Clarkville Boarding Kennels - dog boarding near Christchurch, New Zealand
Clarkville Boarding Kennels - dog boarding near Christchurch, New Zealand
clarkville dog boarding information
terms and conditions
a bit about us
map & driving directions
contact details
9am - 11 am 4pm - 6pm
Every day except Sunday.
4pm -6pm on Sunday.
clarkville dog boarding:

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. 
  • Premium quality food (Royal Canin and Eukanuba). 
  • Country walks
  • 24 hour music.
  • Personal and professional care.
Our Vets are: Marshall & Pringle, Kaiapoi. 

We are located 5 mins from Kaiapoi, 10 mins from Rangiora and 15 mins from Northwood. See map.

    "We have 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. "
(excerpt from testimonial from Chris and Ross Kibblewhite)
Our charges per day are

Small          $ 21.00
Medium       $ 23.00
Large          $ 25.00
Giant          $ 27.00

"Twice 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.  
In 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

(testimonial from Karen Botting)

Terms and conditions

All dogs must be fully vaccinated.
A certificate to verify your dog has been vaccinated will be required.
This needs 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.

All charges 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.
Accounts can be paid with cash, cheque or internet payment.

We reserve 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 us.
(this is always the last resort.) 

Clarkville Boarding Kennels vet is Marshall and Pringle, Kaiapoi.

We consider 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 are away.

a 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 potential". 

In 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."

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Driving 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 

Contact information:
99 Giles Rd, Clarkville, Canterbury 7692, New Zealand
Tel: 327 9500

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