The Best Care For Your Best Friend

Phone: (540) 720-0050


May 11, 2016

“We have been repairing our home and it came time to stay in other temporary locations. I didn’t want to board my babies but I had no other options. I was very nervous because I’ve never been apart from them, but Calypso eased my mind. The staff was so friendly and would post pictures on Facebook so I could see the girls online. At one week, I had to extend their stay and when I came to give more food, the staff allowed me to visit the girls and let me stay with them for about 15 minutes and I’m so thankful for that. I missed them so much and to see them in person and see that they are being very well taken care of made the separation a little easier to deal with. As great of an experience this was, I’m so glad to have my girls back!! I will definitely recommend Calypso to family and friends and if there ever comes a time where I need to board them, I will definitely come back here. Thank you so much for taking care of my babies and keeping contact with me whenever I had questions and just wanted to know how they were doing. Fantastic place!”

-Shannon B.

Stafford, VA

April 18, 2015

“We found Calypso Kennels via an internet search and were very grateful. We worried because our cat is a shelter rescue and feared she would think she was give up again. However, with your friendly staff and ability to call in and check up on her every few days put both our hearts and minds at ease. Glad our cat was able to get time out of the “condo” with kitty gym and were glad to hear that she was interactive (she typically isn’t since she is blind and a runt in size (8 lbs). I would use CK again if given the opportunity. Mahalo Nui Loa!”

-Tyrone B.

Stafford, VA

April 16, 2015

“I felt great knowing Bowser was getting plenty of individual attention and play time each day! It was also nice he was given a bath at the Spa on the last day, so he came home nice and clean!”

-Kim P.

Ruther Glen, VA

April 15, 2015

“I love Calypso Kennels. I have used other kennels and have always been disappointed. We tried Calypso for a two day stay over the first time and then for over a week the next visit. Babe did very well both times and I think she loved her caregivers. Would recommend this kennel to anyone.”

-Lauren C.

Fredericksburg, VA

April 13, 2015

Mya had a great time at your kennel, I am not sure she wanted to come home. All of the staff that we met were very friendly and really seemed to have taken great care of her. We will definitely be using Calypso in the future.”

-Amanda M.

Stafford, VA

March 27, 2015

“Calypso is the Taj Mahal of pet kennels. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my babies are well cared for while I am gone. They come home from the kennel as happy as when they left!”

-John and Sharon B.

Stafford, VA

March 26, 2015

“Excellent staff, beautiful accommodations, and reasonably priced- A great place to leave your pets! I wouldn’t trust Brandy with anyone else!!”

-Anne J.

Fredericksburg, VA

March 25, 2015

“I have a dog with special needs and your staff continually goes overboard to accommodate his needs. Thank you for making him (and myself) more comfortable as he is out of his comfort zone.”

-Kris S.

Fredericksburg, VA

March 23, 2015

“We LOVE you guys, as does Gus! He returns to us a very happy boy each time he has stayed at The Good Ship Calypso!! Thank you for loving our baby. ”

-Nancy and Ron S.

Fredericksburg, VA

March 17, 2015

“Calypso Kennels staff are great! Their caring attitudes towards our pets is like they are caring for their personal pets. We love Calypso and so do our pets..”

-Dennis M.

Stafford, VA

March 14, 2015

“This is the first place our four legged family (children) were loved and cared for like they are at home. The tell-tale sign are that the puppies came out happy and excited – we couldn’t ask for any more. The wonderful care is what matters most!.”

-Richard V.

Stafford, VA

March 05, 2015

“The first time I visited the kennel, I made an unannounced visit. The staff was extremely friendly and were very happy to show me around. The dog kennels were very clean and spacious. They showed me all the different size kennels that are available for you to request for beloved four-legged friends to stay. We have stayed twice at this kennel and have loved everything about the experience.”

-Breanna R.

Fredericksburg, VA

March 04, 2015

“My pit bull mix had a good time! He must have played a lot because he was asleep in the car as soon as we left! Staff was friendly and was very helpful with our first experience with Calypso! We will definitely be a repeat customer!”

-Chris R.

Colonial Beach, VA

February 18, 2015

“My girls never boarded anywhere before, they were extremely happy and we’ll cared for. I was concerned with Sasha because she is so timid, but the staff won her over and she was happy.”

-Jean L.

Stafford, VA

February 18, 2015

“This was the first time that I have ever boarded my 8 month old puppy, but I was never concerned about her well being after meeting the Calypso staff. When I arrived, they had everything ready for her and required very little additional information; they had clearly done their homework. Every detail was accounted for, and I immediately felt at easy leaving my dog in their able hands. The staff was courteous and ready work; the facility was clean and well organized; the process was easy and heart warming. When I arrived to pick her up, they were ready to turn her over and she had already had a bath. The rates are comparable to everywhere around (if not better) and I will definitely be using Calypso again!”

