- 8.00-10.00am every day
- 3.30-6.00pm every day except Saturday
- Other times by arrangement
- We are closed to the public on Saturdays after 10.00 am, Christmas Day and New Years Day
Current Vaccination Certificate
For the wellbeing of all cats in our care it is essential that a current vaccination certificate for cat ‘flu has been issued by a qualified veterinarian. This must be brought with you when your cat is dropped off. Cats should not be vaccinated for cat ‘flu in the 10 days prior to boarding.
Health and Hygiene
We recommend that you de-flea and worm your cat prior to boarding. If your cat has fleas on admission, a flea treatment is administered with costs added to boarding charges.
We are able to administer injections for diabetic cats and oral medications.
Should your cat become unwell during his or her stay we will immediately take your cat to your veterinarian for assessment. We would then contact you, or your nominated contact person. Any veterinary fees will be the owner’s responsibility.
In the main cattery building we have single story accommodation for 66 cats. This comprises 50 single units (1.2m high, 55cm wide and 1.18m deep) and eight double units for two cats belonging to the same family. All units have a sleeping shelf. At Christmas, New Year and other busy times, an annex with 20 double story units is also used.
Cats are provided with a bed and a synthetic sheepskin to sleep on. During colder weather, insulation is provided on the sleeping shelf and a warm rug with the sheepskin. You may bring a favourite blanket or their bed from home but this is not necessary. Some people like to bring an old jersey or sweat shirt, as something familiar can be of comfort to a timid cat. All cats are kept in their individual units from 5.00pm to 8.00am.
Playing & Exercise
A large, clean, open, sunny and airy play area under the grapevines gives the cattery the feel of the outdoors. Ample opportunity is given for cats to play and exercise, normally within the first 24 hours of boarding. However, this period is considerably reduced for cats that are familiar with and confident in their surroundings. New arrivals are carefully supervised for a few hours when they first come out to ensure all is well. If they are anxious, two spacious “conservatory-like” courtyards are available for timid cats, or when owners wish to keep their cat or cats separate.
We provide a lot of individual attention to your cat and endeavour to ensure that all cats have many hours of playtime per day.
Your cat will be fed Iams chicken biscuits at 8.00am and again at 5.00pm. Wet food is also available. If your cat requires a special or prescription diet, we are happy for you to provide that. Fresh water is provided to your cat twice daily.
During the cold weather, units with Argus Pet Heat Pads are available. These should be ordered at the time of making your cats’ booking as numbers are limited. There is an additional charge of $1 per day for the use of a heat pad.
We do not offer a grooming service however we do regularly brush and attend to our furry friends (if they will let us)!!
The cattery is protected by monitored 24 hour security and smoke alarms.
Visiting Your Cat
You are welcome to visit your cat while he or she is with us. If you wish to visit outside our open hours, phone first to ensure we will be home.
We are able to email reports to you regarding your cat’s wellbeing while you are away on holiday. This needs to be specially requested.
To Make A Booking
Phone Laurel or Douglas on 04 568-5932 or email firstname.lastname@example.org at any time, or you may call at the cattery during open hours.
Christmas and New Year Bookings
Boarding space is in great demand over the Christmas and New Year period. If you wish to board your cat/s over this busy period, we strongly recommend you make your booking early in the year. A confirmation of booking form is required together with a 50% deposit. We will post/email the booking form to you and recommend that you return the form and deposit promptly. The booking is confirmed when we receive the completed form and deposit, and issue you with a receipt.
If you find that your arrangements change and you no longer require a booking, please let us know as soon as possible. Your deposit will be refunded in full (less a $10 charge for administration) provided a minimum of 14 days notice prior to the booked dates is given.
Charges (GST inc)
|One Cat||$14 per day or part day|
|Two cats||$24 per day or part day|
|Additional cats||$12 per day or part day each|
|Diabetic cats||$16 per day or part day|
- Cats requiring oral medication will be charged at an additional $1 per day or part day
- Flea treatment is $15 per treatment
- Use of an Argus Heat Pad will be charged an additional $1 per day or part day
- A 10% discount applies for stays of 22 consecutive days or more
- Charges for longer stays are negotiable
Christmas and New Year Charges – 2017/18
From Thursday 21 December 2017 to Saturday 6th January 2018 the charge is $17 per cat, per day.
No additional charges or discounts apply during this period.