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Thank You Linda

"Linda and the team are very professional and caring, we would recommend Calabash to any pet lover who is particular about who they choose to take care of their pets. The facilities are spacious, clean, modern and well maintained...we call it the "Pet spa" and our Betty is not always happy to come home !"

The Bailey Family

Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T03:33:27+00:00

The Bailey Family

"Linda and the team are very professional and caring, we would recommend Calabash to any pet lover who is particular about who they choose to take care of their pets. The facilities are spacious, clean, modern and well maintained...we call it the "Pet spa" and our Betty is not always happy to come home !"

Hi Linda

Sorry this is so late but I really wanted to say a big thank you to you and your wonderful staff for looking after Charlie for the 4 weeks we were on vacation recently. I have no hesitation recommending you to my friends and will always be happy for you to have Charlie. So glad to check in on Facebook each week to see the lovely photos of him happily playing and looking relaxed. He came back home very happy and well adjusted and I know he was well fed and cared for. Hopefully we will see you again soon in your beautiful surroundings.

Best regard
Liz Smogurzewski
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T03:44:49+00:00
Sorry this is so late but I really wanted to say a big thank you to you and your wonderful staff for looking after Charlie for the 4 weeks we were on vacation recently. I have no hesitation recommending you to my friends and will always be happy for you to have Charlie. So glad to check in on Facebook each week to see the lovely photos of him happily playing and looking relaxed. He came back home very happy and well adjusted and I know he was well fed and cared for. Hopefully we will see you again soon in your beautiful surroundings. Best regard Liz Smogurzewski

Thank You Linda

When I dropped Bailey off for his holiday camp he did not give me a backward glance.  He knew where he was and sniffed his way up to the door.  Not a peep out of him.  He loves Calabash Kennels with all the other happy doggies and caring staff.  A home away from home but with lots of interesting friends and things to do and lots of new smells.  I know Bailey is happy because he always weighs the same as when he arrives and when I pick him up.  He is clean and no fleas.  But best of all he is a happy doggie.  The kennels are located in Sydney's north in a semi rural area.  The grounds are very well kept and the air is fresh.  I often think Bailey has a better time at Calabash Kennels than I do on my holiday.  I often recommend Calabash Kennels to my friends because it is so good.

Kaddi Hockley
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T03:52:15+00:00
When I dropped Bailey off for his holiday camp he did not give me a backward glance.  He knew where he was and sniffed his way up to the door.  Not a peep out of him.  He loves Calabash Kennels with all the other happy doggies and caring staff.  A home away from home but with lots of interesting friends and things to do and lots of new smells.  I know Bailey is happy because he always weighs the same as when he arrives and when I pick him up.  He is clean and no fleas.  But best of all he is a happy doggie.  The kennels are located in Sydney's north in a semi rural area.  The grounds are very well kept and the air is fresh.  I often think Bailey has a better time at Calabash Kennels than I do on my holiday.  I often recommend Calabash Kennels to my friends because it is so good. Kaddi Hockley

Dear Linda

Thank you so much for looking after Cleo while we were away.  She seemed very happy when we picked her up.  In fact we weren’t sure she wanted to come home with us as she turned back to the Lodge and cried a little as we took her away!  It’s wonderful to know she made some good friends and had a fun holiday.  We loved seeing the photos on Facebook, it gave us great peace of mind, especially given it was her first time away from home. We will definitely be back again!

Best wishes,
Melissa & Cleo
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T03:53:54+00:00
Thank you so much for looking after Cleo while we were away.  She seemed very happy when we picked her up.  In fact we weren’t sure she wanted to come home with us as she turned back to the Lodge and cried a little as we took her away!  It’s wonderful to know she made some good friends and had a fun holiday.  We loved seeing the photos on Facebook, it gave us great peace of mind, especially given it was her first time away from home. We will definitely be back again! Best wishes, Melissa & Cleo

Dear Team

At last I‘m getting time to write and thank you all very much for the incredible service & care we and our pets, Isla and Florence received during the month of April!  From the rather complicated beginning ( re imms for Isla) to the somewhat last minute end where we think we may have mixed up the pick up date, you were all fab!  Isla & Florence arrived back to us in tip top condition, happy, healthy and smelling great!  We love taking holidays with our pets whenever possible but for piece of mind, its just good to know you guys are there.
From our hearts, a massive thank you! Great job!