-Zachary L.

Fredericksburg, VA

February 18, 2015

Dante is a Belgium Malinois, who struggles with aggression towards strangers. However, when we brought him Calypso Kennels, he took little time to warm up to the staff and gets very excited when he knows he’s going to play or spend the night. Calypso Kennels is an outstanding kennel and I would highly recommend to anyone.”


Fredericksburg, VA

October 17, 2014

“This was the first time we had left our dog at a kennel. The staff was absolutely wonderful in making me feel at ease when we dropped him off. They posted pictures of him on FB and fielded my numerous phone call inquiries. They even gave me a report card of his health, eating habbits and overall behavior while he was in their care. Our vacation involved us leaving early on Monday morning. They were extremely accomodating with their hours for a Sunday drop off and a saturday pick up. And when we picked him up, he was clean, smelled soo good, had his nails clipped and enjoyed sporting his new bandana! Thanks for everything Calypso. I feel a lot more comfortable about taking a vacation now and having a trusting environment to leave our four footed child.”

-Lorijean B.

Fredericksburg, VA

October 16, 2014

“So pleased with our first experience at Calypso Kennels! It was obvious our dog was well cared for while we were away. She was returned to us clean and happy and remarkably non-stressed by the whole experience. It was worth the trip from Arlington, VA.”

-Erik O.

Arlington, VA

October 15, 2014

Very nice kennel, the dogs loved it there. Staff was great, I called to check on my babies because it was their first time here. Everyone was very kind and answered all my questions.”

-Brenda P.

Stafford, VA

October 09, 2014

“I found about Calypso from a co-worker whose ‘only child’ is her pet. I always stressed when I was away and was supposed to be enjoying myself, until I found Calypso. I am so pleased with Calypso that I drive from Woodbridge to board my girl. The staff has always been wonderful. And, that’s even with my precious friend being a high energy, hand full. THANK YOU ALL!”

-Hope P.

Woodbridge, VA

October 07, 2014

“I would recommend Calypso Kennels to anyone. Loving staff and a good value. Tucker is very comfortable there and we don’t have to worry about him when he’s in Marilyn’s hands.”

-Peggy V.

Fredericksburg, VA


October 05, 2014

“My 2 dogs and my cat were well taken care of while at Calypso. They played so hard that after I picked them up, they slept all day for 5 days. I think they had a great time there.”

-Debra C.

Stafford, VA


September 24, 2014

“Our dogs come home happy from their kennel experience. It makes it easier to leave them knowing they are in good hands. Leaving our pets has always been challenging for us but now we know we have a safe place to leave them so we do so more often.”

-Deborah H.

Fredericksburg, VA


September 19, 2014

Our decision to use calypso was one well decided. We were extremely impressed with the staff and care given to our baby. Normally when I pick up Patches she is pulling to get into the car and away from the kennel. In this case though she was excited to see us she almost felt like she was already home and wanted to stay for more playtime. Great job to the staff. I continually recommend you guys to everyone!

-Toby K.

Fredericksburg, VA


September 17, 2014

“Our dog 2-year old Lhasa Apso, Gabriel, is excited to come to Calypso which is amazing because he does not like us to leave him. The closer we got to Calypso, he became very excited (not anxiety–anticipation). It does our hearts good to know he is such good hands.”

-Brian T.

Manassas, VA


September 06, 2014

“I had heard wonderful things about Calypso and, while my dog was visiting, I didn’t stress about her once. My dog is like my child and I felt very comfortable leaving her at Calypso. She fell asleep on the car ride home, which is a sure sign that she was worn out from playing and interacting with people. I think she had a great stay.”

-Sarah M.

Stafford, VA


September 01, 2014

We found that our furry family member, Jack, after having been boarded for the first time, did not seem to be stressed out in any manner when we got home from our vacation. He was clean and of course, was very happy to see his family. We will certainly use Calypso Kennels in the future.

-Kathy S.

Fredericksburg, VA


August 22, 2014

“Calypso is the best! They treat our animals with love and kindness. I wouldn’t feel comfortable leaving them anywhere else.”

-Samantha H.

Fredericksburg, VA


August 21, 2014

“My dog is usually shy and uncomfortable when not at home. However, she always does well at Calypso. This is a testament to Calypso’s quality of care and the patience and love they have shown her. Thank you!”

-Laurel L.

