About the Boarding Cattery
We offer full cattery services and we take pride in giving Special Care to each of our furry guests. Your cats comfort and health is our priority.
We are a non–communal cattery meaning all holidaying cats are not housed or exercised together, unless they are from the same family. This reduces the risk of illnesses like cat flu being transferred from one animal to another. Most cats prefer to be on their own and feel safer when they aren't in contact with other cats. Being non-communal also allows us to know if your cat hasn't eaten or is feeling unwell or stressed, giving you piece of mind that your cat is being well looked after while you're away.
We have several areas in our cattery, including large, single levelled cages for our senior generation, to allow them to laze about as they would at home and spacious, multi-level cages for our younger or more energetic cats. All cages include a pet bed or two, litter tray, food & water bowls and toys on request with plenty of room still to move around in.
We have 3 outside grassy runs, 3 covered runs, 2 conservatory areas and 2 inside runs that we rotate our guests into during the day to allow them to stretch their legs and enjoy the sunshine (weather dependent).
For our older generation cats we have a special 'Senior' section located in the centre of the cattery for warmth & comfort. Cats over 10 years of age stay in this section, where they can be monitored closely.
If we notice a problem, our Veterinarians will assess your cat and contact you if treatment or further diagnostics are required.
Our cattery has been running here at the Greenlane Veterinary Centre since 1983. We love our cats and know you love your's too. We take care to treat your pet as our own so they can enjoy their holiday too.
We require your cats to be vaccinated within the last 12 months. All flu vaccination boosters must have been completed 2 weeks prior to entering the cattery. Please remember to bring your vaccination card with you if you are a new client of the Greenlane Veterinary Centre and Cattery or had your vaccination performed elsewhere.
We do not accept unvaccinated cats during peak times. Peak times include Easter weekend, Labour weekends, December 20th - January 10th and occasionally school holidays. Please inform us at the time of booking if you cat has not been vaccinated in the previous 12 months.
During non-peak times, any cats with vaccinations not up to date will be vaccinated on arrival at an additional cost and will be placed into isolation for the following week, also an additional cost. We must place them into isolation to protect the other cats on holiday. We can discuss your cat's vaccination requirements on admission if it is overdue.
On arrival we will ask for contact details while you are away. We are happy to contact you via phone call, text or email. If you are overseas or do not wish to be contacted, please leave us the details of a person who can make decisions in case of any emergency.
Please allow us 5 – 10 minutes for your cat’s admission to our cattery. We have a number of questions we need to ask to ensure your cat is well looked after. We will confirm departure dates, last vaccination date, flea & worm treatments, dietary needs, and medications if required.
We feed high quality dry foods (Hills Science diet, Royal canin or Iams). Kitten, adult or senior formulations depending on the age of your pet are available. If your cat likes wet foods too (tins or satchets), we can supply Iams or Advance in fish, chicken or beef flavours. Should your pet be partial to a food we don’t supply, feel free to bring their foods from home with them. If your pet has been prescribed a specific Prescription Diet by your Veterinarian, please inform us when you phone to make your booking, so we can ensure we have that food on hand.
If your pet is currently on daily medication we are happy to look after these requirements. Whether they are diabetic, have kidney function problems, healing wounds or are recovering from orthopaedic surgeries we are able to take care of them while you are away. Animals with lots of medication or needing close monitoring will be charged additional fees discussed when admitting your cat. Our cattery staff are trained in giving medication and medication charts are kept to record their daily regime. We require you to supply us with any medications your pet may be on at the time of admission.
We keep a close eye on our older generation guests’ monitoring their daily in’s & outs (eating, drinking, urinating & defecating). We provide extra bowls of water and heating pads to keep these older members snug & warm.
Complimentary skin and teeth check
On arrival to our cattery we give your pet a complimentary skin and teeth check before settling them into the cattery. For the benefit of all boarding cats it is our policy to check for fleas and treat your cat if necessary. If we discover your cat requires dental treatment we will call you and advise you of the cost of a dental scale and polish. We can often perform the scale and polish during their stay.