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I always recommend you have a look at boarding facilities before making a booking…

I had a lady phone me the other day in a panic, she had booked her furry friend into a cattery but when she dropped him off for his holiday it was not at all what they had advertised it to be.  After driving all the way back home she decided there was no way she was going to leave him there, and that’s when I got her call She told me “I just couldn’t sleep tonight knowing he was there, It was cold and it stunk of cats pee”

People see my photos of the Deloraine Cattery and think it must be expensive but you know we charge around the same price as any other facility in Northland, we keep the cattery warm a cosy in the winter and nice and cool in the summer, the facility is kept very clean, so clean you could eat of the floor.

The only time a cattery should get a little stinky is straight after breakfast when all the guests seem to use their litter boxes at the same time.

The guests units or sleeping cabins should have painted surface’s and even the facilities floors should be nonporous so as not to absorb urine and odors.

Deloraine Cattery Semi Individual Unit, Upstairs Bedroom with downstairs bathroom

As you can see these units are very clean, and spacious. Guests are only closed in their units at night, this allows us to monitor there eating and toilet habits are normal. During the day the cats have access to the large lounge area.

Inspect before you book your Cats holiday

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Here at Deloraine Cattery the welfare of your cats and the overall service we provide is of the utmost importance to us. If you have a special request please let us know, we will do our best to help you.

• Private & family suites.

Each suite has a fully enclosed living area and 24 hour access to fully secure outdoor verandahs, suitable for up to three cats (from the same family) We have climbing frames and chairs on all the verandahs for the cats to relax on and enjoy the sun.  Cattery Whangarei, for great care for your cats

• Semi individual Units.

Warm and sunny with large bi-fold windows. Here each guest has their own private unit, where they can sleep and dine. This area allows each guest to have there own space or socialise if they wish to. There is plenty of space to play, climb or just relax in the sun.

The Backpackers, for the more social cats

• Both of our cattery facilities are fully secure and operate within guidelines set out by AsureQuality & the animal welfare act.

Special diets and care catered for, you can be sure your cat is in good hands, with our experienced caring staff.

• Pick up and delivery services available in the Whangarei area including to and from Onerahi airport for those (cats) that are traveling within New Zealand or overseas. 

• We offer customers who are flying out of town a secure car park, with transfers to and from the airport. 

• Easy access and plenty of parking,

Sunday -Friday8.30 – 11.00 am & 4.00 – 6.00 pm

Saturday: 8.30 – 11.00 am & 4.00 -5.30 pm

 Your inspection is recommended

just give us a call to arrange a suitable time.

09 436 3616

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We have made some changes to our rates

Absolutely Cats Ltd


Deloraine Cattery

Whangarei cattery cost purr day 

Private & Family Room Rates

1 cat $14

2 cats $20

3 cats $27

Semi Individual Units

1 cat $10.00

2 cats $18.00

3 cats $25.50

Supply our own food and save $1.00 a day purr cat

10% Discount for long term stays of 30 days or more.

Charges are per day booked including day of check out and check in.

:)We also have great Loyal Customer Discounts 🙂

Whangarei Cattery 50 Konini St, Riverside, Whangarei
The Deloraine Cattery is the Only Cattery In Northland with a Full AsureQuality Approval

For more information on this great top quality Whangarei Cat boarding Facility see Whangarei’s cattery  and don’t forget there’s only 1 place your cat should stay while you’re away The Deloraine Holiday Retreat for cats   

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Semi Individual Unit

Here at the Deloraine Cattery we have holiday options to suit all cats, from private suites to Semi Individual units or semi communal as some call them.

Despite what some people may think…… The Deloraine’s Semi Individual facilities are awesome. In this part of the cattery your cat will have his or her own private unit where they spend the night and are fed in the morning and again in the evenings before being safely tucked up for bed. Each unit is made up of two rooms the 1st being their bedroom and the 2nd their bathroom. During the day cats have access to a large lounge area, with heaps of beds, chairs, toys and climbing trees.  

Semi Individual Unit

 This area can house up to 23 guests, but on average we would have no more than 10-12 cats at any one time, we find a lot of our regular customers use this part of our facility. One of the most common question asked about this type of cattery is. “Do the cats fight in the cattery”? I can assure you the answer to that is..  No they do not…Cats are territorial animals and will generally fight to defend their home, so because the cattery is neutral territory there is nothing to fight for. We closely monitor all the guests staying in the cattery to ensure they are settling in with minimal stress. If for any reason your cat does not enjoy being in our semi Individual area they will be upgraded to a private suite at no extra charge.   