Warm regards
Toni & Lesley
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T03:55:13+00:00
At last I‘m getting time to write and thank you all very much for the incredible service & care we and our pets, Isla and Florence received during the month of April!  From the rather complicated beginning ( re imms for Isla) to the somewhat last minute end where we think we may have mixed up the pick up date, you were all fab!  Isla & Florence arrived back to us in tip top condition, happy, healthy and smelling great!  We love taking holidays with our pets whenever possible but for piece of mind, its just good to know you guys are there. From our hearts, a massive thank you! Great job! Warm regards Toni & Lesley

We were both impressed

We were both impressed with the standards of accommodation provided for the dogs and the obvious desire shown to meet needs and desires of both pets & owners. Confident that Josie was safe and happy as possible, we were able to enjoy our short break. We will certainly return in the future.

Yours sincerely, Margaret & Alan.
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T03:56:50+00:00
We were both impressed with the standards of accommodation provided for the dogs and the obvious desire shown to meet needs and desires of both pets & owners. Confident that Josie was safe and happy as possible, we were able to enjoy our short break. We will certainly return in the future. Yours sincerely, Margaret & Alan.

Hi Linda/ Team

I hope you are all well and having a good week! I just wanted to express gratitude to all the people who were involved in looking after Leo my cat during his long stay at Calabash last month. Thank you for your reassurance you all gave me prior to leaving him there by allowing my to visit the facilities and walk through to have a look at how the other feline residents were doing. I appreciated that whilst overseas that there was Facebook updates of Leo and I was able to see pictures of him healthy and happy 😊.  Thank goodness for technology for the allowing the interactive updates on enabling me to see Leo from a distance. Everyone was very helpful, especially Linda on the care of my boy and can’t thank you all enough for the positive experience I had leaving Leo in your care. It was his first time away from home and in a foreign place, with the care and attention you all gave him made the transition for him as smooth as possibly could have been for him.

Thank you kindly for everything and provide a loving and caring environment for everyone’s beloved pets.
Kind Regards,
Leanne

P.S The other kennels I called prior to you were in no comparison to the level of service you provided me.

Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T03:58:34+00:00

P.S The other kennels I called prior to you were in no comparison to the level of service you provided me.

I hope you are all well and having a good week! I just wanted to express gratitude to all the people who were involved in looking after Leo my cat during his long stay at Calabash last month. Thank you for your reassurance you all gave me prior to leaving him there by allowing my to visit the facilities and walk through to have a look at how the other feline residents were doing. I appreciated that whilst overseas that there was Facebook updates of Leo and I was able to see pictures of him healthy and happy 😊.  Thank goodness for technology for the allowing the interactive updates on enabling me to see Leo from a distance. Everyone was very helpful, especially Linda on the care of my boy and can’t thank you all enough for the positive experience I had leaving Leo in your care. It was his first time away from home and in a foreign place, with the care and attention you all gave him made the transition for him as smooth as possibly could have been for him. Thank you kindly for everything and provide a loving and caring environment for everyone’s beloved pets. Kind Regards, Leanne

Feedback

This was Hector’s second visit to calabash and I am very, very happy with the care that you offer.  Hector came home completely happy and his usual self. The passion and love you people put in to caring for your visitors is just gorgeous and I am so happy to have found such a wonderful environment for Hector to stay when I am away. It is very comforting to know he is so well looked after.  He will be back!

Thank you!
Jane
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:00:46+00:00
This was Hector’s second visit to calabash and I am very, very happy with the care that you offer.  Hector came home completely happy and his usual self. The passion and love you people put in to caring for your visitors is just gorgeous and I am so happy to have found such a wonderful environment for Hector to stay when I am away. It is very comforting to know he is so well looked after.  He will be back! Thank you! Jane

Hi Linda

Micah had an enjoyable time at calabash. He's rejuvenated, happy, alert and contented dog. I reckon he misses calabash staff and his furry friends. Thank you for your loving care.  It was very reassuring to follow his stay on face book  that he was having such a good time with all the various activities.  Linda and calabash staff, Thank You! I have no hesitation in recommendating calabash all. Thanks again. Have a nice day.

