“Our senior pitbull Tessa recently spent a week with Kali when we traveled abroad. We looked at numerous boarding facilities. We set up a consultation with Kali and knew right away she was the place for Tessa. She instantly jumped on the couch and made herself at home! Kali explained that this was ok because the dogs live right along side her and her family during their stay.
I was not only impressed by Kali’s experience in animal care but also by the fact that she evaluated each dog she boards. It’s crucial to ensure the safety of all those involved and it’s just one of the many things that set her apart. We discussed placing our GSD puppy with her but we both agreed he would not be appropriate for that setting. I have a lot of respect for Kali making that decision because it shows she is willing to sacrifice income to ensure the safety and quality of the experience for the other dogs.
Kali updated us daily with pics of Tessa playing and lounging around the house. She put us at ease knowing Tessa was in good hands while we were out of the country.
I can’t recommend Kali enough and we will certainly be using her again in the future. It truly is a completely different “boarding” experience.” -- Stephen R.
“My boxer loved it there!!! I didn't worry once while on vacation. I knew she was in good hands. Thank you Kali for taking such great care of my fur baby.” -- Monique B.
“I cannot recommend Kali highly enough! Kali went above and beyond and brought Buddy to our wedding in Bristol so he could be a part of our day. She stayed with him as we did pictures, and even though he had been with her only one day at that point he was already so comfortable with her. Throughout the week Kali sent texts and photos to let us know how Buddy was doing. At the end of his stay, Buddy got a goody bag to bring home! Kali’s home is clean and she has a great fenced in area for dogs to run around and play. Our minds were at ease knowing that Buddy was having a great week. Thank you, Kali!” -- Jessica G.
“Kali's cottage is fantastic. We left our calico cat, Patch, with her for 8 days and Kali took excellent care of her. We loved getting updates and pictures showing Patch having a great time while we were away. Whenever our next trip is, we will gladly be leaving Patch at Kali's Cottage again knowing she is in fantastic hands.” -- Michael B.
“My doberman loves going to Kali’s! He has been a couple times while I was working 16hr shifts, and he comes home happy and tired. She sent us home with a little treat baggy and goodies the first time staying with her. She sends a few photos and has even sent me a video of the dogs playing. Gives a great a peace of mind that my pup is happy and playing instead of being locked inside while I work. I wouldn’t hesitate to bring him again or do drop ins.” -- Elizabeth C.
“Kali provides excellent, loving care for my pup, Barrington! I feel 100% comfortable leaving him with her, whether it be for an overnight stay or for daycare! She is an expert when it comes to caring for dogs! I highly recommend Kali!” -- Megan D.
“Great price and wonderful experience! Kali was flexible and always kept us up to date on our pooch’s stay! We felt so much better having our dog Leonard stay at Kali’s Cottage where he could run around and play with other dogs, and receive attention and care you just can’t get at traditional boarding facilities. We will definitely use her again!” -- Briana D.
“Julian had the best time with Kali and her family while our family took a 3 day vacation. Kali sent us pictures and updates while we were away, this made of feel so great to know that our fur baby was happy and having fun while we were away! Thanks Kali!” -- Tracy L.
“Our dog had a great time at Kali’s! Favorites: getting pictures and videos of her playing, knowing we were connected should anything run amuck, and the ease of working with Kali. 4 paws (and 2 thumbs) up!” -- Kate G.
“Our two cats had a great time at Kali's over Memorial Day Weekend! Not only does she welcome the cats into her home, but she provides updates via text and a goody bag to take home! (Catnip, toys, and a summary note!) Highly recommend and will definitely be using again.” -- Kristen O.
“Kali’s Cottage was the happy home-like option we were looking for in dog boarding. Kali gave my dog and I a tour several days prior to boarding to ensure comfort. While my dog was with her, she sent me several pictures and videos. He was happy (and exhausted from playing with his new friends) when he returned home. We will definitely be boarding at Kali’s Cottage again.” -- Kayti C.
“Kali is awesome! I’m always really anxious about leaving my dog for any reason. Kali eased my worries from the start. You can tell she is a nurturing and loving person who treats all animals like they are her own. She is super responsive to texts and always updated me about what my dog was doing when I was away. I recommend her to anyone looking for a high quality caregiver!” -- Rachel M.
“Kali is hands down the best caretaker we ever could have wished for our dog! We use Kali for both mid-day walks as well as overnight boarding. Our dog, Blaze, LOVES her and her family! When we tell him he is going to Kali's, he is over the moon excited! We've been using Kali's Cottage for a year now, and while our dog is rather shy and slow to warm up to most people, I think he sensed right away that Kali was really special. She has always been understanding of his quirks, and I love how she sends us photo updates of what he's up to on his walks and during his time boarding! For a family that travels quite a lot for work, it's a huge weight off of our shoulders when we leave to know that our Blaze is going to be not only well-cared for, but have a fun time!” -- Lisa M.
“I have used Kali Cottage several times during the past year. I have a puppy and I always felt at ease when he was there for boarding or daycare. My pup is always excited to go there as well. He knows the way from Rumford. Once we are in Bristol, he is uncontrollably, so excited to attend. To me, it’s a sign of a safe and great place.” -- Amy M.
