& Cattery is owned and managed by Linda Meumann and Bob Hickman.
Calabash Kennels & Cattery was first opened
in 1989 and was named Arcadia Boarding Kennels. The present owners
purchased the property in 1997 renaming it Calabash Kennels.
Calabash Cattery was opened in
October 2004 to cater for the need of a first class cattery. The
business has grown substantially over the last seven years. Why?
Because of our referrals from veterinarians (some of whom place
their pets in our care) and from our loyal regular clients. Even
local pet food shops recognise our commitment to our pets health
and prefer to refer us over other local kennels. I am proud to say
that it has come to the point where we have over 6 full and part
All of our fantastic staff have been carefully
chosen for their love of animals, attention to detail and work ethic.
I grew up in the country surrounded by animals.
I then spent a few years in the heart of Sydney and have now returned
back to what I love best – looking after my best friends.
For me, the most important part of owning and running the kennels
& cattery is ensuring that all our guests go home happy and
Several years ago I went into our (at the time)
local butcher who told me in shocked tones that the previous customer
was a little nutty and allowed the dogs to sleep on the bed. Shock,
horror I thought as I walked out of the butchers shop. I know where
my dogs sleep …
Calabash Kennels & Cattery operates on the
simple philosophy that your pet should leave here in as good a condition,
or better, than when your pet arrived.
Over the last several years I have noticed a change in peoples
attitudes towards their pets. They no longer feel embarrassed to
acknowledge their dogs or cats birthday and admit they do sleep
inside the house, maybe even on the bed.
We have left no expense spared upgrading the kennels & building
a new cattery that reflects peoples attitudes and needs for their
pets and it has been our goal to meet these. We feel that
we have the best small kennel & cattery in Sydney.