Catherine Boon
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:02:24+00:00
Micah had an enjoyable time at calabash. He's rejuvenated, happy, alert and contented dog. I reckon he misses calabash staff and his furry friends. Thank you for your loving care.  It was very reassuring to follow his stay on face book  that he was having such a good time with all the various activities.  Linda and calabash staff, Thank You! I have no hesitation in recommendating calabash all. Thanks again. Have a nice day. Catherine Boon

Thank You

Thank you so much for taking care of my fur baby Piccolo.  I never leave him with anyone every other than Calabash.  He enjoys his time there immensely and I have peace of mind knowing he is safe and cared for just like at home.  The facilities there make that so easy for him.  Thank you.

Marina Grima
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:03:21+00:00
Thank you so much for taking care of my fur baby Piccolo.  I never leave him with anyone every other than Calabash.  He enjoys his time there immensely and I have peace of mind knowing he is safe and cared for just like at home.  The facilities there make that so easy for him.  Thank you. Marina Grima

Ebony’s Stay

Our Border Collie, Ebony, is very well cared for at Calabash Kennels.  She loves playing with the other dogs and she obviously receives lots of attention and gets lots of exercise.  It is such a relief to see her excited when we arrive and to see her trot off so happily with the welcoming staff.  I know I don't have to feel guilty leaving her. Thank you for caring for her so well.

Anne Seage
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:04:01+00:00
Our Border Collie, Ebony, is very well cared for at Calabash Kennels.  She loves playing with the other dogs and she obviously receives lots of attention and gets lots of exercise.  It is such a relief to see her excited when we arrive and to see her trot off so happily with the welcoming staff.  I know I don't have to feel guilty leaving her. Thank you for caring for her so well. Anne Seage

Dear Linda, Jenny and the entire loving Calabash team

Thank you so very much for the most amazing and loving care you took of Billy and Ziggy recently. Our pups had the best holiday playing with all their friends and received the very best of care with lots of love from you all. It was great to see their happy faces in your awesome Facebook posts, and thank you for your regular replies to our emails for updates. And thank you for teaching Ziggy to sleep past 5am! She now sleeps til we get up for walk time at 6am with no crying and it's bliss!

It is such a relief to find a safe and fun place to look after our babies when we go away. As much as we missed them, we can honestly say we didn't worry knowing they were in such great care. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, may it be filled with lots of love and laughter and puppy kisses. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back again!

Belinda and Brock

PS: Billy and Ziggy say thank you very much too and send lots of licks and tail wags to you all

Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:05:08+00:00

PS: Billy and Ziggy say thank you very much too and send lots of licks and tail wags to you all

Thank you so very much for the most amazing and loving care you took of Billy and Ziggy recently. Our pups had the best holiday playing with all their friends and received the very best of care with lots of love from you all. It was great to see their happy faces in your awesome Facebook posts, and thank you for your regular replies to our emails for updates. And thank you for teaching Ziggy to sleep past 5am! She now sleeps til we get up for walk time at 6am with no crying and it's bliss! It is such a relief to find a safe and fun place to look after our babies when we go away. As much as we missed them, we can honestly say we didn't worry knowing they were in such great care. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas, may it be filled with lots of love and laughter and puppy kisses. Thank you so much, we will definitely be back again! Belinda and Brock

Thank You

Hi Linda,

Thank you again for having Lui. You and your staff are so amazing and Lui comes home and settles straight in. (and he smells great) It is becoming his home away from home and we are so grateful to you and your staff for your care and attention. Thank you.

Kind Regards
Danielle, Duncan, Rohan and Jessica
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:06:20+00:00
Hi Linda, Thank you again for having Lui. You and your staff are so amazing and Lui comes home and settles straight in. (and he smells great) It is becoming his home away from home and we are so grateful to you and your staff for your care and attention. Thank you. Kind Regards Danielle, Duncan, Rohan and Jessica

Hi Calabash Team

We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such good care of Tyrion and Dany.  We were really apprehensive leaving them to go on holidays but after seeing the photos and videos, we could see they were having a ball and were in the best hands.  Thanks for responding so promptly to all the emails and helping assure us that they were well.  Our friends who picked them up advised us that they look great and were very happy.  There are no words to express our gratitude. We are sure Tyrion and Dany are looking forward to their next holiday with you.

