Is there a discount for long term boarding?

Yes, we offer a 5% loyalty discount on boarding fees after the first 15 days and a further 5% discount after 30 days or more.

We are happy to discuss a special rates for longer stays 

Can I visit my cat's while they are in the cattery?

Yes! visits are welcome during our opening hours, please give us a call so we know to expect you. Deloraine Cattery – 09 436 3616

OPEN Monday to Saturday 9.00am – 10.30am and 4.30pm – 6.00pm
CLOSED Sunday mornings. OPEN Sunday afternoons 4.30pm - 6.00pm

CLOSED Christmas Day (25th December) and New Years Day (1st December)

How much will it cost to board my cat?

We have a number of options here at the Deloraine Cattery. Rates range from $11 - $15 per night and exclude GST.

Private and Family Rooms

  • 1 Cat  in a private room with outdoor area - $15.00 per night
  • 2 Cats - $13.00 each per night
  • 3 or more cats - $11.00 each per night

Indoor Rooms

  • 1 Cat in a private indoor room - $13.00 per night
  • 2 Cats in a private indoor room - $11.00 each per night
Individual Suites
  • 1 Cat - $11.00 per night


  • 5% loyalty discount applies after 15 days stay
  • 10% loyalty discount applies after 30 days stay
  • $0.50 daily discount per cat for supplying your own food
Not valid with any other offer or at peak timesMust pay by bank transfer upon receipt of your email invoice.
  • 10% prompt-payment discount on room rate only OR
  • 15% discount for Northland District Health Board staff

    Our Cats have never stayed in a cattery, will they be alright?

    Unfortunately, there’s just no place like home, but when you can’t be there to look after your cat(s), the Deloraine Cattery is the best option. Don’t worry, cats settle into the cattery environment fairly quickly. It’s often more stressful for their owners, as the meowing in the car on the way can be very upsetting. It is quite normal for cats to cry in a vehicle and to not like being couped up in their carry cage. If you bring something from home with your scent on like a pillow case, T-Shirt or a blanket they like to sleep on, this will help them settle in faster.

    Remember a cattery is a far better option than leaving your cat(s) at home alone to fend for themselves.

    My cat is on a special diet or medication, is this a problem?

    No, this is not a problem at all, we offer this as an additional paid service, and are experienced in administering medications.

    We are happy to feed your cats their special diet, and it is recommended that you provide any special diet and enough for the duration of your cats stay, we do give a discount should you do so. 

    What vaccinations does my cat need?

    Regular vaccinations are required for cats to ensure they remain free from a number of contagious diseases. 

    For adult cats the Initial vaccination is a course of 2 vaccinations approximately 4 weeks apart, following this initial course, booster vaccinations are required annually or depending on your vet to maintain immunity from diseases.

    A vaccination course for kittens is 2 initial vaccinations 4 weeks apart and should start at 8 weeks.

    Your kitten (or adult cat, if vaccinations were started late) is not fully protected from the diseases vaccinated against until 10 days after the last vaccination in the initial course.

    If your cat’s vaccination course becomes more than 3 – 6 months overdue, then the initial vaccination course, involving two beginning vaccinations will need to be repeated to ensure good immunity is maintained.

    We require all cats in our care to be vaccinated yearly, unless advised otherwise by your vet. Discuss the latest vaccination recommendations and the best options for your cat with your vet.

    You must bring a current vaccination certificate with your cat. (NO CERTIFICATE NO STAY)

    We also ask that you keep up regular flea and worm treats for your cats to protect the health and comfort of all our guests.

    What happens if my cat gets sick?

    Should any cats become ill while staying in our facility, you can rest assured they will receive the best possible care and attention.

    To protect all guests, sick cats are placed into our isolation facility, and a vet will be contacted.

    Any vet charges will be added to your final bill.

    What about kittens or timid cats?

    Our private rooms are purrfect for kittens and timid cats. Each cat has his/her own space and given all the time they need to settle in. 

    Rooms have large climbing frames for kittens to enjoy and cubby holes for the timid cats to snuggle in and feel safe. 

    What do you feed the cats and how often?

    Cats are fed twice daily Royal Canin premium cat food, morning and night. If however you wish to provide the food for your cats stay, you are more than welcome.

    What do I need to bring for my cats stay?

    Please bring your cat in a carry cage, we will store this for you.

      • A blanket or something with the smell of home, always helps cats settle in better.
      • Any medication or special diet requirements – sufficient amounts for your cats stay.
      • Please don’t forget to bring the current vaccination certificate for your cat.
      • Food if you are providing this for your cats stay.

      It is important we have your contact details and an alternative emergency name and number.

      Do cats fight in catteries?

      Cats are very territorial animals and generally they wont like other cats hanging around their home, But despite what some may think, the cattery is neutral territory, meaning most cats will get on just fine in the individual suites social environment. We closely monitor all our guests to ensure they are settling in and there are no issues or stress.

      Should any guest show signs of not settling into the communal area they will be up graded to an Indoor only private room at no extra cost.  However, if you wish to upgrade to a Private or Family room, we will have to pass the cost of this upgrade on to you as these are always in demand and frequently booked out.

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