Fredericksburg, VA


August 20, 2014

“Our pups are all rescues. There are challenges with one of our fur babies, Roscoe, as he has severe separation anxiety. It has prevented us from traveling for a long period of time. He makes himself physically ill and has been known to slam his body into the metal gates in the past to attempt to get out. He was well cared for & he seemed genuinely happy when we picked him up from Calypso. He was freshly bathed, as were all our dogs, but just seeing Roscoe happy & safe means the world to us. He’s come so far through a difficult rescue and it showed through this stay with such a caring group of people. We will definitely be loyal customers!

-Kacie M.

Fredericksburg, VA


August 12, 2014

“I have never liked having to board my dogs in the past, but Calypso Kennels is a completely different experience! The staff was so friendly and the services they offered made it seem like my dog was going on vacation as well! We were very happy with our experience and our dog Tess seemed to enjoy it as well. I feel so much better knowing she will be taken care of when we have to travel. Thank you, Calypso Kennels staff!”

-Jennifer F.

Fredericksburg, VA


August 07, 2014

“Miley is the first dog that I have had to board at a kennel. Calypso has made me feel very comfortable knowing that my baby is very well taken care of while I am away. I look at it as if she is on vacation as well and is hanging out with her friends. Thank you Calypso for putting me at ease knowing that my Miley is well taken care of!”

-Heather S.

Stafford, VA


August 07, 2014

“Lilly (my corgi) has been boarding at another place and would seem unhappy when she would come home. But when she came home from here she was happy, didn’t seem bummed out. I could tell that the staff at Calypso Kennels took care of my Lilly! I loved that before you leave they have a few sheets in front of them and they let you know how your animal was while staying there! This is the best by far place to board your pet! My kids could even tell that Lilly was happy and had a great time there!! Thank you guys so much for a great boarding experience!! I also love the art work Lilly did, it is now on display in our living room. Thank you again!”

-Sarah K.

Fredericksburg, VA


August 05, 2o14

“Our family just relocated to VA and we were staying in a temporary location which did not allow pets. Our cat Sirracha stayed at Calypso for 70 days! She was well loved and cared for by the staff. They were welcoming when we came to visit and . She truly had become part of their family. We will use Calypso again for boarding.”


 July 28, 2014

“We appreciate the staff’s flexibility with feeding our 5 Papillon’s and the extra attention they provided to Jack. They came home happy and healthy and well cared for.”

-Nancy S.

Stafford, VA


July 23, 2014

“Our Bichon’s have been coming for years. Always a good experience for them and US!”

-Chris E.

Stafford, VA


 July 21, 2014

My bulldog,Harry is very skittish and I was worried about his stay. The staff was caring and friendly and really took care of him. He came home happy and that is the most important thing to me

-Frankie W.

Fredericksburg, VA


July 12, 2014

“Whenever I called the staff they were wonderful & patient. They always checked my dogs chart to view daily feedback. I felt confident that Calypso was taking very good care of Rocky! Thank you!”

-Nancy N.

Stafford, VA

July 08, 2014

“You were absolutely more than what we had thought on care and love for our pets! The care and love you all give shows in the pets! This was our first time at leaving our family members behind, and can truly say you all met above and beyond our expectations! Thank you again!”

-Judy W.

Spotsylvania VA


June 11, 2014

“We love the staff at Calypso. Our dogs Daphne and Lily have been there for about two weeks and everytime we come and visit them, the staff is very courteous and friendly and very accommodating. Our dogs seem extremely happy and well taken care care of and they absolutely love the staff! (They seem to like the employees more than us now! Haha!) We are very impressed and very happy with the services and care provided for our babies and we will without a doubt use Calypso again in the future!”

-Stephanie C.

Fredericksburg, VA


May 20, 2014

“After years of no family vacations, we have just experienced that it is possible to go out of town without feeling guilty about the four legged family members staying at a kennel. The Calypso staff has treated our four dogs very well. We called in daily and got a good idea of how the dogs were doing…peace of mind! We are already looking at another nice vacation in July knowing that we don’t have to worry about our dogs. Thank you Calypso team!”

-Bettina and Carl H.

Spotsylvania, VA


May 13, 2014

“We drive out of our way to board our dog at Calypso Kennels because of the care they provide our dog. We’ve been boarding our animals here for 9 years now and the staff is and has always been so wonderful.”

-Chrissi D

Woodbridge, VA


December 06, 2013

“This is the second time we have used Calypso Kennels. Both times our dogs were happy when we picked them up. They did not seem stressed at all and were well taken care of. We will use the kennel again. Thank You Calypso for taking great care of Remy and Reagan for us!”

