We just love cats!
Whiskers and Paws is a purpose-built boutique cattery in sunny Hawkes Bay.
Our facilities are warm, comfortable and hygienic. The building is built to residential building standards and is positioned for all day sun, fully insulated, double glazed, with HRV system and ceiling heat panels to ensure adequate airflow and warmth during the colder months. The entire facility is safe and secure with CCTV cameras and fire/intruder alarm.
We offer a range of accommodation options to ensure every cat can be comfortable during their stay.
We have 5 luxury suites with webcam access, and 2 semi-communal rooms offering comfortable guest pod accommodation.
We can also offer solutions for kittens, the older cat, and cats with health concerns.
Each suite and the semi-communal room has indoor and outdoor areas, along with climbing frames, toys, and music throughout the day, with sunny shelves to watch the rural aspect with many birds, chooks, and the occasional bunny to add interest.
It is our passion to ensure that your cat's home away from home is peaceful, comfortable and enjoyable.
Inspections are welcome by appointment.
We are a member of the IBPSA-International Boarding & Pet Services Association- the cat resort meets high standards of hygiene, design and exercise areas.
Love is what it's all about!
Whiskers and Paws is run by Carole Malone and Kim Shannon.
Carole has a background in nursing and midwifery, SPCA volunteer work and has been a cat lover all her life.
Kim has a rural/farming/real estate background and has always enjoyed having pets.
Carole & Kim are owned by two cats-Smokey and Bandit (brothers) who arrived at 3 weeks of age when Carole was fostering kittens for the local SPCA. Needless to say they purred their way into our lives and never left!
We live onsite and manage the cat resort and apple orchard. Carole holds a current Pet First Aid Certificate.