Paws a While Boarding Cattery is a purpose built boutique cattery located in St Johns, Auckland.

The cattery enjoys a north facing, open and warm feel. The cats are able to look out over wide playing fields and a view of the Tamaki Estuary.

As a Semi Communal Cattery, each cat has its own sleeping quarters and can dine on a variety of premier foods.

For your cats comfort, the accommodation is warm in winter and cool in summer. The cattery is a safe and secure holiday spot for your cat.

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What is required

Cats in our daycare need to have current vaccinations against the following:
The Feline 3-1 inoculation (Infectious Enteritis, Rhinotracheitis, and Calcivirus).

The vaccinations must have been administered within 12 months prior to boarding. Annual vaccinations (boosters) must have been administered not less than 7 days prior to boarding.

Vaccinations Certificates are required to confirm all cats have current vaccinations. Please ensure you bring this certificate with you when boarding as we are unable to accept your pet unless we can confirm cats are vaccinated.

  • Any medication or special diet that your cat may be on.
  • A secure carry cage to transfer your cat from your car to the cattery.


  • A favorite toy
  • A small amount of bedding
Cats playing at our Auckland cattery
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

Why Choose our Cattery


30 Years Experience

Located in a purpose built facility, we have 30 years experience in operating a Boarding Cattery

Great service

We have individual cages for feeding and sleeping with social playtime and cuddles.

Experienced Vet Nurse

Kelly is the owner/operator of Paws a While and is an experienced Vet Nurse.

Medication & Diet

Medication and Dietary needs are catered for. We use your own Vet when seeking Medical Attention.