-Steven M. 
Stafford, VA


December 30, 2013

“This is the first time we have boarded our family dog. We were a little nervous but Calypso Kennels was AMAZING!!! From the first phone call to picking up of our dog after a 4 day stay. The staff was very nice and down to earth. Very informative about the letting you know that your dog will be in good hands. We were very impressed by all the services they offer. We will be back for the grooming also. Jasmine’s coat was so soft & smelled so good from her bath. Thank you Calypso Kennels for taking care of our dog and making us feel at ease. We will be using your services in the future!”

-Jasmine Palma

Stafford, VA


December 11, 2013

“I have used Calypso Kennels for daycare and boarding of my English Bulldog. The staff greet me with a smile every morning and enjoy having him there. I honestly think my dog likes it better there as he is eager to get there and not so eager to get home… Fortunately, I am the one who feeds him so I have the upper hand! I would and have recommend Calypso’s services to anyone in need. Two thumbs up, I am a big fan!”

-Mike O’Brien 
Fredericksburg, VA


December 06, 2013

“This is the first time we boarded our 16 year-old arthritic mixed breed dog with Calypso kennels. After searching the internet for options, this was the first kennel that looked like it’s pictures! I took the tour prior to making the decision to board and was impressed by it’s cleanliness. The kennels were light and airy, not dingy. The “variety” of units gave us the option to board him during the busy Thanksgiving holiday in a senior unit, which is set away from the standard units. “T” was treated to daily walks and plenty of TLC. I was worried that his arthritis might be more pronounced when I picked him up, but he came home in as good a condition as when I left him! I would not hesitate to board him again! Thank you to all at Calypso for making this a pleasurable experience!”

-Diane B 
Dumfries, VA


November 14, 2013

“Our dogs are our “fur babies,” and it’s hard to leave them behind when we go out of town. Fortunately we found Calypso Kennels! We know our babies are comfortable and are being well taken care of. The staff is kind and they always seem genuinely excited when greeting our dogs. We never feel anxious about leaving them anymore! When we pick them up, they are always clean, healthy, happy and exhausted from all the fun on their vacation!”

-Amy Beaulieu

Fredericksburg, VA


November 09, 2013

“Our three dachshunds, Molly, Cookie and Oscar, had a very good experience at Calypso Kennels. At other kennels they have come home shaking and upset, but they were happy and fine when we picked them up at Calypso. We will definitely use Calypso Kennels in the future!”

-Carol Meyers

Fredericksburg, VA


November 04, 2013

“My girls have been boarding at Calypso Kennels for several years. I have peace of mind knowing they have a home away from home at Calypso Kennels. Thank You!”

-Betty, Chrisa and Gertie 🙂

Stafford, VA


October 28, 2013

“My pets are family and I don’t just trust them to anyone. Calypso Kennels has provided excellent service for my pets for the past ten years and I would definitely recommend them.”

-Shannon Chambers

Stafford, VA


October 07, 2013

“The staff is so friendly and Lucy loves going to see all her friends!”

-Angie Ruck

King George, VA

August 29, 2013

Alexus and Bailey love their visits to Calypso Kennels. They are so excited when we turn in and they can’t wait to get back to their room when we arrive. They forget we are even with them. They love their home away from home and all the attention they receive. It gives us such peace of mind to know they are well taken care of when we are away.”

– Denny Greenawalt

Fredericksburg, VA

August 28, 2013

“THANK YOU! Lucky (4 year old Miniature Poodle) is an easy going, happy dog. She never has a problem adjusting to a kennel stay. However, GiGi (10 year old Toy Poodle) tends to be a bit on the anxious side, and often skips meals the entire first day. Upon pick-up, it was obvious they had been tended to very well. They both were energetic, and in no hurry to vacate the premises! No nervousness was apparent! Again, THANK YOU to the excellent staff for taking care of my family! And the Pup Art work was AWESOME!!”

–Kat Tracy

Stafford, VA


August 18, 2013

“I have used this kennel on and off for a few years. I love the staff and my dog seems comfortable, happy, and well exercised. The costs are standard and fair for the area. The service has been consistent, which means the management does not, and has not deteriorated in their high standards. I recommend these folks and the facility to everyone.”

-Laura Stenger

Stafford, VA


July 22, 2013

“I have been using Calypso for years, and I have recommended them to multiple pet owners. They take wonderful care of our dog, and I never worry about her when I know she is there, because she always comes home happy. I took my dog years ago to another place and I could tell she was miserable there, which never happens at Calypso. She starts wagging her tail as soon as we pull into the parking lot, because she knows she will get to stay with them! Best place to take your animals. Thanks for all that you do!!!”

