Calabash Kennels & 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.

Linda ........
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 time employees.

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 contented.

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.














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Calabash Kennels 14.4.2005

5 years ago we were looking for somewhere for “our children – Jesse and Jake”, to stay whilst we went overseas for 1 month.
We really did the rounds! and still nothing was acceptable. We came across Calabash Kennels and of course, Linda. My mind was at ease immediately when I saw the kennels and spent time with Linda discussing our family’s needs. Jesse and Jake are incredibly important to us, they trust us, love us, and we them. We found them a home away from home at Calabash, somewhere they would feel safe and loved when we weren’t around, somewhere they would receive special attention and affection, somewhere they would feel at home. That somewhere is Calabash Kennels, the environment and most importantly Linda and her staff who sincerely do care about our children. We have never gone anywhere else since that day 5 years ago and we never would. We highly recommend that “your children” too, will love Calabash!!

Michelle Armstrong.


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