I have known Kelly and Mike Doherty for over 5 years.  During that time I have always been impressed by the care they provide to the animals in their lives.  Their animals are treated as valued members of their family. Kelly and Mike have demonstrated the ability to perceive subtle changes in the behavior or appearance of their animals which has ensured timely medical treatment when needed. Each animal has its own story – Kelly and Mike acknowledge this and always handle their pets in a kind and gentle manner that takes into consideration the individual animal’s unique personality and history.

Dr. Carleen Foot, D.V.M.
Markdale Veterinary Clinic

Our girl Paisley is a large breed shepherd who often intimates people and struggles with getting her nails trimmed. When Kelly pulls in our driveway she immediately opens the passenger door and Paisley couldn’t get in her vehicle fast enough. It’s a great feeling knowing she’s being well taken care of (and her insane coat that she sheds). Kelly’s flexible, reliable, affordable and one of the nicest people you will meet. We highly recommend Tip to Tail just like they came highly recommend to our family.

Stephanie Lambe 

Harrison had his first grooming appointment and came home transformed from a hairy little dust mop to a handsome looking little fellow.  He was completely transformed.  I was very impressed with how he looked and the treatment he received.  He was handled with care and consideration.  I am very happy with the service and will definitely continue to take Harri in for future grooming.

Donnelle Cheeseman

If you are looking for somewhere where your pet can have fun and you can have peace of mind, TIPTOTAIL, PET BOARDING, is the place. We had taken our dog, Sally to Kelly’s, first to introduce her to Kelly and the other pets there. Then the next visit was an overnight stay and then a two day stay, while we went away. Each visit was an enjoyable and exciting time for Sally. Kelly is a true professional. Her approach to having Sally live with her, as if she were home, we feel added to her enjoyable stay. Kelly is always caring, ensuring that each pet has their individual needs taken care of. We believe that if Sally could talk she would consider Kelly’s, her home away from home. It is such a relief for me and my husband to now be able to go away and know that Sally is taken care of, not only professionally but also with love and understanding.

Jack, Sandy and of course Sally, Meaford, Ont

Looking for loving, caring and responsible home environment in which to board your “Precious Pooches”?  One that’s completely safe with lots of room for dogs and puppies to roam and play?  Look no further – you will find all this and more at “Tip to Tail” Grooming owned and operated by animal lovers, Mike & Kelly Doherty.  In addition to full-service grooming, they offer Doggy Day Care and Nightly Sleepovers.  Their rates are reasonable – their love, patience and attention are outstanding.  If you need transportation, they will pick up and deliver.  What pet owner could ask for more?  We certainly couldn’t.  Our Goldens are treated like family – they are happy and content at “Tip to Tail” and so are we – a five-star recommendation!

Bill and Mardi Puttick, and Sam & Jake, Meaford

Kelly Hunt-Doherty (Tip to Tail Grooming) cared for our Pug this summer.  She has a beautiful country property, well protected & fenced for the safety of all animals.  She was incredibly loving, and administered medication with ease when needed (in between hugs!).  We would highly recommend her for the care of anyone’s pet.  She has very reasonable rates and this is now our Pugs “home away from home”.

Darrin Risk & Simone Sterio-Risk, Thornbury

I couldn’t recommend Kelly, Mike and Tip to Tail Grooming and Boarding more highly!  They took care of a dachshund I brought back from Central America and helped hugely with his adjustment to Canada, other animals and life in general.  They are genuine animal lovers, their property is absolutely gorgeous and the care is very individual and specialized.  My dog Dilly loved Kelly and Mike and I told them I would love to be boarded with them, given how much tender loving care they give!  You will not regret leaving your pet in their charge, this is a special place and business.

Rajani Alexander

If you love your dog the way I love mine and you are nervous about where to leave your dog or cat then the home of Kelly & Mike is definitely your answer!  Beautiful home, location and surroundings, serene and safe along with a loving environment just about sums it up!

I left my beautiful grey hound, Gideon with Mike and Kelly and Jim for over a week.  They not only took great care of him and loved him they picked him up and dropped him off at my home.  The care and service they provide is very genuine and loving.  I received pictures of my boy and updates on a regular basis while I was on vacation which alleviated any worry I had about how he was doing.

I wanted a worry free vacation and I got that knowing Gideon was in the best of hands, thank-you!  Dogs are miracles with Paws!

Jody H from Thornbury

Thank you so much for taking such good care of Dukey!  He looks (and smells) fantastic! It was definitely by far the best grooming he has had since we have had him.

He was very proud of his new ‘do.  And he was very relaxed and with him that doesn’t happen after his grooming.  We had gotten him as a rescue dog and he does have some anxiety issues (as with most collies). It was nice to see him so happy afterwards.

I will definitely have Duke brushed out again, and also continue to have regular groomings for him in the future.

Thank you again so much!!
Denise Kleinecke

Thank you Kelly, I can tell that she (Coaster) was well cared for, and became part of your family.  You offer such a special service for people who hate leaving their babies behind when they go on holidays…and yes, Coaster did sleep until noon today..lol.  Thank you again, I would recommend you to anyone!

Bonnie Bumstead


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