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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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Cattery Whangarei

They say it’s bad luck when a black cat crosses your path, So is it good luck if a white cat crosses it ?

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Whangarei Cattery – Deloraine Holiday Retreat for Cats

We know all to well a disaster can happen at any time, and as a pet owner you may suddenly find yourself not only worrying about your family but also your pets, so it’s important to think about them when you put your families disaster plan together.

If we needed to leave our home, what should I do with the family pets?

Take your pets with you if possible, if its unsafe for you its unsafe for them, you just don’t know how long it will be befor you’re able to return home.

So how do I prepare my pet ?

Make sure your pet can be identified.. eg.. ID Tags, Microchipping, and Registration tags.

Ensure you pets Vaccinations are kept up to date … Animal shelters ….eg…. kennels and Catteries, can not take unvaccinated animals.

Include some supplies for your pet in your family emergency kit…. food, water and food bowl,  Collar and leash or carry cage, Vaccination, current registration and microchip records, Litter tray and litter…. litter can be… news paper, bark, kitty litter or similar. If your pet is on medication you should include this, and a favorite toy or blanket.

Under New Zealand Law:

It is the owners responsibility to always see to the physical, health and behavioural needs of their pets, and It is an offence to desert or abandon your pets without a reasonable excuse.

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Rachael & Mr B at Whangarei Cattery The Deloraine
Rachael a true care-giver

People often ask me, “what did you do before you came to the Cattery Rachael”? 

I grew up on the Family farm in the Waikato, when my family moved North I started working at the  Bendon factory in Kamo. It was a job and I was only young. I met a lot of new friends working  there over the years, got my first car stolen from in the car park while I was at work, brought my first house, life was good. I left there to have my first Child and the Bendon factory closed not long after that.  I’ve had another Child since, studied a little and had a few part-time jobs, merchandising, Bar work,  just a couple of hour here and there, to earn a bit more money.

When my youngest daughter went off to school I decided it was time to get a job, I needed something 9-3 so I could still be there for my girls. My Mum who is a Care giver for Home Support North said I should try there, so I did.  For four and a half years I worked with the elderly. The pay was sad, but this was one of the most rewarding  things I have ever done, and I met some of the most wonderful people. I wasn’t just the cleaner and care giver, I was a friend, someone to talk to, in some cases I was the only person they saw all week. I’d clean up the house, make the bed, and cook meals, some even needed help with showering.  I miss that life sometimes and the people… they are gone now, but I am happy to have been part of their lives even if it was only for a short time.

So now I’m here at what I believe is, Whangarei’s Best Cattery, The Deloraine….. Wow…. I sometimes need to pinch myself, from care-giver to Business women, but we all know at the end of the day I will always be a care-giver, only difference is I now look after Cats and I Love it. I’m not an academic, as you tell by my Blog posts, nor do I need money to be truely happy, although it keeps the bank manager off my back. I love my Family and friends, It makes me feel good knowing I’ve done the best I can, and to help make someone elses life better for it.

Rachael Seymour

“Whangarei Cattery”

Don’t forget theres only 1 place your cats should stay while you’re away The Whangarei Cattery 

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Just like Children, not all pets like to just eat what we give them.

So to try to help make things a little easier for you here are some tips.

  1. If you’re giving medication with food, Do it when the animal is hungry and only give them a very small amount, make sure they have eaten it all before giving them the rest of their meal. Do not let them see you putting medication in their food.
  2. So your cat doesn’t eat medication with food? ok with two people, while one of you hold the cats front legs … so you don’t get scratched the other person can then pop the tablet into the cats  mouth, Don’t let them go untill he’s licked his lips.
  3. That didn’t work? Guess you have a fighter… again with two people try wrapping him in a towel… the cat that is….  🙂  leaving the head out, again one of you hold the cat and the other pop the tablet into the cats mouth.
  4. Ok so now you have holes in your arms face and fingers, But has the cat taken the tablet ? next time try using a pill popper or get someone else to do it.

 This bit of information was brought to you by Rachael Seymour from Whangarei Cattery The Deloraine don’t forget it’s the only place your cat should stay while you’re away.

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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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Your faithful pet deserves pet boarding accommodation that practices high standards of animal welfare. The best evidence of this is when you see a pet boarding facility displaying the “AsureQuality Approved Pet Boarding Premises” logo at their premises and on their marketing material.

Things to consider when inspecting a Cat boarding facility

• Does the Facility smell clean?
• Have a good look around make sure it looks clean
• Is there good lighting and ventilation?
• The cattery areas should not be damp
• Is the temperature in the cattery areas comfortable?
• Do the staff and owners interact with the pets?
• Are the staff and owners friendly?
• Ask what the routine of the cattery involves, i.e. feeding times, grooming etc.
• Do the pets look happy and content?
• Are the cattery areas of a good size?
• Are there toys available for the cats?
• If the facility boards Dogs, is the kennel area situated a reasonable distance from the cattery housing? If your cat is not used to being around dogs, having kennels close by could add to their stress.

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