At Barndale we have been taking care of cats since 1994. All cats, no matter their breed or personality are welcome at our boarding cattery near Warkworth, but they must be fully vaccinated and treated for worms and fleas. We treat all cats as if they were our own and nothing is too much trouble to ensure their welfare. Our hours are flexible and by appointment only. We try to fit with your travel plans wherever possible, so just let us know when you would like to come and we will try to accommodate any reasonable time. We also offer a pick up and deliver back service for a nominal fee based on mileage. We would love to show you around our cattery so please contact us for an appointment to view.
$17 per day for single unit $30 per day for double unit (2 cats from the same family sharing) Long Term Stay (30 days or longer except December & January) $15 per day for single unit $27 per day for double unit (2 cats from the same family sharing)
|Snells Beach / Sandspit / Matakana / Orewa Town
|Red Beach / Silverdale / Omaha / Wellsford
|Leigh / Manly / Gulf Harbour / Albany / Rosedale / Browns Bay
|Kaiwaka / Greenhithe / Forrest Hill / Takapuna / Milford / Glenfield / Devonport / St Mary’s Bay / Ponsonby
|Mangawhai / CBD / Remuera / Parnell / Mt Eden / Grey Lynn
|St John’s / St Heliers / Kohimarama / Glendowie / Mt Wellington
|Howick / East Tamaki / Wiri
The cattery is clean, safe and secure. It is cool and airy in the summer and heated in the winter to keep it warm and cosy.
We have recently updated the cattery buildings; the outside playgrounds have new all-weather roofs; and the sleep units have been refurbished.
At night all cats stay in an individual, purpose built unit where they eat and sleep separately from the other cats.
There are family units available for two from the same family to share. The units are clean and fully disinfected and quality litter is used.
We supply warm bedding and in the winter, if required, heat pads are supplied for extra warmth.
However, for your cat’s comfort we encourage you to bring your cat’s usual bed or something to sleep on that has familiar smells from home as we find this helps them to settle more easily especially if it is their first time staying with us.
A radio plays during the day to create a homely background sound.
Your cat will be fed twice daily, breakfast and dinner, with a wide variety of fresh, tinned and dried food. We are happy to cater for “fussy” eaters so just let us know your cat’s favourite food.
If your cat requires a special diet due to an allergy or medical condition, we request that you provide this food and we will feed this at no extra charge.
Your cat will have free access to water but we do not feed milk unless specifically requested.
During the day your cat will not be confined to a cage or run but will be able to move freely around the cattery.
We have created specially designed, under cover, outside play grounds and inside play areas to offer a stimulating experience for your cat during their stay.
There are two outside playgrounds where there are tree branches to climb, cat gyms to play on and toys to chase and play with. For the not-so-energetic there are plenty of spots to sleep in the shade or bask in the sun.
We are constantly looking for different ways to entertain our cat boarders.
Would you like to bring your cat to Barndale to experience a country holiday but feel that you don’t have enough time to make the drive? Or on your return you’re feeling a bit jet-lagged? Then we can come and collect your cat or bring your cat home for a nominal charge based on mileage.
Moving overseas or around the country? We can help. We can organize the travel arrangements and deliver your cat to or collect from Auckland Airport.
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 that Mo-Mo loves it."
"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."