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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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It doesn’t matter whether you use a Cattery with private rooms or Semi Individual where your cat shares with others during the day; there is always a small chance your cat may get sick. Just like when we take our kids to play group, there is a possibility they may get head lice or even a cold, And as do play groups, Cattery owners do all they can to minimize the rick of your cat getting sick, after all, it our lively hood.

All Cat Boarding facilities in New Zealand are required to have some kind of Isolation unit or facility; this is a room where a sick cat can be kept on its OWN with NO other animals, this is to stop the spread of any viruses etc.

It is standard procedure at The Deloraine Cattery. Should a cat show ANY signs of illness to immediately have the animal placed into Isolation so he/she can be monitored. A vet is then called, and if need be the cat is taken to the veterinarian as soon as possible. When the vet has given the all clear the cat is then returned to the cattery, however it will then spend the remainder of its stay in the Isolation facility, (unless otherwise advised by the vet)

Owners or emergency contacts are only called if required; this would mean the animal is very ill or we simply can not have the animal back at the cattery, and you will need to arrange to have the cat collected from the Vets.

So why don’t we call the owners first?

  1. We feel it is far more important to call the vet first; after all it may not be anything to worry about.
  2. What can you do (the owner) from half way around the world? Except worry.
  3. Lets say your cat was in a fight at home, 2 days later you drop him off at the cattery, and off you go on holiday. mean while an abscess has started to devalop on your cat, where it had been bitten by the cat it was figthing with at home days before, the abscess then pops… I will do my best to keep the wound clean however your cat will need a shot of antibiotics, so off we go to the vet …. I will not phone you while you are on holiday to tell you this, as your cat is fine.
  4. When you leave your cats at the cattery, the terms and conditions clearly states that… we reserve the right to refer your cat for veterinary attention should this, in our opinion be necessary. The owner shall be responsible for all costs incurred.

Most cats are very happy and settle into the cattery within a few hours, and you must keep in mind it is not always the facilities staff or owner at fault if cats fall ill, think of it this way…. you could always leave your cat at home alone… where they can get sick  from the stress of being left on their own, fight with the neighbours cats, run away, get hit by a car……. etc   sorry but that’s the facts. “Don’t Risk Leaving Your Cats Home Alone”.

The Cattery is the only place your cat should stay while you’re away

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I love it here!

Going away for an extended period of time? Need some where you can board your feline friend for a reasonable rate? Give us a call at the Deloraine Cattery – 5 Star Holiday Retreat for Cats.
Click here for more info!
Yes we are in Whangarei, however over the years we have had a number of customers drive up or even just fly their cats up to us.

When you work our competitive rates against other Catteries in Auckland and other cities it often works out as a better deal to have you cat stay in the Deloraine Cattery.

We have had cats board with us for over a year while their owners have had to be away, 4-6 months stays are very common. The best thing is they can have their own room with secure verandah or join others in the Semi Individual area but still have their own private unit.

Click here to see what customers have to say!

Regardless of where you are, make sure you book your cat into the Deloraine Cattery while you need to be away as you can be assured your cat will receive top quality care – The Deloraine has been caring for cats for over 10 years and is AsureQuality accredited.

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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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In an effort to find a number of cats new homes rather than have them put down, the SPCA in Wellington flew 13 cats to the SPCA in Whangarei just recently.
Here is a link to Whangarei SPCA to read more about these lucky cats. http://www.whangareispca.co.nz/
The SPCA do a wonderful job caring for the many animals people neglect or abandon, if you can help by providing a new home for one of these cats or any of the other animals at the SPCA that would just great.

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Now you have to love this little guy! He eats more than some adult cats and he is only 4 months old! We really enjoy having young cats like Ginger as they are so much fun to play with – once all the work is all done that is.

FOOD! Give me more food!

FOOD! Give me more food!

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In his usual place

In his usual place

One of our great and easy to please customers (cats) is back! Normally Mr Wilson (Dick) holidays in the Backpackers over summer while his Dad takes a trip to the land of Ozz.
But this year Dad (also Mr Wilson) has decided to take a mid winter break too, so Mr Wilson is here for a few weeks and we really enjoy him being with us.

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