Valhalla Boarding Kennels



Welcome to Valhalla Kennels & Cattery

Where your pets wellbeing is our top priority

VALHALLA Boarding Kennels and Cattery is a family owned and operated dog boarding kennel and cattery based North of Taranaki. Our state of the art facilities provide a safe long or short-term pet boarding facility to customers all over the Taranaki area. We understand that your pets safety and wellbeing is important to you so we welcome for you to pre inspect our facilities before your loved family member stays with us.

Opening hours: 08:00 - 11:00 & 15:30 - 18:00

Dog Accommodation

Valhalla boarding kennels cater for all dog breeds that meet our requirements, from small and cuddly to medium and large active breeds.

  • 5 large grassed exercise areas
  • Separate heated kennels and play area for smaller dogs.
  • Old dog Inn - a completely seperate quieter area which the older dogs prefer.
  • Dog grooming - we can wash your dog and clip nails at additional cost.

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Cat Accommodation

Our cats are left out during the day together in our fully enclosed cattery and all rounded up later in the afternoon for a brush down before dinner and popped back into their sleeping quarters.

  • Multi level scratch posts
  • Warm comfortable sleeping quarters
  • Raised Cubbies

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Amazing setting for dogs and they came back happy and worn out. Very obvious the owners love the dogs and spend a lot of time with them. Highly recommend.

Jimi Webly

Highly recommend Valhalla! Marius and Katrina are amazing people and very knowledgeable! Never have to worry about your pet they have it covered. Great place for your pet to be well taken care of and play with other dogs. Any questions you may have about your pets needs they can help! Amazing people, amazing property! Thank you guys so much.

Crystal Goulet

These are the most incredible kennels in Taranaki. They were so invested in our puppy and obviously had a lot of knowledge. Extremely clean and tidy facilities. Highly recommend.

Steve Smith

I cannot praise Marius and Valhalla Kennels highly enough. Costa our 9 month old Lab got sick while at the kennels (nothing to do with Valhalla, he had eaten a sock before going there) and Marius notices something wrong straight away and got him to the vet. He checked in on him and kept us updated (as we were away). Our boy ended up needing surgery and it could have been way worse if not for Marius noticing and getting Costa to the vet.

Andrew Maycock

Amazing! I picked my dog up looking healthier than when I dropped him off  The owners are wonderfull, highly recommend!!

Narelle Fleming

About Us

Katrina and Marius 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 November 2019.

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 as well as plenty of balls and tuggy ropes to have fun with.  Separate kennels and play area for the smaller types of dogs with the kennels being purpose built, insulated and heated, it also has a deck for the little guys to hang out on.

There is also “The Old Dog Inn”, a completely separate area on the other side of the  residence which the older dog may prefer, away from the main kennels which is quieter and more peaceful.

Dog grooming: We can wash your dog and clip nails at additional cost.

Generally most cats are left out during the day together in our fully enclosed cattery and all rounded up later in the afternoon for a brush down before dinner and popped back into their sleeping quarters.

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 brought into stay with us, so please don’t forget your pets vaccination booklet for us to see on drop off.
As a service to customers, we also try to get some photographs of your pets while they are staying with us, these are usually posted on Facebook so you can see what your wee little fur babies are getting up to while you’re away.

Take a peek at us on Facebook.

We look forward to meet you and your furry family member in the near future.

Katrina and Marius

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