The Cattery

Welcome to the Pakuranga Vet Clinic’s Cattery Service.

We aim to provide a safe and caring environment when a cattery option is needed (e.g. holidays, travel, sale of home etc). The service ensures that the owners of cats, of all ages and breeds get peace of mind and the security of a professional operation.


When you bring your cat(s) into the cattery, they will initially be placed into their cage. This helps them to adjust to a new environment and lets them get used to the different sights and sounds of the cattery.

Each cat has his or her own cage overnight every night. The purpose of this is so:

  • We can handle them, check for illness and groom if necessary.
  • We can administer medications
  • We can monitor that each cat is eating, drinking, urinating and passing stools.
  • To reduce stress, particularly for the elderly or nervous cats.
  • To ensure that cat fights do not occur.

After the morning meal the cats are released into the run. They have the choice of being either inside or outside on the enclosed deck. Each morning bedding is laundered, litter trays are cleaned, and fresh water is placed into clean cages. We are not able to accomodate any bedding or toys brought from home, however we do provide plenty of comfy bedding and also have a selection of toys for our more playful guests!


Food is offered morning & evening. We feed Royal Canin premium dry food only (in kitten, adult and senior). If your cat has special dietary needs please bring their food along.

For cats that are used to grazing, food is left with them overnight. We are unable to leave food in the run during the day as this may cause issues with cats on medication or with dietary intolerances.


STRICTLY ADHERED TO FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL BOARDERS. Vaccinations must be current within a 12-month period to include the boarding time. All certificates must have full details (incl. Kitten vaccinations) or a minimum of 3 years previous history. If vaccinations need to be updated then a 7 day lay period must be observed. For cats whose vaccines have lapsed please contact the clinic for further details.


We require all cats, over 6 months of age coming into the cattery to be desexed.  This policy help to ensure a peaceful environment for all of our boarders.


Due to space restrictions we can not store cat carry cages in the cattery. If you are unable to take your cage away with you, we can loan you a cage to bring your cat in.

For bookings over the Christmas period it is essential to book well in advance as it works on a first in first serve basis and we are usually fully booked by April/May. Easter is also a busy time here so we recommend booking well ahead!


We charge per night, regardless of whether you pick up in the morning or in the afternoon. We can accommodate your cat for days visits if you are having something happening at home that your kitty might be worried about, such as a kids party or renovations.

Standard Off Peak

$25.00 per night/per cat.

Penthouse Suite Off Peak

$30.00 per night.

Concession Cards Off Peak (Pre Purchased from the clinic)

Another option for long term boarders or multiple cat households. Nights are ticked off as used. Each concession card is per household so can be shared between all cats in a family.

*$616 for a 28 night stay Standard boarding concession card (equiv to $22.00/night).  

*$784 for a 28 night stay Penthouse concession card (equiv to $28.00/night). 

Standard CHRISTMAS Boarding

$32 per cat per night

A second cat from the same household sharing a cage gets a discount ($12 per night)

Penthouse Suite CHRISTMAS Boarding

$39 per night per cat

No discount applies


A one off $20 surcharge applies for Easter weekend (NB. If boarding for only one of the stat days you will be charged only $10).

  • For more information speak to our staff

A one off $10 charge applies to all other public holidays

Charges include all meals (unless your cat requires a special diet), laundry service, cuddles and full use of facilities.

Please contact us for more information.

Cattery Public Holiday Opening Hours 2024:

Mon 1st Jan – New Year’s Day CLOSED

Tues 2nd Jan – Day after New Year’s Day CLOSED

Mon 29th Jan –Auckland Anniversary Day OPEN 5-6 PM (closed Sun 28th)

Tues 6th Feb – Waitangi Day  CLOSED

Fri 29th Mar- Good Friday CLOSED 

Mon 1st Apr- Easter Monday OPEN 5-6pm (closed Sun 31st March) 

Thur 25th Apr Anzac Day  – CLOSED

Mon 3rd June- King’s Birthday OPEN 5-6pm (closed Sun 2nd)

Fri 28th June – Matariki CLOSED

Mon 28th Oct- Labour Day – OPEN 5-6pm (Closed Sunday 27th October)

Wed 25th Dec – Christmas Day CLOSED

Thur 26th Dec – Boxing Day CLOSED

New Year Cattery Hours 2025:

Wed 1st Jan – New Years Day  CLOSED

Thur 2nd Jan – Day after New Year’s Day  CLOSED

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