Paws a While offers safe, warm and comfortable accommodation for your beloved pet at our Auckland boarding cattery. You can holiday happy in the knowledge your cat is content with us!

The lovely, peaceful environment at our cat hotel is secure and purpose-built with both indoor and outdoor areas. Your cat can choose to sprawl out in the sun on the deck or relax indoors.

There are a variety of cat toys and climbing posts keeping your cat well entertained. Beds are snug, clean and spacious.

Our Story

Opened in 1996, Paws a While is a boutique Auckland cattery owned and operated by Kelly Keenan. Kelly is a registered Vet Nurse and has more than 30 years experience caring for cats.

Today we employ a number of cat loving staff to help operate our facility to the highest standard of care. All staff are fully trained and knowledgeable in cat care, from specific dietary requirements, to ensuring physical healthiness and of course giving your cat lots of cuddles and attention!

We look forward to having your cat come and stay with us!

Make a Bookingor Call Us: 09 528 3481
Claire Zingel

Fabulous. My 14 year cat had never been in a cattery, he settled well after a few days, and was so relaxed and happy during his few week stay while renovating our house. It was the best decision to have the skills and care of Kelly looking after him. Highly recommend

Claire Zingel
Shelli Blake

First stay for our cat who usually gets very stressed in a cattery. All the cats there seem relaxed and well looked after. Our cat has come home after a week’s stay very relaxed and happy to be home again. We will be back again. Thanks Kelly and team!

Shelli Blake
Joanne Denton

Very well run Cattery by a friendly professional team. Would leave my pampered cat here again with total confidence.

Joanne Denton
Liz Pascal

lovely place for a cat to stay, my cat is elderly, unfriendly and neurotic, and I have no hesitation leaving her with Kelly as I know she'll be kept an eye on and her health and diet will be monitored with kindness and sympathy

Liz Pascal
Easter Availability

We are fully booked for Christmas 21st December 2021 - 8th January 2022. We look forward to welcoming your cat outside of these dates.