Cat Boarding

Cat Boarding – General Information:

Do you have a plan in place for who will care for your cat the next time you leave town, have a kid’s party or relocate? Why not let Ellerslie Vet Clinic & Cattery become your cat’s home away from home? We are located in the heart of Ellerslie, very close to the Southern Motorway (Exit 435) and Mt Wellington, Remuera, Greenlane, One Tree Hill and Penrose. Your Kitty is always welcome to stay with us, where he or she will receive all the attention, care and TLC needed to feel right at home while you’re away.

Our spacious, climate controlled feline suite features passageways for curious kitties to explore. When not lounging in their comfortable enclosures, cats can play and climb to their heart’s content in the enclosed play structure. Whether your cat enjoys a high level of activity or prefers to spend most of his or her time resting, we are ready to accommodate all of their needs and preferences.

We are happy to accommodate any special feeding or medication requests to help make your cat feel at home and remain as healthy and happy as possible while in our care.

For all boarding guests, prior vaccination against feline infectious enteritis and feline respiratory disease is required. A current vaccination certificate (i.e. certifying that vaccination was done within the preceding 12 months) must be produced for each cat before admission. All certificates must have full details (including kitten vaccinations) or a minimum of 3 years previous history. Cats must not have had their last booster vaccination sooner than 10 days prior to admission. For cats whose vaccines are not up-to-date or if you are not sure about the vaccination status, please contact the clinic for further details.

We require all cats over 5 months of age, coming into the cattery, to be de-sexed.

Flea and worm treatment:
Flea and worm treatments must be up to date with a vet recognized product. For the benefit of all boarding cats, it is our policy to check for fleas and treat your cat if necessary.

Cattery Hours

Hours (for dropping off and picking up cats):

Mon – Fri 8 am – 4 pm
Sat 9 am – 12 noon

Cattery Rates

Standard rate $ 19.50 Per cat / per day
Christmas / New Year (19 Dec – 15 Jan) $ 24.50 Per cat / per day
Statutory Holiday weekends $ 21.00 Per cat / per day

Additional charges:

    • $7 per day for medicating cats
    •  Easter weekend a flat $35 surcharge
    • Private Apartment surcharge $5 per day and per cat.

Administration costs require us to charge both for the day of arrival and the day of departure. Rates include GST.

Payment is due on admission or on departure by Cash, Eftpos or Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard). For cats staying longer than 4 weeks, monthly payments must be made. Special conditions apply for Christmas and Easter time.

Discounted fees are available for (excludes Statutory Holiday weekends, Easter and Christmas):
→ long term stays of longer than 4 weeks
→ several cats from one household staying in the cattery