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

 Located in South Auckland’s rural Ardmore, Auckland Kennel & Cattery caters for dogs of all ages and sizes.

Please check our Kennels page for pricing.

We provide discounts for long term visitors.

Please contact us for more information on our discounted kennel fees for our long term boarders.

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.


  • There is a statutory holiday surcharge on our kennel fees on public holidays  per dog, per day.
  • We have a minimum 7-day stay over the Christmas period. We also require a deposit for bookings during this period 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 December 1st.
  • Peak season is from 15 December through to 15 January and over the Easter long weekend.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.

Kennel fees – we accept the following methods of payment:

  • Credit card
  • Cash

Boarding Kennel Hours

8 AM to 6 PM Sunday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM Saturday.

A full day is charged for your drop off day, irrespective of the time you arrive. If you pick up your dog before 11am, there is no charge applied for that day. Please note: customers will be charged for all days booked during our peak season.

You can trust us with your dogs!

We provide caring accommodation for your four-legged family when you can’t be with them. 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 dog. Our attentive staff are trained to make sure all of their canine guests are happy, healthy and in a safe environment throughout their stay.

Call on 092997415 to ask about boarding for your dogs. Inspections are welcome 10am-4pm each day.

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.

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.

Dog care, health and nutrition

Dogs under our care are fed Eukanuba and 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.

Health issues are mentioned in the Dog Information Sheet which you are required to fill in prior to your dog checking in at our pet hotel.

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. 

We treat all the dogs who stay with us at Auckland Kennels and Cattery the same way we would our own: plenty of exercise, space, a clean, comfortable bed and great quality food.

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. No appointment is necessary, but to avoid unnecessary disruption to dogs boarding with us, we ask that you come between 10am and 4pm.

What do you need to do before your dog comes to us?

Before your dog stays with us, we’ll need to know a wee bit of information. Below are some of the types of questions we will ask on the form we get you to fill out when you book your cat in with us.

  1. Where did you get your dog from?
  2. How long have you had your dog?
  3. Has your dog been in kennels before? If yes, how many times and where?
  4. Which of these characteristics would best describe your dog? (circle all applicable ones)
    • Friendly
    • Sociable
    • Timid
    • Shy
    • Anxious
    • Boisterous
    • Mildly Aggressive If Provoked
    • Independent
    • Aggressive
    • Territorial
  5. How does your dog interact with other dogs?
  6. How does your dog react to strangers?
  7. Do you want your dog socialized with other dogs?
  8. Does your dog climb fences?
  9. Are there any behavioural tendencies the kennel staff should know about? (ie tries to bite a hand when being led at the collar.)
  10. Does your dog suffer from any medical condition or had medical treatment we should know about?
  11. Has your dog any wounds, tumours or fatty lumps, bald patches of hair, limping, scratching etc. Have they received treatment from a vet recently. Please explain briefly and point these issues out to staff.

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.

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