Sarah and Michael
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:07:04+00:00
We just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking such good care of Tyrion and Dany.  We were really apprehensive leaving them to go on holidays but after seeing the photos and videos, we could see they were having a ball and were in the best hands.  Thanks for responding so promptly to all the emails and helping assure us that they were well.  Our friends who picked them up advised us that they look great and were very happy.  There are no words to express our gratitude. We are sure Tyrion and Dany are looking forward to their next holiday with you. Sarah and Michael

Benson Roe

I just want to say a huge thank you for caring for Benson over the past two weeks. He came home a very happy dog, which is reflective of the love and care he received in our absence. Your services had come highly recommended to us and exceeded our expectations. Will definitely use yours services again. Thank you all so much again.

Kind regards
Martina Roe ~ Rhodes
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:07:46+00:00
I just want to say a huge thank you for caring for Benson over the past two weeks. He came home a very happy dog, which is reflective of the love and care he received in our absence. Your services had come highly recommended to us and exceeded our expectations. Will definitely use yours services again. Thank you all so much again. Kind regards Martina Roe ~ Rhodes

Hello Linda

We could not be happier with Chewie’s stay at Calabash. He has come home as the same happy dog as when we dropped him off. If anything he seems to have grown up a bit and matured. We are especially delighted that you managed to get his grooming done. As you could see this has been a big issue for us for a long time. I cannot convey how much we appreciate that you found someone who could groom him successfully and we will definitely be following up for further sessions. Next time we go away Chewie will be coming to you for sure. Thank you for everything, we are so very grateful.

Emily Zullo
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:08:49+00:00
We could not be happier with Chewie’s stay at Calabash. He has come home as the same happy dog as when we dropped him off. If anything he seems to have grown up a bit and matured. We are especially delighted that you managed to get his grooming done. As you could see this has been a big issue for us for a long time. I cannot convey how much we appreciate that you found someone who could groom him successfully and we will definitely be following up for further sessions. Next time we go away Chewie will be coming to you for sure. Thank you for everything, we are so very grateful. Emily Zullo

Hi Linda

Thank you for looking after our Archie recently during the Christmas holiday season. Archie has come back happy and might be missing all the good company he had at Calabash! We saw the pictures of him enjoying running around and splashing in the pool. While the temperature in Sydney kept going up during Christmas and we kept checking the weather on the internet regularly, we were relieved Archie was in comfort at Calabash. This is the fourth time we had left our pet in your care and every single time we have appreciated the professionalism of your team in looking after the pets there. Please pass on our thanks and regards to everyone in your team.

Best regards,
Nitin & Nima Marchareddi.
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:09:36+00:00
Thank you for looking after our Archie recently during the Christmas holiday season. Archie has come back happy and might be missing all the good company he had at Calabash! We saw the pictures of him enjoying running around and splashing in the pool. While the temperature in Sydney kept going up during Christmas and we kept checking the weather on the internet regularly, we were relieved Archie was in comfort at Calabash. This is the fourth time we had left our pet in your care and every single time we have appreciated the professionalism of your team in looking after the pets there. Please pass on our thanks and regards to everyone in your team. Best regards, Nitin & Nima Marchareddi.

Oscar Chessari’s Stay

Just wanted to thank Calabash kennels for the outstanding care of our caboodle, Oscar, during the last Christmas holidays. He was obviously well fed, played with and given many cuddles! The photos on line were a great way to see the fun that he was having. Linda’s suggestion of a taxi home for Oscar, so that he would be there on our return in the afternoon, was really appreciated. We have no hesitation in using Calabash again and recommending these kennels to our friends.

Thank you again
Tracey Chessari (Oscar’s Mum)
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:10:23+00:00
Just wanted to thank Calabash kennels for the outstanding care of our caboodle, Oscar, during the last Christmas holidays. He was obviously well fed, played with and given many cuddles! The photos on line were a great way to see the fun that he was having. Linda’s suggestion of a taxi home for Oscar, so that he would be there on our return in the afternoon, was really appreciated. We have no hesitation in using Calabash again and recommending these kennels to our friends. Thank you again Tracey Chessari (Oscar’s Mum)

Ollie

My wife and I would like to thank you and your team for looking after Ollie during our recent trip to the USA. As this was our first time we had used your facilities we were both unsure and I guess a little nervous how it would all work out. To our pleasant surprise,  everything we had heard from other people  and from what we had read, Calabash Kennels exceeded our expectations. You have a very caring staff and Ollie seemed to love his stay with you and meeting all his new friends.

