We have over 50 years combined experience looking after cats and other pets.
We welcome all cats – elderly and frail, nervous and shy, invalids and those with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart, kidney, thyroid conditions etc.
We are able to administer any medication, special diet or nursing care that your cat may need. All medications are administered at no extra charge – pills, creams and ointments, insulin injections, suppositories, dressings etc.
If your cat requires a special diet for medical reasons, we ask that you supply the food and we will feed it at no extra cost.
Local vets are readily available 24 hours if required.
All long haired cats are regularly brushed and de-knotted if appropriate.
Nails can be trimmed if required.
We accept kittens as young as 6 weeks old, as long as they have been weaned and have received their first vaccination.
We feed kitten food formulations, wet and dry. But if you have your own particular formulation you wish us to use please supply this.
Most kittens have been neutered (de-sexed) by the time they have been adopted but in the event this is not the case please be sure to inform us.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT UN-NEUTERED MALES AFTER THE AGE OF 6 MONTHS
Vaccinations, worm and flea treatments need to be current at the time of boarding.
All cats must be vaccinated annually. We no longer accept the three-yearly vaccination protocol due to the increase in the cases of ‘cat flu’. Please check with your vet if you are unsure of your cat’s vaccination status.
On arrival we will need to sight written evidence of vaccination, either in the form of your cat’s vaccination book or a signed letter from your vet identifying your cat and stating the relevant vaccine used, date it was administered and date next vaccination is due.
Whilst every care will be taken to ensure the health, safety and welfare of your cat, should he or she become ill in any way we reserve the right to consult a vet if we consider it necessary. Any vet fees incurred will be payable by you as the cat’s owner.
Please click here for our full Terms and Conditions.
Our pet hotel is open 365 days a year. We offer extremely flexible hours (by appointment only), as 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. We try to fit with your travel arrangements whenever reasonably possible.
We can arrange transportation of your cats both internationally and domestically. From boarding them while you pack and taking them to the airport to join you once you have completed your move; to picking them up from the airport and bringing them to the cattery to relax while you make your move.
Our pet hotel is open 365 days a year.
"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.""
"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."
"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."
Perfect grounds, facilities, staff and flexibility …. “We have been taking our cat to Barndale for about 10 years now, because of all the great things about it; the perfect grounds, facilities, cleanliness, staff, reliability, flexibility ….. but the best thing is knowing
"You made the whole process so easy ….""Both Janet and Colin were absolutely amazing. I loved the fact I could deal with both of them over the process and that they understood the love and care we have and want for our animals. There were no problems answering any of my questions. You made the whole process so easy for me and took care of everything. I cannot thank you enough for your Professionalism and understanding during this whole process. Thank you for giving my cat love and cuddles before the flight. My furry friend is loving her new Australian home. I would recommend you to ANYONE who would like to transfer a pet overseas. Definitely great service.
Thank you Thank you Thank you"
"Looking healthier and stockier than he was when he arrived ...""Thank you so much for looking after Captain Kirk for seven months. You have kept him safe from ‘motorway adventures’. It’s nice to see him looking healthier and stockier than he was when he arrived at Barndale.
Paul and I have been able to relax knowing he is well looked after and has such a large outdoor playroom to play in. Thank you also for letting us visit often."