Looking for dog kennels in South Auckland while you’re on holiday, relocating, or travelling for business?

Do you need doggy day care while you’re at work so your dog can be exercised, socialised and looked after? Located in South Auckland’s rural Ardmore, Auckland Kennel & Cattery caters for dogs of all ages and sizes.

Pet Boarding Auckland

We’ll love them like you do.

Leave your beloved dog with us when you are on holiday or even just while you’re at work. We’ll love them like you do. Rest assured your dog will be safe, secure and happy in your absence.

Come and visit and see for yourself why our Auckland boarding kennels are so popular with dog lovers like you. Auckland Kennel and Cattery are a comfortable inviting space where your dog is in a safe, secure and spacious environment.

Auckland Kennel and Cattery have been providing the ultimate in accommodation for dogs of all ages and needs since 2005. You won’t find a better home away from home for your pet. Be it just a short weekend away, a lengthy work trip or an extended overseas holiday, the attentive staff are trained to make sure all of their canine guests are happy, healthy and in a safe environment throughout their stay.

Small Breed Dog

Bichon, Cavoodle, Fox Terrier

$35 | $40 peak

Medium/Large Breed Dog

Labrador, German Shepherd, Cocker Spaniel

$40 | $45 peak

Extra Large Breed Dog

New Foundland, Great Dane

$45 | $50 peak

Day Stay

All breeds

$30 per day

Entire Dogs: We do not accept entire dogs over 8 months of age

Anti-Social Dogs: We do not accept these. We do not accept Pitbul Terriers or cross breeds thereof.

Medications: A $3 per day surcharge applies for medications administered

Own Food Handling: A $3 per day surcharge applies to own food handling  

Vet Visit: $30 transportation cost

Public Holiday Surcharge: $10 per day for dogs and cats

Long Stay Rates: Ask us about rates

Peak Season is from 17 December to 7 February and all public holiday weekends and school holidays

Rates are subject to change without notice

We accept the following methods of payment:

Credit card

We provide discounts for long term visitors. See our multi pet discount booking offer on your right.
Please contact us for more information, and to discuss our discounted rates for our long term boarders.

Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Our Multi Pet Discount*
Gives you 10% off the cost of your booking
when you book more than one pet in the same visit.

*This offer does not apply during peak season. Four day minimum stay.

East Auckland Dog Kennels

Both large and smaller dogs can enjoy their own space

During exercise and play time, our visiting dogs are grouped according to size, age and temperament to make sure our smaller dogs don’t feel anxious by being with larger dogs. Small dogs within a similar age, nature, size and breed have their own purpose-built kennel building and exercise yard.

We give the dogs exercise and play time twice daily: first thing in the morning and again in the afternoon. All play and exercise time closely is monitored by our team of trained staff.

Dog care, health and nutrition

Dogs under our care are fed Royal Canin. We are happy to give your pet their own special dog food when provided.

Every morning we check the consumption of food and water for close dietary maintenance. We also monitor urinary and bowel motions.

We have a 24-hour vet on call, for any eventuality.

Inspection welcome

We welcome you and your family to visit our dog kennels South Auckland. In fact we encourage all our dog owners to call in and take a look at our facilities before making a booking. To avoid unnecessary disruption to the dogs boarding with us, we ask that you come only between 10am – 2.30pm weekdays and weekends by appointment.

Long Stay Dogs

We encourage first time dogs to come for a trial visit. This will help familiarise your dog with the new environment. A first, short stay with us helps to relieve anxiety before your dog comes for a longer stay. They will remember our South Auckland kennels as a fun place to visit until Mum or Dad collects them again. Your best mate will enjoy their holiday with us as much as you will enjoy yours!

Christmas Stays

We have a minimum 7-day stay over the Christmas period: 20 December through to 10 January. We also require a deposit for bookings during this busy holiday month, and payment in full when you bring in your dog to board with us. This deposit is non-refundable unless your booking is cancelled before 1 December.

Your dog’s home away from home

You shouldn’t have to worry about your pet while you are away. We are dedicated to giving your dog the best, most comfortable stay possible, for long or short visits. We treat all dogs the same way we would our own. Plenty of exercise, space, a clean, comfortable bed and great quality food: an enjoyable visit every single time.

Boarding Kennels: We have a large complex consisting of two kennel buildings. One kennel building is for small dogs while the second for medium and large dogs.

Individual Kennels: ​Safe and secure accommodation for your valued family member. Each dog is housed in its own individual indoor kennel. Medium and large dogs also have an outdoor run. Our dog guests can run, jump, play and interact with other dogs.

Cool in summer and warm in winter; they are all surrounded by large trees that provide shade and comfort.

We have 15 different very large grassed areas for our dogs to exercise, explore and play.

Boarding Hours

A full day is charged for your drop off day, irrespective of the time you arrive. If you pick up your pet before 11am, there is no charge applied for that day.

Please note: customers will be charged for all days booked during our peak season.

Hours are as per our Contact page.

Please contact us to arrange a booking for your dog.

Vaccination Requirements

All dogs staying at our boarding kennels, whether short-term or long-term guests, are required to be vaccinated for the following:

DHP Distemper Hepatitis Parvovirus – done annually and to be done no less than a week before boarding

Leptospirosis – given annuallyand to be done no less than a week before boarding commences

Kennel Cough Complex – given annually and to be done no less than 3 days before boarding commences

All vaccinations are to be valid for the length of stay.

Not sure yet?

See what other happy dog lovers have said about our South Auckland Kennels.

You can trust us with your pets!

Call on 09 2997415 to ask about doggy day care or boarding for your pets.
Inspections welcome 10am-2:30pm weekdays, weekends by appointment.
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Caring accommodation for your family when you can’t be with them.

Get in touch with us.