“Sooooo cute.” By this point, I’ve grown rather fond of my four-legged companions and the attention our mobile puppy convention triggers is really quite distracting.
Our first stop is Federal Jack’s Restaurant and Brew Pub, the home of Maine’s Shipyard Brewing Company, and a faux mariner’s tavern on the site of a historic 19th-century shipyard.
While I uncover several crucial Maine food tips, (“The key to a lobster roll is one from a soft shell – it makes it more salty,” Dennis tells me), it’s also a chance for dog owners to share stories, grooming tips and chew the bone with like-minded souls on vacation.
“Did you know you can use milk as a remedy for constipation, unless your dog’s gluten-free?
” one says, while snacking on a pretzel with mustard.
Doubles from 9 (£138), B&B; an extra charge of is added on per dog, per day. More information Maine Foodie Tours’ Doggy and Me tour (mainefoodietours.com) runs every Saturday at 3pm for £25.
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I later learn there is a strut-your-mutt parade every summer. Consider The Colony Hotel, a historic landmark on the Kennebunk River with a season-ending weekend when man’s best friend is allowed to eat in the dining room and swim in the beach club pool.
Needless to say, in a town like this, every dog has its day and it’s a sell out.
Staying there The Captain Jefferds Inn (captainjefferdsinn.com) is so crazy about dogs it has five pet friendly rooms and offers personalised dog treats, dog bowls, doggy towels and sheets, and “as many pick-up bags as your dog can fill”.
For humans, this four-star boasts individually decorated rooms and a three-course breakfast.
“Just add a cup of milk to their bathwater.” Throughout, the owners drink craft brews while the dogs chew on soft-centre peanut butter biscuits under the table.