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Green Acres Kennel Shop offers boarding daycare, grooming, training classes, behavioral consultations and the sale of wholesome pet food and quality pet supplies.

Motto: “Your pet’s home away from home”

Founded: October, 1965

Led by: Don Hanson, BFRAP, CDBC, CPDT-KA, Paula Hanson, CAPCT and Kate Dutra, CPDT-KA

Why They’re Unique: In its 48th year, Green Acres Kennel Shop is the place pet parents in the greater Bangor region take their dogs and cats for pet-friendly boarding, daycare, grooming, training and behavioral consultations. Green Acres experienced and compassionate pet care technicians are there to take care of your pets when you are away. Their goal – to make Green Acres your pet’s home away from home. Our professional pet stylists help you keep your pet looking and feeling their best. With the largest staff of Certified Professional Dog Trainers in Maine our training staff teach you and your pet how to become and remain best friends for life. Maine’s only Certified Dog Behavior Consultant is there to help when that relationship is strained and you have a pet that is fearful, angry or anxious. Green Acres experienced and highly-trained customer service staff are available seven days per week to help you find a wholesome nutritious food for your pet and that special toy that will make your pets day. This and more is why Green Acres Kennel Shop has been voted the region’s Best Kennel every year since 2001, the Best Pet Store every year since 2007, and the Best Dog Trainer every year since 2011.

They Can Answer Questions Relating to:What should I look for in a pet boarding and daycare facility? Why is training a dog so important? At what age should I start training my new puppy? What do I need to consider when selecting a pet food for my furkid?What should I consider when getting a new dog or cat?

Meet The Expert

Kate Dutra, Don Hanson, Paula Hanson

A former veterinary technician and office manager, Paula Hanson is a PCSA Certified Advanced Pet Care Technician. She can be found assisting clients in the store when she is not searching for new high quality products. Due to her previous work experience, she is Green Acres resident health care expert and is ready to answer client questions about the wide range of wholesome foods that we carry. If you need something that we don’t carry, Paula may be able to order it especially for you. Just ask.

Joining the Green Acres Team in 1992, Kate has been our Operations Manager since 2008. She has been a Certified Professional Dog Trainer since 2006 and is also an APDT C.L.A.S.S. Instructor and Evaluator. Kate also works with Don when we see clients for behavioral consultations. She is the co-host of The Woof Meow Show and is very knowledgeable about pet nutrition and products.

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