Cattery - sth auckland/franklin

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15 years 11 months ago #13524 by max2
It looks like we are going to have to board Hugo and Mouse (desexed burmese cats) for about 2 - 3 weeks when we arrive in October as our house won't be ready for us to move straight into (by choice) and I am not having them in the tiny bach with us.....

does anyone have any excellent cattery recommendations around the Franklin area please?

These are fairly pampered, mainly indoor cats who love the warmth, both can go into a big "run" together so no worries there, in fact they would prefer it in unknown surroundings... and we would like to visit very regularly although will pre-arrange with Manager so its not inconvenient.

any thoughts?

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15 years 11 months ago #208437 by The Kats Place
I'm down near Hamilton (Te Pahu), if you get stuck they can come to me. PM me

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15 years 11 months ago #208440 by 80%vet
i've heard that Bombay Boutique is highly recommended, I don't know much about it but its in Ramarama and they have a website you can visit ( www.boutiquecattery.co.nz )

Lynz [:)]

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15 years 11 months ago #208470 by DiDi
$35 a day for two cats? Ouch! Mind I would not have a clue but that sounds incredibly expensive.

I have never used a boarding kennel Swaggie but will ask around.

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15 years 11 months ago #208515 by PRU2
We have used one at Drury, Brookdale, has changed hands I think as different people when we dropped our two pups there early this year.
Used it for our cats when we lived at Clark's Beach many moons ago :) .
Lovely surrounds, rural.

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15 years 11 months ago #208521 by max2

DiDi;182393 wrote: $35 a day for two cats? Ouch! Mind I would not have a clue but that sounds incredibly expensive.

I have never used a boarding kennel Swaggie but will ask around.


E and I were looking at it last night and wondering if we should tell the SOH or not.... mind you the facilities look good and I will email them today and see if their rate is flexible for longer term stays.

Many thanks everyone for your help and advice. :)

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15 years 11 months ago #208523 by Pumpkingirl

80%vet;182360 wrote: i've heard that Bombay Boutique is highly recommended, I don't know much about it but its in Ramarama and they have a website you can visit ([url="http://www.boutiquecattery.co.nz)"] www.boutiquecattery.co.nz )[/url]


I used to drive past Boutique cattery every day, it's fairly new (last 5 years or so), and has a gorgeous outdoor area. When you drive past, you can see the cats lying on their couches, looking out into the world.

There is another one in Drury, in Burtt Rd, a bit more old and tired, but a friend boards her pets there and they are very good she tells me. i've picked up her dogs there and it always seems full, which I've taken as a good sign! It's about 2 minutes off the m'way at Drury.

sites.yellow.co.nz/site/allseasonsboardingkennels/

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15 years 11 months ago #208561 by Birman Babe
My friend Leanne owns Boutiquecattery in Ramarama and, if you arent frightened by the price, then you couldnt leave them in better place. It is beautiful, spotless, they are well fed & cared for by Leanne & hubby (they employ no workers). Where they are housed they would not have to deal with other peoples pets, unless you specifically asked for community.

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15 years 11 months ago #208575 by max2

Birman Babe;182488 wrote: Where they are housed they would not have to deal with other peoples pets, unless you specifically asked for community.


many thanks BB I was thinking that its another thing the cats won't want to deal with after being transported about the place in all different surroundings.

I contacted Jet Pet yesterday afternoon and they want to take the cats for 4 days boarding before they depart, on the grounds that it gives their vet enough time to do worming, insecticidal washing and a check up, however our vet does their worming and as we are due back for immunisations on Tuesday I am going to speak to our vet as to why it needs to be all done again if we have the records to prove the history.

Neither of mine have fleas either and I think its going to be all very distressing time for them, so if I can minimise the amount of time they are away from us and the odd experiences (if they are unnecessary?) then all the more better for our cats.

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15 years 11 months ago #208583 by Inger
If we had an enclosed outdoor area for them to spend time in, we could have taken them here. Our Daughter has worked for a cattery in the past and is good with cats. Unfortunately we aren't set up for keeping cats enclosed, as ours used to have the run of the section, as well as our house. Pity though. She'd love having a couple of cats for a few weeks. :) We had three Burmese cats here, 5 years ago.

45 hectares between Whangarei and Paparoa. Registered Dexter cattle, Wiltshire sheep - black, white & pied.
New Hampshire Red poultry & Dorking poultry. Pilgrim Geese, Appleyard Ducks.
A cat called Pusscat and still looking for another heading dog.

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15 years 11 months ago #208605 by max2
many thanks for the thought Inger! :)

I have emailed Leanne at the cattery 80% recommended and already had a reply, so just finalising dates etc.

11 weeks to go, but who is counting... :D

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15 years 11 months ago #208614 by The Kats Place
Hope it isn't too costly. My offer stands as my cattery is quite empty at that time (no charge to you) so if you get stuck let me know

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15 years 11 months ago #208619 by Birman Babe
Swaggie, Leanne will take very good care of your fur-kids.
I will give her a call tonight and have a chat to her.
Wait till you see her cattery; its fantastic? And you will get to see her Birmans as well, cos she breeds, and they have their accommodation attached to the boarding facilities. All cats, boarders & her own, are very spoilt :-)

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15 years 11 months ago #208643 by max2

The Kats Place;182545 wrote: Hope it isn't too costly. My offer stands as my cattery is quite empty at that time (no charge to you) so if you get stuck let me know


You are a very Dear and Wonderful Person Kats and I very much appreciate your offer....

I was just telling Tigger off line today that I am not familiar with many places in NZ, but suspect you might be somewhat south of us?

As E is going to school back towards Auckland, it was our joint wishes to find something "in between" and Bombay Hills I know so not many chances of getting completely lost and within what I know of my return journey from school for us both to go and play with our furballs very regularly.

I appreciate your offer and the goodwill with it. I hope in time I can get to know your area and offer further business from us down the track.

I do really appreciate your offer and posting! :) :) :) [^]

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