John and Lorraine are the owner/operators of Valhalla Kennels & Cattery, where we try to make your pets stay with us an enjoyable experience for them, and a worry free break for you. And heaps of fun for us too…….way better than a ‘real’ job! We took over the business and property in July 2014
Valhalla Kennels & Cattery the country pet retreat, established in 2003 and situated on a 22 acre property in the peaceful Uruti Valley and less than 5 minutes off SHW 3 on Uruti Road, which is about half way between the township of Urenui and Mount messenger.
5 large grassed exercise areas for your pets to play and interact with other dogs. Separate kennels and play area for the smaller types of dogs, although some smaller dogs prefer to be with the medium sizes of breeds. Of course some owners don’t want their pets to mix with others, or its best they don’t, and we will then ‘run those little guys separately’.
We have new purpose built (2016) Insulated and heated little dog kennels, with their own deck and covered area, for those wee little ones to hang out on.
There is also have what we call the ‘old folks home’….soon to be re-named ‘Ye Old Dog Inn’ a completely separate area on the other side of the owner/operators residence which the older type of dog may prefer, away from the main kennels and is quieter more peaceful.
Dogs are exercised a minimum of twice a day and weather permitting three times a day. We supply Purina Pro Plan Sport dog biscuits, as our dry food of choice, but owners can supply the pets own food if preferred. We supply bedding, and most owners bring a favourite blanket etc. Or even a complete bed…….but please no bean bags! (They can make a real mess and go a long way)
Dog grooming: We have an excellent affiliation with K9 Groomers, at Urenui, given notice (at time of booking preferred) we can arrange for your long haired fur ball to become a short haired version, and smelling like roses for when there picked up. And Lorraine just loves any excuse to escape from here and have a break with Lyn at the groomers! Please contact us for further details.
Generally most cats are left out during the day together, in our fully enclosed cattery and all rounded up later in the afternoon and returned into their own cages/sleeping areas.Whiskers dry biscuits during the day, and whiskers wet cat for dinner.
Our opening hours are between 8am-11am and 3:30pm-6:00pm. We ask you to please respect ‘our time’ and sanity, and try to stick to these hours.
We insist on sighting current vaccinations for all pets that are bought into to stay with us, so please don’t forget your pets vaccination booklet for us to see on drop off.
We also as a service to customers also try to get some photographs of your pets while their staying with us and these are usually posted on Face book so you can see what your wee little fur balls are getting up to while you’re away. Go on, take a peek at us on Face Book and see what goes on here! We think you will be impressed, you can even ‘like’ us…..we ‘like’ us anyway….Ha Ha
We look forward to meeting you and your furry family member in the near future;
John & Lorraine