At the end of our evenings in the USA, we enjoyed looking through your postings of all the fantastic photos and trying to pick put Ollie and see what he was up to. We were concerned about the bush fire situation, but very impressed by the professional manner in which you managed the situation and the way you communicated to all your customers. When we picked Ollie up, we met a couple of your staff and they were very impressive about how they spoke about their job and love for their “tenants”. We would have no hesitation in recommending Calabash to our friends, and will certainly use your facilities again.

Kind Regards,
Margaret & Robert Harvey
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:11:23+00:00
My wife and I would like to thank you and your team for looking after Ollie during our recent trip to the USA. As this was our first time we had used your facilities we were both unsure and I guess a little nervous how it would all work out. To our pleasant surprise,  everything we had heard from other people  and from what we had read, Calabash Kennels exceeded our expectations. You have a very caring staff and Ollie seemed to love his stay with you and meeting all his new friends. At the end of our evenings in the USA, we enjoyed looking through your postings of all the fantastic photos and trying to pick put Ollie and see what he was up to. We were concerned about the bush fire situation, but very impressed by the professional manner in which you managed the situation and the way you communicated to all your customers. When we picked Ollie up, we met a couple of your staff and they were very impressive about how they spoke about their job and love for their “tenants”. We would have no hesitation in recommending Calabash to our friends, and will certainly use your facilities again. Kind Regards, Margaret & Robert Harvey

Hi Linda

I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and Jenny whom my husband and I met last Monday for your honest opinion about whether we should kennel our 11 yr old Kelpie X and Goldie with yourselves. After our conversation and subsequent inspection of your beautiful kennels we took Wilson our 11yr old down to the vets for an assessment and chat re kennelling v Home Sitter. The vet was of the same opinion as yourself that a Home Sitter at this stage would be more comfortable for Wilson as his sight is going and he is starting to get confused. So this is what we have decided to do. I would have no hesitation in bringing our Goldie to you if the need ever arose in the future and will happily recommend your establishment to anyone that asks for a recommendation. To put the dogs welfare well and truly first is fantastic! So once again many thanks.

Kind regards
Kate Hallows
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:14:39+00:00
I just wanted to say a big thank you to yourself and Jenny whom my husband and I met last Monday for your honest opinion about whether we should kennel our 11 yr old Kelpie X and Goldie with yourselves. After our conversation and subsequent inspection of your beautiful kennels we took Wilson our 11yr old down to the vets for an assessment and chat re kennelling v Home Sitter. The vet was of the same opinion as yourself that a Home Sitter at this stage would be more comfortable for Wilson as his sight is going and he is starting to get confused. So this is what we have decided to do. I would have no hesitation in bringing our Goldie to you if the need ever arose in the future and will happily recommend your establishment to anyone that asks for a recommendation. To put the dogs welfare well and truly first is fantastic! So once again many thanks. Kind regards Kate Hallows

Hi Linda

Thanks very much for looking after Carney. It was great how we were able to get feedback on how he was going. When I picked him up he looked happy refreshed and smelt great. He seems to be more settled at night since coming back from Calabash. In all great job thanks again and I would no hesitation in recommending your facilities and service to anyone

Regards
Rocco & Sofie Polistina
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:16:22+00:00
Thanks very much for looking after Carney. It was great how we were able to get feedback on how he was going. When I picked him up he looked happy refreshed and smelt great. He seems to be more settled at night since coming back from Calabash. In all great job thanks again and I would no hesitation in recommending your facilities and service to anyone Regards Rocco & Sofie Polistina

Thank you Linda ~ 5 Stars

Linda and the team are very professional and caring, we would recommend Calabash to any pet lover who is particular about who they choose to take care of their pets. The facilities are spacious, clean, modern and well maintained... we call it the "Pet spa" and our Betty is not always happy to come home !"

The Bailey Family
Calabash Kennels and Cattery
2020-03-13T04:20:08+00:00
Linda and the team are very professional and caring, we would recommend Calabash to any pet lover who is particular about who they choose to take care of their pets. The facilities are spacious, clean, modern and well maintained... we call it the "Pet spa" and our Betty is not always happy to come home !" The Bailey Family
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