Boarding Kennels - dog boarding near Christchurch, New Zealand
dog boarding information
bit about us
& driving directions
9am - 11 am 4pm - 6pm
Every day except Sunday.
4pm -6pm on Sunday.
We are Canterbury's
newest and smallest luxury holiday accomodation. We provide first
class facilities and care, for a small number of dogs (16).
Twelve very large
indoor heated bedrooms.
All breeds and
needs are catered for.
food (Royal Canin and Eukanuba).
24 hour music.
Personal and professional
Vets are: Marshall & Pringle, Kaiapoi.
We are located
5 mins from Kaiapoi, 10 mins from Rangiora and 15 mins from Northwood.
recommended Norma and Noel to a number of friends who have dogs, and cannot
speak highly enough of the love, care and dedication that they show our
Mac – we would not take him anywhere else and the best thing of all is
he enjoys visiting them. "
testimonial from Chris and Ross Kibblewhite)
charges per day are
our beloved Weimaraner "Billie" has spent long periods of time with Norma
at her kennels - we could not have been more happy with the level of care
and attention she received whilst in Norma's capable care.
fact we calculate she has spent 10% of her 14yr life living with Norma!
Billie stayed for a stint of 6 months then 6 years later she stayed for
a full 12 months whilst we lived overseas ..... we love our dog and
were very particular as to where we kennelled her - after all she is our
first child! Billie was not used to being left at a kennel having
had the luxury of accompanying us on family holidays, so she proved a bit
of a challenge for Norma - however, with perseverence and a lot of experience
Norma successfully calmed her and looked after Billie as if she were one
of the family. After both stays Billie returned to us in excellent
health both physically and emotionally! We received email updates
regarding Billie and truly felt that Norma had her best interests at heart.
In fact on our return from one long trip Billie could not decide which
she was more excited about - us or dinner time! Norma runs a thoroughly
professional business with an obvious love for animals and we could not
have been any happier with the service she provides
from Karen Botting)
All dogs must
be fully vaccinated.
to verify your dog has been vaccinated will be required.
to be done 10 days before boarding with a "5 in 1" vaccination which also
protects against Bordetella bronchiseptica.
Dogs must be
wormed one week before arrival with a broad spectrum wormer.
are based on a per day charge and are to be paid when collecting your pet.
In long term
situations we require a 50% deposit.
be paid with cash, cheque or internet payment.
the right to make suitable arrangements for any pet left in our care 14
days after the collection date if we have had no contact from the owner
or the owners contact person.
We have the
right to remove any dog that barks persistently or who is aggressive to
(this is always
the last resort.)
Boarding Kennels vet is Marshall and Pringle, Kaiapoi.
our facilities and management practices to be of the highest standards.
However, we accept no responsibility for injury, illness, death or damage
for any reason whatsoever.
We are "Tried
and Trusted" so thank you for trusting us to care for your pet while you
bit about us:
"My name is
Norma and my partners name is Noel. We have 3 children and previously
we lived at Oxford for 20 years - this is where we built our first kennels.
Two years ago
we moved to our new property at Clarkville - working 7 days a week and
having young children, we felt that we never saw our parents often so this
was the reason for our move down here. And it fantastic.
But I'll never
forget the day Noel showed me this property, and he said "just view it
as a blank canvas." We brought a run down dump of a bare block "with
3 years we have built our unit, (that we lived in before our house), my
dogs area, the boarding kennels, a 3 bay implement shed, a new house, new
access way, re-grassed and fenced it all, oh yeah, and planted over 3 thousand
natives - phewww!
I have for
as long as I can remember loved all animals, but dogs I'm passionate about.
At present we have 3 of our own - they are mastiffs. This breed I
have had now for 24 years; Over that time I have bred, shown and
have been very active in the New Zealand club for the breed. I have
only bred 9 litters and mid-april 09, we have our first litter in 5 years
so I'm really excited about that.
I don't really
have many other interests - the kennels, our children and our own dogs
seem to fill my days, but I do also love people. I really love meeting
new people and spending time with my friends whereever possible, I suppose
I class myself as a social person and I never stress. Stress is something
that never really enters my life much and it wastes to much time anyway!
At christmas time I had to stop in to a vets to collect something and a
vet said "Wow Norma, a kennel owner who it is not stressed!" (Christmas,
long weekends etc can be a very stressful time for kennel owners.)
I said, "I don't stress, why bother? It only upsets the dogs.
If you keep everything calm and smooth-running, we all have a great time."
And this is how we manage our facilities daily."
directions to 99 Giles Rd, Clarkville, Canterbury 7692, New Zealand
(8.8 km –
about 10 mins)
1. Head south
on Christchurch Northern Mwy
2. Take the
exit toward Main North Rd
3. Turn left
at Main North Rd
4. Turn left
at Tram Rd
5. Turn right
at Island Rd
6. Slight left
at Neeves Rd
7. Slight left
at Giles Rd
8. Turn left
to stay on Giles Rd
99 Giles Rd,
Clarkville, Canterbury 7692, New Zealand
Tel: 327 9500