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Posted: Dec 17 2015

Wishing you a Merry Christmas

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

It has been a fun three months for us settling into our new home and personalizing the Deloraine Cattery in terms of system upgrades, aesthetic changes and producing our own marketing material. Vanessa also visited the local vets, pet stores and other catteries introducing herself and building a support network. We've learnt a lot in the last 3 months and met some wonderful cat owners and kitty cats. 

This is our first newsletter so it is jam packed full of information, including a chance to win you and your cat a weekend away, the date for the next Cause for Paws Pet Expo 2015 and information about my other two businesses I run from here at the Deloraine Cattery. Princess and the Pirate offering children's stylish party supplies; and unique, fun, yet practical superCUTE baby gifts. Next time you're here have a browse in shop or look online.

We'd like to thank you all for the lovely welcome and your continued support. Have a wonderful Christmas and we'll see you all in the New Year!

Paul and Vanessa Wilson
Owners of the Deloraine Cattery

Win your kitty a weekend away!
WIN your kitty and you a holiday on us!

Enter our contest for a chance to win a weekend getaway for you and your cat! The value of the prize is $750. The prize package consists of a 3 night stay at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort Bay of Islands for two people in a seaview room including a $100 Food and Beverage voucher. And a 3 night, 4 day stay for up to 5 of your kitty cat(s) sharing the same private room at the Deloraine Cattery. Your kitty cat(s) also receive a welcome pack upon arrival including their own toys to keep and take home. So make sure you like our Facebook page to be notified of competitions, latest news and see photos of your cat.

Buy a 2015 Calendar in support of the Whangarei SPCA


Get your hands on the last of the Official SPCA Calendars for $15. We are one of the last to have a few left in Whangarei. More FM have also produced some 2015 calendars in support of the Whangarei SPCA for $8. You can buy both calendar's in shop or on our website

Summer Vacancies


We still have space for kitty cats to stay with us up to the 23rd December 2014 and from the 3rd January 2015.

Bouncy castle hire
$100 a day


Looking to hire a bouncy castle for your little person's next birthday party? We have six castles to choose from including a water slide. We also hire children's sized table and chairs. Don't forget the party costume. You can find it all, be it princess, pirate or superhero. You can browse online atPrincessandthePirate.co.nz or come and shop in person while next at the Deloraine Cattery.

Indoor only rooms
$12 a day


Our indoor rooms are ideal for timid cats, older cats that like to sleep in quiet and for short term stays. Complete with cat bed and climbing frame there's enough space to explore and play or curl up and sleep.

Meet the Team


It's been 3 months since we (Paul and Vanesa Wilson) first moved in to our new home and been running the Deloraine Cattery. We have daily help during the week from several people including Gail Hunter, Reece Edge and Mark Buckton. But over the summer holidays (20th December 2014 - 20th January 2015) we will have more hands on deck. You can read more about the team caring for your cats on ourwebsite.

Looking for superCUTE baby gifts?


Look no further. You can find unique superCUTE baby gifts that are both fun and practical, from cute owl sleep sacks to stuffed dinosaurs wearing socks. You can browse online at superCUTE.co.nz or in shop located in the building next to the house at the Deloraine Cattery. Open Monday to Friday 11am - 2pm by appointment only.

Support local and buy your cat bed from us


Buy your cat or dog a Creatures Comfort bed made in New Zealand by a retired Ngunguru woman. Choose from small round fleece beds (35cm diameter) at $20 to extra large rectangle pillow beds (120cm in length) at $100. These are the last of her stock, so browse our website and get in quick! Get 50% OFF pet beds when you enter code DTVVHXUE8S1C at checkout.

Summer Peak Period
20/12/2014 - 20/01/2015


We are at capacity during the Christmas and New Years week with every room booked. So we do ask (if possible) to please drop your cat(s) off in the afternoon and pickup in the morning. This enables us to clean the room and have it ready for our next arrival.

Individual Suites
$10 a day


We've been busy sprucing up our rooms and trying to bring a bit of the outdoors indoors with grass mats inside. The communal room each kitty has its own individual suite to sleep and dine each night & come out 2 socialize, play or curl up in a special spot and sleep.

SPCA Fundraiser 2015

The next Cause for Paws Pet Expo Day will be held on Saturday the 21st March 2015 from 10am - 3pm here at the Deloraine Cattery. Entry will be by GOLD COIN donation, with all proceeds going to the Whangarei SPCA. This will be a fun day out for the whole family with a live band playing throughout the day, competitions, auctions, adopt a pet, bouncy castles, face painting, stalls to purchase pet related products and much much more... Follow Cause for Paws on Facebook or visit ourCause for Paws page on our website for the latest information as it comes to hand. 

Welcome Pack!


We think the best form of advertising is you through "word of mouth". That's why we think it makes sense to enhance your experience with Deloraine Cattery. We have put together a special pack just for you including, a tote bag, personalised fridge magnet and your cat gets to keep their toys to name a few of the treats. You can read more about what the pack contains on our website.

Looking for the perfect gift?


Look no further than Bob Bowdige's It's all about Meow and Peeping Felines inspirational collection of kitchen related products. You can buy both collections in shop or on our website ranging from sandwich snack trays at $7.95 to aprons at $37.95.

We offer a range of services


We offer a range ofadditional services you can add to your booking such as remote camera access, so you can see your kitty from a far, a daily brush particularly fo long-haired coats and daily administration of medicine. We also offer a pick-up and drop-off service or round trip for $50. 

Private and Family Rooms
From $14 a day


Our private rooms are the perfect choice for one to three cats (sharing from the same family) who like to be on their own and enjoy having the freedom to access the secure outdoor verandah 24 hours a day. There are climbing frames, grass mats, cat tunnel and a chair outside for cats to find their own spot to sunbath or bird watch. Our daily rates are per cat and multiple discounts may apply.

  • 1 cat is $14 a day
  • 2 cats is $12 a day 
  • 3 or more cats is $10 a day

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