About Junebug's Beach House

Junebug's Beach House opened in Maine on June 1, 2012. This is the story of how Junebug's was born...

Junebug After owning the pet gift store, Cool Dogs & Crazy Cats in Ogunquit, ME and then Southport, NC for 10 wonderful years, something was just not quite right. Although we loved our friends, customers and all the work we were able to accomplish through the shop with local rescue groups, something was tugging at our hearts... after much soul searching, we realized we were homesick and missing the quality of life and beauty of the Maine coast. It was a difficult, bittersweet decision- but we sold Cool Dogs, loaded up the dogs and headed "home".

We have both lived by the ocean for years and can not imagine life any other way. The light, the colors, the peace it brings... Our dogs love the beach as much as we do- so we thought- expand the idea of our pet gift store, add the inspiration of the coast and carry a great selection of gifts for people, pets & home. We originally opened Cool Dogs because of the love for our dogs and our passion for rescue- with Junebug's, we can continue this and add in our love of the seaside lifestyle.

"Who is Junebug?" you may be wondering- the store is named after one of our rescue dogs who had a very difficult beginning- a sweet pup, who now has the life she deserves! "Junebug's Beach House" seemed like a perfect fit.


Junebug's specializes in unique, handcrafted gifts made in the USA and we are continually searching for beautiful and creative new goods to offer in the shops.

We hope to see you soon in our "beautiful place by the sea"!

Woofs and Best Wishes,
Elysa, Tricia and the whole Junebug's crew