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 bought into to 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 their staying with us and 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