About our Maine business
About Cashel — it's a dog's world's Story
By Dawn Hill
Every dog we love is special. I know this as I have had, over the years, been gifted with loving many dogs. But, among these special creatures there are those that are life defining. Such is the case with Cashel. As early as 12 weeks of age I knew there was something extra special about her though I could not describe it at the time. My intuition bore out as she passed through life attracting so many to her with her engaging games, love of people and her 95 word vocabulary. All personal "social invitations" I received included the request "be sure to bring Cashel."
When Cashel's offspring Teaka, Samantha and Zeb joined my family people were so impressed with the group's behavior that suggestions were made of opening a canine training facility. Before her pups reached one year of age, the opportunity to do so presented itself in such a way that it was surely the path to take. Inspired by Cashel's enduring spirit, it seemed only right to offer other dogs the chance to be all that they could be. And so, with the assistance of Cashel and her pups, it's a dog's world was created.
Since 1998, at it's a dog's world, thousands of dogs have crossed its threshold for daycare, training and events. Today, Cashel's grand-dogs and great grand-dogs now learn and play there. Though Cashel is gone she is still defining life - for dogs and their families.
I am profoundly appreciative for all the support and gracious words that clients have offered for it's a dog's world over the years. Even more importantly, I thank you for caring so much about your dogs that despite life being as busy as it is, you carve out time from your busy schedules to make it's a dog's world part of your day. You bring your dogs to daycare so that they play in our fields, bring them to class so that they can show you all they can be while learning how to be good family members, and you bring them to events so that you can spend one-on-one time with them to have fun together.
Please know that all of it's a dog's world's training and daycare staff share this view as well. Especially, our dear Renee Gordon, long time manager, lover of dogs, liker of people and my left hand & right hand friend, who greets you regularly on the phone or in person.
For 22 years, our name and services have spread by word of mouth. Now, they spread by the world-wide-web too – please enjoy.
Founder and President
Hours of Operation
Business Office Hours: Our office is open from 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday – Friday. You may contact our office by calling 207-363-0099 or by emailing.
Holiday Closings: it's a dog's world facilities are closed for the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (Thurs and Fri), and between Christmas and New Years (dates vary each year). Holiday Closing Schedule
Daycare Hours: We are open for daycare Monday through Friday from 7:15 AM to 6:15 PM. Dogs may be dropped off or picked up at any time during these hours.
Course and Event Hours: Course hours vary evenings Monday through Thursday and Saturday during the day. Events are held on weekend days and evenings. Check our course and event/seminar schedules for dates, days and times.
Weather Closings: Visit our Weather Closing Information page for details.
We are proud of the work we do at it's a dog's world. Throughout the site we have shared some of the feedback we've received from clients and event holders over recent years. They are organized by the type of activity in which the customer and/or their dog participated: Daycare Testimonials, Training Testimonials, and Event Testimonials.
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3 White Birch Lane
York, ME 03909
Dawn Hill, President
Renee Gordon, Manager
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We are conveniently located in York, ME, only minutes from the traffic circle of Portsmouth NH, the Kittery, ME, outlet malls, and Rte's I-95, US Rte-1, Rte-4/202, Rte-16, Rte-101, Rte-236, and Rte91.
We are a complete canine training and activity center.