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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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Cattery Whangarei – Deloraine Cattery

As we all know our cuddly furry friends have evolved from hunters, so we can understand their sense of sight is one of their strongest, and designed so they can see in the dimmest of light. Tests have shown cats appear to distinguish light spectrums rather than colors. 

The Retina – the nerve center at the back of the eye – contains cells called cones ( these are responsible for converting light into color) and Rods (rods are responsible for black and white) and in cats the Rods outnumber the cones.

So Can Cats see colors… Not in the same why we do, we have more cone cells in our Retina, which allow us to see colors. Cats have more Rods cells in their Retina, so if they could see any color at all it would more likely be bark colors such as Blues, greens and purples but bright colors would appear dual, less intense or vibrant.

Oh and Don’t forget theres only 1 place your cat should stay while you’re away The Deloraine Cattery

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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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Take a look at this video clip Rachael made of the cattery…. quite cool.
Deloraine Cattery movie

The Deloraine Cattery Whangarei, looking after all kinds of cats and catering for all your cats needs. If you are wanting to book your cat in to a safe & secure cattery with over 10 years experience of caring for cats in Whangarei, Northland New Zealand then simply either call Rachael on 09 4363616 or jump online and send us details via the website.

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It doesn’t get better than this!! – At the Deloraine Cattery on Konini St Whangarei we have decided not to increase prices just because of GST! We want to look after our customers and this is our way of showing it. The official word is NO increase on our Cat boarding prices at this stage.
So if you want the best cat boarding in Whangarei at affordable prices then give us a call and arrange a time to call by to view our facility.
Deloraine Holiday Retreat for Cats

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