–Dawn Shannon

Stafford, VA


June 24, 2013

“We had a great experience with Calypso Boarding Kennels. Our dog, Lexi seemed like she really enjoyed the stay, because as soon as we got home she passed out, and slept all day (which is really unusual for an Australian Shepherd 😉 ). The cookout and painting time was such a great idea; we will definitely bring our dog back!”


-Jayden, Sarah, and Lexi Taormina

Fredericksburg, VA



June 17, 2013

“I have used Calypso Kennels before and I will use them again and again and …. Knowing that our four-legged family member is being well taken care of, while we are on vacation, is wonderful. Porthos always comes back to us better behaved then when we dropped him off.”


–Kara Alley

Stafford, VA


June 09, 2013

“I have boarded both my dog and my cat at Calypso.  The staff is very friendly and helpful. My pets receive quality care and seem to thoroughly enjoy their stay, which eases my mind and allows me to enjoy my vacation without worry. Thanks, Calypso Kennels!!”

-Gina Jubar

Stafford, VA


June 06, 2013

“We would recommend Calypso for your pet.  The first time we boarded our three dogs here, the staff treated them like they had been coming forever!  Check-in was a breeze, and while a lot of additional services, “gourmet” meals, and treats were offered, we were not pressured to purchase anything additional.”

-Melissa Spencer

Locust Grove, VA


June 04, 2013 

“My Jefferey, was at Calypso quite often since my son played club soccer.  The care and love he received from the staff is absolutely priceless! When I was in Orlando, FL for business for a week, he was at the kennel and got sick. They called me and took him to the vet for me.  He had eaten a wild rabbit in our back yard, before I left for the business trip.  I did not think about it until they had called and told me he was sick.  I knew then, that they really do care about your pets. We have boarded him at different kennels before, but we finally found a kennel where the staff cares and treats your pet like their own. We will continue to board Jefferey there whenever we go away. Thank you for taking care of my Jefferey!”

-Janis Pinkney

Fredericksburg, VA


May 13, 2013 

“We use Calypso Kennels, every time we go out of town. It is a relief knowing that we have a place to leave our girls, who will take great care of them while we are gone. Our girls are always excited when we arrive, and it seems as if they feel they are going on vacation when we go out of town. They are always well groomed, clean, and smell great when we pick them up.”

-Brent Conner

Stafford, VA


April 28, 2008

“I boarded my Cindy with Calypso for the first time last year, and I’m glad I did. The staff was so caring, and they took very good care of my dog. When it was time for me to pick Cindy up, she didn’t want to go home, and they had given her a vanilla bath that made her smell so good. To sum it all up, my dog was happy and I will always take her to Calypso!  Thank you!”

-Linda Mornot

Stafford, Virginia


To the fantastic Crew at Calypso Kennels:

I wanted to send you a big “THANK YOU” for taking care of our kids: Sierra and Quaker Mosier. You guys have restored my faith in boarding facilities, and because of the trust we were able to place in you guys to take care of our kids, we had a near stress-free wedding in CA. Our two babies slept throughout the day after we picked them up … obviously those triple play days paid off!

With that said, my husband and I can look forward to more weekend vacations by ourselves now that we know we can trust you folks at Calypso Kennels to take the best care of our kids.

Thanks again, and see you soon!


Jessica Mosier


Thank You for the special kindness, care and thoughtfulness you’ve given, not only toward Princess, but also toward our family.

In loving memory,

Ken, Julia & Katelyn Ramey


Dear Calypso Kennels,

“Over the past 17 years, with each move back to the greater DC area, we have used Calypso kennel. We drove our first dog, Bandit, over 25 miles to place him with the warm hearted caretakers at Calypso Kennel whenever we had to go out of town.

Over the years we always used Calypso as our “gold standard” by which we rated other kennels from Maine to Miami and we can easily state that we never found a better kennel to tend to our pets. Being dual active duty military, we have relied upon many kennels but none have served us more warmly or with more care. And, the best testament is from our dogs themselves.

Bandit was always excited when we arrived at Calypso. When your dog is eager to visit his friends at the kennel, you know you found a good one! Now, our new family member Dino, reacts the same (maybe it those yogurt treats) and we truly believe it is from the caring and professional staff at Calypso! Thank you for everything you do for us, and our furry family friends.”

Lori, Jim, James II and Dino (Bandit too)


Calypso Boarding Kennels
14 Enterprise Court
Fredericksburg VA, 22405


Phone: (540) 720-0050
Fax: (540) 657-6240
Social: Facebook


Monday-Friday: 9am to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 4pm*
Sunday: 4pm to 9pm*
*Extended weekend hours!