About Us


“Safe and comfortable surroundings…”

"You're STARS! We have often needed someone to care for our treasured cat, Georgie, over the last nine years and have felt confident with leaving her with Janet and Colin.

They offer a caring home away from home at Barndale in safe and comfortable surroundings.

We have no hesitation in recommending Barndale's loving care, which has at times been needed at very short notice."


Ron & Patricia Ward

"Provide the best care and facilities...."

"I have been sending my two cats (Lily and Oreo) to Barndale for 7 years now. I live in central Auckland but make the effort to leave my cats with Janet and Colin in Warkworth as they know all the cats by name and provide the best care and facilities.

I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone and would not leave my cats with anyone else."


Joe Steele


Pet Transportation Service Auckland | Cattery Auckland

A pet hotel that you can trust with your animals

Welcome to Barndale. Our names are Janet and Colin Christophersen and together we own and manage Barndale - a pet hotel based in Warkworth.


First and foremost, the well being of your pets are our first priority, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that your animals are happy and healthy during their stay.

We provide a variety of animals with a relaxing and playful environment, whether you are looking for a boarding cattery or horse sitting.

If you have any questions about our pet boarding services, or would like to book in your pet, please complete the form to the right.

A lifetime of experience with animals

We have always been huge animal lovers, and have had a number of different pets throughout our lives.

It was a dream come true when we were able to start our own animal boarding business in 1992, first looking after horses, followed a couple of years later by cats.

You can trust that it is our number one priority to make your animals feel comfortable and relaxed in our pet hotel.

All animals are treated as individuals, and are allowed to settle in at their own pace, so that their stay is an entirely stress free one.

Catering to all of your animal’s needs

We will ensure all your pet’s needs are catered for.

From administering medication to feeding your beloved pet a special diet, their needs will always be taken care of.

Never been to Barndale before? Feel free to visit our pet hotel … and remember that every new cattery client who enquires online will get 10% off their first stay with us*.

Our pet hotel is open 365 days a year

We understand that dealing with catteries with narrow hours of operation can be difficult, especially if you are leaving or arriving early or late in the day.

That is why our pet hotel is open 365 days of the year. Unlike other pet boarding facilities, we offer extremely flexible hours (by appointment only), so that you can pick up or drop off your pet when it suits you. We also offer a pickup/drop off service for your convenience.

“Love our cat as much as we do …….”

“Barndale was a great find for us. We were told about Janet and Colin about seven years ago by a colleague and haven’t considered anyone else since we first met them and saw their set up.

No request is too much when it comes to your animals, they seem to love our cat as much as we do (and I think our cat loves them more than she loves us!)

We do not hesitate to recommend Janet and Colin to anyone looking for a cattery.”


Lisa and Phil Ison
Northcote Point