Cattery Boarding Howick Auckland2023-03-06T12:42:39+13:00


Catz at Ashwood
106 Sandspit Road
Shelly Park

Phone 09 534 2135



    Are you a new or existing customer?

    Existing CustomerNew Customer

    What is the vaccination status of your cat(s)?(You will need to provide proof of current vaccination status)

    Vaccinated (Main Cattery)Unvaccinated (Isolation)

    Cattery Hours

    Monday –  Friday
    12pm til 2pm & 7pm til 8pm.

    Saturday, Sunday & Public  Holidays
    5:30pm til 6:30pm.

    Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

    Please note there are special hours over Christmas.

    A little about us

    Begun in the early ’50s, Catz at Ashwood Quality Boarding Cattery is Auckland’s oldest boarding cattery.

    It started life as Ashwood Pet Hotel, by husband and wife team David and Fay McCrum, the boarding cattery grew from Fay’s award-winning Persian breeding. Fay was often asked to look after her customers’ prized cats when they went on holiday, and as word spread of her holiday home for cats, soon she had a new business, in addition to raising their three children.

    David built spacious accommodation for the visiting felines, the business took off. Many years later when David retired he took over the running of the cattery, and Fay was able to spend more time breeding poodles.

    After many successful years and due to David’s failing health the couple thought it was time to move to the countryside.

    This is when present owners Christian and Carissa Hahn took over.

    Having grown up with a wide variety of animals from goats to mice, to cats, Carissa had for many years dreamed of working with animals, especially cats, when she saw an ad in the paper wanting someone to work in a well established and popular cattery in Pakuranga she jumped at the chance, and even though she now owns her own cattery, she still enjoys working there today.

    Christian’s mother was the start of his love of cats, she was forever taking in strays, much to his father’s resistance. At one stage the family had seven cats, complete with siblings from a stray mother that had given birth under the house. Forward several years, and Christian was to be found “working” in the toy industry, and having met Carissa he found in someone who was a close match for his mother’s love of cats.

    Once the opportunity came for the pair to own their own cattery, they couldn’t resist.

    The cattery was in need of a little TLC, but with plenty of help cleaning from the family (and a new paint job), it was soon in top shape again. In 2009 skilled mural artist Doug Ford, came in and painted a native forest complete with birds and fish.

    Now renamed to reflect the new ownership, Catz at Ashwood Quality Boarding Cattery is again one of Auckland’s top catteries. It has quickly built up a loyal following of regular customers, who in turn recommend us to their friends, and the local veterinaries not only recommend us to their customers, several even board their own cats with us.


    Vaccinated Cats

    $1700per night
    • 1 – 28 nights

    Unvaccinated Cats

    $1900per night
    • 1 – 28 nights

    Discount Rate Vaccinated Cats

    1500per night
    • After 29 nights

    Discount Rate Unvaccinated Cats

    1700per night
    • After 29 nights

    *Please note that over Christmas there is different pricing.


    Monday –  Friday
    12pm til 2pm & 7pm til 8pm.

    Saturday, Sunday & Public  Holidays
    5:30pm til 6:30pm.

    Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

    Public Holidays are listed below.

    Public Holidays

    Easter Monday Monday 18 April 17:30 – 18:30
    Anzac Day Monday 25 April 17:30 – 18:30
    Queen’s Birthday Monday 6 June 17:30 – 18:30
    Matariki Friday 24 June 17:30 – 18:30
    Labour Day Monday 24 October 17:30 – 18:30
    Christmas Day Monday 25 December CLOSED
    Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 10:00 – 11:00

    Christmas and New Years Hours

    24th December 10:00 – 11:00
    Christmas Day Monday 25 December CLOSED
    Boxing Day Tuesday 26 December 10:00 – 11:00
    27th December 10:00 – 11:00
    28th December 10:00 – 11:00
    29th December 10:00 – 11:00
    30th December 10:00 – 11:00
    31st December 10:00 – 11:00
    New Years Day 1st January CLOSED
    2nd January 17:30 – 18:30
    3rd January 17:30 – 18:30



    We feed Royal Canin which is a premium quality dry food that contains no fillers, or anything artificial and is the same brand of food we feed our own cats. However, if you wish to bring your cats favourite food or they are on a special diet, please bring it along. There is no additional charge to feed special diets.


    We provide comfortable (as tested by our loveable moggies) soft ring beds, again, however, if you wish to bring bedding from home you are most welcome.


    Working at Pakuranga Vet Clinic, Carissa has become a skilled pill giver and has also been trained in giving insulin and injected medicines. Please bring the medicine with you, along with dosage details.


    If you would like to visit Catz at Ashwood before you make a booking, please feel free to do so during our open hours, no prior notice is necessary. You are also welcome to send family and/or friends to visit your cat(s) while you are away, during our open hours. You can find directions by clicking here.

    Further Questions?

    If you have any other questions, please check out our FAQ’s or feel free to contact us.

    If you would like to make a booking, please click here.


    Cattery Hours2019-10-15T09:22:36+13:00

    Monday – Friday
    12pm til 2pm & 7pm til 8pm.

    Saturday – Sunday & Public Holidays
    5:30pm til 6:30pm.

    Christmas Day, New Years Day, Good Friday & Easter Sunday.

    Please Note: There are special hours over the Christmas Period 20th Dec – 10th Jan

    I need to bring my cat in today, have you got space?2022-04-20T12:16:06+12:00

    Yes. Unless it’s the Christmas or Easter period. Just turn up within our open hours, with your cat, their vaccination card, and tell us when you’re coming back.

    My Cat is unvaccinated, can I still bring them to your cattery?2019-10-15T07:50:23+13:00

    Except for the Christmas period, Yes. It will cost you a little extra, and they will be housed away from the other cats in our main cattery, in an isolation room.

    Can I come and visit your cattery before I book?2019-10-15T07:51:04+13:00

    Yes. No matter which cattery you decide on we think it is very important that you visit before you leave your cats to stay and encourage it. Just turn up during our open hours, no appointment is necessary.

    Can I bring my cats bed and/or toys?2019-10-15T07:52:04+13:00

    Yes. So long as their bed isn’t too big.  We recommend if you wish to bring the smells of home, that an old towel or jumper are great. Toys are great too, just be aware that you may not get them back, as they have a tendency to get destroyed.

    Can I bring my cats favourite food or treats?2019-10-15T07:51:52+13:00

    Yes. We have a fridge in the cattery, so you can even bring wet or frozen food if you wish.

    Can I come outside of your stated hours?2019-10-15T07:24:19+13:00

    We ask that you please stick to our hours.

    Do you have any jobs?2019-10-15T07:24:53+13:00

    Sorry, all our cattery positions are filled.

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