabies and distemper. Cats must also have up-to-date rabies and distemper shots.

Excessive Clean Up Fees

A daily service fee of $15 will be applied for unneutered dogs over the age of 1 year as well as dogs that require excessive clean up.

Day Care

A place where new friendships blossom!
Suntar’s Kennels is the perfect place for your dog if you work all day and your dog needs to burn off some energy. Socialization and exercise are important to the overall health of your pet. Our Day Care is a perfect solution for you and your dog. Drop-off and pick-up times are the same for Boarding or Day Care.

Your dog will enjoy play time approximately every 2 hours. Play groups are organized by size, age and energy level to ensure everyone has the best time possible. We even serve your dog snacks and lunches if the owner provides it.

Aggressive or unpredictable dogs are not permitted in the Day Care group.

The Cat Room

The purr-feat place for your feline friend!

We know how important it is for your cat to feel safe and relaxed when they’re not in their own home. Our Cat Room is specifically designed for your cat’s ultimate experience. While staying with us each cat will have their own condo and be let out several times a day. This room feels like home with cabinets to climb and hide in along with a large window for bird watching. This bright and sunny room is located in the front of the building so if your cat likes to be social, they can see customers coming and going from our facility. There will be toys, treats and even a sink to drink from!

Hugs, Kisses and Individual Attention

Dog Grooming

Suntar’s Kennels also offers Professional dog grooming. Price varies depending on the breed and size of your dog. Services may include complete bath, shampoo, clipping and brushing along with nail trimming and filing with a pet-friendly dremmel. We also offer cat nail trims.

We even offer dental care. Bring your dog in for a complete tooth brushing and petrodex spray for healthier gums and fresh breath. Our grooming services are available at competitive prices, with caring staff and a clean, safe environment.

Grooming by appointment only.
Please call us at 1-207-282-1948 to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins welcome only for nail services.

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Contact Us

The best way to contact Suntar’s Kennels is to call us at:
Phone: 1-207-282-1948
Fax: 1-206-350-7834
Because we are constantly out and about in our facility email will not be the quickest way to get in touch with us. However, please do email us if your inquiry is not of urgent nature.
Come visit our facility and we will give you a tour before you book your pet reservation. Please call us during business hours to schedule a tour. 
Monday – Sunday
7:00 am – 10:00 am
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm