Your dog will be housed in quite unique facilities, small dogs are kept in one of three separate small dog areas, away from the larger dogs. For medium and large dogs, we have three separate areas to choose from. For the family pack, we have Family Units that can house even the largest family. Our Main Block, allows them access to individual 60m grass runs directly from their kennels. Freedom to come and go as they please, as well as organised exercise periods. Then there is the Day Stay area, where they can all hang loose, or zoom and zap around madly.
The added bonus of a rural environment means the dogs are very relaxed and content. The sleeping areas are inside and all dogs get a hammock style bed or plastic bed for added comfort! We leave soft music on to comfort the dogs during the day.
We will not accept ANY dog without a current vaccination certificate. (It is compulsory for all dogs to have a kennel cough vaccination).
A really good time, needs really good food.
Good food provides a nutritious and tasty highlight of the day, we currently provide our cat and dog guests with Royal Canin or Pro Plan food, depending on their needs. These are both premium foods, and we often receive comments on the coat and condition of pets when their parents come to collect them. We do have tricks up our sleeve to entice picking guests to eat. You are welcom to BYO food, if your pet has specific needs or tastes.
At Karapiro Pet Lodge, we have a big focus on happy guests, we love our large grass exercise areas, and our guests love having fun in them, sometimes they get a bit dirty…. we do have a grooming studio and hydrobath onsite for those who would like a wash and groom, so they can go home smelling sweet.
The new cattery building includes a large sunny garden area with plenty of baskets, logs, branches and shelves for the cats to play or simply lounge around on. Cats are boarded in a ‘communal’ arrangement, a large inside room with plenty of sleeping areas, state of the art cat furniture and toys plus an ‘outside’ garden area with trees, logs and sunning areas means your cat has all the comforts of home and more. We are often asked about fighting but this doesn’t occur. The reason being that cats are very territorial and will fervently defend their home range, but because the KARAPIRO PET LODGE is displaced from this and is neutral territory they have no desire to defend it. If you would prefer your cat to be housed in a separate cage, this is no problem, however, the cats seem to enjoy the social side of their stay.