The shared lounge area, has plenty of toys to play with, climbing frames and cosy spots to curl up and have a snooze in the afternoon sun. The large opening windows let in lots of fresh air.

Large windows let in plenty of fresh air

Don’t Forget There is only 1 place your cats should be while you’re away
And this Whangarei Cattery is it. 

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A Day in the life of a cat at Deloraine Cattery

Cat’s log # 1
May 15, 2011

As the sun peeps through the trees and the birds start to sing, click goes the lock on the front door. Oh please enough with the soppy rubbish, its 7:15am, Breakfast time, Hmmm the sweet smell of kibble fills the air, and triggers a meowing frenzy, I know my turn will come, I won’t miss out, will I? “Rachael, Rachael”.
Yum yum yum, sorry where are my manners. Rachael fills the bowl and asks “how was your night” I don’t know how she expects a reply with my mouth full? She gives me my morning pat and moves on to the next room.

08:00 It’s cleaning time, Rachael is very tidy and likes the cattery to be spotless, she changes the litter trays and my sheets, put fresh water in the water bowls, wipes the benches, sweeps and mops the floor, she so good. But enough about her, cleaning time is a great opportunity to take a look around and play out in the hallway, checking out any new guests, saying hi, make them feel welcome; you know that kind of stuff.

When the rooms all clean Rachael comes and gets me for a brush. Not everyone gets a brush, some of the other cats don’t like it, and get a little upset, but I love it. She always tells me I’m such a good puss, and makes a big fuss of me.

A new guest has just arrived; “Wow what a fantastic place you have here”. “Thank you” Rachael replies as she shows them to their room. Softly spoken words are reassuring as the new guest is quickly settled in. I don’t know what it is but Rachael, she has a way with us cats, she’s always so calm and trusting, she brings us food and brushes us and if we poo on the floor she doesn’t rub my nose in it. Oops hahahaha sorry getting a little carried away there just thought I’d just pop in a bit of humor.

11:30 midday check, most of us are sleeping around this time of the day, so Rachael just tiptoes in to check that we’re all ok, she changes any dirty litter trays then quietly leaves us in peace.

“13:00 afternoon check, for those of us that are awake, it’s a great time for some extra attention and maybe even treats. I just love treats, the ones in the yellow bag, you know the ones Temptations they’re my favorite they taste so good, with the soft meaty center. Why oh why do they make good things so bad????

16:00 the girls are home, I can tell, they love dancing and sometimes you can hear the music from the cattery. I must say though, the girls are great cat patters; they help out when it’s busy over the School holidays. Rachael says there good at multi tasking because they can work and dance at the same time.

Someone’s arrived to pick up their cat, “How was your holiday”. I can hear them talking in the hallway. Max cat knows that’s his mum and he starts to meow. You’ll have to forgive Rachael if she doesn’t remember your name, she knows all the cats though, and everything about us, our personality’s likes and dislikes, she truly is the cat lady. Max gets one last cuddle “see yah Max” as he’s put into his carry cage, “Thanks we’ll see you next time”.

Listen I can hear the clean litter trays being stacked up, it’s almost dinner time. Meows of excitement fill the Cattery, and just like at breakfast time Rachael fills our food bowls and checks we have enough water, we each get a pat “eat up your dinner” she says “I’ll be back soon”.

18:00 Rachael has one last check “goodnight I’ll see you in the morning” and she locks the doors behind her.

All the information in this story is based on the true events witch take place in the day to day running of this top Whangarei Cattery the Deloraine Cattery, and from feed back received from our happy customers.

Oh and don’t forget there is only 1 place your cats should stay while you’re away The Deloraine

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Boris is so excited!

Boris is so excited about staying at the Deloraine Cattery he just can’t hide it!
You see the Deloraine cattery has been referred to as the Hilton or Ritz of cat boarding facilities. This Whangarei cattery is the only AsureQuality accredited cat boarding availbale in Whangarei.
Give us a call to arrange a time to come and see why so many people love using the Deloraine cattery. – While you’re here ask about our referral deals!

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Hi we're going swiming - wanna come?

I came across this photo today, you just have to love the way baby animals get on so well. Would this happen if they were older??

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