“Kali & Matt love our dog and he is right at home with them. They treat him like their own. Very flexible with pick up/drop off so easy to work with. Thanks Kali!” -- Mike B.
“Kali has come to my home several times to take care of my cats while I was on vacation. She was so caring to my shy cats making sure she checked on them every day even if they were hiding. She’s so accommodating to the cats needs and I felt at ease knowing she was caring for them even when I was away for two weeks. Also Kali is as sweet as can be and if I had a dog I would much rather leave it at Kali’s house than in a kennel.” -- Jayne D.
“Our Rhodesian ridgeback, Brogan spent last night at Kali’s. She was wonderful; very caring and easy going. We received pictures, and a little video of him playing in her back yard with little updates on how things were going. He made himself right at home there, and will be back to stay very soon!” -- Erin R.
“Kali treated Jake like family while I was away, and I never felt like I had to worry about him at all. She sent photos and a video to let me know he was having a great time with new dog friends, and photos of him snuggled down and resting on the couch after a day of play. Kali was super responsive, professional, and friendly.” -- Susan C.
“Kali was so amazing, sending updates and photos of Jasmine. Keeping me posted, knowing that I was that “nervous dog mom” I could not have felt better after our first visit about leaving Jasmine there, she made us both feel comfortable and at home. I would definitely recommend Kali to anyone who plans on traveling and needs a sitter!” -- Kim A.
“We're so glad that we found Kali. We had in-home pet care for our two pups. She sent pics and texts during each visit and gave up important updates. We know we'd left them in good hands and will be return customers! Highly recommend her!” -- Melissa B.
"Kali did an awesome job looking after Poppy. Poppy was so happy to be there! The house is very pup and pet friendly, and there is a fenced yard that's perfect for dogs. Kali also helped us out with our wedding by driving Poppy to and from the ceremony so that our precious pup could be a bridesmaid. I can't recommend Kali enough!" -- Haley M.
"I travel a lot and have been to all kinds of boarding facilities. Kali's Cottage is by far the best boarding experience my dog has ever had!!! I can't believe I hadn't used her sooner! She offers a great price and welcomed my dog into her family for the week. Kali has a large fenced in yard for the animals to play and run around which is great. I also loved that he was able to hang out on their couch and snuggle with the family like he does with me at home. Kali updated me throughout the week and provided pictures to let me know how he was doing. This was so nice and I didn't have to worry about him once while I was away. Will be sure to use Kali's Cottage from now on!" -- Katie M.
"Kali thank you so much for taking such good care of our little girl! We would highly recommend you to others! Thanks again!" -- Cherie D.
"Kali is a GREAT dog sitter and care giver. It is evident that she is a true pet lover. She has a beautiful and spacious fenced-in back yard where the dogs play while supervised. In her home, felines and dogs are free to snuggle and roam about. She sent me several pictures and updates, which really helps relieve separation anxiety/guilt for me. My dog Ozzy is pretty easy-going but still is particular about the animals and humans he likes. When I went to pick him up from Kali’s home at the end of the day, he didn’t even want to leave! That was a first!! It was obvious he had a blast and what more could a dog-mom ask for? Also, she provided Ozzy a goody bag of yummy treats as a parting gift! I am so glad I found her services. Although we live 30 mins away from Kali, I will definitely continue to use her because kind, responsible, professional, and compassionate dog sitters are VERY hard to find. HUGE thanks to Kali and her husband for caring for my Ozzy! Xo" -- Kathy A.
"Kali and her husband are just great! They recently took care of our pups while we were away on a long vacation. I loved getting updates and photos from her letting us know how they were doing. It was so comforting to know that they were being cared for in a comfortable home environment as opposed to keeping them in a kennel. They were also so flexible with drop-off and pick-up times. Couldn't appreciate them more." -- Chelsea M.
"Kali is great! I brought my cat there for a few days while I was away. There is plenty of space in the house, lots of lounge spaces for kitties, and a clean environment. This is such a great option if you don't want your kitty in a cage in a kennel. Kali sent daily updates and you can tell she cares about the animals very much. Will definitely use again if needed. Thanks Kali!" -- Sarah B.
"Kali took excellent care of my fur babies and I highly recommend her. She is very caring, loving, reliable and knowledgeable. Excellent with communication too, and will send you updates with pictures. If you are looking for top notch, Kali is it! Excellent all around and I’m glad to have found someone I can trust." -- Nancy B.
"This was our first experience leaving our 7 mo old puppy overnight and it couldn't have been better. Kali accepted our request very last minute as our other plan fell through, and our pup settled right in after checking out a couple friendly cats. we discussed our puppy's schedule and felt very comfortable leaving her there. Kali sent a couple pictures and videos and we were able to enjoy our night with no concerns. the fenced in back yard was very important b/c our dog isn't used to being leashed, she got to play with Kali's dogs and no one had to walk her around in below freezing temps that night. We highly recommend and appreciate Kali and her services." -- Heather K.